As stated yesterday its been a very busy week. So Friday rolled around this week and Jacks and I lucked out that we had a free Papa John’s pizza waiting for us. Now being a vegan we were sort of thinking how’s a pizza with no cheese going to go over at a chain pizza place. Well I’m here to tell you that it was awesome. We ordered online and got a normal crust, extra sauce, half green pepper, half mushroom pizza. It was so delicious, and what goes better with a nice piping hot pizza than a cold beer.
A few weeks back I picked up a few new brews to try over the course of the next month, and tonight I was completely thrilled with what I found.
What we stumbled across was the John Henry 3 Lick Spiker Ale by Cold Spring Brewing. Cold Spring brewing is a micro brewer out of Cold Spring Minnesota. This was such a fantastic beer, I can’t even really get at how much I enjoyed it.
To start with I wasn’t really sure what to expect at all out of this as the name didn’t really give away what type of beer it was. The bottle just caught me. What can I say. So given that I didn’t know what type of beer it was I was kind of guessing as far as what type of glass to pour it in. I went with a pint glass as its usually a good catch all for beer and I tend to prefer most ales out of pint glasses. I poured it and the first thing that caught me was the wonderful thick dark malty color that came out. This beer was dark folks, and I like a good dark beer. The next thing I got was the nose which was full of malt, chocolate and coffee scents. I also picked up a bit of a vanilla scent. I was ready to taste this, and the first drink had me sold as a believer. This beer is not for the person that doesn’t like a flavorful drink. I picked up the smoothness of an aged spirit/beer, I picked up the coffee and chocolate hints, and it almost tasted like a stout, but with more of a hoppy punch. It wasn’t a strong hops flavor, but this beer really packed the flavor in. After drinking it I had to do some research into the ABV as it felt like it was a strong one. Needless to say I wasn’t surprised when I found out that its 9.1% ABV. You probably don’t want to put away a six pack of these in a sitting. My final verdict on this beer is a 5 out of 5. I love this beer, it was really quite fantastic. Hope you all enjoy it as well. It was a wonderful way to end my week.