Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Might as well Continue on...

Trains aint runnin!

1) Fifty Fifty Brewing Co - Eclipse - 9.5% - 2011 version - Red Wax which means that this was aged in Four Roses Bourbon Barrels - Potent yet very drinkable - The vanilla taste in this is nice!

2) Freetail Ananke - American Wild Ale - 5.8% - Ale Aged in wine barrels...Not bad could sip for a while!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gonna be a long weekend beer review!

Right to it!

1) Harpoon - White IPA 6.2% - Very good nice combination of Simcoe, Cascade and Citra hops with some nice belgian spiciness.  Should have been released over the summer as it would be perfect for the season.  Nice beer!

2) Misty Mountain IPA - New Brewery in the Hartford are.  Decided to take a ride up there today.  Not the citrus bomb that I usually go for but more of a DogFish Head 60 min type of beer.  Would buy again.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Continuing on!

Boulevard Brewing - Love Child # 2 - 9.6% Wild Ale in bourbon barrels?  Yes please!  This is so tart and you got a lot of nice booze - Champagne time!

We'll Keep Going with the pictures!

Bell' s Brewery, This one goes to 11.....11% that is very good American Strong ale.  Wish I had one to age!

Another top 100 review!

Poured into a teiku glass. Very nice orange color with a soft white head. The nose is pretty outstanding all of the whiffs for what comes next...Citrus galore, grapefruit, orange, lemon zest and you get a bit of balance with some apricot and mango notes. The finish is nice and soft. Carbonation is medium. Fantastic beer there are some lucky folks who live near this brewery!

By the way Three Floyds Zombie Dust!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend Beer Review!

Might be a short one who knows!

1) Surly Wet - 7.5% - American IPA - Brewed exclusively with Simcoe Hops - This is an absolute hop bomb.  What a tasty treat.  Bottom of the can says canned on 10/1/12.  Just a baby!

2) Midnight Sun Brewing - Berserker - 13 or something percent stout brewed with maple syrup and molasses aged in bourbon barrels.  Ouch!

3) Shmaltz Brewing Co - Barrel Aged Human BlockHead - 10% - Aged in Buffalo Trace Barrels - Wow sticky sweet.  Gonna take a while to drink this one!

Monday, October 8, 2012

All Week Beer Review!

Alot of sports going on so I am going to continue on.  Plus I need to make rook in the fridge as I have 4 boxes coming!

1) East End Brewing - Smokestack Heritage Porter - 6.8% - Nice smoked porter received in a trade.  Finely got around to this.  A bit thin which is what I would figure but a nice amokiness.  Glad to have ticked!

2) Green Flash - Double Stout - Very dry and malty, there is a bitter chocolate and burnt coffee taste as well.  Not sure where the 8.8% alcohol is.  Glad they have finally come to CT.

3) Central Waters - Kasmyk Charlies Y2k Catastrophe Ale - 10% another BW from these fine folks, except not barrel aged.  BA says it is an American Style but I get more of an English feel as there is absolutely no hops whatsoever.  Pretty tasty!

4) Alltech's Lexington Brewing - Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - 8.19% - English strong ale,  Nice amber color and you really get a load of vanilla with this.  A little bitter at the end though which does not bode well for the morning commute.  Overall not bad!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Weekend Beer Review!

1) Evil Twin Brewing - Imperial Biscotti Break - 11% This finally hit the NYC area in bottles, Pours a very nice black and with a swirl of the glass you get a nice brown hue. Little carbonation noted. The taste is really great. Outstanding balance between coffee, chocolate, vanilla and anise. Such a desert beer. Don't age this, drink it fresh if you can!

Well done! Another top 100 beer ticked!

2) Ommegang - Scythe & Sicle - 5.8% - Biere De Garde - This is a welcome respite from the usual pumpkin ale/octoberfest nonsense. This should be a recurring seasonal beer.

3) Bootlegger's Brewery - Black Phoenix - 6.7% - Chipotle Coffee Stout. Has some really nice Chocolate & Coffee notes with a nice slight pepper burn. Nice beer!

4) Half Acre - Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Wow what a hop bomb! Exceptional!