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Breakfast PorterLesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Breakfast Porter

Porter - American | 5.7% ABV

Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Enterprise, Oregon

3.94/5  rDev +3.4% | Average: 3.81
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scrappy notes from 2005.
Enjoyed a pint of this beer at Henry's restaurant & pub in Portland, OR.
Dark brown with a light tan head, a firm kind of conifer bite up front but not too bitter then caramel, chocolate, a bit of coffee. Super smooth and creamy. Only had time for one pint as I had to be on time to tour the Widmir Brewery. TG Breakfast Porter is an excellent tasting porter with a beautiful feel.

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Spezial-GoseNeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Spezial-Gose

Sour - Gose | 5.2% ABV

Ritterguts Gose
Borna, Germany

4.41/5  rDev +8.4% | Average: 4.07
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ritterguts Gose "Spezial-Gose"
,5 L brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$5.75 @ State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD

Notes via stream of consciousness: This is an odd one, brewed with bergamot peel, coriander seed, and Cascade and Aurora hops. It's poured a hazy amber colored body beneath a standard-sized head of white. The aroma displays lime and lightly bready malt. Not surprisingly, the taste follows. The lime flavor is very clear, which is surprising because there's no lime involved. Now bergamot is a citrusy fruit so maybe that's what I'm tasting. I definitely get a little of that character you get in Earl Grey tea, but I've never actually tasted bergamot so I can't say. I don't really get the coriander seed but there is a woodiness to it. The acidity is very clean, and fairly light. I'm not sure how to describe its intensity exactly but I'll say that it's not puckeringly sour by any means. It's not bitter at all, most gose aren't because it's not needed with the acidity, and I'm going to guess it's down around 10 or 12 IBUs. It's a really interesting gose, and remarkably refreshing. Its light-medium body and gentle effervescence add to its refreshing quality. All in all I'd have to say that this is one of the best gose beers I've ever tasted.
Review #7,579

3 minutes ago
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Little Treedrdiesel9483 from Ohio

Little Tree

Pale Ale - American | 5.4% ABV

Shared Brewing
Maplewood, Missouri

3.82/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.82
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - Love the golden crisp looking color with great lacing
Smell - Grainy citrus class smell
Taste - grainy and citrus just like the smell
Feel - really crisp light easy going
Overall - Nice crisp pale

6 minutes ago
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À La Tabledrdiesel9483 from Ohio

À La Table

Farmhouse Ale - Saison | 2.5% ABV

Side Project Brewing
Maplewood, Missouri

4.13/5  rDev -1.9% | Average: 4.21
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Love the look of this cloudy slightly pinkish yellow color with a nice white rimming
Smell - mineral citrus
Taste - grain mineral citrus white wine
Feel - medium light body with a crisp carb
Overall - for 2.5% abv, its just so tasty

7 minutes ago
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Steadfastdrdiesel9483 from Ohio

Steadfast

Stout - American Imperial

Tree House Brewing Company
Charlton, Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -1.9% | Average: 4.32
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - great looking thick black with a tan head
Smell - sweet graham cracker vanilla slight dark fruit smell
Taste - graham cracker dark cherry slight vanilla
Feel - medium body with a medium light carb
Overall - interesting blend but I was expecting more

9 minutes ago
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Ray Ray - Stave Society Exclusive Single Barrel 2021drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Ray Ray - Stave Society Exclusive Single Barrel 2021

Stout - American Imperial | 16% ABV

Listermann Brewing Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

4.21/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.21
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Back and thick with great head and lacing
Smell - dark fruit cherry plumb raisin slight woody
Taste - okay fig roast malt pretty sweet
Feel - full body creamy medium light carb
Overall - pretty tasty single barrel OWA

10 minutes ago
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Ray Ray - Caramel Apple Brandy 2021drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Ray Ray - Caramel Apple Brandy 2021

Stout - American Imperial | 16% ABV

Listermann Brewing Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

4.29/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.29
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Black and thick with a nice tan head and lacing
Smell - so much caramel with a nice apple wood secondary
Taste - maple forward like the smell but a great apple Brandy backbone, so boozy
Feel - medium full body light carb
Overall - for not usually being a apple brandy barrel fan, this was tasty and I liked it

