Cheeky Bastard by Nickel Brook Brewing Company

Hey everyone John here from The Intoxicated Review and I got a tasty stout for you guys today! Cheeky Bastard Stout by Nickel Brook Brewing Company. Here we go!

The Brewery:

http://www.nickelbrook.com

ABV:

4.5%

The Pour:

Cheeky Bastard pours a beautiful black colour. It wasn’t too thick of a pour either. There as a nice hazelnut coloured head which flatlined within a few minutes.

The Aroma:

You instantly pick up roasted coffee and a nice kick of chocolate. There is a subtle hint of vanilla.

The Flavour:

Instant pop of dark roasted coffee in this one. Followed by dark chocolate which they really do compliment eachother. However, I wasn’t able to pick up much of the vanilla.

The Body:

This is a light stout. You won’t be feeling “full” after one or two of these. It’s a pretty smooth, very lightly carbonated and not too bitter at all. A fairly easy drinking stout.

Overall:

This is a pretty good light stout and pretty enjoyable. Especially in a world of heavy, boozy stouts it’s nice to enjoy something thats not gonna kick your ass. Thanks for reading.

Cheers!

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Oskar Blues Brewery IPA

Craft brew lovers! Jack from The Intoxicated Review coming to you today with another beer from our friends at Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado. Today’s brew from their selection is the IPA. The name is plain and simple, but I assure you that the beer is not! Here is the review.

BREWERY:

Oskar Blues Brewery

APV:

6.43%

THE SHEET:

Hops: Enigma, Vic Secret, Ella, and Galaxy

THE POUR:

This brew pours quite smoothly out of the can. It has a brilliant golden color to it. The head forms at about three eights of an inch, but will settle to about one sixteenth of an inch.

THE AROMA:

This brew has a wide variety of smells to it. You can detect passion fruit, raspberries, pineapple, and citrus. Quite a lot going on indeed.

THE FLAVOR:

On the front end you get the citrus and hints of pine. On the back end you get a clean and refreshing finish.

THE BODY:

This Oskar Blues brew has a lighter than normal heaviness to it as far as an IPA is concerned. This is a very smooth and easy to drink IPA. I would rate this beer as a medium light body.

OVERALL:

Folks, this is quite a beer. The aromatics are great and the flavor to go with it. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer! Never had it before, but I’m glad I tried it!

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you on the next one!

Jack

Shumei IPA by Blood Brothers Brewing

Happy Saturday everyone! John here from The Intoxicated Review and I got a beer for you today from a brewery making some great noise and beers up in Toronto. Today…Shumei IPA by Blood Brothers Brewing.

The Brewery:

http://www.bloodbrothersbrewing.com

ABV:

7%

The Pour:

Shumei pours a very hazy golden orange colour. It’s really beautiful. At first there’s about an half an inch of head which dissipates a bit but actually retains a fair bit and actually wants to cling to the walls.

The Aroma:

Wow this has some pop to it. Citrus right off the hop (ya I know). Picking up grapefruit, mango, pine and floral notes. Pretty attractive.

The Flavour:

Grapefruit right up front with a hint of mango. A nice interesting finish of pine.

The Body:

This is a medium bodied beer. It’s smooth, great carbonation, nice bitterness and dry on the end.

Overall:

This is a really good IPA. Great aroma, flavour and body. I think I’m gonna have to go for a road trip to check this brewery out! Thanks for reading!

Cheers!

Rock Bottom Brewery Sow Your Oats Stout

Craft brew friends! Jack from The Intoxicated Review bringing a new brewery and beer to the blog today. Today’s beer comes from a Campbell, CA brewery called Rock Bottom Brewery. I have frequented this place for years. Great food and great beer! The beer I chose for today’s review is their “Roasty and Dark” oat stout. It’s a fantastic brew that I will now share with you. Enjoy!

BREWERY:

Rock Bottom Brewery

APV:

6.6%

THE POUR:

This brew has a slightly thicker pour to it. It pours similarly to Guinness, but smoother. The head forms at about one half inch, but will slowly settle to almost nothing.

