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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Rick Blankemeier & Robert Chandler’s Sprocketbier Black Rye Kolsch Style. We’ve been brewing together for the better part of three years. Rick is an amazing homebrewer and always has at least one spare recipe hidden somewhere in that magnificent head of his. Robbie, on the other hand, is the Igor to Rich’s Dr. Frankenstein (but with less hunchback and more beard). Armed with only a four-letter acronym (KISS) and a mission to make a beer that was balanced and complex but still sessionable, Rick jotted down a recipe on a sticky note that would impress even the most seasoned brewmaster. Out of 19 amazing beers brewed by 19 teams of the best brewers at Stone Brewing Co., Steve Wagner (Co-founder & President), Greg Koch (Co-founder & CEO), and Mitch Steele (Brewmaster) chose this one after a blind tasting of the top nine beers. As we write this, we are honored and humbled by the decision to select our beer for the very first Stone Brewing Co. Spotlight Series release. Our original goal was to pay tribute to the SNL Sprockets skit by creating a beer that even Dieter would think "is dark and easy to drink," and we’re pretty sure we succeeded (Dieter’s not around to ask). We love this beer and can’t wait to share it with beer geeks and Stone fans around the country. Before you delve into this Impressively Dark and Amazingly Balanced beer, let us propose a toast to the ones we have lost, and to those of us who will never let their memories be forgotten…… Cheers, Prost, Salud and Good Memories to all!

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fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ RBESG 14 Grand Tasting at Moncada Brewery, Unit 1 Middle Row, Kensal Town, Greater London, England W10 5AT.

[ As Stone Spröcket Bier ].
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate hoppy, grass, grain - herbs. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, grass, dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140809]

yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty. Dry and light caramelish. Dry and bitter finish.

Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2016
Draft. A black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, over ripe fruit, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, bread, rye, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry roasted finish.

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy caramel hoppy finish.

Travlr (26127) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft. Black color, tan head. Aroma is very roasty. Taste is bitter coffee grounds, light body. OK.

cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Keg at spitfire... Dark brown.. Thin tan head... Soft sweet dark roast.. Light cola nose... Too cold.. Too prikly fizzy..... Dark roast... Dark malts... Dark chocolate.. Light berries.. Soft roast... Light bitter roast

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
9th August 2014
RBESG pt 18. Moncada. Grand tasting. Hazy dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and airy, light fine carbonation. Smooth mild dark malts, whisper of roast. Little spice. A fairly one dimensional and muted affair from Stone. Not much else going on.

Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
CBC2016. Dunkel orange braunes Bier mit geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach roten Früchten, dunkles Malz. Geschmack süß malzig, rote Früchte, Karamell.

Leighton (22326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours clear, deep brown with a creamy tan head. Decent beer, some dry chocolate, moderate roasted malts, dirt. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with well toasted bread, light chocolate, earthy bitterness. OK.

Theydon_Bois (20636) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG ’14, Grander Tasting @ Moncada, 09/08/14. Dark mahogany brown with a moderately appointed light tan covering. Nose is spice, raisens, light cocoa, rye bread. Taste comprises earthy vibes, brown bread, toffee, light spice, hint of fruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok offering.

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