Customer Reviews - Wyffels

This has to be one of the best ales I have ever had the opportunity to drink. I love Russian imperial stouts, but this one with the little extra love they give it, far surpasses the standard Old Rasputin, and as of now, all other bourbon aged ales. The perfect match with this delicacy is a chocolate flourless cake.


Mikkeller "Barrel-Aged Black Hole (Peat Whiskey)" Russian Imperial Stout, Denmark 375ml
Review Date: 07-01-2010
Upon tasting, the tongue is hit with the richness of the whisky soaked casks. The scent of peat fills the air. Fire, smoke and peat hit the taste buds. Then a dark mixture of coffee, vanilla, oak flavors, the sweetness of the honey as well as heaviness of the roasted malts come in to pacify the palate.
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List

Port Brewing Company "Hot Rocks" Dark Lager (22oz)
Review Date: 06-29-2010
Upon the first sip of this lager, I could taste granite. What an odd thing to taste in an ale. Overall, a pronounced burnt caramel sweetness comes forward, but with just enough of the hop and malt to keep it from being too sweet. The minerality and smokey rock chard wort sweetness of the ale adds the extra depth you are searching for.
Price: $6.99 Add To Waiting List

Russian River Brewing "Pliny the Elder" Double IPA, California (500ml) (CA only) (3 bottle limit per customer)
Review Date: 06-29-2010
This is a powerhouse of fragrant hops. Wonderfully aromatic, a bouquet of sweet hops, almost floral in scent rise from the glass. The taste is of pure hops, green, floral, musty, stinky, slightly sweet and well integrated with very little bitterness. Smooth. What an amazing ale.
Price: $5.99 Add To Waiting List
Limit of 3 per customer

Mikkeller/ Brewdog "I Beat yoU" American Style IPA, Denmark 330ml
Review Date: 06-29-2010
A true hop stink bomb with the palate pleasing florals to match. It has a nice bitter finish, but not too strong, just enough to balance out the insanely floral and green tasting dark gold body of the ale. This thing has a tremendous 3 inch foamy head on it, when poured. What a beauty. That wonderful stank of hop sweetness, roasted malt, and a slightly bitter nuance. The slightly orange/yellow fruit taste, caramel, roasted hops, and a mellowing sharp bitterness that fades as you let the ale sit. Let is warm up close to room temperature to get all the florals out of it.
Price: $3.99 Add To Waiting List

2013 Avery Brewing Company "Samael's" Oak Aged Ale, Colorado (12oz)
Review Date: 06-29-2010
The ale is very sweet, with pronounced caramel and strong cask oak flavors unfolding with each sip. Vanilla notes, some alcohol heat, an almost cherry flavor from the malt and the sugar and the wonderful oak nuances add up to an intense and dessert like ale.
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List

De Struise Brouwers "Black Albert" Imperial Stout, Belgium 11.2 oz
Review Date: 06-29-2010
This smells like a Belgian Dubbel with lots of extras added to make it into a monster. Coffee, burnt caramel, hearty hops, bourbon deepness, chocolate malt, a little of the Belgian yeast flavor and a splash of alcohol (13%) hit the nose and the palate upon the first sip. This needs to warm up to really get the bourbon to come out. The coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors really rise up, as does a subtle bourbon flavor. This ale is very well integrated, like Speedway Stout from Alesmith (and on the same level of quality I have to say). This is an incredible melding of flavors to create one single well designed ale flavor.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List

Victory/Stone Brewing Company/Dogfish Head "Saison du Buff-Victory Bottling" Spiced Saison, California (12oz)
Review Date: 06-29-2010
This definitely has the funk of a good saison, but the funk has been changed from that created by specific hops and yeasts, to that of incredibly aromatic garden herbs. Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme really explode from the bottle and produce a very warm and herbaceous ale that will pair well with almost any cuisine. The sage, especially, gives the ale a wonderful sweet/smokey/earthy green flavor that makes you double-take at the ingredients of the bottle.
Price: $2.49 Add To Waiting List

