Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mission Accomplished! - 2 Great Beers

When I started this show my goal was just to expand my horizons a little bit.  I was hoping to find a few good, quality beers to shake up my BMC existence (Although I didn't even know what BMC meant at that point).  Tonight I have stumbled upon two beers that are good enough to justify the whole journey.  If you haven't had these beers, then you should stop what you're doing and head to your local bottle shop for a purchase.

Paulaner Salvator Double Bock is a smooth, malty taste sensation.  If it didn't say it on the bottle, I would have no idea that it was nearly 8 percent alcohol by volume.  It just danced down the back of my throat like a harmless little elf.  Little did I know that the elf was carrying a shotgun.  The label looks a little old fashioned with a monk serving beer to someone in a wig.  Usually this would not appeal to me.  Now I realize that monks are awesome and they make great beer.  Go monks!  BBA Rating: 9

The other amazing beer is Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.  I was already in love with the Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout, which is what inspired my purchase.  I had heard so many great things about this beer.  How could it live up to the hype?  In this case, the hype is deserved!  Chocolatey, coffee, roasted, sweet malty flavor comes from a black-as-night glass.  It tasted great chilled and maintained that greatness as it warmed. I now feel obligated as a "professional" beer drinker to try every Samuel Smith's offering.  Tadcaster, England must have some great water or something because this stuff is ridiculously good.  I think I'm two for two with Samuel Smith's Old Brewery.  BBA Rating: 10

The fridge is now empty.  What a sad state of affairs.  Oh wait... that just means there's more room in their for a new mixed sixer from Kenny Road Market.  Let the beerventures continue.

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