Eden P.


All about Eden

Eden is a member of Odin DBRD.
Eden has logged 3988 beers a total of 5225 times.
Eden's favorite beer so far seems to be Fremont Brew 1000: 100 (logged 2 times)
Eden's most often logged beer so far is Firestone Walker Parabola Imperial Stout: 94 (logged 18 times)
Eden's favorite type of beer seems to be Stout.

Eden's Log

Pretty restrained for Skookum, which still means it's hella robust. It does manage not to be completely over the top. Medium-thick, roasty, decently sweet without being syrupy, caramel bourbon notes.
Can at Home
I don't remember it very well, other than I thought it was tasty.
Might be my last time here, so I started with a nostalgia play. Light, sweet, creamy, chocolately. Wasn't even ruined by the nitro. Good memories.
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond
Slightly tangy opening gave me flashbacks to the bad crowler from Public Coast, but this ended up being really light and refreshing.
Can
Breakside Sunripened (unknown release)
Not sure if the flavor changed with age but this was light, lightly fruity, definitely strong nectarine flavors but for me the chamomile was almost overwhelming. Doesn't match at all with previous logs so this was either the beer changing in the bottle or my taste buds were killed by the gone-bad crowler I previously had.
Bottle at Home
Almost a year old crowler, my fault. I just didn't feel good openeing 32 ounces of beer without anyone to share with. This had almost certainly gone bad, it was sour and thin.
Can at Home
This was really delicious; a strong, forward, almost metallic bitterness that creates a stiff backbone against which the rest of the flavors (caramel, hop) sparkle. A lot of the flavors I recognize from cask bitters in the UK but more focused; less pungent; worked in its favor.
Bottle at Home
Not sure which release this is; the website only goes up to fifth edition right now (but those are bottles). Definitely on the dry, funky, horsey side, but in a pleasant, understated way. Definitely some estery Belgian flavors involed. Worked really well with what I can only call a sophisticated meal.
Draft
Smells smoothly sweet but highly alcoholic. Pours with a thick, dark brown head. A profoundly roasty stout, true to the Yeti name, but smoothed out with buttery coconut and lactose. Slightly smoky. Gives you a bit of that burnt sugar headache but never quite crosses the line into too sweet.
Can at Home
I've liked this beer before but I wasn't feeling this at all today. Tasted a bit bubblegummy and overly hoppy, more like an IPL.
Nice flavors but just a bit over the top sour to be truly enjoyable. Clean and fizzy, bit salty on the lips, maybe a hint of apricot but otherwise ambiguous. Finish is slightly buttery but quite outbalanced by the lingering tartness.
Pleasant, sweetish helles, notably brackish finish.
I had my doubts but I actually quite enjoyed this. The lemon is just bitter enough, just tart enough, to offset a clearly sweet vanilla/lactose finish. Out of balance this could have been horrible but instead is about as good a gimmick beer (in this case, highly accurate to the name) tends to get.
Keg blew on this one. Seemed a little overly thick and still a bit over the top but I'm never going to complain about getting one of these for a dollar.
Bit of an oily beginning, a sweet bubblegum sheen that wasn't my favorite. Brackish finish but otherwise fairly clean - the end was the best, with a grassy, mellow grain flavor.
Can at Home
Grape-like. Medium thick, but not resinous at all. Doesn't hit you in the face like an "imperial," this is very drinkable.
Least favorite of the bunch. Mildly tart with hints of cocoa, but mostly just kind of blandly "creamy." Like most golden stouts, sits in kind of an uncanny valley.
Really have to squint to tell its strong, faintly fruity, but more like a fizzy liqueur but ends with a sweet corn syrup type of smoothness.
Not tart, vanilla sheen like a creamsicle. Lightly tart at the end. Maybe a little too sweet.
Dry throughout, cereal finish, doesn't taste like an IPA at all. Is there a hint of coffee here?
Brett like? A little spicy. Dry like a saison.
Lightly sweet, lightly funky cream ale, exactly what it says it is. Nice cereal finish, drying in the throat. At first I thought it was watery but I think I had to adjust.
Straightforward caramel whisky amber - nothing wrong with that.
Dry, slightly peppery saison, grape funk, brett dryness.
Juicy, fruity IPA with a creamy, sweet finish. Touch of cherry? Something fruity in there.
Tastes like a citrus IPA but opens a bit dry. Very bright. Ends bitter. Clean and drinkable.
Grape right up front on the lips. Brett-like funk, definite on the horse blanket side. Buttery notes all the way through.
Harsher than the previous two beers, bare alcohol notes followed by a lightly fruity tanginess from the brandy.
Very much cocoa all the way through. Lightly creamy, ends with cereal and just a very light amount of tartness. Slightly vegetal.
Whiskey opening leads smoothly into a light, unsweet scotch ale, malty and caramel. Finishes lightly buttery. Best of the entire evening came first.
It’s hot here (ok, not Seattle hot) and a sweet but not syrupy light stout hits the spot nicely. Finishes creamy but clean. Uncomplicated but pleasing.
Somehow this seems more cider-like though there are apparently no apples involved. Much more tart than the D'Vine, with a sourness that lingers on the lips.
Tart, clean apple, lightly sparkling. Finishes straight through sour with some bracing bitterness.
Harsh, almost tequila like, coconut is obscured. Fiery. A little vegetal.
Still tasted young but super interesting, cinnamon notes (from the wood if the descriptions are to be believed!), smoothly sweet and caramel.
Top notch Helles. Starts just a touch watery but finishes fizzy, lightly sweet, grassy, cereal. Super drinkable, classic without being boring.
Bottle at San Jose, CA
I know the description is golden ale, but this tastes like an oily IPA, with a ton of intense hop flavors all at once: pine, pineapple, citrus, resin. It’s fine but all resolves into acrid bitterness, which doesn’t add up to a refreshing bottle.
Bottle at San Jose, CA
Citrus/apricot IPA, lots of pith and hop bitterness. Should please hop heads but it wasn’t really for me. Gets more acrid with each sip.
Smells dank. Buttery, mild, kind of straddles the line between a lightly hoppy amber ale and a Vienna lager. Sits a little soapy in the back of the throat.
A tart, puckering lime flavor with a hint of vanilla and wood on top. I ended up buying a crowler of this to go so watch for a better review later.
Fruity, round plum flavor is dominant, rounded out with caramel bourbon. Definitely sweet, and I think you'd want to be in a sherry/port mood if you were going to drink this. Great fit if you were, though.
Starts roasty but develops into a weirdly fruity sweetness. It's almost pineapple, in that I do get pina colada flavors. I normally like that! But it doesn't meld very well with the porter. Did not enjoy.
Not a liquor barrel, but seems more like an amber that's been mellowed out in wood for a while. Smooth, caramel oak notes with a bit of a metallic, dry backbone.
Sweet bourbon with a bit of caramel; otherwise, this is a classic SoCal hoppy IPA with a bit of sap-like resin sourness on the finish.
Really nice, buttery, lightly toasted cereal. This was a much more enjoyable all-around experience than I remember the regular pale ale from bottles.
A massively pithy IPA. I know this isn't the double, but it made me think double IPA. Bitter, resin, not so juicy. So I'm not sure if "haze" was meant to evoke hazy IPA, but this wasn't it.
A citrus-pine IPA, mild pithiness, a big bitter finish.
A caramel amber, notes of apple again, a more roasted aftertaste.
Similar base to the moondust, with a tanger, more robust grain flavor. Apple-like fruit notes.
Light, smooth, corn flavor? Don't know if this is an adjunct, but it has that quality. Clean finish with a slightly uric quality that tempers the sweetness.
Interesting... more of a pure hop flavor, maybe a hint of orange essential oil but otherwise not fruity at all. I appreciated that there was a turn away from the fruity trend and that this was different.
Similar to the Oregon I Am but drier, with more of a bitter grapefruit pith quality.
Fruity but not juicy. Citrus, mildly sweet, bright finish.
I'll be honest, I don't really love raspberry, and this is very, very raspberry. However, the other flavors in this give the beer a nice raspberry bar kind of pastry flavor, so I can live with that. The tartness is sharp but fades to a clean finish quickly. So not bad, not bad at all.
