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Stouts & Porters
Depths of Darkness for the Depths of Winter

By Thomas Sulinski

Each year Tastings.com’s World Beer Championships is brought to a close with our annual stouts and porters review. From dark brown to black in color, these beers feature flavors and aromas ranging from dark fruit to chocolate and coffee. While some stouts and porters may be one-dimensional, only highlighting simple roasted malt driven flavors and aromas, the truly great examples are able to hold the drinker captive, able to leave drinkers with more words than chocolate or coffee as descriptors.   more >>

Truly Special Beers

By Thomas Sulinski

If questioned, parents will undoubtedly answer that all of their children are special. Similar to many parents, brewers will answer with the same conviction when asked of their beer. Each year we devote an entire session to what we call “specialty beers”.   more >>

Wheat Beers
A Renewed Summer Love

By Thomas Sulinski

Our most recent tasting of the World Beer Championships renewed my love affair with wheat beers. As the shelves of my local bottle shop become more imperialized, and label artwork becomes just that, artwork, wheat beer sometimes gets lost in the shuffle amongst the latest and greatest.   more >>