Saturday, December 11, 2010

imperial stout tasting, part I

The benefit of hanging around homebrewers and beer connoisseurs is that sometimes people want to pool together some of their "gets" in the company of others. This is how I wound up at an imperial stout tasting with a group that consisted of half my friends, and half some local homebrewers and beer judges.

imperial stout tasting, 12.10.10

We wound up tasting 16 beers total last night; however, it looks like there is going to be a Part II next week. Despite the alcohol content, no one got messed up (there was tons of food available to snack on). We also went at a pretty easy pace (the entire tasting took about 3 hours).

Here's what we tried; faves are starred, but almost everything was really tasty:
There was a bit of palate fatigue for everyone near the end. Next time, I'll make sure to have something a little more cleansing than water and taquitos.

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