Backstory: I was all out of deodorant & made a quick run to Walgreens. As I'm waiting in line, I get that creepy feeling like someone's staring at me. I turn around, and:


A bottle of Smaug Stout. Staring at me from the liquor aisle. I have to have this. I can't not buy a beer made specifically for me.

Drinking it right now. And I gotta say....meh.

Smaug Stout is styled after a classic Russian Imperial Stout, but with a subtle hint of Habanero chilis to remind you of the fire and danger awaiting you in your journey to The Lonely Mountain. Pronounced notes of Coffee and Chocolate balanced with Northwest Hops and a touch of heat produce an exceptional imperial stout, a worthy reward for your hard-fought journey.


I love a spicy stout. This was a stout. I guess. But not in the least bit of spice. You've got fucking Smaug on your label. Your beer needs to have the heat promised.