I asked my husband to write a guest post for me since he’s our resident craft beer
snob expert but he declined so you’re stuck with me still.
Who out there likes beer?
Since my hubby has found his new snobby-I mean hobby-I’ve gotten to taste a lot of new types of beer and mostly in the comfort of my own home which is always a huge plus in my book! In my many years of drinking beer, I think I may have only had three that I didn’t like enough to pour out. I’m typically easy to please where beer is concerned. If you check out my untapped list, you’ll see mostly 4s and 5s. And badges. I’m really in it for the badges.
Tonight, we’re drinking Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout. It’s a pretty decent beer. But that’s just it. Decent. It’s not outstanding or remarkable in any way really. I hear from hubby that there are people who go nuts over this particular beer and to them, I say… good for you! I’m glad you found a beer that you’re enthusiastic about. I will drink mine and enjoy it but you won’t catch me raving about it. It’s definitely not a Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout: the beer that I feel you must order each and every time your see it on your local bottle shop’s shelf or local tavern’s bottle list. A dear friend introduced me to the Organic Chocolate Stout probably a year ago and I can’t thank her enough!
But the Wake-n-Bake. It’s a dark stout but it’s not thick or heavy. It’s quiet easy drinking for a 9.4% (alcohol by volume) beer. There’s a little bit of a coffee flavor to it but not a ton so if you’re wary of coffee-beers, this may be the one for you. It does have a bit of a boozy flavor but nothing tremendously overpowering like some of the oak aged beers we’ve tried. I wouldn’t hesitate to order this out if I saw it but I wouldn’t seek it out and I wouldn’t buy a case of it. (I’m not sure I even want to imagine what a case of these bombers would cost.)
So again I ask, who out there loves beer? If you want to be my Thirsty Thursday beer contributor, please let me know! I’d love to have you guest blogging with me!