Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stone-Green Flash-Pizza Port Carlsbad Highway 78 Scotch Ale

My buddy Stoner picked me up a few bottles of the Stone/Green Flash/Pizza Port Carlsbad collaboration Highway 78 Scotch Ale. The beer pours a dark amber color with a foamy off-white colored head. The aroma consists of lots of caramel, toasted malts, and pine hops. The taste is smooth and sweet with a big caramel helping before a toasted malts flavor kicks in. A drying finish comes out to play with pine hops, balancing the sweetness in the beer. The alcohol consists of 8.8% ABV. The caramel sweetness of this beer is most excellent and is balanced nicely with the pine hops, making an enjoyable drinking experience.

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