Beer Review: Cold Smolder Smoked Lager


Beer: Cold Smolder
Brewer: The Tap Brewing Company
Source: 22  oz bottle
Rating: *** (7.7 of 10)
Comments: A straw-colored beer with a thin head.  The “smoked” scent if faint, but it offers a toasted and pleasantly bitter flavor.  Lots of lace lines the glass post-quaffing.  A nice take on the smoked beer.

 

Beer Review: The Tap Snowbound English Old Ale


Beer: Snowbound English Old Ale
Brewer: The Tap Brewing Company
Source: 22 oz. bottle
Rating: ** (6.5 of 10)
Comments: This beer is designed for sipping in front of a fire in a pub on a cold winter’s eve, and it fills this role well.  It’s a dark brown beer, with a thin head, and lots of bubbles.  The aroma is malty with a red wine scent.  The taste is very malty with hints of burnt chocolate and raisins.  The beer leaves light lacing on the glass.