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Carbon Brews x Heroes Hot Solo

Brewery: Carbon Brews x Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 9.3%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 51 IBUs. Malts – Pale, Oats, Wheat, Carafa st2, Carafa st3, Carared, Carabohemian and Chocolate. Hops – Ekg and Sabro. Yeast – Chico. Others – Lactose, Cacao, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Chipotle. Experience – Dark chocolate, cinnamon, chipotle

Brewer Description: (from can) BA Mexican hot chocolate stout.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 23rd July 2020. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, and a touch of spice, maybe its cinnamon.
Taste: Smoked milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, leather, and a light chili spice on the throat.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Much better than Cherrbacca (which was released on the same day) in my opinion. Imperial Stouts with a splash of chili spice usually works for me, and continues to do so here. More roast and less pastry, and I’d probably like it even more.

Carbon Brews x Heroes Cherrbacca

Brewery: Carbon Brews x Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 9.6%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 51 IBUs. Malts – Pale, Oats, Wheat, Carafa st2, Carafa st3, Carared, Carabohemian and Chocolate. Hops – Ekg and Sabro. Yeast – Chico. Others – Lactose, Cacao, Cherry and Vanilla. Experience – Cherry, dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate

Brewer Description: (from can) BA black forest cake stout.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 23rd July 2020. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a one finger tanned head that had good retention and left some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, chocolate, vanilla, artificial cherry, oak, and light cherry and rubber notes.
Taste: Light roast, chocolate cake, vanilla, light bourbon spice, with hints of dark fruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Not too sweet, so that’s a good thing, and there’s chocolate cake, but I’m not really getting black forest. I’m not fond of the cherry addition here and I think that it could have been a better Milk Stout or something, without the cherry.

Loterbol x 3 Fonteinen Tuverbol

Brewery: Brouwerij Loterbol x Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 9%
Style: Belgian Lambic (non-Lambic blends)
Other Notes: Ratebeer shows it as 90% Loterbol Blond and 10% 3 Fonteinen Lambic blend.

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Mengeling van Loterbol Blond en 3 Fonteinen Lambik. Spontaan hergist in de fles. Niet gefilterd.

(Translated from Dutch to Engilsh) Mix of Loterbol Blond and 3 Fonteinen Lambik. Spontaneously re-fermented in the bottle. Not filtered.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle (grey/silver cap), 2017 vintage, with a best before date of end of 2022. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention, but eventually settled to a thin cap, while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Funk, brett, light tartness, apple, grape, and maybe a splash of candi sugar and notes of citrus.
Taste: Lightly sour, citrus zest, apple, grape, Belgian yeast spiciness, and a bitter finish with some boozy notes.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The lambic doesn’t come through as much as I hoped, but then again, I read that it was only 10% blend. I think overall it was interesting, but not really my preference especially the somewhat stronger boozy notes than expected.

Mikkeller x Three Floyds Hvedegoop

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS x Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10.4%
Style: American Barleywine
Other Notes: Wheatwine

Brewer Description: (from Three Floyds website) A wheat wine brewed with our friends at Mikkeller.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 9th April 2020 (drank before that date, I’m just behind in my reviews). Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A hazy amber brown orange colour with a one finger beige head that had decent retention while leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet dark fruit, plum, prunes, fig, pineapple juice, caramel, honey, and a splash of lime.
Taste: Sweet and bitter, dark fruit, plum, prunes, fig, pineapple juice, caramel, honey, citrus rind, pine, herbal, oak, lime and a touch bready.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice enjoyable sipper with good balance between sweet and bitter.

Mikkeller x Three Floyds Risgoop

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS x Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10.4%
Style: American Barleywine
Other Notes: Rice Beer

Brewer Description: (from Three Floyds website) Behold! The fifth collaborative effort of Three Floyds and Mikkeller. This complex ale is just the beverage for canal boat trips in Copenhagen or the brutal Chicago winter. Brewed in Europe and in Chicago, you can look for both editions and the subtle differences in each. Cheers and thanks for supporting craft beer.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 1st April 2020 (drank before that date, I’m just behind in my reviews). Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A hazy amber orange colour with a one finger beige head that had decent retention while leaving only sparse mini spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malt, pineapple juice, orange candy, lime peel, caramel, pine, and dried citrus fruit.
Taste: Bitter, citrus rind, citrus peel, fruit tea, caramel, pine, dates, pineapple juice, and a lightly sweet and boozy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Not what I expected as it was more bitter that I expected. That’s not to say that it doesn’t work or anything, as despite the bitter and sweetness, it was still an enjoyable sipper.