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Connect With The Beer Taster!

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Posted on November 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Beer News

Three Floyd’s Dark Lord 2014

Three Floyd's Dark Lord 2014

I would like to give a quick shout out to my brother in law John for sharing one of his bottles of Dark Lord that he got from attending Dark Lord day this year at the Three Floyd’s Brewery which is located in Indiana. This beer has a hefty 14% ABV and is brewed on a very limited basis yearly.

I found this beer to pour a gorgeous dark black color, creating a brown head that laced while enjoying. The aroma of this beer was rather boozy, but it also had some fantastic caramel, coffee, chocolate, and toffee tones to it. The taste was the same as the chocolate, and coffee show up first before a wonderful smooth yet boozy finish. This Russian Imperial Stout is simply excellent carrying a fantastic balance to it, and a wonderful thick mouthfeel.

If you are lucky enough to get your hands on a bottle of this, do it! There is nothing to be disappointed about with this one, especially if you are a fan of Russian Imperial Stouts.

Cheers!

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Rating 95-100, Stouts

Fordham Spiced Harvest Ale

Fordham Spiced Harvest Ale

Fordham arrives in just the nick of time with this wonderful pumpkin ale! They are located out of Dover DE, and this is a fall seasonal and has a 6.6% ABV.

This Pumpkin Ale pours out a nice amber color, that created a decent amount of head that laced on the glass. The aroma has a whole lot going on as I found clove, spice, ginger, and cinnamon tones that really stood out. This beer has an amazing balance as well as all the flavors found in the aroma really come out to play before the very smooth finish. I also think this beer has an excellent mouthfeel for it, and it is one that I could enjoy all day long while watching some football.

Overall this is hands down one of, or the best pumpkin ale I have ever had the opportunity to enjoy. Pick this one up because it really is good!

Cheers!

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:43 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Rating 90-94

Grand Teton Sheep Eater Scotch Ale

Grand Teton Sheep Eater Scotch Ale

This Scotch Ale is brewed by the Grand Teton brewery located in Victor ID. It is a part of their famed Cellar Reserve Series and has a nice strong 7.5% ABV.

I found this beer to pour out a nice dark amber color, that shows off a gorgeous ruby color when held up to light. It created a nice off white head that laced on the glass as well. The aroma of this beer is full of caramel malts, toffee, and some spiciness. The taste of this beer carries a lot of caramel sweetness up front, with the toffee before the finish that is slightly bitter with a hint of the spiciness found in the aroma. This beer carries an excellent balance, and a superb somewhat heavy mouthfeel.

Overall this is an excellent Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, and I would recommend you pick it up and give it a shot. Grand Teton does not disappoint.

Cheers!

 

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Ale's, Rating 90-94

Grand Teton Coming Home 2014

Grand Teton Coming Home 2014

This Belgian Style Quad is brewed on an annual basis around winter time by the Grand Teton Brewery located in Victor ID. This beer has a strong 10% ABV and a modest 27 IBU’s.

I found this beer to pour out a nice burgundy color with a decent head that laced minimally on the glass. The aroma was rather pleasant as the caramel malt, and toffee showed through with the dark fruit, and sugary candy tones as well. When tasting this beer I found the caramel, and toffee to show up first while balancing well with the sugar, and sweet fruit finish. I also found the finish to contain a nice boozy taste, that warms the belly when tasting.

Overall this is a perfect sipping beer for the holiday’s and I would recommend you pick a bottle up!

Cheers!

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:22 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Belgian Styled Beers, Rating 90-94, Winter Seasonal's

Synek Draft System

Synek Draft System

Hey Beer-Taster lovers!

I just wanted to change speeds here for a second and pass on some awesome news that any craft beer lover should get excited about. Check out this video for a new craft beer draft system that should be out in 2015. It is called the Synek Draft System, and was created by a friend of a friend so I am even more excited to help get the word out. Let me know what you think. I can’t wait to get my hands on one!

 

 

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Products

Mickey’s

Mickey's

Mickey’s is brewed in Milwaukee at the Miller Brewing Company. It has a 5.8% ABV and is available year-round to give you a nice big headache.

This beer does pour out a nice golden color, with a thick white head that actually has some retention, and lacing to it while consuming. The aroma leaves a lot to be desired as I picked up some basic corn, and grain tones. The taste of this beer is smooth and has a somewhat sweet maltiness to it but it doesn’t really go anywhere. It does have a decent balance to it but after a couple of these I found myself starting to form a headache.

Overall this isn’t a bad beer for the price but there are a lot of other options that don’t cost that much more that I would go to first.

Cheers!

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 2:33 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Malt Liquor, Rating 60-69

Dogfish Head Namaste

Dogfish Head Namaste

This Witbier is brewed by the Dogfish Head Brewery located in Milton DE and it has a nice light 4.8% ABV.

I found this beer to pour out a nice hazy straw yellow color producing a nice amount of white head that laced on the glass. The aroma had a lot going on as there were some nice lemon, orange, and coriander tones to please the nostrils. The taste of this beer was nice and light, however still full of flavor as the orange, and lemon really show through up front. This beer has a great balance to it and I believe would make for a damn good spring/summer beer to enjoy outside with some friends and family.

Overall this is a great Witbier that I would suggest you try if given the chance.

Cheers!

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:43 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Belgian Styled Beers, Rating 80-89, Wheat Beers/Hefeweizen's

Dogfish Head India Brown Ale

Dogfish Head India Brown Ale

Dogfish Head out of Milton DE brews this nice India Brown Ale year-round and it has a nice 7.2% ABV.

I found this beer to pour out a nice dark brown color that transformed into a gorgeous ruby red when held up to the light. It had a thick off white head that laced on the glass and had nice retention. The aroma of this beer had some caramel, and chocolate tones to it as well as some brown sugar, and black licorice possibly. The taste of this beer is very smooth and it contained the same tones that are found in the aroma from start to finish maintaining an excellent balance. There is also a slightly bitter hop finish to it but it isn’t overwhelming by any means.

This is an excellent version of a brown ale, but keep in mind that this is also a hybrid brown as it contains a bit of an IPA character. The India Brown from Dogfish Head is known as one of the great beers that they produce and in my opinion it doesn’t disappoint and is well worth the try.

Cheers!

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:35 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Brown Ales, IPA's, Rating 90-94

Dogfish Head Burton Baton

Dogfish Head Burton Baton

This oak aged Imperial IPA is brewed out of Milton DE at the Dogfish Head brewery.  This beer is now available year-round and has a hefty 10% ABV.

The beer pours out a nice dark orange color with a thick white head that has a good retention, and laces nicely on the glass. I found there to be some grapefruit, lemon, and orange peel in the aroma as well as a nice oak aged barrel tone. There is also some caramel, and bready malt tones as well so as you can see there is a lot going on with this one. The taste of this beer starts off with the bread, and caramel malt that was found in the aroma. I also found there to be a nice balance of the fruit in the middle before a slightly mild bitterness that I believe is mellowed out a bit by the aging in the oak barrels. The finish also contains a nice warmth in the belly from the ABV.

Overall this is an excellent beer and I would suggest you pick it up if you are lucky enough to have it distributed near you. I drove three hours with my wife to Savoy IL to get my four pack.

Cheers!

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:24 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: IPA's, Rating 90-94