Posts Tagged ‘american imperial stout’

Long Trail Brewing Company Coffee Stout – Brewmaster Series (365 Day 354)

Monday, November 21st, 2011
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Long Trail Coffee Stout

The number of morons on the internet that try to send crap through to my simple blog is mind numbing. As the popularity of the blog (yeah, almost no one reads it) has grown, the number of attempts to put shit onto the end of each blog has risen. I barely, if every, have good comments and I am to the point now where it would probably just get trashed. The bad ones are numerous and I don’t even care to check to see if good are mixed with the bad. Maybe why I don’t get many good. Needless to say it has soured me a bit and I am almost to the point where I want to take that ability off of the entries going forward. I guess it depends on my mood.

On to something that matter: American craft beer number 354.

Coffee Stout – Brewmaster Series by Long Trail Brewing Company is an American Imperial Stout infused with coffee. This is a two year old bottle so a lot of the coffee has seen better days, instead the base stout comes through. Roasted and sweet chocolate make up this stout in the nose and mouth, combining for a pleasant experience even for a beer missing a bit of one component.

Since Coffee Stout is a seasonal, I could really go for a fresh bottle this year to see how that coffee is balanced and the stout holds up. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8 (25%), Taste: 7 (25%), Look: 10 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 8.4

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Founders Imperial Stout Reviewed

Friday, December 18th, 2009

founders brewing company founders imperial stout

It seems like during the week that two is my limit on the number of reviews I will do in an evening. Of course there are those special occasions that will lead me to partake in a few more, but I find it hard to review more than two beers while doing so alone. powerlins ii femmes The chit chat about the beers helps to bring out other possibilities and make the entire experience more fun. Hurray for TNBC next Tuesday 🙂

I had two stouts last night, one of the Russian imperial variety and the other an American imperial.

Founders Imperial Stout by Founders Brewing Company was the Russian imperial stout and the first beer of the evening. I have had it sitting in the cellar for only a month but it kept wooing me. I gave in to temptation. Poured black and thick with a couple of fingers of brown, sticky, frothy foam with some of the best retention I have seen in a beer. As expected the beer was complex with coffee, chocolate, citrus hops, roasted, and bitterness on the nose and in the mouth. The high alcohol really wasn’t detectable. Some creaminess added to the depth of this beer. Founders just producing the hits. 9/10

Satin Soltice Imperial Stout by Central Waters Brewing Company was the American imperial stout. A clear pour with a big, tan, sticky foam led to some good retention and lacing without even taking a sip. roshe run The aroma was good, just a little light and contained lactose, chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruits. The taste is similar but has a bit of a bitter aftertaste that I didn’t care for. It was too much. One small fault in an otherwise really good stout. 8/10

It was a good night for stouts and I really enjoyed reveiwing both. Now to start thinking of lineup for this evening. Enjoy!

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