Filed under: Southern Tier
Deep brown body with a tan head with nice lace. Aroma is caramel, sugar, and cocoa. Taste is super sweet with long warm finish, caramel throughout. Delicious. Had at pizzeria uno, hamilton, nj on tap.
Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Southern Tier | Tags: alcohol, as usual, beautiful packaging, bitter finish, black, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, cream, delicious, high quality, like a night in the deep woods, milk chocolate, nice tan head, opaque, smooth texture, So nice, sourness, strong, strong lace, syrupy chocolate, tight bitter finish, utter darkness, warm, warming, well balanced
Style and Glass: Imperial Stout, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington for $8.99
Aroma: So nice, cocoa, chocolate, milk chocolate, sourness, cream, caramel, alcohol.
Visuals: beautiful packaging, as usual, utter darkness, like a night in the deep woods, black, opaque, nice tan head, strong lace.
Taste: Well balanced, syrupy chocolate, tight bitter finish, warming, strong, delicious.
Palate: High quality, smooth texture, warm, bitter finish.
Overall: dessert in a bottle. I’d have it again in a heartbeat. Likely my favorite chocolate imperial stout. It turns it to 11. Nicely done once again by Southern Tier.
Filed under: Premium Bitter [ESB] (English pint), Southern Tier | Tags: chalky texture, clear, corn, expertly balanced, golden, good design, hay, high quality, hops, long lasting white head, long medium bitter finish, medium hops, medium malt, medium strength, nice, sticky lace, sugar, well crafted, wheat
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.7 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.00
Aroma: nice, wheat, hay, hops, corn, sugar. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: good design, golden, clear, long lasting white head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: expertly balanced, medium malt, medium hops, medium strength, well crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, chalky texture, long medium bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: A beautiful example of what an everyday or session brew should be, an absolute repeat, not a favorite, but it’s not my favorite style either, high value, high craft. This is what Budweiser Ale should strive hard to be. 20 out of 20.
Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Southern Tier | Tags: bright, citrus, clear, gold, high craft, high quality, hops, little lace, low strength, medium hops, medium malt, nice, nice design, no head, pine, smooth texture, subtle finish, well balanced
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $5.69 (after discount)
Aroma: nice, pine, hops, citrus. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: nice design, gold, bright, clear, no head, little lace. 3 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, medium malt, medium hops, low strength, high craft. 8 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, smooth texture, subtle finish. 3 out of 5.
Overall: Not bad at all, but rather dull. I could avoid a repeat, not a favorite, some value, medium craft. 16 out of 20.
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 86, American Strong, Trappist
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Circle liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $5.99
Enjoyed with Roch Pisarek on his birthday. Many more and much love.
Aroma: nice, citrusy. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: nice label, good design, brilliant, amber, clear, fluffy white head, nice lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: malty, bitter, balanced, strong, well crafted, delicious. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, nice texture, longer finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: beautiful, tasty, well done beer. I’d have it again, but it wasn’t especially special. Average value, nicely crafted. 17 out of 20.