Beer Reviews

Personal Beer Review: Base Camp S'more Stout

Personal Beer Review: Base Camp S’more Stout

The Base Camp S'more Stout is enjoyable, but doesn't stand out from the crowd for flavor complexity or intensity. Given the name of the beer, S'More Stout, I was anticipating big marshmallow, graham and chocolate flavors.

Personal Beer Review: Khoffner Tobacco Is In My Blood

Personal Beer Review: Khoffner Tobacco Is In My Blood

I think the Khoffner Tobacco Is In My Blood is better than the overall score might indicate. Although it's very outside the flavor map of a milk stout, the beer itself is still going to have a lot of appeal to beer geeks if only because of it's surprising profile.

Personal Beer Review: Cuvée du Château by Kasteel

Personal Beer Review: Cuvée du Château by Kasteel

The Cuvée du Château by Kasteel is an enjoyable Quadruple, that doesn't mask it's large ABV nature. I enjoyed the more complex flavors that developed as the beer warmed up, but overall I would have liked more depth and complexity.

Personal Beer Review: Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

Personal Beer Review: Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

I've had a number of expressions from Nøgne Ø in the past, and it's rapidly becoming an easy blind buy option. The Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale has booziness that dominates the palate, but the beer does evolve into more complexity as it warms up.

Personal Beer Review: Coronado Early Bird

Personal Beer Review: Coronado Early Bird

The Coronado Early Bird is a satisfying and enjoyable cold brew milk stout. The flavors are balanced, and the cold brew provides a rich creaminess that carries through the entire session.

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Orderville

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Orderville

The Modern Times Orderville is a solid beer in the hazy IPA category. Although it's not strictly sessionable at 7.2%, the flavor isn't overwhelmingly hoppy, and delivers a balanced citrus experience.

Personal Beer Review: Beau's All Natural The Tom Green Beer

Personal Beer Review: Beau’s All Natural The Tom Green Beer

As so often is true with collaboration or unusual adjunct beers, this offering is really lacking in the flavors I'm searching for in a milk stout. I wasn't getting any coffee or chocolate, and the lactose character was very subdued. Overall, the Beau's All Natural The Tom Green Beer just comes across as a gimmick beer that inevitably doesn't deliver on the flavors from its style.

Personal Beer Review: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Personal Beer Review: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Like the Mexican Peanut Butter Stout, the peanut butter flavor is not an adjunct that is an afterthought like so many flavor themed beers. Although this Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout might lack some of the depths and nuance of their other styles, the overall experience is fantastic.