Hey- now on tap! Barrel-Aged Ugandan Vanilla Bean Imperial Oatmeal Stout (Elijah Craig)! Rare, creamy Ugandan vanilla beans gettin’ all vanilla-y in a big, barrel-aged oatmeal stout backed by milk-chocolate and bourbon notes. High notes, low notes, big notes and blue notes. Savory and subtly seductive at 10% ABV.
1. Pipeworks Blood of the Unicorn
Piney and citrus hops come on strong with just a touch of caramel malt, even though the nose smells a bit sweeter. The grapefruit in the nose shows up as long, lingering pith bitterness at the close.
2. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Tastes of pumpkin, toasted malt, and a touch of hops, layered with “seasonal” spices that kick in later, but doesn’t (thankfully) knock you over the head. The body is smooth with a mildly, tingly carbonation and the closing note is graham cracker. Pretty tasty.
3. Wet Ticket Brewing- Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Generous portion of oats and all the chocolatey, coffee, cream flavors I was expecting. It was a bit carbonated and both simultaneously thin, in mouthfeel, and heavy, as its high abv became increasingly present as it sat.
First beer I had from Hoppin' Frog I have to be honest, I really hated. It was some Imperial IPA if I remember correctly. I don't remember the name of the brew but it was one of the few brews I contemplated pouring down the drain. I decided to give this brewery a second chance and wow I'm glad I did cuz this one is a winner. So delicious and well balanced...Hoppin' Frog, B.O.R.I.S the Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout