thirsty thursday | dogfish head black & red

i’m not trying to rub this your face, since this is one of their limited release beers, but it’s too good to go unmentioned.

dogfish head just makes weirdly awesome beers that are worth the trip to delaware to experience, or begging your family & friends to bring home to you when they’ve been in the area.  we scored this by the latter.

mr. lusher handed me a glass full of the dark brew, & i asked, “so what’s it supposed to be?”.  “a dry-minted stout,” he said.

mint?  in the beer?

now i like mint.  mint in mojitos, mint in toothpaste, mint in the lifesavers i steal out of my coworker’s candy dish every day, but really?  in beer?  dogfish head is known for their crazy concoctions, but i wondered if they had gone to far this time.

i took a sip, fully expecting it to taste as bad as drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth, with the mint & all, but really?  it totally worked.   the flavors of chocolate, mint & fruit come together to make this really drinkable, even at 10.5 % abv & it finishes smooth & sweet.

quick work was made of it.

have you ever gone to great lengths to snag something tasty?  managed to bribe someone else to do it for you?  leave a comment & tell us about it!

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3 Responses to thirsty thursday | dogfish head black & red

  1. marg says:

    Best beer I’ve ever had!!!

  2. Faith says:

    I consider this beer a “dessert beer” It is quite excellent… especially with a slice of Death By Chocolate cake! :o)

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