June 2015 - New Release Beer

This month's Beer feature is New Release Beer
New Release Beer Reviews
210679
Sierra Blanca Brewing Co.
"Alien" Milk Stout
Opaque ebony color. Delicate, smoky aromas of smoked meats and nuts and black coffee with an even, bright, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length sprouts, chocolate cream, crackers, and minerals finish. A toothsome and highly drinkable sweet stout.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210671
14th Star Brewing Co.
"A_Dog" Brown Ale
Clear brown color. Mild aromas of roasted nuts and cocoa with a supple, bright, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, engaging, medium-length pumpernickel toast and roasted nuts finish. A super sessionable brown ale.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210678
Sierra Blanca Brewing Co.
"Alien" Amber Ale
Amber color. Bright, fruity aromas of fruit leather and honeyed lemon scone with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, short kiwi, bibb lettuce, and honey butter finish. A solid quaffer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210669
14th Star Brewing Co.
"Tribute" Double IPA
Clear gold color. Lively, spicy, herbal aromas of grilled pineapple, herb pepper bread, and grapefruit custard with an vibrant, effervescent, off-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length bitter greens, pepper, herbs, and cucumber finish. A rich and tasty imperial ipa with nice balance and drinkability.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210677
Sierra Blanca Brewing Co.
"Bone Chiller" Brown Ale
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Bright, grainy, attractive aromas of roasted nuts, caramelized dried fruits, and mocha pastry with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length banana custard, cocoa, and roasted citrus finish. A rock solid English brown ale with lots of traditional pub table appeal.
89 points $8.49
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210670
14th Star Brewing Co.
"Maple Breakfast" Stout
Dark brown black color. Bright, complex, confected roasted aromas of cocoa powder and toasted nut bread with a glycerous, vibrant, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a smooth, breezy coffee, arugula, and turnip finish. A nicely balanced, understated chocolate stout.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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