Rock Art Stock Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This is an English style ale. Amber in color, a caramel sweet body balanced with a generous portion of East Kent Goldings hops for a floral finish. Pale, carapils, crystal and black malts are used exclusively with East Kent Golding hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
on tap at reservoir, waterbury. clear very light brown, red tint, with a decent off-white head, some retention. caramel malts, cereals - no depth here. light herbal notes. average to soft carbonation, light to medium body, very short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Thanks to DrDavid for this one! He picked it up for me at the brewery. 22oz brown glass pry-top. Sticker on bottom says "Sep 08." Appearance: Amber brown with cascading puddy-colored bubbles and 2 fingers of off-white head. Recedes quickly leaving spotty lacing. Nose: Sweet malt and a little mustiness. Some muted biscuity notes, almost like dry scones, and a high note of a dried dark fruit. Palate: Medium-bodied and so-weet. Slick mouthfeel and little carbonation. Flavors of lightly toasted wood, biscuit, malted grains, dry earth, and some "fruity" characters from the yeast presumably. The hops are very subtle and in a supporting role only (the way it often is with this style), mainly there to give the beer some edges. Notes: A solid American interpretation of an English Stock Ale. Not too fruity, not too light in the body, not too sweet, carbonation just right, edges defined without being sharp or flabby. A well made, sessionable and table-worthy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Malty caramel aroma, slightly sweet. Hazy amber body, small off-white head. Flavor is wonderful for the style. Lots of malt, touch of sweetness, caramel, and loads of nuts. Nuttiness continues through the finish. Smooth and very sessionable. Terrific.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of fruittiness, carmel, earthiness and light graininess. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness with a smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
22 oz bottle. Deep amber/red beer. Aroma is very fruity with cherry notes and a bit of dark chocolate. Light diacetyl/butterscotch character. Flavour is fairly fruity with a soft malty sweetness. A fairly straightforward amber. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bomber - Poured a dark amber in color with a very little whitish head that faded very quickly... low carbonation. Aroma is pretty non-descript... not much malt and no hops. Flavor is just as non-descript... a little sour with some fizziness... just not much there. Pretty disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Gross. Sorry, but gross. I’m thinking that the BW is the only decent thing this brewery makes. Grassy, musty, sour, bitter, nasty without a trace of sweet malt and a slick oily palate to boot. Couldn’t finish it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Clear caramel amber pour with a thin white head. Sweet aroma of alcohol and spices. Decent flavor of caramel, alcohol and spices. The body has a light to medium thickness with a dry mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
The Lure:
Grassy, herbal hoppiness playing within the caramel-coated apples. Dirty yeast attempts to sabotage the subtle interplay at work.

The Festivities:
A hint of tartness rises from the rampaging dirty yeast. Not infected, but intrinsically fishy, malt sweetness is muddled to a blur, and not much else from the dusty yeast can be tasted. Another very disappointing product from Rock Art.

Too tired to clean up behind the couch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaktikMTL (6919) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée au Cabot Annex Store à Waterbury Center, VT. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de cerises. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Présence d’un mince col pétillant avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture mince. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #379)

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