12 minutes ago
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Ray Ray - Angel's Tip 2021drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Ray Ray - Angel's Tip 2021

Stout - American Imperial | 16% ABV

Listermann Brewing Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

3.33/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.33
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look - Black and thick with a nice head and lacing
Smell - straight cherries but more for mixing drinks
Taste - straight charris and super sweet
Feel - medium body light carb
Overall - To much Cherry robotusin taste

14 minutes ago
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Ray Ray - Sweet And Savory 2021drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Ray Ray - Sweet And Savory 2021

Stout - American Imperial | 16% ABV

Listermann Brewing Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

4.28/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.28
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Black and thick with a nice tan head
Smell - salty pretzels with chocolate and pb
Taste - salty pretzel chocolate with a slight pb
Feel - full body creamy slight carb
Overall - pretty nice beer

17 minutes ago
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Rye Rye RoccoBillRoth from Maryland

Rye Rye Rocco

IPA - American | 7.9% ABV

Prison City Pub & Brewery
Auburn, New York

4.34/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.34
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a Crowler at PCB mothership downtown. (8/4/21). Keep cold until now (11/26/21), and delighted that beer opened/poured fresh, smooth and flavorful. Amazingly smooth. Top notch rye ipa!

19 minutes ago
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Elusive 2.0drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Elusive 2.0

IPA - Imperial | 8.5% ABV

Listermann Brewing Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -7.2% | Average: 3.76
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look - Nice copper color with a white head and rimming
Smell - floral citrus caramel grains
Taste - caramel malty bitter hops
Feel - medium body lighter carb
Overall - no thanks

20 minutes ago
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The Adventures of Hobo Swagginsdrdiesel9483 from Ohio

The Adventures of Hobo Swaggins

IPA - New England | 10% ABV

Listermann Brewing Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

4.07/5  rDev +1.8% | Average: 4
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - Fantastic clear copper color with a great white head
Smell - caramel malts hoppy slight citrus and dank
Taste - caramel citrus dank west coast
Feel- lighter body almost no carb
Overall - pretty nice IPA

22 minutes ago
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Family Tradition Candy Bar (2021)drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Family Tradition Candy Bar (2021)

Stout - American Imperial | 14% ABV

Sonder Brewing
Mason, Ohio

3.81/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.81
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - slightly dirty black syrup with a very slight head
Smell - chocolate nutty
Taste - chocolate nutty Nugent, Snickers
Feel - medium body and carb
Overall - ok beer

24 minutes ago
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Family Tradition Blueberry Maple Pancake (2021)drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Family Tradition Blueberry Maple Pancake (2021)

Stout - American Imperial | 14% ABV

Sonder Brewing
Mason, Ohio

4.12/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.12
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Black and thick with a nice tan head and rimming
Smell - sweet candied blueberry
Taste - sweet blueberry maple syrup
Fell - medium body syruo with very slight carb
Overall - interesting and tasty

26 minutes ago
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Family Tradition Cherry Almond Crisp (2021)drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Family Tradition Cherry Almond Crisp (2021)

Stout - American Imperial | 14% ABV

Sonder Brewing
Mason, Ohio

4.31/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.31
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Black and thick with great head and rimming, slight red head
Smell - great cherry almond granola smell
Taste - cherry forward with some cinnamon almond granola
Feel - fuller body light carb slight cream
Overall - Really tasty

28 minutes ago
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Kriekdrdiesel9483 from Ohio

Kriek

Sour - Berliner Weisse | 8% ABV

Sonder Brewing
Mason, Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -8.3% | Average: 4.58
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Just phenominal looking, thick reddish auburn color with a lasting head and rimming
Smell - tart cherries
Taste - bitter tart cherries woody, slightly funky
Feel - medium full body creamy but still with a medium full carb
Ovearll - nice beer

29 minutes ago
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Luchador at Sunrisemorimech from Minnesota

Luchador at Sunrise

Stout - American Imperial | 10.5% ABV

Clown Shoes
Boston, Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -2.8% | Average: 3.95
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I think all high ABV beers should come in this format. Plenty to share but yet doable solo. Plenty of barrel character and they also found the need to add vanilla, so bit of a vanilla bomb. No chile heat or flavor. Cinnamon is mild. Very sweet. Decent barrel-aged stout, disappointing Mexican stout.

