Eden P.


All about Eden

Eden is a member of Odin DBRD.
Eden has logged 3839 beers a total of 5047 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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
So I love Earl Grey and was super excited for this, but I’m really not feeling it here. The base beer overwhelms the subtlety of the teas and they end up turning into a weirdly herbal, perfumey and bitter aftertaste.
Reminds me a lot of the beers I had in London, roasty, just a little more dank (smell & flavor!) than I usually like. Assertively dry and bitter. Would love to try this on cask pour.
Normally this would be way too sweet for me but at least this beer came in advertising exactly what it was. This tastes like maple fudge, high, sweet, pretty darn alcoholic. Not thick, which comes from its KBS heritage and which I think helps in this case. Nice dessert beer.
Bottle at Home
This is very nice, and I appreciate it came in a small bottle. Caramel, vanilla, hint of raisin and slightly tart from the port. Very smooth. Just a bit tacky in the throat, which is the only thing holding it from perfection, but maybe with age it'll get better.
Bottle at Home
Much drier than I expected, which is really great. Like an Granny Smith or other tart apple pie... Nice to have another unsweet cider here. Only complaint is a kind of faint, soapy aftertaste.
The original is best here, I guess! Just dry enough to balance out the juice of the apple; only lightly tart so that nothing lingers unpleasantly.
A believable watermelon juice flavor, not fake watermelon candy, which is nice. That said it kind of flattens out an already sweet cider to end up with something rather one-note.
Weird, but I liked it. Lemon is more of an essence; doesn’t add sourness but clearly identifiable. Dill is strongly present in scent and flavor, and it combines a bit with the sweetness to give an unusual but appealing flavor.
Interesting clove / plum flavor. Hint of smoke? Plum is quite clear and pleasant. I know this is supposed to be honey forward, but I did find myself wishing it were less sweet. A little flat.
Weak-ish blackberry flavor. Sage is unidentifiable if it’s there; somewhat sweeter than seems appropriate given the weakness of the other flavors.
Comparatively intense fruit flavor in this one; tart apricot. Sweet and sour, hint of something spicy on the lips? Not exactly fizzy, but it tingles nicely in a way the other flavors do not.
Tons of sediment, almost unpleasant-looking, but flavor wise this is pretty good. Juicy, mango is clearly at the front of the flavor. No tartness or bitterness, and the overall feeling here is plesasantly sweet. Light finish.
Can at Home
The basic flavors are good, but it's maybe a little too simple-sweet. These same flavors with some more complexity would be pretty killer, though.
Can at Home
The first swig of this is super weird, the fenugreek gives it a bitter, Chinese herbal medicine like quality. There's a really nice brown ale behind it and as your palate gets adjusted it ends up being quite pleasant. However, "it burned my taste buds until it was fine" is not really a ringing endorsement for a beer.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Thick, syrupy, Almond Joy-type coconut stout, although it smells sweeter than it tastes, thankfully. Caramel and not much overt hazelnut; maybe in the overall smooth finish. Just a hint of smoke/roast but not as over the top as the usual Evil Twin stout story.
Bottle at Home
Reallly tasty, orange-citrus fruitiness and some juicy hop flavor. Just a touch of resin but otherwise not bitter at all.
Can at Home
Starts smooth and very tasty for a new vintage of BBIS, surprisingly so, but kind of loses its lustre through the course of a glass. The alcohol is very pokey and is quite dominant over time. Might need some aging.
Still delicious, and maybe a touch smoother on draft.
Fragrant, and fruity, almost juicy, without any of the offensive edges of a more profound IPA. Very crowd-pleasing. In bigger news, this place has very good loco moco, maybe a new local favorite.
Light wood-smoke, not overwhelming, with a caramel/malty Vienna lager character about it. I'd love to compare it to other Aecht Schlenkerla rauchbiers but it's been a very long while since I've tried one.
Can at Home
Cereal/malty, just a hint of esters, brackish finish, not too boozy (which can be a danger with Maibocks). This was pretty much what I was looking for.
Held up well in the recapped bottle, even after four days.
