Frost Hammer Doppelbock: 6.0 – It’s an okay doppelbock, but it leaves you wanting more. Don’t misunderstand, we wish more companies would do beers like doppelbocks, schwarzbiers, and not IPA. That said this feels too ‘samey’ like there’s a blandness to it overall that sadly stops it from fantastic and settling for good enough.
Price Average: $8
Merica Ale: 7.0 – It’s a nice farmhouse style ale, and the overall taste and drinkability is well done here. The branding is a bit weird though. (like not sure if it’s commentary, pride, or something else)
Price Average: $15
Greetings folks, it looks like someone actually had the gall to send us something to review even after we laid out our terms. On the one hand it’s highly unlikely they were expecting or wanting a 6.5 level score as that’d be the death knell on most sites. As hopefully faithful readers of this site know though – that extra 1.5 from average was well fought and won.
Peche Mortel: 6.0 – It’s not a super coffee or super heavy stout despite the modifiers. It feels like they added a bit of heat via a chili, but overall a standard stout that’s easy to drink.
Price Average: $9
Succubus Ale: 7.0 – If you are asking did we choose this beer because of the scary pretty lady from an MtG card – the answer is half yes, the other being the wine barrel aging. The wine aging adds that tartness you want from a wild-yeast brett style ale without some of the aspects those often bring. You do wish it was a little bit sweeter like Allagash’s Interlude, but nonetheless a good beer.
Price Average: $16
So in prep for the new sister site PopTopMakerShop.com there were some upgrades which borked the theme. We’re on a default for now, but as this was meant to be changed next month (a detailed post was coming) rather than trying to fight it we’ll just have it as this for a short while.
It has been a lot longer than we thought since we reviewed a Bison Grass vodka. Bak’s was way so long ago back in 2011, a time before so many things went wrong. While that was creamy and mixed rather well, here we get less bison grass, and more – grass? Okay it’s not a perfect metaphor, but in short this has some earthy ‘ness’ to it, but that’s not really a good thing.