Taking beer to pompous new heights, one review at a time.

So i cannot rightly have a beer blog, and not review the liquid I choose to drink. So I will start my reviews out posting a couple from my archives.


Brewery: Saint Arnold
Beer: Divine Reserve No. 5
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
ABV: 10%
Rating out of 5: 4.7
Reviewed on: 9-13-2007

Appearance: Opaque black with a brown head. The head is short lived and quickly falls to a thin ring that leaves lacing all the way down.

Smell: roasted/burnt coffee. Sweet chocolate. There’s also a slight floral hop note in the background.

Taste: Incredible from the first sip to the last. There is a roast/burnt dark chocolate flavor. The floral hop notes in the aroma again make an appearance in the finish. The hop presence is just enough to balance out the roasty dark malts.

Mouthfeel: Thick and velvety smooth

Drinkability: Where is the 10%ABV…No seriously where is it? This beer is highly drinkable. The alcohol is well masked.

Overall this is one hell of an imperial stout. Hands down the best Divine Reserve to date and the best Saint Arnold brew to date. I’m sure this beer will age nicely over the next couple of years or so. I say why bother aging it, when its drinking so wonderfully right now.


Brewery: Weihenstephaner
Beer: Korbinian
Style: Double Bock
ABV: 7.4%
Rating out of 5: 4.35
Reviewed on: 2-13-2008

Appearance – Deep Mahogany, almost opaque brown with ruby hues showing when held to the light. It has short tan head, which leaves adequate lacing down the glass.

Smell – Incredible. dark malts and dark fruit aromas abound. There is pronounced chocolate, with a bit of roasted malt. A slight bit of spice comes into play as well.

Taste – Just like the smell, incredible.The chocolate in the aroma is much more pronounced. Waves of Caramel, and chocolate dipped dark fruits coat the tongue in heavenly bliss. The finish is long lingering with an alcohol spiciness that is followed by a bit of sour breadiness.

Mouthfeel – Full-bodied with a velvety smooth mouthfeel

This is one massive malt bomb of a beer. Absolutely incredible. I loves me a malty and delicious doppelbock, and this is the best I have tasted. I can’t wait to get my hands on some more of this nectar of the gods.

Serving type: bottle

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~ by thebrewgeek on Saturday, August 2, 2008.

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