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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Hoof Hearted South Of Eleven

93 BA score on Beer Advocate. 97 overall and 90 style scores on RateBeer.

Pass the crumpets old boy and slather them in the finest tangerine marmalade. Sticky weed Jeeves!

10.1% ABV, 98.5 IBU

Bought it at Savor Pint quite a while ago. Completely forgot I had it. Paid $12.99 for a 4 pack of 16 ounce cans.

Found it at the back of the fridge. Don't remember buying it at all. Don't know how old it is exactly. Do know it can't be older than mid August of 2015. Had it on draft at Savor Pint at that time. Probably bought it around that time.

Wonder what the name of the brewery refers to? Hmmm.....

Something PBR swillers are all too familiar with.

As we all know, PBR produces some nasty gas.

Something PBR swillers are used to hearing.

Yep, yep, yep.

PBR are commie pinkos anyway.

How about some more pics from the trip to St. Joseph Cemetery?

Joseph Carr was president of the NFL from 1921 to 1939. He was also president of the Columbus Senators from 1925 to 1931 and the American Basketball League from 1925 to 1928. Was elected to the Pro Football hall of fame in 1963.

Carr also managed the Columbus Panhandles from 1907 to 1922.

Yes, Columbus used to have a team in the NFL.

There is also a book available on the team. The Columbus Panhandles by Chris Willis.

Don Gentile was a World War 2 flying ace. Note that the Infant Jesus of Prague is on his marker.

DiPietro family marker.

A couple Woodmen of the World markers.

Here is another brewery that puts their beer into 16 ounce cans and into 4 packs? Why? Trying to appeal to the PBR tall boy marker?

Isn't it better to have a 6 pack of an IIPA beer spread out over a 6 pack? 10.1% ABV in a 16 ounce can. 1.616 ounces of alcohol in it. It would be a little over 1.2 ounces in a 12 ounce can.

Don't know how I feel about the graphics on the can. To me, it seems like a 5 year old was trying to draw Ozzy Osbourne. Maybe it was Ozzy. Draws just as good as he talks. Even worse, it could've been designed by a PBR fan. The Horror!!!

Poured into a 16 ounce glass. Decent amount of head. Some nice smallish lacing left on the glass. Aroma seems to lean to the orange side of citrus. Some malt. Little bit of pine. Bit of an alcohol presence. Taste has plenty of orange like citrus along with pine. Pine does seem to dominate the beer towards the end. Not that I'm complaining about that. After all, a beer with 98.5 IBU is bound to be just a tad bitter. It's getting up there in Resin IBU area. Alcohol does make it's presence known. Not one to drink a ton of in one sitting. Rated it 4.25 out of 5 on Untappd.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Duclaw For Pete's Sake Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

86 BA score on Beer Advocate. 82 overall and 28 style scores on RateBeer.

For Pete’s Sake! An Imperial version of Sweet Baby Jesus, a Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, raises the bar again with its silky, full body, big roasted malt flavor and aroma dominated by rich notes of peanut butter and chocolate, subtle fruit and coffee notes, and a strong, warming 9% ABV. For Pete’s Sake!: It ’s a whole new level of Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter!





Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter


Nugget, Galena

Pale, Cara Munich, Chocolate, Black, Flaked Oats

Recently picked up a single bottle from Savor Pint for $2.59.

There is only one thing people should think of with the name of this beer.

The Monkees. Why?

The song that used to end the TV show is titled For Pete's Sake.

Peter tork.

Micky Dolenz. He was on a TV show before the Monkees.

He was Corky on Circus Boy.

A book tie in for the show.

Michael Nesmith. His mother is known as inventing an office supply quite a few people have probably used in their life.

His mother invented Liquid Paper.

Davy Jones.

After the Monkees, Jones was on an episode of the Brady Bunch.

What was the name of the song that he sang on the episode?

The answer would be Girl.

Before the Monkees, Davy Jones was on an Ed Sullivan show. Performing as the Artful Dodger from Oliver!

The show he was on is best remembered for another reason.

On that show, a rather obscure group was on. Who ever heard of the Beatles? I don't think they took off. It's not like their songs are played on radio or anything. Hmmm.... Whatever became of them?

For Pete's Sake is the Imperial version of Sweet Baby Jesus. That one was a little too sweet for my liking. I couldn't drink too much of it in one sitting.

Do love Imperial stouts and basically any kind of Imperial beers. Wondered if For Pete's Sake would be just as sweet as Sweet Baby Jesus. Figured there would be a bigger alcohol presence. 9% compared to 6.2% for Sweet Baby Jesus. It also has a slightly higher IBU rating as well. 45 IBU compared to 33 IBU. 

Poured with a rather nice head. Aroma has quite a bit of chocolate to it. Some light peanut butter as well. Also there is plenty of alcohol in the nose. Taste starts off with plenty of chocolate. Finishes off with an odd tasting peanut butter like taste. Kind of odd. Alcohol is noticeable. Some nice roasted malts. Basically the Sweet Baby Jesus with more alcohol. As with that one, I could not drink a ton of For Pete's Sake in one sitting. Rated it 3.5 out of 5 on Untappd. That rating might be a tad generous. If I had a bigger sweet tooth, I think I would get more out the beer that what i'm getting. More for the sweets people.