From Drammen, Norway’s Haandbryggeriet comes their “Sundland Kreosot” a smoked black IPA or Cascadian Dark Ale locally here. This brew pours a deep almost opaque black with a huge tan head. The aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate and lots of smoke. The flavour is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, hops bitterness and smoke. This bottle had an alcohol content of 7.7% which seems to have gone up from previous batches. I only enjoyed half of this beer really. I found the IPA side of it to be quite pleasing but I could not get past the smoke flavouring. Now I am not a fan of smoked beer so this is being swayed by that. If you like smoke in your beer you should pick this beer up!
Happy New Beer Club Year! Well its still winter and the weather is still dreary so what better time then to crack open a beer from the new beer club box! Out of the 9 beer in this box I have only tried three and they were all about a year ago so its all new. Like most beer boxes the beer is mostly from out of Country with two beer being from British Columbia.
Drum Roll Please!
Beer Included is as follows:
Epic Brewing – Armageddon IPA 500ml
Cerveza Cucapa – Runaway IPA 650ml
Brewdog – Hardcore IPA 330ml
HaandBryggeriet – Costa Rica 500ml
Tenaya Creek – Hop Ride IPA 650ml
Hoyne Brewing – Voltage Espresso Stout 650ml
The Porterhouse Brewing co – Oyster Stout 330ml
Deschutes – Chainbreaker White IPA 330ml
Howe Sound Brewing – Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale 1L
Reviews will come as I enjoy the Beer. Once again O’hare’s has outdone themselves! Thanks O’hare’s!!!