Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Barley Wine State/Country: California ABV: 9.6% Serving Type: 12 0z Bottle Look: 9 Med amber color, big frothy head, sticky lacing Smell: 9 Dried fruit, malt, citrus, wood Taste: 9.5 Brown sugar, caramel, orange, pine, grass, bread, cinnamon, earthy, hoppy, spicy, dates, alcohol Mouthfeel: 9 Creamy, chewy, slight carbonation Drinkability: 10 At 9.6 ABV, it's not the most potent barley wine out there, but that's OK with me, cause I might have another! Overall Score: 9.3 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.32 Overall Impression: WOAH! This is one complex beer! It's malty up front and has a nice hoppy finish, but there is so much going on here! This is one beer that makes me wish winter would never end! I might have to sneak one of these on a cool summer night!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial Porter State/Country: New York ABV: 7.2% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Coffee color, tan head, nice lacing Smell: 9 Coffee, brown sugar, smoke Taste: 8.5 Coffee, chocolate, cinnamon, burnt toast, chocolate, dark bread Mouthfeel: 8.5 Dry, slight carbonation Drinkability: 8.5 The 7.2% ABV is well hidden. About 2 and out for me Overall Score: 8.5 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.55 Overall Impression: This is a solid porter. If you like the style, you won't be disappointed!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Doppelbock ABV: 7.9% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 10 Deep amber color, fluffy head that dissipates quick, good lacing, a beauty Smell: 9 Malty, sweet, bready, nutty Taste: 9 Caramel, roasted nuts, dark fruit, slight alcohol,
Mouthfeel: 9 Slightly dry, doughy Drinkability: 9.5 Yum in the tum! This one goes down easy! Mortalz should be aware of the ABV Overall Score: 9.3 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.96 Overall Impression: This is a damn good beer! This is the only style of Lager that I really like and it didn't disappoint! I gave it a lower value score because there is another Doppelbock that I will review that is less money. That said, this beer is worth looking for.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: Georgia ABV: 7.2% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Medium amber color, big fluffy head, good lacing Smell: 8.5 Grapefruit, pine, bread, honey Taste: 9 Citrus, pine, grass, toast, woody,spicy with a sweet finish Mouthfeel: 8.5 Creamy and sticky Drinkability: 9 This is a refreshing beer! Definitely a session beer for me. Overall Score: 8.8 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.52 Overall Impression: This is a solid IPA. I liked it better than the Rye Pale Ale. The picture on the label reminds me of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! And just like the comic, this beer kicks ass!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial Amber ABV: 7.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 10 Nice orangey amber color, the head just doesn't quit! , nice lacing Smell: 8 Hoppy, citrusy, yeasty Taste: 9 Hoppy, tangerine, some pine,malty, grass, cracker
Mouthfeel: 8 Medium thickness and carbonation Drinkability: 10 This is a beer I drink as a break from the malty winter beers Overall Score: 9 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.96 Overall Impression: Troegs is one of my favorite brewers and this does not disappoint! Almost an IPA. A good step up hoppy beer for a newbie.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Weizenbock ABV: 8.7% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Dark orange color, like a lava lamp with suspended yeast flakes, head dissipates quickly, light lacing Smell: 9 Bananas, cloves, cinnamon, dried fruit Taste: 9 Tastes like banana bread with walnuts,the bread lingers, little spice, alcohol present Mouthfeel: 8 Happy thick mouthful of chewy yuminess! Drinkability: 9 It has a great flavor and you can't tell it's almost 9% abv, too heavy for session beer Overall Score: 9.2 Value: 8.8 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.87 Overall Impression: I am not a big wheat beer drinker, but this beer kicks ass and has a comfort food feel that makes it a good beer on a snowy day! Save
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Barleywine ABV: 10.8% ServingType: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Copper color, head fades quickly, light sticky lacing Smell: 8.5 Bread, candied fruit, malty, raisins Taste: 8.5 Up Front: brandy, toffee, vanilla Finish: malty and sweet with a little hopiness Mouthfeel: 9 Sticky with some light carbonation Drinkability: 8.5 As it warms, the alcohol comes through, one is enough Overall Score: 8.75 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.88 Overall Impression: This is a good barleywine, but not at the top of my list. This beer will warm your ass on a cold winter night!