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Mittenless

Pollyanna Brewing Company - St Charles

American Porter

6.6 by scot have another Mittenless by Pollyanna Brewing Company - St Charles

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 13 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours opaque with a finger of tan foam. Loosely packed foam recedes quicker than typical, assuming the vanilla. No lacing. Aroma of vanilla with some chocolate. Mildly sweet. Not robust. Taste is vanilla forward. Hints of chocolate with light caramel and toffee sweetness. The vanilla really is the leader. Light body, especially for a porter. Medium carbonation. I would have like to see more body...read more

Overall Rating: 6.6 by 1 dude have another Mittenless by Pollyanna Brewing Company - St Charles 0%

Mocha Warli

More Brewing Company

Oatmeal Stout

7.8 by scot have another Mocha Warli by More Brewing Company

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 12 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours opaque with a few fingers of tan foam that wants to hide rather than be proud of its beauty. Surprisingly no lacing. The nose is amazing. Roast, cocoa, and coffee prance all over the sense. Hints of sweetness are quickly beaten aback by the roastiness. Cocoa more prevalent than the coffee. Taste is initially a bit rough around the edges, almost abrasive. After the initial sip, the taste becomes...read more

Overall Rating: 7.8 by 1 dude have another Mocha Warli by More Brewing Company 100%

It Came Upon A Midnight Meme

Triptych Brewing

American Black/Cascadian Dark Ale

8.2 by scot have another It Came Upon A Midnight Meme by Triptych Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 11 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Date on can of 2021-11-15. Pours with a tan to dark tan foam that fills half the glass (typical of the style). Unbelievable retention. Froths up nicely on the top as it recedes. Thick, sticky lacing abounds. Aroma is full of pine, similar to cutting down a damn forest. Hints of chocolate are assisted by suggestions of roast. Coffee could be looming. As it warms the coffee pushes both the chocolate ...read more

Overall Rating: 8.2 by 1 dude have another It Came Upon A Midnight Meme by Triptych Brewing 100%

'Tis the Squeezin'

Metal Monkey Brewing

Berliner Weisse

7.1 by scot have another 'Tis the Squeezin' by Metal Monkey Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 10 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours with a bit of chill haze, at least that is what I am going to call it. Minimal snow white foam that recedes back almost as quickly as it is created. No lacing. The cranberry colors really come through, assuming the blood orange doesn't hurt. Color is a mix between pink and red. Aroma gives the typical berliner weiss type yeast scents. Tart yet sweet. Stating that I could pick up specific scent...read more

Overall Rating: 7.1 by 1 dude have another 'Tis the Squeezin' by Metal Monkey Brewing 100%

Figgy Pudding

Art History Brewing

Belgian Dubbel

5.6 by scot have another Figgy Pudding by Art History Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 9 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours clear but due to the darker color hard to see through it at the widest point of the snifter. Nice tan foam covers. Foam is quick to exit stage right leaving nary a trace behind. Aroma doesn't carry the typical Belgian yeast associated with a Dubbel. No hints of dark fruits. I get the muddiness that I would call light chocolate. Some malt. Taste is muddied like the aroma. Nothing really distinc...read more

Overall Rating: 5.6 by 1 dude have another Figgy Pudding by Art History Brewing 0%

Advent of Hay'z

Oswego Beer Company

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

8.6 by scot have another Advent of Hay'z by Oswego Beer Company

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 8 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours cloudy with a huge white foam. Stellar retention with huge amounts of sticky, ringed lacing from the onset. Love a lot of head, on a beer, and this one doesn't disappoint. Aroma is sweet, mango, and orange citrus. There is a dankness that develops as it warms. Taste is well balanced of mango, orange, and sweetness. There are minimal hints of bitterness in the finish but the orange pleasantly l...read more

Overall Rating: 8.6 by 1 dude have another Advent of Hay'z by Oswego Beer Company 100%

Jungle Boogie

Marz Community Brewing Co.

