Eden P.

All about Eden

Eden is a member of Odin DBRD.
Eden has logged 4781 beers a total of 6258 times.
Eden's favorite beer so far seems to be Goose Island 2015 Bourbon County Rare: 100 (logged 2 times)
Eden's most often logged beer so far is Black Raven Splinters Bourbon Strong Scotch Ale: 88 (logged 22 times)
Eden's favorite type of beer seems to be Stout.

Eden's Log

Subdued cereal and wet grass and very, very brackish. The overall effect is pretty balanced, if not totally refreshing.
Slightly sour, not sweet, but very mellow and smooth. Cola-like but not at all fruity. I think this is pretty great, actually.
Resolves with sweet cereal, although there are more up-front flavors than I expected: a little fruity, hops, yeasty funk. Altogether I felt this could have been cleaner.
Easy drinking and not at all the bitter-fest that my previous log seems to indicate. Dominant flavors seem to be black coffee and burnt sugar.
Delicious, lightly sweet, cereal, crisp.
A really nice counterpoint to the House of Pancakes. Smells strongly of peanut butter; the beer itself is thinnish and only mildly sweet, which is nice and kind of lets a base flavor of beer poke through. More peanut butter cereal milk than it is a brownie, but I liked it.
Undoubtedly weird. More campfire than bacon but you can squint and taste it, but the weird thing about this is that it's quite sour. Tart citrus, like someone took lemon juice to the cast-iron after finishing the bacon? It's an interesting smoky sour, but what I don't get at all between all of it is maple or pancakes.
I think if there was an ideal West Coast IPA this would be pretty close to it. Lager-like in opening, with clean cereal notes, which transitions to measured piney hops. Finishes with a strong but not pithy bitterness.
I don't know if this is the same as the old Nut Brown so I'm logging it separately for now. This is a very solid brown, with a toasty, dry cracker character.
Less toasty than the brown, slightly fruity on the nose. Finishes bitter. This is hoppy for a Scotch ale.
Briefly tastes like a pilsner but gets very hoppy very quickly. I'd say this ventures clearly into IPA territory. It's especially bitter on the back end, but I guess I do taste honey?
Prickly and acrid. I guess you have to go somewhere if the Boss was already where an IPA usually is.
Once again, this was quite sour, Flanders-like, but with a brightness that is IMO off-putting. Bears no resemblance at all to the Brown Ale in this flight, which is what I'd hoped for. I don't know why I keep taking chances with the barrel aged beers here; they've all been like this.
Very interesting in this actually gives more of an impression as a coconut sour than a pineapple sour, although it certainly communicates the idea of a piña colada very deftly. Decently tart, enough that it’s a sipper.
Impressions from my last log of this beer stand.
Thinner-mouthfeel stout, tasty if actually pretty spicy for the style. Also I can’t help but admit I was expecting coconut based on the name, but if there was any it was not evident.
Delicious and sweet; light. If uncomplicated.
Jammy, oversweet blueberry is a lot to take. Not much soy backbone to balance this. That said, it is exactly what you might expect.
Sweet cereal backbone but really over the top on bitterness. Light florality.
About as close as you can get to drinking a Cadbury caramel chocolate bar. It is thick, yes. It is sweet, yes. It is boozy, yes. It still hit me in a good place.
Chocolate, mellow, sweet notes of rum. Slightest hint of coconut. Smooth caramel finish.
The spicier one of the two, with a slightly more cola-like character to the flavor, but still really good.
A smooth dark lager with lots of caramel. Lightly sweet. Just enough roast to balance.
Lots of citrus, lots of banana. It's really easy to see where the hybrid bits meet here, plus it's tasty!
Lemon-pine, cereal-sweet. This has a dessert bar appeal without being over the top.
Coffee, light caramel. This was really good (and seemingly better than last time). This is an exemplary flight overall.
Sweet and mellow blonde, like drinking liquid cornbread, maybe. I’m a sucker for this kind of beer.
Very solid lager.
Chocolatey, medium thick, but just enough roast to give this a savory complexity. I wouldn’t say it went overly smoky but you can squint and see it.
It’s strong and hoppy, a little woody. Finishes bitter. It would be a lot but has a purity after the other beers of the day.
This certainly tastes like carrot cake. Sweet, hints of spice (Belgian?), a kind of a pineapple nectar juice quality running through it.
Wow, it’s a typical Northwest IPA flavor profile with a strong hit of evergreen scratch ‘n sniff thrown on top. Highly bitter on the finish. Give it points for effect.
Cereal; fruity; feels a little flat. Flavor is good though.
Highly bitter and brackish, typical of the style, but with a caramel fruitiness on top of it. Probably would have been better as a first beer rather than a third.
Holy Mountain Kiln & Cone (unknown release)
Spicier and slightly more bitter than the Happy Hops. This is probably better balanced but suffers from being after.
Exceedingly pleasant, lemon-pine IPA. On the sweet and resinous side but avoids being unpleasant. Just enough cereal to balance. Clean finish.
Sharp citrus on the nose compared to the Pizza Pals, more lime. On top of a cereal IPA base with some lager-like dryness. I found this very enjoyable.
Sweet, citrus, recalls childhood memories of Five Alive.Slight bitterness, but very drinkable and accessible.
Sweet, cinnamon, thin texture but candy-like. Gets a little sticky in the throat. Pleasant but not more than ok.
Dry up front, fizzy. Tinge of bubblegum sweetness in the background, a bit rubbery on the finish.
So much cereal in this, right up my alley—not yeasty as some Kolsches get. Love it.
Draft at Heritage
Light and non sweet with an overtone of molasses and spice. Perfect for what I needed. Cookie-like.
This one fizzed out the bottle and kept going for a long time, which made me fear something a little over-yeasted, but it was fine. Hints of pepper and spice on top of a roasty, medium thick stout. Not sure I tasted much bourbon, but the Tweak may have changed my palate.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Avery Tweak (unknown release)
Couldn't find a batch number on the bottle. Delicious, roast coffee and smooth booze, certainly not oversweet and not raw either.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Definitely not drunk fresh, but this was still really good - fizzy and drying up front with a caramel sweetness, kind of like a Vienna lager crossed with a pale.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Pretty exemplary straight-up stout. Roasty, creamy, notes of coffee and very light cocoa with just enough of a prickly bite to give it a character.
Sweet malty IPA, bit of a bubblegum overtone when cold but has a nice cereal backbone. Quite pungent with hop resin but it’s not overwhelming in the flavor, Ends bitter.
Plummy and dry, plenty boozy. It's quite good if in-your-face. Somehow they poured me a pint rather than 9 ounces!
Quite tart and I’m not sure I detect any cinnamon, and this is a sipping beer, but it’s quite good.
This year is on the dry side, with a lot of wood but less booze. There's some sourness that makes this sophisticated but maybe not as immediately delicious. Still, I'm not not going to order it.
Lots of caramel, but if there was apple in here I couldn't detect it. Tough beat for the palate going third though.
Aslan 4 Deep (12/15/21)
Smells more tart than it tastes, and it tastes very wine-like, like a bubbly dry champagne with some berry notes and some deifnite funk. I liked it a lot.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
An assertive but clean Pilsner… high and bitter but brackish with sweet cereal on the finish.
They brought me the wrong beer. Eh, it was okay, but not at all what I wanted. Estery, a bit tangy, light.
Smooth, citrus, juicy. Lightly sweet. A hint of pith on the aftertaste but it fades without bitterness.
This is definitely on the dessert side, but any raw edges are mellowed out by smooth, buttery caramel. Yes, please.
Fragrant and light.. a fruity pale.
The peach is quite strong here - it's not fake, but it's also not bright and juicy. It's more like the skin, fuzzy and earthy. The rest of the beer is hazy, yeasty, a bit bitter. It's interesting more than it is purely drinkable.
A really nice antidote to the Pilzbery.
Extremely pungent with hop oil, even if it wasn't especially bitter. The flavor would have been pleasant in a less assertive beer.
Sour, a little funky, vinous and buttery on the finish. Slightly better than the Firestone Walker. (Bottled 9/17/21)
Bottle at Odin Lounge
The taste of sweet, good coffee.
Firestone The Seventh Nail (No.001, 12/29/20)
Quite sour with a buttery funk at the end. Good but also challenging.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Juicy but clean, the can is old so the hop presence is muted but it’s quite good.
Tart but clean, and packed with pleasing blueberry flavor. The acid is more like lemon juice than vinegar.
Nothing bad about the flavors here but I’m not sure they go together in the most natural way. Sour plum and cinnamon candy, with a finish of sweet cereal.
Came on a little strong for my mood today.
Quite tart, typical for Matchless, but with a bright, jammy, strawberry flavor. Cereal sweetness on the end.
Clove forward, a bit like a banana muffin although the yeasty tartness kind of cuts the esters.
Sweet, a bit syrupy. Cherry and an unusual spice profile… it made me think a little too much of sweet Italian sausage- fennel maybe?
Malty, clean, just a bit of toast.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Tasty but raw. Lots of booze, malt, caramel. Wears its strength on its sleeve.
Stylistically hard to pin down; lighter than most porters. Sweet, creamy, but ultimately there’s a backbone missing here. The coconut ends up feeling a bit perfumey before resolving into a slightly sour murk.
Somewhat savory-tasting stout; don't remember much about it but I did like it in spite of the fact that it didn't taste like what I expected.
Hoppy ale with notable caramel, but this screams IPA more than scotch ale. If I were really banking on the style I’d be disappointed.
Very much on the IPA side of the barleywine fence. Clean, woody, round hop flavors. English style?
Light, tart opening, very clean, resolves into a dry, biscuity sweetness. Doesn’t linger, really tasty.
I found this strangely subdued in flavor; not sure if it was the beer or if it was me. It still tasted very good - light molasses and plummy flavors fading into malt. And it's certainly been a while since I had a B-Bomb, but I just expected it to be more flamboyant, especially this young.
Ruby grapefruit, tangerine; lightly tart but with a very mellow finish. Extremely refreshing, I think - although getting a beer in a frosted glass sometimes messes with my flavor perception.
Hoppy, caramel, more than a little smoke/wood. Lots of bitterness in the finish.
Sweet, juicy orange-citrus IPA. Skirts with dankness but stays clean.
Lemon pine, less sweet than the Animal but extremely well-balanced. Even more so when considering it's a double.
Fruity, medium sweet IPA, fizzy and very clean all around.
Extremely lemon-pine, oily, but not as bitter as the Gone Fishin'.
Hoppy Oktoberfest, no sweetness in evidence. Very dry and clean.
Very fizzy, cola-like. Cinnamon and clove. Certainly feels festive.
A lot hoppier, quite oily and bitter... but seems like genuine character rather than something gratuitous.
Roast and chocolate on top of a lightly malty amber.
Flat as expected, starts with some tangy lemon-pine hop acid, but finishes buttery and cereal with a Helles-like sweetness.
Can at Burlingame, CA
Malty-fruity-caramel opening, hops in the middle. Finishes with cereal, funk, and a long tail on the caramel. Brown sugar lingers in the aftertaste.
Quite tart, sharp passion fruit with a blood-orange-citrus finish.
Medium tart, with a primary flavor of blackcurrant. I don’t outright taste vanilla but there is a mellowness that may come from it.
Watery caramel notes and more roast than expected. The board says "notes of strawberry" and I have to agree, although it's not what I look for in this style.
Solid, light, roasty cream stout. Coffee.
Medium tart, apple, very dry backend. A bit astringent, like it has a Belgian yeast base perhaps?
Banana-clove Belgian. Sweetness is forward, but tehre's a nice bit of bitterness in the finish.
Buttery lager with an appley tartness. Pleasant, but it seems more like a Kolsch, and since they have a Kolsch on their menu it makes me wonder what that tastes like.
