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Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Whisky - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewmasters Stone's Mitch Steele, Green Flash's Chuck Silva and Pizza Port Carlsbad's Jeff Bagby created this intensely malty brew named after an 18 mile stretch of asphalt uniting their three breweries.

Unfiltered and aged 16 months, 20% Highland Malt Whiskey Barrels, 40% Islay Malt Whiskey Barrels, 40% Lowland Grain Whiskey Barrels. Producing a complex beer with a harmony of rich flavors. Bitter oaky tones, sweet vanilla and maple flavors and earthy smokiness.

There are two different bottlings of this release. Batch #1 (Chuck/Jeff/Mitch Blend) and batch #2 (Wagner Blend). The Wagner Blend is higher in Highland Malt Whiskey and much lower in Lowland Whiskey.

Batch 01: Green Flash/Pizza Port Carlsbad/Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale aged in Scotch Whisky Barrels: “Chuck/Jeff/Mitch” Blend (Released: 02.10.13) - 12.5% ABV

Batch 02: Green Flash/Pizza Port Carlsbad/Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale aged in Scotch Whisky Barrels: “Wagner” Blend (Released: 02.10.13) - 12.2% ABV

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-17-2012)
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arizcards

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a 500ml bottle from the Stone Company Store at Liberty Station back in late July for $18.00. The beer has been kept cold since the purchase at the Store

Beer poured brown and flat.

Nose is great, lots of vanilla and peat.

Taste is vanilla, peat smoke, some caramel. Very sweet to the edge of being cloying.

Mouthfeel is disappointing, the carbonation is non-existing and overall this does not come across like a beer.

Don't get me wrong as i am a huge fan of Stone but overall this was very disappointing for the price tag. There are some redeeming qualities with the great nose and how well the abv is hidden but that will not overcome a lifeless mouthfeel and the fact it is a tad too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 00:44:02 | More by arizcards
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-19-2014 05:56:29 | More by zestar
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter. Chuck/Jeff/Mitch blend

(A)- Pours a cloudy caramel brown color. Some off-white froth.

(S)- Slight briny saltiness (peat) from the barrel. Sweet yet slightly meaty with caramel and oak.

(T)- Love the peated scotch barrel on this. Slightly sweet yet lighter than expected with a meaty (jerky) middle.

(M)- A great balance for me. The peated aspect of this really turns this into something special. One of the few peated scotch barreled beers that pulled this off without making it overly salty or jerky-like (its there but in subtle nuances).

(O)- Well balanced and one of the better peated scotch barrel treatments I have had to date

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle into snifter. Chuck/Jeff/Mitch blend, bottled January 2013.

A: Pours a clear woody dark brown with a couple fingers of fizzy dark tan head. Head quickly faded into a faint collar that left minimal spotty lace down the glass.
S: Sweet notes of caramel, raisins, whisky, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, wood, and sherry come through on the nose. I get a hint of peat but apple as well.
T: Follows the nose with strange flavors of peat, whisky, woody barrel, caramel, and slight apple, but I also get hints of vanilla, scotch, bread crust, smoke, and stone fruits. The finish is sweet and full of whisky flavors, but there is no booziness to the brew at all. The sweetness carries over to the aftertaste, which leaves a peat/whisky/sugary/butterscotch taste in my mouth.
M: Medium body, lighter than I expected, with fizzy carbonation made up of tiny, tight, bubbles that tingle on my palate. The mouthfeel is sweet and smooth yet finishes rather dry and slightly gritty. No trace of alcohol at all.
O: At first I wasn’t really digging this, but after a while it started to grow on me. It has a very unique taste that I can’t quite put my finger on, but I’d say it’s an improvement on the original.

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3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired this bottle from a friend. Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: brownish red color; almost like a dark brown ale; head was not impressive, it built up while pouring aggressively but dissipated quickly to nothing.

Smell: tons of vanilla, some apricot; it's a little dank; the scotch is noticeable but just a little weak; smells like a wild sour ale yet it doesn't taste infected

Taste: pretty sweet throughout the entire taste; picking up some vanilla and plenty of booze; the scotch barrels is quite presentable - some carmel notes, heat, and at the finish sweet oak. A tad bit tart near the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: a little bit of heat at the finish, this beer is quite boozy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slick.

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Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Whisky from Stone Brewing Co.
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