Rock Bridge Brewing Co. Reviews




unclemike
3.8
Rock Bridge Option #2
on tap Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong hazelnut, milk chocolate, roast. Slick body, similar flavors to nose, nice sweetness, very nice.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

nimbleprop
3.5
Rock Bridge Option #2
16oz can pours a muddy, dark brown/black with some some cloudy, grey/brown head. Nose is interesting, heavy chocolate, more chocolate bar then cocoa powder, coffee is more sweetened mocha than espresso, caramel, molasses and hints of vanilla. Flavor is sweet with molasses and chocolate soda, light coffee, cracker, some vanilla. Full bodied and a touch peppery on the finish.
Friday, March 24, 2017

phaleslu
4.1
Rock Bridge Option #2
16 oz. can from Craft Beer Cellar-Clayton. Pours an opaque deep coffee brown with a small tan head that settles into a ring and leaves some ropes and spots of lace in the glass. Chocolaty and milky, with a light toasted coconut note, mellow roast, fudge, really subtle coffee, giving it a little mocha thing, and a light earthy hop. Chocolate malt balls. Whoppers, right? Medium-bodied, with a smooth, balanced mouthfeel. Doesnít show much coffee but I probably need a fresher one. Still, this is really impressive.
Friday, February 24, 2017

coachd
4
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk
Great spicy and sweet aroma with a good dose of Falconerís Flight. Light orange color with a large ivory colored head. The taste is heavy rye with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Spicy and hoppy at the same time. Good dense palate. This is really good.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

jackl
3.5
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk
Keg @ GTMW í16. Gold pour with a small head. Nice rye character on the nose. Expressive, spicy grain with some hints of lemon and general bucolic floral notes. Flavor is crisp. Some spicy rye and bread. Orange slices and a bit of caramel. Medium body, soft carb. Very solid number.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

jackl
3.6
Rock Bridge Blood Spree Berliner Weisse
Keg @ GTMW í16. Pinkish pour with a small head. Nose is fruity. Citrus and a bit of wheaty funk. Flavor has light stone fruit. Cherry and a bit of grapefruit. Pissy wheat. Mild funk. Mineral. Light body, soft carb.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

bigeastie
5
Rock Bridge Option #2
Delicious hazelnut nose with a wonderful blend of vanilla and hazelnut coffee to create an almost creamy chocolatey taste! Not too sweet. Over ask awesome beer.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Finhead
3.3
Rock Bridge Saison
Hazy, copper pour with an off-white head. The aroma has light bread and mild hops. It has a medium body with slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a mildly dry finish.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

deyholla
3.3
Rock Bridge Blood Spree Berliner Weisse
Sampled from the tap at GTMW 2016. Pours a clear peachy orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some earthy blood orange, a bit of yogurt and a lot of earthy wheat. Flavor starts with earthy wheat and slightly tart blood orange with some yogurt underlying.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

koleminer20
3.5
Rock Bridge Option #2
16 oz can. The pour is a lighter black color with a thicker khakincolored head and a good bit ignore lace as it falls down. The aroma is really milky right up front. There is a good chocolate and a hint of coffee. This is almost like chocolate milk actually. A light sweetness just keeps everything grounded. The flavor is much of the same. There is a little more coffee going on which I like. The chocolate and milky sweetness remain, but are nicely balanced. Itís still really sweet and one-dimensional. The mouth feel is surprisingly light with a solid coffee flavor and a light milk chocolate that lingers on for a while. Itís good, but it just needs a little more viscosity and coffee on the finish. Not terrible.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Travlr
4.2
Rock Bridge Option #2
Can courtesy of Santa Strykzone, thank you sir! Opaque clear dark maroon brown color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Nice aroma of earthy cocoa powder and espresso grounds. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, malted milk balls dipped in espresso. Delicious.
Friday, December 23, 2016

