I’m taking a look at the elusive and exclusive 2017 edition of Bell’s Black Note Stout. This time, topping over 11%, Black Note hits notes of dark chocolate, coffee and dried fruit to … a masterful performance! You can check out more info from Bell’s about Black Note here: https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer/specialty/black-note
HOMES Brewery has only been around for a short time, but it’s caused a wave in the Ann Arbor brewing scene. From their minimal yet colorful aesthetic to the risks they take on their taproom menu, it feels like every move by HOMES is a calculated one. Same Same Different is an extension of that, and it’s what I’m sharing with you today.
For more information on HOMES, you can check them out here: http://www.homesbrewery.com
It’s not fall until you see Hazel’s Nuts on the shelves. Don’t worry, you don’t have to notify the authorities, Hazel’s Nuts is a 10% Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee and hazelnut from those fine folks at Odd Side Ales.
Check out more from Odd Side at http://oddsideales.com
Today I’m getting weird with it, and I’m reviewing Odd Side Ale’s Dank Frank Juice – a 9.9% (just had to get it under 10%, huh?) imperial IPA that has all the charm of Odd Side’s dank juices, with just enough of that bite at the end. Check out more from Odd Side at http://oddsideales.com
I was really impressed with the first Blackrocks beer I tried, Presque Ale, so when I saw The Murray Project on shelves, I was excited to give them another go. This time around The Murray Project is an Imperial IPA weighing in at 9.2%, will it tickle my fancy once again, or will my experience be soured?
Woah, Wolverine State Brewing’s 2017 Massacre weighs in at 14.5%. That… is really strong. When do you decide to stop drinking beer and start drinking bourbon instead? I’m really curious to see how this one will mellow out after some cellaring.
Today I’m checking out Bell’s newest coffee milk stout, Arabicadabra. Arabicadabra was just released in October and boy is it a doozy. It’s brewed with a cold coffee extract and the added lactose makes this thing creamy as all get out. Bell’s is adding to their already killer lineup with another quality beer. You can find more about Arabicadabra at https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer/specialty/arabicadabra
Hey Friends, today I’m checking out New Holland Brewing’s Dragon’s Milk Reserve Mocha Mint which is an 11% Imperial Stout with Chocolate, Mint and Coffee flavors. The Dragon’s Milk Reserve line is the line that New Holland uses to test out some of their flavored Dragon’s Milk, and they usually put out about 3 or 4 of these a year. Being an imperial stout that’s bourbon barrel aged, I’m expecting to get some bourbon flavors on the back end. Check out about Mocha Mint at http://newhollandbrew.com/beer/dragons-milk-reserve-4/
Today I’m taking a look at Farmington Brewing Company’s Blood Orange Wheat! Blood Orange Wheat is their most popular beer out of their Taproom and they’ve put it out as a very limited first ever release! I’m really excited to be able to share this with you, so I hope you enjoy it. You can find more about where this is distributed at fbcbrewing.com
ackwoods Bastard is Founders 5th in their 2017 barrel aged series lineup – following Frootwood, KBS, Doom and DKML. Backwoods Bastard is a BBA Scotch Ale, which follow’s Founders trends of releasing a different style for each of the beers in their barrel aged series.
While Backwoods Bastard is the fifth in their bourbon barrel aged series, an unnamed beer is slated to release in December – many speculate this may be CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout), but that is unconfirmed by Founders so far, and hasn’t been released since 2014.
Check out the review below!