American Wheat Ale

5.4 by scot have another Jungle Boogie by Marz Community Brewing Co.

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 7 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours clear with a touch of haze. Off white, half-finger of foam covers. Average lacing with thick ringed lacing. Aroma of sweet fruitiness. Hints of tea around the edges. Tastes is sweet and fruity up front before being assaulted by the tea. That is a harsh takeover. A bitter, somewhat fruity, and tea lingering finish that doesn't leave a welcome mat in my mouth. Medium body with a big carbonation....read more

Overall Rating: 5.4 by 1 dude have another Jungle Boogie by Marz Community Brewing Co. 0%

Juleøl

Riverlands Brewing Company

Herb and Spice Beer

6.5 by scot have another Juleøl by Riverlands Brewing Company

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 6 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours clear but the width of the glass makes it opaque at the thickness. Beautiful, lightly frothy foam covers the beer. Great retention with sheeting lacing. Aroma of ginger and cinnamon with each waft alternating between the two. Cinnamon eventually takes the lead. Some sweetness. Taste is well balanced up front before the finish into the end that leads it astray. The cinnamon builds, overpowers, a...read more

Overall Rating: 6.5 by 1 dude have another Juleøl by Riverlands Brewing Company 0%

Certified Lager Boy

Solemn Oath Brewery

Munich Dunkel

7.9 by scot have another Certified Lager Boy by Solemn Oath Brewery

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 5 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours partially opaque due to the dark color, allowing to see through on the edges. An inch of more of beautiful tan foam. Great retention. No lacing. Aroma is malt forward. Dark fruits but lighter: raisin comes to mind. Toffee. Clean. Taste has the light raisin and toffee but mellow overall. Light end of medium body. Big carbonation. Looks beautiful in the glass and has a great malt forward arom...read more

Overall Rating: 7.9 by 1 dude have another Certified Lager Boy by Solemn Oath Brewery 100%

No F&cking; Lactose

Werk Force Brewing Company

American India Pale Ale

7.3 by scot have another No F&cking; Lactose by Werk Force Brewing Company

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 4 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours crystal clear with subdued white foam on top. Retention is nothing special but the wispy, yet thick lacing ensues. Aroma is strong grass backed by maltiness, light caramel, and rye spice. Taste has more forward maltiness. Rye peaks in the finish along with a pleasant bitterness. Light pine and grape. Light end of medium carbonation with medium carbonation. Dry finish with juicy edges. I like ...read more

Overall Rating: 7.3 by 1 dude have another No F&cking; Lactose by Werk Force Brewing Company 0%

Gingerbread Quad

D and G Brewing

Quadrupel

2.5 by scot have another Gingerbread Quad by D and G Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 3 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours clear from the can but the amount of liquid in the glass makes it opaque. Brown with mahogany highlights. Bit of light tan head quickly fade. Void of lacing. Aroma is sweet with tons of spice comingling, creating a mucky mess that is difficult to distinguish individual characteristics. Some dark fruits: maybe plum and cherry. No Belgian yeast. Taste: Ugh! What a mess. Just a mess. I don't wa...read more

Overall Rating: 2.5 by 1 dude have another Gingerbread Quad by D and G Brewing 0%

Hand of Doom (Vanilla)

Wake Brewing

American Stout

8.0 by scot have another Hand of Doom (Vanilla) by Wake Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 2 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours opaque as it is dark as night. Huge beautiful and bold mocha foam becomes rocky as it recedes. Great retention with thick, sporadic lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, cream, malt, with caramel, possibly toffee. Pleasant aroma without roastiness. Varying wafts remind me of a brewery on brew day of straight up malt. Taste doesn't bring the same vanilla flavor that is expected from the nose. Cre...read more

Overall Rating: 8.0 by 1 dude have another Hand of Doom (Vanilla) by Wake Brewing 100%

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