EPISODE 23: No Beer For Chimps Or Chumps At King Cong Brewery
Guerilla brewers John Manaya and George Murray host Bob Moffitt for this episode at King Cong Brewing Co. as they swing past the grass-fed cider forest, order a pizza, pop some tops with their feet and land firmly in the unvisited jungle of wine and stout mixed together. Click HERE to listen to the PODCAST!
North Coast Brewing Old #38 Dry Irish 5.4% abv
George: Lots of malt, a little coffee in the aroma, but not in the flavor GOOD
John: I’m a fan, super dry, not super heavy, a little caramel. VERY GOOD
Bob: Dry, lil’ sweet, maybe doesn’t deliver as much coffee VERY GOOD
(Editor’s note: California Alcohol Beverage Control Price Posting has answered a question asked in the podcast: a beverage in California does not require an alcohol by volume declaration if it is less than 5.7 percent.)
Guinness Antwerpen Foreign Extra 8.0 % abv
John: Funkily drinkable. POOR
George: Light bodied, a little citrus. “I could crush this” GOOD
Bob: Promises an “endless finish.” The problem is it’s endlessly funky. Drinkable, but… FAIR
Troegs Javahead Oatmeal Coffee 7.5%
Bob: Very fruity, funky, FAIR/POOR
John: Newspaper aroma from oxidation distracts. Bad bottling perhaps.
George: I couldn’t drink an entire one of these
Harviestoun Ola Dubh Black Barrel-Aged 8.0%
John: Missing a lot of body for the amount of alcohol. Bitter VERY GOOD
Bob: I like the beginning, the middle’s okay, and then the end is meh. Delivers what it promises. GOOD
George: Fruity. Pretty well-done. I like the bitterness GOOD/VERY GOOD
King Cong Clear Black Notes Barrel-Aged Imperial With Merlot 11.5% abv
John: Dark, merlot. Like an old vine Zin. Chocolate, roasty.
George: I waited for 6 months for this. Toffee notes subtle.
Bob: Complex, unlike anything, a sip-and-share. Wouldn’t drink a lot, but delivers what it promises. VERY GOOD