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  • Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Bottle, home. Excellent coffee stout. Pours wall-to-wall black with a mocha head. The aroma has coffee, roasted barley, dark chocolate, earth, dark stone fruit, bit of spice and raisins. In that general order. The flavor is rich and sweet. Creamy espresso runs through the dark malt, like a dark chocolate ice cream swirled with coffee syrup. The mouthfeel is smooth and good. It's a great stout and the best or second best coffee stout that I've tried so far.

  • Beersel Oude Kriek
    rated 4.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle, home. Delicious kriek. This beer pours a bright shade of crimson with an enormous, bubbly pink head. It's obviously very carbonated as tiny bubbles race up the glass, champagne-like. The aroma is a fantastic mix of bright cherries and softly sour funk. It's really good cherry pie as a lambic. There's a little bit of vinegar in the flavor and somewhat more sour funk. It's a dry beer but the cherries nearly seem sweet. The mouthfeel is bubbly but soft and very clean. Excellent.

  • The Bruery Mischief
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle, home. Nice beer, somewhere between a BIPA and a Belgian Strong Ale. Good looking beer. Hazy yellow gold with a big white head. Lots of lacing. Yeasty, honey-ish, floral aroma. There's a lot going on in the aroma. The malt smells of honey and sugar cane, the hops are sweet and floral, and the yeast is earthy and dry. Very good combination. The flavor starts sweet and fades to a yeasty dryness. Good Belgian character. Mild hop bite. A bit of a off-note from the grain but not bad. The yeast makes the mouthfeel a bit funny. It's a bit much. Still, a good, interesting Belgian-style beer from The Bruery.

  • Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle, home. Deliciously dry, yeasty and full of Simcoe goodness. This beer pours a hazy burnt orange color in the shade, which shows up more like a bright tangelo in direct light. The head blooms up quickly in a giant mass of foamy bubbles, almost like a nitro head. Great looking stuff. The aroma is a bit restrained in hoppiness with a much bigger yeast presence than most DIPAs. The hop notes are still quite nice - the nearly perfect Simcoe blend of flowers, pine and citrus - but really bloom when you take a sip. The flavor is a wonderful yeasty hoppy sweetness that finishes dry. As good as the hops are in this beer, it probably has my favorite malt presence in a DIPA. It's not too sweet and mainly serves to hold up the hops, but there's still depth and complexity. The hops coat the mouth in resiny goodness and give a good bitter bite. The yeast is also very pleasant and provides another positive note. Great beer.

  • Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Bottle, home. Excellent beer with lots of sweet malt and lots of hops. This beer pours a mildly hazy orange-gold, perhaps a shade or two darker than your average DIPA. There's very little head and what's there dissipates. The aroma is sweetly hoppy. There's clearly a lot of malt in this beer, but the hops still dominate with a big wildflower aroma with pine resin and tangerines chipping in a touch less. The malt contributes a background caramel sweetness. This is not my favorite style of DIPA. I tend to prefer them dry and bitter. However, Exponential is the best sweet DIPA that I've ever had and the flavor is a success. The key is probably that the hops still dominate the flavor profile. The malt is just a big supporting sweetness. There's still plenty of delicate hop notes and hop bite in the finish. This beer finishes nice and bitter despite the sweetness. The aftertaste is very pleasant and the alcohol is pleasant and warming. I've become a big fan of Alpine in the past few days. I just hope that they start distributing their bottles more regularly to Northern California.

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