|Avery The Czar Imperial Stout
Brimming with chocolate and caramel sweetness, this brew
boasts a hefty 12.2% ABV. It is somewhat rough around the
edges as a bitter mouthfeel fades into a sweet dried fruit
character in the finish. Alcohol notes dominate throughout but
are somewhat moderated by the caramel. A big beer that fits
in the style but one that has a taste that
just misses being excellence.
Overall Rating - average
|Acel Trappist Extra
A skillful blend of subtle notes of yeast, malt, bitterness, and
chocolate await the drinker. Mis-taste brings a complex cereal
and brown sugar taste supported by a carefully controlled
alcohol flavor. The finish brings hints of apple and light fruit.
This is a true Trappist ale and one of the best you will ever
experience. Well worth the stiff tariff for the 750ml bottle.
Overall Rating - outstanding!
|Yards Thomas Jefferson
This ale has a sharp and malty
whiskey-like taste. There is a hop
bitterness in mid -taste that quickly fades
to a malty finish. An underlying
sweetness vies with whisky notes for
domination. The nose of sweet malt is at
odds with the changing profile of the brew.
Overall ratting - below average