ReviewsBerserker Imperial Stout

On Saturday we were over at our friends Paul and Sandi’s house for a beer tasting extravaganza: they had a stockpile of high-alcohol, specialty beers and we sampled a good number of them. One of the highlights that Paul wanted to make sure I blogged about was a special bottle … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout

When Widmer sent me the two bottles of their new Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout, there was an additional detail that was a nice touch: a “note tag” that you could write your tasting notes on when you drink the first bottle, and then tie that tag to the second bottle … Continue reading

ReviewsDeschutes Brewery The Abyss (2011)

In one week, on the 15th, Deschutes Brewery is hosting their release parties at the Bend and Portland Pubs for the 2011 edition of their award-winning Imperial Stout, The Abyss. And last night they hosted a “sneak peak” of this year’s Abyss with one keg each at the Pubs. I … Continue reading

ReviewsW’11 KGB Russian Imperial Stout

Each year Widmer releases a new, (possibly) experimental beer in their “W” Brewmasters Release series, and this year’s edition was based on a wildly popular beer that (until now) was only available on tap at their Gasthaus Pub: KGB Russian Imperial Stout. I’d never had the KGB, but I’d been … Continue reading

BreweriesWidmer’s W’11 seasonal: KGB Russian Stout!

I posted the press release for this yesterday, but I’m excited for this year’s W’11 Brewmasters’ Release from Widmer: KGB Russian Imperial Stout! This is a beer I’ve heard about from afar, either being a Gasthaus tap-only treat or making appearances at Portland beer festivals that I’ve missed. By all … Continue reading

ReviewsFirestone Walker Parabola

I realized it had been awhile since I received the PR bottle of Parabola, Firestone Walker’s barrel-aged Imperial Stout (the first time bottled, no less), and while I knew I was behind on a review (at least, in my mind I was behind), I will admit that the thought of … Continue reading

ReviewsBig Beer Week: Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout is one of those styles you would never expect to see come from a can, yet Oskar Blues Brewing is doing just that with their Ten Fidy, a burly motor oil of a stout that’s 10.5% alcohol. Oskar Blues is of course most famous for being the first … Continue reading