Trinidad Brewing Company Reviews


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Trinidad Ghost Town Brown 3.3
Tried this at the brewery and picked up a bottle years ago in Trinidad and am only now adding my rating. Light brown appearance. White head with a light toast and chocolate aroma. Some decent balance, but a bit on the sweet side.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DarkElf
Trinidad Drop City IPA 2.3
10-May-08 (22-oz bottle: Shared by SDbruboy, thanks Cliff!) Dusty, citrusy, light piney hop flavor, but somewhat acidic with some mild plastic phenolics in the background. Toasty malts are very lightly roasty, but these seem relatively far in the background. In the nose, dusty and tart citrusy hops dominate, but tart stone fruits and plastic phenolics show more presence when the beer is swirled in the glass. And as in the flavor, the malty aromas are subdued and remain pretty far in the background. Medium in body and medium-high in carbonation with a dry, almost cottony mouthfeel. Dark ruddy-amber, hazy body is capped by an inch of off-white head that shows solid retention and is easily rejuvenated with some swirling. A naked patchwork of spotty lacing is left on the glass.
Friday, February 18, 2011

arrogantb
Trinidad Drop City IPA 3.1
22oz bottle bought for $4.99 at Lukas with no freshness date. The color is a solid orange-amber with a healthy off-white head. The first smell makes me think of butterscotch but then becomes flowery hops as indicated on the label. The flavor has a vegetal hop flavor and then the butterscotch shows up on the finish. Iím no expert beer-taster but I think this one has too much diacetyl. As I made my way through the bomber my stomach got really upset and I had to pour the rest of the beer out so the drinkability gets the lowest score possible . Iím scared to try the Imperial Red next. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-29-2008 23:21:24
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

arrogantb
Trinidad Imperial Red Ale 3.6
22oz bomber i bought for $5 today just because I have been enjoying the style lately. This imperial red is much different than most. It looks good, obvious, deep red color . The aroma is sweet and flavors are sweet malts, some bitterness, sticky, cherry syrup-like flavor. The mouthfeel is alright and I donít have a problem killing this bomber, much better than their IPA but not what I expected given the style and Imperial reds Iíve had from OB, Port, Alesmith. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-30-2008 01:40:47
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jwjeep
Trinidad Wee Heavy Lassie Scottish Strong Ale 3.8
A good wee heavy from some great guys! Iíve had this on several occasions from both the tap and at festivals. Good and sweet, as youíd expect a scottish heavy with lots of kettel caramel flavors and wood. Sweet without being over the top. A good beer, and one of my favorites from this place.
Sunday, March 29, 2009

BlackForestCO
Trinidad Wee Heavy Lassie Scottish Strong Ale 3.3
Bottle shared by mmtmatrix. Poured a deep garnet-red color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that faded to a thick later. Aroma of brown sugar, light peat, a bit of fruit (plum and apple) along with some oak and vanilla. Smooth, sweet entry with hints of soft brown sugar, some lightly tart fruit (apple and grape), leading into a moderate yeastiness that finishes with some lightly dry oak and soft vanilla. Moderate carbonation and decent mouthfeel. While not really true to the style, this beer offers some decent aroma and flavor, but lacks the complexity to hang with the big boys.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Crosling
Trinidad Wee Heavy Lassie Scottish Strong Ale 1.8
Pros: Nice appearance. Has some malt complexity and barrel character, but it canít hold itís own against the critters.

Cons: Itís getting quite sour and doesnít have much malt left. Itís awfully thin. Very out of balance. Contaminated.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HLGIV
Trinidad Drop City IPA 4.5
Draft from brewery. Wonderful bouquet dominated by floral aromas and a faint resiny smell is also detectable. Great taste starts with the green bitterness and fades into mild bitterness and malt flavors. I really enjoyed this IPA.
Saturday, March 14, 2009

HLGIV
Trinidad Wee Heavy Lassie Scottish Strong Ale 4.5
Growler from brewery. Mahogany color with a faint head. Subtle earthy nose accompanied by a hint of the sweetness to come. Rich caramel maltiness slides like silk over the tongue. If you didnít know you would never guess this beer is over 10% ABV. Great beer! Canít wait to get back to the brewery.
Saturday, March 14, 2009

