New Mexico Brewfest tickets are going on sale this weekend! The announced out-of-towners are New Belgium, Deschutes, Stone, Oskar Blues, Left Hand Brewing, Odell. I was in the mood for a stout this weekend and decided to pick up a couple from breweries that would be at Brewfest. I got stouts from NM Breweries Sierra Blanca and Santa Fe and out-of-towners Deschutes and Left Hand.
I have been dying to try this one. I love an imperial stout my favorites being TenFiddy by Oskar Blues and Old Raputin by North Coast. I was disappointed by this one. It was cloyingly sweet – at least for my taste – and I felt you could taste and smell the alcohol content. I know this is a big beer, but I do not feel Old Rasputin and TenFiddy are this sweet and the alcohol level is not as noticeable.
I have never had a beer by Deschuted but enjoyed this stout.
I have had a few beers by Left Hand and really like their portfolio of beers. This one was pure milk stout goodness.
Sante Fe Brewing is awesome. I sampled this at Brewfest last year and loved it. The coffee flavor is strong and perfectly balanced.