DosBeerigos's Beer Universe Profile

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  • Username:
    DosBeerigos
  • Name:
    Phil Palmisano
  • Gender:
    Male
  • AIM:
    @dosbeerigos [twitter]
  • Location:

    United States
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  • Brief Bio:
    "The Fermentation" (Phil) was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. I began drinking beer before I can legally admit to it, but didn't get the palette for a good beer until the summer of 2002. The 1st micro-beer I ever had was Young's Chocolate Stout; and I thought it was gross. While I have matured since then im still not a huge fan of stouts. I am an avid home-brewer, and love experimenting with different types of ingredients to push my beer to the limits. My palette is geared more towards Ales, inparticular IPA's. I am a true Hop-Head at heart, and an avid HomeBrewer!




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  • Favorite Beers:
  • Favorite Beer Type:
    American Wild Ale
  • Favorite Beer:
    Upstream Grand Cru
  • Ratings Submitted:
    161
  • Reviews Contributed:
    102
  • Added:
    24 Beers, 1 Bar, 2 Breweries
  • Beers Owed:
    1
  • Beers Owed to Others:
    2
  • Group Name:
    Beer; DIY Style (Homebrewing)
Recent Beer Universe Reviews
  • May 2, 2011

    Southern Tier Mokah
    4.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 5/5
    • 4/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    Well I’m pretty sure we all remember what I thought about Choklat. If not just click HERE for the review of it.
    This beer like Choklat has a strong, up front, and in your face nose. It is a perfect blend of Javah and Choklat in one beer. The nose follows straight through to the taste of this beer. It’s sexual. The mouth feel of the beer is smooth as silk and leaves a nice lining on your glass. It is a perfect sweet coffee stout. I personally could drink this year round. Buy it while it is out, since it is a limited release. It will age well till next years release.
  • May 2, 2011

    Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout
    4
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4/5
    Had this bad boy off draft from The Coffee District in Delray Beach. Served in a bad ass St. Bernardus “Pimp Cup” aka chalice. Like the Kuhnhenn which was reviewed yesterday this beer is just like shoving your face in a huge dish of Creme Brulee.
    The taste of the beer follows to a tee the way it smells. Southern Tier could rename this beer Toffee because that flavor overpowers everything on the initial attack. Don’t get me wrong I like Toffee but JEEEZZZZZZ. Hints of caramel and coffee linger but nothing that stands out. This would be pretty challenging to drink a whole bomber by myself. Though I think I could handle it.
    Overall I felt that the Kuhnhenn Creme Brulee was better simply because it was more balanced all around. Although I would not discount the Southern Tier version. They are both VERY GOOD!
  • May 2, 2011

    Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
    5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    **2008 Bottle Reviewed**

    100th Beer Review on BeerUniverse!

    Alright I have to say after the Dark Lord vertical that was done back in December, I am gun shy about aging beers that I really like. This was a bottle I was sitting on but since I had two of them I decided to open on up to see how it is maturing.
    HOLY JESUS! This beer is still as boozey as I remember it being fresh. It has mellowed out just a bit in the past few years but it still has a bit of a bite to it. Good? NO! GREAT!
    Once of my favorite stouts just got better with time. There is a lot of vanilla, bourbon, and sweet malt. Hints of dark chocolate dance on the palate as well.
    I can not wait to crack open the vertical of this that I am sitting on (currently 05-10).
  • May 2, 2011

    Lindemans Gueuze Cuv̩e Ren̩
    4
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 5/5
    • 3.5/5
    I decided to bring you one of my go-to beers. Cuvee Rene from Lindemans is not currently available in the South Florida Market, but it is available in the Central Florida Market, so this is one to keep your eyes peeled for when traveling just a few hours north or west.
    This was one of the beers that cracked me into the “sour-head” that I have turned into. It is not over the top sour, so don’t worry. It is pretty well balanced beer that has some nice sweetness to it, but also has a bit of Funk working in the background as well. Unlike the flavored versions that are available all over the place from Lindemans, this beer truly shines and is one that I personally can drink more than one….well hell more than one sip. Some of the flavored varieties are just too sweet to stomach more than a sip or two.
    While this is not a beer that I would say rush out and find because it is the end-all-be-all to sours, it is a beer that I would reccomend picking up a small 375ml or a large 750ml to kick back and enjoy on a summer day in Florida. I always seem to find this booger in cart when it is on a shelf. One of my favorite beers!
  • May 2, 2011

