Founders Backwoods Bastard: 2011 vs 2014

Founders Backwoods Bastard, the bourbon barrel aged version of the Dirty Bastard scotch ale, with its 10.2% ABV and huge flavor profile, seemed like a decent candidate for cellaring. For this review, Dave and I compare a 2011 to the most recent release from 2014. Craft beer enthusiasts often look to mimic wine lovers habits.… Continue reading Founders Backwoods Bastard: 2011 vs 2014

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal: Improving on Excellence Winter is the season for awful award shows and hearty beers. Barrel aged stouts are among the thickest, booziest beasts of the craft brewing world. So when a legendary brewer like Sierra Nevada decides to brew a new one, we have to uncork it. THE BEER Sierra… Continue reading Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal

Lost Abbey Deliverance

Lost Abbey Deliverance Beer Review The Lost Abbey, a brewery based in San Marcos California, views beer making as a call to arms. Their website reads like a brewer’s casus belli: In the beginning there was Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They were told not to eat the fruit from the apple… Continue reading Lost Abbey Deliverance

Brooklyn Black Ops 2010 – 2011 Beer Review

Beer cellaring is all the rage. In this review we put a year old bottle of Brooklyn Black Ops —the Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel aged Russian imperial stout that is bottled flat and then fermented with champagne yeast— up against a fresh bottle. As an restless beer geek, I’m hoping my patience with the 2010… Continue reading Brooklyn Black Ops 2010 – 2011 Beer Review

Founders KBS Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2011/2010

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]aving reviewed the 2011 Founders KBS Kentucky Breakfast Stout already on draft, it is time to compare this legendary imperial stout against some other barrel aged beers as well as against the 2010 vintage. Does a beer that is already cave aged an entire year fade away after another year in the bottle? Does the… Continue reading Founders KBS Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2011/2010