Towards the end of my weekend in Chicago I picked up a six-pack mix of regional dark beers at a Binny’s outlet. Here is my meager assessment of each:
Brooklyn Brown Ale: the best of the lot. It was smooth and not too heavy. Went down well.
Bell’s Porter: it was okay. Tasted like a light Guinness.
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale: better than the Bell’s Porter. Heavy and slightly oaky.
Buster Nut Brown Ale: Tasted like Killians. Went down well.
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter: tasted a touch too heavy, like a stout.
Rocky’s Revenge Bourbon Brown: this one came highly recommended by the employee I spoke with. I thought it was alright but not the best of the lot. Tasted like the Buster.
Last week I picked up a six-pack of Millstream Schild Brau Amber on sale at Wine & Spirits. A dark lager courtesy the Amana Colonies. Tasted pretty good, even after the chill has left the bottle a bit.