If a ram is a sheep and a mule is an ass,why is a ram in the ass a goose?
Picked up more Dogfish 90 Min IPA and Stone's Ruination in a 6er. Wanted hoppy beers to deal with this summer heat.
Yesterday I enjoyed the "Tripel Karmeliet" from Brouwerij Bosteels. It's an outstanding tripel, however it could earn a few more points if it didn't come in a green bottle. The green skunky aftertaste was VERY minimal, but still present which holds the overall beer back.
I got my hands on a 2008 Rogue Russian Imperial Stout which I'll probably be having tonight
any of you ever had Firestone's California Pale Ale?
oh man, that shiz was the bomb! perfect for the end of a hot day.
I BELIEVE I'll have another beer!
Haven't had the California Pale Ale yet. Is that a new one? Where did you find it ?
So I had Rogue's Russian Imperial Stout last night.
I would put it in 3rd place as far as the RIS style goes (only behind Stone and the Old Rasputin). This beer will do EXCELLENT with aging. It is still very fresh and easily the most hoppy RIS stout that I have had. It was incredibly smooth with a nice touch of hazelnut in the nose with a creamy finish. Like most others, this one got a bit better as it warmed up throughout the session. Overall it was pretty straightforward and not too complex which is fine by me. The 15 dollar ceramic bottle gimmick is not worth it, but if these were available for 7 bucks in a 22 oz bottle like they use to be I would drink the hell out of this stuff.
My advice is to buy a few and let them age. They will be wonderful in about 2-3 years. Though the 15 bucks is steep, at least try it once since it's pretty rare and hard to come by.