Can at Home
Kind of a nothingburger after the POG. Generically dry bubbly saison with no real offensive, but also no interesting flavors.
Dry rather than juicy, this is kind of like sucking on a grapefruit for too long. In particular I think the passionfruit overwhelms here. Nice bit of cereal finish for the first few sips before it gets drowned out.
The house beer here, so I had to get it. An herbal, medicinal pale. Bitter and not super enjoyable. I should have gotten the Bosk Helles instead!
Very nice, berry lemonade overtone but rooted in a dry, uric, bitter quality that doesn't sound great but really makes this beer stand out as a much more interesting than your average fruit beer. Finishes super-clean.
Can at Home
Slightly resinous hop smell, bitterness up front. Really nice blueberry fruitiness leads into a kind of caramel amber / hop perfume finish. Finishes clean. Just a tiny bit disappointed the beer is not blue.
Looks more muddy than black. A hoppy, medicinal stout. Finishes with nice roast but bitter, all the murky flavors lingering in the mouth.
About as good a Hazy IPA as I’ve had. Dry grapefruit, juicy followthrough, clean, cereal finish.
Grassy, vegetal opening. Tart on the back end but finishes clean with a bit of bitterness and hints of butter caramel.
Too sweet
Bottle at Home
Very good, robust stout. Toasty.
Sweet, thick, a bit of caramel throughout. Somewhat flat pour.
Yeasty and acrid, but with a really strong bubblegum flavor which was gross.
Coffee, light, roast, creamy, cola-like.
Lighter, sweet, I think absolutely too sweet? Bit of fruit, and tingly.
Musty, cereal/corn sweet, finish turns dry and maybe a bit savory.
Dry, mildly tart, orange saison. More understated than I usually remember getting from Black Raven, but it’s been a while. Pretty good for a sunny day.
I guess they changed the name? Kind of a subdued flavor, mildly sweet, like a cream ale with a little more of an amber's malt backbone. Definitely overshadowed by the other two beers today.
Bottle at Home
A little too fruity, tiny bit too tangy. Sticks in the throat. There's a bit of drying ginger herbality to finish but it's not enough to cut through the sheer body of this cider.
Can at Home
The herbality of the orange bitters was a bad fit here, I think. I found it off-putting.
Bottle at Home
It's been a long time since I had one of these.
Can at Home
Quite sweet, lightly bubbly, finishes cleanly, drying out over the sip.
Smoothish dark but really nakedly bourbon-forward. Punches you in the face.
A big, thick, roasty and malt-sweet stout. It’s been awhile but reminiscent of Dragonstooth maybe? I like it but it’s a little too out of balance to be great.
Not bad but disappointing after the wheat. More sweet, more resin, more cloying, more dank.
Lightly sweet, fragrant with a fresh, lemon-pine hop flavor, a bit dank on the nose. Tingly finish.
I can't remember much about this other than I really liked it. And at least I remember it more than the other beer I had in this flight, which I can't even begin to identify.
Smells dank. Up front oily bitterness, sweet, herbaceous. Quickly translates to a mild, slightly buttery follow-through. Bitterness collects in the back of the throat but otherwise clean.
Bracingly tart, yellow, apricot. Drying finish that is remarkably clean compared to the opening. Seems like a completely different formulation from the 2018 in looks and flavor profile.
Hints of dark chocolate cookie, very smooth on nitro with a finish that is both biscuity and a little bitter. No off flavors from the nitro though it does make it seem sweeter than it is. Pleasant aftertaste goes back to the cookie.
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond
Structures Junior (Batch 6 - Blue Label)
Ultra dry grapefruit / hop resin hazy IPA. Light flavor with a hint of cereal but the main finish is an increasing, drying bitterness. Good, but just a bit too much of that to be refreshing
A little insipid at first with a flavor that kicks almost all the way to "banana water," but this beer does have a very nice, mildly sweet, cereal aftertaste, I'll give it that. Nice for sunny weather but probably won't hold up in my memory.
Not sure what was different between this and the last one I logged - it or me. I really enjoyed this glass, and the previous description I don't recognize at all. Opens light, cereal-sweet, just a hint of coriander and citrus. Refreshing and clean. "Smoke?" Wtf.
