Welcome to Cosmo's Beer Blog!

We’re a small group of friends and family scattered across the country who’ve all developed a thirst for craft and import beer. We decided that a blog would be a great venue for us to share our hobby. Here we will review beer, compare notes and challenge each other with "Beer Missions".

So welcome to our little world of discovering great tasting beer!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Family Reunion, Tasting 1

Mike, Laura and I are attending a family reunion so we decided to bring a ton of great beer and try to create some converts. Tonight we went through:
1. Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV - Duvel - Belgian Strong Pale Ale
2. Brasserie de Rochefort - Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Belgian Strong Dark Ale
3. St. Bernardus - Abt 12 - Belgian Quad
4. Deschutes Brewery - Hop In The Dark - American Black Ale
5. Founders - Kentucky Breakfast Stout - American Double Imperial Stout
6. Boulevard Brewing Co. - Imperial Stout - American Double / Imperial Stout

KBS was the big winner followed by St. Bernardus 12. For my taste, Hop In The Dark was an excellent brew that was reminiscent of one of my favorites: Three Floyds Black Sun Stout.

The reunion has just begun and we've got plenty more to share!

Eis Egian,


  1. Hey, guys! Thanks for doing this. Kelly is still talking about the KBS and Abacus. I think she's more excited to go to Surdyk's than I am. That only happens, well, every other time we go to Surdyk's.

    I'm more or less recovered from last week, but I still miss the teeny-tiny cabin we had and the lake nearby.

  2. Hi David! Good to hear that you're on the road to recovery :) I'm really glad that you and Kelly enjoyed the tastings. We had a great time hanging out with you guys.

    I wanted to mention that if you or Kelly are ever interested in sharing your thoughts on brews, just let me know and I'll set you up to post here.