Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dead Snow and Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout (First Post)
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The playful banter of med school students on a skiing spring break vacation at some secluded cabin draws me in. The all too familiar foreshadowing of no cell phone signal, and creepy World War 2 horror stories starts this movie in the common teeny horror movie fashion. The movie progresses at the speed of smell with the only eye lifting moment being the outhouse sex scene. That was a first. I take my first sip of the sweet black liquid. It’s more carbonated than I expected for a high alcohol stout. The coffee flavor is strong but not overly astringent like some coffee stouts are. It’s much more drinkable than I expected from this big of a beer. There is a definite roasted character, deep and chocolaty with loads of malt. It’s a big stout that doesn’t fill like an imperial stout. I think that’s good. It makes it easy to put away 2 bombers before half of the characters are killed off.
Palate – 3/5
Ratebeer.com gives it a score of 96 overall and 95 in style. After this tasting I give it a 90. This is a great beer and for $4 a bomber I’ll fill my fridge guilt free. But it’s not in my desert island cooler.
Plot – 3.5/5
Gore – 4.5/5
Overall – 4/5
Rottentomatoes.com gave this movie a 67 on the tomatometer but I would put it at an 85. Respectable.