We had been expecting a barrel aged stout for their winter release, and Mother Earth actually upped the ante by brewing a “breakfast” stout with coffee. Although we didn’t have it in the morning…Read more
The term “stout” was first used to describe the strongest of Porters, as a “stout porter”.
Stouts and Porters are closely related, and to this day, many still debate the true difference between the two darkest beer styles. Some argue Stouts use less patent malt, and others contend its a matter of strength.
There are countless stout variations including Irish, Imperial (Russian), oatmeal, chocolate, and coffee stouts.
This year’s release of Santa’s Pet Monkey marked the first time Monkey Paw Brewing Company has ever bottled a beer, which was released alongside Thank You! 5th Anniversary Ale in late November.Read more
Over the holidays we did a mini-vertical tasting of Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper Imperial Stout (2014-2015), and the special Bourbon Barrel Aged (2013-2015) variation. Here’s how the stouts aged, and their flavors developed over time.Read more
With the family together for the holidays, there was no better time to dig into the cellar and “take flight” with as many Modern Times Beer stouts as possible.Read more
Belching Beaver Brewery’s Pumpkin Spice Milk Stout was yet another variation on their excellent line of milk stouts including the original Beaver’s Milk, Peanut Butter, and Horchata, among other brewery exclusive one-offs.Read more
Like any stout, City of the Dead opened up more as it warmed, where it took on more vanilla. But I preferred it cold, since it reminded me of an iced coffee spiked with bourbon. This would have been a perfect stout for a beer float.Read more
Sriracha is a potent chili sauce that can sneak up on you quick. Some chili products are mild, or offer smokey notes. But Sriracha is a pure mouth burning heat source, so we were curious how it would interact with the stout.Read more
I’m going to try something new for this review, (more like recommendation) and combine two beers into one post: Santa’s Little Helper, and the special edition Bourbon Barrel Aged Santa’s Little Helper.Read more
We bought Shipyard Mint Chocolate Stout for a family bottle share event. It was everyone’s most anticipated entry, and turned out to be the most disappointing beer of the evening.Read more
The “party” started with a mouthful of unfiltered alcohol vapor, similar to a sugary, dark red wine. From there, it hazed its way into the malty, and hickory smokiness.Read more
The Chico, CA half of the pack included: Firestone Walker Torpedo Pilsner, Ballast Point Electric Ray, New Glarus There And Back, Cigar City Yonder Bock, Oskar Blues Canfusion, Ninkasi Double Latte Milk Coffee Stout.Read more
With its rustic wooden cork, and earthy notes, Take the Black Stout felt very authentic to the time period (whenever that may be) of this fantasy show.Read more