Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: English Strong Ale State/Country: Oregon ABV: 7% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Dark ruby color, fluffy head, sticky lacing Smell: 8 Chocolate, earthy, wood, dark fruit Taste: 9 Chocolate, caramel, wood, coffee, brown sugar, little booze on back end Mouthfeel: 8 Dry medium body with some stickiness Drinkability: 9 Nice winter session beer. Keep em' coming! Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.55 Overall Impression: A nice winter warmer from Full Sail. A keeper on a nice chilly night. Sail another over please!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: American Pale Ale State/Country: Missouri ABV: 5.9% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Light golden color, small head, light stringy lacing Smell: 9 Biscuit, wet grass, floral Taste: 8 Grass, pine, bread, caramel, woody, fruity Mouthfeel: 8 Dry, light with light carbonation Drinkability: 8 It's a drinkable session Pale Ale Overall Score: 8.2 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67 Overall Impression: I'm not a huge Pale Ale fan but this was dry hopped and bordered a little on the IPA side. I usually look for more of that caramel biscuit character in an APA, which was there, but not as pronounced. If you're looking for a hoppier APA then this will do the trick.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial/Double IPA State/Country: Virginia ABV: 8.6% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Light copper color, thick head, sticky sparse lacing Smell: 8 Grass, biscuit, caramel, citrus Taste: 9 Pine, wet grass, lightly burnt toast, grapefruit Mouthfeel: 8 Medium with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8 This drinks more like an IPA than a DIPA. Nice hop kick. Overall Score: 8.4 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.94 Overall Impression: This beer was good but could use a little more malt backbone to make it outstanding. It's still a very good beer that hop heads should seek out.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Schwarzbier State/Country: New York ABV: 5.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Deep chestnut color, medium tan head, sparse lacing Smell: 8 Malty, chocolate, dark fruit Taste: 8 Chocolate, cola, roasted malts, caramel, slight bitter finish Mouthfeel: 7 Light with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8 This is a very easy drinking brew Overall Score: 8 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.66 Overall Impression: Nice beer! Beautiful color and very sessionable. A nice malt backbone with just a touch of bitterness gives this beer nice balance. Nice change of pace from the hop bombs and the heavy dark brews. The price is nice too!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Amber Ale State/Country: Vermont ABV: 11% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Cloudy copper color, medium tan head fades fast, sparse clingy lacing Smell: 8 Grass, bread, fruity, booze Taste: 8 Earthy, wet grass, biscuit, malt, caramel, booze Mouthfeel: 8 Medium with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8 The booze comes through as it warms. Nice nightcap. Overall Score: 8.2 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.45 Overall Impression: It's a solid offering from Long Trail. Not a huge Amber Ale drinker but I liked this big bold brew!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Oyster Stout State/Country: California ABV: 7.9% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Pitch black color, big tan head, sticky lacing Smell: 8 Chocolate, malty, dark fruit Taste: 8 Cocoa, coffee, toffee, caramel, burnt toast, salt Mouthfeel: 9 Thick and slightly dry with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8.5 Tasty! I could do another. Overall Score: 8.5 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.50 Overall Impression: Another solid offering from 21st Amendment. Nice body and just that touch of saltiness that puts it over the edge. Find it. Drink it.