Profile of RedHaze
Profile of RedHaze
From Bellevue, NE, United States
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Founders Bourbon Imperial Stout
rated 4.4 13 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9
From notes 17Aug09. On tap at Founders. Pours was extremely dark, nearly pitch black, with thin tan head that faded quickly to a thin film. Lacing was minimal, leaving some thin wisps behind. Smell; oak and bourbon hit me as it was set in front of me. I knew it would have a good bourbon presence but wow. Vanilla and some faint dark fruits come through once I get used to the bourbon. Taste; the bourbon is definitely a dominant feature to this beer, but it's not as overpowering as the aroma led me to believe. Bourbon, toffee, chocolate, vanilla and dates. Just layer after layer of flavors. I could drink this all night I think, and still pick out something new I think. I ordered this hoping the barrel aging would not destroy a great Imperial Stout, but this one surpassed my hopes. Mouthfeel/drinkability; mouthfeel is full bodied and luxuriously smooth, and the drinkability is deceptively good, as this disappeared all to quickly from my glass. I had a couple other barrel aged beers, including KBS earlier in the week while visiting, and I thought this was best of them all.
Heavyweight Old Salty
rated 3.8 15 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8
Bottled 2004. Purchased at Tri-State Liquors in Brunswick, MD. Pours a muddy/hazy brown with a thin tan head that fades quickly to a thin ring. The lacing is sparce, but sticks to the glass very nicely. Smell; lots or malty goodness. Brown sugar, caramel and molasses. Dark fruits are prevalent with rum soaked raisins, cherries and melons. Whatever hops this may have had, probably faded over the past three years as they are not really noticeable. Taste; the alcohol soaked fruits come out at first with cherries, raisins and dates. Caramel and molasses come out through the middle and the finish is a slightly burned toast and caramel with a little vanilla. I have to say that the finish o this one is really long, as the flavors seemed to just kept coming out long after each sip. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would have expected, more medium than full bodied, but the overall drinkability is pretty good.
Oskar Blues G'Knight
rated 4.5 15 years ago
Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9
Pours a deep amber with one and a helf finger head that settles slowly to a thick cap. The foam leaves behind a nice sheeting of lace. Smell; piney hop resins with grapefruit and oranges shining through as well. Some nice caramel malt sweetness is present, with a very nice floral aroma floating around the fringes. Taste; grapefruit and oranges dominate, but the pine is present right behind and there's some other tropical fruits mixed in. Very hoppy, but not crushingly so. The malts do just enough to balance out the hops a little with some caramel and brown sugar. It's a bit sweeter than I expected, but it seems to fit this beer very well. Mouthfeel is fully bodied and oh so smooth and creamy. This is one of the smoothest beers that I've had in a while, and that only increases the drinkability for me. I picked this up at total wine and more is Sterling, Va and I'm glad I finally had a chance to try it. I just hope that I'll have another chance to have this again.
Bluegrass Jeffersons Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
rated 4.2 15 years ago
Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8
From notes: Pours dark black, with just some hints of light seeping through the edges. The head reaches about one finger in height, and then fades very slowly to a solid cap that leaves behind a very solid lacing. Smell; you definitely can smell the bourbon, but it's not as overpowering to me as some others that I've had. Vanilla beans and coconut are present, as well as a little chocolate, and some molasses. Taste; as with the aroma the bourbon as the initially what you taste, but then the other flavors come through. Vanilla and chocolate, some dark fruits and molasses and just some hints of coffee. Mouthfeel was bodied and very creamy, with a nice smooth carbonation, and though some alcohol was detectable, I didn't think it detracted from the overall drinkability. This made for a very nice after dinner beer.
Victory Mad Kings Weisse
rated 4.2 15 years ago
Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8
On tap at Tuscadora Mill in Leesburg, VA. Pours a very hazy pale straw with a one finger head that takes a long time to fade to a nice cap. The lacing is thick and sticky, leaving a nice sheet behind. Smell; lots of cloves and wheat, with a little bit of bananas thrown in. There was a nice lemony citrus, as well as a touch of a peppery spiciness. Taste; very nice wheat flavor right away, and then fades into the cloves, bananas and lemons. The spiciness that was in the aroma is there, it just took until the beer warmed up to come out. This was also a a little sweet in the finish. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and very smooth, and the drinkability was really good, as I had no problem consuming a couple of these during dinner.