Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout

type: imperial Russian stout
origin: San Diego, CA
price: $5.59/22oz
abv: 10.5%

I know I've been a little lax on the posts, but life and schedules are complicated, so eat me.

Annnnnd, here's where I get off the train. Stone's regular IRS was borderline too much for me, but this is the final straw. @Col mentioned having a similar experience (on the IRS post), but what he didn't mention was the distinct flavor and odor of beef jerky. That's right, this beer seriously smells and tastes like cheap beef jerky**, and at 10.5% you feel somewhat noxious drinking the entire bottle. For a brewery whose CEO is a Belgian Knight, they might rethink including intriguing names such as "Belgo Anise" if the flavor is borderline disgusting. Thumbs down, waay down.

** A note to George McFly: think of how a Sausage King smoked sausage jerky would taste in liquid form.

1 comment:

  1. I don't remember it tasting like cheap beef jerky as much as it just developed this unbearable medicinal taste. Either way, I think we're in agreement that this beer is a chore.