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Nepenthe Ales, Shire Stout

by J Frazzetta January 7th, 2013 | Beer
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Starting the new year off right with a brew that was made very close to where I live, I decided to try another beer by the fine folks at the Candia Road Brewing Company, because talking about local beers is always fun, Avid Reader, and I like a little fun.  As I write this the temperature outside is plunging back to single digits here in New Hampshire so a good dark stout should keep me warm.

True to form this beer was thick and smoky when I poured it out, with plenty of malts.  The head of the beer was even a tan color and the beer flowed like a Guinness which was a welcome sight.  Before I began to drink it I could tell there were chocolate and caramel malt floating around to give it that great color and strong aroma.  I guess the next thing was to take a drink, so why keep holding back?

A little bite up front, yet it all finished very smooth and that was it for me.  I was ready to curl up on the couch, watch some television and call it a night.  Nice idea, but I was summoned to floor to clean up a mess of plastic food that escaped from a kitchen set.  In between bouts of 75-piece pick up I managed to have a few more sips and noticed how the beer leveled out in time.  This did make the beer a little easier to drink but didn’t give up too much of the flavor.

If you happen to be a fan of robust dark beers for the cold months, and you happen to live in New Hampshire, then I would suggest you find some of these brews as fast as you can.  They do come in a large 22 ounce bottle and now it appears you can get them in a regular six pack.  Whichever way you decide to get this beer,  go grab some then wait for a cold night.  I have no doubt there will be plenty of cold nights coming but you don’t want this brew to sell out before the next one.3 beer steins

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  1. [...] had the original, unadulterated stout before and I enjoyed it.  I’ve also had some bourbon beers imported right from Kentucky, and [...]

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