30 minutes ago
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Family Tradition Fluffer Nutter (2021)drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Family Tradition Fluffer Nutter (2021)

Stout - American Imperial | 14% ABV

Sonder Brewing
Mason, Ohio

3.65/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.65
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look - Muddy thick water
Smell - sweet marshmallow and pb
Taste - dark fruit with some pb and marshmallow
Feel - medium body and lighter carb
Overall - didnt like the dark fruit that came out in this with the pb marsh

31 minutes ago
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Family Tradition Raspberry Truffle (2021)drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Family Tradition Raspberry Truffle (2021)

Stout - American Imperial | 14% ABV

Sonder Brewing
Mason, Ohio

4.31/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.31
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Black and thick with a slight head and slight pinkish
Smell - straight chocolate raspberry
Taste - a lot of raspberry with cocoa in the back
Feel - medium full body with a lighter carb
Overall - really enjoyed this!

32 minutes ago
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4 GiantsWunderLlama from Massachusetts

4 Giants

IPA - Imperial | 9.2% ABV

Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +1.9% | Average: 4.11
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can receive an retaliatory strike from @foundersASAP in Bif14


Brewers notes: Notes: We’ve made a lot of imperial IPAs over the years and, in turn, have had a lot of arguments over which one is the absolute best. So, to settle this once and for all, our brewers mashed up four of our favorite recipes into the ultimate imperial IPA. 4 Giants boasts aggressive bitterness balanced by a malty, sweet backbone while huge aromatics come courtesy of the seven American hop varieties.

80 IBU

Canned on 8.17, opened 11.27

Poured into a Troegs Teku, produces a one finger off white foam cap , good retention , clear copper liquid with numerous streams of micro carbonation , scant lacings

Aroma is candied orange citrus, pine hops

Taste is pine, malts

Sudsy almost creamy mouthfeel with A noticeable hop bite , present and pleasant , bitterness lingers like a scorned woman

Good beer , thanks @foundersasap

32 minutes ago
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Family Tradition Heaven Hill (2021)drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Family Tradition Heaven Hill (2021)

Stout - American Imperial | 14% ABV

Sonder Brewing
Mason, Ohio

4.1/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.1
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - black and thick with a slight head
Smell - dark fruit and chocolate
Taste - dark fruit chocolate lke the smell with a slight spice and a little vanilla
Feel - medium full body with a medium light carb
Overall... Really nice base beer

34 minutes ago
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O'Neill StoutInspectorHound from Canada (ON)

O'Neill Stout

Stout - American | 4.5% ABV

Left Field Brewery
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

3.75/5  rDev +0.8% | Average: 3.72
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark brown almost black with a solid 2 finger fluffy taupe head. Great lasting power on the head it's a solid half finger with lacing after 5 minutes.

Smell: Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, with a hint of warm milk and Ivory soap.

Taste: Roasted malt, hints of espresso and dark chocolate. Subtle, nothing dominates.

Feel: Creamy and open. It has a very dry stout mouthfeel.

Left Field typically cranks out good to great beers. GIven their inflated prices this should be expected though. This is a good stout, but there are plenty of Ontario stouts available that surpass it for less money. Graded on that curve I give it a B-. On the characteristics of the beer itself a solid B.

36 minutes ago
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The Grace of MaybeRoy_Hobbs from Connecticut

The Grace of Maybe

Farmhouse Ale - Saison | 6% ABV

Keeping Together
Chicago, Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.2% | Average: 4.31
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is somewhere between clear and lightly hazy. About a finger of fizzy white head that receded quickly to a thin ring. Aroma is wonderful. There's a lovely light funk with lemon, peaches and a hint of vanilla. The peaches are a little more forward on the tongue, but not overwhelming. As with pretty much every Keeping Together beer I've tried, there's a wonderful balance of flavors that work very well together. The peach & lemon work well together in conjunction with the tartness, funk and light spice. It's fairly complex, light, dry and clean. Overall, just an excellent beer.

47 minutes ago
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Sparklepuff, Galaxy Starfighter Defender of the UniverseMagibeg from Canada (ON)

Sparklepuff, Galaxy Starfighter Defender of the Universe

IPA - Imperial | 10.2% ABV

Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

4.52/5  rDev +11.1% | Average: 4.07
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright, almost florescent orange with a thick haze.
Almost tropical smelling with a variety of fruity notes.
You wouldn't expect the ABR as any hit of its potency is covered by the rich flavor.
Feels almost creamy.
Overall one of my favorite beers.

