Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Nov. 5

It was a surprisingly slowish week for new arrivals. However, we are still awash in craft beer, with more arriving every Wednesday and Thursday (and occasionally Friday). In fact, if you want to hear about new arrivals fastest, follow us on Instagram at @cookstliquor.

Lighthouse x Town Square In Cahoots Dark Cherry Sour 5.4% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a cranberry red colour. Notes of sour cherry candy and malty grain on the nose. Big acidity up front with tart cherry candy notes on the palate. Nice sour!

Field House Toasted Coconut Black Lager 6% 650ml (Abbotsford, BC)
Pours a black coffee colour. Notes of soy sauce, dry grain, molasses and booze on the nose. Sweet, rich, roasty and creamy on the palate with notes of coffee and espresso and a subtle hint of coconut on the finish.
Category 12 Excitation Cocoa Nib Espresso Stout 6.4% 650ml (Saanich, BC)
Pours a dark black-brown colour. Smoky aromas of chocolate, black malt and coffee with a thick texture and flavours of cocoa husks, dark chocolate and coffee with a lightly bitter finish.
Also available: Persephone Barrel-Aged Doppelbock

R & B Belgian Dubbel 7.4% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a caramel orange colour. Notes of dried fruit, molasses, spice and booze on the nose. A bit of sweetness on the palate, with rich, boozy notes of fruit and spice.

Fuggles x Moon Malty Python The Life of Brett Brett Pale Ale 6% 650ml (BC)
Pours a rich golden yellow colour. Notes of bright pineapple, brett funk, straw/hay and stone fruit on the nose. Complex and tasty with notes of funk, pineapple, tart stone fruit and hay. Nice dry finish.

Yellow Dog Squirrel Chaser Hazy Pale Ale 5.2% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a hazy yellow-orange colour. Bright tropical fruit  and citrus notes on the nose. Juicy tropical fruit notes, yet fairly dry and light-bodied on the palate.

Twin Sails Sneak Attack IPA 6.4% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Orange juice colour. Spicy and fruity with big, ripe tropical fruit notes on the nose. Sweet and juicy with tropical fruit  juice and pineapple juice notes on the palate and a bitter finish.
Also available: Superflux Happyness IPA and Colour & Shape IPA