April 8th, 2009, 04:41 PM #1081
I have a recommendation for a beer that is easy to drink and weighes in at 10.6% ABV. It's not the best beer you will ever have and will be a bit dull for hop-lovers. But at 10.6% it doesn't overpower you with an alcohol taste and is a darkish brown in color. Maybe I just have a special place for it on my palate because it is the beer served at the place I stay every year in Death Valley and it is quite cool to be out in the middle of nowhere with a strong beer keeping you company. You can find this beer at Whole Foods - Lobotomy Bock from Indian Wells Brewing. Try it if you want a lot of buzz in an easy to drink bock.
April 8th, 2009, 06:09 PM #1082
April 9th, 2009, 02:03 PM #1083
April 16th, 2009, 01:54 PM #1084
Spring 2009 Release of this is out in stores. Picked up a few and enjoyed one last night. Yummy!
April 18th, 2009, 08:51 AM #1085
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2009.
Had my first one last night.
I think I'm in love.
April 20th, 2009, 04:30 PM #1086
I had a 2008 recently and it was even better.
Originally Posted by UnholyGoalie
April 23rd, 2009, 06:32 AM #1087
I would second this. I'm not big on letting beers age. I prefer bold n hoppy balls to my beer, but the Stone IRS is an exception to my preference in that regard. For some reason, a year of aging does wonders to it.
Originally Posted by Arrogant Ba$tard
April 23rd, 2009, 05:05 PM #1088
April 26th, 2009, 01:16 PM #1089
I had a couple new beers yesterday:
Hofbrau Oktoberfest - I was surprised how much lighter in color and taste it was to their dunkel. More of an amber hue to it and a lighter taste than I was expecting. The only other Octoberfest beer I've had was a SA so I was expecting something a bit more intense in flavor. Still, for a nice beer with some "drinkability" I enjoyed it. It paired very well with a mild cigar I was smoking (Padilla Habana Torpedo) as neither overshadowed the other.
Moylans Dry Irish Stout - Almost pitch black in color. Not as creamy as Guinness but with a much more robust flavor. It had an intriguing "berry" hint to it which I found pleasant. Not particularly strong at 5% but I was very pleased with this bottle. Paired with a stronger Partagas Black Label Bravo I got an aftertaste of coffee, caramel, and very delicious dark chocolate.
April 28th, 2009, 04:47 PM #1090