Grassy, high-bitter pils but with an underlying helles-like sweetness. Brackish finish on the tongue.
Draft
Lots of caramel, roasted malt bitterness. Hops assert themselves in the finish but otherwise this is pretty mellow.
Draft
Light in body for an imperial but not for a Guinness. Good molasses gingerbread flavor, smoothly spiced. My memory recalls the old Sam Adams holiday stout. However the Bourbon is almost sickly sweet and feels tacked-on and without complexity. Low expectations, met.
Bottle
I’m sure it was a note toward authenticity, but I’d gotten used to goses sans coriander, and it was in abundance here. The combination with the hibiscus led to a tomato-water-like acidic character that I found disquieting.
Can
Not skunky like last time but a bit over-funked. Sits somewhat tacky and sour in the throat which is a shame because there are nice kolsch flavors on top.
Can
Like the Gold Digger, this one seems significantly less bitter than the last time I logged it. Don't know what changed, but I like it. Creamy, mellow coffee porter, slight hop bite.
Draft
Sweet cereal, slightly tangy, right amount of grassiness. I read my earlier review and I don't know if my tastes have changed or the beer did, it didn't seem notably bitter this time. Quite pleasant in fact.
Draft
I taste: raisins, vanilla, slight smoke. I knew with a description this insane, I wouldn't taste everything, but I only tasted the worst possible options. About what I expect from Omnipollo, really.
Can
Bit of toffee and vague nut flavor, reminded me faintly of a butterfinger. Not bad but a little bit timid, and the beer got flat very quickly as well. My memory of King Size from the same brewery was more positive; I'd like to compare these head to head at some point.
Can at Home
Very pleasant double IPA, lightly fruity, with a round citrus flavor and pleasing hop fragrance. Avoids any hint of syrup or resin, which would have killed it for me.
Not nearly as successful as the peanut butter yeti. I want to say this was at once too sweet and too roasty, but I don't want you to think it was anywhere near as bad as the previous maple beer I logged. This was actually decent despite the imbalance of the flavors. The biggest problem is the size of the can - 19+ ounces is just... a lot of this beer to take.
Can at Home
It is still very good, and probably smoother than before (but I have no clear memory to compare it to). Still, though, it's less coherent than other Parabolas have been and it finishes somewhat bitter after an interesting vinous opening. Maybe the tannins from the wine are creating a bit of disharmony with the hops. Still, small complaints!
Third blueberry beer in a row, wtf was I thinking? This one pours cloudy and violet-pink, almost exactly the look of a Costco berry smoothie. The flavor is believably blueberry, although I don't think the strength of the triple IPA hops do it any favors. In the end though the pure thickness of the beer ruined any enjoyment I might have felt; it just felt wrong going into my body.
Can at Home
Goes about as wrong as I can imagine something that is a maple vanilla stout could be. It's at once too sweet and also too roasty, and there's nothing balancing at all about it. It's also not clearly in the dessert category, which could almost make it excusable. I very much did not enjoy this.
Can at Home
This is only the second in a chain of blueberry beers. With Breakside and 10 Barrel involved, this could have gone either way, and this lies in the decidedly mediocre range. Malty, lactic porter with light blueberry notes, medium sweet. Finishes tacky.
Can at Home
This was very unpleasant, enough that my brain is refusing to call up any details about it.
Can at Home
Bit of a funk in the smell and middle of taste, nothing atrocious but I'm not crazy about it either. At least it's light in body.
Can
Light and crisp. The dragonfruit and raspberry flavors are present and not overdone.
Can
Light, smooth stout. Vanilla is primary, finish is a bit caramel brownie with hints of nut butter. You definitely want to be in the mood for sweet but it's not at all syrupy or overbearing. Finishes clean but the aftertaste feels like it should be tacky, you know?
Can at Home
The primary flavor here is pineapple - very prominent. Slight tartness, maybe from the cherry. The rest of the beer follows the traditional hazy IPA model although it does seem danker than usual. I wish the brightness of the opening kept going.
Can at Home
Just a little too much... everything.
Can at Home
Good robust coffee, a touch hoppier than usual for the style, but that’s normal here.
Not bad, lightly sour with a generic citrus flavor. Not getting distinct quinine or lactose notes other than a kind of weird minerality to the finish. It was a little off, but it was really the boringness that leaves me not wanting more.
Can at Home
Super-smooth black lager with a kind of buttery caramel undertone - not sweet, but velvety, I guess. Didn't have the kind of lactic tackiness that I remember from other dark lagers in my experience. Very tasty.
Can at Home
Sweet, thick, but not overwhelming or syrupy. Just enough roastiness to balance out the flavor. The opening is chocolate and there's recognizable hazelnut but the whisky is the thing that isn't obvious at first, except for the vaporous quality of the finish. That strength really sneaks up on you though, I was wrecked by the end of the can.
Can at Home
Medium-light stout/brown ale base, with clean but sharp rye whiskey notes reminding you this is an event beer. I don't think the flavor ever really melded harmoniously for me, which kind of keeps this from being in the top tier; maybe the beer didn't have the body to stand up to the barreling.
Deeply unpleasant, like when you accidentally buy the unsweetened blueberry juice at the supermarket. There's a tiny bit of a wine cooler note at the end but otherwise there is nothing beer-like about this at all. Do you have a UTI, or want to remember those good times? Maybe, and only then, this might be the beer for you.
Can at Home
Bracingly tart, bit of salt on the lips, nice cherry flavor. Finished slightly sweet and very clean.
I gotta say, for something that is supposedly 17.5% ABV this was drinkable as hell.
Can at Home
Quite tasty, smooth porter with just a hint of smoke in the background.
Can at Home
I was remiss in logging this so I don't remember anymore. I do think it was tasty, remember it being light and shandy-like with a nice lime flavor.
Crowler at Home
I mean, it's the same beer. Hit the spot better this time, I guess.
Can at Home
Just a super solid porter. Roasty, medium bodied, nice, slightly acidic but smooth-finishing coffee on top.
Can at Home
Founders Backwoods Bastard (unknown release)
Bottle at Home
Canned October 2018. This beer smells amazing, smooth pina colada and maybe a hint of cola, but the flavor is quite dense, intensely roasty and umami in a way that ends up being off-putting very quickly. The pineapple and coconut counteract it fairly effectively but the beer still finishes very tacky in the throat.
Can at Home
Superlative Urn beverage consumed with gratitude to Eden.
Bottle at Super Bowl LV party with ourselves
There’s a good beer in there after it punches me. Thanks Eden!
Bottle at Home
Quite tart but clean, totally unsurprising from Cascade. Cute, small can that takes some of the bite off of their normal pricing structure. Floral and slightly tropical in flavor.
Can at Home
Oy plagiarized my donut comment. High octane maple glazed cinnamon bun. Very sweet. Instant drunk while trying to cook dinner. Dangerous.
Bottle at Home
It’s an apple donut! Delicious! Thanks Eden!
Bottle at Home
Normally I find Yeti overbearing, and there've been a lot of good peanut butter stouts, but friends, this one might be the best one yet. Definitely not on the sweet side, this is a roast dark peanut butter beer with just the right intensity of flavor. It's hella strong but doesn't taste that way. Loved it.
Can at Home
Chocolate milkshake
Bottle at Home
I don't know if the can makes it worse or if I'm more discerning in captivity, but I found the fakey strawberry jam flavor to be significantly off-putting. The rest of the beer is kind of an insipidly sweet stout, okay enough but sticky in the throat, and the jam puts it over the top into serious "meh" territory.
Can at Home

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