Tasting: December 2, 2012
Style: Imperial Stout (Expresso)
Although beer is an adult topic – I try and keep my content for general audiences. I’m trying to find something “rated G” to write about the name of this beer — but it’s uh…difficult. The label image of the sultry woman wearing only a WWII era military shirt doesn’t make me think of the standard definitions. Although I’m fairly certain that the urban dictionary might supply the appropriate explanation, the label offers this — “Loose lips sink ships, and coquettish Glory will never tell.”
I do love the label and with the “bomber girl” series, they certainly have accomplished that WWII pin-up girl feel in their label art. This is the third bomber girl release this year – GiGi’s Farmhouse and Double D preceded Morning Glory The Old Dominion website says that this is the final bomber girl release for 2012, Maybe we’ll see a return of this lineup and/or new additions in 2013.
Pours fairly opaque and delivers on the coffee nose. Initial thoughts are it’s a bit watery and flavors are somewhat muted. I do get the expresso and I’ll add that I also note treacle. This one has espresso beans, yet for better or worse it lacks the coffee bitterness. For a 9% ABV imperial stout – it should be larger than this. Color me somewhat disappointed. 83 points.
Read about the 2nd bomber girl “Double D” HERE
I haven’t had GiGi’s Farmhouse, but here’s a glimpse at the pin up label: