This stunning vintage-dated porter is a winner every year, but the 2012 release seems to have it all. Visually stunning, it has a deep walnut-brown color and a frothy, coffee-colored head, showing flecks of red in the light. The smoky aromas immediately waft from the glass, with supporting notes of roasted malt, milk chocolate and campfire. The mouthfeel is smooth…
This beer is often credited with reviving the interest of smoked beers in America, and with one sip you’ll understand why. The alder-smoked malts in this opaque, black brew provide intense aromas of campfire with nuances of sweet spice and burnt coffee as well. And the mouth… wow. This is a big beer, with not only a ton of maple-syrup glazed bacon smokiness but…
A clear, dark amber color in the glass with a significant head that falls fast and leaves a small tan rim behind. Quite sweet smelling but there’s a solid resiny citrus backbone supporting the notes of caramel squares, dried dark berries, toffee and buttered rum. Full and thick on the palate with a ton of vanilla, sweet spice and dark fruit flavors along with…
Opaque black in the glass with a small tan head that falls fast. The bouquet is roasty with notes of cocoa powder, peanut shells and molasses adding depth. The round mouthfeel keeps it lively with strong carbonation, and the licorice root keeps things interesting on the palate. Well balanced and easy to drink with a slightly bitter finish of roasted espresso beans…
This refreshing brew pours a clear gold color, with a frothy off-white head that leaves a nice ring of lacing behind. Enticing fruit aromas of stone fruit, pear and green apple lead the bouquet and spice up the clean grain backbone. Secondary notes of soft flower and citrus peel add depth, unfolding with greater intensity on the palate alongside flavors of fresh…
Alaskan’s new spring seasonal release is approachable and flavorful, with a great balance between the robust notes of coffee, roasted chocolate malt and soft caramel, and the hop-driven characters of pine, earth and citrus pith. The carbonation is brisk, adding vibrancy to the roasted malt core and livening up the resiny hop flavors. The palate is light yet toasty…
This brew is easy-drinking and refreshing, with a nice crispness to the palate and a sweet yet clean finish. It’s medium copper in color, with a nose that offers light aromas of toasted grain and caramel malt. The palate boasts more of the same, with a bit more intensity, alongside accents of nutty bread, earthy spice and toffee.
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