1000 Bottle of Beer.com is a personal beer adventure - a 'Tasty Experience' if you will.   My goal is to sample 1000 bottles of beer over the next 2-3 years and have a resource for people to read a description of beers they might like to try.  Of course, these are my own personal opinion, and my palate is fickle as the next person's.  Sorry if you don't agree with some of my tasting notes, but they are what they are... Cheers! - Oliver in Portland


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Tasted on: 5/13/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Brouwerij De Troch Chapeau PÍche
Brewery: Brouwerij De Troch  
Location: Ternat-Wambeek, Belgium 
Beer Name: Chapeau PÍche 
Beer Style: Fruit Lambic 
ABV: 3%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Shimmering golden hazy color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, and a bit musty - interesting peach / barnyard aroma combination. The flavor is immediately sweet - overly sweet fruit juice for a lambic style. A touch of tart shows itself briefly, then quickly gois into a funky maybe horse blanket flafor, which changes toward black walnuts as it warms. 
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Tasted on: 5/12/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Rogue Brewing 2007 Imperial Stout
Brewery: Rogue Brewing  
Location: Newport, Oregon 
Beer Name: 2007 Imperial Stout 
Beer Style: Imperial Stout 
ABV: 11%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Black hue with a thick brown head. The aroma is of dark roasted grains and bitter chocolate. The creamy mouth is fairly bitter with astringent grains and some hops, but has underlying a very robust stout that is bold with rich cocoa and a touch of coffee, although a bit too dry for my personal tastes. 
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Tasted on: 5/12/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Lammin Sahti Oy Kataja Olut
Brewery: Lammin Sahti Oy  
Location: Lammi, Finland 
Beer Name: Kataja Olut 
Beer Style: Sahti 
ABV: 7%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Hazy amber color with zero head. The aroma is sweet - honey like, very much like EKU 28. The flavor, though, falls flat. And not just the complete lack of carbonation. The juniper branches don't appear to add much here. The beer is not sweet, not bitter, not hoppy - it is eaiser to describe as what is is not, but not by what it is - fairly unremarkable. 
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Tasted on: 5/9/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Oskar Blues Brewery Ten Fidy
Brewery: Oskar Blues Brewery  
Location: Lyons, Colorado 
Beer Name: Ten Fidy 
Beer Style: Russian Imperial Stout 
ABV: 10%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Pure black color with a medium dark-brown head. Aroma is rich black strap molasses, black dried figs, dark chocolate and a hint of roasted coffee and licorice. The flavor of this viscous liquid is large with dark molasses (but not sweet), cocoa and a touch of Italian roast coffee. The big creamy mouth helps to dry this beer out, and it leaves a lingering bitter chocolate coffee finish. Very well made! 
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Tasted on: 5/3/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Shmaltz Brewing Company Rejewvenator
Brewery: Shmaltz Brewing Company  
Location: San Francisco, California 
Beer Name: Rejewvenator 
Beer Style: American Strong Ale 
ABV: 7.8%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Deep mahogany brown - almost a purplish hue - but maybe just my imajewnation... with a thin off-white head. Aroma is very fruity - figgy/pulm type aromas and somewhat sweet. Little to not hop aroma notes. The flavor is a nice creamy malty fruity beer, yet not really very sweet. The figs are there, but blend quite nicely with the malts in a sort of a belgian dubbel style that dries out fairly well at the end but leaves a touch of the fruit lingering... L'Chaim! 
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Tasted on: 5/4/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Mt. Shasta Brewing Company Abner Amber Ale
Brewery: Mt. Shasta Brewing Company  
Location: Weed, California  
Beer Name: Abner Amber Ale 
Beer Style: Amber Ale 
ABV: 5.5%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Medium amber hue with a thin off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet and toasty grains. The flavor is a bit grainy as well, fairly well balanced with enough hop presence to keep the malts in check. Finish is fairly dry, but not crisp. A bit bitter at the end. 