Crosling
Trinidad Drop City IPA 3.1
Bronze colored brew with a full sized creamy white foam. Fairly nice nose with some lemony and brightly fruity notes from the hops along with some well extracted dessert-like malts. Sweet malts with notes of spruce from the hops. Tea-like. Different.
Saturday, January 31, 2009

SuperWhite92
Trinidad Imperial Red Ale 3.8
The color of the beer was much like any real red should be- almost brown with a very distinct cherry color around the edges. It was basically what youíd expect.The smell of the beer is pure malt. Again, consistent with the style, although I would say itís significantly stronger than most.The taste is my favorite part. A slight booze taste quickly overcome by a bit of fruity sweetness balanced out by a huge kick of malty goodness. Finishes clean, but not so clean you forget what youíre drinking.Mouthfeel is mostly standard for such a big malty brew. Almost gelatinous, but not overly so.I will be buying a few more of these while I still can, as I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Probably not a session beer, but a bomber or two would make a night great.
Monday, January 12, 2009

BeerandBlues2
Trinidad Bon Carbo Stout 3.6
Draught at brewery. Pours black with a small, fizzy, light brown head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, coffee), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of tar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Saturday, January 10, 2009

BeerandBlues2
Trinidad Wee Heavy Lassie Scottish Strong Ale 3.5
Draught at brewery. Pours clear brown with an average, creamy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (dough, leather, earth) with notes of dates. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness and bitterness, light acidity.
Saturday, January 10, 2009

BeerandBlues2
Trinidad Drop City IPA 3.3
Draught at brewery. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw, meal), heavy hops (herbs, pine, citrus, grapefruit), average yeast (sweat, earth) with notes of apple and pear. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
Saturday, January 10, 2009

BeerandBlues2
Trinidad Indian Summer Golden Ale 3
Draught at brewery. Pours clear dark yellow with an average, frothy, white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of chalk and vegetables. Light bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Saturday, January 10, 2009

talon1117
Trinidad Imperial Red Ale 2.7
Brewed 08-08. Pours a hazy, dark amber with a moderate, off-white, pillowy head which leaves a very small frothy layer and leaves nice lace. Nose is incredibly boring with light vanilla, light bourbon oak notes, some caramel sweetness. The flavor seems oak-aged as well (vanilla, oak) but has some sour citrus notes which I do not remember at the Brewfest; offputting to say the least. Palate is medium, nearly lively, and drying but still somewhat velvety. What the hell? I had this at the 2008 Brewfest in Fort Collins and it was good, but the citrus notes are like a spoiled milk. Oak-aged I assume but maybe the bottling is bad???
Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Ernest
Trinidad Drop City IPA 2.6
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin), with a note of plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ernest
Trinidad Imperial Red Ale 2.4
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (apricot, resin), with notes of soured/spoiled fruit juice, bile. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Whee, more infected beer from Trinidad. Hope they get a handle on that.
Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ernest
Trinidad Purgatory Pale Ale 2.5
Bottle (Aug bottling). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, flowers, resin), with a note of spoiled/soured fruit juice, hint of ash. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Yet another brewery with infection problems on the bottling line. Itís not overboard here but still painfully obvious. Probably would be an ok beer otherwise, but yeah...a drain pour as-is. I donít rate beers with retailer issues (like badly lightstruck or oxidized samples), but bacterial infection is a brewer issue and affects all customers. Caveat emptor.
Thursday, December 18, 2008

RSRIZZO
Trinidad Wee Heavy Lassie Scottish Strong Ale 4.3
Had this brew at the All Colorado Beer Festival on 11/08/08. Color is a beautiful mahogany with good carbonation and a big thick head. Aroma is very malty. Taste is almost like a Barley wine. Its sweet and rich with dried fruit and malt. This was the best brew at this festival and is the best brew I have had from this brewery.
Sunday, November 30, 2008

