Fracking Blackstrap
5 Stones Artisan Brewery

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5 Stones Artisan Brewery
Texas, United States
American Imperial Stout
3.65 | pDev: 16.16%
Mar 30, 2020
Feb 17, 2015
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Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Mar 30, 2020
Rated: 3.33 by Valkyrie23 from Texas

Jan 11, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
another creative and beautifully executed brew from these guys, this one a big stout with molasses, cocoa nibs, and vanilla. the molasses really does flavor the beer a lot, they must have dosed it pretty heavy to get it to come through all the dark grain in here, which is mighty robust in its own right. i get deep roasted coffee, bitterness from the roast and also seemingly from the cocoa, with the vanilla and the molasses sweetening it up a bit, but it never gets too desserty or diabetic, and is a lot more drinkable than it sounds on paper like it should be. the flavor of the molasses in here is great, it adds a rich and interesting layer right in the middle of the malt complex, and they fermented the sugar down to a plenty tolerable level, a smart recipe and nicely executed. i think this would be really nice in a whiskey barrel, that oak and char would take this to another level. i was impressed with just about all the beers in here, they all offer something distinctive and even memorable. this is a really tasty and unique stout, way better than its ratings here.
Mar 12, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Feb 12, 2018
Rated: 3.28 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Dec 04, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Lagerquestrian from Texas

Oct 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by rspauldi from Texas

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by Fargrow from Michigan

Mar 07, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Feb 09, 2016
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Rated by LittleDog from Texas

2.58/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
No gushing here. Reasonable carbonation. Smell is a bit chemical but tastes fine. Not too sweet. Bitter like black coffee.
Dec 24, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by ExaltedNecrosis from Texas

Nov 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle marked #2, 2015 at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and molasses, fades away before glass is half emptied
Head small (< two cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to irregular two to nine mm frothy ring and partial layer
Lacing good – torn curtains of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor very heavy on the molasses, some roasted malt, some malt bitterness; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75
Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 3.38 by FalconCount from Texas

Nov 09, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Matt141 from Texas

Oct 18, 2015
Rated: 3.15 by BDeibs from Colorado

Aug 03, 2015
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Reviewed by GRG1313 from California

3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Did NOT gush. No carbonation issue whatsoever. Now, for the rest of the negative comments, I fear most are well founded. However, there are several sides to every story.

Looks decent with great color and a small fast fading head. I think that the nose is really good and the strong point of the beer. Lots of cocoa, deep chocolate, rich bold roasted grain, coffee and post. Nice nose; actually, a really nice nose.

Flavor profile is pretty basic bitter, almost sour pine hopped and not real appealing. Not a particularly good drink with an off bitter finish that unfortunately leaves you with a negative impression.
Aug 03, 2015
Rated: 2.55 by Fabiand from Texas

Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by jdimento from Texas

Jul 03, 2015
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Gusher! Way over carbonated, took 20 mins to pour. When it did, pours a dark brown color with LOTS of khaki colored head. No signs of infection. Alkaline smell, some roasted malt and cocoa too; follows onto the palate. Finishes with an alkaline metallic taste.
May 10, 2015
Fracking Blackstrap from 5 Stones Artisan Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 32 ratings