Tag Archives: Style – Stout

Stout Brewer’s Reserve by Central Waters Brewing Company – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!Stats Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout Package: 12 oz Bottle ABV: 9.5% I’m a sucker for a good bourbon barrel stout, but let’s be real who isn’t. Being in Michigan has spoiled me with breweries like Founders, Dark Horse and Bells brewing up some of the best BBA stouts in the world. I’m a self-proclaimed craft beer connoisseur so sometimes I need to see what other states have to offer. One of my more recent bottle acquisitions was the Brewer’s Reserve Stout by…

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Holiday Beer Review: STONE XOCOVEZA

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Your vote counts!Holiday Beer Review: STONE XOCOVEZA (Mocha Stout with Holiday Spices, 8.1% ABV) An interesting Mexican-hot-chocolate-inspired beer from Stone Brewing you should try. Stone Brewing is well known to the craft beer world. They are the ninth largest craft brewery in the country, and in 2008 they were voted the “Top All Time Brewery on Planet Earth” by readers of Beer Advocate. Stone’s (extremely) hoppy IPAs are their most famous offerings, and they own the Arrogant Bastard brand. They also make some good stouts,…

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Night Fury – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!The Sommbeer staff loves a good stout.  If you look back through the posts that have been published on this site I can’t imagine a style of beer that we collectively give more love to.  Whenever I visit a brewery the first thing I look for on the tap list, even if it’s a 90 degree day in the middle of summer, is a good stout.   So it should come as no surprise that upon discovering Witch’s Hat Brewing in South Lyon Mi.…

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Dark Lord Stout Review – A two-fer with a non-binary twist…

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Your vote counts!There are times in your life where the disappointment is palpable and stays with you. Like when you asked a girl to dance and she said “no”, or you got to the cafeteria late on stromboli day and had to eat a day old cheeseburger. Maybe not life changing disappointment but something I categorize as “slumped shoulder events”. The events that you walk away from the same way Charlie Brown did all the time. There are also times when something pleasantly surprises you.…

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Tres Blueberry Stout Beer Review

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Your vote counts!I buy and drink a lot of beer.  Like most beer fans I enjoy tasting new and different things to keep interested in the brew that’s in my glass.  Recently I went to the local bottle shop and mixed myself up a six-pack of random beers that I hadn’t had before and one of these beers was Tres Blueberry Stout by Dark Horse Brewing. Full disclosure here, I am not much of a fan of beer with fruit in it, especially berries.  Truthfully,…

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Founders Imperial Stout – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!We the people of Sommbeer sure love our stouts.  Bell’s Expedition Stout, Dragon’s Milk, KBS, and Neapolitan Milk Stout are just a small sampling of the stouts that we love.  Hanging in there with them is Founders Imperial Stout; A big burly heavy beer that hits shelves at the beginning of each year to put the holidays to bed and warm your belly in the cold winter months with some Imperialistic goodness. Founders Imperial Stout is a big beer. Really Big.  To further use the…

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How To Introduce Your Friends to Craft Beer

How To Introduce Your Friends to Craft Beer 22oz bottles. Cases. Cans. Kegs. Growlers. Beer comes in lots of packages.  But it’s the 6-pack that’s ubiquitous. It’s also a great way to organize beers. A 6-pack of my favorites. A 6-pack of beers to try when you visit Philly.  A 6-pack of beers that I was excited to buy before they were bought by ABInbev.  But my favorite is a 6-pack of beers to introduce a new drinker to craft? The craft beer world is…

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Fort Collins Brewery: Lunch Box (12-Pack Sampler) Beer Review

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor Matt  @SportsNCraftBeer The 12-pack “Brewer’s Lunch Box,”  from Fort Collins Brewery,  includes five varieties of session beers. Anyone that has read my previous posts knows I have an affinity for the breweries located in Fort Collins, both because of the quality of beer they produce (I argue), and because that is the place where I transformed from “beer fan” to “beer snob.” Beers range from common to “out of the ordinary,” such as the pomegranate wheat beer. Sample packs commonly have…

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2015 KBS and the Bourbon Barrel Obsession

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Your vote counts!Editors Note: This celebrated beer demands a lot of attention and I thought some additional input from a few of us would be fun. Don created the foundation for this post, John and I contributed our thoughts at the footing.  This is KBS! Featured Contributor:  Don Manfredi  @profmanfredi I have always said that the best thing to mix with alcohol is alcohol. Drinks like Manhattans and Martinis are perfect examples of this theory in practice. This idea is one reason why aging beer in bourbon…

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Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!eatured Contributor:  Bill Lowe  @BillsBeerReport Sommbeer’s Note: I love this rich, easy to find beer and rated it myself –This Dragon has a Bite and another review Here Here is another beer review. Tonight its a Bourbon Barrel Stout by New Holland Brewing. Let me know what you think. Another night another show on TV. Its been a good day of working from home, a lot of work has been done, now its time to sit back, relax, and grab a beer. My wife is a…

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