Day 13: Black Bear, Black Chocolate Stout & Gold Coast Rum

On Friday, December 13th, 2019, we both ended up with Russian Imperial Stouts. Out of the stout advent box, is the Black Bear Russian Imperial Stour by Mikkeller, which is brewed by De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.  At 10.1% ABV, this definitely has a nice smell to it, as well as flavor.  For a Friday…

Day 11: Coffee Maple Stout, Amarillo-ish IPA & Rye Whisky

On December 11, 2019, it was sure a cold day here… 5 degrees definitely has a cold bite to it. Before we unwrapped our beer, we realized we both got tall cans.  When we unwrapped the tissue paper from them, we found that it’s not just the tall cans that was similar… they are both…

Day 10: Absence of Light, White Rascal, Vodka

On December 10, 2019, we opened a milk stout, a belgian-style white ale, and vodka. In the stout advent box, it is the milk stout.  The Absence of Light is a Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout brewed by 4Hands Brewing Company out of Missouri.  This is 7.1% ABV and definitely has a peanut butter smell…

Day 9: Victory at Sea, Trou Ble Some, Old Fashioned

On December 9, 2019 the beers of the night are an imperial porter, a wheat beer, and the shot is an Old Fashioned. In the stout advent box, the Victory at Sea, which is an Imperial Porter with coffee and vanilla is opened.  This is brewed by Ballast Point Brewing Company out of San Diego,…

Day 8: Imperial Biscotti Break, Celebration, Eggnog Liqueur

On December 8, 2019, we opened a beer from Evil Twin Brewing, Sierra Nevada, and an Eggnog shot. In the stout advent box, it was the Imperial Biscotti Break beer.  This one is really good… easy drinking and a good overall stout flavor.  It doesn’t have a wow factor, but definitely good.  It was in…

Day 7: Fantastic Voyage, Coffee Bender, Tequila

On December 7, 2019, we unwrapped the beer of the night.  A brown ale, imperial stout with coconut, and tequila was on the agenda for us tonight. Before enjoying our beer though, we went on a showshoe hike, which our kittens joined for the fun… Out of the stout advent box, the imperial stout with…

Day 6: Amber Ale, Late Night Karate Kicks, Stryker

Happy Friday!  Tonight’s beer for both of us is NOT going to include taking the shot out of the advent box… will explain why towards the end. Out of the stout advent box, it is an Amber Ale.  Definitely smells a bit hoppy, but the taste isn’t too bad.  This is an American Amber Ale…

Day 5: Nitro Milk Stout, Hoppy Farmhouse Ale, Vodka

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, before we ate dinner we learned which beer we would each have, as well as the shot of the night.  A coffee milk stout, another IPA and vodka. From the stout box is the Steep Drop!, which is a nitro coffee milk stout.  It is brewed with fair trade, small…

Day 1: Oatmeal Stout, Screenshot & Rum Horchata

On December 1, 2019, we opened the packaging of our first beer to see what we could look forward to after dinner.  Beforehand, I was asked what if I found the first is an IPA… my response was, ‘Well, it is what it is and I’ll just have to deal with it.’ This morning we…