Monster movie cleavage queen Elvira provides promo for full-bodied lager. Overtones of holiday seasoning (nutmeg-coriander) and red ale fruitiness (apple-pear-peach) provide zesty burst of sweetness to simmering cocoa malting. Bad publicity initiated by former sponsor, Coors, and the black-attired vampress’ exposed cleavage at the Great American Beerfest hurt sales and production ceased by ’98.
Dark amber glow befits dry-bodied English-styled ale. Bright apricot-tangerine tang, tannic grape esters, slim quince glint, and lemon meringue souring provide sufficient fruiting to ascending pumpernickel-rye thrust. Toasted wheat spine and slim roasted nuttiness hide herb-spiced fig-date lament.
Wafting grapefruit esters bleed into piney hopped frontage and secondary orange peel bittering. At terse citric finish, buttery grain-roasted malts linger.
Despite expectant dark-toned gruffness, light-bodied stout stays defiantly easygoing and stylistically abstruse, dodging chocolate-y expectancy and finishing a bit thin. Buttery popcorn initiation quickly wiped away by black coffee serenity and burnt hickory ravine, turning drier as sour grape esters and arid cherry tartness rip through roasted hop setting where maple-walnut-cocoa illusions find solace.
Dry-hopped grapefruit peel zing pertinently embitters zesty lemony orange sunning and wafting floral notes settling above woody bottom. Wintergreen freshness adds nice touch.
Strong mineral grain waft and sharp barley-hopped astringency stand out. Peculiar marshy sweetness invades foamy caramel creaminess at crystalline malt finish. Brewery defunct: 1999.
Sunny yellow haze suits tart lemony consistency. Frisky hop fizz tickles tongue and herbal mint-sage adjuncts soften citric-currant bitterness succinctly.
Cascading tan bubbles surface above re-fermented hop-moderated brown-bodied dry stout. Burnt coffee resilience sours caramelized black chocolate cake overlay, powdery cocoa bitterness, black cherry tartness, and creamy liqueur assertion, deepening cola-hazelnut-walnut scour as grain-roasted oatmeal thickness amplifies. Woody bottom awakens thick sherry grandeur for fine digestif feast.
Tiny black yeast dots earthen wood-smoked grains consuming straw-hued silky-laced 8%-alcohol medium body. Yellow grape nuance closer to sour white wine than blonde beer, but weird mint-sage-lemongrass herbage, grassy vegetal notion, and phenol clove spicing upset wavered tangerine-quince tang.
Thickly viscous cider-soured amber ale with fickle yeast clumps bidding candied butterscotch-toffee-ambrosia sweetness to herbal clove-spiced chicory-peppercorn stint. Maple-raisin confluence overrides phenol astringency and unresolved fruity frolic.
Unbeatable barleywine-styled eisbock injects boisterous 11% alcohol swoon into chewy molasses malting, creamy butterscotch sideswipe, orange-bruised stewed prune ripeness, dark rum whir and endless fruited compote adjuncts. A virtual godsend for hard-core drinkers, its hefty port-sherry influence, chocolate-covered cherry quip and hard-candied medicinal spell receive desirous Cognac warmth. There’s even a hint of Southern Comfort. Truly phenomenal.
Fluffy white head and clear yellow body oblige pungent salted grain flow. Straw wheat flirt, floral spice dusting, and sustained lemon peel bitterness receive cheap corn saturation bumping up against soft water texture.