15th Anniversary - Highland Scotch Whisky Barrel Aged | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HopHead84 on 08-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
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5
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6
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I had this beer on tap at Local Habit during a recent trip to San Diego. This beer was one of the highlights of a beer-centric vacation! Dark black color, toasted vanilla aroma with hints of brown liquor. Smooth vanilla and butterscotch flavors with a hint of hop bitterness.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours thickly black onto the glass, with a dark brown head which quickly dissipates.

Smell – Aroma is fantastic. Roasted malts with a slight hint of chocolate, alongside the whisky notes.

Taste – Immediate roasted, cocoa like taste, but with moderate hop-profile which . The hop-bitterness compliments the smoothness of the caramel malts. Like the original 15th, but is followed and enhanced by the subtle, but smokier notes of the whisky aged barrel. Alcohol warmth is evident, but it works well with the combination of complex and rich flavors.

Mouthfeel – Very soft, for such a thick and flavorful ale. Almost silky-smooth, with a appreciable amount of carbonation. Very warming and inviting.

Overall – An incredibly smooth and complex union between your already superb 15th Anniversary Black Ale, with the light but exquisite additions that a fine highland scotch can provide. Would very much like to have again.

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15th Anniversary - Highland Scotch Whisky Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing
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