5 Stones Artisan Brewery Reviews




kevinator
3.7
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Sleepy Hollow
As expected, another interesting beer. Great pumpkin and spice aroma with flavors to match with just a hint of oak and rum. Slightly sweet but not overly so. Brown sugar color and weighty.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

kevinator
3.5
5 Stones Mr. Nibbles
Interesting beer. Aromas and flavors of spices with nutmeg, fruits and maybe some cinnamon. Nice color and head with an average weight.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

kevinator
3.3
5 Stones Bearyís Porridge
Interesting beer. Mix of unique aromas and flavors of earthy malt, berries, cinnamon and caramelized sugar. Weighty palate. Nice color and head.
Sunday, December 18, 2016

djd07
3.8
5 Stones Toby Gís
On tap at Jester King. Pours a cloudy dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, vanilla, molasses, candy sugar. Medium body, cocoa, roast, vanilla, candy sugar, very good.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

rougeau13
2.8
5 Stones Iíll Be Your Basilberry
Bottle from Specís. Clear red-amber with no head. Light aroma of berries, some sourness, and maybe a hint of basil, if any. Almost flat, not sure if thatís intentional or not, and light-medium bodied and dry. Fruity but not really sweet or sour or anything, more of just a dull dry nondescript fruitiness.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

rougeau13
3.9
5 Stones Rain on the Scarecrow
Bottle. Batch #1. Hazy champagne colored with an off-white head. Aroma of funk, white wine, tart fruit, spices, and berry. Tastes funky and fruity and a little tart with some bitterness. Very dry, medium bodied and a little fizzy. Solid.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

dfinney23
3.4
5 Stones Sultan Of The Roselle Drupe
Hazy orange pour with thin tan head. Aroma is very floral, which I guess shouldnít be surprising. Taste is very fruity but not in a fruit beer way and I actually would not have guessed mango if it didnít say that on the label. Interesting but not my favorite.
Sunday, October 9, 2016

dfinney23
3.7
5 Stones Bearyís Porridge
Itís like drinking raspberry crumble only less crunchy. This is already a ridiculous combination so I canít help wondering how it would be served over ice cream with granola. Or maybe that would just be redundant. Anyway, very tasty. Not too sweet despite the fruit and brown sugar, though still not something Iíd pair with tamales or BBQ.
Monday, September 26, 2016

dfinney23
3.8
5 Stones Mr. Nibbles
Nut brown on steroids. Iím not a big nut eater so to me it was just "really nutty" but they say it includes almonds, pecans, walnuts, filberts and Brazil nuts. Filberts are also known as hazelnuts. Who would call a nut "filbert"? Nutella and Frangelico are made with hazelnuts. I like this beer better than either of those, though probably not just because of the other nuts involved.
Monday, September 26, 2016

dfinney23
3.3
5 Stones Frederick Berg
Ale with peaches, heavy on the ale. The peaches are certainly there but are relatively subtle. Certainly better than tasting like a peach soda, though!
Monday, September 26, 2016

baraciisch
3.7
5 Stones Melo Rainbow
Golden in color... Aroma of grains, cantaloupe... Flavor is cantaloupe, peppercorns, grains, bread, hay... Solid overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, September 24, 2016

djd07
3
5 Stones Heavens To Murgatroid
Bottle at Jester King. Pours a cloudy red with medium frothy off white head. The aroma is yeast, oak, funk. Medium body, wheat, pear, light dry finish, good.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

djd07
2.9
5 Stones Frederick Berg
Bottle at Jester King. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong peach pit, wheat, yeast. Thin body, yeast, light peach, lingering dryness, decent.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

dfinney23
3.5
5 Stones Sock Hop Lemon Drop Cherry On Top
Pours hazy gold with a pale fizzy head. Tart lemon with lighter cherry over a clean grain base. Fortunately no sign of socks!
Thursday, September 22, 2016

UncleKorm
3.5
5 Stones Fracking Blackstrap
Bottle poured a dark brown hue w/ a large creamy lasting tan head. Moderate boozy molasses aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are bold molasses, coffee, licorice, vanilla and brown sugar. Full bodied with some warmth in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, August 1, 2016

JaBier
3.5
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Aloha PiŮa
Bottle at Muckfest VI. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, pineapple and slight pepper. Malty flavor with pineapple and white wine characteristics before a peppery finish.
Monday, July 4, 2016

JaBier
3.6
5 Stones Aloha PiŮa
Bottle at Muckfest VI. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, pineapple and slight pepper. Malty flavor with pineapple juice before a peppery finish.
Monday, July 4, 2016

