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Notes on beers brewed by

Independence Brew Pub

Oatmeal Stout

Really enjoyed this brew. Standard dark pour with a nice looking, bubbly tan head. I allowed it to warm significantly before tucking in. Roasted flavors, but very, very light and therefore super-drinkable. The mouthfeel was thinner than expected, but surprisingly this did not detract from the experience. Rather than making it feel thin, it just added to the drinkability. Not huge aromas, but what there are are simple chocolate and butterscotch standards. Nice, slightly off-base version of the...

Imperial Stout

Delicious. A lighter version of the massive American versions of this beer for sure (the very phrase RIS conjours up thoughts of mind blowing excess), but of course the pay-off is that you get subtleties and grace that a massive smack you in the face American version lacks. Don't get me wrong, I love many of the American versions too, but many of them lack the craft of a beer like this. Jet black pour and a tan head that produces nice lacing. Smooth as silk on the way down, with mild and...