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Excellent, Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor. Undrinkable
"+" or "-" indicate half way to next level
|Schlafly's Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
This is a well make Russian Imperial Stout (10.5% ABV) aged
before being carbonated and bottled. The aroma offers big oak,
vanilla, and coffee/chocolate. Taste brings light almonds,
cinnamon, dark fruit, backed by strong hints of bourbon.
Caramel and vanilla round out the oak and coffee finish. A bit
thin in mouthfeel for the style but a good representation of style.
Overall Rating: Very Good+
|Troegs Blizzard of Hops
This is a very solid if unspectacular American IPA at 6.4% ABV. It
opens with a nice nose of grapefruit, cantaloupe, and honeydew.
Trast brings slightly sweet malt upfront blending with light tart/citrus
notes featuring apple, melon, and a touch of grapefruit. The finish
is a lightly hopped fruit cake of flavors. It's certainly not ahop bomb
"blizzard" but is nonetheless a beer worth trying. Well made.
Overall Rating: Good+
|Forgotten Boardwalk IPA
The beer's full name is 1916 Shore Shiver.
It's a well balanced East Coast IPA at 6.9%
ABV. Aroma features citrus, cut grass, and a
bit of spice. Taste brings nectarine, peach,
light grapefruit, and malt. A bit thin and a
touch under hopped but clean and crisp. A
solid offering from a new brewery.
Overall Rating: Above Average+