57 minutes ago
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Hangin Dog IPAchinchill from South Carolina

Hangin Dog IPA

IPA - Imperial | 8.7% ABV

Valley River Brewery & Eatery
Murphy, North Carolina

3.44/5  rDev -9.5% | Average: 3.8
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery taproom in Murphy NC.
Appearance. This arrived with a very good and durable white head that leaves plentiful lacing.
Aroma. Slightly fruity but mainly evergreen notes from the hops.
Flavor. Evergreen notes. Quite hoppy with moderate bitterness.
Feel. A bit of alcohol harshness.

59 minutes ago
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Hefeweissbiercyndercone

Hefeweissbier

Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.4% ABV

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Freising, Germany

5/5  rDev +12.4% | Average: 4.45
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sitting in the Berlin Weihenstephaner bier cellar enjoying a world class Hefe vom fass. This beer is hella litty 420, hella based, if god is a woman this beer is straight from the source ;) do yourself a favor and try this beer. This beer can be had any time of day with any meal.

Today at 05:37 PM
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Orange Sunshine Hazy IPAchinchill from South Carolina

Orange Sunshine Hazy IPA

IPA - American | 8.9% ABV

Valley River Brewery & Eatery
Murphy, North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -7.9% | Average: 3.69
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery taproom in Murphy NC with the ABV listed as 8.3% and no "hazy" in the name.
Appearance. Clear, not hazy, amber colored body with a minimal, short-lived head.
Aroma. Sweet and fruity.
Flavor. Moderately bitter but otherwise mild for the style.
Mouthfeel. A bit harsh from the ABV which is not at all hidden.

Today at 05:32 PM
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Pseudo Sueharrypowers from Massachusetts

Pseudo Sue

Pale Ale - American | 5.8% ABV

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Decorah, Iowa

4.42/5  rDev -2.2% | Average: 4.52
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light orange with a small fluffy head with moderate lacing.

Smells of piney hops and citrus.

Tastes of a mix of tart and sweet citrus with a barely bitter finish.

Medium light body with medium carbonation. Light clean dry mouthfeel.

This very well made and very drinkable brew!

Today at 05:29 PM
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Big Bad Baptist ReserveRoguer from Connecticut

Big Bad Baptist Reserve

Stout - American Imperial | 11.6% ABV

Epic Brewing Company
Salt Lake City, Utah

4.14/5  rDev -3.9% | Average: 4.31
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good head production and retention considering the ABV, barrel treatment, additives, and blending.

Nose is incredibly strong, giving away notes of bourbon, chocolate, and coffee from the pour. Up close, it's a touch sharper, with more oak, light char, and molasses and licorice notes from the malt base.

Very complex on the palate, with a ton going on in different stages. Up front, it's almost light and bitter, featuring char, oak, and coffee. It builds some richness in the middle, likely imparted by the chocolate, bourbon, and the heavy malt base. More char on the finish, with some bitter chocolate notes, as well as a fairly significant liqueur flavor.

A touch boozy on the finish, and just a little thinner than I prefer in a big stout like this.

Today at 05:26 PM
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Ducktown Porterchinchill from South Carolina

Ducktown Porter

Porter - English | 5.8% ABV

Valley River Brewery & Eatery
Murphy, North Carolina

3.42/5  rDev -9.3% | Average: 3.77
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery taproom in Murphy NC.
Appearance. Clear, dark reddish-brown with a decent but short off-white head.
Aroma. Mild, clean and malty.
Flavor. True to style excepting a relatively heavy alcohol presence.

Today at 05:13 PM
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Bourbon County Brand Fourteen Stoutlordofthewiens from New Mexico

Bourbon County Brand Fourteen Stout

Stout - American Imperial | 13.2% ABV

Goose Island Beer Co.
Chicago, Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +0.9% | Average: 4.53
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black color with a small tan head around the circumference of the glass
Aroma of cinnamon, coconut, and chocolate
Taste follows the nose. Lots of chocolate coconut, cinnamon, pepper. Alcohol not noticeable
Very rich, very sweet.

