Monday, 23 December 2013

Phillips Longboat chocolate porter

a beer made in victoria bc  that comes in at 5.2%abv.

Appearance:  dark with ruby hilights  on the edges.  tan head

Smell:  milk chocolate  coffee malts  no hops at all.

Taste: Milk chocolate  dark malts and again really no hops. leaves a coffee like aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium thick body.  light carbonation easy drinking.

Overall:  quite nice  not terribly complex but has a agreable flavor profile.  3.75/5

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Wellington SPA special pale ale.

wellington county brewing  a canadian brewerey this beer comes in at 4.5% abv
and for those who dont know the significance of the boot.  the British call them "wellingtons" 

Appearance. pretty copper orange with a soapy off white head.

Smell:  piney hops over a good malt background.

Taste:  malty up front  then earthy piny hops  then kinda tangy.  finish is kinda "green"

Mouthfeel.  Thin with medium high carb  goes down easily though. 

Overall:  its kinda odd but in a good way.  i could see myself enjoying this in quantity.  3.5/5

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Budweiser crown

Bud crow is an amber lager with 6% abv

Appearance golden with thin head that dissapates quickly.

Smell sweet and like bud

Taste grainy and sweet cant call it malty astringant finish

Mouthfeel high biting carbonation in a thin almoast medium body goes down easy enough.

Overall. Better than bud but thats not hard to do. Drinkable 1.7/5

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Shiboridashi! - davar potterry.

so the secret project some of you might have heard about from me on some other forms of media that i haunt  here they are   a pair of  shiboridashi. made by Sue Davar pottery

darjeeling sungma summer - its about tea.

It is a second flush darjeeling from Its about tea.

4.7g in dayi gaiwan at 95c

1st infusion 30s:  light in color and flavor, very slight briskness sweet floral arrival.

2nd infusion 1m:  looks like this is a one steeper  super brisk all complexity has been washed over by the dryness. 

oveall:  not my favorite black tea never mind a darjeeling.  could likely add nicely to a blend tho.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Innis & Gunn Treacle porter.

The second of the innis and gunn holiday beers  is "treacle porter" "a rich complex porter finished with the adition of treacle"   never had treacle before so lets see what this is like this beer weighs in at 7.4% abv

Appearance:  redish brown clear body  off white head that dies down quickly.

Smell:  it smells sweet aroma is really feint.

Taste: sweet then a bakers chocolate bitterness with a boozy finish.

Mouthfeel:  medium smooth body with a light carbonation nip. 

overall:  a nice balance of bittersweet has a good body and is smooth  3.75/5

Sunday, 1 December 2013

innis & gunn bourbon stout

For the Holiday season  innis and gunn  do a gift set  with 2 of their special offerings.  and the first of that is  the bourbon stout  that weighs in at 7.4% abv

Apearance:  a dark brown with red highlights wen held up to a light with a tan head that dies down to a skim and leaves some lacing.

Smell: dark chocolate really sweat malty body and a hint of vanilla whiskeyness.

Taste:  chocolate ripe fruit and lots of vanilla oak with a boozy finish. kinda bitter.

mouthfeel:  light nippy carbonation kinda thin body. 

overall:  honestly not my favorite from them.  its an experience  just not as nice of one as some of their other offerings. 3/5