Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 15th, 2016 - The Red Banshee's Scream

Good evening!  Your pal the Meista here pairing "Scream" by Ozzy Osbourne and a Red Banshee from Fort Collins Brewery!

Album Info:
  • Artist:  Ozzy Osbourne
  • Title: "Scream"
  • Recorded: 2010 at The Bunker (Ozzy's home studio) in Los Angeles, California
    Release date: June 11th, 2010 (11th studio album by Ozzy)
  • Record company: Epic Records
  • Production: Ozzy Osbourne and Kevin Churko
  • Album cover art: Josh Cheuse, Meghan Foley, Jeff Gilligan, and Jennifer Tzar
  • Personnel: Ozzy Osbourne (lead vocals) with Kevin Churko (drums and percussion), Gus G (guitars), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), and Adam Wakeman (keyboards)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, hard rock
  • Sound: Maybe a bit overproduced at times, but still that classic Ozzy sound, "Scream" is an in-your-face rocker!  I think what really shines on this album is Gus G's fiery and fresh guitar work along with Blako's thunderous bass work! 
  • Major themes: Life and death, vengeance, self-reliance, anger, pain, fear, power, and love.
  • Notes: "Scream" is the first Ozzy album to feature guitarist Gus G, who replaced long-time guitarist Zakk Wylde.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Let It Die"
  2. "Let Me Hear You Scream"
  3. "Soul Sucker"
  4. "Life Won't Wait"
  5. "Diggin' Me Down"
  6. "Crucify"
  7. "Fearless"
  8. "Time"
  9. "I Want It More"
  10. "Latimer's Mercy"
  11. "I Love You All"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins, Colorado )
  • Website:
  • Brew: Red Banshee
  • Style: Red Alt Ale
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5.3%
  • IBUs: 37
  • Pour: Opaque and deep mahogany with a thin, but foamy off-white (almost tan) head that leaves a thin cap and trace lacing.
  • Nose: The nose of the Red Banshee is dank, earthy, and very malty.  There are big aromas of German noble hops along with sweet caramel and hazelnut.
  • Taste: The taste of the Red Banshee is nutty, malty, sweet, bitter, and herbal.  There are notes of roasted hazelnut and walnut, freshly baked hearty bread, honey, soft caramel, burnt toffee, spicy herbs, and grassy hops.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is somewhat thick, smooth, and very drinkable with a nutty, slightly bitter, and slightly dry finish.
Overall pairing: Like Ozzy's most recent studio album, "Scream", the Red Banshee Red Alt Ale from Fort Collins Brewery is a complex, yet very inviting artisan creation.  There are bold flavors, punchy notes, sweetness, and a little bitterness for good measure... a perfect pairing!

Cheers and hails!!

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