Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter) | Tags: bitter finish, black, burnt, cappuccino, chocolate, coffee, dark finish, dark malts, deep, delicious, espresso, fluffy, long, oily, opaque, persistent head, rich, roasted, sour, steady lace, syrup, tan, thick, well crafted
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 190 C
Purchased at: Trenton Road Take Out, Langhorne, PA for $.41
Aroma: deep, roasted, coffee, syrup, chocolate, sour. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: deep, opaque, black, oily, tan, fluffy, persistent head, steady lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: rich, coffee, espresso, dark malts, burnt, roasted, bitter finish,thick, delicious, well crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: oily, thick, long, dark finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Like a Wawa cappuccino but much darker and deeper. I will seek it out and have it again and again, as long as this price stands. It’s very well crafted, and it is a personal favorite. 20 out of 20.
Filed under: Doppelbock (mug, stein, stem glass), Troeg's | Tags: clear, crystal malt, disappointing, light bitterness, macro, Malty, maple syrup, medium craft, musky, off white, persistent head, quick finish, red, some light lace, sweet, washy, watery
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.2 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 180 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.25
Aroma: musky, sweet, malty. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: clear, red, off white, persistent head, some light lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: maple syrup, crystal malt, light bitterness, medium craft. 6 out of 10.
Palate: washy, watery, quick finish. 2 out of 5.
Overall: disappointing for a double style. A generalized brown ale with a deeper finish. I would not seek it out again. It seems macro. 14 out of 20.
Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Samuel Smith | Tags: black, chocolate, coffee, dark, deep, delicious finish, heavy, heavy malt flavors, inviting, layered, light bitterness, liquor, long, loose lace, murky, nice, oily, opaque, persistent head, rich, roasted, soda, tan, tannins, well crafted
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 170 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors, Pennington, NJ for $2.75
Aroma: tannins, dark, roasted, chocolate, coffee, nice, inviting. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: deep, murky, black, opaque, tan, persistent head, loose lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: deep, roasted, liquor, light bitterness, heavy malt flavors, layered, rich, well crafted. 9 out of 10.
Palate: soda, heavy, oily, long, deep, delicious finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Not quite up there with some other imperials, such as Stone, and not nearly as rich nor deep as something like Mikkeller’s Geek Breakfast, but highly available, and very delicious. I’d have it again in a heartbeat. It’s a great beer, and very well crafted. 18 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.