I admit I was drawn to the label here. As an avid old-school gamer, it was inevitable that I would gravitate to this selection. I have no idea how they got away with using Donkey Kongs image, but they will probably get sued for it if Mr Nintendo finds out. There’s also a cute little ‘goomba’ hop on there.
:v . . . . 🍒
This brute weighs in at a concerning 11.6% abv. That’s strong beer. My intoxicant-loving friend Tuco/Louis would probably dig it.
This one pours a clear amber color with a nice bubbly white head that dissipated in to a haze with minimal collaring. The smell is pretty intense, with vanilla and spicy hop as the main players.
The taste is much the same, with vanilla and sharp hops duking it out for supremacy. But the ultimate winner is the alcohol, which is pretty much all I can taste and holy shit it’s warm and burn-ey on the way down. The heat lingers in the throat like liquor likes to do.
Is this 151 or beer?
It’s pretty much just vanilla flavored alcohol, and I am not enjoying it. It took over an hour to get through half of it and every step was hot coals and thumbtacks so I said “fuck this” and poured it off the balcony.
*cue Pac-Man death jingle*
Had to wash out the taste with a delicious Yellow Dog Pale ale.
1.5/5 Pure alcohol. It’s fucking Mega Man hard, and I gave up.
“Cannot do it. Cannot play with them. Cannot coach with them. Can’t do it.” – Mike Singletary