Allagash Fluxus 2010

750 mL Corked & Caged bottle. Quite a pop on opening, and an inky black pour. The beer is seriously black with a very small head and little retention. What head there is has a tan color. The nose offers a light but intense roast. Tastes are very much the same,...

Heaven & Hell

12 oz bottle with red wax on the neck. Brewed 23/11/09 and bottled on 08/01/10 – already 9 months old. Bottle # 1159. $8.99 from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. The beer pours as one would expect. Jet black body with a tan head that produces a little lace and some...

Terrapin Substance Abuse

Sampled at Leon’s Decatur for the “Terrapin Takeover” on 8/12/10. I went to this event specifically for this and Big Sloppy Monster, neither of which I had tried before. Rumor had it that this was a ’06 version but at the time there was no way...

Night Stalker

22 oz bottle purchased on a recent trip to NY. Pour is a very standard, jet black with a little ring of mocha lace that settles around the edges of beer, plus a thin film over most of the surface of the beer. Some decent alcohol legs on the side of the glass....

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

Another example of how strangely one can get to taste these beers that are highly sought after without even trying. I got to get a decent taste of this at a recent BA gathering in Charleston, but given the size of the pour and the amount of other beer being consumed I...