Bottle at Home
The Cherry was just on the edge of cough syrup but was nicely countered with some dark chocolate bitterness. It’s still fairly sweet so probably best delivered in a desert context and in small quantities.
Bottle at Home
Cola-like, lightly-sweet, nutmeg-forward. Sticks a little in the throat, but overall not a bad pumpkin ale at all. Also: super cheap.
Bottle at Home
Delicious, as usual. I wish I'd taken more notes at the time, though.
Toffee, malt, hints of raisin. Sticks in the throat a bit, but overall quite tasty.
Can at Home
More cereal funk than I expected. Lightly bitter, background pine. Slightly brackish on the tongue, but finishes clean.
Delicious, caramel, sweet, lightly fruity. I liked this a lot better than what I remember of the Brew 3000, but the difference may be because it was on draft.
Lightly sweet, juicy, very, very pleasant cider.
Bottle at Home
The CO2 gives this a bite that makes it work very well.
Chocolate milk sweet, fairly strong. Pretty one note, except the can art, which was distressing enough that it probably affected my enjoyment.
Can at Home
Way too sweet, notes of cherry and wood. Syrupy. I couldn't finish it.
A very weird beer, medium-sour with a biscuity-mellow finish that tastes a bit rooty or medicinal. I couldn't tell if that was the base sour or if it had to do with the nitro finish. Pretty good, though!
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond
This beer is almost savory, roasted, a little too thick in the Evil Twin fashion. I thought I tasted barrel but it's not in the description. Not bad, but didn't love it.
I think this beer might have been skunked, or it certainly skirted the edge. I think there was a pretty good, flavorful Kolsch here, once.
A light, piney IPA with a kind of acrid sweetness, like marshmallow layered on top of bitter grass. Kind of a retro east coast IPA flavor from the days before haze took over. Finishes clean, but the bitterness kind of lingers behind the scenes.
Has the aspect of a sour, sparkly merlot more than a beer - grape, tannins, caramel, prune, wood. Refreshing, it was not.
Better than my memory of it (eight years old!) but I've gotta tell you, the pickings at Suncadia are very, very slim.
Much lighter in body than expected but with a Pilsner-like bitterness. Chocolate and coconut add a light sweetness but this is a nice change - it tastes like a beer rather than a dessert.
A well balanced blonde, lightly fruity with assertive Pilsner notes to counter. Uric and noticeably bitter. I liked it.
Slightly tart stout. Maple/burnt sugar, vanilla, slightly fruity with hints of blackberry. Much lighter than you’d expect from the description.
Tasty at first, citrus IPA on the slightly sweet, clear, juicy side. By the end of the tall it though I was just tasting booze and I just chose to stop drinking it. Which is never a great sign.
Fruity, estery Belgian pale, slightly tart, strongly reminiscent of apricot. Finishes with caramel and wine/grape notes. Definitely wears its high ABV on its sleeve, but quite pleasant.
Growler at Home
Mild coriander-flavored saison, with a fair amount of bitterness that sneaks up on you after a while. The server said this was modeled after Boulevard's Tank 7.
Mellow, slightly vinous Belgian; not spicy, or tart but with the plum / prune hints you sometimes get in Belgian darks. No real funk, very pleasant.
Puckeringly tart, clear red wine notes in the fragrance. Not identifiably cherry-like in my mind, the sourness kind of overwhelms everything else. Not bad but a bit of a chore to get through the whole bottle.
Bottle at Home
Sits somewhere between rounded strawberry and lemon-pine. Bright, clear flavor with maybe just a little too much alcohol poking through. Finishes clean if slightly bitter, but always seems to be almost at the edge of crossing over into something less pleasant.
There's a syrupy quality to this beer that seems pleasant at first but becomes highly disturbing. Take the malt from a normal Vienna lager and dial it up past 11 until you're at 18 or so and you might be in the ballpark.
An unusual flavor, dark roasted sesame with a bit of funk. Like the other beers here there's a bit of sourness on the end and a somewhat oily texture, but it finishes clean. Not bad.
