The Prof Drinks...

My journey through delicious beer!

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  1. Another solid brew by TwoRoads.  This was Lil’ Heaven Session IPA.  It came in at 4.8% ABV.  There were flavors of grass and unripe citrus.  It was good.

     
     
  2. This was Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale.  This was interesting.  The raspberry was the dominant flavor.  There was a little bit of chocolate, but I didn’t notice a specific pretzel flavor.  It seemed to be a bit flat through the middle.  It was good, but not something that I’ll get again.

    This was Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale.  This was interesting.  The raspberry was the dominant flavor.  There was a little bit of chocolate, but I didn’t notice a specific pretzel flavor.  It seemed to be a bit flat through the middle.  It was good, but not something that I’ll get again.

     
     
  3. I’d been holding on to these Jack’s Abby Framinghammer Baltic Porter versions to do a tasting.  A friend was in town from DC so that seemed as good a time as any to share the beer love.

    Barrel-Aged Framinghammer was up first.  It came in at 10% ABV.  It was boozy but not overly so.  There was some brown sugar and light roasted coffee.  This was great!

    Coffee was second.  There was a more prevalent roasted coffee flavor.  This also made it more bitter in comparison to the Barrel-Aged.  There was some pine in the finish.  This was also great!

    Vanilla was third.  My boy Wally said the vanilla came across like the vanilla extract one uses in baking.  To me, it was a marshmallow taste.  There was a weird bitterness that did remind me of the bite when too much vanilla extract is added to a recipe.  It was good though, but I would go with one of the other two brews before buying Vanilla again.

     
     
  4. This was a treat my boy Duce brought back from Vermont.  It was Fiddlehead Hodad Chocolate Vanilla Toasted Coconut Porter.  It was 5.5% ABV.  The chocolate and vanilla were dominant from the first sip.  There was a roasted flavor, but the coconut was very light in the aftertaste.  It had a medium body and carbonation almost like a soda.  It was pretty good.

    This was a treat my boy Duce brought back from Vermont.  It was Fiddlehead Hodad Chocolate Vanilla Toasted Coconut Porter.  It was 5.5% ABV.  The chocolate and vanilla were dominant from the first sip.  There was a roasted flavor, but the coconut was very light in the aftertaste.  It had a medium body and carbonation almost like a soda.  It was pretty good.

     
     
  5. Grilling is more fun with a delicious brew!

    Grilling is more fun with a delicious brew!

     
     
  6. I went to Connecticut to DJ a wedding this summer.  Across from my hotel was a restaurant called GW Carson’s Burger Bar.  That’s where the bridal party went for the after-party.  So I went to have a brew or two with little expectations.  Imagine my surprise at the awesome selection of beer they had!

    The first brew was Stony Creek (203) IPA.  It was 6.15% ABV.  There were flavors of malt, pine, and tangerine.  It had a light bitterness.  It was a great beer!

    My second brew was Thimble Island American Ale.  It came in at 5% ABV.  There were flavors of caramel and grass.  In the background, there was a slight apple cider vinegar flavor.  As it warmed, that vinegar taste became more prevalent.  It wasn’t terrible, but I won’t look for this beer in the future.

    The third beer was Back East Porter.  It came in 6% ABV.  This was really good!  There was a light roasted flavor.  The body was almost creamy.  This was a good beer to end the night.

     
     
  7. I was in Connecticut to DJ a wedding, so I picked up some local brew to drink in the hotel after.  This was City Steam Naughty Nurse Amber Ale.  It came in at 5.2% ABV.  Malt was the first flavor that came through.  It had some floral and earthy flavors.  It was good.

     
     
  8. My boy Duce is the best!  He was in Vermont for vacation with his wife and made the trek to Hill Farmstead.  He brought me back a growler of Society and Solitude #4 DIPA.  It came in at 8% ABV.  After my first sip, my first thought was “juicy!”.  It was malty with a tropical fruit hop flavor.  There was a touch of grass as it warmed.  This was a glorious beer!

    My boy Duce is the best!  He was in Vermont for vacation with his wife and made the trek to Hill Farmstead.  He brought me back a growler of Society and Solitude #4 DIPA.  It came in at 8% ABV.  After my first sip, my first thought was “juicy!”.  It was malty with a tropical fruit hop flavor.  There was a touch of grass as it warmed.  This was a glorious beer!

     
     
  9. This was Evil Twin Justin Blåbær.  It was an ale brewed with blueberries. It came in at 4.5% ABV.  It was tart.  There was a light blueberry taste with some citrus in the background.  It was pretty good. 

    This was Evil Twin Justin Blåbær.  It was an ale brewed with blueberries. It came in at 4.5% ABV.  It was tart.  There was a light blueberry taste with some citrus in the background.  It was pretty good. 

     
     
  10. This was a Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot.  It was brewed with marionberries (yeah, I’ve never heard of them either) and honey.  It came in at 11.42% ABV.  It was sweet with a berry taste.  It was slightly dry.  It was pretty good.

    This was a Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot.  It was brewed with marionberries (yeah, I’ve never heard of them either) and honey.  It came in at 11.42% ABV.  It was sweet with a berry taste.  It was slightly dry.  It was pretty good.