Russell Blood Alley Bitter (Premium Bitter/ESB) Pours a clear copper colour with nice tan head. Aroma is earthy and orangey hops. Taste is earthy fruity hops with a touch of malt. Smooth bitterness. Great beer.
This is a classic American stout with the essential "moreishness" quality sought out by Bernstein and other beer enthusiasts—meaning it’s a beer you want to have more of. You’ll notice flavors of espresso and chocolate, but it also has a touch of hops to cut the sweetness of the beer. For those who don’t know—"hops" is a flower and one of the four main ingredients in beer. It balances out sugars and sweetness, often contributing to the aromatics and bitterness in darker beers.
Boatswain Chocolate Stout. As it states right on the front of the label, this bold bomber is “brewed with cocoa powder.” It presents aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and coffee with assertive, tangy hops and caramel maltiness. While it sounds like you might need a fork to enjoy this, it’s actually super drinkable. And it’s a respectable 5.4% alcohol by volume. http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article/1044