Hawaii did not have a bustling beer scene. I think we went to almost every possible brewery and beer destination on the two islands that we were on. The beers that I had were okay, but nothing mind-blowing.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Cask, named for the Poe short story The Cask of Amontillado, is a dark, smooth, malty, full-bodied & robust beer with toasty malt, toffee notes that one expects from a barrel aged beer (but it is not) and warms the insides from its 8% abv. Best when served in a snifter glass. Being a high alcohol and full flavored beer, The Cask ages well when stored in a cool dark place”
Random: This beer won Silver at a World Beer Championship.
This beer poured with a finger and a half of light brown head. It dissipated at a moderate pace, but only left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was super sweet and off-putting. It had booze, raisins and dates with a huge dose of brown sugar. The taste started off with a lot of booze that was very hot. It quickly went into sherry sweetness along with raisins, dates and some leather. Molasses were there as well. Malt came through as well with a touch of nuttiness. The body was thick with light carbonation. The finish was lengthy and sticky and had the molasses sweetness. I picked this up outside of DC, but I don’t recall what I paid for either. Either way, this beer was a miss for me.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0