Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Dogfish Head | Tags: beautiful, chocolatey, coating, coffee, deep brown, dust, floral, fruit. almonds, fully opaque, grapes, heady, long roasted bitter finish, mostly roasted malts, oily, smooth, some lingering hops, spicy, sticky intricate lace, thin wispy tan head, unbalanced, wine, wood
12%abv*12 fl oz = 144/60 = 2.4 beers * 150c = 360
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $3.99Aroma: heady, floral, grapes, wine, wood, dust.
Visuals: typical dfh package, deep brown, oily, fully opaque, thin wispy tan head, sticky intricate lace.
Taste: unbalanced, mostly roasted malts, some lingering hops, beautiful, chocolatey, coffee, fruit. almonds, spicy.
Palate: oily, smooth, coating, long roasted bitter finish.
Overall: A wonderful, beautiful, tasty brew. I’d have it again, and like many DFH, it’s hard to beat. Delicious.
Filed under: Avery, English Strong Ale (English pint, trappist) | Tags: beautiful label, cherry, deep, Fruity, good strength, grapes, hazy, heavy barley malt, high quality, honey, long burnt finish, long lasting lace, Malty, nice tan head, peach, ruby, some hops, sticky texture, summer sunset, sweet, tannins, well balanced
No pics, friends, sorry. I was out and about, away from the photostudio.
Style and Glass: Strong English Ale, Pint
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA for $5.00
Aroma: tannins, grapes, malty, sweet, honey, fruity
Visuals: beautiful label, summer sunset, deep, ruby, nice tan head, hazy, long lasting lace.
Taste: well balanced, heavy barley malt, cherry, peach, some hops, good strength.
Palate: high quality, sticky texture, long burnt finish.
Overall: Wonderful, delicious, great flavor & finish. I’d love to repeat. It’s a favorite. High value. High craft. I paired it with vegetarian chili and a blackened chicken wrap — absolutely delicious, and a very good pairing.
Filed under: ABT/Quadrupel (trappist), Allagash | Tags: alcohol, candy, cheese, dry, grapes, great bottle design, haunting, high craft, high hops, high malt, high quality, high strength, increasingly hazy, long fruity finish, no head, no lace, rose, ruby, Slight gush, smooth texture, spinach, very nice, well balanced, wine, wood
ABV, Volume & Calories:10 % in 25.4 fl oz. estimated at 400C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ
Aroma: Very nice, alcohol, rose, wine, grapes, spinach, cheese, wood. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: Slight gush, great bottle design, haunting, ruby, increasingly hazy, no head, no lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, high malt, candy, high hops, dry, high strength, high craft. 10 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, smooth texture, long fruity finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: A religious experience, definitely a repeat, a favorite, medium value, high 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.
Filed under: Captain Lawrence, Porter (English pint, stem glass) | Tags: age, beautifully crafted, bitter, black, burnt, cherry, electric, extraordinary, fully opaque, grapes, long, mercury, oak, overwhelming, pine, pungent, sauerkraut, sour, strong, strong lacing, surf, thin wispy tan head, wet, wine
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.4% in 25.4 fl oz. estimated at 340C
Purchased at: OakTree Buy Rite in South Plainsfield, NJ for $14.99 (special thanks to Jay for this back store grab.)
Aroma: wine, oak, age, extraordinary, overwhelming, pungent. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: fully opaque, black, thin wispy tan head, strong lacing. 5 out of 5.
Taste: grapes, oak, electric, sauerkraut, wet, burnt, pine, cherry, beautifully crafted. 9 out of 10.
Palate: surf, mercury, long, strong, bitter, sour. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Reminds me of the smell of a house burning. I wouldn’t seek it out again – smoked is not my favorite style, though I’m glad I had a chance to sample it. It’s extremely well crafted, and in my palate, it’s extremely close to wine. 17 out of 20.
Filed under: Anchor, Barleywine Style Ale (snifter) | Tags: alcohol, beautiful, bitter, brown, depth, expensive, grapes, great, hazy, hoppy, lovely, nice, persistent head, quiet, roses, ruby, sharp, simple, siren, slick, strong, sweet, warming, well done, wispy, wonderful
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA
Size: 12 fl oz
ABV: 9 %
Estimated Calories: 190 C
RateBeer Rating: 97
Aural: quiet opening, little carbonation, simple pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Aroma: grapes
Hops Aroma: roses
Other Aroma: alcohol
Notes: An inviting and forewarning aroma. Enticing and siren like.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: ruby body and wispy white head – quite beautiful.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Impression: very nice
Malt Flavor: grain sweet toffee licorice
Hops Flavor: dust cinnamon lemon sugar
Notes: A wonderful flavor, full of wine live depth and flavors. Very sweet, but not cloying.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: slick warming
Notes: A surprisingly deep mix of hoppy bitterness and sugary sweetness. Well done.
General Impression: 18 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: A great beer, but hard to find and a bit expensive at $6 a bottle. I hope it comes to Jersey soon.