|Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
At first taste a forceful fruity bitterness emerges - at 85 IBUs
that's no surprise. The bitterness however quickly blends with
sweet flavours of gingerbread, grapefruit and biscuity malt. As
the finish nears the 9% alcohol warms into a nutty, balanced
flavor burst. Nicely crafted for such a big brew.
Overall Rating - Good
|Young's Oatmeal Stout
This medium-dry stout releases a roasty, chocolate-malt nose
that leads into a slightly sweet dryness up front with a hints of
baking chocolate, coffee, and a touch of cream lurking in the
background. The finish pleases with a balance of roasted malt
caramel, and dark chocolate. Smooth and creamy, this is a
most quaffable grew.
Overall Rating - Very Good
|Sleeman Dark 50
Opens with a malty caramel flavor as
leafy hop elements emerge. Moves
toward sweetness and ends with a
somewhat rough but welcome hop burst.
Overall ratting - fair