Evil Twin No Hero

Evil Twin No Hero

This past weekend was uneventful for me, as I mostly sat on my ass. Next weekend is another story, as we’ll be going to my brother’s wedding. And then next week, we’re off to Mexico for 6 days of amazingness! I can’t wait. Today I filled out the pre-registration form for the resort. It gave us four different pillow types to choose from, asked us what we wanted in the mini-fridge, what aroma spray we wanted in the room, and a variety of other preferences. I can’t wait to turn off my phone and laptop, and spend my days on the beach, paloma in hand.

Fall started yesterday and the weather took no time to remind us. When I walked the dog this morning, it was 40 degrees out. YIKES! Although I hate the cold weather, I suppose I can make the most of it by drinking dark beer.

Evil Twin No Hero, an oatmeal stout, is the choice of the evening. It’s a good beer for the style, featuring lots of roasted malts. It’s balanced well with caramel sweetness, so if you’re looking for that intense dark-roast coffee profile, look elsewhere. I prefer my stouts well balanced, so I’m a fan. Goes down quickly for a stout too.

-Lost

Otter Creek Couch Surfer

Otter Creek Couch Surfer

Howdy folks. Tonight I’m headed off to take the wife to one of her friend’s 21st birthday party. It’s been awhile since I attended anyone’s 21st, so it should be interesting. I don’t expect much of a shit-show; the birthday girl is, to my understanding, not a big drinker and probably a lightweight. Then again, if she is a lightweight, perhaps it will be a shit show. We’ll see. The party is taking place at a cool whiskey bar that I’ve only been to once before, so I’m looking forward to going again.

The beer in my glass prior to headed out is Otter Creek Couch Surfer, a 5.4% ABV oatmeal stout. I was shocked to find out that I haven’t reviewed an oatmeal stout in over two years! This particular brew is a bit too bitter for me. It has a strong roasted malt flavor that isn’t evened out with enough sweetness for me. I often find oatmeal stouts come across this way, so perhaps the style just isn’t for me…

-Lost