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Tasted on: 5/4/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Maui Brewing Company CoCoNut Porter
Brewery: Maui Brewing Company  
Location: Lahaina, Hawaii 
Beer Name: CoCoNut Porter 
Beer Style: Porter 
ABV: 5.7%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Dark mahogany brwon to black in color with a medium to thin brown head. Aromas of toasted coconut, almost a bit medicinal, with chocolate malts. Creamy mouth and flavors of toasted coconuts in front of a fairly well-balanced porter. Nice rich malt flavors. Wonder how this would blend with the Kona Brewing Coffee Porter? O.K. I had to try it. The result? Kona CoCoNut Coffee Maui Porter - smooth, creamy hints of both coffee and coconut, but surprisingly mostly just great porter flavor. Yum! 
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Tasted on: 5/4/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Kona Brewing Company Pipeline Porter
Brewery: Kona Brewing Company  
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Beer Name: Pipeline Porter 
Beer Style: Porter 
ABV: 5.4%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Deep mahogany brown to black in color with a thin light brown head. Aromas of coffee (not the aweful over-roasted Starbucks kind), chocolate, and hints of black cherries and plums atop dark roasty grains. Flavor is very smooth - no astringency or bitterness, yet not sweet either. Coffee is there, but almost hidden behind hte silky texture of roasted malts and light notes of chocolate. Superb! 
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Tasted on: 5/3/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Alaskan Brewing Company 2006 Smoke Porter
Brewery: Alaskan Brewing Company  
Location: Juneau, Alaska  
Beer Name: 2006 Smoke Porter 
Beer Style: Smoked Porter 
ABV: 6.5%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Deep dark brwon to opaque liquid with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is big camp-fire smoke with just a glimpse of the dark malts poking through. Flavor is a smoke-house sandwich: initial smoke hits the palate, followed by a nice roasty chocolatty porter that quickly moves back to a big smokehouse finish. Very pleasant and lingering... 
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Tasted on: 5/3/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Mt. Shasta Brewing Company  Lemurian
Brewery: Mt. Shasta Brewing Company  
Location: Weed, California 
Beer Name: Lemurian 
Beer Style: Golden Lager 
ABV: 6%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Somewhat hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is a touch floral, light honey, and a bit like creamed corn. Flavor is off unfortunately. Some cardboard and metallic flavors make it hard to taste through to the beer. Bummer! 
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Tasted on: 5/2/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Les Brasseurs De Gayant La Goudale
Brewery: Les Brasseurs De Gayant  
Location: Douai, France 
Beer Name: La Goudale 
Beer Style: Bière de Garde 
ABV: 7.8%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Crystal clear golden color with thin white head. Aroma is Belgian spicy yeast - slightly sweet, a touch floral. Flavor is spicy - maybe some Saaz hops? Fairly dry, decent hop bitter but overall very well balanced witha big malt presence. Finish is fairly dry, but not crisp. Some notes of vanilla and honey also present. 
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Tasted on: 5/1/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Brouwerij Huyghe Delirium NoŽl 2007
Brewery: Brouwerij Huyghe  
Location: Melle, Belgium 
Beer Name: Delirium NoŽl 2007 
Beer Style: Belgian Strong Ale 
ABV: 10%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Deep mahogany amber crytal clear color with a medium frothy light-tan head. Aroma is alcoholic, yeasty and dark dried fruits with a bit of spice and caramel. Flavor is big dark caramelly malts. Well balanced with a bit of spices and come alcoholic notes toward the end as it warms in my mouth. 
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Tasted on: 4/30/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Laurelwood Public House & Brewery Organic Green Elephant
Brewery: Laurelwood Public House & Brewery  
Location: Portland, Oregon 
Beer Name: Organic Green Elephant 
Beer Style: IPA 
ABV: 6.9%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Clear deep golden color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a big citrus splash - tangerine, grapefruit, limes and a touch of pine and some floral notes. Flavor is nicely balanced - big malts, light caramel, and lots of big hop flavors - citrus and grassy. Not overly bitter, just enough. 
