Nerdsense Drinks Reviews – #417 Tree House Single Shot (Vanilla Bean)

Style: Milk Stout
Container: 16oz Can
Glassware: Tree House 6th Anniversary Teku
Notes: We are excited to present the first variant of our coffee milk stout: SINGLE SHOT w/ Vanilla Bean! This modification builds upon the original by conditioning the finished beer on Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans. We also varied the typical coffee blend by infusing a single beautiful coffee, Guatemala Candelaria! What resulted is a beer that exhibits a subtle and well integrated vanilla note with rich coffee character while retaining a wonderful airiness and drinkability. The crew here tastes bourbon chocolate, brown sugar, and vanilla with a soft coffee acidity on the finish. The vanilla reveals nuanced character as it warms, though never overwhelming the senses, with the coffee notes slowly mellowing. (6.4%)

Nerdsense Drinks & No Hype Beer Reviews – #415 Hill Farmstead Damon (2018)

Style: Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stouts
Container: 500ml
Glassware: Sample Glasses
Notes: Aged in Blanton’s bourbon barrels. (10.5%)

Damon (1993-2004) The time spent with loved ones, now lost, seems to affect our mind and body perpetually: memories happen upon us, unsuspectingly, and bring about tears of fond remembrance. Damon was our brother – devout and patient in an age of busyness and distraction. In his honor, we crafted and conditioned this Imperial Stout in bourbon barrels from our favorite distillery. We still reflect, daily, upon our Damon and his scruffy chin of grey – of his loyalty and his love.

Nerdsense Drinks & No Hype Beer Reviews – Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla Rye (2014) vs Vanilla (2018)

Style: Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts
Container: 750ml & 500ml
Glassware: Sample Glasses
Notes: Vanilla Rye (2014) This years version features a little twist of aging the stout in Rye Whiskey Barrels with a mix of Mexican and Madagascar vanilla beans!
Vanilla (2018)
Utilizing whole grade A vanilla beans from Madagascar, Vanilla delivers on all the quintessential things fans love about this variant: aromatic vanilla, marshmallow, toffee, oak, and floral notes highlighting the creamy mouthfeel and enhancing the chocolate flavors. (14.9%)