Bear Republic / Fat Head's / Stone TBA - Stone Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 594 | Reviews: 209 | Display Reviews Only:
2.98/5 rDev -21%
Served in a tasting glass at the Bear Republic brewery. From notes. Reviewed 28 April 2012.
A: Clear amber beer; good head retention.
S: Smoky chipotle, slightly metallic. Interesting.
T: Smoky metal and awkward hops. I don't think it works very well. Chipotle and lemon? Roasted endtaste.
M: Meh, the warm it gets, the flatter it goes. Not very good.
O: Not recommended. It's an awkward mishmash of flavors.
09-15-2013 06:33:41 | More by AgentMunky
3.55/5 rDev -5.8%
cloudy brown, more rusty-brown... super creamy head.
lots of hop smell, but something else distinct in the aroma. would it be the brown sugar/molasses?
twangy kind of bitterness at the beginning. more sipping produces a funky odor in my nose....
interesting little note on the bottle. DRINK FRESH DO NOT AGE. hmmm, upon searching the bottle, THERE IS NO DATE ON THE BOTTLE, how can I know if i'm getting it fresh? how can I know i'm getting good product? it's a COLLABORATION brew so that means it's only brewed ONCE, right? so I scroll down the BA page and see reviews from AUGUST 2012 ? ? ? ? crap. I got a bad brew. that explains the funkiness. not UNdrinkable, but definitely enough funk to cause me to research it. I believe I got this at Baycrest Liquor in Costa Mesa...
oh well.... that's my review.
i'm sorry. I AM throwing it down the drain. the 4.5 on appearance is still well-deserved, though. beautiful pour...
08-25-2013 20:03:39 | More by pkalix
3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
12oz brown bottle purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA.
Pours a cloudy brown hue, burnished to reddish hues some places at the edges. Head is frothy and pleasant: quite fine and slick and pale beige in colour. It forms pleasing rings of lace as it goes down as well. Body is fluid, but it has some heft to it. Looks pretty good overall.
Nose is also good. Pleasant brown malt characters giving it a richness and some sweetness, while the spices lend undertones of fennel and caraway, which work well with the malt. There's a faint resiny hop character, that also veers into aniseed, like the fennel. Overall, it's also pretty good.
Taste is smooth and solid, while perhaps losing a bit of it's structure and its uniqueness. Here, all the characters have been sanded down to remove all the rough edges: it's very coherent and integrated. However, the edges, the spices and the uniqueness were what made the nose interesting, so while it's solid stuff, it's also a little bit more pedestrian here on the palate.
Feel is smooth, but with a weakness on the back.
Overall, this is decent enough, but it promised more than it could deliver. There were plenty of pleasant things about it, and it integrated them all well into a genuinely solid package. But it didn't go beyond that, and I feel as though it really could have.
08-17-2013 06:29:13 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.11/5 rDev +9%
Notes from 7/2012
A - Pours murky brown with almost two fingers of dense, creamy looking tan head. Head has nice retention and leaves great lacing.
S - If I didn't already know from reading the label, this is definitely brewed with molasses, and it comes through in the nose. Also brown sugar and some citrus hop aromas. Smells good.
T - Hops come through even more in the taste, and offer a nice bitter balance to the sweeter malts. I think hoppy brown ales are more enjoyable than black ales and this one works very well.
M - Medium mouthfeel, with creamy carbonation and a dry bitter finish.
Between this and More Brown Than Black, I would love to see Stone do a year-round hoppy brown ale. Vary tasty.
08-16-2013 02:05:11 | More by warnerry
3.36/5 rDev -10.9%
Murky reddish brown in color. Big head of foam on the pour. The nose is intensely hoppy. Just a hint of the brown sugar and molasses in the aroma. Great head retention. The flavor is mainly about the hops and the brown sugar and molasses almost gives it a bit of a spicey flavoring. A bit of a moderate mouthfeel. The hops definitely prickle the tongue in the aftertaste.
07-20-2013 17:41:25 | More by Franziskaner
Bear Republic / Fat Head's / Stone TBA from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.