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Beer Haul: November/December 2014

I eased off new beer buying for a while but then all of the cool bourbons came out and then I had to go to Belgium and then to Poland and then to Chicago and then Mikkeller put up an awesome Advent Calendar for 2014 and allocations from Bruery and Crooked Stave arrived and well, …

Scotch Reviews: 1990 Signatory Auchroisk 22 year

I like to pretend that I know what I’m talking about when it comes to distilled spirits but I don’t. I generally follow recommendations from friends or from store-staff and in this case, Binny’s has some selections of Scotch from Signatory and Masters of Malt and this was recommended as a nice low-peat high-age Cask …

Reviews: Baladin Terre Riserva Teo Musso 2010

I grabbed this bottle in Poland. it was pricey but way less than we’d pay in the states. These super oxidized Barleywines from Italy continue to blow me away. Unfortunately, this one was a dud.   3.2    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20 2010 Bottle, 50CL w/ a cork in a tin box. Picked this up in Lodz Poland at …

Beer Tastings: Pre-Thanksgiving w/ Chris

Before Chris and I drove to Chicago, we did a small beer tasting with 3 other people at his place. The Backyard Rye was great to have 1 year after bottling and I think it’s improved over what we had in November & January. Tart of Darkness with Cherries was another stand-out and the Gose …