willisread
4.4
Rock Bridge Option #2
Can shared. Pours a deep brown to black with a peanut butter colored head. Tons of peanut butter, chocolate, Reeseís peanut butter cups. Creamy peanut butter, Nutella, milk chocolate and fudge abound. Well-balanced finish with a lingering peanut butter dryness and chocolate sweetness. The surprise of the night for sure.
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Strykzone
4
Rock Bridge Option #2
Pint can. Quite dark with some amber hues. A tan head that is nicely fluffy and leaves heavy lacing. The aroma is creamy and earthy and seems to lack roastiness. It is tasted, though, and is big. Creamy milk notes, dark fruit, bright citrus, vanilla, and chocolate (both milk and bakers). Bread, too. This is quite flavorful and has a bit of an attitude to it. Quite good.
Monday, December 19, 2016

beastiefan2k
4.1
Rock Bridge Option #2
16oz can. Black beer, tan head. Aroma isnít super strong or coffee, which is good for a strong impy stout with coffee. A lightly fumy thick unsweet brownie aroma. Flavor is slick lightly coffee brownie as well. Sweet but not sugary and ligtly earthy bean dryness. Low acidity. A real full, classic but with a coffee twist impy stout, not too big, not too small but just goldilocks.
Monday, December 5, 2016

crossovert
3.7
Rock Bridge Option #2
473ml can. Thanks Carl M. This one smells great cold, like a mocha. The flavor is tabasco when it is cold, no joke. But let it warm up and breathe a bit and it is chocoaltey and coffee forward, a nice beer.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bif
3.7
Rock Bridge Option #2
On tap at Shamrocks. Pours a black color with a nominal head. Aroma of coffee and milk chocolate. Taste of milk chocolate, coffee and a trace of caramel. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Fairly full body, smooth and creamy. Bit sweet but still enjoyable.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Terminus
3.8
Rock Bridge Option #2
Tap at cuginos Pours pitch black with a small lacking head and sparse lacing. Nose is big char milk chocolate roast and lite anise. A bit on the sweet side yet still palatable. Big viscous body lite bitterness. Solid brew!
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Clareeses
3.4
Rock Bridge Option #2
Cold brew aroma, dark brown with lacy head. Mildly carbonated with strong coffee and cacao flavor. Classic smooth milk stout, but if youíre not a big fan of coffee you probably wonít enjoy this as much.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

gregwilsonstl
4.1
Rock Bridge Option #2
Delicious. Milky. Chocolate milk. Very sweet. I need to try this next to a 4 hands chocolate milk stout. Tasted on deliverance trip.
Thursday, October 6, 2016

thegreenrooster
3.4
Rock Bridge Option #2
Pour is a almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is a slight roasted malt and a slight coffee. Flavor is sweet with some nutty caramel with some cinnamon. Kind of a odd flavor for a milk stout. The flavor is not bad just not what I was expecting. No real strong roasted malt, this is more of a sweet stout. The alcohol is hidden well and there is some silky smooth chocolate malt left on the tongue. I agree with vyvvy this is the better offering from this brewer.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

vyvvy
3.7
Rock Bridge Option #2
The beer pours dark brown with an off white head. The aroma had cream, milk, smooth roast, dark caramel coffee and heavy sweetness. It has a medium body with is kinda light for an imperial stout with mild carbonation. The taste has earthy hops, spice and light char. The finish is richer like the aroma. Pretty good. Easily best Iíve had from rock bridge.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

coachd
3.9
Rock Bridge Option #2
Smells strongly of raisin, plum and other dark fruit. More like a Belgian than a stout, but there is some light roast coffee in the background. Dull black color with no head. Tastes like milk chocolate with a tinge of coffee bitterness and booze. Very good, albeit a little sweet. I would classify this as a sweet stout, not an imperial, maybe the ABV qualifies it as such. Smooth palate with low carbonation. Well done by Rock Bridge, I would like to try more of their beers soon.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

djd07
3.8
Rock Bridge Option #2
Can thanks to Russell. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong hazelnut, milk chocolate, roast. Slick body, similar flavors to nose, nice sweetness, very nice.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

