It’s been awhile since I did a beer brainstorm with someone via chat. Tonight I’m breaking the foul streak with a review of Stone Lukcy Basartd with my new found friend Scott. Scott has been into craft beer for about 6 years. He’s a father of two and currently lives in Georgia. You can find Scott on twitter.
@Lost_in_Beer: I’ve got mine poured. You wanna get rocking?
@Lost_in_Beer: Giving it a whiff…GRAPEFRUIT
@Scottc1969: Nose is still kinda stuffed, but amazing fruity smell
@Lost_in_Beer: Coming off a cold?
@Scottc1969: Yeah, since Sun.
@Scottc1969: Wow! Very citrusy!
@Lost_in_Beer: Yup. Tastes like an IPA, although I think by the book it’s an American Strong Ale.
@Lost_in_Beer: Not that I know what the difference is…
@Lost_in_Beer: Are you a hoppy beer kinda guy?
@Scottc1969: Yeah. Like the hops
@Lost_in_Beer: I think I might be picking up some pine in the flavor too…how about you?
@Scottc1969: This kinda hits both. Good bite from grapefruit? A hint of sweetness…then something. Pine you say? I’ll go with that!
@Scottc1969: Nice transition, too! Flows nicely, and just a bit of a hoppy bite at the finish.
@Lost_in_Beer: Did you get much head on the pour?
@Scottc1969: No, just a touch. Might be how I poured, though.
@Scottc1969: I do like how it sticks,though. Still some foam on the sides.
@Lost_in_Beer: You drinking the big bottle of this stuff? 1 pt 6 oz?
@Scottc1969: Yeah. My favorite size. For whatever reason, seems to be the best pour.
@Lost_in_Beer: The last two nights I got wrecked reviewing 10%ABV beers in bottles of this size. This one if only 8.5%, so hopefully I’ll be in better shape.
@Scottc1969: Haha! A Heini yesterday, just so I could say I drank one on untappd. Poured most of it out.
@Lost_in_Beer: ick, one of the very few beers I really don’t like.
@Lost_in_Beer: I’m sitting here looking at the label on the bottle
@Lost_in_Beer: Ridiculous how hard it is to read with all the misspelling!
@Scottc1969: Umm, not even going to try and read the bottle
@Scottc1969: How about the color?
@Lost_in_Beer: Reddish amber color. Kinda foggy/cloudy.
@Scottc1969: Wanna say dark caramel, but when u hold it to the light, you can see through it.
@Scottc1969: I’m getting a nice copper rainbow when holding to the light
@Lost_in_Beer: I’m marveling at how long the aftertaste lingers. This brew would go really good with spicy food.
@Scottc1969: And a strong blue cheese.
@Scottc1969: Serious, this cheese is amazing with it
@Lost_in_Beer: wait wait….you’re eating cheese right now?
@Scottc1969: Blue Stilton, Trader Joe’s
@Lost_in_Beer: Damn…I’m jealous!
@Lost_in_Beer: So how would you sum up the Lukcy Basartd?
@Scottc1969: What’s amazing about this one is nothing is overpowering, complex, but it works!
@Scottc1969: One flavor melts to another, and it just never ends.
@Lost_in_Beer: Really good summary. I feel like it’s a really hoppy beer, but not in a way that’s offensive.
@Scottc1969: Yes. Stone can be one that alienates, but this hits everyone.
@Lost_in_Beer: I like it quite a bit. I’d recommend it to basically anyone.
@Scottc1969: If u try it again, get that cheese. I’m telling you…woooo! Good!
@Lost_in_Beer: Many thanks for brainstorming with me tonight
@Scottc1969: My pleasure!