It may seem cruel to review a beer you can only get at one bar in the world, but since this blog is for people in North County and this beer is available at Churchill’s in San Marcos and was brewed by Port Brewing in San Marcos, I think it works. Churchill’s Finest Hour has been brewed annually for two years now as a collaboration between Churchill’s Pub and Port Brewing. This Imperial Stout that is aged in oak barrels weighs in at an impressive 11% and has a great kick to it. This ale pours dark brown with a slight amber hue and has a small head. The aroma is of oak, chocolate, and a little vanilla. The taste is of chocolate, oak, and maybe bourbon. Overall this is a great beer and I am glad to have tried something that is exclusive to North County. Next time you are in San Marcos, stop in and ask to try a bottle. You can only drink it in house so bring a friend to share it with.
Limited Release only available from Churchill’s Pub in San Marcos, CA.