Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Fuck Art This Is Advertising
Fuck Art This Is Advertising. The name is a bit of a mouthful and I suspect there are certain people out there that might be put off by the use of profanity in the name. Why? It's a word and a word is only what you make of it. Anyway I bought this simply because it looks like the label was made from a collage of Facebook pictures of animals. There are two cats on the label so I am justified in that opinion. It's an 11.4% beer from To Øl and it's wonderful. An aroma of dark fruits, toffee and sangria of all things. On tasting I was first struck by just how rich the flavours were. It's also very fizzy, something I'm not usually a fan of but it worked here I thought. The finish was rather bitter for a quad.
I was a fair bit less impressed with Rogue's Mocha Porter. It just seemed a little dull to me. Don't get me wrong, I very much enjoyed it but it was very one sided. The beer was all about the bitterness which was intense and the finish was just astringent.
Tomahawk from Mikeller is a little odd. I was expecting a single hop IPA but it it seemed more like a hopfenweisse to me. Lots of wheat, a sort of saison like quality and plenty of hops. There was a slight winey quality to it. I very much enjoyed this beer. I get the feeling from reading other descriptions that it shouldn't quite taste like it did but I'm not complaining.
And finally, a collaboration between BrewDog / Nøgne Ø and Mikkeller called Black Tokyo* Horizon. It comes from Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon, Mikkeller Black and BrewDog Tokyo*. At 17.2% it's a percent lower than Tokyo*. Dark fruits, vanilla, some slight Ardrahan cheese. I found it super sweet, a little smoky and overall perhaps too sweet. It's an outstanding beer but to be honest, I think I would rather just have a Tokyo*.