The end of the week. Baseball has started and the Chicago Cubs had their first game, of course a loss to the mighty team of Pirates. That aside I am excited about the baseball season starting, getting under way, and giving me a game everyday to be angry about.
Scratch Beer #27 (2010) by Tröegs Brewing Company is obviuosly part of Tröegs Scratch Beer Series. These are small batches of test beers that allows them to refine their techniques and use non-traditional techniques. This is the exact reason why American craft beer is so awesome and definitely artistic.
Scratch Beer #27 is a Milk Stout that is listed on their site as a chocolate stout. I pulled this out of the cellar and decided that I needed it a touch cooler for my tastes, so I threw it in the freezer. I was thirsty and didn’t want to wait.
You guessed it: I got side tracked with something that I can’t even remember that caused me to get the beer out of the freezer slightly before it froze. This killed the over all experience of the beer this time around. Luckily I had the beer in the past, allowing me to at least imagine the goodness within the confines of the bottle. Too bad it was just a small batch, but that also means more new small batches are on the way. Enjoy!
Aroma: 8, Taste: 8, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.5
Useless Fact: Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.