Beer 11 – Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout

Style: Russian Imperial stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Very thick

Will I be drinking this again: If I can find it again!

Grade: A-

11/19/09: This beer was about as hard to track down as a real Sasquatch. But wow it was worth the wait. This really seems like a tamer version of AleSmith Speedway Stout to me. Pours out like black tar and much thicker than your average stout, but not as chewy as speedway. The flavor on this one is real good, and it hides the 9.5% alcohol nicely. Tastes like chocolate covered espresso beans.

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Beer 10 – Left Hand Milk Stout

Style: Milk Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Lacking taste for a milk stout

Will I be drinking this again: Probably not

Grade: B

11/18/09 This was my first beer from Left Hand and I was a little disappointed. Not a bad beer but there is really not too much taste to it for a stout. Also surprisingly it has a bit of an alcohol aftertaste for a milk stout (milk stouts are usually a bit smoother).

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Beer 9 – Corsendonk Christmas Ale

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Not too much really

Will I be drinking this again: Maybe

Grade: B+

11/17/09 I might have psyched myself out with this one because I love the original Corsendonk Brown so much. This is definitely a good beer, but in comparison to the original its not nearly as good. Lacks a lot of the malty flavors you usually get in a Belgian Dark. Don’t get me wrong its good, but nothing wowed me about it.

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Beer 8 – Siberian Night Imperial Stout

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Smoothest stout I have ever tasted.

Will I be drinking this again: For sure

Grade: A+

11/16/09 Smoothest stout ever (that I have tried). Amazing how well it hides the 9% alcohol content. The smell is mostly roasted coffee. Huge roasted flavor to the Siberian Night with slight coffee/chocolate flavor. Mild smoke aftertaste. Mouthfeel is average for a stout.

There is a reason this is an award winning stout. If you have never tried it be sure to pick some up if its in your area.

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Beer 7 – Cane & Ebel

Style: Rye Beer

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Tons of different flavors all in one beer

Will I be drinking this again: Probably yes

Grade: A-

11/15/09 This beer is complex as hell. About 15 different flavors going on at once. I am not the best at picking out individual flavors but it almost tastes different everytime you sip it. I can taste vanilla, cherry, sugar, bitter hops, and brandy. For sure the most complex beer I have ever had. Also one I think everyone should try once just because it is so different.

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Beer 6 – Alesmith Speedway Stout

Style: American Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Thickest beer you will ever drink

Will I be drinking this again: Without a doubt

Grade: A+

11/14/09 Darkness everybody Darkness!! This stuff is like liquid Charlie Murphy in a glass, and yes you do feel like you were slapped by Rick James after drinking it. This is by far the thickest beer i have ever drank. You can taste the alcohol but you would never guess its 12% alcohol. This is a beer everyone should try once in their life just because it is so different. Taste is strong but sweet with a chocolate/coffee aftertaste.

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Beer 5 – St Bernardus Christmas Ale

Belgian Dark Ale

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Can’t put my finger on it but its an amazing beer

Will I be drinking this again: Is the earth round?

Grade: A+

11/13/09 Unfortunately I could not get a picture of the beer because I had it on tap at Vintage Estate in Boardman Ohio (my beer mecca), but above is the glass that came with it. Very carbonated (but a good thing). Tastes like a mix of Cola, Caramel, and Ginger Snap. Also helps that Belgian Darks are my favorite style of beer.

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Beer 4 – Anchor Special Christmas Ale 2009

Style: Winter Warmer

Purchased at: 3 Sons

What makes this beer different: Piney/Hopey

Will I be drinking this again: Probably not

Grade: B

11/12/09 Was not the biggest fan of this one. Was a pretty “dry” beer for a Christmas beer. Also a too bitter for my tastes. Slight pine taste but there is an earthy taste that just doesn’t sit right with me,

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Beer 3 – Anderson Valley Winter Solstice

Style: Winter Warmer

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Tastes like cream soda

Will I be drinking this again: Yes mam

Grade: A

11/11/09 This might be my favorite winter warmer. Tastes a lot like cream soda with some extra butterscotch, but its not overpowering. Little to no hops. I liked this so much I ended up picking up an extra six pack of this stuff.

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Beer 2 – Anchor Porter

Style: American Porter

Purchased at: 3 Sons

What makes this beer different: Smooth with mild coffee taste

Will I be drinking this again: Absolutely

Grade: A-

11/10/09 This would be a great beer for someone who is just jumping into trying dark beers. Very smooth without a lot of bite. A little bit of hoppiness but not too much.

Published in: on November 10, 2009 at 6:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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