joe1510
Trinidad Drop City IPA 2.6
22oz Bomber Bottled 4/08 Another brew in a recent trade with russpowell, thanks again Russ. Drop City pours surprisingly dark for an IPA. The appearance is more along the lines of an amber with dark ruby hues. A ruddy two finger off white head formed on the pour and as the larger bubbles burst the head began falling leaving sticky chunky lacing on its way down that eventually fell back into the body. Very few large carbonation bubbles rise to the surface. Half way through the glass the head is now a tiny ring and that’s it. The nose on this IPA is VERY non-IPA like. As a matter of fact it’s unlike any beer I’ve encountered in the past. Are you ready for this? As soon as I stick my nose in the glass I’m greeted by a huge amount of moist, freshly cut cedar. I actually really enjoy the smell but not in an IPA and not so much in something I’d like to drink. Let’s see where this goes. There’s a little of the wet fresh cut cedar right off the bat but it morphs into an earthiness rather quickly. There’s a bit of sweet maltiness along the lines of crystal and a slight caramel quality. The swallow brings a lazy bitterness and a mouthful of cedar. I don’t even think this is what the brewer was going for. It does grow on me but not what I want in an IPA. The carbonation is on the lower end of the spectrum and lets the medium body work through on its own. Drop City finishes a bit dry with a growing bitterness on the tongue. I’m going to finish this bomber but that’s all I could or would want to drink in a sitting. The flavors are just too...out there for me to enjoy anymore then a bomber. This beer isn’t all that bad but it’s not an IPA in any way, shape, or form. The bottle describes this as "Deep golden color, full flower hop aroma and bitterness...". I haven’t come across one of those things. This is my second offering from Trinidad and most likely my last. Both samples came no where near the styles listed on the bottles and both fell pretty flat. 5/18/08
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

joe1510
Trinidad Imperial Red Ale 2.7
22oz Bomber Batch #1 Bottled 3/08 Another bottle received in a recent trade with russpowell, thanks Russ! Just as the name suggests this Trinidad’s Imperial Red ale pours a shade darker then amber with a slight chill haze. A fingers + worth of ecru head grew on the pour and eventually settled to a solid cap and left some quality lacing on its way down. Each drink leaves sheet lacing that slowly falls back into the body. This beer still smells a little green even though it was bottled back 2 months ago. The maltiness comes through with a bit of sugary sweetness and caramel. It’s funny but this beer almost smells like it was oak aged. There’s vanilla present and a bit of damp oakiness when I swirl and bring the head back up. The label states this is a bitter hoppy brew but the hopping isn’t very noticeable in the nose, as a matter of fact all I can really pull out in the way of hops is a slight herbalness that doesn’t really go that well with the malt. I expected a big hoppy red ale like the label describes but get something much different. I didn’t care for it much at first but as I drink, and start taking it for what it really is, I start to really enjoy myself. Caramel leads the way with a slight sweetness from the crystal malts. The hops are almost non-existent but do bring a touch of spiciness that the alcohol intensifies. The barrel aging-like characteristics are in the flavor as well and are what make this more enjoyable. I have no idea where it comes from but vanilla shows up here and there along with the slight oakiness. This is a pretty good beer all things considered. It’s funny but the mouthfeel seems a bit sticky upfront but then moves quickly to a lighter quick flowing body. There’s a slight alcohol heat on the swallow that dries out the tongue a little. A bomber is enough for me but I’ve come to appreciate this beer as I’ve worked my way through. It’s fairly easy drinking for the weight. My first sample from Trinidad and while I think there are certainly some flaws I like the flavor of this beer. According to the label deScription I don’t think it’s anything like the brewers intended but it turned out to be a decent beer. Thanks Russ. 5/07/08
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

waolsen
Trinidad Bon Carbo Stout 2.7
bottle. black pour with thick foamy tan head. roasted malts, figs and raison, hints of coffee in aroma. sour, strong liquorice, fruit. sourness leans toward offensiveness. I’ll give this one another try some time but not very impressive.
Friday, August 22, 2008

