Monday, December 26, 2011

Stout Hearted Men

Well so far the best part of the holiday has been the tapping of the Stout at Oblio's..... CENTRAL WATERS  Bourbon Barrel Stout.

this stuff is GREAT.... a review from a Madison Beer Review: 

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout

Appearance: deep dark brown with a thick, foamy beige head; the head falls away somewhat quickly leaving some alcohol, but no lacing, on the sides
Aroma: sweet and bourbonish with a dense aroma of chocolate and malt – almost of bitter chocolate, with a long, lingering brightness
Flavor: chocolates and bourbon with a long, lingering bitter dark chocolate finish
Body: deep and thick; like drinking chocolate out of bottle with a slight cordial flavor, without the cherry
Drinkability: perfect for an aperitif, a six pack would be nice to supplement and sustain throughout the winter
Summary: a great beer that is rapidly becoming the hallmark and calling card of Central Waters – a reputation maker and a business sustainer; a damn fine beer. 

  Well,,, I could not say it better. Also it runs close to %10 .... and it runs a nice $5.25 a pint ... so it is not a quick drink.... it is absolutely excellent with a aged Swiss...

I normally do not do beer reviews... but this stuff is so good... I have never 'saved' beer... but I plan on trying to buy a six pack of this and store it... word is it is even better after a year.

Oh, in other news... Christmas is over!!!! I have watched "It's A Wonderful Life" "Christmas Story" " Lampoon's Christmas" and my fav, " Bad Santa".  All went well... I got some socks and underwear... got gifted at the Moon coffee house and some music.  Black Keys new album.   There is NO SNOW.. and it feels like 40 outside... anywaays.... I felt burnt out.....
But I should be a stout hearted man by 5!

I can Handle It
Just say "Cheese" a new year approaches!


Ahab said...

A lovely beer review. I have nothing but respect for stout-hearted stout lovers.

Sherry Peyton said...

I do not thing a man could describe the woman of his dreams with more enthusiasm. LOL....drink on!

Lisa Golden said...

A beer to savor is a thing of beauty.

susan said...

Bad Santa is one of my all time favorites too and I'm sure he would have enjoyed that brew.

ps: Nice mouse.

Randal Graves said...

Dude, new socks are a fine gift (seriously). Damn holes are enough to drive a man to drink beer.

Murr Brewster said...

Guinness while I was living in London put me on the road to a lifetime of beer adoration, although there were a couple decades of crappy beer back in America that would have turned me off if I wasn't strictly taking it for medicinal purposes. I loved to write something in the head and see it still there at the bottom of the glass.

Anonymous said...

All you had to write was, "like drinking chocolate out of a bottle..."! I want some! With a fine swiss - oooh delightful. I hope, I hope I can find it here in the wasteland.

Bad Santa - the ending of that movie is far more moving and meaningful to me than any of the others.

okjimm said...

Ahab...good beer is like drinkable ART!!

Sherry...hmmm..a beer of your dreams is better than a woman of your nightmares :) you really love beer you never have to buy an anniversary present! I was little I had an uncle tell me that the holes in swiss cheese WERE made my mice...I wouldn't eat Swiss for years after.

Randal..socks is is beetter.

Murr... Guiness is great .. I am hearing Deschutes is pretty good...nice selection

SDS...I think the distribution is limited to Wisco... try to find Big Sky Brewing... hear they have nice beer...tried some

S.W. Anderson said...

". . . it is absolutely excellent with a aged Swiss..."

I assume you refer to cheese and not a miss. ;)

I'm not that much of a beer drinker, but that brew sounds interesting. Tis the season, so enjoy.

Randal, be careful what you say about sacred socks.

Life As I Know It Now said...

I'm glad your winter up there isn't turning out to be the typical unbearable crap it usually is. That calls for a drink I do believe! :)

PENolan said...

Happy New Beer!

Beach Bum said...

Just sobered up enough to realize its all over. Damn, I have no idea how the family and me got home from Florida.

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