Elysian Brewing Company Spilt Shot Espresso Milk Stout

Split Shot from Elysian Brewing Company is an espresso Milk Stout. It has Lactose and Stumptown Coffee. This beer form in Seattle, Washington. It is 6% ABV. You can probably see the entire top of the beer can is gone. A product called Dtafttop (http://www.draftTop.com) was sent to me. Drafttop is a cutting device that can turn any drink can into a drinking glass. It works by lining it up with the pull tab, then rotating it counterclockwise, allowing the Drafttop to lock the pull tab. Then you turn it clockwise as you press in on the sides of the Drafttop, which cuts into the can top. Then after about one and a half clockwise rotations, you have successfully removed the top of the can. This product is a neat little novelty item, is a conversation starter, and works well when you read the instructions. Split Shot pours a black color with a two-finger cream tan head. The aroma is sweet, with coffee notes, roasted, and some bitterness. The taste is sweet with roasted coffee. The scent of this beer is also creamy, sweet, and smooth. The mouthfeel is full but not heavy. It does coat the mouth. Then it has a nice sweet roasted finish with a smooth coffee aftertaste. There is a tiny bitter note in the aftertaste. This beer is a good coffee milk stout. I give Spilt Shot an A-. I like more of a roasted coffee flavor on these types of beer, and Split Shot had a nice average coffee roast flavor. It was good, but I’d like a little more. Overall it was good, and yes, I would recommend it. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Birdsong Brewing Co. Mexicali Stout

I have had this beer before. I just haven’t reviewed it. This beer, Birdsong Brewing Co. Mexicali Stout, 5.9% ABV from right here in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s made with habaneros (small HOT orange peppers), cacao nibs, and local Central Coffee. I like a spicy coffee stout, so I think this could be good. This stout pours a rich black color with a two-and-a-half head of beige creamy that is very slow to fade into beautiful lacing. The aroma is of roasted coffee, sweetness, and some nice spiciness. The flavor is spicy at first, then comes the roasted coffee, and then there is some sweetness. The mouthfeel is full. This beer finish with a spicy coffee roast flavor. Then it has an aftertaste of the vegetal habanero and the spicy heat of said pepper. This stout is a great beer. The coffee flavor works well with the habanero spice. I give Birdsong Brewing Co. Mexicali Stout an A+. I a good beer from a good brewery. This stout is not a beer that when finishing a pint, you can’t go for another. I could have two pints, maybe two and a half. I highly recommended Birdsong Brewing Co. Mexicali Stout. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. Ground Up Coffee Milk Stout.

This beer brewed in Charlotte, North Carolina Counter Culture Coffee from Durham North Carolina, Lenny Boy Brewing Co. Ground Up Coffee Milk Stout, 5.3% ABV. This stout pours a deep black color with a thin one finger beige head that quickly scatters. The aroma is roasted and malty with some slight sweet chocolate, toffee, and bits of caramel. Ground Up has a similar flavor as the aroma. There are roasted flavors with faint but sweet chocolate, caramel, and light toffee with a little bit of creaminess. Then this coffee Milk Stout finishes thin with a lingering aftertaste of what’s left of the initial flavors, and the mouthfeel is medium. All the flavors are not as strong feeling at best but not very bad. Overall, Lenny Boy Brewing Co. Ground Up Coffee Milk Stout is not the worst beer I’ve had when it comes to coffee Milk Stout, and I give it a C+. It needs to be bolder in flavor with a creamier texture and flavor, but it is only 5.3% ABV and could be higher to help the flavors. But like I said, this is not the worst I’ve had. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Dssolver Brewing Eat The Rich Bourbon Barrel coffee Stout


Dssolver Brewing Eat The Rich Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout, 5.5% ABV is a collaboration between Dssolver Brewing and Hoof Hearted Coffee and is a bourbon barrel fermented after being brewed with Cacao nibs, vanilla, sea salt, hazelnut, & bourbon barrel-aged Hoof Hearted Coffee Beans. Eat The Rich pours a thick black color with a two-finger foamy/rocky brown creamy slow head with roasted and toasted coffee sweet vanilla cacao aromas that entice you to take a lush sip allowing toasted roast notes of a nice vanilla/chocolate coffee sweetness with a big of bourbon notes hitting your taste buds with a little nutty notes makes its way into the flavor mix that comes to a nice bourbon coffee finish and continues into the aftertaste with some light vanilla sweet notes with a fully sticky mouthfeel. Dssolver Brewing Eat The Rich Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout does have a lot going on but it all comes together for a wonderful dark stout beer, getting an A. You can really taste all the individual flavor of this beer and that is not an easy task, I mean sometimes on flavor could overwhelm another flavor, but Dssolver Brewing Eat The Rich Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout really lets all the tasty flavors shine though and that makes it a beer that is worth trying! Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!      

