bob12399 (4) - USA - AUG 15, 2001 does not count
this beer to me has all the things i like about the style and none of the things that ushualy turn me away from them 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. 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. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a rustic burnt amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated immediately. Sly lacing sliding right on into the beer.
The aroma has a decent blend of malty biscuity/bready/toastiness. Sly piney hop bill, somewhat bitter, but mostly only to balance.
The flavor has a rich malty caramel to toffee bill. Biscuity/breadiness again. Hops set in, once again, only to balance. Moderate balance between malts and hops in the aftertaste and flows nicely into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. Easy going on my tongue.
Overall, pretty good amber ale that I could have again. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2001
Nice, hoppy, beautiful-to-look-at pale ale; not terribly distinctive in the flavor department, but goes down well.
Ratman197 (14838) - 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. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2005
New name of the beer Rock art stock ale...
Aroma:light hops light caramel like the other engliosh pale ale...
Appearance:amber good head...
Flavor:Good hops and caramel flavor...
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2005
22oz bomber: Pours copper/amber with a thin white head. Smells of yogurt, malt. Taste is tangy with elements of yogurt, cherries, some mild hoppy notes and a peppery finish. I don’t know what the hell this is trying to be so it must be a Rock Art brew. 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.