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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown with tan foamy head. It has a nice dry roasty caramel taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1188) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Old rating. Cool beer. Light brown color. Sweet, smoky, with almost chocolate and coffee tones. Mild bitterness and medium bodied. Good balance and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Pours deep brown with red tint. Quickly disappearing head. Slight smokey sweet taste. As well as Carmel notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (434) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle, also taster at LA/PB. Aroma is smoky plus dark malts. Obviously not your average lager. Taste could fairly be described as stout x lager -- you get the choco and coffee notes up front with a clean finish. If "stout lager" sounds good to you, drink this. Sorry to be so basic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (948) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
DWF; Bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark brown with moderate lasting, bobble, frothy, lacing tan head. Nose is heavy malt, bread, moderate chocolate and coffee, light grass and citrus. Taste is moderate sweet, spicy and light bitter with a moderate finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Enticing malt aromas. Lots roasted malts, but not bitter or overly roasted, with caramel and chocolate undertones. Great body and mouthfeel. A fantastic Dunkel. Coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7383) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bomber from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. Dark cola pour that looks a bit dense, and a nice frothy head. Good looking beer. Aroma is a bit of raisin and tea. Fuller palate, slight bitterness. This is pretty darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Thanks to rejtable for this. Pours a dark reddish brown with a small white top. Aroma is slight caramel and earthy hops. Taste is a very well balanced lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1547) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
This was nice. Pours clear brown with no head or lacing. Nose is caramel with some breakfast tea. Flavours are caramel, syrup, bitter tea. Medium bitterness and light/medium sweet. Full body with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2862) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours darker amber in color with a slightly tanned head. Bit of roasted notes and nuttyness in aroma, some sweeter notes of toffee and biscuit too is there. Actually one could get some notes of campfire as well, that would probably be the steinbier contribution here. Notes of openfire breadyness, sweet toffee and dark fruits in taste. More towards the bitter side in the end with some notes of dark chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlane76 (57) - Albany, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into glass...Pours dark and golden, but dirty, with a beige, dirty head. The aroma is malty but pleasant. The flavor is coffee-like, with hints of nuttiness & chocolate, bitter, but not too bitter. Overall, it was a nice beer that I could drink daily

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