Filed under: Hoppin Frog, Imperial Stout (snifter) | Tags: bitter, black, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cream, fully dissipating, hefty hops, hefty malt, hefty viscosity, high quality, high strength, medium bitter finish, no lace, oak, okay packaging, opaque, rye, smooth texture, thin tan head, velvet chocolate cake, very nice, well balanced, wine
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.4 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors for $9.49
Aroma: very nice, cocoa, coffee, cream, rye, oak, wine.
Visuals: okay packaging, velvet chocolate cake, black, opaque, thin tan head, fully dissipating, no lace, hefty viscosity.
Taste: well balanced, chocolate, hefty malt, bitter, hefty hops, high strength.
Palate: high quality, smooth texture, medium bitter finish.
Overall: delicious and amazing. An absolute repeat. A very nice brew. Medium value. High craft.
Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Avery | Tags: alcohol, chocolate, coffee, amazing, impressive, black, opaque, ashes, wispy, well balanced, oak, high craft, hefty malt, little head, highest quality, long dark finish, charcoal, blankets, beautifully designed, impenetrable, minimal lace, enveloping, overwhelms, deep hops, high strength, soft grained texture
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11.73% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400C
Purchased at: Canal’s, Burlington, NJ for $6.64 (after discount)
Aroma: impressive, amazing, coffee, chocolate, oak, charcoal, ashes, alcohol, blankets. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: beautifully designed, black, impenetrable, opaque, little head, wispy, minimal lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, enveloping, overwhelms, hefty malt, deep hops, high strength, high craft. 10 out of 10.
Palate: highest quality, soft grained texture, long dark finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Simply amazing. Perhaps the best beer in my long bearded journey thus far. I will absolutely repeat, it’s an instant favorite, of the highest possible value, and craft. 20 out of 20.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Rogue | Tags: alcohol, amazing, black, cherries, grapes, hefty malt, high quality, layered, long lasting off white head, medium craft, oak, opaque, persistent lace, rough finish, smoother texture, some hops, sourness, tannins, thick, very strong, way off balance, well designed, wine
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11.5% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $4.49
Aroma: amazing, tannins, oak, grapes, wine, alcohol, cherries, sourness. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: well designed, black, thick, opaque, long lasting off white head, persistent lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: way off balance, hefty malt, some hops, layered, very strong, medium craft. 8 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, smoother texture, rough finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: A mixed bag. Interesting, but very chemical, and lots of unmasked alcohol. Seems fruity, but also off. Nice to try, but not a repeat, not nearly a favorite, medium value, medium craft. 16 out of 20.