Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Hi, Mike here. Oz and I have taken back the blog from those blasted good ol' boys. However, today we have a special brew so I decide to roll solo for a one time, one night only review:

Oh, Ohio and your pointless laws! Two of my least favorite Ohio laws are the limit to what percentage of alcohol beer can not be over (12%) and the illegalization of intoxicating ducks with alcohol. Why do you have ruin all the fun? I had to put my ducks in a row and lined up a beer trade with JoeyBeerBelly on Beeradvocate.com to trade for Dogfish Head World Wide Stout. Weighing in at 18% ABV, this brew is not for the novice and definately not for the faint of heart. A single 12 oz bottle retails for more than most craft six packs and around the same price as a 30 pack of Old Milwaukee. Being a dollar an once, this is liquid gold (only if gold meant an insane amount of barley.)

The brew pours a thick black solid color with a brown foamy head. Smells of alcohol, raisins and smoke let you know you are about to be taken for a ride. First sip reminds me of a strong rum & coke with chocolate swirled in. WWS is as full bodied as expected but nowhere near as syrupy or thick as I was anticipating. The imperial stout flows surprisingly smooth down the throat as it leaves alcohol on the tongue. As I continue operation 'Move Beer from Glass to Stomach,' the brew becomes more drinkable and more sweet.

This is nowhere near a session beer and I had to clear out a night in my schedule to fully appreciate something so high in alcohol. I would not reccomend this to pregnant women or everyday Guinness drinkers. There is so much barley and an incredible completity to the brew that I would not dare share a brew with someone who would not appreciate. Dogfish Head is known for their creativity in craft beer and maybe it's the alcohol talking, but this beer is fucking sweet.

Mike Scale: 8.3

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dag Gum Beer Re-View: Old Milwaukee Beer

Hey y'all. We done stolen our sisters virginity, this web site and a 30 pack of old milwaukee Beer. We got tired of them thar prissy beers and decides us to drink a real man beers. We got these here beer cuz it have red and white on the box. hAlf the American flag. Dya no what? Whuts better than cornholin yar old yeller behind the barn, some Capps pizza and old Milwaukee.

First wed like to note the smell. It smell like steel. the steel that my great granpappy used to build the best nation in the world. America. Drinks like mississippi. clearer than. sounds like a roarin Leonard Skinner concert. Great for beating your wife. You can drink a lot and it dont make you no fool. You can mov e real kwicke like. My favorite things about it is how it tastes. America. Glad no goddam japs aint ruined no American pastime. This be the old milwalkee. even our coondog otis loves it two. i tell you whut.

Its one of them beers where you drink one of them beers and then you drink another one of them beers before anutter you done drank all them beer and aint even know it. That good. like AMerica. just like my cousin bobby james said 'if it looks like your sister- fuck it. if it looks like your wife[ beat it. if it looks like old millwalkey- drink it.' i'm done bringin a case to my next Brick Stonewall & the United States of Awesome show. real merican values for real amercans.

on a ten chart. ten being papst blue ribbons- the best. zeros being genny cream ale.

Ozzy James Dio skales - Flat 6 LIKe my cuz
Mickeys Malt Fister slakes - like the age of my dream girl 7
Nicky Jo skales - 7 like the fingers i's gots

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

The Escondido, California based brewing company, Stone, has yet to let us down. They have produced some of our personal favorites, Russian Imperial Stout & Ruination IPA. So when we saw their new limited release, Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, we had to pick it up. Being sublimely self-righteous ourselves, it seemed fitting that we had to review this beer.

SSRA is an American strong ale weighing in at 8.7 ABV with 90 IBUs. First impressions can be decieving and this brew proves it. It pours an almost black color with a head similar to a chocolate stout and smells like other Stone brews, but tastes nothing like it's brothers and sisters.

This brew has more kick than its Belgian counterparts. However, the earthy tones remind us more of the dirty hippies in California compared to the Arnold Strongs. While this beer is above average, it does nothing for us like the 08.08.08 Epic Ale or even the Double Bastard. In our sublimely self righteous opinion, it does not smoke our taste buds and it's not the arrogant bastard we were looking for.

Oz Scale: 6.8
Mike Scale: 6.9

Monday, June 8, 2009