jahshuwuh
3.3
Rock Bridge Option #2
Fairly dark, half finger dark khaki head. Smells of chocolate brownie, peanut butter, dark chocolate bar, chocolate grain or cereal, small bit of grape, stale coffee beans. Taste is sweet chocolate with some roasted hop bitter, vanilla, roasted coffee, a plastic like bitter in the finish. The off tastes in the finish aren't great but there's plenty of different chocolate tones, but coffee is subdued. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

bu11zeye
3.3
Rock Bridge Farmerís Daughter Peppered Rye Saison
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, rye, pepper, florals, and earthiness. Flavor of pepper, citrus, pine, and rye with a moderately dry finish.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

rxeight
4.2
Rock Bridge Option #2
Pour from a 16 or so oz can while waiting for ODB at perennial last Saturday. Black pour. Aroma and taste of roast, fudge, slight vanilla. Creamy body. This was fantastic, probably my favorite of the day at a very good bottle share.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

kambei70
3.1
Rock Bridge Option #2
Dark black with a tan head. The first smell was chocolate cake with a little peanut butter. The chocolate cake follows in the taste breaking down into bakers chocolate, vanilla and confectioners sugar. A hint of cherry cordial. Ends with a slightly metallic and bakelite bitterness. A soft, medium-full mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

edgallow
3.8
Rock Bridge The Mother
Sampler pours black with a brown head. Aroma of toffee, coffee, cocoa and some grains. Taste is coffee and chocolate.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

kambei70
2.7
Rock Bridge Tailgate Smoked Brown
Pour is a brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice smoke at first followed by some leather tannis. Flavor is smoke to start then comes an ok breadyness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, May 16, 2016

RobertDale
3.5
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk
Sample at Parkville MIcrobrew Fest 2016. Comes a hazy golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and pine. Taste is citrus, pine, malt, and grain. Pretty darn good.
Friday, May 6, 2016

jandd1983
3.3
Rock Bridge Option #2
Sampled at the SCCCT event at Friendship Brewery. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, some coffee, spices, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. The taste was similar to the aroma with more roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and cinnamon. Tasty.
Saturday, March 12, 2016

RobertDale
3.9
Rock Bridge Option #2
On tap at the Bier Station, KC. Comes black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, spice, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon. Vey good.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Suttree
3.4
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk
From a can. Cloudy orange, nice white head. Smells like rye toast, with some green, grassy notes.Nicely dry, with woody, toasty flavors. Resin, piney bitterness. Clean finish.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

rumproasts
3.3
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk
Can. Golden orange with one finger head. Caramel base with medium rye and citrus hops. Average, perhaps a bit above.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

freeofthoughts
3.5
Rock Bridge Option #2
Tap, nice black brown ish brew lightly reddish in light, with khaki suds. The aroma is huge coffee with a sweet hazelnut toffee sweet thing. The flavor is also big tho the body isnít too heavy. Lots of roasty coffee flavors as the base with sweet vanilla hazelnut toffee caramel swirled throughout the beer. At times itís too much flavoring sometimes itís alright. Overall enjoyable but I couldnít drink a lot of it. Would be interesting to try a barrel aged version tho, it could easily hold itís own.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

edwardbass
3.1
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk
16 oz can. Murky and coppery-orange with a smallish head. Aroma is kind of earthy, and of rye. Rye is obvious from the get-go, but itís not overwhelming, providing taste, but almost no rye spiciness. Orange, citrus hops with a decent sweetness to balance. Palate is a little bit watery. One of the more unique rye beers Iíve tried in that the rye taste is there with almost none of the spice. Itís good.
Saturday, June 13, 2015

seymour
3
Rock Bridge Tailgate Smoked Brown
Tasted on draft at 2015 St. Louis Microfest in a willi becher glass. It poured an opaque dark brown colour, no head. Strong dark malt flavours, much too burnt and smoky for me, with diacetyl and an odd tartness underneath. Medium body and carbonation. Not terrible but not good. Itís rare that I meet a brown ale I donít like.
Monday, May 11, 2015

