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Beer list.

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A list of beers I've enjoyed over the years. Super particular to my personal tastes, which tend towards porters and stouts. Some cheap beers rank better than they ought to because they remind me of my early days.

Got any recommendations? Let me know!

Format: {Beer name}{Rating out of 10}-{description}(where I drank it/got it)

0-9

1554 Enlightened Black Ale 7 - Dark, flavorful
21st Amendment Back in Black 7
2nd Shift Brewing Cat Spit Stout 8 (St. Louis 2019)

A

Adnams Mosaic Pale Ale 5 (London pub tour 2018)
Alpine Brewing Company Duet IPA 3
Anchor Brewing Brewer's Pale Ale 5
Anchor Steam 9
Andersen Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout 8
Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout 8 - Bit too sweet
Alaskan Brewing Stout 8
Alaskan Smoked Porter 8
Allagash Black Porter 7
Amber Bock 7
Amstel Light 6
Amstel Oro Cerveza Tostada 7 - Tasty, toasty (Barcelona with Emili/Mireia)
Asahi Super Dry 7

B

Bad Guy Ale Rogue 5 - Somewhat sweet and dark-ish, but too sweet in the long run - cool graphic though (2020)
Barbar 6 - Bubbly, honey notes (IW brought from Brussels 2017)
Beck's 5
Bee Sting Honey Ale 7 - Medium spice, bit of honey aftertaste
Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Stout 8 (54th birthday at Bocce)
Bells Kalamazoo Stout 9
Bells Two Hearted
Black Toad Dark Ale 6
Blue Moon Belgian White 7 - Wheat ale, from DF, a bit sweet but nice Saturday afternoon ale
Bluepoint Toasted Lager 6 - Citrus, good
Boddington's 8
Bohemia 7
Boulevard Tank Seven Farmhouse
Breakspear Henley Ale - Thicker, dull muddled taste
Brooklyn Lager 5
Brown Hound Brown Ale 8 - Smooth (Freeport Maine)
Borg Brugghús Myrkvi Porter Nr. 13 9 (Drank on my 50th birthday in Reykjavik)
Budweiser 7
Bud Light 4

C

Camino Stout 9
Carlsberg 7
Carneros Brewing Double IPA 3
Castello La Decisa 6 (Florence, Italy 2018)
Celis Dubbel Ale - Christmas ale flavor
Cerveza Endémica Galápagos Coffee Stout (Galápagos)
Chimei Red 7 - Slightly too thin
Cigar City Brewing Maduro Brown Ale 9 - Surprisingly tasty
Coors 5
Corona 6
Crabby Joe's Lager 7 - Fun (Ponce Inlet, FL)
Curious Brew 5 - Fresh, fruity, crisp (London hotel during Oath 2018)
Cusqueña 6 - Peru
Cuvée des Trolls 5 - Bubbly! (IW brought from Brussels 2017)
Czech Brouczech Lager 4

D

Daytona Brewing Pale 7
Daytona Brewing Blonde 3 - Yuk
Deschutes Black Butte Porter 9
Deschutes Nitro Obsidian Stout 7
Devil's Canyon Full Bore from Belmont 9
Devil's Canyon Scotch Ale 9
Discretion Brewing Oh Black Lager 7 - A bit too thin and effervescent
Doom Bar 7 (London pub tour 2018)
Dos Equis 8
Dos Equis Amber 8
Drake's Brewing 1500 6
Drake's Brewing Black Robusto 10
Drake's Brewing Denogginizer 7
Drake's Brewing Drakonic Imperial Stout 9
Drake's Brewing Foraging Raccoon 7 - Tasty, tiny bit fruity, but good (2018)
Dru Bru Bomber Hop Session India Pale Ale 7 - Tasty, not too overbearing flavor
Duvel Belgisch Speciaalbier 6 (IW brought from Brussels 2017)

E

Einstök Ölgerð Icelandic Toasted Porter 9 (found at Big Trees Market 2022)
Elysian Brewing Dragonstooth Stout 9 (Woodman Lodge after Dirtfish with Max 2019)
Elysian Brewing Space Dust 6
Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist Pecan Pie 9

F

Firestone 805 Blonde Ale 3
Firestone Double-Barrel IPA 8
Firestone Double-Barrel Ale - Medium good body, caramel sub-taste
Florida Beer Co Mackeson XXX Stout 9 - Rich, thick
Founders All-Day IPA Session Ale 3
Flying Dog Porter
Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout 7
Foster's 7
Founders Brewing Centennial IPA 7
Founders Brewing Dirty Bastard 7
Founders Brewing Porter 9
Fullers Golden Pride 8 (London pub tour 2018)
Funky Buddha Last Snow 8 - Porter with coffee and coconut (Florida 2021)

G

Gallia Blonde Maltée 4 - Paris hotel 2018
Geartooth Ale Works Father Cog Imperial Stout 9 - Damn tasty
George Killian's Irish Red - Musky, flat
Gold Star
Gordon Biersch Stout 7
Gordon Biersch Marzen 6
Grolsch 6
Guiness Stout 10

H

Hacker Pschorr - Muncher Hell 7 (Munich Germany 2018)
Hatuey 7 - Cuba?
Heineken 8
Heretic Brewing Chocolate Hazelnut Porter 9 - Superb, smooth, 80% thick
High Water Brewing Campfire Stout 9
Honey Brown (JW Dundee) 8

I

Issaquah Brew House Chocolate Stout 6
Issaquah Brew House Porter 8

J

J J Wainwright's Evil Eye Honey Brown - Slightly honey, slightly brown

K

Kilimanjaro Premium Lager 8 - Nicely rich, fantastic after a day in the Serengeti
Kirin 7 - Just sort of there; slightly dusty
Kona Big Wave 6
Kona Koko Brown 8 - Tastes like coconut, but in a good way
Kona Longboard Island Lager 5

