From Wren House Brewing in Phoenix Arizona comes their “Swirl Imperial Stout”. The beer pours a deep black colour with a big brown head. The aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla, sweetness maybe from lactose. The flavor is of chocolate, vanilla, some roasted malts, caramel, toffee, hint of coffee and a mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 13% but you would never guess it. This beer is definitely best after dinner to be enjoyed for desert. This is a great imperial stout with so much flavour.
Commercial Description: SWIRL is a brand new imperial stout from us; 13% with a suuuper thick body and jam packed with cocoa nibs, vanilla, and sugar cone. We think it tastes exactly like a swirl cone!
From Phillips Brewing in Victoria comes the “Phoenix Gold Lager”. The brew pours a lager yellow with a white head. The aroma of this beer is of very lightly roasted malts and maybe a bit of citrus and not much else. The flavor of the beer is quite malty but very lightly roasted wish some sweetness and with more hops than expected for a lager. The beer has an alcohol content of 5%. This is a pretty good lager but nothing special. Do not get me wrong it is still craft beer and much better than the swill they are selling to the masses out there!