Tröegs Brewing Company Scratch Beer 27 (365 Day 122)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Tröegs Scratch Beer 27

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

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