Hawaiian Coconut Porter – Brewsters Brewing Company


From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “Hawaiian Coconut Porter”.  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of coconut, chocolate,  roasted malts with a semi sweet finish.  The flavour is of chocolate, coconut, roasted malts, earth and a very mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 32.  This is an enjoyable porter with just enough going on to be a great choice for a standard fridge 6 pack.

Commercial Description:  Like a trip to the Islands! We take a classic British porter and infuse it with fresh coconut.

 

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Blue Monk Bourbon Barley Wine 2016 – Brewsters Brewing Company


From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “Blue Monk Bourbon Barley Wine” a bottle from the 2016 vintage.  The beer pours a deep copper colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of bourbon, oak, toffee, caramel, booze, candied sugar and dark fruits.  The flavour is of bourbon, brown sugar, toffee, treacle, dark fruit, earth, mild roast and alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 11.8% with an IBU of 60.  While I cant say that I have had a huge amount of Brewsters beers I feel comfortable saying this is the best beer that Brewsters makes.  If you find this beer buy more than one bottle for sure!

Commercial Description:  The 2016 edition of Blue Monk Barley Wine aged for 3 months in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels.  After a bit of research with the brewery I have found out that the barrels are a mix of Woodford Reserve and Heaven Hill Barrels.

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Blue Monk Barley Wine 2016 – Brewsters Brewing Company


From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “Blue Monk Barley Wine” a bottle from the 2016 vintage.  The beer pours a deep copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of dark fruits, caramel, candied sugar and sweetness.  The flavour is of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, candied sugar, earth, bitterness, resin and alcohol with a dry finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 10% with an IBU of 65.  I am a massive fan of Barley Wine beers and this one hits all the notes.  I would recommend this one to anyone.

Commercial Description:  The monk represents discipline, respect and morality but that doesn’t mean he can’t indulge in a holy brew now and then. Blue Monk Barley Wine is an English style strong ale characterized by an intense, fruity flavour with notes of bread and toffee. Malt varietals include 2-Row, Carastan, Special B and Munich. Hop Varietals include Chinook, Magnum and Cascade.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2015 – Brewsters Brewing Company


From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout” 2015 Vintage something I have been sitting on for a while.  The beer poured an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of molasses, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, brown sugar and sweetness.  The flavour is of molasses, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, oak, earth and even hints of milk with alcohol in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 11.9%.  This beer was phenomenal and I hope to try it again some time soon!

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Mad Hops Double IPA – Brewsters Brewing Company


From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “Mad Hops Double IPA” the 5th release from the Brewers Bomber series.  The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma is very fruity with grapefruit and lemon, caramel, pine and floral hops.  The flavour is of tones of fruit including grapefruit, lemon and some tropical fruits, earth, resin, bitterness and some good caramel to balance it out.  There is surprisingly little alcohol flavour in this beer.  The alcohol content comes in at 8% with an IBU of 80.  While not the most exciting Double IPA that I have had this was a well executed beer and I would not hesitate to pick up more next time I am in Alberta.

Commercial Description:  Hopheads, the search is over. This year’s version blends ten of the boldest hop varieties into a big malty ale to create on crazy good double IPA for hop enthusiasts. Pacific Jade, Sorachi Ace, Chinook, Centennial, Citra, Australian Galaxy, Mandarina Bavaria, New Zealand Motuko , Waimea and Simco hops come together in this bitter but balanced concoction.

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