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Stone Of Destiny - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011)
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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.4%

12-09-2011 19:06:30 | More by Donsmitty
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Brunobstyle

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.4%

06-06-2012 20:07:01 | More by Brunobstyle
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Beeraphernalia

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If this beer had a XXX, I'd XXXX it. It's really that delicious. They only put it out on special occasions. Haven't seen it in years. I just remember it being the bomb-diggity. If you see it in the packy, I suggest you snag some.

Packy (package store) is CT lingo for a liquor store. Funny, when we go out of state and ask directions for a package store we're always directed to the local post office.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 04:55:12 | More by Beeraphernalia
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Mess

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-26-2011 03:19:09 | More by Mess
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.4%

06-04-2013 17:38:36 | More by hefferee
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Citracyde

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-23-2011 02:13:26 | More by Citracyde
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mikul93

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-27-2011 04:19:14 | More by mikul93
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Durge

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black & Tan? Really? I don;t see that from my meager experiences with Guinness and Bass. This stuff is far supperior I'm happy to report, a whole nother category. A solid dark brown color with a fair light tan head with streaky modest lacing. The aroma brings out big time caramel chocolate, vanilla toffee and sweet prune over nutty peat. Wow - Home Run for the nostrils. The flavor is another heavy hitter bringing out deep dark fruits with a maple-vanilla sweetness and a caramel touch. I get some root beer and fermented licorice. This is a chewy beer in flavor but the body is more of a medium light deal with a bit of a syrupy touch that is nicely cut by an active carbonation. Just a delightful dark brew full of sweet and earthy goodies that will put a smile on your face. Awesome brew!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 03:18:04 | More by Durge
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newenglandontap

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-31-2011 05:18:10 | More by newenglandontap
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LtCracker20

Connecticut

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a deep brown body with reddish and mahogany hues. Thin 1-finger khaki head sits fow a few seconds, but when it falls, it falls to a nice solid cap. A touch of sticky lace left behind.

S- A liqour aroma at first, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and a little milk chocolate. All seems in balance. Very nice, albeit a little muted.

T- Wow. This is damn good. Vanilla, bourbon, a slight brandy-ness to it as well. Nice milk chocolate flavor, too. Just like the aroma, the taste is wonderfully balanced.

MF- Moderate body, but is it every a silky texture. Carbonation level is perfect here.

O- A very fine beer. The bourbon flavor and aroma is there, but in no way overpowering. You'd never know that this is a 12% beer. Another fine job by the guys in Hartford!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 21:31:07 | More by LtCracker20
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Robtobfest

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from a 16.9 oz blue swingtop bottle into a chalice. Imperial black and tan aged in whiskey barrels.
A-This fine barrel aged Imperial black and Tan pours a silimar color to Chimay Blue with a 1 inch bone white head. Leaves some moderate lacing as I sip.

S- Smell is the best part of this great brew from Olde Burnside! Chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and whiskey play so well together in this. The whiskey is there but does not dominate at all. It just adds a subtle something that takes this beers nose from great to exceptional! I'd be happy just smelling this and not drinking it! Ok, maybe went to far there, bu tthe nose is really really good on this.

T- Taste is ore choclate and oaky vanilla goodness, backed up by a whiskey side car at the end, just great. If did not know this was 12% ABV I'd guess 8-9%, really goes down too easy.

M- the weakest part of this brew. It's a bit thin for a 12% whiskey aged deal. That being said it is not bad ,in fact its good just not the best part of the deal.

O- Overall i am very impressed with this new offering from the boys up in East Hartford CT! I hope they keep making this as i believe it is supposed to be a one-off. Anyway, I highley recommend contacting a CT trader to get your hands on one of these.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 01:52:04 | More by Robtobfest
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billybrew21

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-09-2013 05:21:25 | More by billybrew21
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-05-2012 01:13:30 | More by raythealeman
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-03-2013 01:00:12 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-14-2012 02:24:07 | More by Gregwa
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FutureOBrew

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-02-2013 00:52:52 | More by FutureOBrew
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-04-2012 14:19:56 | More by GrindFatherBob
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz swingtop bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with an inch of tan frothy head. Lots ofof lacing. Aroma is boozey with some vanilla, coffee, oak, whiskey and earthiness. A lot going on here. Taste is vanilla and some whiskey and oak up front. Some of the chocolate and earthy flavors towards the end. Vanilla oakiness throughout. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. Almost like its a boozey vanilla and coffee milkshake. Very sweet, but the booze balances it out somewhat. The little card that came with this beer says it is an Imperial Black and Tan, and I am on board with that. At 11.99 plus 1.50 deposit this is a pretty pricey beer. However, the higher abv and the solid taste make it more justifiable. Overall, I wouldn't buy it all the time, but once or so a year would be perfect. Solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 05:46:57 | More by PicoPapa
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter at room temperature.
The beer pours a dark cocoa brown with creamy beige head of 1 cm that remains as a surface layer throughout the sampling. Aroma is rich with bourbon and vanilla, brown sugar and some dry oak notes.
First sip reveals an average to thick body with mild rolling carbonation. Smooth silky texture.
Flavor is as the nose advertised with bourbon and brown sugar mixing with a bit of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Where is the booze? 12% is very well hidden. I also dont really get any hop characteristics.
This is a very drinkable 12% brew that features malt through and through with good complexity.
THe cobalt blue bottle is a cool presentation but the cost is a little high, still worth it in my opinion, I just wouldnt make this my nightly beverage.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 04:56:02 | More by sulldaddy
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz swingtop bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip. This was one of my contributions to the CdC tasting table. Style tick #101.

A: Clear russet body with a solid cap of tan froth. Good retention and lacing. Attractive.

S: Nice. Vanilla, butterscotch, coconut, whiskey, plums, and general barrel-aged goodness. Excellent.

T: Sweet; coconut, whiskey, oak, dark fruit, and some bitterness on the finish. Hints of marshmallow, and some booze. Tasty.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. A little weak, but not bad at all.

O: Very barrel-forward and extremely tasty - by far the best Burnside beer I've had. I'm not sure I'd by another at the hefty price tag ($12 + $1.50 deposit), but I'm definitely glad I gave it a shot.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 00:00:05 | More by woosterbill
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-03-2013 16:07:28 | More by Kmlund
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-01-2013 15:36:44 | More by Davepoolesque
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-16-2013 02:12:51 | More by tobelerone
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-15-2011 23:34:23 | More by HopStoopid120
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Stone Of Destiny from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.