Lovely latest brews that I was able to try. They were delicious from my wonderful girlfriend. She is too good to me.
As of this post, the blog will be taking a change in direction. I have moved out the San Diego area and this blog will be more on anything I drink. However I will continue to focus on local beer and wine. Hopefully some people will still enjoy.
After a long time, some anticipation, and three good friends, I had the pleasure of drinking through the Stone vertical epic series. Except for that 2002. Great times. Great beer. And a headache the next day. I can think of no better way to end my stay in this wonderful county. It’s been a pleasure and I am ready for new things.
As for this blog. It will be less of San Diego and more just craft beer so watch out for new things.
I thought about trying to take tasting notes, however I just enjoyed drinking. Many notes on this series can be found around the web.
Stone Brewing Espresso Imperial Russian Stout - ABV 11%
This 2013 odd year release was rich with a small caramel colored head with a deep black body which had roasted and slightly burn coffee aroma. The body was very smooth and rich with a slightly burn and bitter after taste of coffee. Overall this was a good beer.
This wonderful and golden ale sported a small white head which had fruit and spice aromas. When sipping, it was a very smooth with mild dark fruit and spice notes which ended slightly bitter and finished quickly.
This small batch variation was quite a little surprise. Upon pouring into the glass, the body is dark and cloudy with no head what so ever. The aroma was nothing but rich dark fruit notes with some hint of alcohol. When finally tasting, the first and strongest thing that hits you is the tartness of cherries. Aside from that strong flavor, the rich body almost reminded me of a rich wine, it was very smooth and easy to drink.
This is supposed to be a very small batch brew that ends up slightly different each time it is brewed. So if you can find yourself one, try it out! I give it 3.5 of 5 stuffs.