31 October 2013
29 October 2013
Most of these flavors are present. The coconut is more in the aroma, with some small flavor on the end. The bourbon hits really well. Probably my favorite Bruery Beer to date. I could do one a day!
28 October 2013
Remember that last post about being burnt out on pumpkin beers?
Well, Ryan Miller showed up to Scream-A-Thom tonight with this beer, which is one I've been looking for all of October. So, I'm doing one more.
This is not what I expected from a "double pumpkin" is starts off really smooth and goes down easy, then the pumpkin creeps up in the aftertaste. It's smooth and light, very easy to drink.
26 October 2013
25 October 2013
I am learning that I really LOVE sour ales. Taste is very much like Goose Island Lolita. Delicious, goes down super smooth and easy, and delivers an amazing sour-pucker kick to my mouth. I really love it. Very glad I was lucky enough to have the chance to get a bottle.
Triple Powerhouse Beer!!!
Victory Brewing, Stone Brewing Company, and Dogfish Head Brewery combined to brew this epic beer.
23 October 2013
Tastes like a super-sized version of the Pumpkinhead. Same basic flavor, just a little stronger. Doesn't do a lot for me, since I don't care for pumpkin so much. But, it's what I expected.
Very full flavored. Not very bitter, and goes down smooth. The flavors seem just a little off...? Cool at first, then spicy, then "hot" spicy finish?
Has an amazing smell. But I'm hit-or-miss with Black IPAs, and this one is just a miss for me. I'm not a fan of the taste it leaves in my mouth.
Sadly tastes very flat, but has some good flavors to it. I usually like Brown Ales, but this seems just a little off - might be the cask fermentation...
22 October 2013
Oh my, this is delicious!
A very light wheat beer, it goes down quick and smooth with no bite. Very sweet flavor, like a summer ale. This could easily be a session beer. I would love one after I finish working outside.
Smells fantastic, very floral. Lots of bitterness up front that then subsides into a very citrusy flavor that I enjoy. The bitter is more than I personally enjoy, but it's followed by such an amazing flavor on the back end, that I would drink a lot of these.
21 October 2013
Smells very smokey, then has a very complex flavor. So complex that I'm really not able to pick out each distinct flavor. It's got some bitter and some sweet and leaves kind of a heavy flavor on the pallet.
The second I popped the cap off, I could smell the strawberry flavor escaping.
It drinks really smooth, and waits about two seconds before your taste buds are overwhelmed some strong strawberry flavor. Once that dies down, you get the sweet honey finish. Good beer, easy to drink, definitely a back porch summer drink.
Nice and delicious. Yummy.
Ryan Miller has been trying to get me into The Bruery, and this might have done it. Great flavor and lots of good flavors.
Bottle-conditioned made it rough to pour...
20 October 2013
19 October 2013
Two weeks ago, my buddy David Richmond showed me a beer, Ommegang's Take the Black Stout, and told me he was looking forward to it - because he's a big fan of "Game of Thrones". I think most of my friends forget that I don't watch the show!!!
But, what happened that day: I heard about Ommegang Brewery. Then, between Ryan Miller and I, we started going out of our way to find them.
That all being said, I'm generally not a big stout guy. But, I can deal with this one. The bitter is almost all immediately up front. Once that subsides, I can taste a nice chocolate finish with a hint of caramel. It's not something I'll probably ever drink again, but I'm happy to drink it tonight.
18 October 2013
Brewed with licorice root and anise, I was a little worried about the flavor, but hoping for a Jägermeister taste. Luckily, it's nice a lot nicer and smoother than expected, but it still has that nice hint in the end. Almost fools me into thinking I just did a shot of Jägermeister.
This is a very interesting beer. It's like mood ring in a glass. When it first hits my tongue, I get an upfront bitter taste, but it's almost immediately gone as the beer goes across my tongue and becomes a smooth fruity flavor, before it leaves yet another completely different taste on its way down. None of the three flavors are overly impressive, but I appreciate the plethora of varying flavors I get from drinking it.
17 October 2013
16 October 2013
This beer is tough. I'm halfway through my first pint, and I'm torn. It's nice and smooth with an acceptable level of bitter.
It's also very complex, and that's what is causing the problem. I'm not sure about the blend of flavors. There's a lot going on, and I'm just not sure I enjoy the flavors. It's not disgusting, I'm just not sure I care for it. It does seems to leave a good/nice aftertaste.