January was a great month for beer. I had a really rough time choosing the best of the best, but here they are:
Before this beer, I found black IPAs to be alright, but nothing outstanding. This beer is exactly what a black IPA should be.
Coffee, roasted malts, stouty goodness.
Lots of silky, bittersweet chocolate with hidden booze.
Chocolate and chili? Perfectly drinkable combination.
A solid Belgian.
And as a new feature for 2012, I’m going to also list the biggest disappointment beer of the month. For January this was Mikkeller Barrel Aged Chipotle Porter. The regular version I had was amazing and I had high hopes for the barrel aged version. Unfortunately, the barrel aging just overwhelmed the chilis.