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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2005
St. Pats Day 2005, Crescent Moon Ale House (Omaha). On tap. Iím half-heartedly compelled to state that this is not an unejoyable beer. I wouldnít go so far as to say itís tasty, or interesting, or pleasing; but it wasnít bad in any discernable way, and itís not bad in ways that I find impressive. Uninteresting in looks: murky brown in the glass, a dusting of head retained, not much action in the lacing/racing categories. Smells vaguely sweet and lemony (very vaguely), somewhat yeasty, maybe. There might have been some roastiness and nutiness, but I could have been projecting that based on the looks. It seemed musty (cobwebs, dust), but not in a dominant way; it was like an attic that had just been cleaned, but not very well. It was most certainly sweet, and sweet in a nice controlled way. The finish rounded off into a graham-cracker sweetness that was admirable. Body was medium, but it felt lighter without some dominant flavor or collection of flavors floating on top of it, which made it seem lighter and more watery than it was or looked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Color: dark, chestnutty brown, with a short, dunnish head. Aroma: chock-full-o-nuts, with lesser tones of cocoa and pepper behind. Rich, creamy, and airy. Body is full, but texture lacks. Hops are largely MIA. A drinkable drink, but itís missing much in the way of character, and reminds me too much of a Newcastle. Toward the end, I felt better about this brew. The nuttiness remained on the palate and ably stood itís ground, but overall flavor should have stood out more. It merely laid about, had no spark or tingle. Too mild for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Poured much darker brown than I expected with thin white head...malty nutty nose with something twangy in it...tasted malty and metallic....lost me on the flavor...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Brown with small off white head. Smelled of toasted malts. Chocolate and vanilla flavor blend proved to be pretty nice. Tasted much better upon warming a bit. Malt flavors changed with temperature also to be more nutty than chocolatey. Very enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Brown color with hint of orange through the light. smaller, but stable bone colored head. Very dry aromas of hearty grain bread. Moderate body with a lightly acidic finish. Lightly sweetened nuts and a more simple sweetness in the middle. Toasted malt fin the finish and linger. A light flavored brown that is quite straight forward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6070) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2004
This is the single micro draft they have at my local ... itís brown, to be sure. Relatively thin and headless, this is a predominately sweet beer with a bit of nutty roastiness. Not bad, not great, but still a thousand times better than the other choices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Amber with a white head. Has a roasted caramel smell to it. Tastes of slight chocolate, caramel, as well as some malt and a little vanilla and earthy tastes. Not very bitter and no real pronounced flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Nice brown/amber color.Small light tan head that faded quickly and left little behind.Malty aroma with a bit of caramel and a little roastiness and a bit on the sweet side but not overly done.Nice flavor of burnt caramel and malt with slight sweet flavor up front changeing to a mild bitterness at the end with a mild hop presence.It might not be a great brew but it is definately a brew i could get used to and turn into a nice session brew.Thanks go to Matt_Dinges for sending this brew my way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 28, 2004
My roommate brought some of this home when he went to Nebraska for his job. It is a pretty damn good brown ale. Not as good as Peteís wicked but damn good nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Very solid everyday ale. good chocolate malt flavor in a dark brown ale. A flagship ale for this brewer. Seems to have a wide audience as this one can be found on tap in many bars and restaurants in this ABC-dominated area.

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