Wednesday, January 7, 2015

December 27, 2014 Show

New Year... Old beer!

As we bid farewell to 2014 we are taking a look back... but beyond 2014 and instead dig deep back into the fridge for some fantastic aged beers!  Many of these beers were provided by our wonderful sponsors Backyard Ale House (where many of them are also available) as well as from Derek's personal stash!

This weeks beer lineup:

Mikkeller- 1000 IBU (2012): Simply said... this did not hold up, despite the thought that it may have some barleyine tendencies it fell flat and was not very good.

Sierra Nevada- 30 Anniversary Barleywine (2010): This black barleywine was wonderful and still have years to go before any showing of past peak.  Dark, complex, and smooth!

Brooklyn Brewery- Black Chocolate Stout (2012): A great and affordable beer for aging!  The bitter chocolate and coffee notes have fallen into the back with strong notes of dark red fruits in the front with backing of chocolate and coffee.  The sharp flavors are perfectly rounded and it is near its peak.

North Coast- Old Rasputin 12th Anniversary (2010): This beer is at its peak with a smooth easy drinking experience and the flavors all falling in line with one another.  No alcohol heat, a must try beer!

Dogfish Head- World Wide Stout (2009): Absolutely incredible!  This 18% ABV behemoth is incredibly easy drinking with no harsh astringency and no alcohol heat.  Rich notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee all blend perfectly, a beer that must be tried!!

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