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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 10:08

Beer Pick of the Week

Pancho Imperial Stout

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 15:21

December 16, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

North Coast Old Rasputin Picmonkey

Old Rasputin


North Coast Brewing

Fort Bragg, California

Style: Imperial Stout

Alcohol: 9%

IBUs: 75

Serving Style: Kegs and 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Year around

Friday, 25 March 2016 09:41

March 25, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

The Abyss 2015 Picmonkey

The Abyss, 2015 Reserve


Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: Imperial stout

Alcohol: 12.2%

IBUs: 86

Serving style: 22-ounce bottle

Availability: Released every year in November or December. Brewery says it will age well if laid away for some time (We’ve not had that much discipline or foresight).

Saturday, 13 December 2014 08:20

December 12, 2014 Beer Pick of the Week

The Abyss 2014 Reserve Picmonkey

The Abyss 2014 Reserve


Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: Imperial Stout

Alcohol: 11.1%

IBUs: 70

Serving style: 22-ounce bottles

Availability: Seasonal beginning in November and found in much of the western U.S.


Appearance:  “Dark, very dark. Oatmeal head. Not a lot of lacing.”

Aroma:  “Sample had been refrigerated and took about 20-minutes at room temperature to open up. At that point it definitely began to smell like a Bourbon barrel.”

Taste:  “You'd never guess it was 70 IBUs. It's really nicely balanced. Molasses and vanilla (from the barrel) are apparent in the mid-palate, where you can taste more of the effects of the Bourbon barrel. A creamy mouth feel.”

Food Affinity:  “Difficult pairing. This powerful layer of scents and flavors would overwhelm most dishes. Maybe sipped with an after-dinner brownie or poured as an accompaniment to some dish incorporating a Mexican mole made with just a little chocolate?”

Steve Graham Picmonkey


Reviewed by Steve Graham, CSW

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