Decadent French Toast

I was excited to give this beer a try. I am not a huge fan of sweet breakfast foods, but french toast is one of the exceptions. My aunt used to work in a diner and she used to make me french toast all of time when I was a kid. She taught me that the secret to good french toast is a couple of drops of vanilla extract.

ABV: 8.6%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: The brewery is located in Mamaroneck, New York.

Random: I love french toast. It’s one of my favorite breakfast foods.

The beer poured with a quarter of finger of white head. It dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was clear and bright yellow. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose was very sweet. There was maple syrup with brown sugar and molasses. Cinnamon came through next with citrus. The taste was also incredibly sweet. It was filled with maple syrup that was almost overwhelming. Nutmeg and cinnamon came through next. It then went into grapefruit pith and green herbs, which was a weird juxtaposition to the maple syrup. It had some bready malt as well. The body was on the thicker side with lots of carbonation. The alcohol was apparent in this beer. The finish was lengthy and sticky with maple syrup. I picked this up for $5.75, which came to $.36 per ounce. The beer was definitely expensive, but that wasn’t my issue with it. It was gimmicky and the flavors just didn’t jive. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0

Decadent Pacific Punch

I didn’t drink a lot of beer when we were in Hawaii, I tended to drink more mixed drinks. One of the things that they tended to make mixed drinks with was POG juice, which is passionfruit and orange juice. They have it at breakfast too. It became one of my favorite things. Hopefully this beer reminds me of that.

ABV: 8.7%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: The brewery is located in Mamaroneck, New York.

Random: I have a lot River Horse glasses since we go to so many events there.

The beer poured with a one finger, thick, white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was very hazy with lots of floaties and moderate carbonation. The nose was incredibly fragrant. It had a lot of tropical fruit up front. I picked up pineapple first and then mango and guava. There were also notes of strawberries, pears and apples. There was lemon zest as well. The taste was filled with fresh tropical fruit. The same pineapple and mango came through. Guava and passionfruit came next. Peach and apricot were at the end of the sip. There was some mineral water and biscuit malt as well. The body was on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy and sticky finish with tropical fruit. A can of this was $6.99, which came to $.44 per ounce. I thought this beer was a bit expensive for what it was, which is the only reason I wouldn’t search it out.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Decadent Double Tropical Smoothie

When Val and I were in Hawaii, we went to the breakfast buffet at the hotel a few times. One of the things that I forgot about Hawaii was how amazingly fresh and tasty the tropical fruit was. Pineapple on the mainland doesn’t taste the same. Neither does a slice of pineapple in a pina colada. I was hoping that this beer would remind me of Hawaii.

ABV: 9.3%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: The brewery is located in Mamaroneck, New York.

Random: The brewery just so happens to be attached to my favorite beer store in New York.

The beer poured with a two finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was incredibly hazy and had a lot of floaties visible. There was a decent amount of carbonation visible. The nose was all tropical fruit. I picked up passionfruit, mango and pineapple. There was a touch of sweet malt at the end. The taste was intense tropical fruit, as to be expected from a beer with this name. The same mango, pineapple and passionfruit came through with some guava for good measure. Strawberry and orange zest came through next with a bit of booze. The body was on the thicker side with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy and fruity finish. A can of this was $5.75, which came to $.36 per ounce, which is definitely expensive. I liked this beer, but I dropped it down some marks for price and the overly apparent alcohol.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0