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Stone Of Destiny - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Olde Burnside Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011

A fitting name for this Imperial Black and Tan! The actual "Stone of Destiny" is a simple slab of sandstone used as the coronation stone of the Scottish monarchs since time immemorial. The stone, shrouded in legend and mystery, is now safely ensconced within the walls of Edinburgh Castle. Aged in whiskey barrels, "Stone of Destiny" is big and bold with hints of vanilla and a slight alcohol burn.
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Stone Of Destiny from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
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