What? Fuck off!.. THAT’S SO COOL! Ready for a bunch of old-ass Chuck Norris jokes? I SURE AM! (‘Hopper Texas Brown’ = ‘Walker Texas Ranger’ for those of you that aren’t getting it.)
There used to be a street named after Chuck Norris, but it was changed because nobody crosses Chuck Norris and lives.
Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.
Fuggles is always putting out award-winning, amazing beer, with labels that make me nerdgasm. I like to rattle off about how important labels are, because.. They are. I might not have been drawn to try everything they’ve ever released if their beers didn’t prominently feature all manner of video games and pop culture references. To make it in the craft beer market in BC, to compete with over 100 local beer manufacturer’s, you need one of two main things: Great beer or great marketing. Four Winds Brewing would be relatively unknown if they didn’t make fucking kick-ass beer, because their labels are boring. Fuggles has some of the best labels on the market, and luckily their beer is pretty damn good too! Lucky. For you…. And me, yes. We’re all lucky Chuck let’s us live on his planet, honestly.
The pour is a deep dark brown with two fingers of really fine lumpy head. Has some thick lacing too.
The smells are sweet and a bit spicy. Got alcohol right up front (… Bleh), brown sugar, caramel, dark cherry, figs, leafy earth notes and a slight chocolaty kick. A chocolaty roundhouse kick.
The tastes are hoppy up front with a sugary sweet aftertaste. Getting chocolate, toffee, herbal tea, and an odd note that’s something cola-ish. Like liquorice? It’s weird and I love it. Alcohol is covered well, strangely enough.
The mouthfeel is mid-bodied and shockingly crisp! This is somehow refreshing.. I’m fucked up on that. What a kooky beer. Flavors zig when you shoulda zagged, and it’s lovely.
4.5/5 roundhouse kicks. Well, that was one of the more memorable beers I’ve had lately. Everything seems to go in all directions and not fit but it ends up a beautiful disasterpiece.. This is fabulous! Everyone should try this!