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.