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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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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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Dead Guy Ale (Rogue Brewery) 4/5

Generous carbonation and an orange color prepare you for a solid beer. The dominant taste is nutty malts, with just the right amount of lemon hops to finish off cleanly. This is like a lighter version of a doppelbock, in … Continue reading

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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (Wells & Young’s Ltd) 3/5

This beer greets you with a sweet, earthy, chocolate aroma. There’s exceptional lacing and an almost impenetrable dark brown color. The taste is strongly smoky, with a tangy bitter aftertaste. From the name, I expected this to be a big, … Continue reading

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