Personal Review

Personal Beer Review: Grizzly Paw Barley Wine 2016 Vintage Edition

Personal Beer Review: Grizzly Paw Barley Wine 2016 Vintage Edition

The Grizzly Paw Barley Wine 2016 Vintage Edition was an enjoyable and satisfying beer in the barley wine category. Even though it packed a high ABV, and some in your face boozy character go with it, it never seemed to overwhelm the flavor complexity.

Personal Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus

Personal Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus

The Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus is quite inviting. I don't find the strength to be as much as some do with this line, but the body is definitely present and with that is a great amount of flavors. Complex with some awesome transitioning and depth throughout, the cigar will not disappoint.

Personal Beer Review: Parallel 49 / Tool Shed The Dangerous Wolfman

Personal Beer Review: Parallel 49 / Tool Shed The Dangerous Wolfman

I think I understood what they were going for on the Parallel 49 / Tool Shed The Dangerous Wolfman collaboration, but the saison funkiness is too much flavor for the rest of the beer, and throws the balance off. This was an interesting tasting experience, and I'm happy to have tried it out.

Personal Beer Review: 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter

Personal Beer Review: 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter

The 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter is an enjoyable porter style beer with elements of complexity. Even though the balance and aromas were average, it is one of the better porters I've had through 2018 and 2019.

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times City Of The Dead Nitro

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times City Of The Dead Nitro

The Modern Times City Of The Dead Nitro sets a reliable benchmark for what a good nitro stout should be. Coffee, almonds, chocolate, salt, all balanced, along with an enjoyable sweet creamy mouthfeel that anchors everything together. This one is sure to be in my regular rotation.

Personal Cigar Review: Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

In the end, the Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro didn't seem like much of a departure from other AJ blends and I felt like I was smoking a cigar that was fairly close to some of his other offerings. The cigar is fine, but with the increased price point, I'm not sure it is something I would gravitate towards if I'm looking for something in his normal flavor profile.

Personal Beer Review: Devil's Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA

Personal Beer Review: Devil’s Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA

The Devil's Canyon California Sunshine Rye IPA is a hop forward creamy IPA with enough sweetness to keep things balanced and interesting. Although a tall bottle is usually more than I'd want to have in a single session, the overall experience was good enough that I ended up finishing it.

Personal Cigar Review: La Aurora Preferidos Hors d'Age 2017 Toro

Personal Cigar Review: La Aurora Preferidos Hors d’Age 2017 Toro

This was a fantastic La Aurora offering and classic to the brand. Lots of tobacco used, great flavors and solid body and strength that did not get in the way of the flavors. I would definitely recommend the La Aurora Preferidos Hors d'Age 2017 Toro to all the smokers out there.