Natasha Fatale Beer Release
Several months ago we held the first ever Blue Stallion Lager Contest with members of B.O.C.K. (Brewers of Central Kentucky). Among many high quality beers, the best-of-show winner was a Baltic Porter brewed by Jim Miller. Jim’s Baltic Porter, which he’s affectionality named “Natasha Fatale”, is roasty and coffee-like on the nose, its smooth and lightly candied sweetness turns over to grilled fruit nuance with a delicate vinous finish. Warm with spiced rum and bittersweet baker’s chocolate, its boisterous finish lands its waning taste somewhere between a hearty drinking beer and one that begs to be sipped and savored.
While all of the entries were considered high quality and free of defects, there were some additional standouts. The runner-up was a German-style Altbier brewed by Sam Franklin. Finishing in 3rd place was a Vienna lager made by Charles Anderson and Chris Barnes. In 4th place was a Citra hop Pils by Paul Moss and Darrin Green.
Congratulations to Jim Miller for a terrific beer and special thanks to our guest beer judges Kevin Patterson, Chris Vandergrift, and Harck Pickett and again to Kevin Patterson for providing an eloquent description of the winning beer.