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…

The Session 137: (My Primer on) German Wheat Beer

Welcome to Beer Blogging Friday.  Thanks again to all who are involved in perpetuating this digital salon and to all who participate, by writing and/or reading. Ironically, despite my regular assertion that wheat beers are the best choice for the desert clime in which I live, I realized that I had never made one.  I…