November 2013 Beer of the Month Club
BEER OF THE MONTH CLUB
November 2013 – Stouts and Porters!
Complete 10 lists – try new beer and get your name immortalized on the wall!
Founders Breakfast Stout The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.
Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout The most decadent creation ever to be crafted in FCB’s brewhouse. Deep roasty flavors, rich chocolate nose, coffee undertones and impeccable balance are the result of imperializing an already flawless brew.
Highland Black Mocha Stout Highland’s most robust beer, having a very malty body with a large, roasted chocolate flavor. It is black in color with a very clean finish and a moderate hop flavor.
Victory Storm King With a huge, Pacific Northwest hop aroma & character upfront, Storm King subsides into massive, roast malt complexity. More flavor than mere words can adequately describe. Rich and substantial, it will warm your heart.
Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter Very dark, fairly full in body and packed with flavor. Intense, dry tangy character of roasted barley.
Old Engine Oil A superb, rich, full-bodied beer derived from a 1970s homebrewing recipe. Wickedly smooth chocolate dominates the flavor, which is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops.
Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout This is a full-bodied stout with plenty of roast flavor as well as hints of molasses and chocolate. Ridiculous amounts of black and caramel malts make this stout smooth, creamy, and utterly opaque.
Stillwater Existent Deep & dark though deceptively dry, braced by a firm yet smooth bitterness and accented with an earthy hop and mild roast aroma. This is an ale for you to define.
Podge Belgian Imperial Stout Pours a murky dark brown with a thin brown head. Smells fruity. Like ripe dark fruit. Smells quite boozy with some vanilla and sweet dark malt too. Also lightly spicy. Lots of dark fruit again, overpowering, with some dark chocolate and sweet roasty malt.
Well’s and Young’s Courage As Originally brewed in 1795 for Catherine the Great of Russia. Enjoy now or allow to mature in the cellar. Brewed to perfection only once a year, Courage Imperial Russian Stout enjoys a rich, espresso body with pear overtones and an intriguing fresh smokey, fruity finish.
Haandbryggeriet Norse Porter The old farm breweries of Norway made special beers – dark, hearty, earthy beers like this classic porter – for weddings christenings, funerals or any occasion at all. Haandbryggeriet makes living beer, not pasteurized nor filtered; but re-fermented in the bottle to create a natural carbonation.