Cab Barrel Aged Albricot (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Fruited pLambic Aged In Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels 4.9% ABV From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Note: “Our interpretation of a 4.9% abv pLamic (pure culture) aged on apricots. This version was fruited heaviest of all, then aged in Estate Cabernet (American oak) barrels from Korbin Kameron wines before undertaking even more apricots before bottling.” [So… apparently, my glass wasn’t clean. Went through the same cleansing process … Continue reading Cab Barrel Aged Albricot (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Curiosity Twenty Nine (Tree House Brewing Company)

Style: American Double IPA 7.9% ABV From: Monson, MA Brewery Note: “Our curiosity continues with an intensely kettle and dry hopped Double IPA featuring a combination of Simcoe & Amarillo! The base of Twenty Nine is straightforward to allow the unique and intriguing characteristics of our house yeast to play with a big punch of Simcoe & Amarillo. We experience flavors and aromas of apricot, … Continue reading Curiosity Twenty Nine (Tree House Brewing Company)

Transition (Tree House Brewing Company)

Style: Autumn Country Beer 6.5% ABV From: Monson, MA Brewery Note: “Brewed with rye, dark malts, raw wheat, and oats, Transition is the first in a series of seasonally inspired country beers. Fermented with our unique Belgian yeast strain and seasoned for 3 months in oak. Transition has notes of sweet caramel tempered by judicious earthy spice. Naturally conditioned and further developed in the bottle, … Continue reading Transition (Tree House Brewing Company)

Barrel Aged Ten Fidy (Oskar Blues Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 12.9% ABV 75 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top Bourbons around, this Ten Fidy has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor. Espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate, caramel notes are now driving alongside the vanilla, oak, bourbon from the barrel and been smoothed out during maturation. Even at 12.9% (75 … Continue reading Barrel Aged Ten Fidy (Oskar Blues Brewing Company)

Lizard of Koz (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout brewed with Blueberries, Chocolate, and Vanilla 10.5% ABV From: Grand Rapids, MI Brewery’s Note; “This one is near and dear to our hearts. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan … Continue reading Lizard of Koz (Founders Brewing Company)

Beezlebub (The Alchemist)

Style: Imperial Stout/Imperial Black Ale 8.0% ABV From: Stowe, VT Brewery’s Note: “Beelzebub is an American Imperial Stout. The intensely smooth and rich roasted flavor is complemented by the unmistakable presence of hops. The bitterness is held in check, preserving the flavors of dark chocolate. This ale is aggressively dry hopped with Citra to cut through it all. Hail Santa.” Beezlebub pours like motor oil … Continue reading Beezlebub (The Alchemist)

Barrel Aged Xibalba (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

[Note: I’m really behind on these blog posts… Like I haven’t posted since September or something like that. I’m sorry. I’m not dead. I’m just off re-examining life and doing life stuff. This review should have come out around Halloween. I apologize for the out of place imagery and out of season style.] Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale with Cacao Nibs, Chilies, Spices … Continue reading Barrel Aged Xibalba (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Nelson Sylph (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Style: Dry-Hopped Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Ale From: Newmarket, NH Brewery’s Facebook Note: “Sylph is on its third batch now and we feel the mixed culture has really performed as we had hoped she would. Showcasing a vivid, fruit forward profile with zero fruit additions. We’ve also started denoting the labels of Sylph on our back logo with batch numbers. This, batch #3, is the first … Continue reading Nelson Sylph (Deciduous Brewing Company)

Imperial Stout (Samuel Smith Brewery)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 7% ABV Ingredients: Water, malted barley, roasted malt, cane sugar, yeast, hops. Brewery’s Note: “This distinctive type of beer was originally brewed to withstand the abuses of shipping in foul weather to Imperial Russia. It was a favourite of Russian nobility whose taste for the finest food and drink was world famous./ A rich flavourful brew; deep chocolate in colour with a … Continue reading Imperial Stout (Samuel Smith Brewery)

Orval (Brasserie D’Orval)

Style: Brett-Spiked Belgian Pale Ale 6.9% ABV Bottled On: 09/25/2014 Brewery Notes: “Orval beer is a high fermentation beer. The ageing process adds a fruity note, which strikes a subtle balance between the beer’s full-bodied yet complex flavour and bitterness./ The beer was first brewed in 1931 and owes its unparalleled taste to the quality of the water, the hops and the yeast used. The … Continue reading Orval (Brasserie D’Orval)