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Beers you should have shared

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by WestCoastBrew2, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. So, I celebrated my Presidents Day off of work with a few beers that included a Alesmith Speedway Stout. The SS was a great beer, but the 12%abv got to me as after finishing I pretty much passed out on the couch. Needless to say, my wife was not too thrilled with this. I wish I would have saved this big beer for a special gathering and shared with friends/family. I was pretty excited for the SS, opened it, and felt I had to finish it, all by myself.............
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  2. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Champion (755) Illinois Dec 13, 2008

    (Three Floyds Dark Lord)

    I asked many friends and family members, but they all HATE stouts.
    Bought a bottle and hung on to it for months before just saying too bad.
    Quite thrilled to converted most of them to craft beer.
  3. dap325

    dap325 Aficionado (200) New York Apr 2, 2009

    Double Bastard Jeroboam. :confused:
  4. juankzas

    juankzas Aficionado (240) Mexico Jun 13, 2008

    1.5 litres Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw
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  5. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Similar experience with Speedway Stout. I can drink a 750 ml of something higher than 12% without too much issue, but for some reason, Speedway Stout is tough to slog through on your own.
  6. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Voodoo Maple Bacon and Dark Lord. I really should have just given them away.
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  7. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    Espresso yeti
  8. firestone sucaba from last year

    that has quite a kick ! definitely enjoyed it but wouldn't hurt to share it.

    unfortunately not a lot of people i know enjoy craft beer as much as i do let alone sours/wild ales and barley wine especially. definitely an acquired taste that takes getting used to IMO
  9. CMB2012

    CMB2012 Savant (295) Colorado Nov 26, 2008

    My first bottle of King Henry. No problem finishing it by myself, hehe :) , but that is a beer to be shared!
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  10. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    I don't think there's any beer (normal below 20%) that I would have a problem finishing abv wise, but getting through one of those because of how big they are is a different question.
    I thought this was beers you wished you shared because of how amazing it was. For me Ry(e)an Ale.
  11. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Advocate (540) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013 Beer Trader

    Lost Abbey Serpent Stout... Didn't need that as my nightcap at Monk's cafe last winter. Had such a "good time" that I nearly overslept my work conference the next morning, YIKES!
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  12. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Michigan Feb 16, 2013

    I'll be happy to take all your Dark Lord off your hands
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  13. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    next time just give me the Dark Lord lol
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  14. I opened the SS after i had a few hopslams and sucks, normally the SS wouldn't have been a problem for me either. I just had to labor through it a little and wish i would have saved for a different occasion
  15. jnoble

    jnoble Aficionado (205) Washington Feb 23, 2012

    Creme Brûlée and Double DBA from FW for me. Liked em both a lot but...12 oz. of each would've worked for sure!
  16. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Sorry, I drank the only bottle I ever had (or will have) on Sunday night.
    Just wasn't my cup of tea cola base/insulin/chocolate syrup/Robitussin/soy sauce/molasses....
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  17. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Savant (275) Minnesota Dec 17, 2008

    Surly Syx...its too much for 1 person, me and my buddy split a bottle near the after it came out...we were suprised how hard it hit.
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  18. After a couple warm up beers, I had a Black Ops followed by a Mephistopheles on Super Bowl Sunday... the Superdome wasn't the only thing that had it's lights turned out in the second half.
  19. Half growler (32oz) of BCBS
  20. DonDrooge

    DonDrooge Aficionado (240) Massachusetts Mar 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    DFH Fort
  21. cincysig

    cincysig Savant (425) Connecticut Sep 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    I went to a summer party on a lake and brought one four pack each of Gandhi Bot and Hop Crisis. I did not drink them all, but I had the lion's share. Was out by 7pm and woke in the morning. Woof.
  22. Creme Brulee


    Almost every pumpkin beer I've ever tried and drainpoured, about 3/4ths of them.
  23. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Unita Labyrinth.

    So damn good though
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  24. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    vast majority of the beers i've had. hindsight is 20/20.
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  25. I shared one with my wife recently then we both shared it with the drain.
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  26. alelover

    alelover Advocate (610) Michigan Aug 19, 2012

    voodoo maple bacon. im sure some of my non craft beer friends would of liked it.. go figure.
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  27. Share? I go best mode through all my beers solo.
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  28. Bolt Cutter
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  29. you might enjoy this stupid shit then

  30. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    Any 750ml.
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  31. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Savant (425) Connecticut Jan 24, 2008 Beer Trader

    DuClaw Colossus. Talk about aptly named!
  32. dagmer

    dagmer Aficionado (160) Illinois Feb 27, 2012

    A few
    Baller Stout
    Speedway stout
    Imperial Biscotti Break
    Bourbon County Coffee stout

    It's awful to share a beer when the person your sharing with isn't into it as much as you. I once shared a Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch weasel with a friend who made wise cracks with practically every sip.
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  33. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    Speedway stout comes to mind, amazing beer but it definitely kicked my ass. You live, you learn lol

    I have a bottle of Labyrinth that I've been excited to try for a while now, but I will definitely be sharing that one. That's a little more than I'm willing to tackle in one sitting by myself.
  34. JCDenver

    JCDenver Savant (340) Texas Feb 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    LOL. Capital beer murder, but funny.
  35. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 10, 2010

    Mother Funker... My mouth just gave up.​

  36. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Savant (390) Pennsylvania Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    My keg of Two Hearted.
  37. boulevard rye on rye. damn it hits hard after a couple of IPAs!
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  38. MarshallMan

    MarshallMan Aficionado (225) Kansas Feb 24, 2009

    Double Bastard ... oh my. Great beer ... zzzzz
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  39. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Champion (875) North Carolina May 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    The Bruery Cuir: drank a whole bottle to myself plus a couple other beers and passed out.
    The Bruery Smoking Wood: drank a whole bottle to myself plus a couple other beers and passed out.
    The Bruery Autumn Maple: drank a whole bottle to myself plus a couple other beers and a little bit of another substance, didn't pass out but just felt too intoxicated in an unpleasant way.

    Anyone see a trend here?
  40. ndepriest

    ndepriest Savant (415) Georgia Feb 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Imperial Biscotti Break. It's one of my favorite beers, but I get the sugar shakes about half-way through.