brewballs (190) - USA - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
5 Stones is yet to put out a brew I totally love. This pecan ale is no exception. Dark molasses hue. Thin head. Espresso flavor. I detected little to no pecan. A bit bitter, performs more like a simple porter. The taste seems all too familiar. It is alright. I do like the inspiration behind the beer. It needs more sweetness and a dedication to a roasted sensibility.
rougeau13 (1975) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, really dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, pecans, vanilla, and toast. Rather plain toasty brown ale-almost cola like-taste that lacks a little in varied character. Medium bodied. Decent, but it’s kind of like drinking semi-flat, not very sweet, cola.
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) clear medium brown, wispy offwhite bubbles. Nose of pecan, cream, brown/cane sugar, herbal, big vanilla, biscotti cookies. Taste of caramel, vanilla, pudding, cream, smooth body, soft, natural carbonation. Very root beer and cola-like.
Beerenberger (1377) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of honey, and toasted malts, with a hnt of nuts and a suggestion dark fruit. A ruby tinted maghogny pour with an off-white ring and no lacing. Rich roasted malts, nuts, vanilla, and honey. Medium body and a slightly fizzy carbonatin. Overall, very well crafted with many compatable flavors in the mix. Nicely done z5 Stones.
Ferris (3050) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark malts, honey and pecan. Jet brown with a thin head. Honey and dark malts with the nuts peeking through. Not cloying sweet and a nice finish. Really good, likely the best honey inspired beer i have had.