December 15th and this is what was in my two X-mas calendars:
The Great Mikkeller X-mas Calendar
Beer Geek Brunch by Mikkeller and Lervig - Coffee and chocolate in the nose - almost like a chocolate espresso. Taste is very balanced coffee and sweet dark chocolate flavors - much like a spongy chocolate cake with coffee icing on top. The mouthfeel is just about endlessly smooth and quite creamy. I could easily see this beer with a great brunch.
My wife's homemade X-mas calendar
Patrons Project 19.02 // Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs // Psychopomp // Multivitamin Tropical Juice IPA by Northern Monk - Huge Citra and tropical fruits in the nose - almost like the aroma of multi-fruit juice. Taste is really like drinking freshly squeezed juice from ripe mango, pineapple, guava, and mandarin. There is next to no bitterness and mouthfeel is very creamy and soft. This is milkshake IPA at it's best - a true fruit-bomb!
Today brings the first milkshake IPA in this X-mas calendar - and what a beer it is! It’s so incredibly juice and fruit flavors are everywhere. It’s easily the best milkshake IPA I have had. Don’t be mistaken, Beer Geek Brunch is not a bad beer - I like my imperial stouts with coffee and chocolate flavors - Patrons Project 19.02 // Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs // Psychopomp // Multivitamin Tropical Juice IPA is just an amazing beer with so much fruit flavor to offer that you might think there is a whole plantation in just this can. It’s a mind-blowingly fruity beer.
All through December, I'm opening my two X-mas beer calendars. The two calendars are The Great Mikkeller X-mas Calendar and my wife's homemade X-mas calendar.
See you tomorrow!