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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by sandiego67, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Everywhere I go these days, people are taking shots of Fireball Whisky. Can anyone think of a beer that has infused the hot cinnamon flavor? It might be ok in a dark stout.
  2. Hmm.. probably a nice Winter Warmer would probably be best with a cinnamon pairing. Wouldn't be my kind of thing.. but to each his own.
  3. I think Stone Vertical Epic 11/11/11 was somewhere along those lines. I was into that brew. It wasn't very "hot" though.
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  4. an imperial red? Scotch ale? Scotch ale.
  5. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (380) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    Innis & Gunn Fireball? :p Since the regular Innis & Gunn is sort of sweet in taste it might work for people with a sweet tooth.
  6. The taste that I am referring to is very different from the chili pepper beers that are so prevalent now. Cinnamon extract is used. It is the flavoring for the red hot candies and doesn't continue to burn for very long.
  7. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

  8. Kind of an interesting concept to look into, a RIS with a cinnamon kick. Hmmmm....
  9. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (850) Michigan May 8, 2006

    First, if everywhere you go people are taking shots of whiskey, you need to go better place. Whiskey should be served neat or perhaps in a Manhattan.

    Second, if everywhere you go people are drinking Fireball, you need to go better place.

    Fireball is what my friends drunk uncle passes me around a campfire at night when we're all drunk anyways, in that case it tastes wonderful with whatever is in my hand.
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  10. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    How on earth could you possibly consume Jameson if it weren't as quickly as possible without puking it all over the bar?
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  11. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (850) Michigan May 8, 2006

    There is a reason I don't drink Jameson. That is one of them.
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  12. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    I know you reasonably well. I know you can't refuse free. Would you take your paid for by someone else shot of Jameson on the rocks?

    Me, I'm pounding it and hoping I don't add a permanent aroma to the bar.
  13. Oh I could tell stories about that... But since this thread is about cinnamon stout, I'll talk about that....
  14. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (850) Michigan May 8, 2006

    I'd take it neat and pray for the best. I have been served a 151 neat, deaf waitress, and lived. I would hope I could perform a similar feat of strength again.
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  15. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Why wouldnt you just throw it in her face instead?
  16. I'd love to try Ten Fidy or ST Choklat run through a Randall of cinnamon sticks.
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  17. If someone wants to pay me to drink Jamesons, it would be one of the greatest things that's ever happened to me.
  18. Stoutish

    Stoutish Zealot (90) California Jan 1, 2013

    Angry Orchard Cider and fireball seems to be the most popular in my area. I want to pair it with a Stone VE 12-12-12. For Science... Just for the Science.
  19. Copper Kettle in Denver won a gold medal at GABF in 2011 for their Mexican Chocolate Stout.
    Had a very strong cinnamon presence - not like the candies, but still pretty cinnamony.

    I don't mind Jameson so much.
  20. The Cinnamon is present in Fireball to mask the bad Whiskey, it works quite well, I took a shot of that stuff last Fri.

    I love a good stout with Cinnamon, like Hunapuh's, but I don't think I'd want it to mask any tasty beer and be the predominant taste. That being said, I'd be game for a cinnamon bombed OE.
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  21. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (845) California Nov 16, 2009

    I got a bit of that heat cinnamon fireball flavor from this years Rebel Yell from Eclipse. Just me though.

  22. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    Now there's an idea, how about New Glarus Apple Ale with a shot of Fireball?...

    mmmm, Apple Jacks!
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  23. Has anyone over 22 tried Fireball?
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  24. luwak

    luwak Savant (345) Arizona Mar 2, 2010

    Yeah it was very cinnamon and chilli pepper. i personally loved it...but i feel like i am the only person in the world who didn't hate it.

    Lava stout from Ölvisholt Brugghús has a chilli/cinnamon taste to it but it is much more subtle.

    New Belgium Lips of Faith series) and Ska both a a cocoa mole within the last two years. Both very spicy and cocoa (not cinnamon) and both really nice beers (esp the NB)

    Oak Aged Yeti from great Divide and Black butte 23 (or was it 24?) were brewed with chillies too again though no cinnamon.

    A search produced this...ive never had it...

    I'd bet there have been many attempts like this (cinnamon and chillies) among homebrewers though...ask in one of those forums maybe somebody will send you some...or get inspired to brew some.
  25. If any of you guys are wanting to try a cinnamon beer just take your favorite beer of choice and throw a half dozen or so atomic fireball candies in your beer for about 10-15 minutes then drink.
  26. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Live Oak made a one off a few years back that was Chipotle Liberation Ale (their IPA). That's the best spicy beer I've had.

    This is the some of the worst undrinkable crap I've ever had, on the other hand:
  27. Ive had this, and although novelty and way over the top, I kind of enjoyed it.

    I recall hearing about a beer being discussed on the Brewing Network that tasted like red hots, I cant remember what it was but ill try to find it. I believe it was the 2012 holloween show.
  28. davesway10

    davesway10 Advocate (510) Iowa Jan 23, 2010

    Yup , and every time I head out with my pals Jameson, somehow, always ends up on the bar in front of me. I hate that stuff. Blahh

  29. You're not alone! I really enjoyed it too.

  30. I think not.
  31. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (335) Illinois May 1, 2012

    The more refined drink Red Stag Spiced.
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  32. Southern Tier 2Xmas perhaps? If you realty want to go crazy how about Scaldis Noel?
  33. 28 here - nope.
  34. rab53

    rab53 Advocate (655) Washington May 1, 2005

    Shipyard Pumpkinhead tasted like red hot cinnamon candies last time I tried it. You could mix that with a decent beer (or toss in schnapps into a beer of your choice).
  35. Really? Only time I had it, it tasted like bud light with cinnamon added
  36. rab53

    rab53 Advocate (655) Washington May 1, 2005

    Yes...it was foul and full of artificial cinnamon.
  37. I brought a gallon for friends when I went to the usvi this summer, with my brother bringing another 2 liters. This was before they got it down there though.
  38. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (535) Washington Nov 25, 2012

    Fireball can go fuck itself.

    Nasty sugary crap, its schnapps under a different name, to call it "whisky" anything is a shame. It sure does turnover like crazy, sell 10-60 50ml's a day. Fair product, but I don't care for it myself.
  39. NB Cocoa Mole has cinnamon & chiles, ain't no hotball.