Daily Archives: September 17, 2011

Stone Brewing Company – Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA (American Black Ale)

  • 10.80% ABV
  • Well it is REALLY strong, ABV strong. The last Stone I had was a close call, I almost didnt like it but it turned out to be awesome. This one… I dont think there is much chance that I am going to start liking. It is just sooooo strong tasting. Of the chart Imperial strong. Damn it, this makes me sad. Until now Stone has had a perfect record of awesome beers and now the run comes to an end. It is thick and muted tasting, seriously missing that bitter crispness that most Stones have. So sad…
  • – Dont buy again.

Stone Brewing Company – Cherry Chocolate Stout (Milk Stout)

  • 7.30% ABV
  • Number 1 (and this important), do not drink this beer if it is cold. Serious, I tried the first sip and almost started crying. Have I finally tried a bad Stone, is everything I know to be true about the universe wrong? Nope! It just is a very subtle and in my mind a temperature sensitive beer. I think it is the chocolate that needs to be at the right temp for enjoyment, there is a delicious battle going on between the chocolate and the “milk” part. It takes a while to separate them, a task I am more than willing to complete… Oh ya! The cherry, it isnt all up in your face like a Lambic but you cant miss it. It is subtle just like everything else here.
  • + Buy again