Big Elm Gerry Dog

Big Elm Gerry Dog

Happy New Year. Sorry I have not posted many beer reviews. I do not know how Lost keeps the pace or reviews up! Thankfully Lost still lets me contribute when I can. Tonight’s beer is Gerry Dog Stout from Big Elm Brewing which I am enjoying in my new CraftGeer pint glass. I had not heard of Big Elm Brewing until a fortuitous first visit to the Craft Beer Cellar in Newton MA.

Big Elm Gerry Dog

The Gerry Dog Stout comes in an attractive white can detailed with purple and black. The stout pours a dark that no light passes through. On this pour I got a 1 finger thick coffee ice cream colored head. The head dissipates pretty quickly leaving only an off white ring where the beer touches the glass. On the nose I get mostly roasted maltiness with a hint of liquorish and dark fruit (plum). On the first sip I taste malt, toffee, and a little more dark fruit with a hint of chocolate that is balanced by subtle hops. I also get some dryness that leaves me wanting more. The beer is on the thinner side with a short finish and not overly complex but it is very drinkable. The Gerry Dog Stout clocks in at 6.5% abv and works great for a cold night like tonight in Massaschusetts.

-Greg

Big Elm Gerry Dog