CREW Republic Roundhouse Kick Imperial Stout -- Smell of tar, licorice, roasted malt. Black colour, dark brown head. Aroma of licorice, coffee, tar. Very bitter, also sweet. Soft but plentiful carbon. Oily texture, very heavy body. Very good.
Lagunitas' Sucks Holiday Ale - Beyond the fact that the name and situation leading up to this beer were hilarious, the beer itself is just fantastic. The hop flavor is so strong from start to end and has some great bitterness tagging along. There is enough malt flavor and body to really balance things out and the result is a fine DIPA that really helps in coping with the absence of Brown Shugga’.