Showing posts with label McNeill's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label McNeill's. Show all posts

Monday, July 11, 2011

McNeill's Dark Angel

A while back Jo and I spent Christmas in Vermont and I picked up a couple bottles at a local shop. One of those was McNeill's Dark Angel, an Imperial Stout. McNeill's is a small brewery with the brewpub located in Brattleboro, VT. I say brewpub instead of brewery because I think the major brewing and bottling is done elsewhere.
Roasty, slightly hoppy nose. First sip was quite impressive. Roast, hint of vanilla, hint of chocolate, and ended with a mild hop bitterness that had faded quite a bit. Roasty chocolate aftertaste. Decently thick body as well. I read on the bottle that it is dry hopped which explains the strong hop characteristics. On the whole, the hops accentuate all the imperial stout flavors without overpowering them which is exactly what I like in a more hoppy imperial stout. It's hard to say if the beer is super hoppy fresh but with at least six months on it, it's pretty impressive and I really enjoyed it.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vacation Beers 4: The Final Night

Twas the last night of vacation,
and all through the house,
I was drinking beer,
not just one but four.

Okay enough of that.  The last night of our trip to Vermont I went through a bunch of quality beers and had a grand old time.  After discovering that absolutely everything was closed in Brattleboro on Christmas Day including McNeill's brewpub, we stopped at Brattleboro Discount Liquors on our way back to the house.  I like to check random beer stores in hopes that they have interesting things.  Nothing super here although they had some local stuff so we picked some up including bottles from McNeill's.