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Stone / Green Flash / Pizza Port  Highway 78 Scotch AleStone / Green Flash / Pizza Port  Highway 78 Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Green Flash Brewing and Pizza Port Brewing

Added by HopHead84 on 02-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It pours very nicely with an amazing ruby reddish brown color to it. Amazing smell for a scotch ale that isn't hopped up. I get all the typical smells of bready chocolate toffee and caramel malts but they are very rich smelling and I also get a noticeable sweetness and almost a soy sauce in the smell. I also get some of the alcohol on the smell and some subtle spicy earthy hops. The taste is just like the smell pretty much with amazing rich malt tastes but with an actual sweetness that compromises the whole body of the beer.

You get a slight spicy earthy hop on the back end which pops up there at the last minute after the attack of rich malty sweetness. Definitely not too sweet at all but it almost has a chocolate malt or milkshake taste to it as well. Not to say it stout like though in taste. You do get a little bit of that soy sauce taste that you get in the smell. I'm sure this is from all the malts and thick body coming together. It tastes awesome though and definitely isn't a bad taste at all. Best Scotch Ale I've ever had..too bad it's only a limited release.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was fantastic. I can't say anything about the appearance because I enjoyed it in the dark (in a cinema).
The smell was sweet and of prunes (as I find many scotch ales to be).
It was a thick, sweet, deliciously malty beer with a wee bit of hops to add some balance, but certainly not enough to take away from the sweetness. And I thought that was a great idea. Let all the maltiness and the sweetness come through. I'm a big fan of that. It was a wonderful brew.

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4.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Deep amber to amber brown.

Smell: Lightly roasted chocolate maltiness with a hint of toffee.

Taste: Whoppers! Malted milk and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Nice steady carbonation keeps the flavor and aromas lively.

Drinkability: I feel this is one of my favorite Scotch Ales I've tried. Excellent job on this colaboration.

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4.54/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 2/2011 notes. Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a ruby orange amber. Thin head and some lacing. Caramel malt and light fruit aroma, nice. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, bready malts, some dark and light fruit, a hint of chocolate. This tastes as if it has already aged for a year or two, very mellow and well integrated. Medium bodied, almost creamy. A very nice, mellow scotch ale.

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4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finger width head that lingered with a lovely mahogany color and a delightful buttery aroma.
The smell is very strong but not at all unpleasant.
The taste does have some of the same butter twinge as I picked up in the smell, with a slight burnt flavor at the end.

The mouthfeel, as a personal preference of mine is perfect. Not too watery but with a real fluidity to it that can be lost in darker Ales.

Enjoyed this beer greatly.

(also, this is my first review for the site, so I hope I'm doing this right.)

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