6704 NE 181st St
Kenmore, WA, United States of America
This venue is affiliated with Stoup Brewing
Logs for this venue
Maybe this is because it was the end of my flight, but this was a very pleasant surprise. Remarkably clean and easy drinking while still being fairly tart. Effervescent, grapey, dry in a kind of brut champagne way but finishes super-clean. Well balanced with a bit of hop florality.
Sweet, medium thick, quite a lot of whiskey character. The sweetness comes from the whiskey rather than any kind of inherent or syrupy flavoring and there is a medium bitterness that follows on from a combination of roast and light hops. It's been a while but this seems more in the mold of a Big Bad Baptist or a Lagunitas Willettized than, say, a Parabola.
Smells sweet. Buttery, toffee, coffee, although at its center it is not sweet at all, and in fact a bit dry. Roasty finish. Really nice.
Light and caramel, but backed by a strong grassy bitterness. A little bit roasty. Anyway, I appreciated the assertiveness of this beer, took it up to enjoyment.