Eleventh Fort Black India Pale Ale

Brewery: Eleventh Fort Brewing Co.
Country: Thailand
ABV: 8%
Style: American Black IPA
Other Notes: Brewed at Kingdom Breweries (Cambodia) Ltd under the supervision of Eleventh Fort Brewing, Samut Prakan

Brewer Description: (from bottle) An intense hop flavored Black IPA brewed with black malts, sea salt and Akha Ama coffee beans.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 21st January 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a two finger beige head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Light to moderate roast, coffee, piney hops, and lightly citrusy and floral.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aromas, light roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, piney hops, citrusy grapefruit and a touch floral.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A nice Black IPA with a good balance between the roastiness, piney hops and citrus.

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Evil Twin NYC Sey No More

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing NYC
Country: USA
ABV: 11.5%
Style: American Imperial Porter
Other Notes: Coffee blend: Màs Morenos from Sey Coffee, Brooklyn, NY

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial Porter brewed with coffee and vanilla and almonds added.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.95
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 1st February 2019. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a one finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, with a hint of nuts.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, very light roast, bakers chocolate, vanilla, coffee and only a hint of nuts.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Sweetness, chocolate and vanilla seem to dominate, and there was coffee, but I was hoping for more roastiness and nuts to balance the sweetness.

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 11.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout brewed with coffee and chili with hazelnut and vanilla extracts added

Brewer Description: (from can) Italy has a certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’ – fab food culture, highly decadent history of art and cool countryside. Some might argue the people are loud and flamboyant, they steal our women, the soccer players melodramatically flop on the pitch. Listen – that’s all part of the secret Italian ingredient – keep it cool, confident, arrogant and extravagant. Forza Italia.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, batch #001, but with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, hazelnut and vanilla.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, brown sugar, with a touch of hazelnuts and a hint of chili on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice chocolate and coffee aromas. Taste has a nice chili kick but perhaps slightly on the sweet side for me.

Evil Twin Even More Pecan Pie Jesus

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 12%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout brewed with molasses and pecan extract added

Brewer Description: (from can) A few times in the history of craft beer a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, molasses, pecan extract and obviously only made in limited amounts. People – this is the taste of rare!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.72
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 1 pint can, batch #001, but with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger brown head that had decent retention while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, caramel, toffee, chocolate, nutty, nougat, cocoa, light roast.
Taste: Moderately sweet, roast, butterscotch, toffee, caramel, vanilla, nutty, pecan, hint of dark fruits with a lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Perhaps on the verge of being too sweet for me with the butterscotch and dark fruit flavours. Pecan extract was used but the nuttiness was not as strong as I would have hoped for.

Lervig Nitro Latte

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 6%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Nitro Milk Stout with cocoa & coffee.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 19th February 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a very thin beige head that stuck around for a long time while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Roast, coffee, dark chocolate and brown sugar, but it was all a little light.
Taste: Weak flavours, watered down almost, but there’s roast, dark chocolate, coffee, light bitterness and a splash of milk.
Mouthfeel: Watered down, light to medium bodied, with soft carbonation.
Overall: While the roast, cocoa were quite nice, the coffee flavours was like watered down coffee and just didn’t work for me.

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