Beer Tasting: The Kitchen Sink (1/27/2015)
January 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New beers. Aged beers. Meads. We’re throwing it all at you this time around; the only criteria is that we’ve never featured it at a tasting before. Only seeing six beers listed below instead of the usual seven? We’ve got a surprise for you. To reserve your spot, call us at 608-255-8500 – in the meantime, check these out.
Stillwater/Morada O Trabalho (Wild Ale, 5.5% abv)
Dark wild ale aged on Amburana wood. Vinous, with slight hints of cherrywood and other dark fruits. The wood also lends the finished beer a slightly dry, spicy note. One of the more unique beers produced by Stillwater, and that’s saying something.
De Dochter Charbon (Smoked Stout w/vanilla beans, 7% abv)
You might remember De Dochter Embrasse from our last tasting; it was the beer that scorched the tips off of your taste buds, it was so smoky. This one’s friendlier. Brewed with Madagascar and Reunion vanilla beans, it balances the sweet and smoky notes with rich plum flavors inherent to the style.
Kasteel Trignac XII (Barrel-Aged Strong Ale, 11% abv)
Kasteel Tripel aged in used cognac barrels. What more do you want from me?
Evil Twin/Amager From Amager with Love (12% abv)
Keeping pace with our Evil Twin tap encroachment, we’re bringing out this beast, essentially a batch of I Love You with my Stout aged on blueberries. Remarkably, it improves on the solid base beer, adding some much-needed sweetness to the bitter, ashy chocolate bomb.
New Glarus 20th Anniversary Abbey Ale (Belgian-style Quad, 10% abv)
We were digging around in our cellar last week and uncovered five bottles of this baby, which was getting better and better the last time we tried it six months ago. Rich, figgy, plummy, with huge caramel and toffee flavors. We’re excited. You should be too.
Celestial Mead Southern Heat (Wild Honey, 10% abv)
A golden honey wine brewed with raw tupelo honey from Florida. Extremely rich, recalling persimmon, vanilla, and poached pears.