L

La Fin du Monde 5 - Clove-y banana-y (Bob)
Lagunitas IPA 7 - Hoppy!
Lagunitas Imperial Stout 9
Lagunitas Little Dumpling 6
Lake Placid Ubu Ale 8
Latitud Cero Antisana (San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador)
Leffe Blonde 4 (IW brought from Brussels 2017)
Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout 9 - Coffee milk touch (Disney 2018)
Left Hand Brewing Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Leinenkeugel

M

Maccabee - Medium-light color, minimum flavor
Magic Hat #9 5 - Apricot; Key West
Mahou 6
Mahou Barrica 8 - Oak-y/caramel-ly aftertaste, really interesting (from Emili)
Mahou Maestra Doble Lúpulo 6
Mahon Maestra Dunkel 6 (from Emili)
Major Limón 7 - Legit lemon not weird lemon, just slightly sweet, fresh (from Emili)
Maui Brewing Co. Big Swell IPA 4
Michelob
Michelob Light
Miller 3
Miller Genuine Draft 5
Mission Brewery Dark Seas Imperial Stout 8
Modelo Negra 9
Mondo Dishoom India Pale Ale (London 2018)
Moretti La Rossa Dark 7 - Sweet, dense

N

Newcastle Brown Ale - Medium caramel color, caramel spicy flavor

O

Oak Creek Brewing Amber Ale 6 (Sedona AZ)
Oranjeboom - Slight skunk at best
Oregon Honey Beer 8

P

Páramo Brauhaus Oatmeal Stout (Quito, Ecuador)
Pauliner Salvator Double Bock 7
Paulaner Ur-Dunkel Naturtrüb 7 - Dark but not super thick, chestnut-ty (Munich 2018)
Pecan Street - "Miller with flavor crystals"
Peroni 7
Peter's Brand - Barely musky
Pike Street Stout 8 - Rich, complex, thicker; slight caramel, peat tones?
Pipeline Porter 8
Polygamy Porter 8 - A ‘light' dark
Pub Beer 4 - A little spice but meh
Pyramid Pale Ale 8 - Good rich body; cedar?

R

Red Stripe
Red White and Blue 1
Reptilia Irish Red - Santa Cruz, Galápagos
Rogue Chocolate Stout 8
Rogue Wild Irish Rogue Ale 8
Roland's Red 8

S

Sabeco 333 Export (Thailand 2014)
Samuel Adams 8 - Buttery
Samuel Adams Golden Pilsner - Slight honey flavor; less buttery
Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale 6
Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout 9 (London pub tour 2018)
Samuel Smith Taddy Porter 8 (London pub tour 2018)
San Miguel Cerveza Negra 9
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing Dread Brown 7
Santana Stout (Quito, Ecuador)
Sapporo 6
Sapporo Draft 8
Seabright Brewery Loose Lucy Scotch Ale 8
Shiner Bock 9 - Caramel flavor; thick and dark; pretty tasty
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA 8 (Freeport ME)
Shock Top 3
Sierra Nevada Dankful IPA 6
Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet 7 - Not that hoppy, honestly
Sierra Nevada Narwal Porter 9
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 10
Sierra Nevada Porter 6
Simpler Times Lager 8
Snoqualmie Brewery Black Frog Stout 6
Snoqualmie Brewery Steam Train Porter 8
Snowshoe Big Arnold IIPA 7 ("Double II" PA, get it) (2022)
Snowshoe Brewery Snowhouse 5 - 2022
Spaten Optimator 10 - Dark, round, rich
Spaten Premium 3
Stella Artois 8
Stillwater Casita Cerveceria On Fleek Imperial Stout 8 (St. Louis 2019)
Stone W00t Stout 8

T

Tabu 8 - Bora Bora 25th anniversary
Tall Grass Brown Ale 6 (Omaha NE)
Tecate 4
Trouble Brewing Dark Arts Porter 4 (Dublin Ireland)

U

Uinta Wyld Simcoe Session Ale 7 - Fresh
Umunhum Brewing - Stout as a Service 8

V

Vatnajökull 8 - Iceland
Volcano Brewing Company (Costa Rica)

W

Warsteiner Oktoberfest 8
Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier Bavarian Style 8 (with McEwens 2021)
Witch's Rock Gato Malo 8
Windmere Brothers Brown Ale 8 - Honey aftertaste
Working Man Brewing Imperial Red 8

Y

Yingling Lager 8 - Interesting aftertaste
Young's Double Chocolate Stout 9 - Very chocolate, 90% thick
Yuengling Original Black & Tan 6 - A bit light

Still to try

Duclaw Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
Innes and Gunn - Per Barry
7 Stills Fluctuate - Per Josh

Beer pix

MYR KVI Porter Number 13 label
Castello label with line drawing of a castle
Endémica Coffee Stout bottle with a drawing of a red-breasted bird
Einstök bottle label with crossed weapons logo
Heretic beer bottle next to a cutting board with bread
Latitud Cero beer bottle on an outdoor cafe table
Mahou Barrica beer bottle outdoors in the evening
Mahou Limón beer can outdoors under a palm tree
La Rossa Malto Brunito label with drawing of a man in a 50’s hat
Páramo Oatmeal Stout bottle next to a hand-blown glass mug
Reptilia label with a drawing of a lizard
Santana Stout bottle on a table in a restaurant
Kilimanjaro Premium Lager on a table with a seated woman in the distance

Elsewhere

Craig Stoltz on combining bourbon and tonic: “Ignore them. They are fools.”

 

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