Barrel Aged Barley-wine

“Too much going on to understand.”  That’s about all I could manage to write about my first pint of this barrel aged Katastrophic Humiliation.  I didn’t think it could get better; this was outstanding.  All the barley-wine characteristics are present - caramel, dark fruit, alcohol -  and enhanced by bourbon.

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Beer Review: #50 Whiskey Coffee Stout

Brewery:  Jeremy Fass ABV:  6.3% Style:  Stout/Porter Serving:  Growler Bottled Roger Rating:  88% Begin At the Beginning (Aroma) It smelled of toast, chocolate and coffee.  Definitely coffee.  A freshly brewed cup, in fact, the smell that gets you out of bed in the morning.  And a little soy sauce. And Go On (Appearance) It was…

Beer Review: Dankwood

Brewery:  Founders Brewing ABV:  12.2% Style:  Imperial Red IPA Serving:  Bottle Bottled Roger Rating:  88% Begin At the Beginning (Aroma) Resin.  Pine.  Right at bottle opening there is a spritz of whiskey.  Vanilla after the resin fades. And Go On (Appearance) Towards the red spectrum (really??).  The head looks like a foam mesa.  Maybe a…

Beer Review: Backwoods Bastard

Brewery:  Founder Brewing, Michigan ABV:  11% Style:  Scotch Ale, Aged in Bourbon Barrels Serving:  Bottle Bottled Roger Rating:  90% Begin At the Beginning (Aroma) Chocolate, dark, kind of dry. And Go On (Appearance) Light brown & orange, like a lightweight oil or a dark tea.  Luminescent red in direct sunlight.  Thin ivory head. Till You…

The Roundup for Session 137 on German Wheat

The Beer Nut provided a detailed description of the "banana milkshake" weissbier called Patronus.  I hope his ensuing headache was not terrible. Jessica and Ray of Boak and Bailey reminisce about their introduction to German wheat beers via Ayinger.  They pick up the same themes as our good Beer Nut, namely that banana profile and hangover…