What a week. You have no idea how happy I am that the weekend is here. Add to that, my girlfriend is coming over to cook dinner for me. Like, seriously? Could life get any better right now? As I mentioned before, we were friends before we started dating, but I had no idea that she could cook…and cook well, at that. I think we’re planning on having a quiet night at home and watching the World Series. I think this will probably mean a multiple review night. But, anyways, this is a beer that I bought for the bottle (not even kidding). I thought the bottle looked cool and I bought it. I also haven’t had a strong ale in awhile and I tend to like Rogue’s brews, so hopefully this is an enjoyable brew. After the week I’ve had, I need it.
Style: American Strong Ale
Trivia: According to brewpublic.com, “This beer commemorates the Rogue Creamery’s 75th Anniversary (1935-2010) and will be paired at SAVOR with Rogue Farms Freedom Cheddar cheese, a cow’s milk cheddar cheese hand-mixed with Freedom hops from the Chatoe Rogue Micro Hopyard in Oregon’s Wigrich Appellation. Whole hop leaves are de-stemmed by hand, steeped in hot water, mixed into the curds and eventually pressed into blocks.”
Random: I think I’m going to try to go to SAVOR next year. What’s better than beer and food?
This brew poured with a one finger, slightly off white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a deep, dark brown with moderate visible carbonation. The nose had a decent amount going on. I got a bit of sweetness with some maple, nuttiness, also a bit of coffee and caramel. Booze wasn’t really noticeable on the nose. The taste was a bit of a let down. It had a lot of malt and nuttiness and not a lot of sweetness that I usually get with a strong ale. The finish was quick and nutty. I wouldn’t have this again, but at least I have a nice bottle.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0