In this beer blog, we are going to sample another brew from Fish Tale Ales. It is their The Hobbit Smaug Stout. This is the second one of three that I have had a chance to review on this blog. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their Tripel, you know the history of this Northwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read it to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this Stout.
It has a jet black color with a tan color head on this imperial stout. The smell has a chocolate to coffee notes. The taste has a chocolate to coffee notes with slight chili pepper burn finish for the aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
The Dragon Smaug
After escaping capture by the dangerous Woodland Elves, and Dwarves journey to Laketown, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all – a creature more terrifying than any before, which will test not only the depth of their courage, but the friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself – the Dragon Smaug
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Closing, I did not know there was three of these. I picked up the tripel by mistake but I am glad I had it. I did write-up a review on it a few days ago. Please, go check it out if you are interested what I think of that brew. I had to do a little hunting for this brew and I am so happy that I found it. What I like about this beer, the hot peppers did not over taking the brew. There is a nice balance but the hot peppers do start to get hotter the more and more that you drink this brew. It is an average brew. This is the best of the three in the series. I did not have the Pils. I do not think that I will be trying that brew. I recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser