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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 »

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Coconut | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Using the base beer for Imperial Stout as a starting point, our brewers suspended just over 2 pounds per barrel of raw and toasted coconut flakes in porous bags in one of our stainless steel fermentation vessels. Finished, cooled beer was then transferred onto the flakes and allowed to rest for 48 hours to infuse the aroma and flavor of the coconut into the base beer. The resulting beer is a marriage of huge, round, chocolate and caramel notes from Imperial Stout, with smooth layers of sweet, toasted coconut notes. Read More »

Founders KBS (2016 vintage) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter. Read More »