Stone Sorry Not Sorry IPA

Stone Sorry Not Sorry IPA

This Imperial IPA is a collaboration between three breweries. Stone, Bale Breaker, and one of my favorite local breweries here in St.Louis 4 Hands Brewing. When I saw this collaboration, I had to pick it up! The Sorry Not Sorry IPA has a nice 9.3% ABV, and is brewed out of Escondido CA, at the Stone Brewery.

Pouring out this beer, I found it to have a nice orange hue, that produced a nice amount of white head that laced on the glass. The aroma contained hints of peaches, and pineapple, as well as some piney hop tones. This beer has a full bodied taste that has a fantastic balance from the fruit front, to the nice bitter hoppy finish. I found the peach, and pineapple to show up very nicely at first, followed with some honey, and piney undertones. The high ABV is also well hidden in this one with just a touch of warmth in the finish.

Overall this is yet another fine IPA from the Stone brewery. I am extremely happy that 4 Hands was involved with this collaboration, to help further get their name out in the craft beer industry. They make some fantastic beers as well!!
Cheers!

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 8:21 am by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: IPA's, Rating 90-94

4 Hands The Devil’s Invention

4 Hands The Devil's Invention

This coffee stout is brewed out of St. Louis Mo at the 4 Hands Brewing Company. It has a 7.2% ABV, and came with a high amount of praise. Let’s see how it does.

This coffee stout pours out a nice black color, producing a nice amount of brown head. The aroma produced strong coffee tones, roasted malt, as well as some sweet caramel, and toffee malts. The taste leaves nothing to be desired as it produces some fantastic coffee notes, and some sweet malty undertones. This beer has a fantastic balance for a full bodied beer, and is quite fantastic.

This is yet again another great beer from the 4 Hands Brewery located near my hometown in St. Louis, and I would recommend you try this one, especially if you are a fan of coffee stouts. I hope that they decide to brew this one again.

Cheers!

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 6:15 am by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Rating 90-94, Stouts

Two Plumbers Brewery and Arcade!

Everyone, please check out my brother in law, and his friend Rob’s great idea! A brewery/arcade!! My brother in law is brewing the beers as we speak, and I will post some reviews in the near future. I can let a small cat out of the bag, and say he is on the right path, and they are good! Check out their Kickstarter video, and website below.

Their website is here!

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 9:12 pm by Robert · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Videos

Connect With The Beer Taster!

Connect With The Beer Taster!

The purpose of this post is to make myself a little more accessible to my fellow beer lovers! You can always follow me on Twitter here.

If you have the Untappd app on your smart phone you can follow me under my tag of Rdalton33, so shoot me an add!

Also if you ever have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hey! Shoot me an email at beer.taster.com@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you so much for taking a look at my site, it really means a lot to me. I am shooting for big things in the near future!

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