Originally Posted by chillHayze
...I don't know if I got a bad bottle or what but mine smelled a bit off. Not terribly bad just a hint of bacterial funkiness...
Well, that ain't right!
I'm both puzzled and apologetic. Just my luck that one I'd send out would have this flaw! All the dozens of other I've had were fine - trust me!
I'd send you another bottle, but both it and the IPA are gone! I need to brew them again, as they go fast. But I have a Bock, a Wild Rice lager and my house ale in the pipeline. I'll send you one of those when they are ready to make up for this.
That said, I really appreciate your reviews. The stout, when it is right,
is lighter bodied, along the lines of a non-nitro'd Guinness. And, as noted, the chocolate stands out.
The IPA is one I enjoy brewing almost as much as I enjoy drinking! The only thing I may change is cutting the roasted 2-row to 1-1/2 or 2 lbs.
Thanks for your critiques!