Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Mikkeller | Tags: amazing, beautiful packaging, black, coffee, dark, dirt, fluid, heavy hops, heavy malt, heavy strength, high quality, licorice, long bitter finish, long lasting tan head, melted chocolate, mold, oily, sand, silky, staining, sulfur, the most vibrant lace, well balanced, without light
ABV, Volume & Calories: 13.1% in 12.7fl oz. estimated at 250 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $10.99
Aroma: Amazing, coffee, licorice, dirt, sand, mold, sulfur.
Visuals: beautiful packaging, dark, oily, black, staining, without light, long lasting tan head, the most vibrant lace.
Taste: well balanced, heavy malt, heavy hops, heavy strength.
Palate: high quality, silky, oily, melted chocolate, fluid, long bitter finish.
Overall: Another amazing brew from Mikkeller. An absolute repeat. An instant favorite. High value. High craft.
Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Weyerbacher | Tags: black, expertly balanced, great, heavy craft, heavy hops, heavy malt, heavy strength, high quality, liquor, long chocolate finish, medium high design, nice, oak, oily, permeating, rose, sandy texture, sticky lace, tannins, thick tan head, whiskey, wonderful
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Jack’s Wine Sense, Ewing, NJ for $4.99
Aroma: nice, wonderful, permeating, oak, liquor, tannins, rose, whiskey. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: medium high design, black, oily, thick tan head, great, sticky lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: expertly balanced, heavy malt, heavy hops, heavy strength, heavy craft. 10 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, sandy texture, long chocolate finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: It’s almost a crime for me to have beer this good for this price. This is a fantastic, affordable, high quality treat, I’ll have it again for sure, a new favorite, high value, expertly crafted. About the only thing I don’t like about the whole experience is the cheesy graphic on the label. 20 out of 20.
Filed under: Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), Green Flash | Tags: almost balanced, aromatic, copper, delicious, Fruity, golden, great strength, hazy, heavy hops, high craft, high quality, long bright finish, loose lace, medium malt, nice packaging, rippled texture, smooth, spicy, surprising, thin white head, unfiltered, very nice
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.2 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $8.99
Aroma: very nice, spicy, aromatic, smooth, fruity, delicious. 9 out of 10.
Visuals: nice packaging, copper, golden, hazy, unfiltered, thin white head, loose lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: almost balanced, medium malt, heavy hops, surprising, great strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, rippled texture, long bright finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Done in the tradition of Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel, where the hops and bananas all get in bed together. Definitely a repeat, though maybe not a favorite, okay value, high craft. 18 out of 20.
Filed under: Premium Bitter [ESB] (English pint), Rogue | Tags: clear, golden color, good craft, good lace, heavy hops, high quality, hoppy, light malt, light strength, medium finish, nice, okay design, persistent white head, prickly texture, unbalanced
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.2% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 300C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors, Pennington, NJ for $5.99
Aroma: nice, hoppy. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: okay design, golden color, clear, persistent white head, good lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: unbalanced, light malt, heavy hops, light strength, good craft. 8 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, prickly texture, medium finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: reminds me of a watery Hop Harvest from Sierra Nevada. I’ve had this before, and I might have it again. I’m surprised that this rates as high as it does. medium value. good craft. 16 out of 20.