Tsjeeses No. 11 X-mas Brew
Creamy soft-white head. Somewhat sweet and sour. It smells sugary and tastes like is has a mild whiskey in it. Scents of honey-suckle. minimal hops. I'd equate to a port but a beer. It would be good for dessert. All in all, not worth the money.
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Large hops smell, bitter aroma, and hints of a bear in the bottle. Very rich with caramel and malts. I do think that it is fairly smooth even though the hops taste the strongest at the end. It makes the 60 minute seem so much worse. Not harsh or brutal. Very clean finish and a bready aftertaste. Hops are noticable but it is less of an ipa than i would have anticipated. Like i said, the hops come last and goes from sweet to hop. Full-bodied. It is dry-hopped according to the bottle. Hamster, i couldn't disagree with you any more about this beer. i thought it was amazing. I can't wait to have it on tap. It seems strange to me that it was not consistent for you. hmm.
Mad River Steelhead Extra Stout
Dark Brown head, thick black in the bottle and looks/smells very similar to Old Rasputin. Somewhat smoky. Not terribly sweet but not bitter either. Lack of strong flavor and smells better than it tastes. Not bad, but i won't look for it again. It's just not memorable other than a bit woody tasting. I spent the entire time straining to try to get the flavor.
Great Divide Hibernation Ale
Smells like uncooked brownie mix and it tastes exactly like i anticipated. Very even and singular. Thick and unrelenting. Either you like it or you don't. There is no middle ground with this beer. It is the same all the way through. Needs more of a cream flavor. Viscous. Looks like a dark amber ale--not as dark as a porter and darker than a nut brown ale. this would be nice for winter or fall and the name hints at this. I wouldn't mind holing up and waiting it out with this one. I do want to give it another try though before i am set on my opinion.
Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre
This beer was light brown and smelled very green if that makes sense. Very malty beer and tasted like the malts were overcooked. I almost didn't finish this one. It is my least favorite of the ones i've tried so far and i even rank the 60 minute higher even though that thing had the smoothness of a rusty barbed wire fense.
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
This beer tasted more like a stout than an ale. I honestly don't know what the difference is. Anyways, this beer smelled rich and was very good. It was quite malty and the hops were muttled and not the showcase here. I would feel very comfortable recommending this to others. It tastes similar to something else i have had, but i can't figure it out. Sorry.