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The Friday Beer
The Friday Beer - Waen Snowball

The Friday Beer – Waen Snowball

Waen Snowball Beer Review Style: Stout ABV: 7.0% Beer Advocate Score: Go rate it! Rate Beer Score: Go rate it! – – – – – Waen Snowball Tasting Notes Visual: Jet black with a biscuit brown head growing then shrinking rapidly. Nose: Roasted malts, vanilla and chocolate, with sweet coconut the predominant scent. Ripe fruit, mild creamy coffee and licorice notes. Taste: Roasted coffee with a top...
The Friday Beer - North Coast Old Rasputin

The Friday Beer – North Coast Old Rasputin

The Friday Beer – North Coast Old Rasputin   Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 9% Beer Advocate Score: 96/97 Rate Beer Score: Overall 100/Style 98 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Completely black, with red hues. Thick, tight, creamy khaki head. Nose: Dark chocolate, roast coffee, lightly toasted bread, fennel and raisins. Taste: Roasty, nearly smoked. Bitter dark chocolate. Espresso, with...
The Friday Beer - BrewFist Spaceman IPA

The Friday Beer – BrewFist Spaceman IPA

The Friday Beer BrewFist Spaceman IPA With the BrewFist edition of Four Brews ending yesterday, now is as good a time as any to look at one of the Italian craft brewery’s most popular beers. We sampled BrewFist Spaceman IPA on keg at Tiny Rebel’s Urban Tap House. Style: IPA ABV: 7% Beer Advocate Score: 84 Rate Beer...
The Friday Beer - Tiny Rebel Shut Up Neil!

The Friday Beer – Tiny Rebel Shut Up Neil!

The Friday Beer Tiny Rebel Shut Up Neil! This is probably one of the weirdest beer reviews I will ever do, and certainly the most egotistical. Shut Up Neil! is the first beer brewed by the staff at Tiny Rebel’s Urban Tap House – including me. The first of many brews planned with small groups...
The Friday Beer - Tiny Rebel Hadouken

The Friday Beer – Tiny Rebel Hadouken

The Friday Beer Tiny Rebel Hadouken Style: Imperial IPA ABV: 7.4& Beer Advocate Score: 87 Rate Beer Score: Overall 93/Style 89 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Crystal clear, golden colour. White head. Slow carbonation. Nose: Tropical fruits. Fruit Salad sweets. Lychee. Taste: Floral, piney hops. Grapefruit and black pepper. Growing, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel: Silky smooth. Slight dryness. Effervescent carbonation. – –...
The Friday Beer - Green Flash West Coast IPA

The Friday Beer – Green Flash West Coast IPA

The Friday Beer Green Flash West Coast IPA Style: American IPA ABV: 7.% Beer Advocate Score: 94/The Bros 100 Rate Beer Score: Overall 99/Style 100 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Clear golden amber. Thick head, short retention. Curtain of lacing. Nose: Piney, citrusy hop resins. Sticky, sweet doughnut. Rich, sticky hop oil. Taste: Sweet bread. Bitter throughout. Herbal before fresh...
The Friday Beer - Anchor Steam Beer

The Friday Beer – Anchor Steam Beer

The Friday Beer Anchor Steam Beer Style: California Common ABV: 4.9% Beer Advocate Score: 87/The Bros 95 Rate Beer Score: Overall 77/Style 97 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Cloudy amber. Rocky head. Strings of lacing. Nose: Sweet lager-like malt. Burst of white fruit – apples. Herbal, minty undertones. Taste: Fruity. Light toasty notes. Caramel and grain. Minty, earthy...