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

Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - WhiskyGreen Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Whisky

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BA SCORE
86
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.8%


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 -10.7%
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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Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Whisky from Stone Brewing Co.
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