This was... mediocre for the series, but okay overall. There've been a lot of peanut butter stouts lately, and this one was more sweet, less balanced, and a little bit sour too. Definitely strong, though, which is quite typical of this line. I think this was maybe my least favorite of the Reserves so far.
Bottle at Home
Extremely mild, opens like a watery bitter with vaguely peachy and slight buttery/caramel flavors. Finishes with a bit of yeasty funk, slightly tacky in the throat.
Bottle at Home
Opens with the faintly syrupy sweetness of a typical Mexican lager but there’s an unexpected amount of yeasty funk in the follow-through. Reminds me a bit of that Hi-Fi Vienna lager, though not so extreme. It does finish clean but I wonder where it left my taste buds…
Lightly sweet, toasty amber. Mild follow through, but there’sa not of prickly hops on the end. Sweet aftertaste, like a Helles.
Hazy only in the most technical sense, this beer was almost entirely clear. Strong fruit, primarily mango, almost to the point of distraction. Decent enough. Paired well with an excellent barbeque rib sandwich.
Bready, somewhat dry, but still with a fairly significant hop forward character. A nice beer to mark my post-quarantine return to the brewery, and I got to see Ryan too, which was lovely! I don't know if it improved the flavor, but it might have. It's been far too long.
This beer uses Yakima Valley hops but the flavor profile is clearly closer to Belgium. Don't know if it's the yeast (likely) or something added in the ferment, but the end result is similar to some Belgian IPAs I've had in the past where there's a kind of acrid, smoky, burnt rubber quality to the flavor. Decidedly unpleasant.
Bottle at Home
Smooth-drinking, slightly sweet golden ale. Lots of cereal, fizzy, delicious.
This bottle fizzed out on opening so that I think I only got six real ounces and had to get a new change of clothes to boot. That said, this is pretty decent, if not exactly what I expected. Really hoppy up front, CDA-like, but settles into a pleasant coffee flavor with a buttery undertone. Somewhat tart character to the finish but it doesn't linger.
Bottle at Home
Really delicious, actually. A sharp hop bitterness tingles up front, followed by a dry toasty grain flavor that drives straight to a super-clean finish. Not sweet, and despite the description, not fruity - grass and resin in a very English-hop way. This beer is biscuity, but in the American sense, a just-on-the-edge-of burnt buttermilk biscuit quality.
Bottle at Home
Prickly/spicy, faintly Belgian but with a dry yeasty tartness that I associate more with American wheat ales. I think I tasted hints of anise in there too?
Bottle at Home
A woody, sour saison with a hint of coriander and overt hop fragrance up-front. Finishes dry, tannic, with sweet cereal underneath. Complex and tasty, and I always enjoy a sour that just revels in the character of yeast rather than fruit.
Bottle at Home
Thick, sweet, and nutty, with an intense, jammy strawberry followthrough. This is the closest thing I've had to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a beer, and honestly, usually I'm turned off by beers this over the top, but I actually found myself enjoying this. I do find that even in the thickest of beers that peanut can cut through that a bit, while still being extremely decadent.
Can at Home
A sweetish, fragrant pilsner, very flavorful as you'd expect from Structures. Fragrant of ferment and apple juice. The finish is almost a bit cloying, but this was still very easy to drink.
Can at Home
Decently tart, with a bit of funk. Clear stone fruit and orange fruit flavors, with hints of ginger and anise. Not hard to imagine a Long Island iced tea here. And it's definitely quite strong, this little can just about did me in.
Can at Home
Dry and spicy, smooth without being thick. The bourbon is there as a hint, caramel and vanilla and toffee and wood, but the overall aspect of the beer is balanced and not too sweet. Love it!
Weird, but it'll do. Starts smooth, with candy-bar like coconut smoothness. The cinnamon is just barely in the background as a hint, but over time there's a harsh bitterness that builds up that seems like it might be coming from the spice. Overall, I'm not convinced there's any reason to mess with the old coconut variant.
A weird beast. The peach up front is pleasant, and the mint is actually not so weird - its brightness cuts cleanly through what is otherwise a pretty dank IPA. However, the herbs lend a lot of bitterness to the beer and the mint builds up to a point that is almost unnatural.
