It was Thursday. It was a good day. Stopped at Bevmo after work only to head to the homies’ pad nearby. Picked up a few other beers in hopes that this day will be the first of many. The beers I had selected all looked pretty promising, but as I always say – only time will tell. Below are what I chose and how we (I + the homie Paul + the other homies… Ynabel, Sean, Wendy, & Hannah) felt about them, at first, and at present.
|First up was:
||Avery Pumpkin Porter|
bourbon barrel aged pumpkin Porter
color: dark brown w/ orange tint
t/s/f: deep whiskey flavor overshadowing a slight pumpkin and clean medium spice essence / sweet malty bourbon aroma, kind of like hoisin sauce / crisp heavy hitter
W.I.B.A …yes. It is a fall/winter beer. It will keep you warm during those cold nights. It will also keep your palate busy. Did I mention this bitch was a whopping 17.22% alc./vol.?
Knee Deep Brewing Tanilla
W.I.B.A …yes. Although I just had a few sips, this beer wasn’t exactly what I had expected. It was flavorful, but it didn’t pack the depth I was looking for. This beer is a definitely a good session beer for the average cold night hangout.
Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter
color: dark black
t/s/f: heavy roasted grain flavor with a nice lingering candied pecan after taste / slight licorice aroma / very light crisp feel (too crispy… maybe on nitro this would be nice)
W.I.B.A? Probably not, at least because it’s not what I expect a porter to be. This was an easy session beer without the depth I was looking for. Nothing too special besides the nice candied pecan essence.
Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper
bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout
color: dark deep black with brown tint
t/s/f: deep sweet subtle yet flavorful bourbon over the usual / strong refreshing malty bourbon aroma / smooth character
W.I.B.A? fuck yes. This is the type of beer I would bring to a family holiday party or a close homies pad on a cold night. We’d be drinking like kings. Awesome flavor and intensity.
Top Picks of the Sess…
- Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper
- Avery Pump[ky]n Porter
…in no particular order. Beer, like music, is momental.
It’s time is dependent on the drinker.