Saturday, August 11, 2018

August 11th, 2018 - 90 Shillings For The Scourge Of Light

Good evening rockers and craft beer lovers!  The Meista here tonight pairing a delicious 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company and the mighty Jag Panzer's amazing "The Scourge Of Light"!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Jag Panzer
  • Title: "The Scourge Of Light"
  • Recorded: 2010 Guitars and vocals recorded at Row and Cam's House of Sonic Mayhem and Pancakes in Colorado.  Drums recorded at Clamsville in Arizona.  Additional guitars and bass recorded at Infinite Sound in Colorado.
  • Release date: February 28th, 2011 (9th studio album by Jag Panzer)
  • Record company: Steamhammer Records
  • Production: Jag Panzer
  • Album cover art: Justin Yun
  • Personnel: Mark Briody (guitars and keyboards), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (vocals), Christian Lasegue (guitars, keyboards, and piano), Rikard Stjernquist (drums), and John Tetley (bass guitar)
  • Additional musicians: Frank Lynn (violin) and Richard Niezen (cello)
  • Musical style: Power metal, heavy metal
  • Sound: With rapid fire attack coupled with !  The dual guitars of Briody and Lasegue shred and soar!  The Tyrant's vocal acrobatics are perfect from note one to the last!  And the rhythm section of Stjernquist and Tetley is a juggernaut of thunderous grooves!
  • Major themes: War, valor, life, death, power, might, evil, darkness, vengeance, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Condemned To Fight"
  2. "The Setting Of The Sun"
  3. "Bringing On The End"
  4. "Call To Arms"
  5. "Cycles"
  6. "Overlord"
  7. "Let It Out"
  8. "Union"
  9. "Burn"
  10. "The Book Of Kells"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: 90 Shilling Ale
  • Style: Amber Ale / Scottish Ale
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.3%
  • Pour: The 90 Shilling Ale pours a fairly clear, deep mahogany with a thick and frothy, 2-finger head with good sustain and pervasive lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is malty, fruity, and sweet with a hint of peat.  There are aromas of mild toffee, earthy soil, cherry wood, overripe plums, and freshly baked wheat bread
  • Taste: The taste of the 90 Shilling Ale is malty, sweet, and a little woodsy.  There are light notes of brown sugar/maple syrup and stronger notes of caramel along with low to moderate hops bitterness in the back and a spicy finish.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the 90 Shilling is smooth, and with a clean, yet slightly biting finish.
Overall pairing: Odell's 90 Shilling Ale is a hearty, complex, and deliciously sweet brew... and as such, makes for the perfect brew to throw back whilst pumping your fists and banging your head to the brilliance, aggression, and musical prowess of the might Jag Panzer!!

Cheers!!  Hails Jag Panzer!!

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