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)

Péché Mortel (Brasserie Dieu du Ciel)

Style: Imperial Coffee Stout 9.5% ABV From: Montréal, QC, Canada Brewery’s Note: “Péché Mortel (French for “Mortal Sin”) is an intensely black and dense beer with very pronounced roasted flavours. Fair trade coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer and giving it a powerful coffee taste. Péché mortel is brewed to be savored; we invite you to drink it in … Continue reading Péché Mortel (Brasserie Dieu du Ciel)

2013 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout (Goose Island Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial Coffee Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels 13.4% ABV 60 IBu’s Color: Midnight Hops: Willamette Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roast Barley, Debittered Black Coffee: Intelligentsia La Tortuga Beans Intelligentsia Los Inmortales blend Brewer’s Note: “Everyday Goose Island smells the wonderful coffee roasting next to our brewery at Chicago’s Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea. This world class roaster puts the same passion and skill into their coffee as Goose Island does with … Continue reading 2013 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout (Goose Island Brewing Company)

Ellen’s Coffee Stout (Atlantic Brewing Company)

ABV: 5.4% Hops: Pilgrim, Goldings Malts: Black Patten, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Malted Barley, Chocolate Yeast: Nottigham From: Bar Harbor, ME Brewer’s Note: “This limited edition stout is brewed using fresh roasted coffee from our local roaster, Crooked Porch Coffee of Bar Harbor, Maine, and milk sugar in addition to barley malts. Adding a touch of natural Madagascar vanilla yields a touch of gentle sweetness and creaminess to the brew.” … Continue reading Ellen’s Coffee Stout (Atlantic Brewing Company)

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)

Monster Beer Tour: W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout (Terrapin Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial/Double American Stout with Coffee and Oatmeal 8.1% ABV 50 IBU’s OG: 20.8 Hops: Nugget Malts: Two-Row Pale, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley, Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley Coffee: Premium blend of Costa Rican, Guatemalan, & Zimbabwe From: Athens, GA Brewer’s Note: “Black as night, this coffee stout is thick, rich and full of real coffee flavor. Brewed with a special blend of beans from all over … Continue reading Monster Beer Tour: W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout (Terrapin Brewing Company)

Founders Imperial Stout (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 10.5% ABV 90 IBU’s Brewer’s Note: “Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Serve this guy at cellar temperature. Put another log on the fire, sit back and enjoy the friendship of this ultimate winter warmer.” This label is pretty funky.  It’s another great sigil label with an awesome … Continue reading Founders Imperial Stout (Founders Brewing Company)

Narwhal (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 10.2% ABV 60 IBU’s Beginning Gravity: 24.2 Plato Ending Gravity: 6.6 Plato Bittering Hops: Magnum & Challenger Aroma Hops: Challenger Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Carafa, and Roasted Barley I love this bottle.  I’ve always been a fan of Sierra Nevada’s bottle art, and their limited releases only continue this feeling.  The coloring choice of dark blue is brilliant for … Continue reading Narwhal (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Dean’s Beans Coffeehouse Porter (Berkshire Brewing Company)

Style: American Coffee Porter 6.2% ABV 36 IBU’s Bottle Type: 22 oz. Bombers Brewing Notes: Takes BBC’s popular Drayman’s Porter and adds Dean’s Beans organic coffee to the mix The bottle has a nice classic Berkshire look with a light milk chocolate color mixed with some golden toffee borders.  I feel similarly to this bottle as I did about the Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale—it … Continue reading Dean’s Beans Coffeehouse Porter (Berkshire Brewing Company)

Breakfast Stout (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Double/Imperial Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout 8.3% ABV 60 IBU’s Bottled on: 08/01/2012 This bottle gives me the heeby jeebies.  The child on the front of the bottle is just creepy as he stares out at you over his spoon of cereal.  I love the Norman Rockwell feel of the label, but the way he stares out is disconcerting.  I also find the Founders symbol … Continue reading Breakfast Stout (Founders Brewing Company)