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I decided to wander around Wegman's this morning to see if any of their foods caught my fancy. I saw some smoked whitefish on display, which brought back some fond memories of the fresh, smoked salmon my father introduced me to. I thought, boy, this would go great with some Rauchbier, but I'm pretty sure I finished up that case. So I didn't get the fish.

Well, now I am drinking a Weyerbacher Black Hole, a porter-ish dark ale, and realizing that the smoked whitefish would have gone great with this. Oh, well.


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May. 8th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
For The Love Of Beer
If this is an accurate description of Weyerbacher Black Hole Ale, it sounds delectable. I'm not even a beer drinker, and my mouth is watering.

This is how Don Thompson describes it (spelling errors and all) in his "For The Love Of Beer" blog.

The Weyerbacher Black Hole pours from the 12oz bottle a deep, dark oily black with a nice two finger head that's a creamy, bubbly tan. No light is penetrating this brew...it's a black hole!! (Sorry...) Some nice lacing appears as well. Aromas of deep roasty fudge brownie with some blackened coffee goodness thrown in. A touch of vinous fruit and molasses. A hint of cinammon? Rich and decadant with a burnt bread undertone. I really enjoy the aroma here.

First sip brings a wall of dark, roasty burnt malts first thing with with a nice dose of fudge and burnt coffee undertones. Fairly dry with and a bit vinous with hints of dark fruits. Notes of caramel and baked bread in the background as it finishes with just a touch of hops. An interesting brew that's quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Carbonation explodes in the mouth and gives it a creamy feeling. I was expecting this to be a bit heavier but it works out nicely. I could see myself drinking this more often if it was readily available. A tasty brew for fans of porters and stouts alike.


Have you ever considered writing your own beer reviews? It would be interesting to read them.

May. 9th, 2007 05:51 am (UTC)
next time get it anyways. Smoked whitefish goes great on its own :)
May. 22nd, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
Done, as of last night! I discovered that I had actually squirreled away two bottles of Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier, so I picked up some whitefish at Wegman's yesterday evening and had it with the smoked beer during the season finale of 24.
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