Craft Beer Review – Deschutes The Abyss (2014)

Deschutes The Abyss (2014) : Brewed in Bend, OR at a strength of 11.1% abv with 86 IBUs, this beer is made with black strap molasses, licorice, cherry bark and vanilla while being blended with carefully aged Abyss from oak bourbon barrels (6%), new Oregon oak barrels (11%) and pinot noir wine barrels (11%). Needless to say, this…

Craft Beer Review – MOA Imperial Stout

MOA Brewing Company – Imperial Stout: Continuing with more New Zealand craft beer which has gained some serious distribution into BC thankfully, I opened this 10.2% abv Imperial Stout which is aged in Oak Pinot Noir barrels, is hopped significantly (over 100 IBUs) and comes in a 375 mL bottle that is corked. As you can see…

Craft Beer Review – Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout : A limited release from this California brewer their coffee Stout comes in at a 9.2% alcohol level (lets face it, its Imperial Stout strength) with 29.5 IBU’s and was poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter like glass at home. Aroma and Appearance: It is coffee brown with a half inch of…

Great Divide – Yeti Imperial Stout

Great Divide – Yeti Imperial Stout:  Brewed in Denver, CO with a cool label and name this Imperial Stout comes in at an intimidating 9.5% alcohol level, 75 IBU’s and was poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter like glass at home. Aroma and Appearance: It has a very dark brown, almost black appearance…