Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cosmophonic12, Sep 8, 2016.
I liked it and will get a dozen of these.
Do they come in bigger bottles?
At least here - no. We have Bulgarian beers that do come in 2.5 liters
Vanilla Cherry Stout, Bourbon barrel aged from Central Waters Brewing in Amherst, WI. Been seeing more of their stuff on the shelves here, lots of barrel aged offerings. Has that booze on the nose, a hint of smoke. Touch of booze up front, goes quickly to a REAL fresh cherry taste, like in real fresh tart cherries off the tree flavor. That tart is balanced by that creamy you get from the vanilla, as the cherry fade you get that smoky stout backbone with the vanilla for balance again. A very enjoyable sipper, not as heavy as some of these fancy beers can be but NOT short on flavor.
Jura Single Malt, 10yr - always straight up.
Grilled some chicken and shrimp yesterday for supper so I grabbed a case of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Zeelander IPA with New Zealand's Nelson Sauvin hops from Toppling Goliath in Dechora IA. Mostly citrus on the nose but I think I smelled a little rising bread dough. A fresh hop bomb front to back, ripe grapefruit with sweet pineapple, mandarin orange up front, lemon zest in the middle turning to a floral pine like dry bitter. You can feel the hop resin coating your mouth, I really like this beer.
Raspberry Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing in Longmont CO. I can get a hint of raspberry on the nose with some smoky touches. Starts out with hints of a raspberry shake, fresh ripe raspberries, finishes with notes of coffee and a smoky malt. Lighter than I expected, a tasty after dinner beer.
Bulletproof gin with some frozen and overripe fruits.
From a Haagen grocery store in Bellingham, Wa., which is a very liberal college town. However, they also have several breweries that produce some truly great beers. I'm not much of an IPA fan and my wife took this while I was trying to stay focused and find a good lager!
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
Sir Mocha, Mocha Stout from Exile Brewing in Des Moines, Iowa. You get a little mocha latte aroma. And yeah it drinks like a cold mocha latte with extra shot of espresso but on the less sweet side. Only the finish lets you know you are drinking a stout with that roasted smoky malt hint.
This caught my eye at the store. Light, wheaty, with both the aroma and finish of sun ripe Dewberrys. Yum.
Probably a little too late for most of us to celebrate tonight, but today (4/7) was National Beer day. I have decided to celebrate all weekend instead.
Couple SN Pale Ales to chase the day away last night.
We should be finding mushrooms but the lack of moisture may ruin another season. Thankfully TG just dropped their morel mushroom brew, no mushroom in it just their way of celebrating the tradition. Second year I've had this, can't think of anything to change on last years thoughts;
Scorpius Morchella DIPA by Toppling Goliath Brewing in Decorha Iowa. Pop the top and your nose is met with sweet fresh OJ, a citrus burst. You don't notice the light malty aroma till you get the stuff right on your face. The taste is fantastic, spring for sure with a wonderful green flavor start to finish, fresh ripe citrus, maybe a bit of pineapple on the upfront side, real creamy. The end shows a little bitter but only enough to make the beer not to sweet, balance is dead on with this brew. Changes as it warms, more sweet and more bitter but still maintains that balance, Good schit! Really reminds me of a brew they do with some New Zealand hops that I really liked. Buy when you see it in the spring, it's a once a year batch at Morel mushroom time. I will be jumping on more of this stuff.
My old standby: Reyka vodka, straight from the freezer. A good day should be celebrated!