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New Holland Dragon’s Milk

New Holland Dragons Milk

Very sweet smell, makes your nosebuds pucker- if that’s something that can actually happen. Can smell hints of the bourbon barrel. Taste initially is slightly harsh, but the mellowing effect of the barrel kicks in and smooths out out. Leaves a slight bourbon/malt aftertaste. Not too strong of bourbon, but if you can’t stand it you might want to avoid this one.

5 out of 5 stars.

Sam Adams Boston Lager

Sam Adams Boston Lager

Served in the special Sam Adams glass. Nice fresh, slightly sweet smell. Great full malt flavor with a nice hop bite on the back end of it. Fades out slowly and leaves you with a clean grainy hop taste.

The only way to go with Sam Adams is on tap. Out of a bottle doesn’t do it justice. But beware- a lot of the time on tap it can be too sweet and without that fresh hop bite. Or maybe this custom glass really rocks!

5 out of 5 stars.

Founders Backwoods Bastard

Founders Backwoods Bastard

Dark sweet aroma with bourbon hints, but not overpowering at all. Sweet, dark, slight bourbon taste, very well balanced. Finishes with that dark sweet taste lingering a bit before being replaced by a dark malt taste. Delicious, but you have to be in the right mood. Perfect for today’s overcast weather. Bottled on 10/12/13, I drank it on 11/17/13. I’ve read about people cellaring this and such, but I must say it’s delicious one month after bottling.

5 out of 5 stars.

New Belgium Ranger

New Belgium Ranger

Delicious sweet fresh hop aroma. Very broad, “wet” taste of hops. Fairly strong hop flavor, but not crisp, so fades out smoothly and quickly, leaving a nice mild fresh hop flavor. Very nice. Feels like you’re drinking it fresh from a brewery out in a field of fresh growing hops. Date on bottle suggests to consume by 16-Dec-2012, drank it on 2-Sep-2012.

5 out of 5 stars.

Arcadia Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter

Arcadia Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter

Awesome sweet taste that’s smooth and delicious.  Goes down nicely for such a strong beer.  The bourbon barrel gives it a nice aroma, but not too strong.  The red wax top had a cool look, but was horridly impractical- to the point of being dangerous.  Having to cut that thing off while sober is a challenge.  Having to do it with a beer our two in me, I’m surprised I didn’t walk away from it with a knife stuck in my hand.

5 out of 5 stars.