Can at Home
A hazy pale, grapefruit and wood smoke beer. And that's pretty much all you need to know. Yuck.
Can at Home
Smells bright and spiced, like a Coca-Cola. The taste is very rooty, like wet ginger or Chinese medicine, and pretty not-sweet for a "dessert porter." Really, this was just weird.
Can at Home
Had to have one last taste to get notes down. Beer is obviously very flat right now... An IPL of the type that seems lager in name only, this has a sweet-dry hop flavor that is fairly dank and herbal up front but fades into flavors of pine and grape pretty quickly.
Growler at Home
Piney, fruity IPA, clean with just a hint of sweetness up front and then a fizzy, dry, but Bale Breaker-typical bright followthrough. Just a hint of cereal, which was the right amount. Really tasty.
Can at Home
Steam Donkey is 3/3 so far. A bright tripel with a Helles-like brightness, clear cereal and bright banana esters. No overt spices. Pretty luxurious mouthfeel, really fits the idea of liquid sunshine. It packs a kick though, the strength of the alcohol sneaks up on you.
Can at Home
Unexpectedly dry, this is maybe the least dessert-like coconut dark beer I've ever had. Thin character, very roasty transitions from toasted coconut to roast bitterness very quickly, with only a bit of alcohol vapor in between. Reminds me a bit of the old Dick's Cream Stout. The aftertaste manages to be sweet. It tastes adult, but maybe not purely enjoyable.
Can at Home
Medium-thick, sweet, a bit raw in its barrel sweetness but not at all syrupy. I think with age this would be truly great; for now, it kicks you in the head a bit but manages to stay fairly smooth. Very strong; I could only drink about 3/4 of this 10 oz pour before I started worrying about needing a nap.
The keg blew halfway into filling this growler so it's already fairly flat.
Growler at Home
Medium bodied, creamy and roasty with a bit of sesame umami character. Bitterness sticks but the beer is very nice.
More fascinating than truly delicious, this is still pretty tasty. Floral lavender meets up early with strong bitterness that is half perfume, half white pepper. Notes of orange/grape. High levels of fizz on the tongue, finishes with an undertone of cereal sweetness
Grassy, high-bitter pils but with an underlying helles-like sweetness. I guess that's the German style? It seems more bitter than my memory but Czech-appropriate. Been a while. Brackish finish on the tongue.
First taste seemed watery but the flavor definitely builds over a pint. Lots of caramel, roasted malt bitterness. Hops assert themselves in the finish but otherwise this is pretty mellow.
Up-front currant, dry and fizzy. Finishes clean with a lightly cereal finish, just a hint of funk at the end. Tart but not sour and the server insists on the categorization as a fruit beer, not a sour (but I've definitely had "sours" that were less tart than this!)
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 at Home
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 at Home
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 at Home
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 at Home
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 at Home
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 at Home
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
If the intent here was to have a beer that tasted exactly like a mimosa, then this was a success. Now to be honest, I haven't had a mimosa in quite a while, so this may have been more sour, more funky, who knows. My complaint is, though it was delicious, it didn't really taste much like a beer. The can was convenient though.
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
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
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
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
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
Quite tasty, smooth porter with just a hint of smoke in the background.
Can at Home
Just a super solid porter. Roasty, medium bodied, nice, slightly acidic but smooth-finishing coffee on top.
Can 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
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
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
I mean, it's the same beer. Hit the spot better this time, I guess.
Can 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
Rich dark chocolate flavor and an unsweet, pleasant coffee character. Almost savory, but not weird. Finish is lactic-dry, almost tacky, which builds up over time, but the overall stout is actually very nice.
Can at Home
Opaque, hazy-juicy tropical flavor somewhere between pineapple and passionfruit. There's a bit of pot/herbal undertone to the flavor that gives it just a hint of acrid skunkiness and reduces the overall enjoyability of this beer.
Can at Home
Bottle 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
Brown rather than black. Roasted, rooty/wet hay flavor, decent amounts of caramel. A Euro/UK take on a stout rather than what you'd find Stateside, I think. Pretty solid.
