When something comes along that changes the paradigm of a culture or even a product class, like Deschutes Black Butte NA absolutely has done, the bar, the minimum requirement for quality moves in an almost visible way.
What comes out of this bottle is rich and palate-painting but where you would normally expect something like this to be impossibly sweet, it really is not. What it IS…is Perfect.
Nobody in America has yet equaled what Larry Sidor has now done twice (!). Crux Fermentation Project Tough Love [Banished] 2017 is as good as it gets in American Imperial Stout.
I’ll admit it: between some family demands and the election, (and the thousand cuts that age visits upon the bones) Continue reading
I can tell this twisted tale now, with a year’s remove, because A) it’s kinda funny, now, and B) Continue reading
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I bow to no man (or woman or any other sentient being in the universe who’s capable of operating a Continue reading
For this year’s review of Deschutes “The Abyss” Imperial Stout 2014, I was thinking, honestly, of just cut ‘n’ pasting Continue reading