Day 19: Dark Matter Porter, Fantastic Voyage, Tequila

On December 19, 2019, it snowed almost all day, so the cats enjoyed trying to catch snowflakes when they decided to go outside.  Tonight, we get to both have a beer that the other has had already, which is fine because they are both good.


Out of the stout advent box is Dark Matter Porter, brewed by Logboat Brewing Company out of Columbia, MO.  This is 6.6% ABV and is a good porter.  I know I wasn’t a fan of it, but that’s only because I was expecting it to taste like a brownie, since it said ‘Roasted Coffee Brownie’ on the side.

Out of the standard advent box is the Fantastic Voyage, which is apparently part of the perennial artisan ales collection (like the one that was in the box last night).  This was one out of the stout advent box and when I took a sip of that one, I remember wishing I had that one… well, now I get to have it. 🙂   This is an imperial stout with coconut and at 11.5% ABV, it’s definitely a good sipper.  If I ever ran across this one in the store, I would pick up a pack of it.

For the shot of the night, we didn’t shelve the tequila this time.  The smell is not what I remember tequila being like, and is hard to describe.  All I could remember with telling Josh is to not smell it… took a sip, like we usually do with these shots.  As he finished his right away, I did the same… just get it over with!  We also did not have any limes to chase it… so we just used our beer of the night. 🙂  This is 40% ABV/80 proof.


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