Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #400 Trillium Color & Grain

Style: Imperial Stout
Container: 750ml
Glassware: Spiegelau BBA Glassrs
Notes: Oak & Chocolate is an Imperial Stout that presents with a deep impression of complex and layered chocolate. Best served at cellar temperatures to reveal all the details! Aromas of chocolate malt balls and bruleed sugar fill the glass. Luxuriously silky mouthfeel reminiscent of melted chocolate bars with an oak derived vanillin subtlety
(10.8%)

Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #399 Nightmare Brewing Windlass of Erasmus

Style: Gose
Container: 16oz can
Glassware: Flutes
Notes: Blackberries, Blackcurrants and Black Sea Salt combine for an approachable sour with Cabernet Sauvignon notes and blood-like color and viscosity. Jammy, earthy, cassis, light brine and back of the palate tartness.
(6.5%)

Windlass of Erasmus-
Based more off of Nicolas Poussin’s 17th century painting as well as the 15th century medieval fresco in the Båstad church than the on the many exaggerated versions of his torture. The patron Saint of Sailors had his stomach slit open and his intestines wound around a Windlass.

Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #398 Trillium Night & Day (Toasted Almond & Vanilla)

Style: Imperial Stout
Container: 750ml
Glassware: The Streets
Notes: Out of the bottle, this beer pours a deep jet black color with slight haze. Aromas of Moka pot brewed espresso swirl to the nose underpinned by savory notes of dried fig and date. Crunchy almond biscotti lead on the palate with joined by highlights of shaved dark chocolate, vanilla torrone, and robust but smooth ristretto. (12.7%)

Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #396 Trillium Permutation 83

Style: Belgian IPA
Container: 32oz Growler
Glassware: Flutes
Notes: Generously dry hopped, Motueka provides this beer with layers of bright lime and ripe honeydew while Citra offers up its distinct pulpy orange flavors. Balanced by a crisp and herbaceous bite with a rounded mouthfeel and drying finish, Permutation #83 is pleasing to fanatics of Belgian and hop-forward beers alike. (7.9%)

Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #395 Jack’s Abby Coffee Bourbon Barrel Framinghammer

Style: Imperial Porter
Container: 500ml Bottle
Glassware: IDB Glass
Notes:Big, bold, black, and aged in bourbon barrels with coffee beans. The lengthy conditioning period in the barrels creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. Additional flavors include bourbon, vanilla, and oak.(12.5%)

Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #392 Trillium Plane over Car over Train over Boat

We first reviewed this on February 15th, a day after it was released. We didn’t feel the beer was quite ready so it wasn’t fair to review it as such.

We let it sit a couple of weeks and re-reviewed it on March 1st. This video is a combination of both reviews.

Review 1: Mike: Maroon Shirt. Shaun: Hat

Review 2: Mike: Black Shirt. Shaun: No Hat

Style: Quadruple IPA
Container: 16oz Can
Glassware: The Streets (1st Review) 8oz Flutes (2nd Review
Notes: …we dosed this beer with massive additions of Citra, Mosaic, and Galaxy at our highest hopping rate to date. Pouring a heavily hazy orange color, the nose instantly is greeted with bold aromas of of creamy mango purée, candied lemon, tropical papaya, and underripe pineapple. (13%)