King Misanthrope (Henniker Brewing Company)

King Misanthrope (Henniker Brewing Company) Style: Russian Imperial Stout aged on toasted Maple Wood cured with American whiskey 10% ABV From: Henniker, NH Part of the Off The Grid Series Brewery’s Note: “Misanthrope: A person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society./ Bold, dark, strong, and unapologetic.  King Misanthrope is a Russian Imperial Stout aged on house-toasted maple wood cured with American whiskey from Flag Hill … Continue reading King Misanthrope (Henniker Brewing Company)

Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Imperial Stout aged on Coffee, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Chili Peppers 13% ABV 65 IBU’s Coffee From: Nordaggios Coffee From: Tulsa, OK Brewery’s Note: “Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to compliment the intense coffee … Continue reading Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Vendel Imperial Stout (Kelsen Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial Coffee Stout 9.4% ABV 50 IBU’s OG: 1.093 45 SRM From: Derry, NH Brewery’s Note: “Dark and luscious, Vendel Imperial Stout is a big roasty beer with a wonderful aroma of coffee and dark chocolate emanating from its light brown head.  Brewed with flaked oats for a creamy, satisfying mouthfeel, you’ll experience flavors of dark-roasted coffee and rich, bittersweet chocolate. Vendel’s recipe includes Sumatra coffee … Continue reading Vendel Imperial Stout (Kelsen Brewing Company)

PM Dawn (Trillium Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial Coffee Stout brewed with cold brewed Aceh coffee from Barrington Coffee Roasting Company 9.0% ABV From: Boston, MA Breweries Note: ? Coffee Roaster’s Notes: “Syrupy body and low acidity with chocolate, black cherry and subtle earthy flavors. This coffee is grown by members of the Gayo Linge Organic Coffee Cooperative in the highlands of the Aceh Province in Northern Sumatra. Gayo Linge is a … Continue reading PM Dawn (Trillium Brewing Company)

Christmas Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Imperial Stout brewed with Spices 11.5% ABV From: Krebs, OK Brewery’s Note: “This beer is the amazing base beer we all know and love with the addition of Christmas spices. With the weather starting to cool off and the leaves changing colors, I can’t think of a better beer for the season.” Admittedly, I have never had Bomb!, so the obvious comparisons cannot be … Continue reading Christmas Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Art #20: El Lechedor (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: Oak Aged Milk Stout with Poblano Peppers, Cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla bean 6.9% ABV Bottled On: 3/26/14 From: Everett, MA Brewery’s Note: “Mexican-style milk stout brewed with poblano peppers, aged with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla beans in oak barrels. Sips like a fresh, creamy cinnamon roll!” The beer pours a deep and muddy brown, sitting in the glass as near-black. The beer forms a … Continue reading Art #20: El Lechedor (Night Shift Brewing)

Beer Geek Breakfast (Mikkeller ApS)

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout 7.5% ABV Malt: Pils, Oat, Smoked, CaraMunich, Brown, Pale chocolate, Chocolate, roasted barley, flaked oats Hops: Centennial, Cascade Adjunct: Gourmet Coffee From: Norway Brewer’s Note: “An oatmeal stout with 25.0% oat-based ingredients and a nice touch of gourmet coffee. A beer that goes extremely well with breakfast.” The beer’s label is very Northern European in look, which is fine by me.  … Continue reading Beer Geek Breakfast (Mikkeller ApS)

Mean Old Tom (Maine Beer Company)

Style: American Stout aged on natural vanilla bean 6.5% ABV O.G.: 1.067 Malt: American 2-Row, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Midnight Wheat, Caramel 40L, Flaked Oats Hops:  US Magnum, Centennial Beer Bottled On: 08/10/2012 (Rated #1 Stout in New England by Boston Magazine)   As with Zoe, Maine Beer Company has designed perfection in simplicity on a bottle in regards to Mean Old Tom’s label.  The flashy … Continue reading Mean Old Tom (Maine Beer Company)

Long Trail Brew Master Series Coffee Stout

Appearance:  Pours a red coffee black.  Very thick.  Little tan head on top, kind of expected a bigger head, though the retention is good.  Lacing is thick and frothy. Smell:  Heavy chocolate malts and coffee tinges to the smell.  Slightly tart on the back end. Taste: The initial taste is smoky with malts and some chocolate lingerings.  The after taste is bitter with black coffee. … Continue reading Long Trail Brew Master Series Coffee Stout