Very nicely executed Outlook for iOS and Android released by Microsoft. A lot of modern UI concepts well executed, a nice design, and works with Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
Shame my IT folks have our services locked down so tight that even a phone approved by AirWatch can’t use this app. “Productivity and checking out our competition? Nah, we can’t have that!”
Flying Dog Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout. Good coffee flavor but not at all overpowering. Just damned good – perfect for a cold winter night.
Lost Rhino Rhinoel. Belgian style Dubbel. Low IBU (30 IIRC), 7.5% ABV. Sweet bouquet, good malt flavor. We did not drink it from snifters since we aren’t hoity (plus the glasses need to be washed). You can definitely feel the warmth from the alcohol. A good winter afternoon beer; not one for longer sessions.
Founders Dark Penance. I’ll give you the stats first – 8.9% ABV, 100 IBU American Imperial Black IPA. Bitter hops balanced with rich malt flavor. Definite alcohol kick. Superbly rich flavor, good body, and good mouth feel. Very highly recommended.
Samuel Adams Fat Jack. Spice and pumpkin flavors are very light, despite “over 28lbs of pumpkin per barrel”. Malty and a very heavy body. Warm aftertaste with some sips having too much alcohol flavor for my palate. A stout 8.5% ABV.
Overall not a bad attempt by Samuel Adams, but it is nowhere near the autumnal ambrosia of Alewerks Pumpkin Ale.
I had a few friends over this weekend, and as usual, the topic of guns came up. We had a lively discussion about gun rights, and some old friends surprised me with the admission they owned guns. They lean left on the political spectrum and I just assumed they were anti-gun. My friends then mentioned they don’t talk about guns with their friends, as most of them are vehemently anti-Constitution. I nodded, understanding that this issue was divisive, even among close friends.
Continue reading We can not afford to be divided.
Flying Dog Amarillo Single Hop Imperial IPA. Sweeter than I expected to counter the intensity of the hops (hop?). Heavy body, very dense head, cloudy like a hefeweizen. Fruity bouquet. Potent at 10% ABV.