Bottle at Home
Starts pleasant, a sweet cereal hazy IPA with a sweet limeade flavor. Over time the limeade starts overwhelming the whole experience and starts fighting with the hop resin. It never gets annoying but it does certainly feel less pleasant to drink by the end of the glass.
Can at Home
Bready quad, lightly sweet but with a strong toasted flavor/bitterness always present. To my mind, although I haven't had the others in a while, not at all like the caramel-heavy, thicker quads put out by the European Trappist breweries. Makes me want to revisit them, though.
Bottle at Home
A sweet-ish, pleasant pilsner, laced with a bitter, brett-like complexity on top. Drinking a whole pint makes me think this was deceptively stronger than expected as well. I liked this one a whole lot.
Can at Home
Light, bright, sweet cereal, and a clear hop bitterness hinting at resin. A nice kind of pineapple juice fruitiness keeps it colorful. An easy-drinking IPA.
Bottle at Home
I gotta say, for something that is supposedly 17.5% ABV this was drinkable as hell.
Can at Home
Bracingly tart, bit of salt on the lips, nice cherry flavor. Finished slightly sweet and very clean.
Tastes exactly like a Butterfinger. At least for this flavor combination, more successful than a lot of other attempts (and I appreciate a candy bar that isn't yet another Almond Joy / Mounds thing).
Can at Home
Pretty much an IPL. A malt-forward lager with some upfront resin drying out the flavor. Tacky on the tongue; nice hop flavors that seem to balance the malt rather well. Not sure I like this trend toward 11.2 oz cans though.
Can at Home
Intensely sweet, like a sweet apple wine or brandy, with a concentrated caramel flavor throughout. It's a nice flavor, but there's just a little too much of everything throughout - it was hard to drink more than a small sip at a time. Hopefully with age maybe this could become a lot more mellow. All that said, it was still way better than the Kentucky Fog.
Bottle at Home
Maybe I was starved, but I thought this worked really well. Transparent, effervescent and just slightly fruity/tangy, with a sweet and smooth cereal overtone. Pretty much exactly what I was looking for in a Kolsch.
Can at Home
This was the least successful of the three variants, surprisingly. The vanilla kind of overwhelmed the roast to the point where the whole thing just felt sickly sweet (without being syrupy). That kind of thing where the beer felt more like chocolate milk. I guess the added flavors in the variants served to balance out the base beer's imbalance.
Can at Home
"Sweet cherry" is usually a red flag but this one did it pretty well. Definitely on the sweet side but not syrupy, dominant flavor is cocoa with a hint of fruit. Couldn't make out coconut at all, which is usually not a place that beers fall down. The horchata was better, but this was still quite good.
Can at Home
Strongly roasty, medium sweet, pleasant -- and slightly buttery -- finish. I can't say how much it screams horchata to me but it certainly tastes good. I've never heard of Hi-Wire but they've done a series of these 10W-40 stouts, so expect more logging in the future.
Can at Home
A classic Evil Twin flavor, which means... eh. Hoppy and pungent, extremely roasty. Not what I really like in a stout, but there was no false advertising here.
Can at Home
I very much prefer this on CO2 but obviously still excellent
Nitro Draft at Eureka!, Seattle
This was really good - enough roast to counteract a well-balanced sweetness, usually maple beers are overwhelmingly sweet or syrupy. Not too boozy.
Bottle at Home
Chili is non-present, and not really bourbony, but this is a very good beer. Not too sweet, nicely dry, good coconut and very smooth. I don't remember how the base Cultivating Mass was, but I'm a fan of this one and would like to try some of the other variants.
Bottle at Home
This is barely disguised bourbon; I guess without the strongly sweet flavors in the Maple Mackinac Fudge this one is more naked. It does have a light pleasant roasted coffee flavor and a bit of fizz but make no mistake, this one is all about the booze.
Bottle at Home
Dry and hoppy but also nicely balanced with a kind of similarly dry hibiscus/pomegranate character. I appreciated the unusual florality and tang of this beer, and the can art is just incredible.
Can at Home
A little too dry for me to love, but otherwise pretty enjoyable
Can at Home

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