Odd Side Ales – Rye Hipster Brunch Stout 2017

Since I just posted my review of Odd Side’s Hipster Brunch Stout, I figured this would be a good time to show and compare the rye version. Both beers are pretty big at 11% ABV, but where they differ is in their barrel aging process. While Hipster Brunch uses bourbon barrels, this Rye Hipster Brunch uses rye whiskey barrels, giving it a bit of a different flavor from it’s bourbon barrel aged sibling. While both have big tastes of smoke and bacon, which one does it better? Watch more and see!

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Odd Side Ales – Hipster Brunch Stout

Sometimes when you read the description on the bottle, you get disappointed when you get a taste and none of those flavors come through. Odd Side has some pretty lofty aspirations on Hipster Brunch Stout, describing Maple Syrup, Coffee, Bourbon and Baco… WHAT!? Bacon!?? Ok, I am interested, albeit perhaps it’s more of a morbid curiosity… So anyway, what do you and what don’t you pick up in Hipster Brunch Stout? Stay Tuned!

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New Holland Brewing’s Dragon’s Milk Reserve – Mocha Mint

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/

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