Gizmo BrewWorks Coffee Stiletto Stout

I picked up Gizmo BrewWorks Coffee Stiletto Stout, 6.1% ABV and 31 IBU from the local Total Wine here. This is a coffee version of Gizmo BrewWorks Black Stiletto Stout but with a double shot of Ethiopian coffee from Benelux. The beans are slowly roasted and added directly to the beer. Coffee Stiletto Stout pours a semi-thick black color with a two finger beige head that fades into a one finger head with aromas of roasted coffee with nice notes of strong espresso. Coffee Stiletto Stout has a roasted coffee flavor with a malted espresso note towards the middle of the tongue that picks of faint smokey notes as it hits your throat with a nice espresso coffee finish and a roasted raw coffee bean aftertaste with a nice full mouthfeel. Now Gizmo BrewWorks Coffee Stiletto Stout isn’t what I would call the best, I’ve had better versions of Coffee Stouts, some that are creamier with a fuller coffee flavor, this had more of a milder coffee flavor which gets it a C+. I don’t find this bad, I would say Gizmo BrewWorks Coffee Stiletto Stout is more of a drinkable Coffee Stout but not what you really look for in this type of beer style. I would go back to this but not soon and not one I would one hundred percent recommend Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Throwback Thursday: Olde Saratoga Brewing Co. Death Wish Nightmare India Pale Ale

Originally posted on November 15th, 2016

I like coffee and I like beer, so naturally, I would like coffee beer, and yes that would be correct cause I do. Most coffee beers are dark beers like stouts, porters, or brown ales. But this beer from Olde Saratoga Brewing Co. in Saratoga Springs New York brews Death Wish Nightmare India Pale Ale, 6.8% ABV. Death Wish Nightmare uses Death Wish coffee. If you haven’t had Death Wish Coffee then you are really missing out, and Death Wish Coffee is from Round Lake, New York nearby. It is good strong coffee, the strong kind of stuff you grandpa would say it’ll be hair on chest boy! This is an IPA brewed with whole Death Wish coffee beans. Death Wish Nightmare pours a light copper color with a five-finger fluffy slightly off-white head that stays for days. The aroma is like your smelling strong rich coffee being brewed on the other side of the kitchen. There is a slight earthy note there are well with a bit of an ash-like scent. Taste is roasted coffee upfront with a little ashy flavor in the middle with a bitter citrus pine on the back. The mouthfeel is medium with a nice ashy coffee finish that has a good bitter IPA and bitter coffee aftertaste. This is one balanced beer between the malts of the IPA and the coffee flavors. I say that Olde Saratoga Brewing Co. Death Wish Nightmare India Pale Ale is an A. I have never had a Coffee IPA before, and most coffee beer that I’ve had have been dark stout or porter. This was really good. I recommend that you try this beer and Death Wish Coffee! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly

Catawba Brewing Co. Evening Joe Coffee Blonde Ale


Catawba Brewing Co. Evening Joe, 5.7% ABV a limited release is a blonde coffee ale. A morning beverage that you’ll want to have as your evening pint. Evening Joe pours a deep orange/copper color with a thin one finger white head that quickly falls back into itself with sweet aromas of vanilla coffee with a bit of a roasted scent that draws you into a sweet vanilla coffee taste with a nice roasted note on the back on the tongue with a sweet roasted finish and a roasted vanilla finish and a medium mouthfeel. This is a good beer that’s easier to drink than most coffee beers. This is a B+ beer. Catawba Brewing Co. Evening Joe is good but Wooden Robot Brewer Good Morning Vietnam is a better coffee blonde Ale, it’s even easier to drink. Catawba Brewing Co. Evening Joe would get to be too much flavor after two. I enjoyed it and so should you. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!     

Hi-Wire Brewing Strongman Coffee Milk Stout


Picked up Hi-Wire Brewing Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, 5.5% ABV from Good Bottle Co. a few weeks ago. Strongman Coffee Milk Stout is inspired by the head brewers cafe con leche-fueled travels in Key West and is brewed with local Asheville coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co. and is cold-extracted and added post fermentation. Strongman Coffee Milk Stout pours black with light brown edges and a two finger beige head that gives off nice roasted sweet coffee notes that give a flavor of roasted sweet coffee with some malted taste notes with a slight bitterness on the back of the mouth with a nice cafe con leche finish that is a little sweet with a nice roasted and faintly spiced aftertaste that lingers with a semi-full creamy mouthfeel. Strongman Coffee Milk Stout is a good sweet stout with all the right amounts of flavor without being too over the top. Hi-Wire Brewing Strongman Coffee Milk Stout is one that gets an A. It hits all the right spots on your taste buds. I recommend you try Hi-Wire Brewing Strongman Coffee Milk Stout. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!     

Legal Remedy Brewing Co. World Court Mocha Blonde Stout


This past Saturday I had a sample of Legal Remedy Brewing Co. in Rock Hill South Carolina World Court Mocha Blonde Stout, 6.6% ABV at my local Harris Teeter. I decided to take some home and give it a review. This stout is brewed coffee and white chocolate. World Court pours a hazed bright yellow like color with a one and a half finger white head the somewhat nice retention. The aroma is strong with white chocolate and some coffee notes, that then gives you not quite the same on the flavor. It’s less of the white chocolate sweetness and more coffee with a slight coffee roasted note with slight mocha qualities to it. World Court has chocolaty sweet finish with a hint of coffee and a sweet slight chocolate aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. The mouth feel is medium and over I thought this World Court Mocha Blonde Stout was interesting sound more than it tasted. It wasn’t bad. I give this beer a C+, Interesting thought. I think that after two or more you’d be over the flavor on this beer. I might have this again but not soon. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!