Poured from can into tulip, good 2+ finger cream colored head, good retention and lacing. Hazy golden in the glass. Getting very little on the nose, but my nose is jacked up :(. Taste is sweet malt, some grassy noble hops, but not picking up much more. Finishes with a good firm bitterness, no residual aftertaste, and somewhat dry. Easy drinker, but not much else going for it
Poured from can into tulip, good 2 finger light tan head, and nice lacing. Dark rubish black color, minimal light gets thru. Slight candy sweetness on the nose, my nose isn't in the best shape now :(. Taste is sweet malt in the front, with hints of toffee, caramel, dark bread, and some slight dark fruit notes peeking thru. Finished off with a mild bitterness and on the dry side. A pleasure to drink, perhaps one of the better ones falling out of the advent calendar. Somewhat reminiscent of what I would look for in a session barley wine, the toffee/caramel notes are really nice.
Reminds me a lot of P3 Arabesque, but this is just better. Dark fruit & raisins upfront. Big chocolate. Oak & barrel char. Rye whiskey. Long finish of caramel, brown sugar, butterscotch. So thick. So smooth. No booze.
taster at brewery. Orange golden pour with a light frothy head. Aroma is fruity and floral, tropical fruit, light malts. Taste presents a nice pale malty backbone garnished with tropical and citrus fruits,mildly seet, smooth. Dries out at the finish.
taster at brewery. Cloudy straw color with a small white foamy head. Aroma is right on target with the Belgian yeast, grassy, savory notes. Taste mirrors the aroma with nice Belgiany, grassy flavors, small savory accents. Full, creamy. Really nice!
taster at brewery, Saved the worst for last. Cloudy golden pour with a white foamy head, looks like urine. Aroma and taste were....well I don't know. Certainly not like any stout (golden or otherwise) I've had. Spciy witbier notes and top of some sort of malts. Could not finish.
Taster at brewery. Not a good one yet. Pale golden with a weak, foamy head. Aroma and taste are weak and bland. And that's being nice. Just not a lot here. At least it wasn't undrinkable like the White Witch.
taster at brewery. Hazy golden pour with a thin white head. faint weizen notes of banana and clove. Taste is weak, bland and watery, the weizen notes just barely there. This whole flight has been a disaster. Good loocation, terrible beer.
Taster at brewery. Golden pour with a small foamy head.Aroma is grainy and malty with a more prcnounced hop bite. taste adds a little honey for sweetness, blending with the grainy malty, hopp backbone for a realy smooth beer.
Taster at brewery, nitro. Dark, hazy golden with a nice thick, white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, citrus. Taste is more sweet, zesty hoppy flavors wit the oats and nitro bringin a full, creamy body. Really nice!
Taster at brewery. Muddy brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is weizen yeast with some sweet, wheat notes. Taste is spot on. This is a really great example of a style tha is not represented very much in the US.
This is brewed with New Zealand hops featuring Peacherine, plus Nelson and Simcoe. Huge aromatics of peach and papaya with a whiff of pine. Lovely sudsy mouthfeel that is mouth-filling but not overly carbonated. The Peacherine lives up to its name in total fruitiness and nectarine is the flavor. This is really a compelling hoppy brew with such clean flavors and clarity with a punchy hop that give NZ another gold star. From the 16 oz can purchased at Bine & Vine. Stamped "enjoy by 03/01/23" which I'm doing my best to fulfill.
A clear deep red with a pink head with good retention and lacing. The nose is excellent. Fruity with grape, dried cherry, mint, eucalyptus, mildly spicy and peppery. Moderate grape tannins. Earthy funk, minimal wood. The palate opens fruity and spicy, with grape, cherry, mild floral notes. Spicy, minty, mild eucalyptus notes lend a mild menthol like character. Drying, mildly tannic finish with limited oak presence. Briskly carbonated, but once it dies down, it's really supple and delightful.
16oz can from Brewers Haven. Near black pour, skin of beige head, rings of lacing. Aroma is chocolate, hazelnut with the pepper sneaking in at the end. Quite a Nutella vibe. Taste is roasty, chocolate, lighter on the hazelnuts, and the pepper is more noticeable as a slight spicy vibe on the palate. Dries out towards the finish.
Half pour at taproom. Hazy yellow golden pour, small creamy head. Grainy, pale malt aroma with a hint of citrus. Taste starts with sweet, fruity flavors before succumbing to a sharp, citrusy tanginess, orange zest.
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque in the glass with a quarter finger khaki head that dissipates to a thick film with solid lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, vanilla, light cocoa and coconut. Flavor is dark toasted malt, vanilla, lactose, milk chocolate and a touch of coconut; chocolate and vanilla finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess; nice mouth feel. A full flavored porter with some milk stout character, probably from the vanilla. Nice chocolate balancing well with the vanilla. I'm not getting much coconut, although there is a trace in the taste, but little in the finish. The base porter stands on its own and actually doesn't need the extra flavor. Flavor density is quite good for the moderate ABV. Liked this a lot.
Taster at Black Friday. Starts slow and builds slowly. Thin black pour, small ring of head . Aroma is roast grains and chocolate. Taste brings more sweetness, sharp roasty bitterness and alcohol heat. Wait for it. It's worth it.
19.2 fl oz can from Grocery Outlet. Hazy orange golden pour, thin foamy white head. Fruity aroma, balance of citrus and tropical fruit. Mild fruity, juicy taste, light zesty. Not too exciting, but extremely drinkable.
Can from Boise Co-op. Bright golden pour, fine carbonation,small foamy head disappears. Weakish grainy aroma. At this point I was prepared to be disappointed. But the taste comes to the rescue with nice robust grainy flavors, not a sign of adjuncts anywhere. Incredibly smooth to boot.
750ml cork & cage bottle poured int a snifter, I believe it's around a 2016 vintage
A- pours viscous jet black color with a one-finger foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a thin film floating on top, some lacing left behind
S- plenty of barrel to be found on the aroma, with notes of wet oak, barrel juice, caramel chews, vanilla bean and toasted coconut. The base beer gives aromas of charred malt, anise, dark chocolate & chocolate covered dark cherry
T- huge barrel notes up front, bursting with barrel juice & oak, followed by some sweet caramel and vanilla. Mid-palate brigs out the base beer with notes of chocolate, brownie batter, anise & dark cherries. The finish is nothing but bourbon, which continues long into the linger
M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky, velvety, slightly warming finish
O- I'm not sure how long this was aged, but it's a bourbon bomb. Definitely one for the bourbon sippers
Bomber from Albertsons. Dark brown pour with huge Rocky head. Mild roasty aroma. First sip had me thinking Porter. More roasty bitterness in the taste. But just that, roasty bitterness and nothing else. Kind of watery and thin.
Even out of the bottle I could smell the banana bread and dark-fruit flavors that people are talking about. In the taste it has a sort of champagne-y and fruitcake element which is interesting. Also very slightly acidic white wine note lurking in both aroma and flavor. A lovely winter beer that contrasts all those seasonal stouts.