Beer 54 – Jolly Pumpkin Tortuga Ale Co. Chocolate Stout

Style: American Stout

Purchased at: Jolly Pumpkin Cafe

What makes this beer different: Chalky Chocolate Water

Will I be drinking this again: No

Grade: B-

1/01/2010: Started off the new year by doing a brewery tour with the girlfriend through Michgan, and Jolly Pumpkin was my first stop. The only beer I have had from them was the Oro De Calabaza and I loved it, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong by making this the first stop.

Ugh, hopefully the first beer of the year is not a sign of things to come. Don’t let the chocolate milk look fool you, this beer is very watery and lacking of flavor. Had little to no smell, and was very very thin for a stout. Had the consistency of an Irish Dry Stout but even less flavor. Light roast flavor, slight chocolate, and very slight oak flavor. It wasn’t a BAD taste, just not enough of it. It just needed cranked up about 5x more. I don’t need in your face flavors, but this one gave me very little to go on. For what its worth I did sample my girlfriends Noel de Calabaza and that was damn tasty.

Published in: on January 1, 2010 at 11:12 pm  Comments (3)  
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Random Post – Happy New Year and Who Are You?!

So overall I am very surprised to the response I have been getting to this blog. At first I was apprehensive about doing this but am glad I did. I am averaging over 100 views a day, but the question is… Who are you? where are you from, how did you find my blog, and what would you like to see me do differently in 2010 with my site? I want to hear your feedback. Don’t be bashful to post your thoughts in the comments section as I read and reply to every single one. And if you haven’t yet, click the subscription button on the right column of the page to get daily updated sent to your email.

Personally I am starting off 2010 by doing a little brewery tour with the girlfriend. I know most of the breweries might be closed today, but I am getting a little bit of cabin fever. Going to start off by heading to NW PA towards Erie, then through northern Ohio, and into southern Michigan. If we have time we might try to end the trip in Chicago at Goose Island. Below is a list in order of what we will be passing, I know we wont be able to get them all but I’m going to try!

Southern Tier
Thirsty Dog
Hoppin Frog
Great Lakes
Maumee Bay Brewing
Fort Street Brewery
Jolly Pumpkin
Dark Horse
New Holland
Saugatuck Brewing
The Livery
Three Floyds
Goose Island
Two Brothers

Published in: on January 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm  Comments (27)