Posts Tagged ‘Oak’

Great Divide Espresso Oak aged Yeti

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

My buddy Scott in Colorado sent me this beer a couple months back when it first came out (and a glass to drink it in).  I stashed it way with my ever increasing collection of beer and soon forgot about it.  That was until I got an email from Scott the other day about some podcast ideas and suddenly I had a hankering for an espresso (coffee) stout.  So here we are, I’m about to pull this out and I don’t know much about the beer aside from its got coffee in it and it is base beer is the wonderfully delicious Yeti Imperial Stout.  I reviewed it about a year ago and it was already packed fully of chocolate and coffee aromas and flavors.  In Great Divides’ infinite wisdom (seriously) they made an oaked version of Yeti.  Yeti aged with oak chips, which was even better then the Yeti with an additional layer of complexity of vanilla and oak.  Now they have taken the Oaked Yeti and added espresso to it.  They scored with the first ramp up of the Yeti to oaked Yeti, lets see how the Espresso infused oak aged Yeti is.greatdivide_espresso2

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Got Dragon’s Milk

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

I love the name of this beer, Dragon’s Milk! It is brewed by New Holland Brewery out of Holland Michigan. Having had several New Holland beers in the past, I was looking forward to trying another one of their beers and my first from their High Gravity series. There are 8 beers in the High Gravity Series all with an ABV of at least 7% and most over 10%. A high Gravity beer initially has a lot of sugar in the pre fermented beer which results in a large difference in density compared to water and generally results in a higher alcohol content, which in beer geek speak is the beers’ gravity. Your beer lesson of the day, now onto the beer!esb4

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Dogfish Head Burton Baton Imperial IPA

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

After reading a review on the Burton Baton, I was trying to remember the beer.  We  had sampled it for Beer Brawl™ 9 and I know I really liked it, so here is a more in depth look at the Dogfish Head Burton Baton Imperial IPA.

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Beer Brawl 16 – Bourbon/Whiskey/Scotch Aged Imperial Stout

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Our 16th Beer Brawl, was the first one on the road and probably the one I was looking forward to the most.  Beside being on the road in a new location with a new friend of Simply Beer, I really wanted to drink this line up of Bourbon/Whiskey/Scotch aged Imperial Stouts.  The beers in Beer Brawl 16 were all Imperial Stouts, either American Imperial or Russian Imperial.  beerbrawl16_lineup

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Beer Review: Dogfish Head Immort Ale

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

What I have found from drinking Dogfish Head, you’ll always get something that is going to push the envelope or at least hit you with a curve ball. The Dogfish Head Immort Ale is considered an American Double, which is basically a high ABV beer catchall category, when a beer doesn’t fit anywhere else.

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