A very nice dram of Islay — 8 days ago
Solid black base with cappuccino frost. Fine bubbled spring snow-melt-on-medium-range-mountain lacing. Just shy of sweet, chocolate nose with coffee dusting. Cocoa shell, sprouted barley grain toast, dark rye, medium grilled beef loin. On the palate, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate shavings, mocha grind, with a zippy chocolate effervescence throughout. Top-notch porter, with a balanced body and great depth in a fine porter. — 2 months ago
Nice and peaty. Time to get another bottle — a month ago
Berging from Purmerend is a very promising new small artisan brewery. Their b19 bock is for me the proof that they are not just lucky, but they know what they do.
Delicious, 6.5% strong, slightly sweet brown with complex flavour if banana, plumbs, coffee and roasted barley. — 2 months ago
At the end of its life but still showed some incredible depth. The original notes of balsamic reduction and sweet pipe tobacco opened up to shine some light on the core of stewed strawberry and rhubarb. Almost completely secondary and tertiary at this point. Would’ve struggled to guess Pinot.
Went nicely with barley risotto. — 3 months ago
Bold tannins that yield to a little time in the glass & superb finish paired with a beef & barley soup. — 4 months ago
Very unique. Strong barley, spice, caramel, mocha. Lots of flavor but a clean one. Super wet. Lingers. But pleasant. — 13 days ago
Hitachino produce one of my fave beers. This particular one is quite exotic, since it’s made with red rice. It’s like an IPA, but cleaner. Displays hints of fruits, but besides barley and the red rice (hence the red presentation in the glass), no flavors are added. Wifey doesn’t drink beer, so I get to slurp these by myself 🐶 — 2 months ago
Packaged 6/27/19. Very complex and intense nose, with both tropical and citrus aromas, including prominent tangerine pith, mandarin orange, and rotting papaya. Similarly juicy on the palate, but with more pronounced fresh citrus. Great creamy yet light body. Reminiscent of the old Zombie Dust. Exceptional beer, which has fortunately become widely available. — 4 months ago