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This my weekly column of beer reviews. This week’s beer review is the Troegs Stompin’ Ale. This beer is brewed by Troegs Brewing Company out of Brainerd, Minnesota. The beer is a 4.7% ABV imperial stout and is released on the 4th of July every year. Troegs Stompin’ Ale was brewed to celebrate the 4th of July. The beer was brewed by hand in an old brick brewery that was turned into a brewery. Troegs Stompin’ Ale is available in both cans and bottles.

Metalic Vagabond Slushie
ABV 4.00
Style: American Black Ale
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 3.5
Palate: 3
Taste: 3
Overall: 4
Reviewer: Digest
Review: Praise be to God! I have never had a beer that I could accept as a real Black Ale. Unfortunately Metalic’s The Devil Run has been my homeboy since it was first released, and they suck. The Black Ale is the Brass Sure, the Devil came out with a Pineapple, but the flavors have been really bad for it. This one is sick. Heavy pineapple, Black Raspberry, Vanilla, and some hops. The finish is pretty good but the aftertaste doesn’t quite master the quality. Recommended only drinking a single or something to warm up.


Beer Name:Maitre Tôrer Tributoire
ABV 10.00
Style: Euro Dark Lager
Appearance: 2.5
Aroma: 2.5
Palate: 4
Taste: 3.5
Overall: 4
Reviewer: Bitterdog86
Review: aged in a chestnut-amber. nice creamy head with decent retention. Nice smell of molasses, bitter soft chocolate and caramel. Nice mouthfeel with a mild hop-dense finish. again a solid beer.

Beer Name:Maryland Hathcock Brew
ABV 10.00
Style: English Bitter
Appearance: 4.5
Aroma: 4
Palate: 4
Taste: 4
Overall: 4
Reviewer: Beket
Review: I recieved this beer as a gift at the baby-sit. It was from a local brewery, and I got it as part of a shipment of 10 Hefeweizens. I picked up a bottle from them at the farm. Thanks for the opportunity. Pours a nice thick cola colored head over a clear golden hue. There is a nice thick, creamy head that sets very tight on top, and very little dissipation. Somewhat of a minerally aroma. There are a little spices and dry fruit, but it’s quite tame. Tastes consistent with the aroma, and it has a nice sweet flavor to it. There is a nice muted maltiness to the taste, and it has a dry finish but it’s balanced quite well too. Mouthfeel is very good. Cheers!



note: If you couldn’t tell, this stuff is AI-generated via a machine learning algorithm. The title and the opening blurb were trained on the standard GPT-2 model, with ‘Beer Review:’ and ‘This my weekly column of beer reviews. ‘ given as prompts. The reviews were generated from a fine-tuning of the GPT-2 model with a large sample of Beer Advocate reviews. I selected from the saved samples of these and put this post together. I have not yet figured out how to train an algorithm to generate me beer photos.

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