JaBier
3.5
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Spanish Monk
Bottle at Muckfest VI. Clear amber pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, herbs, funk and tart citrus. Malty flavor with funky brett before a tart finish.
Monday, July 4, 2016

lownote
3.7
5 Stones Bearyís Porridge
Pours brown with a bit if white head that fades fastish to a lace. A bit of a reddish hue along the edge. Blackberry like aroma. Taste is fruity with some earthy flavors. Fruit is the strongest. Pinch of sweetness. Dry, crisp but not insanely. Really nice beer.
Sunday, July 3, 2016

ads135
2.8
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Sleepy Hollow
Kind of mediocre beer. For a smoked, spicy, barrel aged beer, there was a surprising lack of zing from any of the special ingredients. Not much more than a hint of any. Courtesy of mom and dad in 2016.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

kevinator
3.7
5 Stones Back from Bridge City
Nice blend and good to drink it fresh. Aromas and flavors of citrus hops, definite grapefruit with a slight harshness but not unfriendly. Corriander seemed to even it out some. Cloudy light golden color. Full palate and nicely carbonated.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

chinchill
3.9
5 Stones Bearyís Porridge
Large shared (thanks Todd) bottle. This is a really fine yet distinctive fruit beer. Excellent balance. Slightly tart and a bit more sweet. Very good complexity with some woody notes.
Monday, May 2, 2016

chinchill
3.4
5 Stones Mr. Nibbles
Large shared (thanks Todd) bottle (2016?). Nice red-brown body with a very good head. Tart sweet and bitter in about equal measure, overall. Very fruity for style. Body has nice, lively but soft carbonation but is too thin.
Monday, May 2, 2016

baraciisch
3.4
5 Stones Bearyís Porridge
Murky reddish orange brown in color... Aroma of raspberries, oats, spices, hint of acidity on nose... Flavor is a little thin, light raspberries, spices, oats, potpourri... Spicy notes, berries on palate... Average at best ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

bu11zeye
2.8
5 Stones Home for the Holidays
(Bottle, batch 1) Pours a hazy dirty orange body with a small white head. Aroma of stone fruit, horse blanket, cinnamon, and orange. Flavor of orange, pear, berries, light brett, and cinnamon. Low carbonation.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Errl
3.5
5 Stones Iíll Be Your Basilberry
Bottle. Pour is golden with a white head... Nose is berries, fireworks, sweetness...Taste is berries, sweetness, basil, clean..
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

zebra
2
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Aloha PiŮa
500-ml bottle from wholefoodsmarket Lamar. clear yellow color, pretty, harsh, fruity pineapple, malty, chile in background, didnít come together for me.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

dfinney23
3.9
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Sleepy Hollow
I think rum was a great barrel choice for aging this beer. Bourbon would have made it too sweet and probably cover up the subtler smoky/spicy notes. The rum adds a bit of liquor bite and woodiness without competing.
Monday, January 18, 2016

dfinney23
3.6
5 Stones Home for the Holidays
Yet another interesting, tasty concoction from 5 Stones. Pours a hazy pinkish orange with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast and faint cinnamon. Taste is similar with a light sourness, perhaps from the cranberries?
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

dfinney23
3.8
5 Stones Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas indeed! Dark amber with a small tan head. Smells and tastes like Christmas with cinnamon and other spices complimenting caramel malt and maybe even a touch of pine. Or maybe that was just the Christmas tree.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SudsMcDuff
3.4
5 Stones Pompous Monkey
750ml bottle, bought by Scott, i paid him back with certain favours, you know what i mean, money.. . pours a bit hazed yellow .. decent foam .. very spritzy .. . coconut flesh, fruit, sweet hay, and lots of yeast flavours .. . people who are scared of clowns should be locked up. how can you trust a person who is scared of balloon animals and make-up?!? ..you know iím right.
Sunday, December 27, 2015

baraciisch
3.9
5 Stones Pompous Monkey
Hazy orange with reddish tint... Aroma of coconut, pomegranate, wheat... Refreshing sweet, citrusy wheat base finishes with hint of tartness and coconut... Really nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, December 19, 2015

dfinney23
3.4
5 Stones Iíll Be Your Basilberry
Pours hazy orange with a thin white head. Lots of fresh blackberry in the aroma and taste, mildly tart and herbal.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

dfinney23
3.7
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Aloha PiŮa
More woody than I remember the original version being but otherwise pretty similar, including leaving me wishing for more jalapeŮo.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

dfinney23
3.6
5 Stones Pompous Monkey
Very good hefe with subtle fruity (not specifically pomegranate) and toasty (not specifically coconut) notes. Iíd love move coconut but this is still mighty fine.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

dfinney23
3.1
5 Stones Melo Rainbow
Pretty sure this is the first cantaloupe beer Iíve run across. It comes through more in the aroma than the taste. Interesting but not my favorite.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

