This past Monday I made my return to Monday’s Social Beer Night at Coffee District (who has a new website designed by yours truly) after missing a number of weeks being sick. So here I am with another Big Beers, Small Thoughts. Let’s just dive on in.
North Coast Old Rasputin XII – The twelfth anniversary of Old Rasputin is aged on bourbon barrels in this one. The nose and taste are dominated by the sweet bourbon. Hints of cherry come through with a little boozy flavor as well. I still find it a bit hot and think it will become incredible in a year or two.
Tampa Bay Brewing Iron Rat – Apparently there is a normal and imperial version of this beer. Both with the same name. That’s not confusing at all. Kevin who brought it wasn’t sure which it was. But it had a quite smokey nose and taste. I got a lactose smell from it as well.
Beer Here Malus Pater – This beer must have been sent from overseas because I see no way this label was approved in the states. It is by far one of the most out there designs I’ve ever seen. The beer inside was a pretty standard quad. Lots of dark fruit, Belgian candi sugar and yeast.
BrewDog IPA is Dead: Nelson Sauvin – One of the new single hop IPAs BrewDog is doing with one of my favorite hops. The nose is incredible. Very strong scent of the Nelson Sauvin hops. Fruity and a little piney. Reminds me of Funky Budda’s Don’t Try since they used Nelson Sauvin hops in that. But I become disappointed with the taste. Slight taste of the hops but the rest just seemed watery and bland.