The best of the flight. Sour cherry / grapefruit flavor but not bracingly tart. Cloudy funk on the finish; a pleasant cereal that builds up without any sweet overtones.
Like the Rye Pale, this is quite dry. Not resinous at all and the hops are not as assertive as you'd expect from a DIPA, but there is a rooty bitterness and just a hint of skunk. Bit of an oily sheen.
Pastry fragrance. Dry, mellow, spicy. A bitter, slightly sour finish. I like the aftertaste, which had an unusual "curl" to it, can't really describe it better.
Mellow, caramel, a touch of barrel or smoke. Finishes yeast-bitter and grassy. A little too bitter for me to love but it’s not boring.
Draft
Very fresh, piney, hoppy but balanced, but just a touch overwhelming on the alcohol flavor.
Draft
Generic, light, lager with hints of apple and a sweet but clean finish. Good for a ballgame though.
Can
Chili and peanut are the primary flavors here. Disappointed by the complete absence of Sichuan pepper as far as I can tell, but otherwise it's not too far off from the Mexican chocolate stout flavor profile. Let it warm up a little before drinking. Shows every bit of its 11% ABV.
Can at Home
Crystal clear, with rich cereal flavor, but quite bitter. A brackish, hard-water quality to the mouthfeel doesn't help a whole lot.
A little too sweet, more than I remember from last time, a thin, insipid kind of sweetness. Thoroughly underwhelmed.
Can at Home
A super-resinous hop-bomb of a hazy IPA, the kind of beer I intensely dislike, but the coconut really mellows everything out. I couldn't tell if it ever became a harmonious experience or if my brain kept switching between "yuck" and "yum" but I guess it averaged out to decent.
The oddness of this beer paired very well with a sublime bowl of Hakata ramen at Betsutenjin.
Bottle
This... wasn't bitter at all? It tasted awesome. I don't know if my taste buds were burnt after two strong beers, but this just tasted light, sweet, and unexpectedly refreshing.
Pretty good, hazy grapefruit-citrus. Spicy rye on top and a somewhat bitter finish. I liked it, but it wasn't as good as the beer that came before it or the one that came after.
Pours clear, tastes of mellow caramel and bourbon. Lightly sweet and finishes clean, not a hint of bitterness. Very yummy.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Always good. Not top tier, but quite tasty. On the roasty side, with a slight build up of ash, maybe. Noticeable but not overbearing whiskey flavors. One to nurse for a while but worth the whole glass.
Sweet and vegetal, about where you start asking the question: “how hazy is too hazy?” At least it’s not bitter.
Like drinking a spruce tree. Very bitter finish.
Quite good, wish I had my wits about me.
Ends like the Misguided Youth but the start is more bitter.
Starts the same as the summer IPA but gets resinous fast.
Light and cake-like, with agreeable raspberry flavors (I usually hate raspberry!). Cordial-like. Easy and mellow.
Sweet, light, nutty, pretty well balanced
Draft
Much more chocolate than orange, but maybe I got canceled out by the blood orange Millie, still super balanced in sweet vs roast
Draft
Sharp tart clean nice cereal at the end
Draft
Sweet, on the verge of syrupy, pine resin IPA with a strong hit of alcohol. Not bitter but that’s not quite enough to make me like it.
Creamy, sweet (but not too sweet) stout. Strong milk chocolate all the way through. Slight weirdness on the finish, chalky and burnt.
Mellow tripel with some cherry-apricot notes, maybe from the barrel. Whiskey sheen on top.
Smooth. Burnt bitterness. I think this one is now clearly on the side of over-aged - it's definitely missing a lot of the complexity and there's nothing to buffer the finish.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Molasses, smooth florality from the lavender. Just on the edge of a fruitiness. If Botan Rice Candy were a beer this would be it.
Smooth, unsurprising lager flavors. Sweetness from honey and alcohol combine nicely.
Creamy, slightly sweet, dry, just on the border of over-roasted. Maybe just a hint of coffee but there’s no way that “tiramisu” is the primary flavor effect for me.
