All about Eden
Eden is a member of Odin DBRD.
Eden has logged 3763 beers a total of 4956 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.
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.
Very fresh, piney, hopeBut balanced but a hint over on the alcohol flavor.
Generic, light, lager with hints of apple and a sweet but clean finish. Good for a ballgame though.
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
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.
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.
Draft at Black Raven Brewing Company, Redmond
Much more chocolate than orange, but maybe I got canceled out by the blood orange Millie, still super balanced in sweet vs roast
Sharp tart clean nice cereal at the end
Reuben's Bloody Crikey! IPA (2019)
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.
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.
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.
Draft at Eastside Beerworks, Redmond
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.
Draft at Mikkeller Bar SF, San Francisco
A little refresher during intermission at HARRY POTTER AND THE TERFED CHILD PART ONE. Quite bitter.
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.
Bottle at Home
Ruse Love & Lore Pinot Barrel-Aged Golden Sour with Cherries (unknown release)
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.
Stoup Raspy Angel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (unknown release)
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
CINNAMON, CHILI, Drawing of a skull and crossbones - that's all I have in my notes for this one.
Burial The Extinction of Useless Light Rum Barrel-Aged Sour Quad (unknown release)
Caramel, fruit, rum, quite tart.
Garden Path / Thiriez Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Barrel-Aged Bière de Garde
Brett, dry, hoppy, clean. Not fruity at all, lightly tart. Vinous.
Coriander and nectarine; blackcurrent. Very, very, very nice flavor.
Super alcoholic. Too sweet. Fruitcake? Ew.
Dugges Coffee Vanilla Deluxe Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (unknown release)
Super smooth, sweet coffee. Highly alcoholic. There's a vegetal, rooty smell and flavor that is a little bit harsh. Ginseng? Tequila? Alex said chicory and I believe it. Once you get past that it's pretty darn tasty.
Appreciate greatly that it's not sweet. Lightly roasty, on the verge of being sour but not quite (hinting at a classic English porter).
Sweet, smooth, dessert-like, like a chocolate coffee cordial.
Last year, we blended the Midnight Orange and Vanilla together to produce something that was more balanced than either base beer. This year, Goose Island did it for us! The orange is subtle, and the main sensation is chocolate, sweet coffee, and just a hint of fruit. As with most new releases in this line, the beer tastes very young and hard to finish.
Gross. Very sweet barleywine with a ton of wood smoke. The amount of sweetness makes it sickly, like apple juice that's turned and then been set on fire. And this is coming from someone who loves Lagavulin. I couldn't finish this.
Bottle at Home
Light, creamy porter with strong smooth caramel, the body itself is not sweet but rather sits at the edge of sourness. There's a slight hint of rubbing alcohol / sake in the booze flavor and that's not exactly delicious. It's way better than the Bale Breaker though.
Completely flat, letting the full brunt of the flavor. Creamy chocolate, light plum, a little salty on the finish to balance.
Draft at Postdoc Brewing, Redmond
Extremely sweet on nitro, like an alcoholic chocolate shake. Maple is slightly less prominent in this presentation, and the sweetness is a bit intense. Not as good as bottled by a fair bit.
A very weird hybrid that sits exactly between a grapefruit/pineapple hazy pale and a sweet pale lager. A lot of cognitive dissonance but in the end I have to say it was good. Not sure it’s a flavor that needed to exist, but it was good.
Dirty Couch BBCM (unknown release)
Light cherry and vaguely medicinal flavors on top of a dry, funky, clean finishing sour. Not sure that Pineapple specifically rings through. Tastes good but felt a chore at times to finish.
Very thin body, strong on caramel, rye whisky, bit of hop dankness at the end. Slightly dry on the finish; pumpkin, baked apple, caramel.
Graham cracker, not what I think of with this style. Pretty boring.
Nice brown sugar biscuit flavors, but somewhat thin and dry and ultimately dominated by a strong, clear, acrid bitterness.
Georgetown Velvet Larry (2019)
Grapey, woody, lots of pith. Leaves the mouth feeling very dry. Unpleasant, musty, lingering aftertaste.
A *very* hoppy brown. Lots of roast, bitter coffee, graham and then round, bitter hops. Basically a paler CDA. Bitterness lingers for a while.
Intensely bitter, metallic, buttery to start. It’s assertive but distinctive, unexpected but hard to dislike. For me at least. Cereal and grassy hop bitterness close, though the finish is clean.
Fits the previous descriptions. Chocolate, pumpkin spice, lingering burnt bitterness.
Strong Belgian spice up front, pleasant grapey (but not explicitly grapefruit to my mind) fruit flavor follows. I just didn’t love the spice flavors here.
Description says uncomplicated and it is, however it just tastes like uncomplicated pine hop perfume. Oily and bitter.
Drank most of it before I remembered to take a picture. Fresh, citrus, pine, intensely flavored. Pithy, prickly finish.
Round and bright fruit flavor, mostly orange-like citrus. Crystal clear, nice to have a straight IPA for once. Not bitter, very refreshing. Great beer.
Draft at Work
A yeasty wit with a balanced but strong holiday spice character. Smooth, buttery, kind of like drinking a ginger snap cookie.
Draft at Work
An unusual mix of flavors here, like a helles lager crossed with a Belgian pale. Lots of estery banana flavors and even a hint of spice. Pale gold in color. Finishes with a cloudy yeastiness. This isn't what I would call a typical fest bier but it was pretty fascinating.
Draft at Work
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