Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Review

johnnie walker black label review
What I drank: Johnnie Walker Black Label scotch.

Taste: 6/10

Price: $$

Alcohol Volume: 40%

The all important taste/price/potency satisfaction ranking: 7/10

Final thoughts:
Let me start by saying that I was not a scotch drinker prior to buying this bottle. It took me a couple of drinks to get used to it. I paired it with a Guinness on the side and that turned out to be a wonderful combo. On its own, it’s a bit watery and lacks

Have you ever had JW Black? Where would you rate it? Was I waaaaay off in my ratings? Tell me!

Cheers!
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout Review

old rasputin russian imperial stout

What I drank: Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Taste: 10/10

Price: $$

Alcohol Volume: 9.0%

The all important taste/price/potency satisfaction ranking: 10/10

Final thoughts:
This is one of my favorite beers. I have know this for a few years. Old Rasputin is smooth, sweet, delicious and packs a helluva punch. There is a reason why this beer gets so many accolades. If you have not tried it, you NEED to. This is similar to Obsidian Stout, only better.

Have you ever had Old Rasputin? Where would you rate it?

Cheers!
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Cooper Vineyards ~ Primitivo 2010

Final cooper

What I drank: a Primitivo from Cooper vineyards out of Amador, California. We visited the winery, but we tasted so many wines that I can’t remember what this wine is made from. There’s no information on the label either, so all you get is a name.

Taste: 8/10

Price: $$

Alcohol Volume: 15%

The all important taste/price/potency satisfaction ranking: 7/10

Final thoughts:
This was an excellent wine. It packs a little punch but it was very smooth. I could drink this wine every day. The price tag (pushing $30) is really what brought down the overall ranking. For a special occasion, or if you’re looking to impress a wine enthusiast, this is a great find.

Have you ever had this? Where would you rate it? Was I waaaaay off in my ratings? Tell me!

Cheers!
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Speakeasy Prohibition Ale Review

Speakeasy Prohibition Ale Review

What I drank: Speakeasy Prohibition Ale

Taste: 7/10

Price: $$

Alcohol Volume: 6.10%

The all important taste/price/potency satisfaction ranking: 7/10

Final thoughts:
This was a solid ale. Lots of flavor and not much bitterness, which is a great combination for an ale. Plus the bottle is cool, so there’s some brownie points earned there.

Have you ever had Speakeasy Prohibition Ale? Where would you rate it?

Cheers!
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Allagash Black Belgian Style Stout Review

allagash black belgian style stout

What I drank: Allagash Black Belgian Style Stout

Taste: 8/10

Price: $$

Alcohol Volume: 7.5%

The all important taste/price/potency satisfaction ranking: 9/10

Final thoughts:
This was a good one. I am a fan of stouts and this did not disappoint. It had a ton of flavor and was leaning a little toward the imperial stout territory. Very similar to Obsidian Stout.

Have you ever had Allagash Black Belgian Style Stout? Where would you rate it?

Cheers!
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Strubbel’s Flemish Red Ale Review

Strubbels Flemish Red Ale
What I drank: Strubbel’s Flemish Red Ale

Taste: 3/10

Price: $$

Alcohol Volume: 6.5%

The all important taste/price/potency satisfaction ranking: 1/10

Final thoughts:
This was honestly one of the most disappointing beers I have ever had. Red ales are some of my favorite beers. This one seemed to be trying way too hard. It was incredibly sour for a red and had a general funky taste. The only reason I choked down the whole bottle was because I didn’t want to waste the $4 I spent on it.

Have you ever had Strubbel’s Flemish Red Ale? Where would you rate it?

Cheers!
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Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery

obsidian stout from deschutes brewery
What I drank: Obsidian Stout, by Deschutes Brewery.

Taste: 10/10

Price: $$

Alcohol Volume: 6.4%

The all important taste/price/potency satisfaction ranking: 9/10

Final thoughts:
This is what a stout should taste like. It is ridiculously smooth, but very flavorful with amazing chocolate and coffee hints. This is easily one of the best beers I have ever had. I should disclaim that I am a huge fan of stouts. This one is up there with the best of them!

Have you ever had Obsidian Stout? What did you think of it? Let me know!

Cheers!
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Leffe Brune (Brown)

leffe brown
What I drank: Leffe Brune (Brown) “The authentic Belgian Abbey ale: Enjoy this delicious Leffe Brown with its sweet caramel yet bitter taste”.

Taste: 8/10

Price: $$$

Alcohol Volume: 6.5%

The all important taste/price/potency satisfaction ranking: 7/10

Final thoughts:
This was the best brown ale that I have ever had. It was slightly stronger than a typical brown, very tasty and didn’t have any bitterness. As you can see in the picture, it was slightly more carbonated than a “regular” brown is. I liked that extra fizz.

Have you ever had Leffe Brune (Brown) Ale? Where would you rate it? Was I waaaaay off in my ratings? Tell me!

Cheers!
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Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Review

fireball cinnamon whiskey
What I drank: Fireball cinnamon whiskey. This stuff is super popular right now, and I can see why.

Taste: 9/10

Price: $$

Alcohol Volume: 35%

The all important taste/price/potency satisfaction ranking: 9/10

Final thoughts:
If you’re not a fan of taking shots but the occasion is going to warrant it, I recommend this stuff. It goes down smooth. You definitely have to like cinnamon though. I’m not sure I would make a mixed drink with it, but drinking it straight is easy with the strong cinnamon flavor and sweetness. The first time I had this, it was at a bar that kept it chilled. That is a great way to taste this stuff.

Have you ever had Fireball? Where would you rate it? Was I waaaaay off in my ratings? Tell me!

Cheers!
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Wilco Tango Foxtrot Ale from Lagunitas

Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot

This is an amazing beer.


What I drank: Coming from Lagunitas: Wilco Tango Foxtrot. “A malty, robusty, jobless recovery ale.”

Taste: 9/10

Price: $ ($3.69 for a 22 ounce bottle from Costco)

Alcohol Volume: 7.85%

The all important taste/price/potency satisfaction ranking: 10/10

Final thoughts:
This is as close to a perfect beer as you’ll have. I have had a small handful of beers that maybe I enjoyed drinking more, but they were all significantly more expensive. At this price point, you simple will not find a better beer. This beer packs a nice punch, is smooth and has just the right amount of hops and malty flavor. Lagunitas is one of my favorite breweries and they impressed me yet again.

Have you ever had this? Where would you rate it? Was I waaaaay off in my ratings? Tell me!

Cheers!
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