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Third Stone Brown - Empyrean Brewing Company

Third Stone BrownThird Stone Brown

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BA SCORE
82
good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%


Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A myth shattering ale that proves all dark beers don't have to be filling. Sweetly smooth with nutty hints of roasted caramel flavor. Brewed with American, Canadian and English grown barley and American hops.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 07-29-2002)
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Reviews by Adamthome1:
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Adamthome1

Nebraska

3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have reviewed this beer in the past. Being from Nebraska I like to support the local brewery. Is it just me or has this beer changed for the worse? Maybe I just had a bad batch but it seems that while all other micro beers have been raising their prices in the last year or so I can still get Empyrean beers for the same price of $5.99 at Super Saver in Omaha. So my conclusion from the price standpoint is that they have substituted inferior ingredients to keep the price the same as opposed to raising the price outright and not sacrifice taste. I've noticed the Vanilla Porter tastes a bit off too but not as much as the Third Stone Brown.

The key things that feel different to me are the taste and aftertaste where the aftertaste is the most noticeable difference and is not very appealing.

Maybe it's just me, still an allright beer that I will support.

Serving type: can

11-25-2008 22:47:21 | More by Adamthome1
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Third Stone Brown is a very solid Brown Ale. I am a big Brown Ale fan so I may think more highly than others.

Smell- The smell is actually not that great. It's does not great you well. Smells kind of dirty in a way with roasted malt.

Taste- The taste is much different from the smell. This beer has a great roasted caramel and toffee taste. This beer also went down very smooth and could probably put away a six pack of these. Loved it.

I recommend this beer to anyone that enjoys dark beer.

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Third Stone Brown from Empyrean Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.