Oskar Blues Death by Coconut Irish Porter

Oskar Blues Brewing, Longmont, CO; Brevard, NC 6.5% ABV Black in color with a nose of coconut.  Also tastes like coconut (surprise!).  Fr. Jack likes coconut but this takes it too far.  One dimensional and artificial tasting.  Disappointing since we generally like Oskar Blues beer. Would we have it again?  Nope https://www.oskarblues.com/beer/dbc Advertisements

Heavy Seas Double Cannon Double IPA

Clipper City Brewing Company, Baltimore, MD Hop aromas blast out of this flavor explosion.  Massively dry-hopped, with a balanced malt sweetness, this irresistible force showcases the power of bringing in the extra artillery. 9.5% ABV Light amber in color with a whiff of citrus on the nose.  Double Cannon is fairly seamless with the bitterness…

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe Double IPA

Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Easton, PA 9% ABV This Double IPA is hazy dark amber in color and has a nose reminiscent of strawberries.  On the front end the beer is hoppy; the back end is fruity.  Little to no bitterness.  One of the fruitiest Double IPAs we have tried. Would we have it again?  Yes…

Bell’s Hopsoulution Double IPA

Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Comstock, MI This remarkably drinkable Double IPA pays tribute to one of mother nature’s finest creations, as several hop varietals combine for massive aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and pine. 8% ABV Hazy amber in color with a light fruity nose.  This is on the bitter side of the Double IPA spectrum….

Boulevard The Calling Double IPA

Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City, MO 8.5% ABV The Calling is a hazy light orange and smells like a Double, though a bit subdued.  You can taste the alcohol!  It starts off rather bitter, then the fruit comes in on the back end.  The bitterness subsides the more it opens up.  It’s a very dry…

Shipyard Chocolate Milk Stout

Shipyard Brewing Co, Portland, ME 5.4% ABV Dark brown/black in color with a nose of sweet coffee with a hint of chocolate.  Large Marge felt cheated as it tasted nothing like chocolate milk.  More bitter than our homebrew milk stout (John Palmer’s Triple-X Milk Stout).  Bitterness from the increased amount of chocolate malt, rather than…

Finch’s Secret Stache Stout

Finch’s Beer Company, Chicago, IL 5.3% ABV Black, like our souls, in color with a nose of coffee and vanilla.  Sweet up front and bitter at the end.  The bitterness lingers, but it is not unpleasant.  Full-bodied but eminently drinkable.  A hearty brew for a chilly night (or the closest New Orleans approximation).  Fairly seamless…

Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout

Terrapin Beer Co, Athens, GA The “Moo-Hoo” chocolate milk stout proudly uses cocoa nibs from Olive Sinclair Chocolate Company to give this beer its chocolately great taste! 6.1% ABV Dark brown in color with a subtle chocolate/coffee nose.  Coffee and aspertame sweetness dominate the palate.  Starts out as nothing and then BOOM the coffee sweetness…

Abita Christmas Ale

Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, LA Each year at the Abita brewery we craft a special dark ale for the holiday season.  Then, Papa Noel harnesses up his team of gators and makes this special delivery.  The recipe changes each year so that Abita Chrismas Ale is always the perfect gift. 5.5% ABV Clear brown/amber…

Magic Hat Winter Mingle Stout with Vanilla

Magic Hat Brewing Co, South Burlington, VT 5.8% ABV Dark brown in color with a nose of coffee and chocolate, not vanilla.  Very vanilla extract-y on the palate, however.  On the aftertaste there is an artificial tasting sweetness, like aspertame.  Used just a little too much vanilla extract in this beer. Would we have it…