Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), North Coast | Tags: alcohol, beautiful, black, caramel, chocolate, dark, hoppy, nice, roasted, stout, strong, thick
sensory first impression: Rich, deep, chocolaty, and nutty. Alcohol comes through, but still drinkable. Impressive darkness, tan head, and aroma. Hoppy finish and malty front end are wonderfully balanced. A great example of the style.
Aroma/Olfactory: 10 out of 10
Malt flavor is: dark caramel, maple syrupy, dark chocolate, bold coffee, almonds, cashews, almost burnt
Hop flavor is: resinous, florid, oregano
Yeast flavor is: rye, floury, feta cheese, dirt, dry
Other flavors include: alcohol, ginger, garlic, licorice, raisin, oak
Visuals/Appearance: 5 out of 5
Color is: black, without highlights except for a light blue tinge
Liquid is: absolutely dark
Head and lace are: nice, brown with sticky lacing
Taste/Flavor: 10 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: medium to heavy
Sour level is: light
Palate/Tactile: 5 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: full
Texture is: oily, creamy, sticky, papery
Carbonation is: soft, flat
Finish is: astringent, bitter, long
Overall experience: A great taste and visual experience. Murky and mysterious, but tastes deep and wonderful. 18 out of 20. I liked the flavor, color, and aroma. I did not like the high price, but I can’t say it wasn’t worth it.
Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), North Coast | Tags: beautiful design, biting texture, black, chocolate, coffee, cream, dark finish, high craft, high hops, high malt, high quality, high strength, little lace, long, opaque, So nice, thin tan head, very well balanced
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Aroma: So nice, coffee, chocolate, cream. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: beautiful design, black, opaque, thin tan head, little lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: very well balanced, high malt, high hops, high strength, high craft. 10 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, biting texture, long, dark finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Amazing, definitely a repeat, always a favorite, high value, high craft. 20 out of 20.
Filed under: North Coast, Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip) | Tags: a bit wet, apple, best lace ever, bright white, bubbly, champagne, chemical finish, cherry, foamy, foamy lace, golden, grape, highly carbonated, licorice, medium craft, medium finish, persistent head, slightly cloudy, soapy, surf, thick
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7.3 % in 16.9 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Canal’s in Burlington, NJ (thanks for the ladder walk, Mike) for $7.12
Aroma: champagne, apple, soapy, licorice. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: slightly cloudy, golden, bright white, persistent head, thick, foamy lace, best lace ever. 5 out of 5.
Taste: apple, cherry, grape, chemical finish, a bit wet, medium craft. 7 out of 10.
Palate: foamy, surf, bubbly, highly carbonated, medium finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Visually appealing. Rather chemical finish, and a bit soapy. I would not seek it out again, though it was not bad. It seemed a bit more commercial than craft. 16 out of 20.
Filed under: Dogfish Head, Great Divide, Nogne O, North Coast, Oskar Blues, Rogue, Smuttynose, Southern Tier, Stone, Victory
Filed under: Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), North Coast | Tags: barley, bitter, chocolate, flowers, Fruity, grapes, hoppy, long finish, ruby, salty, sandy, tribute
RateBeer rating: 90
Calories: estimated at 400 C
Volume: 22 fl oz.
Glass: trappist, tulip, tumbler
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ
Consumed at: home over a dry rub chicken with onion gravy, brown rice and mixed legumes dinner.
Ocean salt and reeds
deep ruby with sandy peak
long bitter finish
grapes, barley, and chocolate,
bold flowers make fine tribute
aroma 8 out of 10
visuals 5 out of 5
taste 8 out of 10
palate 4 out of 5
overall 17 out of 20
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), North Coast | Tags: bitter, copper, delicious, foamy, good looking, hoppy, interesting, long finish, Malty, sweet, well rounded
RateBeer rating: 84
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: Lager Glass
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
First Impression: Beautiful. Delicious Aroma. Very hoppy. IPA like scent. Aroma is very deep and rounded. Visuals include a deep copper body under a white foamy head. Taste is hoppy, malty, slightly watery. Palate is somewhat dull, Front top of mouth, interesting in this way. Long delicious finish. Second Impression. Nicely crafted, delicious, enjoyable. Good looking, with nice aroma, delicious taste.
Aroma: 9 out of 10
Visuals: 4 out of 5
Taste: 9 out of 10
Palate: 3 out of 5
Overall: 17 out of 20