Category Archives: 18th Street Brewery

18th Street Hunter

Brewery: 18th Street Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
Other Notes: Hops – Warrior and Cascade. This is the base beer for the Hunter Vertical Series.

Brewer Description: (from can) Cocoa nibs and lactose sugar create a rich chocolate flavor and a creamy texture. Vanilla, roast, and caramel sweetness are met with a bright hop bitterness.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.38
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 20th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger creamy brown head that had ok retention but no lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate and cocoa with hints of vanilla and nuttiness.
Taste: Similar to the aroma with roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and caramel with a light char. Also a nice light sweetness throughout.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Very nice Double Milk Stout with great flavours that wasn’t overly sweet.

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18th Street Devil’s Conclave

Brewery: 18th Street Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8.2%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Double milk stout brewed with lactose sugar and cocoa nibs, with cinnamon & sea salt added.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.27
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 14th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: It was black in colour with a one finger brown head that had pretty good retention but left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and coffee.
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee and cinnamon. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: I didn’t get much cinnamon in the aroma, but it came through nicely in the taste. I’m also not so sure about the sea salt as I just didn’t get that at all. Nevertheless, there was some nice roastiness that balanced the light sweetness and made it great and easy to drink.

18th Street Velvet Cashmere

Brewery: 18th Street Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 4.5%
Style: American Pale Ale

Brewer Description: Not much information I could find on this beer, but I assume Cashmere hops were used.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.84
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A one pint can, canned on 26th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet pineapple coupled with citrusy grapefruit rind, pine and a light floral character.
Taste: Light bitterness, citrus rind and peel, melon, mandarin, lemon/lime and pine. There’s some light sweetness and floral on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink.

18th Street Sour Note Berliner Weisse

Brewery: 18th Street Brewery (The Sour Note Brewing)
Country: USA
ABV: 3.5% or 4.3% (I’ve seen both, but nothing definitive, not even on their own website)
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Unfiltered, sediment may occur, do not recommend cellaring of this beer

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Berliner Weisse is a top-fermented, bottle conditioned wheat beer made with both traditional warm-fermenting yeasts and lactobacillus culture. Regional to Berlin, this sharp, tart, fruity and refreshing ale dates back to the Middle Ages and has been called ‘The Workers’ Sparkling Wine.’

Delicate, yet aggressive, sour beer is the culmination of great patience, immaculate attention to craft, & an immense amount of labor. Just as many find great beauty in the acerbic, tart, & earthy overtones of a great sour, we also find the same beauty in our hometown of Gary, Indiana.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.99
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 750ml bottle with no best by or bottled on date poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear golden yellow colour with an extremely thin white head that disappeared almost immediately with little lacing.
Aroma: Tart apple and lemon with a hint of grass and wheat.
Taste: Like the aroma, sour and tart lemon and apple with a hint of mango, grass and wheat.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Simple but extremely refreshing considering it’s 34 degrees outside. It’s printed on the bottle “we do not recommend cellaring of this beer”, and I did not intend to, but I estimate it’s maybe got a year on it, but in good conditions.

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18th Street Deal With The Devil

Brewery: 18th Street Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Unfiltered, sediment may occur

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Brewed as a salute to our brothers at Spiteful Brewing, Deal With The Devil is packed with Citra hops. It is a juicy pale ale that’s low in bitterness and huge in tropical flavors.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 22 fl oz bomber with no best by or bottled on date. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: It poured a hazy deep amber orange colour with a one finger cream coloured head with decent retention and nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Strong citrus notes with orange and grapefruit rind combined with lots of pine and caramel sweetness.
Taste: Orange, approaching candy orange, with a good amount of grapefruit zest, pine and caramel sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Just over medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: For some reason, I had it in my head that this was going to be like pseudoSue or Zombie Dust, but this was completely different and not in a bad way. Deal With The Devil was still a great pale ale with a good balance between citrus fruit and malt.

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