Thursday, January 10, 2013

Winter Beers 2013

OK, my thirsty ones, we have entered the dark hole of beer. From now until about mid-spring, there's not much that excites me on the shelves or in the cooler. This year, I'd like to challenge us all to find some go-to winter warmers and bust up the beer sadness.

This is one from Breckenridge Brewery that I hadn't tried. I'm not sure how that happened since Breckenridge can do no wrong in my book. I was looking for something dark and smooth and that is just what I found. 

From the website: "It's a bold, smooth-bodied concoction that oozes dark-roasted coffee aromas and flavors of espresso and semi-sweet chocolate. We round out these heady pleasures with a dose of flaked oatmeal for a creamy body and a semi-dry finish. Unforgettable."

The bottle says Dark & Dreamy and I'd have to agree. A perfectly good stout if I do say so myself. Went down easy, no bitter after-taste despite its 36 IBU's (International Bitterness Units). If you are a stout-lover, you won't be disappointed.


  1. Saw a new Sam Adams sampler with some intriguing varieties. Not looking at the box so this is vague, but something about pecans. Carol was curious, so we will try it. There were some others. Blackout stout will be around a little bit and then gone. I will get more info...

  2. Leinenkugel's Russian Imperial Stout is around until some time in February. Really enjoyed the Innis & Gunn winter beer you got me. Smooth,dark and creamy.


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