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Allagash Brewing Company Victor Francenstein (365 Day 365)

Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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Allagash Victor Francenstein

The entire crew (Rich, Chuck, and Steve) was over to help celebrate American craft beer number 365. Three beers were served up and in the following order:

Each of these beers was solid in their own way but only one could reach the lofty status of beer number 365. Obviously you can read and noticed in the title that Victor Fancenstein was the perfect beer for the evening. The drinkability of Victor set it apart from other two beers, although I must mention that the 2+ year old bottle of Ivan was damn smooth drinking. Black Tuesday was too hot. I suspected it would be but I had never had it fresh. I wanted something to gauge it buy. It will be a fantastic beer some day.

Victor Fancenstein is a complex beer that is perfect right now. The tart, grapes, oak, and various other attributes make a subtlety complex beer that goes down easy and begs the senses back for more.

I will sum up the experience with my next entry as this is a celebration of beer 365, not the year long experience. My thoughts and wrap up next. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 8 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.4

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The Bruery Black Tuesday (365 Day 21)

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

The Bruery Black Tuesday

Black Tuesday, by The Bruery, is currently one of those American craft beers that is highly sought after. I have often wondered if I would have in my cellar what it takes to land one of these.

Recently, with the 2010 release, they had a few they were selling via their website after the initial release. I had it all lined up that my cousin, who lives in California, would travel to pick up the beer. Based on what I thought I read on the site, the beers would go up for sale at 9:00pm. What a goof. I was 9:00am, completely shutting me out of a real chance to pick up the beer.

Well last night was TNBC at my house and Mark brought along Black Tuesday ’09. He has been trying to get us to drink it for several months. I guess it isn’t a beer that has to be forced on many. As our last beer of the evening, after a list of big beers, we decided to partake.

The aroma of this beer is special, inviting, and an overall joy for the snozola. Chocolate, almost creamy like, starts off over the top of a blend of dark fruits, molasses, and dark malts. Time spent taking the aroma in for Black Tuesday is time well spent. The taste is right up there to. Each sip brings out another layer of the delectable beer. The large, creamy body seems perfectly placed for this beer too. In spite of the alcohol (19%) it was very noticeable. Just an outstanding beer that I know want again and again and again. If you have the means to obtain one, please do as you will be doing beer consuming senses a favor. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10, Taste: 10, Look: 9, Drinkability: 10, Overall: 9.9

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