Concentrated smoked dates and caramel soaked in bourbon. I didn’t realize this was a once-only brew—why? One of the best Stone beers I’ve had. It’s definitely an American style barleywine—hop heavy but I’m happy to have caught this within the window.Earned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 2) badge!
Snap the pic quick, the head dissipates within a minute. Velvety vanilla, with some cinnamon to make it pop, like icing on a creamy malted milk base. Sticky sweet so I’d recommend pairing with pancakes or a dessert—something with bread/cake to soak it up.
Juicy and creamy grapefruit shake with a bit of burny burn on the finish. These batches are definitely getting more consistent and are fun to try. This is a natural breakfast pairing for bacon and eggs—replaces the standard glass of juice. Growing on me.
Bottled 12/2/2015. Side by side with Riesling Fruit Stand. This is quite sour and significantly more vinous. Pretty intense but with less pronounced oak notes. Fruit Stand edges this out for me. Thank you, Shane
Solid citizen. Everything sits right in the middle. A crowd pleaser, a safe bet. Paired with a fantastic burger after a crazy week. Thank you, new friend. Very kind of you to share your bounty.