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W’11 KGB Imperial Stout (Widmer Brothers Brewing Company) 3/5

Almost no head. Pours an extremely dark brown, almost black. Aroma presents strong coffee. Taste is the same, heavy on the coffee and some smoke, with a moderate hop finish that lingers on the tongue to balance things out. Even … Continue reading

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Velvet Merlin (Firestone Walker Brewing Co.) 4/5

Aroma is a little smoke and a lot of coffee. The head’s not especially thick, but microbubbles do persist. Presents an almost impentetrable, dark red color. Mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth and creamy, from the added oats. Low bitterness, a malty … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale (Anderson Valley Brewing Company) 5/5

Recommended by a coworker who knows his beer, so I had to try it. There isn’t much aroma, a sweet, faint coffee. Color is a dark amber, and not much head retention. Taste reminds of a doppelbock or, perhaps, a … Continue reading

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Hibernation Ale (Great Divide Brewing Company) 4/5

Deeply sweet coffee, gingerbread, and chocolate aromatics. Little head, but that which does form is thick with micro-bubbles. Aftertaste is alcohol, with some hop bitterness. The warming effect of the alcohol in the throat and chest is immediate. I’m disappointed … Continue reading

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Yeti Imperial Stout (Great Divide Brewing Company) 5/5

One of my new favorite beers. I was actually sad when I poured the last drop. Despite its strong alcohol content (9.5%) and taste, it went down smoothly. Sweet coffee with a bitter finish.

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