*I am sure everyone who reads this blog asks that question on a daily basis. Well for the millions of readers out there wondering this very thing then I will gladly answer.
I have two beers I am drinking at the moment.
The Mild Smoker has matured since its one week taste test. It has filled out a little, the smoke has died down a little which is to be expected. Overall I am very happy with it and it is eminently drinkable by all but the hardcore I don't like smoked beer brigade.
Seeing Red (pictured above) has come out nicely in the keg, though it is still pretty young having only been tapped a few days ago and will likely mature over the next week or so. Even still it is far better than when I did a one week taste test. The aroma is pure dark chocolate, little roast coffee and a little bit of citrus sneaks through. The same goes for the taste and there is a nice citrus like finish. It actually reminds me of the finish you get from eating a bar of 80% cocoa dark chocolate. I am currently enjoying it from the keg and it is too cold to get a good feel for subtlety but its very refreshing and is a good quaffer.
I don't think this is anywhere near as malty as Clotworthy Dobbin which was the direction I was aiming for but it is good enough for a first attempt while not trying to be a Clotworthy Dobbin clone.
So there we are, for those wondering how my latest beers were going you have your answer. Both will be tasted at the next Irish Craft Brewer meeting in April.
*This paragraph may contain sarcasm and /or lies.