gregwilsonstl (2466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Beautiful brown. Smells of nuts. Sweet and malty. A tad too sweet for me. Very tasty. Thanks Ryan Arp. freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle pours ruby brown with floaties and khaki head. Aroma is smooth slight sweetness with roasted barley and a little tobacco. The taste is frothy and malty, very malty, moderately roasted with a little fruit in the finish. The carbonation is light as is the body for a darker brown, to fit their "easy drinking brown ale" concept. For a standard American brown it?s enjoyable. adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle picked up at Beertopia Omaha, opened in Exira, Iowa. Hazy, dark brown appearance with an off white head. Roasty, nutty, a bit charred aroma with light notes of fruit and wood. Burnt, roasty caramel malty, a touch smoky, lightly fruity flavor with a smooth finish and relatively little in the aftertaste. Easy enough to drink. Wakerider44 (14) - Richmond Heights, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2012
Very smooth. Brings a nice balance but leaves something to be desired with the flavor and complexity.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iSomething seymour (2001) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2012
Thanks, Ryan, for the rare Nebraska beers! Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Cool design: I like these short and stout pry-top bottles, mysterious naming and graphic design, cool box, too. The bottles are unfiltered and unpasteurized, making them as close to brew-pub "real ale" as possible. The little things do make a difference. Poured a mostly translucent reddish-brown color with some yeast haze, off-white head and some nice Belgian lace. Irresistable perfumey aromas of brown malt, fresh-baked bread, roasted barley, some Munich melanoidins, chocolate, coffee, tart fruitiness, earthy English-style hops, even a slight cidery sourness. Flavor matched the aromas. I prefer a little more unmalted barley or oatmeal for body and head-retention, but this beer’s emphasis on light-bodied, non-filling refreshment perfectly matched the brewer’s description. Despite the layers of bready complexity (similar to their Darkside Vanilla Porter), Third Stone had a thin, almost watery mouthfeel with a faint, long-lasting, fruity aftertaste which left me wanting a few more. DELICIOUS! I think this beer is being woefully underrated by most people.
BritAlesRule (216) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours a nice deep opaque brown. Decent head, no retention. Dark chocolate malt and cocoa and a bit of espresso nose, though I did find the aroma a bit muted. Taste amplifies these notes over a medium-heavy mouthfeel despite the brewer’s testament to be the opposite. Has a clean creamy quality to it. I like my browns to be medium bodied and to distance themselves from Stouts. My first selection by this brewery, and not bad. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pours dark brown..Chocolate coffee aroma...taste is nutty caramel smooth lasting finish..good stuff BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown/amber pour with a khaki colored head. Nose is slightly sweet and dusty. Medium palate. Taste is mild chocolate, a hint of fruit, sweet caramel, and some earthiness. Not too bad. chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Straight out of the bottle: Decent brown ale, nothing too earth shattering in any category. Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft. Clear amber color, thick off white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of cardboard and caramel. Taste is chocolate, caramel and cardboard.