Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Beer Review - Snack Attack

Cigar City, Bluejacket and Funky Buddha Breweries collaboration - Snack Attach Imperial Porter, 10% ABV

Cigar City Brewery in Tampa, start-up Blue Jacket Brewery in Washington DC and the Funky Buddha Brewery in Boca Raton, FL came up with this monster collaboration beer apparently while binging on loot from the local 7-11 after smoking a whole lot of weed.  Have you heard of Reinheitsgebot?  The German beer purity law that states that you should only use water, barley and hops to produce beer?  Yeah, well this one is not one of those. 

Here is a list of the ingredients in the beer that they admit to:  sea salt, lactose, cacao nibs, roasted peanuts and vanilla.  Here's what I think is also included:  everything on the candy isle at that aforementioned 7-11 including the licorice.  An Imperial Porter is itself a face full of potency, intense and full flavored and when you add all of those ingredients you get what is basically Snickers beer. 

The color is dark ... black even with more smells than you can process.  The texture is creamy with medium carbonation and a head that does not persist.  The blast of flavor is stunning, complex, over-powering.  I was almost unable to finish my 8 oz. glass due to the intensity, but I'll be damned if I don't already want another.

I rather doubt if this one time special will ever be brewed again and would be really, really surprised if there is any to be found in Texas, but if I were you, I would go ahead and look.

Cigar City Brewing Company
3924 West Spruce Street, Ste. A
Tampa, FL 33607

Bluejacket Brewing Company
200 Tingey St SE
Washington DC 20003-4600

The Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery
2621 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton,FL US

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