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Tag Archives: Aroma

Bootlegger’s Golden Chaos Golden Ale

From Bootlegger’s – Named after its golden color and effervescence, the complex yet smooth taste of Golden Chaos lives up to its name! Golden Chaos is a Belgian style Golden Ale made from fresh imported German and English hops and brewed using the finest American rock candy, giving this fine ale a fruity aroma and […]

The Bruery Rugbrød

From The Bruery – Rugbrød is a Danish-style brown ale brewed in the Julebryg tradition. “Julebryg” translates to “jingle bells”, and while this isn’t our winter seasonal (more on that below), we think this historically holiday-related beer is just as delicious anytime of the year. The Bruery – Rugbrød – Glass poured at The Bruery […]

The Bruery Chocolate Rain

The Bruery Chocolate Rain

From TFP: In all of the hoopla and chaos surrounding The Bruery’s Black Tuesday Imperial Stout Release, was the clamor for a very special, casked offering: Chocolate Rain. Chocolate Rain is Black Tuesday conditioned with Cocoa nibs and Vanilla Bean.  Needless to say, it was worth the hype, and surprisingly even more enjoyable than Black […]

Avery Sui Generis Barrel-Aged Sour Ale

Avery Sui Generis Barrel-Aged Sour Ale

From Avery Brewing – A complex ale, aged and artfully blended from several types of oak barrels, Sui Generis displays a delightful lactic sourness complimented by hints of brett, oak, and acetic. Intricate yet bold, Sui Generis was crafted in the tradition of perennial Tap Room favorites De Vogelbekdieren and Voltron. This brew was drawn […]

Midnight Sun Berserker Imperial Stout

From Midnight Sun – Vicious and viscous, this menacing brew pours opaque black with a creamy maduro-colored head. Its aroma offers seductive whiskey, chewy red wine, dark fruit and lavish tobacco. Berserker Imperial Stout invades your taste buds with in-your-face flavor. Weighing in at almost 13% alcohol by volume, Berserker is completely out-of-control. Give it […]

Stone Imperial Russian Stout – Vintage 2000

Stone Imperial Russian Stout – Vintage 2000

From TFP – We were lucky enough to attend a special 1o year vertical of Stone Imperial Russian Stout at Stone World Bistro and Gardens at the beginning of November, to celebrate San Diego Beer Week.  It was quite a journey trying all of the years of Stone IRS, and seeing what father time did […]

Bootleggers Wildfire Wheat

From Bootleggers Brewery – A true Southern California original, this smoked wheat ale pays homage to our own California tradition of yearly wild fires. This unique medium bodied wheat ale is slightly fruity with a pleasant hint of smokey goodness. Give this refreshing, yet flavorful seasonal ale a try and we’re sure you’ll think it’s […]

The Bruery 2 Turtle Doves

From The Bruery – Belgian-style dark ale brewed with cocoa nibs & toasted pecans. The second verse of our “Twelve Beers of Christmas” saga begins with caramel and toasty, nutty malt with a luscious layer of chocolate. Happy Holidays! The Bruery – 2 Turtle Doves – Glass poured at the brewery into a goblet. 12% […]

Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout

From  Southern Tier Brewing – By comprehending the labyrinthine movement of time, one would not think it strange to trace the errant path of an ordinary object such as a cream dessert only to discover that it has been the cause of cultural disputes since the middle ages. The British founders of burnt cream and […]

Deschutes Jubelale – Vintage 2009

From Deschutes – Every year, fall’s crisp, cool air signals the imminent arrival of winter. Thoughts of snow, friends and family, the holidays, and — Jubelale. Brewed with dark crystal malt creating a luscious holiday note with bountiful hops to excite your taste buds— it’s easy to see why Jubelale is the perfect complement to […]

Caldera IPA

Caldera IPA

From Caldera Brewing –  An American-style India Pale Ale brewed with plenty of body and an assertive hop profile. Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Crystal Hops: Crystal, Galena, Centennial Original gravity: 1.057 Caldera Brewing – Caldera IPA – 12 oz. can poured into a pint glass. 6.1% abv. Purchased at Beverages and More – Pasadena,CA. […]

Firestone Walker 13 – Exclusive Tasting Notes

Firestone Walker 13 – Exclusive Tasting Notes

From Firestone Walker – Allow it to warm to 55F to fully enjoy the pleasing and complex aromas. If left in a cool dark place, I suspect t…

Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA

Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA

From Karl Strauss Brewing – “Unlike most double IPA’s which use the traditional Pacific Northwest hops, we wanted to feature a more exotic hop profile,” says Brewmaster Paul Segura.  The company chose Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand for their intense tropical fruit and white wine-like flavor and aroma.  The bold flavors of this recipe […]