All about Eden
Eden is a member of Odin DBRD.
Eden has logged 4592 beers a total of 6005 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 21 times)
Eden's favorite type of beer seems to be Stout.
Malty, roasty strong stout with a rich-but-not-too-sweet chocolate flavor. It's a lot to balance but I think this is lovely.
Azacca for 2023. Sweet, candied orange perfume opening; does it quickly on the tongue; high bitter aftertaste.
Light, bubbly, I don’t know if The Goat wrecked my palate but this did seem a lot more funky on the finish than I remember. It’s still really nice though.
Dry, lightly tart, funky saison. A little more tart than the most interesting Brett beers in memory. But this is pretty good.
Sweet, caramel candy-like with a touch of cinammon. Churro? Sure, I can see it.
Bottle at Home
Black Raven Rum Barrel-Aged Coco Jones Coconut Porter (unknown release)
Like a German Pilsner crossed with some heavy hopping - spicy, resinous, oily. Strong white pepper notes with a fragrance just on the edge of skunky. It's got a bright, likable flavor, but I had a literal headache by the end of the pint and I'm not sure it isn't because of the beer.
Just right on the edge of being skunky but I think it ends up on the right side. Fragrant, slightly floral, gets through that initial acerbic flavor into a kind of pungent sweet cereal. Going into it cold might not be as successful but it’s a good second beer.
Ghost Town Dead Ripe (unknown release)
Quite tart, bracing, melon is more on the nose than in the flavor although you can get it once you've cut through the sour. I'd have wanted to taste a little more melon but as a sour beer this is pretty darned good.
Malty beer with rounded hops, caramel, clear mellow, floral tea flavors and definite bergamot. Interesting, challenging, but you know I’m a sucker for tea beers. Super friendly proprietor at the brewery storefront too!
Pretty light flavors for an IPA and on the juicy side, but there’s a perfumey character to the lemon that mixes with the hop oils to finish in an oily/bitter flavor that made me have to take this slow.
So smooth, a bit of cherry, lots of barrel.
A streak of solid ratings. Never going to say no to a new Fremont stout that I've never seen before. Light textured stout with a lot of roast. Coffee. Creamy finish. Now that I read the description, though, can't say I really tasted any of that.
Definitely tart but not puckeringly so; clean, tannic, passion and pineapple, fruity.
Was excited to try this on nitro. I remember thinking the Hiwa was quite roasty but this was nice, light dark chocolate notes. But my first sip had a big blob of mucousy slime that was wildly unpleasant?? Out of fairness not rating it.
Nitro Draft at Maui Brewing Company, Honolulu
A lot going on in this beer. Cinnamon, vanilla, and lactose stick out; reminds me of a big sweet Mexican chocolate stout like the Abraxas? Not sure the other ingredients computed for me (but admittedly, I have no idea what breadfruit tastes like).
Pretty sweet, light, but not watery in the way that beers like this can get. Would maybe have wished for a little character to poke out past the sweetness. First Lukr pour I've consciously had, can't say I noticed anything different about it.
Side Pull Draft at Hana Koa Brewing Company, Honolulu
Smells strong. Tastes strong. Sweet and boozy, reminds me of the Helldorado, I think? Pretty raw.
Subdued caramel/vanilla dark lager, just a touch of dryness to keep it real but nowhere near some of the souring I’ve seen in other Bellevue barrel aged beers. Would have liked it better not on nitro, I think, but this was good.
Nitro Draft at Cascadia Pizza Company & Brewery, Bellevue
Quite tart, a tiny bit salty on the lips. The interesting part of this is more in the fragrance, which is complex and citrus, than the flavor... which is probably appropriate given that this is Buddha's Hand. Rooty sourness leading to clean lemon notes and finishing with cloudy cereal.
Can at Home
Okay, this is legitimately weird. I thought this was going to be a stout at first and when it poured bright violet I was surprised. Thick, almost sludgy, the smell is intense peanut butter. First sip is very berry jam, which is a weird transition, and then it goes peanut butter again. I've never really had a beer like this before, but it actually did satisfy my desire for a stout.
New Glarus Black Currant (2022)
It certainly tastes like black currant, which is nice and unusual, but like most of these New Glarus fruit beers, is way more juice than beer. I usually have a hard time drinking intensely fruity berry juices, and this had more or less the same effect on me.
Same vintage as last time but there was a sour tinge to this that built up over time, kid of like that infected-barrel quality that Big Block beers tend to have. By the end of the glass I was not enjoying it anymore.
Looks like I had this on nitro last time. This was CO2 this time and I think maybe I’m missing the touch of sweetness nitro might have added (though I’m not getting the soapy bit). The tartness takes over somewhat, even though it’s not that pronounced. Still interesting though.
Draft at Brewing Savage Company, Kirkland
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