★ Homebrewing: The Blichmann Beer Gun

As I posted on HomeBrewTalk this week:  The beer gun arrived yesterday.  I’m glad that I spent the extra $20 on the accessory kit. It had everything I needed. Unless you have tubing, flange connectors, ball lock connectors and other nuts and bolts just laying around, it would be a pain to remove all of …

★ Review: Hill Farmstead/Alchemist Walden

  4.2    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20 adamjackson (560) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – AUG 13, 2012 Enjoyed via a 750ML growler filled 2 days ago at the brewery. It’s been in the fridge since then and is being enjoyed in a Duvel Tulip.  A – Poured a hazy straw gold color. 1 Finger creamy head with big and small …

★ Review: Goose Island Bramble Rye Bourbon County Stout

3.4    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20 adamjackson (522) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – AUG 6, 2012 Acquired in a trade.  A – Poured a lighter black than expected. Pitch dark in the bottle. No head  S – mild fruit scent. mostly blackberry scent followed by vanilla and oaky charred scent  T – Up front chocolate malts and hints of spices. …

★ Review: Firestone Walker 12

3.6    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20 adamjackson (522) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – AUG 12, 2012 Shared by RadarSocks at my cabin in NH. Enjoyed at room temp in a Hill Farmstead glass.  A – Poured dark brown. No head at all. Black in the glass with some red hues.  S – Wow. I can smell the bourbon from 2 …

★ Review: 3 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise) 2011 Vintage

4.4    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20 adamjackson (522) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – AUG 12, 2012 Thanks Leighton for sharing. Enjoyed in a HIll Farmstead Glass.  A – Murky and dark ruby red appearance. Minor level of haze and1 finger head that faded fast. Surprised at the lack of carbonation in this. The tight bubbles stuck around for a while.  …