Would a certain gorilla have been more successful with the ladies had he grunted at her while holding a little merlot? Photo by Bob Moffitt

Would a certain gorilla have been more successful with the ladies had he grunted at her while holding a little merlot? Photo by Bob Moffitt

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