February 28th, 2008, 10:35 AM #611
Holy crap, I too had Drake's Imperial Stout last night !!! However, i was very unimpressed. Like you stated, it was close to zero in carbonation. I would assume the bottles are fine, hell they are mini growler like. Shouldn't be any air getting into those things.
Originally Posted by Arrogant Ba
It certainly didn't come off as an Imperial Stout to me. Too thin, didn't have that molasses and chewy backbone, and the overall flavour was far too weak for what an Imperial Stout should be. The ABV was pretty low too, BUT very apparent due to how thin and low carbonated the brew was.
Worst of all, I was getting a really salty taste coming off of each sip. Did you encounter that as well ?
Last edited by Azagthoth; February 28th, 2008 at 10:38 AM.
February 28th, 2008, 10:56 AM #612
A little bit. I was so distracted by the thiness and lack of carbonation. Definitely crossing this off my list and giving it an unrecommended rating.
Originally Posted by Azagthoth
March 9th, 2008, 06:31 PM #613
March 11th, 2008, 09:27 AM #614
Drink to your health. Here's a link to an article about the health benefits of beer.
March 11th, 2008, 09:59 AM #615
The nearest brewery to my house is on the Belmont Pier and it's called Belmont Brewing Company. I always like to support the local businesses so I tried some of their "Strawberry Blond" brew that they actually market and is available in the stores around town.
Strawberry Blond has to be the WORST BEER I HAVE EVER TRIED!
When you pop it open and take that first drink, all you get as the fake taste of strawberry flavoring. It's the kind of strawberry that you taste in a lifesaver or chewing gum and not what you want in a beer. WHO THE HELL thought that adding fake strawberry flavoring to a beer would be appealing? It is downright NASTY.
March 11th, 2008, 10:04 AM #616
I used to go to Belmont all the time. I don't remember any beers that really stood out.
March 14th, 2008, 03:49 PM #617
New Bridgeport Beer!
My favorite brewery does it again. I am not a huge fan of Reds/Ambers but this one is mighty tasty. Reminds me of a lighter Jamaican Red Ale from Mad River Brewing.
A must try if you like Reds/Ambers
March 17th, 2008, 08:18 AM #618
Friday night we had the Firestone Eleven. Definitely worth the 20 bucks I paid for the bottle. Easily one of the most complex brews that I have ever tasted. It comes with a printout of how they did it. In the end, its a blend of an imperial stout and a couple of other oak aged brews that I dont think Firestone ever released. Looking back, this could easily be one of the best beers I have ever had.
Last night I went with Don de Dieu from Unibroue. Another solid and consistent brew from Canada's best.
March 19th, 2008, 07:57 AM #619
Concur entirely. I bought three bottles around Super Bowl time from the brewery in Buelton. I wish I had bought more. I think they are out of it now. I have one bottle left and I am saving it for a special occasion (I would say the Kings winning the cup but I would like to eventually drink it...ha ha ha).
Originally Posted by Azagthoth
Last week I tried Maredsous 10. That was pretty tasty as well. Those Benedictine monks sure can brew some good stuff.
Last edited by GALLY; March 19th, 2008 at 08:07 AM.
March 20th, 2008, 08:53 AM #620