|Oskar Blues Old Chub
The NY Times may have selected Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
as the best in the land but for me Old Chub's scottish style ale
is the best beer they produce. It has a biting, hoppy taste up
front that quickly combines with a chocolate malt presence.
The middle reveals a sharp bitterness with hints of smoke that
perfectly balance sweetness and crispness in the finish.
|Dogfish Head Aprihop
An initial burst of alcohol flavor is quickly subdued as a sweet,
soft apricot flavor shows itself. A solid bitter middle nicely
supports the medium body, soft mouthfeel. This is one beer
that should never be served cold or the delightful apricot flavor
will be overpowered by the 7%ABV level. Recommended.
|Yard's Love Stout
Sweet with a biscuity, smokey flavor,
this stout has hints of chocolate and
bitterness throughout. It's finish is
highlighted by a roasted caramel
and coffee mix. Overall smooth
but might be too sweet for those
weaned on traditional dry Irish stout.