    Stoudts American Pale Ale
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    Turn on CNN today…..this beer review just seems fitting. I was going to review Jester King’s Dark Metal Stout today, but had to put that puppy on hold since apparently today is a great day to be an American.
    Why should you drink this beer today besides the fact that there is a large American Flag on the Bottle? Well lets see here; The beer pours a nice Golden Hue….pretty nice white head. The nose of the beer screams AMERICAn pale ale, tons of caramel notes with nice citrus almost piney hop scent. The taste of the beer is solid (just like America). It’s a “shot to the head” (see what I did there?) of flavor. This beer is jam packed with flavor, but yet smooth and easy to drink.
    So today while you may be celebrating some special occasion grab a beer that represents the country you are proud of living in, put down the “King of Beers” and pick up something a little more patriotic…..snag a Stoudts American Pale Ale!
  • Apr 7, 2011

    Apocalypse Cow
    4
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4/5
    C. Liquid GOLLDDDDD
    H. Slightly Hazy
    N. Floral Hops, Light Citrus, Grapefruit, Hints of Sugary Sweetness

    It is an Imperial IPA brewed with lactose to add some additional sweetness. The nose of this beer brought me back to the beginnings of my quest for the best IPA. I remember pulling all kinds of crazy citrus odors from the beers, and loving every second of it. While this beer wasn’t quite as hoppy as I would have liked, I have to say the flavor of it was extremely well balanced. If I was to have reviewed this beer early on I have a feeling it would be a near perfect score. The beer’s taste has a strong hop presence, followed by nice malt notes, and then like a slap upside the head an unexpected sweetness (HELLLOOO LACTOSE!). I will try to get this again!

    Review Taken From DosBeerigos.com
  • Apr 7, 2011

    Winter Woods
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    C: Clear On The Edges
    H: Deep Redish-Brown Color
    N: Acetic, Cranberries, Faint Vanilla Spice?

    THE WOODS CALLS YOU TO THEM! Very excited to get to try the Winter Woods, one of the Woods Series from a brewery up in Mass. Yes, this is the same company that does Whales Tale, a beer that was just released in the local South Florida Market. Hopefully sales go well for Cisco in Florida and we can have some of the big bottles soon!
    The beer smells like a blend of acid and cranberries. There was a faint spice that I could not put my nose one, but the more I think about it, it may have been vanilla. The flavor was similar to the nose but filled with a spice upfront that was almost a turn off for me. Once the spice mellowed out a bit the sour cranberries came in, and that made me happy.
    Very interesting beer, just like most of the American Wild Ales. This is a style of beer that really is hit or miss. Although you find more hits than misses lately. I don’t know if I would seek out this Woods Series again, but I will look for other beers in the same line!

    Review Taken from Dosbeerigos.com
  • Apr 7, 2011

    Sanctification
    4.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 5/5
    • 4.5/5
    C: Cloudy
    H: Yellow (almost like urine)
    N: Tart Lemons Funk Acid = AMAZINGNESS!

    American Wild Ales are really hit or miss. Well is there another company in the United States that is slamming home-runs with their American Wild Ales quite like Russian River? In my humble opinion….HELL NO!
    Russian River brews some of the finest American Wilds in this country. Other companies such as Upland, Jolly Pumpkin, and Cascade do a fine job as well, but Russian River is a staple of quality and consistency.
    Sanctifcation is no exception either. The beer is filled with super tart and sweet lemons. Very similar to a lemon Shock-Tart. This beer infact brings me back to the day when I was a kid and I was searching for the most sour candy available. While I loved finding things that brought a tear to my eye, I would go back to shock tarts as my go-to candy for the time.
    Like Shock-Tarts, Sanctification isn’t going to make you pucker your lips to the extent that you begin to cry, but it will make you a happy little person with the balance of tart and sweet.
    VERY GOOD BEER!

    review taken from DosBeerigos.com