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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (2016 Vintage) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

“I really wanted to do something special for our 1000th batch at the original brewpub. Goose Island could have thrown a party. But we did something better. We brewed a beer. A really big batch of stout-so big the malt was coming out of the top of the mash tun. After fermentation we brought in some bourbon barrels to age the stout. One hundred and fifty days later, Bourbon County Stout was born-A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with a thick foam the color of bourbon barrels. The nose is a mix of charred oak, vanilla,carmel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer. It overpowers anything in the room. People have even said that it’s a great cigar beer, but I haven’t yet tried a cigar that would stand up to it.” Brewmaster Greg ... Read More »

The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday (Black Tuesday Lite?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com http://www.twitter.com/beergeeknation The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday The Bruery 14.0% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A In 1929, America was devastated by a great stock market crash that led to The Great Depression. Our infamous Black Tuesday stout is named in honor of the largest trading day of that crash, which led to some very dark times for our country. “So Happens it’s Tuesday” is a slightly less intense incarnation of Black Tuesday, reminding us that there is always some good to be found within the bad. Things happen, life goes on, and this beer can be enjoyed in all of those moments. Read More »

STONE 12TH ANNIVERSARY BITTER CHOCOLATE OATMEAL STOUT AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Originally inspired by recipes of two Team Stone members, Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout became an instant classic. The onyx-hued beer also proved to be an ideal barrel-aging specimen, thanks to its rich, thick mouthfeel and chocolate-heavy flavors and aromatics. CELLAR NOTES An already magnificent beer’s mouthwatering recipe of unsweetened chocolate, flaked oats and dark-roasted malts is made even more deliciously complex care of oak barrels that previously nurtured bourbon. These amazing vessels impart oak and coconut-like flavors upfront while accentuating the silky smooth midpalate with oak vanillin notes. The finish is long and intense, with layers of chocolate and oak vanillin. You might be tempted to lick the glass for every last drop of this delectable adult confection. Read More »

Lost Abbey Serpents Stout (Top 10 Stout of all time?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The history of the bible and religion is indeed the struggle of good vs. evil. Our Serpent’s Stout recognizes the evil of the dark side that we all struggle with. This is a massively thick and opaque beer that begs the saints to join the sinners in their path to a black existence. Read More »

Rogue Rolling Thunder Barrel Aged Imperial Stout | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Rogue acquired vintage French WW II era coopering equipment before knowing where to put it and who was going to make the barrels. Longtime employee Nate Lindquist volunteered to be Rogue’s first cooper and spent a year as an apprentice learning the ancient art form of barrel making. Using Oregon White Oak, Nate assembles, raises, toasts, chars, hoops, heads, hoops again, cauterizes, sands and brands each barrel, one at a time all by hand. At full capacity, he makes one barrel a day. To Distillery The barrels are soaked first with Dead Guy Whiskey, which is distilled from Dead Guy Ale. During a year of aging, the Dead Guy Whiskey imparts its flavor into the oak, getting the barrels ready for the next step in the journey. To Brewery Eight different types of grains, including oats and Rogue Farms barley are brewed with Rogue ... Read More »

Stone w00tstout 2015 vs w00tstout 2016 (13% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

How did the 2015 vintage hold up against the 2016? Check out the video! Cheers From the most unlikely yet intensely imaginative trio that is actor and uber-geek champion Wil Wheaton, alternative news website Fark.com creator Drew Curtis and Stone CEO/Co-founder Greg Koch, comes an imperial stout unlike any ever made. Brewed with rye, wheat malt and pecans and partially aged in Bourbon whiskey barrels, this viscous yet silken brew erupts with an oaky, nutty bouquet and rich flavors of vanilla, toast and bitter chocolate. Enjoy now or cellar this celebration of nth degree passion and geekery applied most gracefully to the craft of brewing and collaboration-Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout! Read More »

Trillium / Evil Twin Dusk Trill Dawn (Best of 2016?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our latest collaboration with Evil Twin Brewing is a heavenly, coffee infused stout drawing inspiration from Even More Jesus & our own PM Dawn. Ascendence is inevitable with unique complexities provided by the use of experimental sugars and a small percentage of smoked malts. Bold aromas of freshly ground coffee beans, cherry jam, and vanilla extend to the palate with additional notes of intense milk chocolate, vanilla, and slight smoke. Dusk Trill Dawn is dry with a light mouthfeel and moderate bitterness. Read More »

New Holland Dragon’s Milk (Top 5 Beers of All Time?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Dragon’s Milk is a 17th century term used to describe the strong beer usually reserved for royalty. This strong ale was aged in oak for over 120 days. The aging process extracts flavors from the wood, which contribute to its complex character. Hints of bourbon flavor perfectly compliment its roasted malts to produce a beer fit for a King. Read More »

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento w/coffee (Best Green Flash Beer?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is the first “micro release” bottle to debut as part of the Barrelmaster Reserve series. A 100% bourbon barrel-aged “black ale,”Lustrous Frumento with Coffee features a rich malty double stout base. It is matured in freshly emptied, hand-selected “Old Forrester” bourbon barrels, which arrive at Cellar 3 still dripping from the distillery. The beer has rested in the barrels for 30 months, gaining plenty of spicy oak, vanilla and caramel notes. After being deemed “ready” by the Barrelmaster himself, a beautiful cold brew coffee made from a blend of Brazilian and Sumatran beans from San Diego coffee roaster, Mostra, is added to intensify and compliment the rich caramel and vanilla from the barrels. Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is 13.1% ABV and packaged in a signature metallic edition of the Cellar 3 750 ml cork-finished bottles. Read More »

Belching Beaver Ol’ Dirty Barrel (ODB) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our biggest beer to date. Aged in Oak Rye Whiskey Barrels, Ol’ Dirty Barrel is loaded with hints of caramel, anise, chocolate and coffee. Read More »