Today at 05:08 PM
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Octoberfestchinchill from South Carolina

Octoberfest

Lager - Märzen | 7% ABV

Valley River Brewery & Eatery
Murphy, North Carolina

3.12/5  rDev -13.6% | Average: 3.61
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery taproom in Murphy NC.
Appearance. Clear amber body with a good beige head that leaves plentiful lacing on the glass.
Aroma. Mild of notes dominate the malts.
Flavor. Unfortunately, it follows the aroma and strongly suggests a touch of contamination.
Overall. Disappointing, but this was not entirely surprising given that the 7% ABV suggested that this brew didn't turn out planned. Moreover, it's probably been on tap for about 2 months.

Today at 05:03 PM
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Kasteel Nitro NoirDaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Kasteel Nitro Noir

Porter - English | 5.7% ABV

Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Emelgem, Belgium

3.52/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.52
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Belgian company, English-style porter. Nice tan head above the dark brown pour. Roasted malts deliver caramel notes, and there's an underlying bitterness to balance the sweet malt flavor. The Nitro can novelty adds to the smoothness, head longevity, and velvety mouthfeel. Not a bad fireplace beer at all.

Today at 04:57 PM
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Northern Star Mocha Porterjanubio from Spain

Northern Star Mocha Porter

Porter - English | 5.9% ABV

Northern Monk Brew Co.
Leeds, England

4/5  rDev +1.5% | Average: 3.94
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can bought at Echarle Huevos, served at home in a snifter glass.
Pours black colour, small brown head with short retention, samll lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, hazelnuts, caramel, cinnamon. I can't detect coffee.
Medium to full body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, sweet finish.
Taste follows the aroma, but with some coffee and spicy.
Pretty good.

Today at 04:53 PM
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Urgose MärzenNeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Urgose Märzen

Sour - Gose | 5.5% ABV

Ritterguts Gose
Borna, Germany

4.4/5  rDev +6% | Average: 4.15
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ritterguts Gose "Urgose Märzen"
,5 L brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$5.75 @ State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a very hazy deep amber colored body beneath an average-sized head of dense white foam. Plenty of bubbles can be seen rising within. The aroma is fruity with a suggestion of acidity over a lightly caramelish malt base. The flavor reveals the acidity and it's fairly tart but far from puckeringly sour. The malt comes through clearly as what you'd expect from a Märzen, although it's a bit thin. As for the salt there's a whole lot less than most American versions of a gose, yet it remains clear. The acidity that it has is very clean, and refreshing. It doesn't have any of the mineral character that you often find. It's not at all bitter but neither does it need to be. The sourness, malt, and then saltiness that you find in the finish all work together and keep it interesting throughout the glass. I'm really liking this. In the mouth it's light-medium in body and effervescent. That carbonation, along with the acidity and salt dry it out. In the end I have to say that this is definitely one of the best gose beers I've ever tasted, and I guess that's somewhat to be expected coming from Ritterguts in Liepzig.
Review #7,578

Today at 04:49 PM
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Ralphius - Mochathebeers from Pennsylvania

Ralphius - Mocha

Stout - Russian Imperial | 14.7% ABV

Free Will Brewing Co.
Perkasie, Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.31
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown — approaching black — with a half-finger of short-lived, mocha-colored head and some audible fizz. It settles into a nice wisp and crown. Minimal lacing.

Really a rainbow of aromas. When I first cracked the bottle, I got a big whiff of dark fruit. When I put my nose up to the bottle, I got huge creamy, rich chocolate. In the glass I first got some pretty big dark-roast coffee.

The taste is a surprisingly smooth melding of the three. I get coffee the most, but there’s still some nice RIS fruit to it, and strong chocolatey layers. Hints of almond and toffee. A little cola or root beer sweetness in the finish, which plays nicely off the bitterness of the coffee. Moderate warming alcohol — not too hot for these guys.

Medium bodied and creamy feeling with tight, fizzy carbonation.

Very pleasant, well-blended brew that’s tasting beautifully fresh. Wish I’d bought more.

