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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Collaboration Stein beer from Tomme Arthur and Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing.

It’s not too often the brewing process requires us to make beer in a mind over matter sort of way. Hot Rocks Lager presented us an opportunity to work with Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Co. on a collaborative project. Working with our brewers to bring her recipe to fruition, she decided to "Rock It" old school.

You see, not too long ago, brewers produced beers by pulling glowing orange rocks from raging fires. The sizzling rocks were heated until they glowed like hot magma and were then dropped into the wort causing it to boil. Smoke, steam and volcanic rolling boils became the hallmarks of what German brewers call "Stein Beer". Hot Rocks Lager was brewed this way and transported us back in time. The production of this beer made for a memorable experience. As collaborations go, this one ruled. Because as everyone knows, playing with fire is cool.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Port Brewing Company--Hot Rocks Lager--Tonya Cornett Bend Brewing Company Guest Brew--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle--6.50% ABV--25 IBU’s? (4.4 / 5.0) Steinbock--Rich lacy espresso head. Clear dark bronze color hazes brownish with loose sediment. Toasted fig plum black cheery hop front. Roasted mild sweet toffee dark fruit chocolate espresso black bread hint malty body. Mild hop cloying malt rich satisfying smooth end. Sampled 7/29/2009. $5.99 Each.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2011
A little rye in the aroma. Dark brown and very very cloudy. This has a home-brew Englishness to the beer. Quite tasty stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
There’s a common taste in most of Port Brewing beers. I want to say it’s a combination of nutty and creamy. Subtle, but reoccurring. This one had a bit more kick than I expected. The color threw me off for sure. Vanilla Nutty cream with a zingy aftertaste. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Dark brown with good, creamy, tan head / Soft nose of sour malt and cocoa / Light to medium body, somewhat chewy, malty with mild hop balance, and good finish / Flavors of cocoa, brown sugar, toast, and lemon / Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1160) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Incredibly nice twist on this style, and highly recommended. At heart, it’s a solid dunkel. Whatever malt, etc., notes you’re expecting, they’re there. But there is a degree of heat here. Almost jalapeno like. That can be hard to do -- sometimes it’s either imperceptible; other times it overwhelms the beer. Here, it’s totally in balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1409) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2010
Sampled at WBF in Raleigh. Brownish-orange pour. Barely detectable aroma but some fruityness and some caramel malt sweetness manages to make its way through. Amazing mixture of hoppiness and sweetness. I’m not a lager fan, in general, so this was a big surprise for me. Lager fans will most likely not care for this one but I found it to be incredible.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3756) - - APR 8, 2011
22oz bottle. as a geologist...i’m already a bit partial to this beer. cloudy deep bloody red/brown under a large head. nose is really special....toasted malts, burnt brown sugar, soft over-ripe red fruits and some hornblende for good measure. flavor has toasted malt, calcic plagioclase and plenty of dusty dark biotite...but is it really black granite or a basalt? who cares...i was really just anticipating a great dunkel for a long time and found one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2009
bottle. Hazy, thick very opaque dark brown color, thin light tan head that clears quickly to a thin layer. Thick, chewy, semi sweet malty nose- notes of caramel, toffee, toasted dark bread. Flavor shows loads of depth- mild, light floral hop bitterness and some faint hop flavors. Tons of malt- heavy on the bittersweet dark fruit, molasses, pumpernickel and dark bread, and some grainy yeast notes, and some faint hints of liquid smoke. Suprisingly full flavored with loads of depth. Palate is full and smooth, lightly carbonated, with a light finish. Overall a superb brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
16 ounce sample on tap at the Davis Graduate. Interesting, unique aroma with lots of fruity, berry-like esters present. Plenty of caramel maltiness also comes through. A touch of buttery, diacetyl is also there along with some metallic notes. Nicely aromatic, and the diacetyl works well. Mostly opaque dark amber body with a medium off-tan head and decent lacing present. Lots of sweet, caramel malt flavors up front. Smooth, drinkable middle with some chocolate notes. FInishes spicy, herbal, metallic, and hoppy. Very good. I’m impressed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Black with a small head. Aroma is rich and bready with lots of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is mildly bitter and only a little sweet. Silky mouthfeel. This is a simple but rich beer, and I love it!


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