Bottleworks’ 13th Anniversary Beer (Stone Brewing Co)
American Strong/Imperial Stout?
Wow. This is a weird beer. Let me first introduce you to the ingredients, which include 13 grains and 13 hops.
Pale 2-R • White Wheat • Aromatic • Weyermann Chocolate Rye • Light Munich • Brown Crisp • Oats • Crisp Light Crystal • Caramunich • Baird’s Chocolate • Lightly Peated • Simpsons Dark Crystal • Crisp Amber
Bravo • Target • Columbus • Cascade • Delta • Warrior • Magnum • Apollo • Calypso • Perle • Galena • Chinook • Mt. Hood
Yeah, what a clusterfuck. Anyways, this craft beer bar/store decided to have Stone brew their 13th Anniversary beer. This is what they came up with. At 11%, this is a beer that doesn’t fuck around.
It smells like a hop forward imperial stout to me. Lots of roasty, chocolate, subtle spicy, fruity, papaya……..I don’t even know. This thing is crazy. I don’t dislike it, but I don’t know if I’d ever get a bottle again if I saw it. I’ll just leave it at that.