I love me a good milk stout..
I love me a good milk stout..
Had some of this last weekend. Easily the best Pumpkin beer I've had. Tasted like Pumpkin pie!
I'm having a Miller (Sharp's) Non-Alcoholic beer Thought it'd be funny to review this stuff in as serious of a manner as I can...
Amazingly clear honey color, no seriously, I'm impressed that there exists a beverage easier to see through than water. Large bright white head with fairly decent retention, ringed lacing around the glass.
Aroma is metal, grains and straw. Ain't completely bad for what I expected, which was pretty much nothing.
Flavor is hilarious. Ho-Lee-Jesus. First thought that comes to mind is that I can easily tell the difference between this beer and a run-of-the-bill light beer. It's so empty, so, so empty. Really have to suction the tastebuds to get any malt whatsoever. Grains and hay, but just so watery.
I don't even know what to say about the body, it's a skeleton.
The more I drink this the more I just want to take a huge sip of a barleywine or imperial stout. It's like chewing gum without any flavor when you're starving. This is definitely the electronic cigarette of the beer world. Go for it if you're trying to quit; but if you're like me and you have every intention on finding the tastiest beers out there, this grade is for you.
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; August-26th-2011 at 11:12 PM.
They shoulda paid ME to drink it. Got a single bottle for a buck or so, still feel a bit jipped.
Grabbed a sixer of Flying Dog Dogtoberfest for tonight.
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; August-27th-2011 at 12:08 PM.
I just got word that my favorite brewpub was destroyed in the Irene flooding.
Luckily the cannery they've been building made it out ok, so my dream of one day enjoying a Heady-Topper on my own porch is still alive, but it will be quite a while before I can have my all-time favorite beer again, the "Ouroboros".
Today I grabbed some Sam Adams Imperial Stout
90% black, 10% brown. Aroma is dark fruits, chocolate, roast and a tiny bit of coffee. Right off the bat I have to say the flavor has a big alcohol presence, even for a 9.5% beer, especially when you exhale through your nose. It pierces through the dank chocolate malt. A very solid smoked backbone, I really enjoy the roasty/smoke aspect of the beer the most. Dark fruits and a little bit of coffee round out the flavors. This beer is easily enjoyable for stout lovers.
Sam Adams Imperial Series beers are 3 for 3 with me. Still gotta try the Imperial White and Imperial Pilsner.
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; September-13th-2011 at 01:07 AM.
Had Heavy Seas "Red Sky at Night" Belgian Saison last week.
Biscuity, fruity, hoppy, peppery. Thick body - which is a reoccurring description of most Heavy Seas beers. This one was a pleasure to drink, gave it a medium-high B grade.
Tonight I went IPA hunting, and picked up the Ranger IPA from 'New Belgium' brewery. Haven't had anything from them yet, so here 'goes:
Penny color, very large soapy head, a hell of a lot of lacing. The head is finally settling after 5 minutes, but it's still a half inch thick, with a chunk of bubbles sprouting up in the middle. Looks like a mountain. Aroma is juicy grapefruit and biscuity. The flavor is immediately tart, with a small juicy sweetness backing it up. It sustains a high bitterness from start to finish, and the finish is very, very long. Wow. Time-released hop bitterness; it reaches full strength about 10 seconds after the sip. Bready/biscuity malt stays relatively under the radar until you really try to find it.
I seriously like this IPA, rolled the dice and got snake eyes. Beautiful stuff.
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; September-13th-2011 at 06:23 PM.
d0uble, you ever tried anything from Troegs brewery in PA?
Frozen Heineken or Red Horse (Extra Strong)
Last edited by SKINchiefer; September-13th-2011 at 09:45 AM.
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Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; September-13th-2011 at 06:28 PM.
Mmmmmmm Nugget Nectar.
The New Belgium Ranger is excellent and trumps the much over rated "fat tire".
Don't get me wrong, I itch for the day when I'm sitting slopeside in Aspen sipping on a Fat Tire, but 22's are not worth the money. Fat Tire is great session beer.
need a new sig
Very excited to have picked up the Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada collaboration brew called "Life & Limb" today. Thinking about stashing this one away for a while.
Here is the list of everything in my cellar, I'll put the grade I gave them next to it (remember it's only my opinion - I enjoy strength and diversity of flavors, along with hearty bodies):
Dogfish Head 90 Minute (95)
Dogfish Head Midas Touch (92...96 when bottle aged for 2 years)
Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada Life & Limb (Haven't had it yet)
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout (92)
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (87)
Samuel Adams Boston Lager (84)
Samuel Adams Cream Stout (89)
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (90)
Guinness Extra Stout (84)
Guinness Draught (77)
Flying Dog Double Dog (93)
Flying Dog Raging ***** (88)
Flying Dog Horn Dog (89)
Flying Dog In-Heat (76)
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon (94)
Heavy Seas Peg Leg (82)
Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning (93)
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous (92)
Unibroue Trois Pistoles (94)
Anchor Porter (90)
Budweiser American Ale (77)
Lagunitas Imperial Stout (Haven't had it yet)
The heavy/malty beers I don't plan on drinking for years, I want it to get to the point where I rarely drink them fresh. I'll keep shopping for them, but as I put a new one in to the cellar, I'll pull out a beer that's a few years old to enjoy. Gotta love it.
I'll note for the people who didn't catch my review on 2 year old Midas Touch a few months ago...I compared it to a freshly made Midas Touch and the differences were utterly dramatic. That's why the grades between the two were so different. It's turned me in to a madman towards bottle aging.
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; September-15th-2011 at 09:56 PM.
how is the dogtoberfest? i'd like to get some of that
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