In Boston, having fun training in temps ranging from 10 (Thursday) to 25 (yesterday)...heatwave this weekend, shooting up to 40s and maybe low 50s...so, after yesterday's hard-pumping 25 miler, I went looking for my new favorite beer, Sam Adams Cream Stout -- to me, a perfect amount of sweetness in a stout and a brew that could be had every day.
Alas, the "package" store was out, but, they had some new brews from Sam Adams, Imperial Stout, White Stout and Double Bock. I tried the Imperial Stout -- a tad pricier than usual, $9.59 for a 4-pack. Absolutely fine craft quality...had it at room temp/unrefrigerated...rich, full flavor, not as sweet as the Cream Stout, but still some nice malt and a good touch of sweetness with a reasonable finish...I'm guessing that the alcohol content is up there because after drinking one -- ok, I'm a light weight when it comes to drinking -- I felt a bit, uh, well, as if I had guzzled a couple of beers. I'm going back to give the Imperial White and Double Bock a try...after a good solid ride, of course