Stone Mason Stout | Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company

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Stone Mason StoutStone Mason Stout

Brewed by:
Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An English-style stout, this beer is brewed with lactose, brown sugar, and seven different malts that give it a full body with hints of chocolate, roasted coffee and espresso.

Added by santoslhalper on 12-11-2004

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 21
Photo of Lucular
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was my favorite beer out of 8 sampled. Nice and roasty with a hint of smoky char and some vanilla, coffee, and oakiness as well. If I had to find a criticism it would be that there wasn't much of a head.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A press junket took me up to their Selinsgrove location where a mixed-six was conferred on each attendee as part of the outing. I know that The Bros. Alstrom like transparency in such matters & I have nothing to hide. I have known brewer Bill Kroft for years & Bill knows that I am equitable in my reviews.

Man, I wish that they would make the leap to CANs! Marzoni's fills what could be a gaping void in south-central PA & the fact that they have begun bottling is a step in the right direction, but there are so many outdoors activities out that way that CANs would be a natural fit.

If it must be a bottle, at least let it be a standard bevel with a crown cap that Pop!s when I open it. I performed a moderate pour, followed by an in-glass swirl, raising a little over a finger of dense, foamy, light-brown head with good retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose had a pleasant roastiness, more towards coffee than dark chocolate, although both were discernible. Mouthfeel was medium, but it seemed to me to be thin for the style. The taste was a 180-degree opposite from the nose in that the dark chocolate flavor was prevalent & underlain by the coffee-like roastiness. Finish was dry, which makes sense since I have only ever heard of Sweet Stouts & Dry Stouts, but nothing in between. This was a Dry American Stout and if such is your bag, I am sure that you will enjoy it.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Darker brown with a thin beige head.

Smell: Malts and coffee.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of coffee and Malts with a little alcohol on the finish.

Overall: Good Stout. I would have it again.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Co.
"Stone Mason Stout"

Pours an expected dark brown/blackish color with an off white head and pretty good display of lace. Aroma is full of roasted malts, with some vanilla and sweet grain for good measure. In the taste, trademark stout flavors of roasted malt, light coffee, vanilla, and a very light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but a little thin, which does make it easily drinkable. Overall, I thought this was a slightly above average stout, that would certainly go great with a sausage and pepperoni pizza.

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Photo of biglite351
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - drank in a dark corner of a restaurant so I couldn't see it perfectly. Quite dark with a short brown head.

S - toasted malts, almost meaty. Some sweet on the mix.

T - rosary rosary malts with chocolate. I would also say oaked, nut that might just be the smoke.

M - medium coating but only a hint of tingle.

D - easily drinkable, both as am all-nighter or with food.

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Photo of psinderson
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a 6oz taster glass at the Allison Park, PA location.

Appearance: Light-gobbling dark brown with a burnt carmel colored head.

Smell: Nice and complex aroma - roasted malt, smokey undertones, slight molasses and coffee.

Taste: More complexity - Roasty, smokey, brown sugar sweet in the background along with some tartness. A bit of a dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, maybe a bit thinner than the taste suggests. A bit tart, but dry and good feel.

Drinkability: Although somewhat complex, this beer is still smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of JamesS
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap and thought it was a nice stout beer. It had a nice appearance, although I, too, thought it was a little light for a stout. Very nice aroma, though, it had a deep and dark scent to it that I like in a stout. Went down smoothly with a decent taste, even if it was a bit blander than your typical stout. It would not be my first choice, but I would definitely have one or three of these with a pizza or burger from their restaurant.

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Photo of santoslhalper
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearence: Poured an odd, reddish brown color. Not a normal stout color. Not the best looking at all.

Smell: Smelled of coffe and roasted nut notes, nothing more. Nothing special smelling at all.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Tase suprisingly complex based on the smell. A robust and powerful stout, with much more character than expected. A choclately, deep flavor that keeps you drinking much more. Way too much water in the mouth.

Drinkability and Overall: An intersting stout at best. Nothing special, but definitly nothing ordianary. Had no problem throwin a few of these down. A good beer indeed.

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Stone Mason Stout from Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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