DarkElf
Trinidad Ghost Town Brown 1.6
05-Aug-08 (22-oz bottle: Free sample bottle for stewarding the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA) This beer pours clear and deep red in color with a brownish tint and an inch of light-tan head. The nose is roasty, but also sour, stinky a funky, so contamination appears to be an issue. The sourness is fairly pervasive in the flavor, but doesn’t quite mask the dry, roasty malts and dusty hops. Still, this beer isn’t what I suspect it should be, namely, a roasty, malty beer. Apple skins, tart fruits, but not in a good way. Dry and acidic mouthfeel, medium in body, moderately carbonated. Not enjoyable and the rest of this beer is hitting the kitchen sink very soon. Hopefully the other three bottles sent to the WBC weren’t infected as well, but it could explain why the beer didn’t make it out of the first round. Will look for a new bottle if I get to GABF this fall.
Monday, August 11, 2008

Ernest
Trinidad Indian Summer Golden Ale 2.9
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, unfiltered. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a light note of lemon zest, hint of paint. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation. Surprisingly sour, as if lemon juice had been added...maybe as-designed, maybe not, but not exactly pleasant in this incarnation. Mostly nice aroma but with an undercurrent of something not quite right. Seems to have promise, maybe just not a good sample.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ratman197
Trinidad Indian Summer Golden Ale 3.1
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, spice, light yeast and a hint of citrus. Flavors of straw, bread dough and light spice with a smooth lightly dry lightly bitter finish.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008

drjay44
Trinidad Imperial Red Ale 3.2
I did not like this. A big beer, nice red color, sweet odor, very unbalanced with an off putting taste combination.
Saturday, July 05, 2008

drjay44
Trinidad Purgatory Pale Ale 2.6
Small head, which disappeared rapidly. Wonderful initial aroma which was quickly supplanted by almost nothing. Very slight taste, minimal bitterness, very light mouthfeel. A great disapointment after the initial nose.
Friday, July 04, 2008

talon1117
Trinidad Wee Heavy Lassie Scottish Strong Ale 3.4
Batch 52. Brewed 06-08. Pours a mostly clear, dark garnet color with a mostly full, fizzy, beige head which is mostly diminishing and leaves no lace. Nose is spicy aclcohol, toasted caramel, raisin, bread crust, light chocolate, and hints at wood. Flavor is similar with caramel, brown sugar, light raisin, light nutty notes, light chocolate, and some toasty woods. Palate is more than medium, very lively, chewy, but almost watery near the finish. Finishes light;y dry and sweet with some mild, earthy bitterness; notes of caramel, brown sugar, faint wood notes, and faint alcohol. My first from Trinidad, and certainly mixed feelings. Lots of nice malt tones in the nose and flavor, but the other notes really lack and that depreciates from the quality of the beer.
Monday, June 16, 2008

uhclem
Trinidad Drop City IPA 3.5
22oz bomber. Batch #53. Looks like a red beer. Beige head and nice lacing. Earthy aroma, along with vanilla and pine. Taste recreates the nose, with a huge explosion of hops. Mouthfeel is smooth albeit a bit thin. Good strong hoppy aftertaste.
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Crosling
Trinidad Bon Carbo Stout 3.8
Black color with brown edges. Assertive nose of black licorice, heavy roast and dark fruit. Well balanced malt character, with lots of taste. Especially impressed by the finish, which lingers well with hints of mocha, hops and peanut brittle. Front-palate and mid-palate shows lots of roast and coffee. Itís quite a stout.
Thursday, June 05, 2008

luckygirl
Trinidad Wee Heavy Lassie Scottish Strong Ale 3.6
Originally sampled at í08 BSAF. Resampled from bomber. Batch #44 May 1, í08. bottle has oak aged written on the label.<P> Beer is clear, dark-hued brown. Head is small, off-white, frothy; mostly and quickly diminishing but ultimately lasting..<P>Aroma is malty with moderate/heavy notes of toasted grain, caramel, cookie, lighter note of chocolate; Hoppy with moderate note of resin, lighter notes of lemon zest, tea and tree sap; Light yeasty note of cellar; Moderate alcohol note; Light woody vanilla note.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, light/moderately bitter with a long, light sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average.
Monday, June 02, 2008

Ratman197
Trinidad Bon Carbo Stout 3.3
Bomber poured a translucent black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, bakers chocolate, vanilla and light licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, esspresso and fruittiness with a smooth slightly saour lingering roasty finish.
Too bad this beer doesínt taste as good as it smells. Back off the Black Patent malt some.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

