Thursday, April 27, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Mountain Standard Barrel Aged pours a deep ruby-black with no head to speak of. At 10.6% ABV I detect some comfortable alcohol heat, but not overwhelmingly so. The oak and the bourbon meld to give the whole shebang a creamy finish. As it warms up the aroma & taste of dark fruits: raisins, figs, black cherries, pop out. There's also a little apricot and dark chocolate.
Definitely a sippin' beer.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The color is an orange-amber with a towering beige head that sinks down to a fluffy island atop the brew. Willamette and Cascade hops impart a sharp, yet smooth hop character with citrus notes and pine bitterness.
I'd recommend trying a glass with some barbecue or fried fish rather than unaccompanied.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
[One thing I didn't notice until tonight is that each can, right around the lip, lists the ingredients: this one, in the traditional German style has only water, barley, yeast, and hops]