Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew

750 mL bottle. The usual hoopla that is associated with DFH (relatively) limited releases that is beginning to leave me cold. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of DFH but the hysteria that has been building over a number of beers in the recent past is...

Imperial Russian Stout

750 mL bottle, #396 out of 400; 2009 vintage. Shared with BEERchitect on a visit to Lexington, KY. Standard, balck pour with a less than impressive mocha-like head (ABV obviously curtails this a little)) but still surprisingly poor given the fizzy nature of the beer....

Joshua Norton Imperial Stout

22 oz bomber from the October 2009 bottling, drunk in Feb 2010. Pour gives a standard black affair with medium head, retention and a little lace. Nose and tastes are quite restrained with all of the usual roast, light bitter and mild-chocolate notes but it is ALL very...

Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series)

22 oz bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. 2009 bottling from earlier this year. Been holding on to this for a few months, tonight was the night to crack it open. Into the Terrapin snifter in a number of pours. Simple stuff on the pour; black as night, mocha head,...

Boaks Monster Mash Imperial Stout

12 oz single as an extra as part of a recent trade. Pour is the requisite black ink body with some nice lace in a mocha, coffee color that is provoked by an aggressive pour. Opaque, even at the extremeties. Nose gives away plenty of really strong malts and a touch of...