From the words of the maker, Natty Green's Brewing Co, this beer is a traditional, English-style, full-bodied with sweet, toasted malt aroma with a hint of baker's chocolate. This beer bodes well after a savory meal as a dessert. It pulls in a BA Score of 84. I believe it deserves a higher score. I got the notes of chocolate and loved the smooth body.
New Belgium 1554
New Belgium is one of my favorite brewers with their Fat Tire and Ranger IPA and now their 1554 Enlightened Black Ale. It gets an BA score of 87.
The DogFather Imperial StoutAs you can see the head on this pour is very thick. The rise of the smoky aroma hits you first. I was pleased with the smooth silky start and finish with notes of chocolate and coffee. It is slightly sweet but with a light bitterness to counter balance the sweetness. Rate Beer gives it a overall rating of 98 with high marks for taste and aroma. It gets a BA score of 86.
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale
From the French Broad Brewing Co., I found it to be very smooth and drinkable. Light to medium body. I was very pleased and will diffidently buy more. BA gives it an 80. RB gives it a 79 overall. I need to try a few more to see if agree with these ratings..
to be continued....