Mikkeller "Barrel-Aged Black Hole (Bourbon)" Russian Imperial Stout, Denmark 375ml
Review Date: 06-29-2010
This is one of the best Imperial Stouts aged in bourbon barrels I have tried as of yet. The fact that this batch was brewed with coffee, vanilla and honey really add to the flavor of the mix. It smells of rich bittersweet chocolate and bourbon smokiness. The flavor is intense, slightly hot (13.1%), and full of charred bourbon barrel, vanilla, and a rich and deep maltiness not to be missed. The flavor lingers on the palate and begs to be sipped out of a chalice or wide wine glass. Enjoy this beast of an ale over an hour or two.
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List

Mikkeller "Green Gold" IPA, Denmark 330ml
Review Date: 06-29-2010
This ale is best after it opens up in your glass for about 20 minutes. More caramel like flavors come out and the ale becomes smoother. Initially, this ale has a 2 inch head when poured! Huge! The color is a beautiful gold color, very nice indeed. The sip (sipping now) and smell is both floral and caramel. The aromatics are increasing, the stench is a good funky hoppy smell. There seems to be a spicy flavor or almost grapefruit rind, light/not too sweet toffee and roasted hops, with a yeasty finish that becomes elegantly bitter in the aftertaste. Lighter and slightly bitter IPA.
Price: $5.99 Add To Waiting List

2005 J.W. Lees "Harvest Ale" Matured in Lagavulin Casks Barleywine, England 9.3oz
Review Date: 06-29-2010
The aroma is a wonderful sweetness enveloped by peated whiskey and cask oak. An incredibly well integrated ale body with nothing, not even the peat dominating the flavor profile. A mouthful of oak, aromatic vanilla, medium bodied malts, turbinado sugar and caramel and of course a streak of Lagavulin beauty radiate through this miraculous ale. One of the best ales I have ever had.
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Brewery Ommegang "Adoration" Belgian Ale, New York 750ml (CA Only)
Review Date: 01-15-2010
My brother and I went all out in our selection of holiday/winter ales for a Christmas tasting. Of course, K&L (with the help of ale god Bryan Brick) was the store of choice to make my selections. Out of all the interesting and superb winter ales I had, none of them came close to Ommegang Adoration. What a stunner. This is the best holiday ale I have had to date. The ale is dark and malty in body with intense orange peel flavors, and added aromatic spices that brought this ale to class of its own. Other spices holiday ales do not taste like this. Trust me. I tried many an ale from all over the world. It is worth the price and tastes like a Christmas/holiday festivity should taste like.
Price: $13.99 Add To Waiting List

2005 de Rochemorin Rouge, Pessac Leognan
Review Date: 01-15-2010
What an excellent value Bordeaux with a unique style that will reward after 20-30 minutes of decanting (if you can wait that long). As the wine opens, flavors of dried dark cherry and plum skins with an earthy/tobacco undertone rise to meet your palate. Not too sweet, not acidic, no mouth-puckering tannins in this. This one stands out from the rest in it's unique and strong flavor profile. Give it a try for something new.
Price: $17.99 Add To Waiting List
WS 89

2007 Castro Ventosa "El Castro de Valtuille" Mencia Joven Bierzo
Review Date: 12-16-2009
Fantastic Spanish Red with an incredibly smooth, bold and juicy body. Must buy more of this. It's too easy to drink.

1999 Villacampa Crianza Ribera Del Duero
Review Date: 12-16-2009
A dry dark fruit and pronounced smokiness in this rich old vine Ribera Del Duero wine. This is very good, especially for those who love smokey wines.
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

North Coast Brewing Co. "Old Rasputin XII" Russian Imperial Stout, California 500ml (6 Bottle Limit)
Review Date: 11-10-2009
Chocolate, malt, coffee, toffee, bourbon deepness that enhance the already incredible standard Old Rasputin recipe. It's richness approaches that of a good dark 70-80% single origin chocolate. Truly a stunner.
Drink from 2009 to 2009
Price: $21.99 Add To Waiting List
Limit of 6 per customer