Bourbon Barrel RIS (Stoneface Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 9.5% ABV From: Newington, NH Brewery’s Note: Brewery’s Note: “Aged in American oak barrels from Heaven Hill, this Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) clocks in at 9.5% ABV. Perfect for long, cold nights. This is the type of beer you can enjoy now or set aside and age for years.” The beer pours chocolatey and thick, though not quite … Continue reading Bourbon Barrel RIS (Stoneface Brewing Company)

2015 Baltic Porter (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Baltic Porter 9.0% ABV Bottle Conditioned in January 2015 From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: “Indigenous to northern Europe, Baltic Porters historically stem from the shipping of British porters to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic Porters are often brewed with lager yeast, which is the tradition we follow. Big & bold, with flavors of coffee, dark fruit & raisins, this black beer … Continue reading 2015 Baltic Porter (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

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)

Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter (Prodigal Brewery)

Style: Baltic Porter 6.8% ABV 40 IBU’s Hops: Perle, Spalt, Tettnang, Saaz OG: 1.074 SG From: Effingham, NH Brewery’s Note: “Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter is a full flavored dark lager which owes itsheritage to the influence of the dark ales of England and cool fermented in thetradition of Eastern Europe. Generously hopped for balance, this beer hides its strength well, so watch out when imbibing near that … Continue reading Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter (Prodigal Brewery)

Smuttlabs Satchmo (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: English Brown Porter Brewed with foraged black trumpet mushrooms and aged in red wine barrels 4.9% ABV 25 IBU 25 barrels brewed Malt: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, C-60, Brown, Chocolate Hops: Willamette Yeast: American Ale Yeast Other Ingredients: Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Red Wine Barrels Bottle #357 of 836 Brewer’s Note: “This is our second batch of Satchmo, Smutty’s first culinary collaboration beer. Initially conceived with … Continue reading Smuttlabs Satchmo (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Notch Černé Pivo (Notch Brewing)

Style: Euro/Czech Dark Lager 4.0% ABV Malt: Munich, Crystal, Carafa Hops: Northern Brewer, Mt. Hood Yeast: Lager Brewer’s Note: “Inspired by the black session lagers of the Czech Republic, Notch Černe Pivo is malty, toasty, and infinitely drinkable. While Černe pours black, it trades the high intensity roast and bitterness of a porter or stout for the mellow malty profile of a lager. Think roasty, but think subtle … Continue reading Notch Černé Pivo (Notch Brewing)

Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Style: Imperial/Double Stout with one thread of honey beer with gesho root 9.0% ABV 38 IBU’s   This bottle label is the album cover of “Bitches Brew”… I don’t know if I have to say anything other than that.  The fat wine-like bomber bottles from Dogfish Head are sexy and awesome, and although they don’t fully sequester the ugly facts away from the rest of … Continue reading Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)