Auld Bulgin’ Boysterous Bicep
Pours a very dark brown/black with a small creamy tan head that dissipates to a fine ring around the edge of the glass. Has a unique combination of aromas – Smokey chocolate, peppery, salty sea (it’s brewed with Mussels and Oysters). It has a strong smooth smokey roasted chocolaty flavour with a smooth sweetness with hints of seafood just coming through. You can feel the ABV sneak up towards the end of the beer!
I wouldn’t normally eat oysters and mussel’s but used in this brew it works well. A nice drop but only in moderation of course. Unique artwork on the bottles label for a unique beer – looks like a character from the cursed crew of the Black Pearl in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Style – Imperial Stout (Smoked Belgio Imperial Mussel and Oyster Stout)
Sourced from – The Vine Liquor Mart Cleveland
Brewery – Murray’s Brewing Co
Dogfish Head Brewery Indian Brown Ale
This beer comes from a unique US brewery in Delaware as one of their year round brews. One of my favourite US breweries even though this is only the second beer I’ve tried of theirs (with two more in the kegerator). It was their TV series Brew Masters for me that did it, which showed the extent that brewer Sam Calagione went to brew unique quality beers.
This Indian Brown Ale pours a very dark brown reddish almost black colour with a creamy head that reduces down to leave a foam ring around the glass edge. The roasted malts give a sweet chocolate caramel aroma and that continues on into the taste with hints of sweetness of brown sugar with fruity hops. A full bodied beer with a smooth mouthfeel.
A quality dark beer full of flavour.
Sourced from – Queensplaza Wine & Beer
Brewery – Dogfish Head Brewery