I’ve been cleaning out the beer storage a little bit at the time. Here are a couple of beers I tried during my vacation:
Anchor Steam Beer (Bottle) 4,8%
It poured a hazy amber liquid with a thick medium sized foam with some craters. It left just a little bit of lacing though.
It had a fresh smell of pine needles and citrus.
It had a medium body with some citrus but also a bit bland. It felt stingy in my mouth. IT feels like it’s lacking something. It got some bitterness but not in a hoppy kind of way, more like overboiled tea. An ok beer.
Traquair House Ale (Bottle) 7,2%
I’ve had this beer lying around for quite some time now and I think it might have been a bit to long. It looked great and smelled pretty good as well. But once I tried it I was really dissapointed. It tasted like watered down red wine. Since I have had this beer before I’m fairly certain something has gone wrong while storing it, since I remember it as a quite good beer. So I won’t rate it this time, instead hope to get a new bottle soon and re-rate it.
St Peters Cream Stout (Bottle) 6,5%
It poured a pitch black liquid with a big light brown foam that left some lacing. Looked very appealing.
It had a fairly strong smell where chocolate and coffey where the two dominant aromas. It also had a hint of nuts and something burned and toasty.
It was smooth and tasted of chocolate and coffey. It also had a hint of nuts and that burned sensation that I felt in the smell. It wasn’t overwhelming though and quite easily drinkable. Very enjoyable beer overall. But it didn’t stand out in any special way.
Black Boss Porter (Bottle) 7%
It poured a pitch black liquid with a big light brown foam. It had some really nice craters in it and when it receded it left quite allot of lacing.
It had a smell of chocolate.
It tasted of dark chocolate and coffey. It was smooth yet dry and didn’t feel very complex or balanced. Felt like it was lacking something.