Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Stone | Tags: alcohol, bitter, black, brown wispy head, burnt, coffee, dry, espresso, grains, hoppy, layered, licorice, liquor, long dark burnt finish, Malty, masterly crafted, opaque, sandy, silky persistent lace, sponge, thick
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.7 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s, Lawrenceville, NJ for $6.99
Aroma: liquor, alcohol, licorice, burnt, grains, coffee. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: opaque, black, thick, brown wispy head, silky persistent lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: layered, coffee, espresso, malty, hoppy, bitter, dry, masterly crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: sandy, dry, sponge, long dark burnt finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Like an espresso milkshake with dark chocolate shavings. I will go and seek this out again – amazing. It is masterly crafted and an immediate favorite. 20 out of 20.
Filed under: Abbey Tripel (trappist), Allagash | Tags: amazing, banana, barley, beautiful, bourbon, clear, dark, deep finish, golden, nice, oak, thin white head
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 95, Abbey Tripel, Trappist
ABV, Volume & Calories: 10.5 % in 16 fl oz. estimated at 250C
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s on tap in Newtown, PA for $6.00 (Hi to my new found friends there. )
Aroma: oak, bourbon, nice. 9 out of 10.
Visuals: clear, beautiful, golden, thin white head. 4 out of 5.
Taste: bourbon, oak, barley, banana. 9 out of 10.
Palate: amazing, dark, deep finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Nicely balanced Belgian and oak. I’d have it again. It’s great. Very well crafted. 18 out of 20.
Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Stone | Tags: amazing, attractive, brilliant, clear, coating, deep finish, deep red, delicious, dust, grains, hay, hops, inviting, leathery, leaves, maple syrup, mild, nice lace, off white, present, quiet, roasted grains, sponge, well balanced, well crafted, wispy head
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 98, American Strong, Trappist
22 fl oz x 7.2% ABV = 158.4 / 60 = 2.64 beers * 150 C = 396 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $4.50
Aroma: mild, inviting, quiet, present, grains. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: attractive, deep red, brilliant, clear, off white, wispy head, nice lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: hops, roasted grains, maple syrup, leaves, hay, dust, delicious, well balanced, well crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: leathery, coating, sponge, amazing, deep finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Reminds me of the Oaked Bastard, but I preferred this by a mile, and I liked that one a lot. I’d have it again, and I plan to. One of my go to beers from here on out, since I can get it almost anywhere. Well crafted – a very nice treat. 18 out of 20.
Filed under: Sam Adams, wheat ale (shaker, weizen) | Tags: average, fruit juice, iced tea, lemonade, lemons, overly sweet, sugary
Very much like iced tea or lemonade from a sugar mix. That’s not a compliment. Hard to drink.
Aroma is lemons. Visuals are average American pils. Taste is like fruit juice. Palate is overly sweet without any longevity. Overall, Leinenkugel does this better, and I really don’t enjoy Leinenkugel either.
Filed under: Porter (English pint, stem glass), Yuengling | Tags: average, just okay, not great, poor
Not nearly as abysmal as their other offerings, but not great either – I think that the taste here leads to the idea that their porter would probably be rather nice, considering the price, but this mix of lager and porter only hints at what that might taste like. Rather like a weak brown ale, this is just okay.
Aroma is okay, taste is about average, palate is poor, visuals are average. Overall, it makes me want something else.
Filed under: pale lager (mug, English pint, lager, shaker), Yuengling | Tags: average
This was a simple lager. Nothing great, but better than Bud, if only by a bit. Aroma was missing, visuals were typical, taste was rice and corn, and palate was short and bland. Perfectly average.