Saturday of American Craft Beer Week I tried the Gonzo Imperial Porter form Flying Dog Brewing.
It smelled a lot like chocolate and had a roasted scent to it. It was a very full and thick beer with a lot of body. It tasted a bit like bitter chocolate, almost like a dark chocolate. It left a nice warming sensation due to the alcohol content (~7.8% ABV), as well as a nice chocolate aftertaste. When I tried this beer, it was a bit warmer, at 60 degrees F, and I enjoyed it from a goblet.
Also while at Stout‘s NYC in Manhattan, I had the chance to sample Keegan Ales Mother’s Milk Oatmeal Stout.
Not only is the name a mouthful, but so was the beer. It was nice and smooth with a bunch of body, and had a perfect roasty character to it. Because it used lactose (milk sugar), it was slightly sweet but the oats gave it a hint of bite to balance it out.
It was a nice stout, and look forward to the next time I visit the New York City area to try some more offerings from Keegan Ales.
On Thursday, I continued American Craft Beer Week with Brooklyn Brewery‘s Brown Ale.
It was a nice, roasty brown ale. It didn’t have much chocolate flavor, and the roasted flavor dominated. It was very smooth, and went down well. Just a note – I had the ale at Stout‘s in Manhattan, and I had finished some of the pint before they turned up the lights enough to take a good photo.
On my way to New York yesterday, I had a chance to sample Millstream Brewing’s latest seasonal offering, German Pilsner.
It was light and crisp. Taking care to taste it on the front of my tongue first, the malt flavor comes through and leaves a nice lingering bitterness once it hits the back of your tongue. It was a very good pilsner, like pilsners should be.
Have you tried the German Pilsner from Millstream? What did you think?
Continuing with American Craft Beer Week, I had a New Belgium Mothership Wit.
At first, it was nice and light and crisp. It was citrusy with just a bit of tang, and was very refreshing. Although it is certified as organic, I didn’t notice anything different that would make me think it was organic.
I would say it’s a good witbier but not quite my favorite. Have you tried Mothership Wit? What did you think?
Tonight I had the third bottled Peace Tree beer, the Rye Porter.
It was a nice chocolatey porter, and had a crisp flavor. It was clean on front of tongue, as it hits the back of the tongue, the Belgian-ness character (from the yeast) shows up. After the finish, it leaves a nice chocolate flavor with a bit of the Belgian character staying with you. It was a nice, smooth, crisp porter.
Of the three Peace Tree bottled beers, including Red Rambler and Hop Wrangler IPA, the Rye Porter is my favorite!
Have you tried the Rye Porter? What did you think? What’s your favorite Peace Tree offering?