Vermonster

Thanks go out to Brad007 for the chance to try this “monster”. Shared with a few of the usual suspects at The Brick Store on a Friday afternoon.
From the 22oz bottle into a small Wellington glass, the pour is very dark brown with a surprisingly good head for the ABV. Some lace and some nice legs as well.
Essentially, this beer boils down to being an extremely hoppy, high alcohol American BW which I suppose is good since that’s what it’s supposed to be! However, with it comes a pretty cloying mouthfeel and a whole bunch of sweetness as well. This reminds me very much of a West Coast DIPA, and it is difficult to distinguish much between it and a typical American hopped-up version of that style.
Pretty nice example form the style, but I’ve grown a little tired of the constant assault on the tastebuds from these kind of beers. For me, that seriously subtracts from the drinkability but still allows high scores in other areas. Sip it, share and you’ll be happy.

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12/15/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 10.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 2.5
Total: 3.65
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