Looking back, I can see that 2014 was a prolific year for drinking. Thanks to the Untappd app, I have a way of quantifying this. Over the years I’ve been known as someone who loves use the app as a way to create similes to describe what I’m drinking; sometimes it’s clever but usually it’s just confusing and bizarre.
Here, I present my UnTappd Year in Review!
“Like the shock when you realize the Dairy Queen is on fire.”
Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean (Jan 2.)
Here I was trying to get across the unexpected mixture of smoky and sweet; it was disconcerting, but lead to a fun review. I think Stone does almost everything well, especially their Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA, but this one was merely “good.” 3/5 stars
“Like a pineapple on fire humming down a playground slide.”
Two Roads Brewing Rye 95 (Feb. 21)
The fire comes from the boozy quality behind this beer, and I think the pineapple references the hop experience. As for “humming” down a “playground slide,” I can only imagine that I was thinking that perhaps this beer was immature and needed some more time to ferment. Still enjoyed it a lot. 4/5 stars
“Like a crisp chocolate chip cookie kilt lifted by a mocha breeze.”
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