Saturday, November 20, 2010
Last night, we had the pleasure of visiting Athen's premiere beer bar, Trappeze, during their Stout Fest. Upon entering, we were told by the hostess that they were so busy we'd have to wait for a table. We just wanted to sit at the bar anyway, so no worries. Once we sat down, the quick and attentive staff got us set with our first sample of the night, a couple of 1/2 pours (we love the 1/2 pours, as you can sample more without breaking the bank!) from the special cask they had tapped for the evening, Terrapin's Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout. We're not going to review any of the beers here as tasting in a public atmosphere can be problematic. Aimee decided to get a flight of one of her favorites from Terrapin--the Wake-N-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout. The flight consisted of a sample of vintage 2008, an oak-aged vintage 2008 and the new 2010. James proceeded with Bell's Expedition Stout (one of his favorites), followed by Southern Tier's Oat Imperial Oatmeal Stout. We then decided to order some cheese and picked a three cheese plate. Beautifully garnished with a mix of fruits and nuts and completed with toasted bread and bruschetta.
Posted by James and Aimee at 11:58 AM