Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Whisky - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by arizcards:
3.43/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
12-15-2013 00:44:02 | More by arizcards
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3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours a virtually still dark amber color with little to no khaki colored head that recedes to leave some spotty lacing.
Aromas are all peat, scotch and booze initially. As it warms I get some darker fruits and toffee from the base beer and some estery lighter fruitiness. But make no mistake the peat and scotch barrel aging are the big contributors here.
The flavors follow the nose with a ton of peated maltiness and boozy scotch oaky flavors. The dark fruits and toffee and even a pear fruitiness are in the background but only pop out occationally over the charred oak and smokey peat flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied due to the lackluster carbonation, which isn't a big factor and makes sense for this style. Finish is quite oaky and drying.
Overall this is a huge difference than the base beer and really only for fans of heavily barrel-forward beers or fans of peated scotch whiskey. The beer flavors are almost non-existent in this treatment.
04-01-2013 14:03:54 | More by claspada
Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Whisky from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.