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New Belgium 1554 Black Lager 3.9  
New Belgium Brewing Company Fort Collins, Colorado
12 ounce bottle to wine glass Sight: Black/ very dark Brown small brown head, goes away quickly, lacing Smell: roasted grains, nuts Taste: lightly bitter Mouthfeel: lively carbonation lingers in roof of tongue, abrupt finish Overall: good black ale, ok to repeat, not to look for
donandres

 
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple 2.8  
12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass Sight: pale yellowish liquid, small off white foam, hazy Smell: stong smell of fermented grains Taste: low bitterness, low sourness Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, good follow through and nice bitter finish, sticks to the top of the tongue Overall: good beer, not to look nor repeat
donandres

 
Small Town Not Your Father’s Fruit Punch 3.1  
Pabst Brewing Company Los Angeles, California
12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass Sight: pale yellowish liquid, small off white foam, hazy Smell: stong smell of fermented grains Taste: low bitterness, low sourness Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, good follow through and nice bitter finish, sticks to the top of the tongue Overall: good beer, not to look nor repeat
donandres

 
Matchless / Mirage Grain Mechanics 2.8  
Matchless Brewing Tumwater, Washington
16 oz. can, pours a hazy golden blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted grains and herbal notes. Flavour is along the same lines, with herbal notes, toasted grains, and cereal notes. A bit too herbal and grainy. Meh.
mcberko

 
Adroit Theory Demons Surround Me - Port Finished Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged (Ghost 666) 4.0  
Adroit Theory Brewing Company Purcellville, Virginia
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a tiny tan head. Aroma brings out light cocoa, alcohol, and burnt caramel. Flavour is very sweet and boozy, with burnt caramel, alcohol and brown sugar. Decadent and luxurious without any harshness. Finished with burnt caramel and molasses. Exquisite.
mcberko

 
Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin Milk Stout 3.7  
Small can from JAKS NW shared with Andrey. Pours an almost black with a beige head. Aroma is quite pleasant with cookies and coffee notes. Taste is along the same lines, low to moderate sweet. Quite low body, but pleasant and very drinkable.
beerplace

 
Barley Forge Future Tripping 2.3  
Barley Forge Brewing Company Costa Mesa, California
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out dank hops, herbal notes and biscuity malt. Flavour is full of vegetables, herbal hops, oxidized notes, and bready malt. Lots of cabbage and bitterness. No good.
mcberko

 
Pure Project Revenant 3.6  
Pure Project San Diego, California
16 oz. can, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is loaded with oats, pithy stone fruits, and dank hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with dank hops, oats, and biscuity malt. Lovely dry oatiness drying this out.
mcberko

 
pFriem Fraise 3.2  
pFriem Family Brewers Hood River, Oregon
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe - Big Wood ‘18, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out fresh, lightly tart strawberries, and a little oak. Flavour is along the same lines, with fresh tart strawberries, a touch of phenols, and light oak. A little phenolic, but the strawberry comes through nicely. Decent.
mcberko

 
Upright Apricot Pathways 4.0  
Upright Brewing Portland, Oregon
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe - Big Wood ‘18, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out a nice barnyard funk, with apricots and some oak. Flavour is loaded with apricot upfront, followed by wild yeast and some oak. Lovely apricot dominating and complimenting the wild yeast. Excellent.
mcberko

 
Stoup Ah Um IPA 3.2  
Stoup Brewing Seattle, Washington
On cask at Brouwer’s Cafe - Big Wood ‘18, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out herbal, piney hops, and some biscuity malt. Flavour is a bit vegetal, with piney hops, and toasted biscuity malt. A bit too vegetal and herbal. Solid.
mcberko

 
Moksa Pipes McGee 3.4  
Moksa Brewing Company Rocklin, California
Clear golden orange in color... Aroma of citrus, honey, light bready malts... Flavor is fairly dry, lots of citrus and dry herbal hops, grassy notes throughout... lingering bitterness on palate... decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
baraciisch

 
Matchless Our Fruitcake Barrel Aged Old Ale 3.5  
Matchless Brewing Tumwater, Washington
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe - Big Wood ‘18, pours a murky dark red with a small beige head. Aroma brings out tart dark red fruits, with red wine barrels and wild yeast. Flavour is along the same lines, with red wine barrels, some whiskey, and red fruits. Cohesive and complex. Very good.
mcberko

 
Hair of the Dog / Shiga Kogen / De Molen Side by Side 3.8  
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe - Big Wood ‘18, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is extremely barrel-heavy, with loads of wood and booze. Flavour is quite intense, with loads of wood, caramel, and booze. Barrel’d to the extreme. This is very good.
mcberko

 
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Tequila Barrel Aged 4.2  
AleSmith Brewing Company San Diego, California
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe - Big Wood ‘18, pours jet black with a thick, medium brown head. Aroma is intensely loaded with the tequila barrels upfront, and medium roasted coffee. Flavour is intense, with lots of decadent tequila barrels upfront, medium roast, and light coffee. The tequila is absolutely decadent. Lovely.
mcberko

 
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