298/1572) Thirsty and Miserable: Life Sentence, a collaboration between Great Lakes Brewing and Amsterdam, both of Ontario: **1/2; a 10% triple IPA; tropical fruit nose; tropical fruit notes with an astringent resiny edge; Katie stopped by to ask my opinion - she is a fan of this one;
I found this later at the GLB retail Store.
299/1573) Thirsty and Miserable: 2013 Brewer's Reserve Winter Ale by Nickel Brook of Ontario: **; 8.5% spiced copper ale; sweet, gently spiced nose; wintery spices, honeyed flavours;
This one ran out in mid-pour but it was enough to form an opinion, about three-quarters of a pint. Just the same, Katie said she was calling it a two dollar glass.
300/1574) Thirsty and Miserable: Christmas Eve At A New York CIty Hotel Room by Eviltwin Brewing of Connecticut, U.S.A.: **1/2; 10% Imperial Stout; pours very dark; a slow sipper - it makes me wish it had been colder outside (the outdoor rink near my office opened only today): very warming; the nose features strong alcohol notes, chocolate and mocha are present throughout with bitter coffee; wonderfully complex;
This was a tin from the fridge. Her bottle and can selection befits a much larger joint and lately I have been reading both lists when I visit, not just the draught list.
301/1575) Thirsty and Miserable: Roasted Chestnut Brown Ale by Oast House of Ontario: **; 5.3%; chestnuts add a sweetness and you can detect their flavour in this beer along with milds spices and nuttiness; very uncommon;
This was another half pint as I had to scram but I must say Katie was in fine form tonight. I suspect her good mood was at least party due to no one ordering anything but beer. It pains me to report, however, that I did spot a television screen but it was not turned on and the truth is, I have no way of knowing if it actually works. There was a notice of some sort taped on it anyway.
I don't know if my favourite pub site takes requests but the combination of this blogger's droll and sophisticated wit and these surroundings would make for a review I would want to read at <https://torontopubs.wordpress.com/>. My wish would be that Katie is working that night in order to have the full-on experience recorded.
It bears repeating that it is cash only at Thirsty and Miserable.