Best of the bunch, just slightly better than the Reuben's. But I mean, this is a barrel aged dark beer, so it had an unfair advantage.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
This is... not much like the regular Crikey! at all. Super hazy, thick and juicy. Smells super dank but the flavor is much more balanced - I think the resin is there but it's just balanced out enough by the tang and citrus. Liked this one a lot.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Slightly better than the Bruery, but not by much. Strong vanilla, strong clove, A little too sweet. Not great.
Fake cherry syrup and chocolate flavor. Sticks in the back of your throat. I've been pretty disappointed with this whole series so far, and from a brewery that's usually quite strong.
I really thought I liked the Ol' Greg, but this one took the same basic flavor profile and knocked it out of the park. More subtle up front and brighter all around.
Quite a good IPA, piney and bright.
I still do not enjoy nitro.
Nitro Draft
Pours almost-opaque chartreuse, like cleaning a paintbrush. Flavor is quite intensely matcha - grassy and almost creamy-sweet. The IPA part is there too - intensely hoppy and floral. That bitterness builds up, leaves the tongue feeling quite dry, and gets quite hard to take.
Bottle at Home
More immediately enjoyable than the Hazelnut Vanilla Latte variant. There's a rich chocolate scent and flavor that really meets the expectations of the name.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Quite tart, dominating blueberry flavor. I've enjoyed the berry flavors from Cascade maybe less than their other sours, but it was still pretty good.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Thin and cola-like, down to the flavor, which is effervescent and tangier than I expected. Hints of nutmeg or cinnamon and maybe cardamom. At no point during this glass did I come close to thinking "baklava."
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Light, sweet, another beer that really evokes the memory of Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch cereal milk. That's a flavor you'll never hear me complain about, sooooo....
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Decent hazy IPA. Can't remember enough about it to say more.
Clean and fruity, medium tart. In no way would I ever describe this as an IPA. The finish maybe lightly fragrant of hops, and maybe the hint of sweetness is lactose sugar, but there's no cloudiness or dankness as I'd expect from a "Shake IPA." Really unexpected, and quite good.
Pine and sweet cereal, an IPA flavor profile I like. However, there’s a bit of rubber-tree bitterness that intrudes more and more over time.
Caramel-butterscotch and whiskey, fairly smooth. Some fire to keep it interesting. This is a very fine strong barrel aged beer.
Found at Whole Foods today! Smooth, sweet chocolate; light apple flavors and sweet brandy. Caramel. Definitely on the sweet side but not overwhelming.
Milkshake-thick stout, intensely sweet, very much like an Abraxas with some real whiskey flavors added. The habanero lends significantly more heat, and it lingers, warmly. This beer is a lot, but in glad I tried it.
Wanted to try a house beer. Coffee, vanilla, thick, only lightly sweet, but with a heck of a lot of roast bitterness that builds and builds and makes it hard to enjoy more than a taste of this beer.
A little refresher during intermission at HARRY POTTER AND THE TERFED CHILD PART ONE. Quite bitter.
Can
Really tasty hazy IPA - completely mellow, no hint of resin. Pleasant apricot-citrus fruitiness, good texture, clean. Much better than the disappointing restaurant I had it at.
Draft
Garden Path The Dry Hopped Streams Well (2nd Edition, packaged 1/9/19)
Bottle at Home
Definitely more yeasty than the Boon, but the flavor comes through as not much more complex. A tart, slightly medicinal cherry with a noticeable yeasty, dry bitterness.
It’s fine. More like a wine cooler or cider; uncomplex, fruity, clean. Juice-like.
Super complex after the Boon. Flavor is almost tomatoey or persimmon. Finishes with an appealing and unusual buttery quality.
Smells like bubble gum and it’s hard to get past the candy-like flavor. Flavor profile is more cranberry juice cocktail than beer and certainly not as complex as I’d expect for a kriek.
Light, subtle barrel notes. Dry character, with Stoup’s customary on-the-edge-of-burnt flavor is nicely tempered by the wood. Barely sour, with a slight uric finish.
Bottle at Work
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