Hints of mango and apricot, nectar-like in flavor but not thick. Remarkably mellow, no bitterness at all. A bit nutty on the finish with just a hint of herbaceousness.
Exemplary coffee porter; malty, chocolate, intense but smooth coffee flavor. Finishes clean in contrast to the two Barebottle stouts, leaves a nice flavor on the tongue.
This stout is a hoppy, prickly, roasted imperial in the vein of Stone, but putting this on nitro is inspired, revealing a sweetness that is light and appealing. After the smoothness ends there’s quite a bitter finish though.
For a pastry stout this isn’t too sweet. Light fizz and a good balance between nutty caramel and roast. Tiny bit acidic on the end.
Thin for a hazy in a way which might not have seemed weird for a New England hazy ten years ago but I feel like this style has grown a lot more assertive. This is a little vegetal, a little watery, some light citrus and pine.
Floral, light, smells tart but isn't really. Definitely up the alley of what you'd expect from a hoppy sour. Bit of a bitter backbone from the hops.
What I would want from a dark lager. Cereal, roast, light sweetness. In other words, this is a lager first and dark second.
Might as well be a lightly sparkling white wine. Maybe just a little more funk?
Exemplary milk stout. Creamy, only lightly sweet, coffee.
Quite sweet. Molasses, fruit, caramel finish. Grows on you as you drink it.
Sweet, strong coffee stout. The coffee is very good. Absolutely not syrupy, lots of roast.
Light, chocolate, a bright stout. Finish is buttery caramel and roast. Hints of almond? Board says “macadamia/toasted coconut” and I definitely see the former, less of the latter.
Served a little bit less than cold, which I think helped. Chocolate, a round hop flavor, and some roast. Does have a fairly bitter finish.
Lightly sweet, brackish, grassy, buttery - but in the end, clean.
I mean, by this point you pretty much know what you're getting with this.
Way too sweet… much better coffee presence than the Dead Man’s Hands but also a candy-like coconut-maple syrup quality.
Malty IPA crossed with a cocktail, as the description promises. I’m no expert, but gin and ginger beer come to mind. Very interesting.
Sweet coconut up front, some chocolate. Normally I would have said candy-like but after the Quintuple Baptist this is almost subdued. Finishes fairly clean with a little tackiness.
Sweet with a watery coffee, clear rum, a little sour. Didn’t love it.
Plummy, a little vinous, concentrated. I know this isn’t the maple beer of the bunch but there’s a bit of a caramelized quality in the flavor. And I'm fairly certain this is not at all like what this beer tasted like when it was younger.
Sweet, malty, smooth. Hints of roast but it’s just really pleasant. The maple is certainly not as overt as it could have been (but that’s probably to its benefit).
Sweet and light, chocolate, whiskey, mellow finish but not without a strong alcohol flavor.
Thick, syrupy. Quite strong.
Fair Isle Alexandra (Batch no. 1)
Lightly sour, dry and bitter. Light citrus notes.
Smooth, sweet, coconut, rum. Like an Almond Joy without being syrupy. Really tasty!
Very sweet, very alcoholic. Has a prune / candy quality to it, though it’s not a “thick” flavor. Finished clean. The sweetness might be from the barrel, which was not identified on the menu.
Hits you right up front with smoky peat. Light-medium tartness that lingers on the lips. Very well-balanced despite having flavors that are hard to balance.
Very tart. Stone fruit, some funk as you’d expect from a lambic. Light smoke but it suffers next to the Laphroaig (understandably). Finished earthy and dry from the tea I’d guess, which balances it somewhat, but it’s still quite sour.
Still extremely excellent. Chocolate, toffee, a little bit of fire on the finish, but overall very mellow.
Very strange flavor at first before I realized this was kind of an unsweet maple syrup beer. Burnt sugar. Grew on me.
Sweet and jammy but not tart. Doesn’t have the body or roast I’d expect from a Baptist variant so the ellipsis is in the pie here. Strong, though, with a dry, bitter aftertaste.
Clean lemon pine opening, sweet follow-through and a somewhat bracingly bitter finish.
