Archive for the ‘year of the beer ’09’ Category

beer: stone 12th anniversary bitter chocolate oatmeal stout

the name alone makes my thirsty

store: stone
type: american double/imperial stout
abv: 9.20%

oatmeal stouts are tasty… and this is no exception… this is over the top flavor in a glass.

you get some beers that say one thing on the label and it tastes nothing like that… but this actually does taste like bitter chocolate (like baking chocolate) and oatmeal. and being a stout, there were flavors of coffee as well.

i would definitely get this again… i wonder if it’s still being sold? only one way to find out — i need to make a trip to my local stone brewery!

beeradvocate: A-
me: A

beer: quilmes

more like "kill me"

store: bevmo
type: american adjunct lager
abv: 4.90%

oh those american adjunct lagers… they’re sooo run of the mill and this one is no exception…

sure it was made in the same country as my favorite national soccer team (one of ’em at least), but this one was “ho hum”… no need to go further with this one i guess… you get the point

i do remember that juan and andy brought this over when we watched pacquiao put the beat down on cotto… it was supposed to be a filipino beer (san mig) and a puerto rican beer, but apparently, those aren’t easily found at your local bevmo… so argentina was thrown in as a substitute… it’s all the same tho — all brown right? (that’s racist)

beeradvocate: C-
me: C

beer: CoCoNut porter

CoCoNut Porter

i'm koo koo for coconut porter!... sorry

store: stone brewing co.
type: american porter
abv: 5.70%

first time i had this was at stone… such a strange idea for a beer — coconut. surprisingly, it’s not overpowering, but you can definitely taste it…

it pours a very dark brown with a dark brown head… it tastes like coconut, some coffee, perhaps some chocolate (as most porters are wont to do)

it’s an awesome beer to drink — seems like a dessert kinda beer to me… i highly suggest this

…and so does zane:

beeradvocate: A-
me: A+

year of the beer: recap

so i’m waaaay behind on finishing up my last few beers… and i promised andy i’d do this (it is his brainchild after all)

so i’m gonna start putting them in… in no particular order

if i can’t figure out what to write about it, i’ll just put the basic info… tho i’m sure when i see the picture, it’ll all come back to me…

…yea right — i have such a crappy memory…

beer: josephsbrau summer brew

just found out that josephsbrau == trader joe's

just found out that josephsbrau == trader joe's

store: trader joe’s
type: kölsch
abv: 4.80%
suggested by: debbie morales

wow — didn’t realize i hadn’t posted this up yet

well i wasn’t much of a fan of this brew… i was hoping for a refreshing mild (in flavor) taste, but it wasn’t like that.

flavor was boring… it wasn’t terrible… just didn’t make me say “ooh that’s nice” — i wouldn’t get this again.

hell, i even tried drinking it outside while cleaning my car (whilst wearing daisy dukes and uggs) — now get that image outta your head!

beeradvocate: B-
me: C