THE AROMA:

There are some amazing aromatics presented by this brew. I could smell chocolate with hints of caramel. It smells delicious! Tell the kitchen to get the ice cream ready!

THE FLAVOR:

Delicious! You get chocolate up front lasting all the way to the end where the caramel comes in for the finish. Totally a full flavored brew with lots of character!

THE BODY:

I rate the body if this brew at a medium to medium high. Definitely a full bodied brew. I found it very easy to drink as it went down very smoothly!

OVERALL:

Friends this is a very flavorful brew. It was very tasty and very smooth! If you find yourself in Campbell looking for a brew and perhaps lunch or dinner, I highly recommend swinging by Rock Bottom Brewery! As I said before…great beer and great food!

That’s all for now!

See you on the next one!

Jack

Kelly’s Contraption by Cowbell Brewing Company

Good evening everyone, sorry for the late review, but I was doing some “research” for the blog hahaha. Anyways, I got a new beer from one of favourite breweries here in Ontario! Kelly’s Contraption by Cowbell Brewing Company. Just a heads up this brew is a New World Hefeweizen. Let’s give it a try!

The Brewery:

http://www.cowbellbrewing.com

ABV:

5%

The Pour:

Kellys Contraption pours a beautiful wheat hazy colour with a nice white head that wants to linger around for a while.

The Aroma:

Right off the first sniff I pick up sweet banana, coriander and subtle wheat.

The Flavour:

On the first sip I pick up some wheat and banana instantly followed by the coriander. It’s a little sweetness to it which is just right.

The Body:

I found this beer to be not to heavy at all. It was pretty smooth, creamy, nice bitterness and a little carbonated which suit’s this beer. Has a nice dry finish.

Overall:

This is a tasty beer! To be honest I don’t recall ever having a Hefeweizen style beer and this is pretty rememberable and I honestly see myself picking this one up again! Thanks for reading!

Cheers!

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company Pseudo Sue Pale Ale

Craft brew followers…I Jack from The Intoxicated Review am bringing a new brew and brewery to the review. Today I journey out of state with you to Iowa to try Toppling Goliath Brewing Company’s Pseudo Sue Pale Ale. This is a new brew and brewery to the review and the first time I have had a sample, so without further ado…the review.

BREWERY:

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

APV:

6.2%

THE POUR:

Very smooth pour. The head forms at about one eighth of an inch, however, disappears quickly. The brew is a hazy golden color.

THE AROMA:

When you take a whiff, discernable aromas consist of citrus and possibly mango? Very pleasant aromatics.

THE FLAVOR:

This is a very flavorful pale ale. Very smooth. There is a mild bitterness, yet very easy to drink. You get the citrus up front, but there is a crisp clean finish.

THE BODY:

This is a fairly light pale ale. I would rate the body at light to medium light. This is a very easy to drink pale ale.

OVERALL:

I was very surprised by this brew! O found it to be very smooth and easy to drink! This is a great beer! Put it on the tasting list!

Thank you very much for reading and I’ll see you on the next one!

Jack

Absent Landlord by Cowbell Brewing Co.

Good evening beer lovers! John here from The Intoxicated Review and I got a new beer for you! Absent Landlord by Cowbell Brewing Co. Absent Landlord is a kolsch style beer, it’s been a while since I’ve had one so here we go!

The Brewery:

http://www.cowbellbrewing.com

ABV:

5.3%

The Pour:

Absent Landlord pours practically crystal clear. With a nice golden colour and a lot of head that sticking around for a while.

The Aroma:

I’m picking up some grainy notes with some hints of grassy and floral to boot.

The Flavour:

Just like The Aroma you pick up some grainy flavours, grassyness and floral flavours and a little hoppy.

The Body:

This to me feels a little lighter than the beers I’ve been drinking as of late. It’s clean, crisp and easy to drink. It’s got good carbonation, not too bitter and has a nice dry finish.

Overall:

Overall, I’m not the biggest fan of this beer. I don’t love it nor dislike it. It’s got some good things going for it like what was described in the body. I just wish it had more pop in the aroma and flavour. Thanks for reading and cheers!