Imperial Trouble Tripel (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Style: Belgian Tripel aged in Zinfandel Wine Barrels 9.4% ABV From: Stonington, CT Price: Unsure/One time release Brewery’s Note: “Aged for at least eight months in a Jonathan Edwards Zinfandel wine barrel. This formidable brew has taken on notes of the jammy wine and nuances of toasted oak.” The beer pours a dark, orange-gold with a rouge hint that suggests the wine. The beer forms … Continue reading Imperial Trouble Tripel (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Revisting: 2012 Expedition Stout (Bell’s Brewery)

Style: American Russian Imperial Stout 10.5% ABV O.G.: 1.11 Bottled On: 10/22/12 From: Kalamazoo, MI Brewer’s Note: “One of the earliest examples of the Russian Imperial Stout in the United States, Expedition Stout offers immensely complex flavors crafted specifically with vintage aging in mind, as its profile will continue to mature and develop over the years. A huge malt body is matched to a heady blend of … Continue reading Revisting: 2012 Expedition Stout (Bell’s Brewery)

Brux Domesticated Wild Ale (Sierra Nevada and Russian River Brewing Companies)

Style: American Wild Ale refermented in the bottle with Brettanomyces bruxellensis 8.3% ABV Released: July 2012 Brewer’s Note: “What began as mutual admiration between Sierra Nevada’s Grossman Family and Russian River’s Cilurzos has grown and progressed into genuine friendship. Brux began as an idea and has grown into something altogether different: The liquid manifestation of change over time. Refermented in the bottle with Brettanomyces bruxellensis, Brux will … Continue reading Brux Domesticated Wild Ale (Sierra Nevada and Russian River Brewing Companies)

Revisiting: 2012 Narwhal (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 10.2% ABV 60 IBU’s OG: 24.2 Plato FG: 6.6 Plato Bittering Hops: Magnum & Challenger Aroma Hops: Challenger Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Carafa, and Roasted Barley From: Chico, CA So I’m finally going to start cracking open some of my cellars offerings and let you know what a year (+) does to a beer.  The first to be given … Continue reading Revisiting: 2012 Narwhal (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

2012 Madame Rose (Goose Island Beer Company)

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin 6.5% ABV 25 IBU’s Color: Deep Crimson Hops: Fuggles Malt: 2-Row, Caramel, Wheat, Dark Chocolate, Victory Brewer’s Notes:  Ale is fermented with wild yeast and aged on cherries in wine barrels The bottle is classy and elegant, with a lovely light gray oval displaying a simple yet pretty branch with cherries on it.  I like how the bottle carries the year, as this is … Continue reading 2012 Madame Rose (Goose Island Beer Company)