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Third Stone Brown - Empyrean Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

140 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle in a Guinness pub-style glass.

A- Murky brown color with a 1/2 finger light tan colored head, fast fade. Reddish highlights. Some web lacing
Not pretty but I like the look.

S- Sweet and a touch of warm alcohol at first. Them some malts and caramel. It smells "brown" if ya follow.
There are some lingering dark fruits.

T- The dark fruits come in form of cherry, grape, etc. Dark malt on the end, like dark breads.

M- Mild, smooth, and flavorful. All that and not weighty. Clean dry finish.

O- Good drinker and a flavorful, smooth brown.

NiceTaps, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jzlyo, Oct 08, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -8.9%

thelargeone, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

holder1422, Sep 28, 2014
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RDA_99, Sep 24, 2014
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renae1979, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drank a couple of these with a buddy during a homebrew session, bottle mentioned best by August (hopefully 2014), so there might be some fresher bottles out there. Poured (into a pint glass) a deep, rich mahogany with a 1/2 finger of off-white (maybe leaning towards tan) head. Dissipated rapidly. The appearance was the best part of this brew. Had to work hard to get a nose on this one, but some bready notes and a hint of apple/pear(?) came through eventually. The taste was smooth, not overpowering... it was a bit tart on the front end, just a bit of alcohol (funny for a 5.3%). Mild malt character and pretty balanced bitterness (for a low IBU). Par for the course for a brown ale (at least from my experience). Pretty nice mouthfeel on this, with some fair-to-middlin' carbonation keeping things interesting considering the medium body. As mentioned off the bat, definitely towards the end of the shelf life, but promising... would like to try a fresher bottle down the road to re-evaluate the aroma and taste. I won't turn one down at the next homebrew club meeting.

Mikus, Aug 02, 2014
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Third Stone Brown from Empyrean Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.