An 11% ABV pastry stout from Grimm of New York. Can was dated, but held up pretty well. Had to warm up before I noticed cherry flavor. Mostly flavors of dark chocolate, sweet with a roasty, somewhat bitter, finish. Good, but it ain’t no Cocosauras Rex.
Says hazy india pale ale right on there can… which it is. 7.5% ABV too. It has a nose of resinous hops over a light mbv alt base. Flavor is more west-coast style IPA, but more mild and with a softer mouth feel. She thought more watery…not sure that’s it. Finish has very low bitterness. […]
A delish dessert-like 12.5% ABV pastry stout made with vanilla beans and coconut from the fine folks a Pure Project. Well worth the struggle a couple months back carrying it in the back pocket of my bike jersey for the 10+ miles or so. Coats the mouth like like oil. Time for a nap…after I […]
The word Abnormal makes think of the movie Young Frankenstein. Specifically, when Dr. Frankenstein/Frokensteen is asking Igor about the brain he was sent to retrieve, Igor replies “it’s Abby something.. “. “Abby? Abby who?” “Abby….Normal. Yes, that’s it. Abby Normal.” Oh yeah…beer. The beer is good. The nose is sweet…a mix of guava, citrus, pineapple, […]
Quite enjoyable. Pale malt body with pleasant hop flavors, solf mouth-feel and mild bitterness. From the fine folks at Pottland, OR’s, Hopworks Urban Brewery.
I enjoyed this 7.2% ABV IPA from Pizza Port Brewing. Grassy citrus notes up front, pale malt body with pleasing lingering bitterness on the finish, urging me to take another sip… then it was gone.
An 11% ABV pastry stout from Wild Barrel. Sweet, smooth and sticky all the way through. Like a double helping of super fudge ice cream topping on a bite of mocha ice cream. Need to counter the on set of diabetes with…hmmm.
…at home; and who doesn’t want some fun, mandatory or not. The beer, a nice 9.3% double IPA from the fine folks at Hess Brewings. Piney and citrusy nose, and the flavor doesn’t disappoint. Yum.
Quite happy with this 6.5% ABV IPA from the fine folks at Brouwerij West. Pale malt body allows nice hop flavors to take front stage. Juicy orange/citrus forward, with mild piney and resinous notes on the finish. Can is a bit old
An 8% ABV collaboration beer from Waunakee, Wisconsin’s Untitled Art and Chicago’s Cruz Blanca Brewery. The smell makes me think Hershey’s chocolate syrup over the sweet malty nose of a robust porter…quite sweet. Likely needs to warm up a bit, as not much going on at first. Not sweet, but a more balanced chocolatey porter […]