Filed under: Bear Republic, Imperial Stout (snifter) | Tags: beautiful packaging, black, corn, fort knox, hay, hefty, high hops, high quality, intricate lace, longer finish, low malt, marshmallow, medium strength, opaque, smooth texture, syrup, thin tan head, very nice, well balanced
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.1 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at:Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $4.89
Aroma: hefty, hay, corn, marshmallow, syrup, very nice.
Visuals: beautiful packaging, fort knox, black, opaque, thin tan head, intricate lace.
Taste: well balanced, low malt, high hops, medium strength.
Palate: high quality, smooth texture, longer finish.
Overall: Hard to tell what this even tastes like after the Mikkeller Black, but the quality shines through. A repeat, could even be a favorite. high value. Medium high craft.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Rock Art | Tags: better design, burning, exquisite, floral, hazy, less malt, long lasting thinner white head, longer finish, low quality, medium high strength, more hops, reddish brown, spongy, sticky lace, terricloth texture, well balanced, wonderful
ABV, Volume & Calories: 10 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $4.09
Aroma: wonderful, floral, exquisite, burning.
Visuals: better design, reddish brown, hazy, long lasting thinner white head, sticky lace.
Taste: well balanced, less malt, more hops, medium high strength.
Palate: low quality, spongy, terricloth texture, longer finish.
Overall: Immensely better than its ‘younger brother’ Ridge Runner, but that’s not saying very much. Not a repeat, since I could have a great beer in the same volume at an only slightly higher price in Ruination, not a favorite, not very valuable, low craft. It’s a shame really, Rock Art has some very nice and affordable imperial IPAs.
Filed under: Brewery Fonteinen, Lambic (flute, tumbler) | Tags: bitter, bronze, cloudy, done well, foggy, golden, longer finish, mostly sour, present, puckering, sharp, silky, silt, sour, strong, well crafted, wispy white head
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6% in 12.7 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: OakTree in South Plainsfield, NJ for $7.99
Aroma: strong, sour, sharp, and bitter. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: foggy, bronze, cloudy, golden, wispy white head, present. 4 out of 5.
Taste: mostly sour, strong, well crafted. 8 out of 10.
Palate: puckering, silt, silky, longer finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Very mindful of other lambics, and it’s done well, but it is definitely not a preferred style for me. I would not seek it out again, but it was very well crafted, and highly respectable. 17 out of 20.