Stone Stochasticity Project Grainiac

Stone Stochasticity Project Grainiac is an 8.5 ABV Specialty Grain made with millet, buckwheat, barley, rye, wheat, oats and triticale and Columbus, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops.  The appearance is brown and the nose caramel with a sweet, grainy, oaky palate.  Mouthfeel is moderate and clean.  Overall it’s interesting but nothing out of this world, worth trying.

Maine Beer Company Peeper Ale

Maine Beer Company Peeper (AP)Ale is 5.5 ABV and uses Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial hops.  The appearance is  pale orange and the nose floral and zesty citrus hop.  The flavor follows, a nice mild balance of sweet malt and zesty, floral hop.  Mouthfeel is mild and moderate.  Anything Maine Beer Company will be outstanding and this is no exception, even if the variety isn’t super exciting.

Against the Grain Brewery The Brown Note

Against the Grain Brewery The Brown Note is a 5 ABV English Brown Ale.  Appearance is deep chestnut and the nose strongly nutty.  The palate is a nice blend of roasty malt, nuts, sweet caramel and earthy bitterness.  Mouthfeel is pretty moderate.  It’s fine but it’s overshadowed by the bold name and can art, and if I remember correctly is super overpriced.

Stone Hop Revolver (Loral)

Stone Hop Revolver is a 7.7 ABV, 80 IBU AIPA, this incarnation features the Loral hop.  Appearance is bubbly orange amber and the nose earthy, floral hop.  The palate is a well executed sweet malt and hop balance, the Loral hop giving to an earthy, floral, oniony taste.  Mouthfeel is also moderate and a bit creamy.  It’s a well executed, single hop feature IPA.

Newcastle & The Caledonian Brewing Company Caley Amber Ale

Caley Amber Ale is a 6.5 ABV Amber / Red brewed by Newcastle and The Caledonian Brewing Company (Scotland).  Appearance is orange amber and the nose and palate biscuity malt, and Euro hop.  Mouthfeel, carbonation and texture are all moderate and bouncy enough.  It fairs better than a standard Newcastle but nothing here to get excited about.

Anchorage Brewing Anadromous

Anchorage Brewing Anadromous is an 8.5 ABV American Wild Ale brewed in Pinot Noir and whiskey barrels.  The appearance is black and the nose tart and woody.   The palate is complex and varied with sour brett, wood, dark and roasty cocoa coffee malts, and orchard fruit.  Mouthfeel is crisp and moderate.  There’s a lot going on here but it’s worth exploring.

To Øl Sur Blomst

To Øl Sur Blomst (Denmark) is a 6.3 ABV American Wild Ale.  Appearance is orange amber and the nose lactic acid and citrus.  The flavor is sour brett, fruity and floral, the elderberry is present but light enough.  Mouthfeel is light and crisp and easily drinkable.  It’s very interesting and different as a novelty but not something I’ll need again.

Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús

Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús, brewed at Companyia Cervesera del Montseny SLL, Catalunya, Spain is a 12 ABV ADIS and pours virtually black.  The nose and palate are all big, roasty chocolate and coffee malt with notes of dark fruit throughout.  Mouthfeel is creamy and textured but with a moderate mouthfeel.  Ideally I’d find another one of these to keep aging for years to come.  Just shy of exceptional, certainly outstanding.