RobertDale (4333) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, nuts, and a bit of hops. Pretty good.
gregwilsonstl (1428) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful brown. Smells of nuts. Sweet and malty. A tad too sweet for me. Very tasty. Thanks Ryan Arp.
freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours ruby brown with floaties and khaki head. Aroma is smooth slight sweetness with roasted barley and a little tobacco. The taste is frothy and malty, very malty, moderately roasted with a little fruit in the finish. The carbonation is light as is the body for a darker brown, to fit their "easy drinking brown ale" concept. For a standard American brown it?s enjoyable.
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at Beertopia Omaha, opened in Exira, Iowa. Hazy, dark brown appearance with an off white head. Roasty, nutty, a bit charred aroma with light notes of fruit and wood. Burnt, roasty caramel malty, a touch smoky, lightly fruity flavor with a smooth finish and relatively little in the aftertaste. Easy enough to drink.
Wakerider44 (14) - Richmond Heights, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very smooth. Brings a nice balance but leaves something to be desired with the flavor and complexity.
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seymour (1682) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Ryan, for the rare Nebraska beers! Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Cool design: I like these short and stout pry-top bottles, mysterious naming and graphic design, cool box, too. The bottles are unfiltered and unpasteurized, making them as close to brew-pub "real ale" as possible. The little things do make a difference. Poured a mostly translucent reddish-brown color with some yeast haze, off-white head and some nice Belgian lace. Irresistable perfumey aromas of brown malt, fresh-baked bread, roasted barley, some Munich melanoidins, chocolate, coffee, tart fruitiness, earthy English-style hops, even a slight cidery sourness. Flavor matched the aromas. I prefer a little more unmalted barley or oatmeal for body and head-retention, but this beer’s emphasis on light-bodied, non-filling refreshment perfectly matched the brewer’s description. Despite the layers of bready complexity (similar to their Darkside Vanilla Porter), Third Stone had a thin, almost watery mouthfeel with a faint, long-lasting, fruity aftertaste which left me wanting a few more. DELICIOUS! I think this beer is being woefully underrated by most people.
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice deep opaque brown. Decent head, no retention. Dark chocolate malt and cocoa and a bit of espresso nose, though I did find the aroma a bit muted. Taste amplifies these notes over a medium-heavy mouthfeel despite the brewer’s testament to be the opposite. Has a clean creamy quality to it. I like my browns to be medium bodied and to distance themselves from Stouts. My first selection by this brewery, and not bad.
boozedude (2207) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown..Chocolate coffee aroma...taste is nutty caramel smooth lasting finish..good stuff
BVery (8049) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown/amber pour with a khaki colored head. Nose is slightly sweet and dusty. Medium palate. Taste is mild chocolate, a hint of fruit, sweet caramel, and some earthiness. Not too bad.
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straight out of the bottle: Decent brown ale, nothing too earth shattering in any category.