Profile of FoamDome
Profile of FoamDome
From Alexandria, VA, United States
Last seen drinking Nothing!
"The Quest for Brewed Nirvana!" I'm into craft-brewed beer. For me, hunting new and unusual beers is a fun way to learn about the variety of brewing styles, ingredients, and techniques around the world. Beer is a great social lubricant, with the power to open doors and tear down walls. One day I shall drain the grail and sing, "Ohhh, sweet mystery of life, I've found you!"
Samuel Adams HeliYUM
rated 2.0 8 years ago
Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 4
Appearance is an inviting golden color under a peculiar head that seems to float above the glass. The aroma is also strange, it reminds me of a child's balloon. I was disappointed most by the mouth-feel, which was so light and airy as to be undetectable on my tongue. The two-row malts rescue the flavor which is a gas. HeliYUM is hella-yum! Better hurry, I hear this beer is only available today, April 1st...
Wynkoop April Fools Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout
rated 1.8 10 years ago
Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 10
Was in Denver for the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. After watching the Lady Irish upset UConn to advance to the Championship, I was suffering from estrogen overload--all that shrill screaming! I ambled to Wynkoop, my favorite brewpub in the Mile-High city, to sample their fresh Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout (and hopefully restore my hormone imbalance back to the male side). "I'll try a pint," I said cautiously. "Where you from, son?" the indignant barman replied. "Bull ball beer only comes in quarts!" Before I could ask for a smaller sample, he went to work filling a massive mug. He started pulling the hand pump. I guess he had to charge the line or something, because he had to keep pumping and pumping. I thought he was going to give himself a hernia. Suddenly the first spurt of beer gushed out, and I could see why they use quart-sized mugs. The force of the burst sent foam shooting up the inside of the glass. He just kept pumping and the beer kept coming, frothy at first, then bursts of viscous liquid. The foam roiled under a frothy head. As the mug filled in uneven bursts, the barman gradually slowed his pumping. Exhausted, he finished the pour with one long, slow, final pull. He didn't even look at me. He just slid the mug to me said he was going outside for a cigarette. The beer looked more like a witches brew, drawn from the devil's cauldron. It was steaming hot, and it smelled of sulfur. I thought I saw a newt's eye floating in it. I didn't know whether to drink it or wretch. So I held my nose and attempted to gulp it down. Unfortunately, it was pretty slimy, so I had to swallow each mouthful three times. But by the time I put that mug down, I could feel the testosterone washing over me, bathing my brain in power and restoring me to full manhood. AWESOME! Suddenly I got an idea and knew exactly what to to. The bartender was napping so I snatched the keg with one hand and sprinted back to the Notre Dame locker room. "Ladies," I exclaimed, "Drink this Bull Ball Beer and Beat the Baylor Bears!"
Redbud Cuvee Three
rated 4.0 11 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8
My 1700th tasted beer comes from Oklahoma City via a trade with Hannah. Cuvee Three is a dry-hopped Belgian-style ale in a 750 ml brown bomber. It's the foamiest beer I have ever seen! I poured the first chalice slowly and got a 90% foam. Even with the reduced volume, the bottle continued spewing foam like a slow volcano. After the dense white foam in the chalice settled, leaving no lace, I saw a hazy golden brew. The aroma is the best quality of this outstanding beer. The citrus is sharp, the hops are grassy, the yeast is earthy, and the alcohol is faint. I like the taste and mouthfeel, quite champagne-like--fruity, effervescent, and brutally dry. Cheers to the great beers of Oklahoma!
Heavy Seas Black Cannon
rated 3.1 11 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6
The style name may be an oxymoron, but this beer is based on Loose Cannon IPA, only darker (much). Black, hint of ruby, with greyish-brown head and good lace and foam. Aroma is floral and fruity with hints of something solvent-like. Medium body and viscosity. Aftertaste is drying. Interesting, but I like either IPAs or Stouts better than an IPA and Stout mix. Not sure I'm a fan of the blend.
Batemans XXXB Bitter
rated 2.8 11 years ago
Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6
Triple XB is a Gold Medal winner at the International Beer Awards. Brown 16.9 oz bottle with a unique banded neck. Pours red-tinged copper, very still with a scant head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace. Aroma is mild hops and biscuity malts. Flavor is peppery hops, subtle fruit, and plenty of malt. Full-bodied mouthfeel. Nice, I like it, I am not wild about it but I would not turn it down.