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|Southern Tier Warlock
This is an 8.5% Imperial Stout brewed with pumpkins. Aroma is
straight up banana nut bread. Any pumpkin aroma seems to be
masked by the hand handed spices. It has a dark chocolate taste
with cinnamon and spice in the background. The flavors do not
blend well and a noticeable alcohol heat at the finish.
Overall Rating: Below Average
This is a blend 7.4% New England IPA from one of the best
breweries in NJ. It lives up to it's maker's reputation. It opens with
smells of dank hops with loads of tropical fruit: pineapple, mango,
and guava. Taste brings a A tropical medley of mango, orange,
papaya, grapefruit, peach, pear, apricot, and pine with hints of
honey and bread, Well balanced and most drinkable.
Overall Rating: Very Good +
This is a 7.7% ABV American IPA. The nose
brings bright notes of pineapple, grapefruit,
orange, and resin. Taste brings more of the
same with a light musty bitterness balanced
by a semi-sweet honey bread background.
Unfiltered but not quite the NEIPA you'd
hope for from a great brewery like Stone.
Nonetheless it's well worth trying.
Overall Rating: Good