Just because I love to share - from my posts on BF beer thread
Red Hook's Limited Release 8-4-1 Expedition Ale. A strong Brown Ale with a hint of honey. It pours a muddy brown and gives off a nice wood odor. As you drink it you can taste the infusion of honey that off sets the oak wood chips that it was brewed with. It nice brew and worth the investment. Please note that does have 9.5% ABL that kinda sneak up on you.
The yards General Washington Tavern Porter. The claim to fame is they use Washington porter recipe brewed with the molasses (something common in the colonial period brews). It pours a black/brown with hint of sweetness to the smell. Goes down smooth and mocha sweet. Overall it good brew and worth picking up a six pack.
Southern Tier Heavy Weizen. It was extremely well put together wheat beer. It pours cloudy (like a wheat should) and has a strong smell of citrus. I kinda of wish that I had some oranges to complete it as I drank it. If you like wheat brew then this one will right down you're alley.
Talking about Arrogant Ba$tard, just opened Breckenridge Small 471 Batch IPA. Very hoppy and comes across as Ba$tard clone. If you see it, pick it up.
Collaboration Not Litigation Ale from Avery and Russian River Brewing. It a strong Belgium Dark Ale. In one word - yuck. There are some that might like this style (it got a B+ on beeradvocate) but it my mind it isn't good. It's pours dirty brown and you can smell the citrus in it. The taste come off as hard on the tongue with an aftertaste. Maybe I was in the wrong mood for this, but I will not give it another chance.
Brewdog's Tokyo. First it is a barely wine, not a beer. It comes in very high ACL of 18.9%. So it is not something you down by yourself (unless you are a hobo). It a barely wine/beer that needs to be shared between friends (like 5 or 6 for 12 oz bottle). Comes across very sharp and sickly sweet, pours dark brown. The taste lingers and stay with you. Overall it very complex and interesting brew, but it is a sharing beer for folks that want to indulge in something outside of the norm
Full Sail Pale Ale. A nice light ale. Pours a dark golden in color with slight earthy hop smell. It goes down smooth and light. It's good summer brew.
Pike Stouts - Extra Stout- A nice dark Foreign/Export stout. Pour black with light tan head. An aroma of brown sugar and coffee when it's pours. Goes down smooth and has no aftertaste. It's good brew and worth the investment. It wasn't the greatest stout as clerk at the store claimed but it is something that should be on the go to list for the stout drinker
Boulder Beer Company - Obovoid - Oak-aged oatmeal Stout. Pour black with tan head. You catch the hint of the oak and underlying oatmeal. A little bitter going down, which is common with this style. At the end of the sip, there is a little aftertaste of malts also common with this brew. Overall a great Oatmeal Stout, the oak chip bring an earthly taste to the beer that some won't like. It worth getting if you like hearty oatmeal stout.
Last edited by elsid13; 06-08-2010 at 02:26 AM..