Monthly Archives: November 2014

XBeeriment – #44 Whisky Barrel Edition Smoked Stout – 5.8 Smokestacks of Happiness

Let me get this straight, bourbon is made in new charred oak barrels (typically aged at least 6 years), after which, these barrels get shipped off and used to hold and age scotch for another 3 years, and then after that … Continue reading

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Evil Twin Brewing – Ashtray Heart Smoked Porter – 5.5 Smokestacks

Smells like a roasted porter, but not so much like a smoked porter. Ashtray, as unappetizing as it may sound is fairly accurate considering the malty, roasted, ashy taste. Sweetness also comes through and makes me smile a bit. And … Continue reading

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Ölvisholt Brugghús – LAVA Smoked Imperial Stout – 4 Smokestacks

I smell the stout, but struggle to find the smoked stout. Great looking bottle with the erupting volcano on it which is one of the three things that I know about Iceland. This beer has no real head rising up, … Continue reading

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Matten – La Schwortz Biere noire Stout – 3 Smokestacks (out of 7)

Whoa. Ashy. Darkness. Smells like smoke (2 out of 7 smokestacks in smokepower). Carbonated. Makes me burpy. Heavy carbonated. Big bubbles on the George Hamilton head = more burps. Notice the label got all wrinkly because it went on a long, … Continue reading

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Vintage Brewing Co. – The Grodz – Smoked Wheat Beer – 5 out of 7

Vintage Brewing Co. is a brew pub that has popped up on Madison’s radar for high quality since they first opened. They have a fairly dependable set of regular customers and an even more dependable beer menu when looking for … Continue reading

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Karben4 – Night Call: Smoked Porter (draft) – 3 Smokestacks out of 7

The brewer Karben4 does a pretty okay job in the brewers description. Phrases like “subtle smoke” point out that The Ministry is going to rate the smokepower taste a 1 out of 7 Smokestacks, and “creates new fans of dark … Continue reading

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