Even Victory Brewing got into the trash talking act today with this Twitter post. VictoryBeer Justin, our Director of Distribution, just wanted to send this out to all you NY Ranger fans . . . http://twitpic.com/1f4emg
Then, the Phillies, behind Roy Halladay's complete game pitching performance (and second win), completed their sweep of the Astros. They are currently (of course) beating the Nationals 7-4 in the seventh. This is definitely a pattern. See you in October!
Finally, my fellow Philly sports lover Mike sent me this press conference rant from Donovan McNabb. I was caught off guard at first, but after considering that McNabb hadn't said that many words in 10 years, plus the fact that I don't think he could pull that speech off, I got the joke. Joke was on me! Funny stuff!
So today I needed to make a tough beer decision. Victory V-Twelve for the above reasons or North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout because I wanted to drink it exactly one year after the first time I reviewed it. Well I picked the Old Rasputin. I'll save that particular Victory for a Flyers Playoff Victory! The label has some Russian writing on it, which I am very familiar with, mainly because of my work email in-box. The label also talks about this beer developing a cult following wherever it goes. With my memory of this beer, that doesn't surprise me one bit!
Chocolate aroma, a little sweet. Rich chocolate flavors with a hint of coffee start things out. You will notice the 9% alcohol warming you up right away. Roasted flavors, but not burnt. There is also a hint of licorice and a faint dark cherry fruity component. There is a bit of a medicinal flavor lingering around the entire time. Creamy texture. Medium to upper level body; low to medium carbonation. Lightly bitter, boozy coffee finish. Although this was terrific, it wasn't as awesome as I built myself up to remembering. You, however, should definitely try this guy!
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