‘Screaming Banshee’ Irish Cream Stout by Old Yale Brewing Co 

“RRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” – Dillinger Escape Plan ‘at least every song they’ve ever made’

What’s that? You’ll have to speak up!

This was a birthday present from my buddy ‘Stats’ Tracy. Thanks buddy! Took a while to get to review it because my queue is usually around 10 beers deep and I just haven’t been writing much lately.

Screaming in music isn’t something that everybody ‘gets’, and that’s fine by me, I prefer listening to music that seems more exclusive anyway. I mean, some people actually enjoy listening to garbage radio hits! Like those fucking shit classic rock stations that play the same 100 songs on rotation constantly, and people still tune in. Like fuck, are you kidding me? I don’t ever need to hear ‘gimme shelter’ or ‘last dance with Mary Jane’ ever again, ever. What the fuck is wrong with these people? You eat the same fucking meal every day? For fucking fucks sakes, get a little variety in your life!

My thoughts exactly.

“You need a little danger in your life! Take a fucking chance once in a while will ya! What are you gonna sit at home and play with your prick for another 30 years?! Are you going to read people magazine and eat at Wendy’s until the end of time?! Take a fucking chance!” – George Carlin (one of my favorite quotes from him)

Oh fuck, beer right. Cool label buddy. *takes bow*

The pour is jet black with a finger or two of chocolate brown layered foam. Fine fuzz on top, and big bubbles underneath… Neat. Superb sticky lacing.

The smells are strong.. Big alcohol presence right off top. Mostly getting roasted marshmallow, vanilla, milk chocolate and oats with a little bit of oily nuts. I scared.

The tastes are… Yup there’s the alcohol again. My taste buds are going to have to dance around this distraction. Dark chocolate, vanilla, slight coffee, almond, granola and oats. Fairly simple, would be better if the abv wasn’t slapping my olfactory around.

The mouthfeel is smooooooth buddy. Like oily silk sheets (kinkyyyy). Light ticklish carbonation. Flavors slowly stretch from back to front.

3/5 The abv is not hidden at all, otherwise I’d peg this higher. Otherwise it’s pretty unremarkable, but still drinkable. I’d recommend it if you like tasting pure alcohol? Not for me. One-and-done.

Rant in peace, sweet prince.


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