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Modern Times Haunted Stars (Best Rye Imperial Porter?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Rye imperial porter rocking a chewy, chocolatey, spicy malt character that coats the mouth and warms the cockles. It starts off rich and full-bodied, with a velveteen texture and creamy dark chocolate flavor, and finishes with a lingering rye spiciness and pleasing earthiness. 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 »

Tusk & Grain Brandy Barrel Aged Coffee Porter (Best of 2016?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This beer is one part of the duality that comprises our feature on coffee beer. We layered fruit notes on fruit notes, aging our imperial porter in brandy barrels and adding Kenyan “karagoto” coffee from Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. Vanilla, chocolate, blackberry, and black currant aromas explode, leaving a multi-faceted beer setting itself apart from the coffee beer paradigm. Complex, yet smooth on the finish, let this coffee beer enow you with its richness and be the nightcap you’re looking for. Read More »

Oskar Blues Rum Barrel-Aged Death By Coconut | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

“This was a complete no brainer for a barrel aged beer,” said Longmont Cellar Manager Dennis McShea. “Regular DBC takes the palate to a different place from the typical beer world of malt and hops. When you think of coconut, you think tropical and when you think tropical, you think rum. If that wasn’t decadent enough, the beer already has Cholaca, a drink derived from cacao, to top it off. To sum it up we wanted a beer that sends your palate on vacation.” Read More »

Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Blueberry | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Blueberry by Shipyard Brewing is an 11.1% ABV Imperial Scotch/ Wee Heavy Porter blend brewed with Blueberries and aged in Bourbon Barrels. Read More »

Deschutes Black Butte XXVII (11.3% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our 27th Anniversary Imperial Porter was brewed with Theo’s cocoa nibs, pomegranate molasses and select spices, blended with apricot puree, and then aged in bourbon barrels. The result is a truly exquisite ale with bold chocolate character, inspired flavors of fruit, and just a pinch of spice. The perfect way for us to celebrate our golden birthday with you! Malt: Pale, Wheat, Midnight Wheat, Chocolate, Crystal Hops: Millennium, Cascade, US Tettnang Other: Theo Chocolate Cocoa Nibs, Apricot Puree, Pomegranate Molasses Barrel-Aging: 6 Months in Bourbon (50%) Read More »

Ballast Point Victory at Sea Imperial Porter | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Two of the world’s oldest beverages join forces to conquer your palate. Victory at Sea embodies the art of masterful brewing by infusing a velvety Imperial Porter with pure vanilla flavor and specially-selected, hand roasted coffee. The addition of cold brewed coffee to the beer lends a subtle roasted flavor to this robust imperial porter, blending perfectly with rich vanilla and caramel undertones. By uniting two San Diego brewing traditions, Caffe Calabria freshly brewed coffee and Ballast Point beer, we have successfully created an artisanal masterpiece. Read More »

Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Ghengis Pecan relied on mighty powers to repel and uprising of violent turkeys looting bourbon barrels filled with our Pecan Pie Porter. His vigilance allowed us to create a beer that is 25% bourbon barrel aged. We brewed the base beer with roasted pecans and blended it with the barreled portion to create a decadent tribute to autumn. Read More »

Smog City Groundwork Coffee Porter (GABF Gold Winner) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Gold Medal Winner – 2012 Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO – Coffee Beer A coffee-beer, rather than a beer with coffee. A robust porter aged on fresh locally roasted, fair trade ground coffee. Enhanced flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, and of course coffee are present. “Like a chocolate covered espresso bean.” Read More »

Deschutes Brewery Black Butte XXVI | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our 26th anniversary imperial porter was aged in bourbon barrels and dry spiced with theo chocolate’s cocoa nibs, revealing hints of vanilla and chocolate. Pomegranate molasses and Oregon cranberries complement the robust flavor with a hint of fruits and just enough tart to make you smile. Read More »