948-950. New York: Blind Tiger

Our last stop of the night was Blind Tiger, a beer bar that I'd previously been to with David. I would have been content finishing off the night with some familiar beers, but David insisted that we have one more round of new beers. We finished the night with several bottles of Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze.

948. Obovoid

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Boulder Beer
Alcohol: 8.00%
Serving: Tap
Style: Russian Imperial Stout, BJCP Style Guide

Pours an opaque black. Topped by a beige head that retains well and leaves sheets of lace. The aroma is roasty with notes of chocolate and dark fruit.

Lightly roasty to start, but quickly moves into s strong malty sweetness: raisins, dates and chocolate. There's a roasty, coffee bitterness in the finish along with a few hop characters. Medium-bodied and highly carbonated.

949. BiFrost Winter Ale

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Elysian Brewing Company
Alcohol: 7.50%
Serving: Tap
Style: Winter Warmer, BJCP Style Guide

Pours a clear copper. Topped by an off-white head that fades to a film, but that leaves good lacing. The aroma is strong. There are malty aromas of fruit and bread along with a good bit of spice.

Toasty upfront, moving into a sweet center with caramel and some fruitiness. The finish is lightly spicy with a mild bitterness. Medium-bodied and highly carbonated.

950. Brooklyn Blunderbuss Old Ale

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
Alcohol: 8.20%
Serving: Tap
Style: Old Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Pours a crystal clear brown. Topped by a beige head that fades to a thin ring. The aroma is boozy and malty with notes of caramel, molasses and a hint of roast. Very appealing.

Malty throughout: notes of toffee, molasses and dark fruit. The finish is roasty with a boozy kick. Thick and full-bodied with moderate carbonation.

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