Today at 04:33 PM
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Bourbon County Brand StoutManta200 from Kentucky

Bourbon County Brand Stout

Stout - American Imperial | 14.7% ABV

Goose Island Beer Co.
Chicago, Illinois

4.65/5  rDev -0.2% | Average: 4.66
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

At Party Town in a flight. 2019, 2020 and 2021 vintage.
Pours a pitch black color with a creamy brown head.
Aroma of roasted malts and coffee.
Taste follows suit with dark chocolate and hints of vanilla and caramel.
The '19 had a more oily mouthfeel while the '20 and '21 felt more airy.

Today at 04:21 PM
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Zhigulevskoe Osoboejanubio from Spain

Zhigulevskoe Osoboe

Lager - European Pale | 5.2% ABV

Krinitsa
Minsk, Belarus

1.98/5  rDev -39.4% | Average: 3.27
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Plastic 1,4 l. bottle bought at Ostrovok mini-market, served at home in a footed pilsen glass.
Pours golden colour, medium head with long retention and some lacing.
Aroma of wet cardboardhay, grass and cat peeMediuim to light body, watery texture, average carbonation. Malty finish.
Taste isa bit better than aroma, but nothing remarkable, some grass, hay, citircs and malt.
Poor, though I've tasted some other worst than that.

Today at 04:15 PM
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Ratskeller Reserve Twenty OneLesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Ratskeller Reserve Twenty One

IPA - American | 7% ABV

Summit Brewing Company
Saint Paul, Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +2.6% | Average: 3.78
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Scrappy notes from 2019. 6 pack of cans.
Clean looking and tasting. A very nice gold color. Lightly dank, some tropical fruit notes, crackery bread crust, pine and signature summit malt base (which makes Summit identifiable). Easy drinking, a bit dryish and very well balanced. Excellent!

Today at 03:35 PM
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Ratskeller Get SmokedLesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Ratskeller Get Smoked

Porter - Smoked | 6.1% ABV

Summit Brewing Company
Saint Paul, Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +6.5% | Average: 3.98
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Scrappy notes from 2019. 3 bottles in a mixed 12 pack is the only way to get this beer. I bought two 12 packs.
6.1%ABV 40IBU Pours very black with a tan head, lightly smoked smell that includes a gentle sensation of smoked/dries meats, darkly toasted caramelized malts, figs, coffee with a fast dry finish, slight heat & pepper flavor hangs on, heat returns. It is excellent in it's style.

Today at 03:26 PM
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Ewok DreamsREVZEB from Illinois

Ewok Dreams

IPA - American | 6.9% ABV

Von Ebert Brewing
Portland, Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -2.8% | Average: 3.94
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Somewhat cloudy pale golden body with two fingers of white foam. Big grapefruit, orange zest, resinous pine leading the nose, with lemon pith and honey in the background. Taste is much the same, some dankness and more defined malt are present here, not as clean/focused as the nose. Feel is medium bodied but slightly thins through the sip, hops are the star in texture with sharp and resinous leading.

Today at 03:19 PM
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Rauch HellesREVZEB from Illinois

Rauch Helles

Lager - Rauchbier | 5% ABV

Von Ebert Brewing
Portland, Oregon

4.49/5  rDev +2.3% | Average: 4.39
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Cloudy golden body with a plump white head. Smell and taste are clones: wood fire smoked grains, biscuit with a hint of honeycomb, light earthy hops, hint of bacon, general smoke is pervasive but it has complex character, fruit esters linger faintly, this is really well balanced. Feel is strikingly medium bodied, smoky and crisp. A wonderful smoked helles lager!

Today at 03:14 PM
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Dark InfusionLesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Dark Infusion

Stout - Sweet / Milk | 6.8% ABV

Summit Brewing Company
Saint Paul, Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -0.9% | Average: 4.28
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Scrappy notes from May 1, 2020.
8.5%ABV 40IBU Jet black with a tan head, coffee, caramel, chocolate, graham cracker. Brazilian coffee added cold at bottling. Very smooth, lightly sweet and rather creamy/milky from the lactose with darkly roasted caramel malts and it's not too heavy. Quite excellent.

Today at 02:50 PM
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Cranky WoodsmanLesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Cranky Woodsman

Brown Ale - American | 5.2% ABV

Summit Brewing Company
Saint Paul, Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +3.5% | Average: 3.75
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Scrappy notes from autumn 2018.
5.2%ABV 30IBU Oak smoked malts, maple syrup, lacey barley from Alexandria, MN. Rich mahogany color, toast, graham cracker and smoke, cascade hops, citrus, light sweetness. Just smooth as the day is long. It is very tasty & toasty. Excellent beer.

