Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Porter State/Country: Hawaii ABV: 5.4 Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Black color, thin light brown head, stringy lacing Smell: 8 Faint smells of coffee, chocolate and malt Taste: 9 Coffee, chocolate, nutty, burnt cookie, wood, slight biterness Mouthfeel: 8 Medium dry body with light carbonation Drinkability: 9 It's almost like drinking an iced espresso but not as intense. I could down another. Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.33 Overall Impression: WOW! For not being an Imperial Porter this beer has a lot going on! It's a session beer for me at a little over 5 lbs. The price was nice too. I can definitely hang ten with this one!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Red Ale/Amber Ale State/Country: California ABV: 8.1% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Dark amber color, off white fluffy head, sticky lacing Smell: 9 Floral, earthy, grass, malt Taste: 8.5 Very hoppy for a Red Ale, grass, pine, biscuit, toffee, caramel Mouthfeel: 9 Creamy body with medium carbonation Drinkability: 9 Drinks almost like a Rye Ale without the caraway notes, creamy and smooth! Overall Score: 8.8 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.50 Overall Impression: Red Ale's ain't my thang, but I must say this was a tasty beast of a beer! Ya done right again Sierra Nevada!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Pumpkin Ale State/Country: Maryland ABV: 9% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Black like a Stout, off white head, sticky lacing Smell: 9 Pumpkin spice, clove, nutmeg, brown sugar, booze Taste: 9 Pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, chocolate, nutmeg, pie crust, toasty malts, slight alcohol Mouthfeel: 8.5 Medium and slightly chewy with medium carbonation Drinkability: 9 I have no fear while I drink this brew! One more please! Overall Score: 8.7 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.17 Overall Impression: This is a very complex Pumpkin Ale. Looks like a Porter or Stout and it has some spiciness that doesn't kill my palate. As the beer warmed, I was drawn to it and wanted more. I must feed again! The Fear has taken control, and I love it!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Russian Imperial Stout State/Country: California ABV: 9% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Pitch black color, thick tan head, nice lacing Smell: 9 Cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, dark fruits Taste: 9 Dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, malt, tinge of bitterness, booze Mouthfeel: 9 Rich and creamy with good carbonation Drinkability: 9 If it wasn't for the ABV I could session this all day! Overall Score: 9 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.50 Overall Impression: Words are hard to describe this awesome brew. It is the perfect representation of the style. You know you're in for something wonderful to happen to you after the first sip. If this beer was a woman, I'd marry it!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial Stout State/Country: Pennsylvania ABV: 8% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Motor oil color, tan head fades quick, stringy lacing Smell: 8 Faint hints of coffee, chocolate, malts and booze Taste: 8.5 Chocolate, coffee, malty, dark fruits, slight bitterness Mouthfeel: 8 Medium silky body with little carbonation Drinkability: 9 Nice nighttime sipper. A deuce will do me fine! Overall Score: 8.5 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.84 Overall Impression: A solid Imperial Stout from the folks in Easton PA! The beer's complexity comes through as it warms. A must try for those who like the style.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Pumpkin Ale State/Country: New York ABV: 5.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8.5 Medium copper color, nice fluffy head, spotty lacing Smell: 8.5 Pumpkin, clove, allspice, cinnamon, malt Taste: 8 Pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, bready Mouthfeel: 8 Light with light carbonation Drinkability: 8 The spice is balanced and at 5.5% is easy to drink. Two and I'm good. Overall Score: 8.2 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.61 Overall Impression: Good seasonal showing from Southampton. Not a palate killer with the spice which make drinking it nice.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial/Double IPA State/Country: Delaware ABV: 18% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Deep orange color, thick white head, stick lacing Smell: 9 Pine, citrus, booze, sweet Taste: 9 Malty, pine, grass, grapefruit, apricot,booze Mouthfeel: 8 Full body with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8.5 Sip this nectar of the hops with caution! You must take your time with this one to really enjoy it. Overall Score: 8.7 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $9.00 Overall Impression: This is one of those beers that lives up to the hype. It's a tasty strong beer that you have to drink like a brandy in a snifter and take your time with it and see how the flavors unfold. It is a journey you won't forget.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Irish Red Ale? State/Country: Scotland ABV: 4.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Chestnut brown color, off white head that fizzles fast, hardly any lacing Smell: 7 Sweet malt, caramel, toast Taste: 5 Chalky, sweet, bread, slight bitter finish Mouthfeel: 6 Medium body and carbonation Drinkability: 4 The off putting chalky taste from the first sip turned me off to finish the rest Overall Score: 6 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.50 Overall Impression: There are only a handful of beers that I drank in my life that I had to dump. This was one of them. They did name the beer right because just like a werewolf, this brew is scary and nasty to drink. Bark at the moon at this one!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: Maryland ABV: 7.1% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8.5 Orange color, off white head, nice even lacing Smell: 8 Floral, citrus, biscuit, malt Taste: 8 Grapefruit, orange, pine, grass, slight booze, malt, pepper Mouthfele: 8 Medium with light carbonation Drinkability: 8 This snakes bite is just bitter enough to make me want another Overall Score: 8.1 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67 Overall Impression: This is a solid sessionable IPA that I would take to any party. This snake had a nice balanced bite.