Has been a real interesting beer week leading up to # 300. Bought & cellared 4 St. Bernardus Christmas Ales, cellared 2 Dogfish Olde School Barleywines & Burton Baton's. Going to pick up some Black Op's as well. Last night went to Williamsburg for dba's cask festival. Had a nice oak aged porter (forgot the brewer). Went over to Brooklyn Brewery, had a Blast & bought a Pint Glass. Finally had a Limb & Life at Mugs. Drove to Woodbridge and picked up a Growler of Sea Hag at New England Brewing....the brewer showed me the Oak Barrels where he is aging a special brewery availability offering of Imperial Stout Trooper.....that said:
# 300 Alesmith - Speedway Stout (brewed with Ryan Bros. Coffee Beans) 12% - Great dark head on this beer. Coffee flavor very pronounced a bit thinner than expected but still very good. Way to drinkable given the abv. Not a bad choice for 300 at all. Have a couple more to add to this post so check back.
Thanks to Adam for the comment as well as MC & Gator for their thoughts on beer. By the way the Sea Hag Growler....10 bucks 64 oz., which if I have my English standards measurement right is 4 pints. 2.50 for a pint of good beer.....Priceless!
Now on to 400!
1) Left Hand Brewing - Fade to Black - Foreign Export Stout 8.5% ABV - Getting a little confused by all these Stout styles, Imperial, Russian, Foreign Export...not sure of all the differences. That said very intense coffee flavor. Good one to start the day with!