Archive for June, 2012

Southern Tier Mokah. (Imagine combining Godzilla and Bruce Lee!)

There, I said it and I’d say it again too. If you were smart enough to try the Southern Tier Choklat and the Jah-va singularly, (what do you mean you haven’t?! You march your hinder into that kitchen and crack one open this instant. MARCH!), then just imagine the marriage of these two unstoppable flavor juggernauts! If your taste buds had heads, they would surely explode at the mere anticipation of the impending beer-gasm and so should yours. Now that it’s plain to you that this beer is über full-flavored, you should likely avoid introducing your light-beer swilling brother-in-law to the world of craft beers with this selection or any of the “Black Water” series. They’re not for the faint of palate. You’ve been warned, so let’s move on.

In case you’re interested, here is the official Wikipedia entry for a brief definition of what an imperial stout is:

Imperial stout

Imperial stout, also known as “Russian imperial stout” or “imperial Russian stout,” is a strong dark beer or stout in the style that was brewed in the 18th century by Thrale’s brewery in London, England for export to the court of Catherine II of Russia.[8] In 1781 the brewery changed hands and the beer became known as Barclay Perkins Imperial Brown Stout. When the brewery was taken over by Courage the beer was renamed Courage Imperial Russian Stout.[9] It has a high alcohol content, usually over 9% abv.”

There, now you can speak beer with your chums of lesser sophistication and come out the hero. But don’t get too cocky or they won’t include you in the next round and we can’t have that. So, now that we’ve gotten today’s lesson out of the way, I invite you to try this little gem after a light dinner this weekend. Think of it as your coffee and dessert all together in one handy bottle.  Isn’t it nice to know that Southern Tier has taken the work out of the after-dinner experience? You can thank them by trying all of their fine offerings.