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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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The center of the Empyrean universe. Third Stone is dark in color but light on the taste buds. Smooth and sweet with just a hint of roasted flavor that goes down like a dream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pours a clear brown with a thin, beige head. Aroma is big on roasted nuts, sweet granola, chocolate, a touch of roast, earth and burnt sugar. Flavor is roasted nuts, chocolate, roast, a hint of smoky char, caramel covered granola, earthy hops, hay, flan and earthy, herbal hops. Palate is light to medium bodied, creamy, but a little stick on entry and off dry on the finish, with a moderate, possibly a little over-sharp carbonation. Very nice brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2827) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 12 oz. bottle. Pours a short lived, ivory head, over a hazy, very light brown (SRM 17) body....nose is very light coffee, cocoa.....taste is light cocoa, bit of coffee, finishing with a light toffee/caramel bitterness....mouth feel light, carbonation makes a fizzy sensation. This beer meets its style, but is pretty much undistinguished, and uninteresting. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6. Upon a further tasting at brew club 11/19/11 this comes in with a much higher rating, because the cocoa became chocolate and hazelnut tones became obvious. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Pours a dark chocolate brown. Smells strongly of chocolate with a hint of caramel. Really thick taste of chocolate. This is a hearty beer that would go good with a delicious steak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
csaso (1550) - Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Tap - small foamy head, dark amber color, maly flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light earthiness, light coffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light coffee and a hint of vanilla with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (10007) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Brown pour, tannish head. Very malty aroma with a good scent of coffee. Flavor is really weird. Coffee mixed with plastic and nail polish. Smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
[Tap] Part of a sampler at Lazlo’s in Omaha. Pours a clear chestnut brown color. Sweet caramel and light toasted bread aroma. Some hazelnut and mild coffee grounds in the finish. Thin in body and rather one dimensional. Easy to drink, but I was looking for more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1507) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pours a cloudy dark brown. Slight roasted malt aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malt, caramel and molasses. A decent brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4253) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Pretty good caramel aroma and flavor, wasn’t expecting it to be this good, a very good brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Thanks to a77cj7 for sending me this bottle. The beer pours a medium brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is great. I get a lot of chocolate and coffee as well as some toffee, caramel and nuttyness. The flavor is not quite as good as the smell, but it is still very nice. I get chocolate, hazelbut, toffee and caramel. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice English-style brown ale.

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