This is a doppelbock, I didn’t just misspell the title. At 7.80% this sickeningly sweet doppel pours deep and dark. Lots of carmel and chocolate malt notes. Lots of muddy german hop notes. Tasty this is.
Another ABA or American black ale, at almost six bucks I was a little hesitant to buy this. I have had most of the brewdog offering that are available to me. Considering their brewery is in Scotland I feel privileged to have had 4 of their 65 beers. I am more than familiar with Stone so the gargoyle on the bottle made me curious what concoction lay before me. Properly chilled this beer pours really thick, it is only slightly carbonated as they intended. First taste is a dramatic mix of malt and floral hops quite the experience. Mid taste that same flavor deepens and widens expressing an interesting play across you palate its really heavy yet smooth and creamy. The roasted flavor really sticks with you when you are done. This is a fantastic collaboration, I look forward to any future offerings.
ESB’s are the new IPA’s and this is a fantastic representative. Tasty, floral like running your teeth through a field of hops. It’s bitter right up front and I like it. This copper colored ales has a fruity floral but bitter first sip has a tasty finish. This is something I would drink again. I got a growler and I’m going to get another.
I usually have nothing to say but nice things about these fellas, however I think this IPA misses the mark. It’s a decent beer but to me it really doesn’t have a lot of IPA characteristics other than having a lot of hops. It’s muddy a mixture of malts went into this and blurred the line on being an IPA. At 6% it’s a solid drinking all day mowing the lawn beer but if you’re looking for an IPA from Brewdog get the Hardcore IPA.
Is there beer in there? I’m not sure with all this head… This is a really nice Russian imperial stout, true to style it reeks of alcohol. This black/brown stout pours with massive foam but it is only lightly carbonated. Hints of cocoa and brown sugar give way to a pleasant wood flavor. This tastes and finishes a lot more boozy than 9.7% should but that’s a good thing. Dark beer fans rejoice this is a decent beer.
Dark, deep, black, almost like motor oil. Hardly descriptors that describe creme brulee, however southern tier has done it again. This tastes like a liquid creme brulee, no seriously it does. Lots of vanilla, caramel, sugar, toffee flavors that change midtaste into butterscotch this is a beer for the senses. This makes a fantastic dessert beer, something interesting to share with friends.