Tag: High ABV

  • Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

    Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

    American Brown Ale, Texas Brown Ale or as Founders calls this beer ‘Imperial Brown Ale’ generally describes a malt forward beer, a pumped up version of an English Brown recipe with hops like Cascade aggressively added and the ABV often much higher than the British original. The Oxford Companion to Beer notes that American Browns […]

  • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

    “…as if his soul had been extinguished within his lungs at the very moment the sweet pumpkin gave up its incensed ghost.” ― Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree THE BEER As pumpkin beers go, we have covered quite a few. The style started as a simple use of a gourd as an adjunct for flavor […]

  • Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir

    Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir: Something Sweeter THE BEER Prairie makes a few barrel aged stouts. Last year we loved the Bomb!, their spicy coffee stout. They also have a very nice bourbon barrel aged oatmeal stout, Prairie Noir, that comes in 16.9 oz bottles. Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir on the other hand, comes […]

  • Best Coffee Beer: Part 4

    Best of Series: What is the Best Coffee Beer: Part 4? It seems each year more and more breweries decide to try their hand at pairing arabica beans with beer. Nearly always brewing a porter or stout, brewers blend the natural coffee/chocolate flavors of darker malts with bold roasts, often from their favorite local shops. The […]

  • Founders Backwoods Bastard: 2011 vs 2014

    Founders Backwoods Bastard: 2011 vs 2014

    Founders Backwoods Bastard, the bourbon barrel aged version of the Dirty Bastard scotch ale, with its 10.2% ABV and huge flavor profile, seemed like a decent candidate for cellaring. For this review, Dave and I compare a 2011 to the most recent release from 2014. Craft beer enthusiasts often look to mimic wine lovers habits. […]