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Beer – Beer and Vinyl Sunday with a Mountain Goat

A Mountain Goat Nitro Burnin’ Funny Cars Stout. A very stout stout.

I have a one litre bottle from the fill station of this beer. I’ve had 16% ABV beer before, in bottles, so this represents a new high, or low, for me.

At 17% ABV this is 13.4 Standard drinks worth, it’s around 500 calories a serve size.

Mountain Goat Nitro Burnin’ Funny Cars is in the style that is of a  Stout – Imperial  and is brewed by: Mountain Goat Beer (Asahi)  in Richmond, VIC, Australia

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

At the Citrus Bowl off US-30!! Shake hands with the devil as you scream through the burning gates of hell with this whisky infused, barrel aged, chipotle spiced, nitrogen fuelled Imperial Stout.

Originally Brewed for #GABS2018

So, What could possibly go wrong? bwahahaha.

I like the band “The Mountain Goats” and I really like their “Best ever death metal band in Denton”, but that’s not what I’m playing today, and I put this in because that is the only link to Mountain Goats that came to mind, plus it’s a nice song.

The aroma when I open the top is a nice deep rich fruit and that whisky barrel adds quite a nice subtleness.

It’s not a pretty pour though looking rather dull and flat in the glass.

Holy mother of all things, what a beer. Thunderbolts and lightning, fire and brimstone, my eyes nearly popped from my head. On taste alone this is an outstanding beer.

Whilst it has whisky heat this is a seriously mellow drink, and the lingering note at the back is of that whisky flavour and not alcohol burn like you could believe you’re going to get. The nose you get as you get to drink it also brilliant, that fruity note is really pleasing.

Now, chipotle, as not being an expert I have not idea if that’s a thing in this or not, there’s far too much other enjoyment

As this warms up it does being to kick up, that whisky boozy note, that alcohol burn becomes like it’s going to be a thing, but there’s nothing off-putting in this that makes you want to put it down and walk away.

The worst thing about this beer, and I’m sure there and many faults, is in the look and the way it sits in the glass. It looks woefully flat and lacking in life. However, the alcohol film on the glass is something to behold, but I’d still have preferred something that looked more interested in being a beer though, a few bubbles might have been nice. I’m not sure how you’d achieve that though, clearly this has had a lot of work and attention to get it where it is.

I’ve had a few heavy and big beers lately, and some have been great, and others not so much, this, despite all the brashness and all up you faceless isn’t as stand out as it might be, I’m sure looking back on this in a few months it’s going to be all about that 17%, which sells it short.

Glass the second: Is just as pleasant, and perhaps even more so, the flavours in this as strong and they’re all in balance, I’ve getting a lot more body and along with that fruitiness, a deep roasted burnt note, and some smoothness like a chocolate. The lingering tang appears to have done its dash, this is a beer that draws you in, I’m pretty sure there’s a mule kick coming.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing. I thought i’d get to the half and be quite squiffy, but that’s not how I’m feeling, and as this writer in real time I’m not even worried about the spelling, I’ll check tomorrow, and now I’m worried about it I appear to have forgotten how to type.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? Liquorland in Newmarket
  • Am I enjoying it? It is rather nice, not as daunting as I thought it was going to be
  • Would I have another? It’s rather nice, and I have enough for two 🙂
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Yes, this is outstanding beer and is a bit of lesson in how to load taste and flavours over what could be just alcohol burn. It’s deadly easy drinking.

Music for this:  Stranger In Town by Bob Seger 

Stout – Imperial

Imperial stouts are usually extremely dark brown to black in color with flavors that are intensely malty, deeply roasted and sometimes with accents of dark fruit (raisin, fig) and chocolate. The bitterness is typically low to moderate. Imperial stouts are strong and generally exceed 8% ABV

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