Day 13 – Nut Cracker & Coffee Porter

On the thirteenth day we opened a beer from Boulevard Brewing and Oskar Blues.

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My boyfriend’s beer is the Nut Cracker, a Winter Warmer Ale, from Boulevard Brewing Company out of Kansas City, Missouri.  When he took a sip and I asked him how it was, he said he’s sure I will absolutely love this one… I could sense the sarcasm in his voice, so I first smelled the beer.  This definitely tasted like an IPA… At 7.8% ABV, we increased that percentage a bit more by adding a beer barrel bourbon to it, to help tame the bitterness.  It helped some, but not a lot.  If you are an IPA fan, definitely pick one of these up.  If not, probably best to pass!

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My beer is the Hotbox Coffee Porter, brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery, LLC in Longmont, Colorado.  It was definitely better than the Nut Cracker beer!  It has a nice, smooth coffee flavor.  At 6.5% ABV, this is a very drinkable beer.  If you are a coffee porter fan, definitely grab one of these to try yourself.

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