Stout

Stout (15)

Lakewood Sin Mint Temptress

Saturday, 19 December 2015 21:44
Lakewood Sin Mint Temptress, Lakewood Brewing Company, Garland TX Style: Milk/Sweet Stout ABV: 9.10% 'Tis the season to be jolly and all that good holiday cheer. Christmas lights, eggnog, warming yourself by the fire and, of course, seasonal brews. And what better brew than Sin Mint Temptress? It just screams winter holidays. I don’t know why, but the aroma and…

A Roadmap... or Beermap if you will

Sunday, 03 May 2015 19:30
We at DocHopHead, hopefully, have been taking you down a journey of some of the tastiest hops and malts ever to cross the threshold of this great state. I for one transitioned from lighter fare, to Dopplebocks, to Belgian Dubbels and Quads, to Scotch Ales to Imperial Stouts and RISs, to Double IPAs and now onto the Sour Ales. There…

Prairie Bomb!

Monday, 20 April 2015 23:21
Prairie Bomb!, Prairie Artisan Ales, Tulsa OK Style: American Double / Imperial Stout ABV: 13.00% As the heavy hitting beers of Fall and Winter give way to warmer weather and paler brews, perhaps it’s not too late to review one more excellent stout. I chose Prairie Artisan BOMB! for my maiden beer review because (1) it has a lot of…

Barrel Aged Legion

Sunday, 22 February 2015 11:15
Barrel Aged Legion, Community Beer Company, Dallas TX Style: Russian Imperial Stout, aged in bourbon and whiskey barrels ABV: 11.60% I’ve had my fair share of barrel aged beers, most good and some bad. I think, for the most part, if you start with a good base beer, the barrel aging only adds to the flavor. Of course you have…

Legion

Saturday, 14 February 2015 13:44
Legion, Community Beer Company, Dallas TX Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 10.00% When I think Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) I don’t think “North Texas,” or at least I didn’t. The first thing that would come to my mind would be Oskar Blues Ten FIDY, North Coast Old Rasputin, Firestone Walker Parabola, etc. The brews in North Texas grew up as…

Lakewood The Temptress

Thursday, 15 January 2015 18:00
Lakewood The Temptress, Lakewood Brewing Company, Garland TX Style: Milk /Sweet Stout ABV: 9.10% Many a night have I given into the wooings of The Temptress. Okay, I’ll stop there with the metaphorical imagery lest we forget that this is, after all, a family friendly beer review. But the stout is aptly named. What really makes this beer so seductive…

The Good, The Bad & The Unidragon

Friday, 19 December 2014 18:00
The Good, The Bad & The Unidragon, Clown Shoes, Ipswich MA Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 14.00% It was a good and brisk evening when I got home from work the other night so I decided a winter warmer beer would be nice. I was trolling the bombers in the fridge trying to find a beer to drink that I…

Avery The Czar (2012)

Sunday, 30 November 2014 18:00
The Czar (2012), Avery Brewing Company, Boulder CO Style: Russian Imperial Stout (2 years aged) ABV: 11.10% It’s stout season. I like stouts. There are a ton of stouts on this blog. Blah, blah, blah. Tell you something you don’t know? Well, I hope up to this point I have. DocHopHead wants to tell you about all the good stuff…

Founders Breakfast Stout

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 18:00
Founders Breakfast Stout, Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids MI Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 8.30% This is my favorite time of the year. I love the fall and the winter. I love the holiday season. But it also so happens to be stout season! My favorite style.  This was originally intended to be one of the first articles written for DocHopHead. There…

Prairie Wine Barrel Noir

Saturday, 04 October 2014 19:00
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir, Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs OK Style: Imperial Stout aged in red wine barrels ABV: 11.00% Barrels. I’m amazed how often this topic has come up in conversation lately. I was recently having a drink with a friend at the Gingerman whose cousin works at Goose Island Brewery where they are trying every type of barrel aging…

The Big Texas Beer Fest 2014

Monday, 09 June 2014 19:00
Photography by Julio César Cedillo The Big Texas Beer Fest was the first beer fest I had attended. I always wanted to attend a festival but they never previously aligned with my schedule. Also beer lineups were never previously intriguing. I had ordered VIP tickets to this event months in advance at the suggestion of Julio Cedillo (fellow hophead and…

Quakertown Stout

Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:00
Quakertown Stout, Armadillo Ale Works, Denton, TX Style: American Double / Imperial Stout ABV: 9.20% Before I start this review I have to make a small confession. The concept of aging beer is as foreign to me as latin. Doc Hop Head gets on my case about this all the time, but I can't justify postponing something that I could…

Old Rasputin

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:00
Old Rasputin, North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, CA  Style: Russian Imperial Stout  ABV: 9.00% One of my favorite beer types, the stout, can trace its lineage as far back as 17th century London where the strongest or “stoutest” porters earned the nickname stouts. The same qualities that helped this particular brew outlast lighter beers in the days before refrigeration…

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

Thursday, 13 March 2014 19:00
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout 2013, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL  Style: American Double / Imperial Stout  ABV: 13.40%  Stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee added  I’ve been learning a lot about brewing companies lately. A good test of how far along the yellow brick road to beer nirvana you are can be measured, in part, by your…

Ten Fidy

Sunday, 02 March 2014 18:00
Ten Fidy, Oskar Blues, Lyons CO Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 10.50% I would like to say that my tastes have changed and evolved over time, but one of my current favorites is Ten Fidy by Oskar Blues out of Colorado. This is an excellent example of a Russian Imperial Stout, and arguably the finest example of this style available…