A tale of 3 beers, well 4 actually

Following a shitty day involving not getting Grand Final tickets for the second week in a row, having some painful conversations with “stakeholders” who probably are not holding steak, I went to the gym. Having been to the gym I of course felt like a beer. As I’m having a beer I though a beer review or two would be in order, so in looking at the photo from right to left we have Mountain Goat Rare Breed Double Hightail, Little Creatures Single Batch Oatmeal stout, Brew Dog Tokyo, and my beer a coffee and Bourbon infused oak aged oatmeal stout. I wont say much about my beer other than I like it and that it was made by drunken additions to a keg of stout.

The Reviews
Mountain Goat Brewery Rare Breed Double Hightail
What they say? – What’s it like? It’s like Hightail but with more. More malt, more hops – more Hightail (7.2%alc).
What I say?- I like it but don’t love it, needs more hops to balance out the sweetness that comes with the extra malt they’ve thrown in the beer, that said very drinkable and a beer that will kick you in the arse. Not sure that its worth the $
Little Creatures Single Batch Oatmeal Stout
What they say ? – Little Creatures first ever stout that has toasty biscuit undertones that is smoothed out with the addition of oats, Hopped with Horizon , NZ Rakau and Willamette, 36 IBU’s 4.2% alc
What I say ? – nice beer, not awesome but would happily have another one or 10. Very surprised that they didn’t hop it with cascade. I would have. Grab some good bang/beer for buck.
Brew Dog Tokyo – intergalactic fantastic oak aged stout
What they say? – (bare with it, I love these guys and their beer, all the following is cut straight from their website) The irony of existentialism, the parody of being and the inherent contradictions of post-modernism, all so delicately conveyed by the blocky, pixelated arcade action have all been painstakingly recreated in this bottles contents.

This imperial stout is brewed with copious amounts of speciality malts, jasmine and cranberries. After fermentation we then dry-hop this killer stout with a bucketload of our favourite hops before carefully ageing the beer on French toasted oak chips.
It is all about moderation. Everything in moderation, including moderation itself. What logically follows is that you must, from time, have excess. This beer is for those times. 18.2% alc 90 IBU’s

What i say ? – I really like this beer. If you see it buy it. This is a big beer but not in the line of a Russian Imperial Stout, American or English. You really don’t even notice the 18.2% booze until it hits you and you take a look at the bottle to check. That’s what I did the first time i tasted it. The bigness of the beer is hidden in the malt and softened by the oak, it adds a kind of vanilla hit to the backbone of the beer as well as adding a backbone to the structure.
Go to the brew dog website check it out these guys are awesome and get this beer! This one unlike the other two is not a seasonal but you do need to find a pretty good bottle shop to get a hold of it. Worth the $ and the effort.

As for my beer I like it, but then some people like the smell of their own farts. I’m taking a day off on Friday to brew. Doing a Belgian Witt (that’s the yeast starter bubbling away below) but splitting the wort pre throwing in the coriander and zest. The half with out the spices will get a hit of US hops and an English yeast. 2 beers one brew day.
That’ll do for now. Sydney tomorrow and hopefully no annoying bastards. A good beer or two would be much preferred.
Peace out dudes.
Cheers D
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