Friday, March 13, 2015
Contestant #2 from the Tasting Room, Oatmeal Stout poured a thick tar-like black, with a towering four-finger head that slowly receded to a lacy tan topping. Fairly hoppy at 35 IBUs, about what you might expect from a pale ale, but with the heavy consistancy that any oatmeal stout should have. Coffee and chocolate notes, but not overwhelmingly so. A little bit of a whiff of what you might expect from a whiskey-barrel-aged brew.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
I didn't have much to say then (It was the early days of Ill-Gotten Booty Beer Reviews) but I believe that it's the same beer. It poured a medium-tone golden hue with a minimal white head. Initial aroma and taste were heavy on the citrus-floral with an emphasis on the grapefruity hops. Hints of lemon and orange peel as it warms up. Not a bad brew, as usual, a good representation of the style.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Hoppy Lager pours a clear golden hue with a two-finer head that settles down to a frothy film fairly quickly. There's a lot of hop flavor, but not a lot of bitterness. The taste is reminiscent of a good stone hearth-baked bread, or maybe an Irish soda bread. There's some honey notes as well and some lemon peel as a hidden surprise. Pretty decent pilsner.