SudsMcDuff
2.4
5 Stones Melo Rainbow
I run and jump, play and sing .. . gold .. good size head, lacing is ample .. . overly sweet melon, cantaloupe rind, honey, very dirty melon baller, yeast . . very hard to get into, just sweet and messy .. a rare miss from 5 stones .. . . I just want to be old enough to wave my cane at a bus and make it stop for me.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

SudsMcDuff
3.4
5 Stones Frederick Berg
pours a clear pumping gold with quite the rush effervescent .. . digital wrist watch .. melon and peach, yeast .. . good, bubbly, a bit thin .. nice but just a bit lower quality than most other 5 Stones brews .. . . please bring in a greased can of food or a slightly soiled pair of underwear for the homeless with a fetish ..
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

baraciisch
3.6
5 Stones Frederick Berg
Clear golden orange in color... Aroma of peaches, biscuits, grainy malts... Flavor is light and crisp, fresh peach notes, peach pit, light pale malts... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, October 29, 2015

baraciisch
3.5
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Aloha PiŮa
Aroma of pineapples, jalapeño kick on the nose... Flavor is golden malts, pineapples, and roasted jalapeños.... Finishes with some peppery notes on palate... Actually thought it wasn't too bad but can see how some wouldn't like it... very interesting beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, October 18, 2015

AirForceHops
2.9
5 Stones Fracking Blackstrap
750 ml bottle. Label has a pen mark of #2 /2015. Very dark brown, almost black color, thin white head. Aroma is shoe leather, molasses and very deep notes of hops.

Flavor shows a stupid amount of bitterness. Itís like a Black IPA gone wrong. Overly bitter and astringent. Notes of smoke. Bitter coffee. The chocolate is here but a total lack of vanilla beans. What the hell is this? Purchased this at Jester King and carried this home from Texas. This was stored properly in my basement since the purchase, huge disappointment.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

AdamChandler
3.3
5 Stones Fracking Blackstrap
Pitch black, almost no head but a few big bubbles on the edge. Smells smokey with birch syrup, brown sugar and espresso bean. High bitterness. Chocolate, tobacco, very thick, sugary and sweet. almost medicinal in intensity. This is a very intense beer.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

UncleKorm
3.2
5 Stones Camo Pale Stout
750ml bottle poured a murky orange hue w/ huge lasting creamy white head. Boozy green chili and sweet vanilla aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are coffee, vanilla, vodka, cacao and grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, September 24, 2015

baraciisch
3.5
5 Stones Iíll Be Your Basilberry
Bottle from JK... Hazy reddish orange in color... Aroma of light berries, some herbs, earthy hops... Flavor is light berries, grains, hint of hops on finish... Not terribly exciting or flavorable but fairly sessionable... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, September 21, 2015

baraciisch
3.7
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Spanish Monk
Reddish amber pour, hazy with some sediment.... Aroma is grape must, dark vinous notes... Flavor is Belgian malts, red wine grapes... Actually get more dark red wine barrel notes than I do Chardonnay... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, September 19, 2015

baraciisch
4
5 Stones Sleepy Hollow
Dark amber in color... Aroma of smoked malts, pumpkin spices, squash... Flavor is lightly spiced, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet yams, pumpkins, caramel malts.... Really enjoyable, great pumpkin beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, September 18, 2015

Errl
3.7
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Spanish Monk
Bottle..Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is musty, spice, oak, spice..Taste is spice, roast, wine, musty..
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Errl
3.6
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Aloha PiŮa
Bottle..Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is pineapple, spice, some heat, tequila, spice...Taste is pineapple, spice, oak tequila, agave, earth..
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mora2000
3.7
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Aloha PiŮa
Orange-yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is agave, oak, Tequila, pineapple and light jalapeno. Flavor is earthy pepper, juicy roasted pineapple, light oak, Tequila, vanilla, brown sugar and maple. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

DrunkSanta410
2.9
5 Stones Iíll Be Your Basilberry
Bottle at home, purchased at Jester King. Pours a murky reddish brown, a bit of white head with little retention. Aroma is light blackberry, a bit of grain, faint basil and herbs. Light sweetness and faint tartness. Taste is light berry, yeast, a bit of pepper and malt. Not much basil, a bit earthy. A bit bland. I was expecting more flavor or tartness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Kinda a letdown.
Sunday, September 6, 2015