Innis & Gunn Whiskey Aged Stout

There is not a malty beverage that doesn’t benefit from aging on oak chips or spirals, and you can take that to the bank. This Innis & Gunn offering is no chump, and it’s a perfect example of aging beauty. Ringing in at a respectable 7.4%, this whiskey aged beverage presents with ample whiskey flavor […]

The Waldos’ Special Ale by Lagunitas

This review was difficulty to write as we floated in the celestial clouds of The Waldos’ deliciousness. A creamy, gorgeous, no-way-this-is-11.9% beer of the Gods. Ah, Lagunitas, you done good. You done real good. The Waldos’ reminds us of Undercover mixed with Maximus – strong ale oozing through with hoppiness. It’s everything you want, really, […]

Enjoy By 4.20.17 by Stone Brewing

“Brewed to be enjoyed within 37 days.” Well, we drank it within about three hours of Deagle bringing it into the Manday Monday lair. The nose hits you immediately after cracking the bottle. Orange! Orange! Orange! “Almost smells like papago orange blossom,” per The Bearded Gentleman. The smoothness of aroma, body and character is just […]

Peanut Butter Latte by Belching Beaver Brewing

It’s hard to reconcile a “Stout” that presents with this color, but we’re ready, willing, and able to take the dive and explore this strange life event. And to channel our inner Dave Niehaus, MY-OH-MY are we glad we did (that’s a nod to the Mariners actually winning today). This beer just screams of peanut […]

The Warm-Up: IPAPAYA India Pale Ale by Full Sail

While we await the Magnificent Manday arrival of The Bearded Gentleman, we are warming up with this Full Sail offering of Ipapaya India Pale Ale. Deagle calls the price “just right,” and we both find it disturbingly refreshing. As the weather grows warmer (in some places, not here in Seattle though), this is a beverage […]

Pistoff Kristoff Cigar Review

Smoked by Dreamy The Pistoff Kristoff is a little unusual as far as cigars go. The name, obviously, strikes a unique chord, but the composition has its own style, too. It features a San Andres wrapper with lesser-seen Indonesian binder. Then we have a pigtail cap and, to boot (pun intended), the foot is closed […]

Archetype Axis Mundi by Ventura Cigar Co.

Smoked by Deagle On initial light the Axis Mundi presents an oak profile with hints of vanilla. As it continues to burn it develops into heartier wood notes with a pleasant, smooth spice. The Axis Mundi is top-flight in presentation and composition, long on its ash and full in body. There may well be better […]

Archetype Strange Passage by Ventura Cigar Co.

Smoked by The Bearded Gentleman Immensely impressed with the amount of smoke and the free-flowing draw. Super creamy and grassy with little degradation as the thirds go by. Easy to smoke, day after day, and leaving you wanting more. There’s nothing to not like about this stick and it presents with smooth, high-end flavor. The […]

La Mort Bourbon by Black Raven Brewing

Style: Belgian Dark ABV: 11.3% As we sit on the Manday Porch, in our zero-gravity recliners, we ask ourselves, “How do we review La Mort?” The immediate answer is, “How do we not?” There’s a beautiful burgundy color and an octane you can taste. This beverage leaves a stonefruit film on your palate that is […]

Perdomo Champagne Sun Grown

Pre-light draw presents with light wood flavors, smooth and cool. Easy to fire up and consistent, the Champagne offers the cedar plank smoke and profile as it burns. Ample smoke comes off an easy draw that maintains throughout. Immediately apparent though is a troubled burn which required multiple touch-ups. Not a game-changer, but not preferable. […]