Light plum with a grapefruit finish. Sweet cereal funk.
[Edit: This was mislabeled as Backwoods King Size Stout] Mislabeled??? No idea. This is a tasty, robust, roasty, malty stout. Light cocoa, smooth finish, but taste like a candy bar this absolutely does not.
Dry coffee, a touch of chocolate, a touch of something herbal as well that wasn't quite but reminded me of mint.
Interesting fresh hop, with typical intense fruit-forward flavor - pear and nectarine, maybe? And some unusual vinous notes as well. Finishes a bit oily but also mellow. Just a tiny bit of funk on the end.
Cloudy, some sweet funk, but also… fruity? there’s an unusually round apple-berry flavor here that’s quite pleasant.
Darker with more tang than either of the others; less overly sweet.
Quite a bit different, brighter than 2022. More biscuit up front though the finish does resolve much the same.
Smooth, lightly acidic coffee, caramel. Subdued spice profile. This is pretty nice!
Funky and tart, vinous. Carries on all the way through.
Really unusual: definitely tart, dark, but with a light sense of mint through the flavor.
Not sure if this is different than the previously logged Peanut Butter Porter? This has roast up front but the peanut butter is very light. It comes through after a few sips, though. Finishes with vanilla rather than nuttiness.
Round, raspberry flavor at the front, with bitter mellowing black tea on the finish. The mango shows through at the end, too.
Spice forward, thin body, cola-like. Reminds me more of a root beer or a birch beer than gingerbread.
Starts like a typical pine citrus IPA, takes a brief journey through a bitter, floral perfume, but immediately transitions to a buttery cereal finish. Fascinating.
A light, fragrant, but very smooth IPA. Liked this quite a lot!
A cloudy, yeasty rice lager, a little bit sweet, a little bit fruity, notably grassy, bitter finish.
Just a taste. Malty, light red ale with a slightly tart finish.
A sweeet, lightly fruity amber that makes me think of spiced cider - in a spiritual sense, not literally. May be something that doesn't appeal to me in isolation but after two somewhat strange misses this really worked for me.
Not sure if the wrong beer was poured or my palate was off (see the Fat Squirrel log), but it definitely doesn't match my previous try of this beer. Hoppier, not so sweet. To me it tasted like a (Decent-ish) amber ale.
I don't know if this has turned or something? But it does have more of a metallic, hoppy resing, drying finish than I would have expected from a nut brown. It was ok, but ok at best.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
I mean, yeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh
Unusually dark, latticed head, although apparently opinions differ? Chocolate, toffee, stone fruit, very smooth but also a touch tart. Delicious but tacky.
Really interesting on-the-verge-of-sour lager. Apple, Graham cracker, some funk. Cereal aftertaste. Would have guessed wheat ale, with pilsner not even being near the top of the list.
Looks like they rebranded this beer. First time I’ve had it on nitro and it was really good! Roasty, and smooth but somehow still has sparkly effervescence.
Seems thinner than my memory, with a lot of spice. Clove candy. Wish it had more body.
RIP Sumerian. Nice Pilsner, buttery, brackish, cereal. Not exactly super crisp but enjoyable nonetheless.
Keg blew on this. Quite a bit of bubblegum-like oily hop sweetness, on top of a thinnish Pilsner base. Can’t say I loved it.
Bitter, sweet blonde. Very effervescent. Decidedly doesn’t taste like a “whole lot of nothing,” so I guess the mantra is don’t get this in nitro.
Spicy, chocolatey, roasty stout. Pokes out a bit in bitterness but is on a solid foundation.
On its face it seems like a sweeter than usual but thin, effervescent Oktoberfest. That said it has maybe a little of the watery syrup character of a macro light beer which feels off.
Not as watery as earlier logs, a little spicy, a little floral. More tart on the back but overall enjoyable.
Pleasant tropical fruit flavor, opaque but not thick… a little bit of spicy buildup on the finish.
A light lager, risks being insipid at first but is rather more assertive than expected on the grassiness. Paired well with a nice dinner with family.

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