Sunday, April 7, 2019
North Coast Brewing has a special seasonal release with their Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse. Clear glass bottle, pretty sure doesn't matter since drinking fresh and 0 IBU in this beer. Simple cute cherry blossom label art. 4.1% alcohol.
Nice cherry aroma, tart and sweet, has a candy smell. Nicely tart but still tame. Soft cherry juice sweet flavors. Carbonation brings out the cherry. Simple but tasty and very refreshing in ridiculous Miami April temps!
Monday, April 1, 2019
Founders KBS 2019? OK, even at $7 for the single 12 oz. bottle. This is an imperial stout brewed with coffee and chocolate then aged in Bourbon barrels for a year. Bottled On 02.05.19 Drink 03.24.19 12.2% alcohol. Hoping my "taste buds squeal with delight!"
Aroma is so choice! "If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up!" Lots of coffee and sweet chocolate, hints of vanilla and some definite bourbon sweetness. And that's before taking a sip!
Very rich! Sweet chocolate meets excellent coffee with a light roast, some bourbon there to complement it all. Vanilla, toffee, some spiciness, and a little alcohol, nice barrel character all around.
Alcohol at 12.2% is well hidden, but enhances each aspect a lot! (12.2 is my birthday too, and my buddy Britney Spears too). Absolutely luscious texture. Chocolate lingers on the palate forever! Beautiful!