edgallow
3.7
Rock Bridge Option #2
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malts and grains. Taste is chocolate, coffee, toffee and malts.
Monday, April 20, 2015

edgallow
3.6
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk
Draft sampler pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and malts. Taste is malts, citrus and caramel.
Monday, April 20, 2015

edgallow
3.5
Rock Bridge Obligatory Pumpkin Ale
Draft sampler pours Amber with a tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, malts and spice. Taste is spice, pumpkin and grain.
Monday, April 20, 2015

hayduke
3.7
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk
Thanks to Doran the was sent to me in trade. This poured from the 16 oz can a hazy golden orange color with a beige head and excellent lacing. Attractive. Nose is rye, tropical fruit and citrus and floral hops. Medium in body with a resinous mouth feel. Flavor is rich with the rye and tropical fruit in good balance and the finish is big on the tropical fruit and nicely bitter. Really nice.
Thursday, January 29, 2015

supershea
1.7
Rock Bridge Saison
This was disappointing. I was excited to have a regional brewery with a Saison. This just wasnít impressive at all. The pour is okay, very little head. The taste is flat with hints of citrus, but not palate popping citrus from other Saisons I have had. The finish us sour and lingers.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

wedgie9
3.6
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk
Tasted on 12/12/14 from a 16oz can, thanks to Shea. Pours hazy burnt auburn with an average beige head that slowly recedes to fairly thick, sticky lace. The nose is a cool blend of spicy, cereal rye with a lightly fruity, earthy green hops aroma. The flavor is nicely balanced with even more fruity hops, nice spice and earthiness balancing. The body is medium with average, smooth carbonation, and a long fruity, bitter, and spicy finish.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

EtTuCthulhu
2.7
Rock Bridge Tailgate Smoked Brown
The beer pours a clear reddish brown color with a large off-white head, and the aroma blends smoked, roasted, and caramel malts. The taste, though, is not great due to mild sourness and touch of umami, and the aftertaste is reminiscent of smouldering ashes and campfires. After youíve swallowed, it feels as if you want to move out of the wind of a wood fire. The palate fueses a slick texture, medium-light body, and a soft carbonation.
Monday, December 1, 2014

madvike
3.6
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse
On tap at GTMW 2014 - Pours pale yellow with a thin white ring of head. Nose is sweet wheat, light mineral, and a touch of white grape. Pretty dry. Taste is dry, with mineral, pale dry wheat malt, and a little white grape. Fluffy body, well-carbonated.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

EtTuCthulhu
2.3
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse
This beer pours a very clear yellow with a small white ring. The aroma blends wheat and strong yeast, and the dominating yeast continues through in the flavor, which is mildly sour and only slightly acidic. The aftertaste is also very yeasty and tastes more like an American wheat than a Berliner Weiss. The palate fuses a medium body, average carbonation, and a slick texture. Iím not impressed whatsoever.
Monday, November 24, 2014

Dfonorow
3
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Light yellow with a small white head. Notes of wheat grain, slight citrus, slight sour, and light fruits. Finish is a bit metallic.
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bartzilla
3.3
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk
Pretty good ipa. Doesnít taste like a 7%. Hits clean, but after a few minutes you get a bit of malt. Not a problem. My slacking on drinking shouldnít matter in the review of a beer. This is a super solid and good ipa. Just not the best after you faded out and woke back up and started drinking again.
Friday, November 7, 2014

madvike
3.8
Rock Bridge Margarita Spree Berliner Weisse
On tap at GTMW 2014 - Pours pale yellow with a filmy white head. Nose is honey, tart wheat, and lime. Taste is gentle tart wheat and lime, with honey and mineral. Thin and well-carbonated.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

vyvvy
3.4
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse
Sampled at Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival 2014 - Pours pale light yellow and is very clear with a small white head. The aroma has passion fruit, mild tartness and crisp wheat. It has a light crisp body with a minor amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with light sourness, light grain and some aspirin. The finish is very short. Decent.
Sunday, November 2, 2014