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Bells Planet Series: Neptune – The Mystic | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

With Neptune, our Planets Series comes to an end. Inspired by one of Larry Bell’s old homebrew recipes and the music of Gustav Holst, this complex, strong and spiced Imperial Stout offers prominent herbal notes along with flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, licorice/anise and pepper with a touch of heat. Reminiscent of a mystical creation brewed in days gone by, this beer is a good candidate for aging due to the robust characteristics of its ingredients. Read More »

The Bruery Black Tuesday (2015 Vintage 19.9% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, this extremely rich stout has picked up flavors of vanilla, burnt caramel, toasted oak, prunes, and sherry-like oxidation. Read More »

Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Apple Brandy Barrel Noir is an imperial stout we age in apple brandy barrels. The beer has major notes of chocolate, coffee, apple, and vanilla in the flavor and aroma. The stout is thick and slightly sweet, making for a smooth, slow sipping beer. Enjoy now, or lay a few down to try it with some age on it. Read More »

Mikkeller Beer Geek Cocoa Shake | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

From the beer geek breakfast series – the beer that really put Mikkeller on the map – we decided to shake things up by adding a truck load of cocao to the french press coffee trick, creating a whole new dimension to the beer that are loved by freaks and geeks worldwide. Read More »

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 3.0 (13% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

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 »

Prairie Artisan Ales BOMB! | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to compliment the intense coffee and chocolate flavors. Read More »

Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Late in November of 2011, Mike Rodriguez our head brewer asked about creating a Coffee and Cacoa Nib version of Serpent’s Stout for the San Diego Strong Ale Festival. The beer was a hit with our fans. When we wrote up the syllabus for the Ultimate Box Set, we knew a version of this beer would be included. We waited until the very end of the release schedule to put this beer in a bottle so that the coffee and cacoa nibs really come through. Four Bourbon barrels were selected for their rich and dense chocolate flavors. One week before packaging, we added 17 lbs of Ryan Brothers Coffee and 4 lbs of TCHO Cacao Nibs were added to the coffee and cacao to steep before packaging. Read More »

My Top 5 Stouts (Easy-ish to get) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

I get asked all the time what some of my favorite stouts are. This was a tough list to come up with but at the end of the day these were the stouts that would be happy drinking if I could only drink five more beers. Cheers! Read More »

Nectar Ales Black Xantus Imperial Stout | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Black Xantus is a rare bird and the first new release from Nectar Ales in Years. It is the First ever “big-beer” to be released under the Nectar Ales line. Barrel aged for 6 months in combination of Bourbon, retired Firestone Union and wine barrels and Infused with fair-trade, organic coffee from local roaster Jobella. Rich bourbon and coffee aromas greet the senses. Complex chocolate and tobacco flavors fill the palate. This beer displays a full-bodied mouth-feel and an overall balanced presentation. It would be a perfect pairing to rich chocolate desserts. Style: Imperial Java Stout IBUs: 50 Color: Black ABV: 11% Read More »

Clown Shoes Crasher In The Rye (Rye and Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Imperial oatmeal milk stout aged in rye and bourbon barrels. Read More »