Thursday, March 4, 2010

Drafts from the Cultural Hub of the Midwest: Nugget Nectar, Mojo Risin, Blackout Stout

Tröegs Nuggat Nectar

Web Stuff:

Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.

How does it really taste?  A tad too bitter.  The $6MMm likes it more than I do.
Grade: B-
Mojo Risin Double IPA
Tastes more like a barley wine.  Bitter at first, but a nice barley flavor follows.
Grade: B
Great Lakes Blackout Stout

I asked the bartender for a sample of this one, which translates to half a shot of beer in a rocks glass.  It's smokey and tastes like coffee grounds.  The sample was just the right serving size for me.  Extreme stout lovers will probably like it.
Grade: C-

1 comment:

  1. BHC - tried some of the Nugget Nectar this weekend at Gallos on tap. Let's just say I bought a two 6'ers today! Karla likes it too!