Jester King’s Atrial Rubicite: wild ale, barrel aged with tons of raspberries. Great nose, smelling a lot like Founders Blushing Monk. Body is thinner than monk however, with lots of raspberry fruit, some tartness, and very little residual sugar or alcohol. Pretty dry finish considering. Really nice wild ale from Texas. 9.0/10
After reviewing the Emmy Red Carpet looks last night, I noticed that flesh tone (or ‘pale pink’ as it *likes* to be called) was the new trend. In most cases, this makes me sad. GORGEOUS women like January Jones tried pulling this off, to little avail. I can empathize, because I, a fellow pallid creature, have never had the ability nor desire to try this. Why oh why would you want to wash out what little color you may already possess by draping yourself in this non-hue? You know who can pull off nude tones, ladies? PEOPLE WHO AREN’T CAUCASIAN:
I rest my case. Sorry fellow honkies; this is one of the few categories where we lose.
Who DID bring it at the Emmy’s?
As much as I loathe pastels, Zooey Deschanel looked absolutely stunning in this J Mendel:
Helloooo Kaley Cuoco. I always thought you kind of annoying, and your show surely is. But you’ve for sure moved up into my ‘5 girls I’d switch teams for’ list. At least in this Vera Wang.
Christina Hendricks, while my physique idol, has been known to be hit or miss when it comes to her sartorial choices. I can’t entirely blame her as much as I can blame her legendary decolletage, which, let’s face it, can’t be easy to dress. Last night though? Christian Siriano helped Ms. Holloway knock it out of the park.
Finally, and perhaps due to bias for my current favorite TV-show of all time, J’ADORE Anna Gunn. She manages to add the right amount of visual interest to my new arch-nemesis: “pale pink”. Also, has she ever looked less Skyler White-y and more Sesseh Laydeh than she does here in Romona Keveza?!?
1. An imperial stout aged on Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels. Nice chocolate roasted notes and almost hidden whiskey notes. Easy drinker at 12% ABV.
2. Old ale aged on Mom’s favorite Saintsbury Chardonnay barrels with cherries. Sort of a tart, not quite sour finish on an old ale that brings less malt then you might expect. Great wine tannins. Tasty combination with the cherry, despite it barely tasting like the style.
3. Another Woodford Reserve barrel aged imperial stout. Tastes like No. 1 with lots of great barrel notes. Really good BA stout.
4. This guy is a Bourbon Barrel Weizenbock with Cocoa Nibs added. Again, Woodford Reserve barrels were used. Pours dark brown and gives up a spicyness along with tons of barrel notes. Less body than the stouts, but the 9.9% ABV feels boozier. Nice chocolate emerging as it warms.
Pipeworks Brewing: Raspberry Truffle Abduction. 200lbs of red berries added to Pipeworks’ Abduction Imperial Stout plus cacao makes for a chocolate raspberry treat. Tasty as hell at 10.5% ABV. Get one for dessert.
Stone R&R Coconut IPA, the latest collaboration brew with Rip Tide this time, taking on another top prize winning homebrewer’s recipe. Is this one as tasty as the previous chocolate stout collabs? Here is our full review