Today at 02:43 PM
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Alt BierLesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Alt Bier

Altbier

Summit Brewing Company
Saint Paul, Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +9.5% | Average: 3.68
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Scrappy notes from 1995.
The best beer and brewer in Minneapolis in my opinion. It is a gorgeous light caramel color, creamy head, tastes lightly rich and sweet and is very soft and deep tasting. It has that Summit hop configuration that is signature but is quite malty and Germanic. Excellent.

Today at 02:30 PM
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Scruitsmbslt from Illinois

Scruit

Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale | 5% ABV

Big Thorn Farm & Brewery
Georgetown, Illinois

3.67/5  rDev -6.6% | Average: 3.93
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aged 4 years

Ruby colored with gold highlights. 1 finger of head that quickly receded. Very little carbonation released post pour.

Faint cherry aroma.

Predominately tart cherry. Sage? Peeked through after coming to room temperature. No complexity or layers.

Moderate mouthfeel with some carbonation released on the tongue.

Interesting, good with food.

Today at 02:13 PM
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Pierre Le ChatREVZEB from Illinois

Pierre Le Chat

Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech | 4.6% ABV

Von Ebert Brewing
Portland, Oregon

3.72/5  rDev -1.6% | Average: 3.78
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Crystal clear golden body with a finger of white foam. Hops are floral and gentle despite their omnipresence in both smell and taste. Supporting yeast and cracker in the nose. Taste add light grass clippings and faint biscuit but the yeast is cut into. Overall kind of muted. Feel is bright, crisp, effervescent even, but short lived with a ending that stops short of being dry.

Today at 02:03 PM
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Fresh Hop PilsREVZEB from Illinois

Fresh Hop Pils

Pilsner - German | 4.9% ABV

Von Ebert Brewing
Portland, Oregon

4.13/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.13
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pale golden body with a white head and thick bands of lacing. The fresh wet hops make themselves known right away in the nose, crusty bread and light pilsner malt support. Taste has the same combination, hops are wet grass centric, bread is more fresh and focused on the innards away form the crust, light biscuit and pine emerge slowly as you go down the glass. Feel has the fresh hop feel with great pilsner yeast and malt textures melding in behind.

Today at 02:00 PM
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Verona RupesREVZEB from Illinois

Verona Rupes

Brown Ale - Belgian Dark | 5% ABV

Von Ebert Brewing
Portland, Oregon

4.41/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.41
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Opaque brown body, darker in the middle than the edges, cap is tan leaving spotted lacing. Great aromas of toffee and lightly toasted caramel with cocoa, light dry earth and leather. Taste is much the same with a whisper of date added. Malt forward but not heavy at all, sneaky lush given the abv, smooth and has a hint of roast. Really nice work here with this dark ale

Today at 01:53 PM
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Black Maskmntlover from Tennessee

Black Mask

Stout - American Imperial | 12% ABV

Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Athens, Ohio

4.32/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.32
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a inky black with only sliver of tan head that falls to pond scum bubbles right away. Only the sparsest wisps of lace are left behind on this big brew.

Aroma is lots of chocolate almost fudge like nose, aided by more caramelized brown sugars big sweet goodness over powers everything. Underneath the chocolate only light roasted notes coffee hints, vanilla from the light bourbon barrel notes. As it warms coffee notes do seem to emerge more, causing me to bump it up a tad.

Taste like the nose big chocolate rich and sugary sweetness abound over all. underneath the sweet wave is roasted notes coffee, vanilla and light woody bourbon barrel notes mingle over your taste buds to rein the would be cloyingness. For me seems more like its skirting desert beer status with all the coco nibs almost like a Fudgesicle, as it warms other notes become more noticeable and kid of rounds it out.

Mouthfeel is approaching chewy level but bordering on the full side instead, no doubt aided by the smooth carbonation level.

Overall becomes more complex as she warms like most beers I guess but more so with this one turns from borderline cloying chocolate to big ass stout with chocolate nibs still dominating but not over powering it all.

Today at 01:21 PM