Sometimes you get tired of all the big stouts. Big alcohol that makes you groggy afterwards, sometimes too sweet, and containing too many adjuncts. That causes me to seek things out – especially after barrel-aged December – that have those stout characteristics without all the baggage. We’ve had brown ales and I’ve reviewed a baltic porter and a more traditional oatmeal stout. So why not get crazy and try Phase Three’s Pressed Tiramisu Imperial Porter?
Tagged: beer review
How do we get some of the beers for the show? I trade for them. Back when I started beer trading, it focused more on trying beers that did not get distributed to your area. Yes, it usually involved festival and/or brewery only barrel-aged beers, but they were attainable (basically) as long as you attended the festival. No F5-ing or being part of a beer membership. One of the nice regular things about trading happens when you expand the trade.
Temperance Brewing’s Might Meets Right series always seems to fly under the radar. Their first two entries in the series still remain unique to this day – one aged in High West Manhattan barrels and the other in Boulevardier barrels. The Boulevardier even won a bronze at the 2014 FoBAB (the first at the UIC Forum).
Black Pit of Hatred serves as Burnt City’s yearly imperial stout. As with most breweries nowadays, they’ve both barrel-aged it and threw in some adjuncts to vary things a bit.