Friday, December 25, 2009
Nom, Nom, Nom. Munkey like Imperial stout!
After trying the oak aged version of this I'd been halfheartedly looking for the "plain" imperial stout. Good stuffseses here, roasty, sweet, chocolaty, good thick mouthfeel,with a dark aromatic head that stuck around for most of the glass.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Goose Island - Bourbon County Stout
OMG, beer heaven has this on tap. Go get some NOW!!!
This pours thick, like syrup. Dark brown head and an nice but pungent sweet stouty aroma. The head is fairly thin, wonder if it's been aged?! (It is, I should have read the bottle...)
Oh wow, first sip is amazing! It's sweet and thick, but smooth and there's some hoppy thing going on in the background. And the smell! It's intoxicating, and not just because it's beer... It smells sort of like beer kettle corn.
Mmmmm, second sip is just more awesomeness. This is an imperial stout. It's one of those rare brew's I'd concede to being on par with my coveted brew, the Tard Munkey. I'm going to have to stick a few in the cellar...
This beer disappointed me. It was fairly blah and not in the, "wow this beer has great balance" sort of way. It just really didn't taste like much. Didn't really smell like much either.
I let it warm up just to make sure I didn't miss something. Still blah, won't be buying this one again. Kinda sad that our first Widmer review is negative, they have some other brew's I like.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sam Adams imperial series has been taunting me for awhile now, I finally gave in and picked some up.
No stout hole test preformed, will have to retest... :-)
It pours great, my first impression is that this is going to be an excellent beer. It smells coffee chocolaty beery. Good head, but it's pretty white for an imperial stout. First sip - damn, it's a thin beer, sad. When I think imperial beer, I think of something thick with an in your face mouthfeel. This lacks that.
Second sip, it's tasty, excellent stout, no chalky taste, very smooth. It tastes kind of like Guiness without the nitro pour. The nine and something alcohol content is masked well... Maybe a little too well. I kind of like the journy you get with some beers as they warm. This one tastes pretty consistent from start to finish.
Good stout, but lacks some of the BAM I look for in an imperial stout. I'd put it in the same category as Elysian's dragonstooth stout. I'll probably pick up another 4 pack one of these days.