Special Brews Bottle Shop
14608 Hwy 99
Lynwood, WA, United States of America
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Pale, thick-headed beer. Lots of banana and clove, with a strongly alcoholic flavor poking through on the back end that makes this seem stronger than its six-something percent. A bit like a weizenbock without the wheat. Decent, but probably a little too much clove for me to love.
Less burnt than I remember from last time, although still just as weak on the peanut butter. This makes a pretty okay smooth imperial porter, although it still felt a little strong on the alcohol and gets a demerit for disappointment on the peanut butter front.
Silver City Chardonnay Barrel Luminous Libation Belgian-Style Tripel (unknown release)
Very nice tripel with white wine fruit and funk rounding things out very nicely. Smooth and complex at the same time. Slightly high on alcohol flavor over time, but that's the only (slightly) negative thing I can say about this beer.
Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee (unknown release)
Pours opaque and headless, like liquid toffee. Sweet, with tons of molasses and bourbon: a stronger §ucaba, maybe? Surprising, super-clean finish. If it were just a little less strongly alcoholic in flavor, it would have been perfect. I'm just glad to have been able to try out outside the brewery.
What I think the Stumptown Tart was trying for - not quite tart, but the Belgian wit character comes through strongly and naturally with the fruit, with a remarkably clean finish.