RSRIZZO
Trinidad Witches Brew 3.5
Aroma is a faint sour roasted scent with a little caramel. Color is a deep dark amber with good carbonation and a thin off white head. Taste is sweet and sour. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a bright sweet feel. Finish comes with a honey sweet taste that has a mild roasted tone to it then a sour yeasty some what bread like taste comes in. After taste is the sour getting stronger before giving way to a mellow bitterness. Its a very interesting brew and is by far there best.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Beaver
Trinidad Wee Heavy Lassie Scottish Strong Ale 3.9
22 oz bottle, batch 44 May 08, with "Oak Aged" in black marker on the label. Pours reddish brown with a creamy light tan head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel malts, dark fruits and some sharp alcohol. Oak comes out as it warms.

The flavor is more subdued than I expected (not necessarily bad) - sweet sugary caramel malts, some cola, vanilla and fruits with enough hops for a nice dry finish, with a little slightly charred bourbon. The alcohol is well hidden. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and is slightly watery.

Overall, a nice surprise. This is an easy drinking big beer and is pretty well done. Itís easily the best Iíve had from Trinidad.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Aubrey
Trinidad Ghost Town Brown 3.7
Deep mahogany hue with a decent tan head. Nutty-sweet nose. Nice body yet fairly easy to drink. Surprisingly nice malt flavors/aromas, such as dark chocolate, tobacco, toffee and wood. Hops were earthy and grassy, with a healthy amount of bitterness to balance things out. This is definitely one of the finer TBC beers Iíve had. Quite a bit of personality for a a typically boring style.
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Beaver
Trinidad Imperial Red Ale 3
22 oz bottle, bottled in April. Pours a brownish red with a thin head (even after a vigorous pour) that quickly recedes to a thin collar.

The aroma is sweet caramel, candy sugar, nuts and cola with some hops in the background.

The flavor is sweet and sugary malts with some fruits and cola. It has a rather harsh alcoholic bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and low on carbonation.

Overall, itís a bit of a mess and similar to the Drop City IPA, but a tad better.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

SDbruboy
Trinidad Drop City IPA 2.6
22 oz bottle, from GABF keg master David, via Dean at SDBrewCo. Pours dark ruddy amber with a large and creamy off-white head. Aroma is interesting, tart fruits, evergreen, dustiness, phenolic hints. Is this one starting to turn a bit? Flavor continues to show the tart fruits, more of the dust and earth along with juniper and pine hints, a bit of lime peel and spice in the finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Aubrey
Trinidad La Fiesta 1.6
On tap at the brewery in 2007 (just found my notes); I think this is what the bartender loosely called, "amber lager": Murky amber-brown hue; mostly headless. Texture was light and watery, with just a mild carbonation. Tasted "beery" (corny and macro-like), with off-flavors of vegetables. Herbal, musty hop notes. I didnít finish this one. If it comes out in a bottle around here (like some of the other Trin brews), Iíll give it another shot.
Sunday, May 04, 2008

Aubrey
Trinidad Bon Carbo Stout 2.8
On tap at the brewery, 2007 (just found my notes): Deep brown-black with a weak head. Texture was OK, but on the thin side. Malts were very roasted and toasted, to my surprise. There were even some nice coffee-like notes. Bitterness was complementing.
Sunday, May 04, 2008

FlyingSwine
Trinidad Indian Summer Golden Ale 3.3
22oz bottle poured into an English Pint. Purchased at the Wine Company (Littleton, CO) Pours a cloudy golden color, with a thin white head. Aroma is light, yet sweet with hints of honey and citrus. Flavor is good, but unusual. Hints of lemon and some sweet honey, and slightly sour/bitter. Hops reminds of Goldings, but not quite the same bitterness. Palate is medium bodied and smooth. Overall a very refreshing ale.
Saturday, May 03, 2008

