Monday, 5 February 2018

January 14, 2018

17/2238) Home:  Hopped Improperly by Great Lakes Brewery of Ontario:  *1/2;  5%, 25 ibu an American dry-hopped pilsner;  "brewed with water, malted barley, hops, yeast, shame";  grassy nose;  as billed, a hoppy pilsner with an uncommonly dry finish;

The tin reads, "We hope you enjoy this pilsner.  If you don't, blame Griff"

18/2239) Home:  CBS by Founders Brewing Company of Michigan, U.S.A.:  **1/2;  11.7%;  an Imperial Stout brewed with dark chocolate, ground coffee, maple syrup and oats;  aged in "maple syrup - bourbon barrels";  it was quite a job to find this owing perhaps to a bit of hype/hysteria surrounding the release but my eldest son came through for me;  nose is a blend of sweet maple and coffee;  strong alcohol presence throughout;  sweet maple, bourbon;  chocolate arrives ahead of the finish;  that it does not entirely live up to the hype does not prevent this being awarded two and one half pint glasses; 

CBS stands for Canadian Breakfast Stout.

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