American Stout

Green Flash Double Stout Black Ale

Green Flash Double Stout Black Ale

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A rich, hearty, and robust brew.  Green Flash is more well known for their hop-centric beers, but this darker trip on the roasted malt side did not disappoint.  Brewed with oats and a generous portion of roasted malts this stout actually walks the line between Black Ale/Porter/Oatmeal Stout very well.  The pour form Green Flash’s […] ... [Read more]

Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer Imperial American Stout

Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer Imperial American Stout

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There is a lot that goes into this brew.  Holy Water, lactose (milk sugar), smoked malts (ash and hickory wood), and burnt grains.  The brew day was definately interesting as the brewers did their best to ward off evil vampires.  Not joke, I wrote down ‘chocolate milk’ as one of the taste of this beer […] ... [Read more]

Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout

Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout

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The enjoyment of beer should always start in the drinking of beer. Is that too much of a no brainer? Secondly, one should never form an opinion (or worse, express that opinion) if one has not actually drunk said beer. I’ll confess that every now and again I get distracted by the discourse and — […] ... [Read more]

Avery Mephostopheles Stout 2011

Avery Mephistopheles Stout 2011

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2011 Vintage:  The last in the Demon Series of Ales by Avery.  Complete damnation!  Similar to Noel’s review of The Beast, I got owned by this beer.  Coming in at an alcohol level which rivaled that of BrewDog’s intense beers, Mephistopheles packs more than a punch.  It is like a nuclear bomb on the taste […] ... [Read more]

Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout

Cape Ann Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout

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I’ve been to Gloucester (not pronounced how someone from the Midwest would think) and taken in it’s salt sea air.  If you didn’t know it was a fishing town one whiff of the processing factories and boats would sure clue you in.  The is also made notable in the movie The Perfect Storm as the boat […] ... [Read more]

Avery Out of Bounds Stout

Avery Out of Bounds Stout

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C.V. Howe (Marketing Director) puts it well on Avery’s website in saying that Out of Bounds is, “a roast monster!”  Pouring a garnet hue with a creamy beige head it is no wonder this beer might be a pub favorite based on looks alone.  Pressing your nose to the glass, you will get a huge […] ... [Read more]

Pangea Lilja's Sasquatch Stout

Pangea Lilja’s Sasquatch Stout

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So many things of note here, before I even crack the bottle. First, what is bigger than a Sasquatch? Nothing, I would argue, so already this stout is setting itself up to be a big brew. Second, the bottle is emblazoned with the phrase “brewed behind the Cheddar Curtain.” Yes, yes they did. So before […] ... [Read more]