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Tasted on: 4/30/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of AleSmith  2007 Decadence
Brewery: AleSmith  
Location: San Diego, California 
Beer Name: 2007 Decadence 
Beer Style: Imperial Porter 
ABV: 10%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Super dark brown - almost opaque beer with a mocha brown medium to thin head. Aroma is nice roasty coffee and toffee, as well as some plums and other dark stone-fruits. Flavor is very big and dark - roasted grains give a bit of astringency to the initial coffee-like flavor, that soon sweetens a bit to more of a toffee and chocolate flavor, but never fully looses all of the astringent edge. This should age quite well, and I will revisit in a year or so... 
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Tasted on: 4/29/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Bridgeport Brewing Stumptown Tart
Brewery: Bridgeport Brewing  
Location: Portland, Oregon 
Beer Name: Stumptown Tart 
Beer Style: Belgian sytle Ale with Marion Berries aged in French Oak Pinot Barrels 
ABV: 8.3%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Color is a pinkish light amber hue with little to no head. Aroma is tart and fruity - berries. Flavor is a very nice blend of sweet fruity / malty notes - light caramel and blackberries with just enough tart to balance it and leave a light sour aftertaste. Would be a wonderful 'beginner beer' for those interessted in puruing Flemish beers. Well done! 
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Tasted on: 4/27/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Green Flash Brewing 2008 Barleywine
Brewery: Green Flash Brewing  
Location: Vista, California 
Beer Name: 2008 Barleywine 
Beer Style: Barley Wine 
ABV: 10%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Dark amber hue with a medium tan head. Aroma is hoppy (spicy, a little citric), and caramel. The flavor is a big splash of malt and hops at the same time - a little bitter/dry for my tongue, but I bet this will be a fabulous been in another year or so. 
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Tasted on: 4/27/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Le Baladin Wayan
Brewery: Le Baladin  
Location: Piozzo, Italy 
Beer Name: Wayan 
Beer Style: Saison with Spices 
ABV: 5.8%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is perfumed fruit, floral, light sweetness. Flavor is also lightly fruity, almost a touch of strawberries or raspberries, hints of honey, possibly some coriander, but very very little. An extremely well made and well balanced saison. Reminds me of fields of hay in the summer. 
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Tasted on: 4/25/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of MacTarnahans Brewing Co. (Portland Brewing) SlingShot Extra Pale Ale
Brewery: MacTarnahans Brewing Co. (Portland Brewing)  
Location: Portland, Oregon 
Beer Name: SlingShot Extra Pale Ale 
Beer Style: American Pale Ale 
ABV: 6.2%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Light golden color with a medium to thin off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, honeysuckle, and a touch of straw. Flavor is very light, touch of citrus, fairly dry, but also fairly well balanced. Almost crisp finish - a bit of bittering on the tongue. 
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Tasted on: 4/24/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of He'Brew (Shmaltz Brewing) Origin Pomegranate Ale
Brewery: He'Brew (Shmaltz Brewing)  
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York 
Beer Name: Origin Pomegranate Ale 
Beer Style: Fruit Ale 
ABV: 8%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Medium amber hue with a thin ivory head. Aroma is slightly malty and nutty. Flavor has a definite tart pomegranate punch, some hop bittering, mor on the bitter side of life ant I like - would benefit from a bit more malt and floral or citrus hop flavors. As it warmed (or I warmed to it) it became more fruity and enjoyable. 
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Tasted on: 4/24/2008 Bottle and fresh glass of Inveralmond Blackfriar Scottish Ale
Brewery: Inveralmond  
Location: Perth, Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland 
Beer Name: Blackfriar Scottish Ale 
Beer Style: Scotch Ale 
ABV: 7%  
IBU:Unknown  
Tasty Notes: Amber color beer with a medium off-white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy - unusual for this style, and slight malt. Flavor is also a bit on the hoppy side for a Scotch Ale, and a touch bitter. A very nice and well-made beer, but not quite what I had expected. 
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