GreatLibations
Trinidad Imperial Red Ale 3.9
What a beastly brew this is. Pours a thick, gelatinous amber colored liquid with no head at all. Itís dead! I thought the bottle was bad but then I learned it was supposed to be this way. Strong aromas spills into the air. Something like pecan pie comes to mind. I love it, Iím sitting here trying to hard pour a 22ozzie knowing that itís dead just wishing for something. Must be my inner child surfacing, but this is beer not Santa. Oh this stuff is thick. Thick like pouring a bottle of fresh 30WT. There are no residual effers to be counted for. Itís dead again I say and Iíll say it again dead, dead, dead....but tasty. A fat gluttonous malty mucus runs a muck slinging hopsy aspirin switchblades at unsuspecting passers by. The cops are called and the malts are refused their sweetness. The bitterness takes over and more than balances this creature from God knows where. Big nutty nuances of pecans and prailean, caramel, creamed coffee, molasses, butterscotch. The finish is long with defined sweetness but like I said itís whacked out by this strict Robo Hop bittering component. Overall: this is a rich and decadent brew of unusual character and complexities but is absolutely enjoyable. I crammed the last 1/4 of the bottle down the glass and I finally got a one finger head. It just sat there all dumb.
Saturday, May 03, 2008

Ratman197
Trinidad Drop City IPA 3.2
Bomber poured a hazy dark copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of floral, earthiness, light tangerine, light carmel and a hint of pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, tangerine, tropical fruits, some floral notes and carmel with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.
Friday, May 02, 2008

Ratman197
Trinidad Ghost Town Brown 3.1
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a small lingering tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, carmel, toasted malt and a hint of nuts. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa,. coffee, and toasted malt with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
Monday, April 28, 2008

Ratman197
Trinidad Purgatory Pale Ale 2.9
Bomber poured a lightly hazy tarnished copper with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, bread and fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, bread and light fruittiness with a smooth lightly bitter finish.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Beaver
Trinidad Drop City IPA 2.6
22 oz bottle, batch 41(?), bottled on March 2008. Pours a reddish caramel color. It has almost no head even after a vigorous pour.

The aroma is caramel malts, melony fruits, and some sugary cola and spicy wood.

The flavor is a kind of strange and off for an IPA. It has good bitterness but it tastes like sweet fruity cola and band-aids. The mouthfeel is medium to full with very little carbonation.

Overall, itís kind of strange for an IPA. I wonder if this batch might have been a bit off.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Aubrey
Trinidad Purgatory Pale Ale 1
22 oz bottle: Weak pfffst, when opening. Light amber hue with a really weak head. Musty, medicinal nose wasnít a good sign. Mouthfeel was thickish, but carbonation was weak. Noticed some pine, but it wasnít tree-like; it was more like cleaner. Vitamins and dish rag flavors and aromas followed. Had to pour most of the bottle out, sadly. Iím hoping they didnít intend any of these flavors. I visited the brewery a year or so ago and donít remember their beers tasting this bad (I didnít rate while there). I look forward to rerating, assuming they fix the problems.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ratman197
Trinidad Wee Heavy Lassie Scottish Strong Ale 2.8
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark copper with a minimal lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bourbon, burnt carmel, vanilla and a hint of cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, light bourbon and light oak with a smooth lingering bitter finish.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

RSRIZZO
Trinidad Imperial Red Ale 1.5
Aroma is a mild roasted scent with faint hop tones. Color is a bright ruby and as always with this brewery there is no carbonation and no head. Taste is flat and sharp. It all starts with a medium body that goes down flat and sweet then the finish comes on with a sharp sugar sweetness with a slight roasted caramel like taste and ends with a bitter bite. After taste is all alcohol. You know this might not be a bad brew if the carbonation was there and the alcohol was hidden better and the malt came across as malt and not soo sugary and ... Never mind its just not good in any way at all.
Thursday, April 10, 2008

RSRIZZO
Trinidad Indian Summer Golden Ale 2.2
Aroma is a light corn scent. Color is bright gold with light carbonation and a very thin head. Taste is light, sweet and sour. It starts with a light/medium body that goes down with a crisp feel. Finish has a bold honey flavor that seems sweet at first but then turns a touch sour. After taste is a cider like with rubbing alcohol tones. Its not bad, better then most of there others with much better carbonation. Its like a heavy Pale Lager.
Friday, April 04, 2008