Layer Cake Primitivo ’14

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/brick rim. Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, earth, barnyard, vegetables, smoke and black pepper. Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, black plums, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, vegetables, vinaigrette, vanilla, […]

via Layer Cake One Hundred Percent Hand Crafted Primitivo 2014 Puglia, Italy — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog

Bin 50 Shiraz

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. On the nose black currants, black plums, oak, earth, spices, tobacco, leaf, vanilla, medicine and black pepper. Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, currants, vanilla, wood, spices, tobacco, bitter herbs, vegetables and black pepper. Short finish […]

via Lindeman’s Wines Bin 50 Shiraz 2015, Southeastern Australia — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog

Chomolungma Honey Nut Brown Say What?

Athens, Ohio, home to Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery and this is a look at their Chomolungma Honey Nut Brown. Say what? This is an American Brown Ale that comes in at 6.5% ABV and 33 IBU and happened to catch my eye on one of my recent beer runs. For those that know Jackie O’s, they know they make some good beers and I am looking forward to see if this one follows suit.

Conundrum Wines Red Blend 2014, California

My Rating 90 Points. Price $25. Deep inky in color with a purplish rim. Sweet fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, sweet cherries, dried figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, alcohol, peppercorn, spices and mocha. Full bodied, bold, jammy and syrupy, with medium plus acidity and long long legs. Extremely fruity on […]

via Conundrum Wines Red Blend 2014, California  — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog

Golden Road Back Home Gingerbread Stout

It is often fun to check out some of the things being done with stouts and the Back Home Gingerbread Stout from Golden Road Brewing wasn’t much different. This stout comes in at an 8.5% ABV and pretty much packs the Christmas holiday in a glass. Notes open up nicely featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, and other flavors along with the chocolate coming from the malt. It is one that can also easily be cellared for a bit. Two hops and come together with 5 malts for this one and despite the 45 IBU, bitterness is not much of an issue especially if you let it warm a little. Not too bad from this Los Angeles Brewer, and check out the video to gather my other thoughts.

Jackie O’s Brewing’s Spirit Beast Multi Barrel Aged Blended Beer

Popping off three MBR’s to kick of a two day round of Jackie O’s review bombs!

And Third we have a blend of Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition, Bourbon Barrel Matriarch, Bourbon Barrel Brick Kiln, Bourbon Barrel Imperial Amber & Cognac Barrel Dark Apparition blened with a Belgian Quad that was aged with Walnuts, their Spirit Beast.

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