Okay, so up until now you have just expected no-nonsense (or at least relative levels of nonsense) reviews that give the reader a general idea of if they would like it, and what they would encounter. Today, I want to tackle a much grander issue; … Read the rest
Schlafly Coffee Stout
The Saint Louis Brewery 5.7%
Pours black-hole dark with a generous, almost tan head.
You immediately smell the inside of a small coffee shop. Java, java, java.
When you taste it, you get a nice bitterness from the stout itself and … Read the rest
Pours Gulf-of-Mexico dark, with a thin filmy head. You smell malts, chocolate, some yeast, and there’s something else. Something different.
At first taste you aren’t expecting anything out of the ordinary for such a … Read the rest
The Alchemist – Heady Topper DIPA 8%
The instructions on this can are absolutely foolproof: “DRINK FROM THE CAN!” So, I did. Opening the top releases an avalanche of delicious hops right into your nostrils. I can’t comment on how it pours, except … Read the rest
B Nektar Necromangocon Honey wine
…Wait, this isn’t a beer.
This honey wine (or mead) was purchased simply for the “Necronomicon” reference on the label. It pours a clear, pale color, with enough pepper on the nose to raise the dead. It’s … Read the rest
Pours bright honey color, citrus and hoppy on the nose. Not much head.
Tastes kind of malty at first, a surprise for the color and aromas. This gives way to some pleasant citrus and hop flavor, … Read the rest
Abita Abbey Ale (Dubbel) 8%
Pours a dark, cloudy, ruddy color. Great head, smells just like a good Belgian Dubbel with some caramel on the nose as well. At first taste, you get caramel, sweet maltiness, fruity esters, with that candy-banana sweetness that … Read the rest
Epic Brewing Double Skull Doppelbock Lager
22oz Bomber, 8.3%
Pours coppery, rusty color. Very little head. Malts and that “lager” smell on the nose.
Hops – 5 Slightly on the nose, not an unbalanced malt finish.
Malts – 8 Grains and caramel and malty sweetness. … Read the rest
I’m about to post old reviews and one I just had last night, DuClaw’s Cocoa Fuego, an interesting Chocolate Chipotle stout.
Pours dark, strong malty smell, not much pepper on the nose.
It tastes like a chocolate stout … Read the rest