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Clinical lab scientist by day, beer geek by night.

Alchemist The Crusher Double IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation Alchemist The Crusher The Alchemist 9.6% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A- An American Double IPA, and the name pretty much sums it up. On tap at Brewpub in 2009 @ 8% ABV Released in Cans in March, 2014 @ 9.6% ABV All Crusher reviews to be added here, not a new entry. Read More »

Deschutes The Abyss (Brandy,Scotch and Bourbon Barrel Aged Comparison) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Buy These Beers Online: http://www.qualityliquorstore.com http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation The Abyss Deschutes Brewery Variosu % ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: Various This is the Brandy barrel aged version, Scotch barrel aged version and the standard bourbon barrel aged versions. This special Reserve Series brew will only be offered December – February (limited distribution) The Abyss: Stout brewed with licorice and molasses with 33% aged in oak and oak bourbon barrels. It’s dark. It’s deep. It’s mysterious. Aged in French Oak and Bourbon barrels, this special brew has immeasureable depth inviting you to explore and discover its rich, complex profile. The flavor of molasses and licorice draw you in further and further with each sip. The Abyss beckons. Enjoy the journey. Read More »

Maui Brewing Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Buy This Beer Online: http://www.qualityliquorstore.com http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation Maui Brewing Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR Maui Brewing 9.4% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A Our Imperial Coconut Porter is a stronger version of robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut. It is black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head. It begins with a malty-toasted-coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky mouthfeel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and hints of coffee. TCHO cocoa nibs were blended with the toasted coconut during the maturation process to intensify the aroma of coconut and dark chocolate. Read More »

North Coast Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XIX | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Buy This Beer Online Here – http://www.qualityliquorstore.com http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com North Coast Barrel – Aged Old Rasputin XIX North Coast Brewing 11.2% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A+ Seems hard to believe that we’ve been making Old Rasputin for 10 years now, but that’s what’s happened. And, to celebrate the occasion, we’ve brewed a special small batch that’s been aged for 9 months in some 12 year-old bourbon barrels. It’s bottled in 500 ml bottles with a cork and wired finish and a special commemorative label —- and it’s amazing. The depth, intensity and complexity of the flavor profile make it a worthy tribute to this fine beer. Read More »

Mission Peanut Butter Dark Seas Imperial Stout | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Buy This Beer Online: http://www.crafticty.com http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation Mission Peanut Butter Dark Seas Imperial Stout Mission Brewing 9.8% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: B Since the very first batch, the recipe for Dark Seas has remained unchanged. This classic award winning imperial stout is rich in toasted coffee, chocolate, and all those bold roasted flavors. We have added peanut butter for a rich, creamy taste sensation. Peanut Butter Dark Seas: Just as amazing as the original. but with a nostalgic twist. Read More »

Stone / Ardent / Hardywood Give Me Stout or Give Me Death | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation Stone (Richmond) / Ardent / Hardywood Give Me Stout or Give Me Death Stone Brewing / Ardent/ Hardywood 9.5% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: B A STOUT BREWED WITH RASPBERRIES & BLACKBERRIES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF VA. Just as Patrick Henry once stood addressing the city of Richmond in 1775 to spur resistance against the tyrannical British Empire, 20 years ago we were stirred to join the cry for resistance against the tyrannical oppression of industrial beer. And now, the opening of our Richmond brewery is yet another shot in the salvo that has been fired on behalf of American brewing independence. If we wish to brew free, if we mean to retain our identity and preserve the privilege of access to independent craft beer, we must recognize it is a group effort. We do not stand alone. ... Read More »

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA| Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA New Belgium Brewing 9% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: B- A rare blend of choice hops creates an explosion of fresh-cut pine and citrus flavors for a complex, rich and delicious flavor. Read More »

Belching Beaver Deftones Phantom Bride IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Buy This Beer Online: http://www.craftcity.com http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation Deftones Phantom Bride IPA Belching Beaver Brewing 7.1% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A- Deftones are joining the ranks of Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Megadeth and many others in releasing their own signature beer. The California natives have teamed up with San Diego’s Belching Beaver Brewery for a beer they are calling Phantom Bride IPA, named after their recent single. It is brewed and bottled by Belching Beaver Brewery, Vista or Oceanside, California. San Diego County. The beer is described as a “a hoppy West Coast style India Pale Ale loaded up with Mosaic, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Citra hops, all handpicked by Deftones frontman, Chino Moreno.” Read More »

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of coffee and cocoa plays perfectly of the roasty, chocolaty flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert. Read More »

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Coconut Rum Barrel (Best BA Stout?!) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The whiskey leaves the barrel, Dragon’s Milk goes in, ages, and is blended. In some instances, bourbon is aged in the barrels that had the imperial stout, creating New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon. Throw some of that idea out. New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel is coming in October Read More »