My Wednesday night out would take me to Smith’s Billiards because they were pouring two brews I had to have! The first was Lukcy Basartd from Stone Brewing it’s a blend of their Arrogant Bastard and Double Arrogant Bastard and oak aged Arrogant Bastard. It was everything I thought it would be and more seeing I’m a big fan of the Arrogant Bastard. Next was Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout which I love Russian stout and this one was great and I was on the lookout for Otter Creek from Vermont they make an excellent one also. The crowd there was about average and Thai was great to me because the stout had got real foamy and he poured a second glass so I got almost two for the price of one!
Lukcy Basartd pours brown with good head and lots of sticky lacing. Nose of oak along with malt/earthy and pine aroma. Taste is mouth biting at the get go with an after oak and citrus flavor. Another Badassbeer! Served in 14oz goblet at 8.5% at Smith’s billiards for $6.00 on 1/16/13.
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Narwhal Russian Imperial Stout pours black with Hugh head of you let it and sliding lacing. Nose of rich dark malt and a slight earthy note. Taste is also rich with dark roast malt along with a small alcohol flavor to it like a fine brandy. Another Badassbeer! Served in 10 oz goblet 10.2% at Smith’s billiards for $4.00 on. 1/16/13.