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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    So that's what my past year has looked like all at once.

    Anyone else re-use their Rare box to hold crackers at a tasting?

  2. iadler

    iadler Savant (450) Illinois Aug 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Blind Barleywine tasting a few weeks ago. KH was the unanimous winner. Other personal favorites were Arctic Devil and Gratitude.
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  3. Only bottle now shown is the BCS Rare, overall a descent tasting.

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  4. I'm hoping those drain pours were on account of an infection or simply old (Uber hasn't been bottled for a couple years). I'm surprised you don't care for Huma, I think it's a stellar American IPA. Aww Jeah came out great in my opinion. I would suggest you visit the brewpub in Bellaire at some point in time. I like to think you would find the beer more enjoyable when super fresh.
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  5. Prospero

    Prospero Champion (785) Colorado Jul 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Last year's birthday tasting (group of friends)


    My friend's 40th birthday party:


    My birthday tasting #1 this year with friends:


    My birthday tasting #2 this year with beer buddies of mine.

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  6. Devi0us

    Devi0us Advocate (565) California May 3, 2011

    About this time last year...Rare took it for me...Hunahpu's for the other 3...KBS and Abyss were almost undrinkable...

    Around October last year...Darkness ran away with this one with GI Vanilla a close 2nd...

    About 2 months ago...Toss-up between Darkness and BCBS '09... CBS was such a letdown...I want my King Henry Back...

    Working on another tasting in about a week or two...Will post pics...

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  7. founder26

    founder26 Savant (470) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    although I somewhat agree with you, you gotta give credit to shorts for trying new things. alot of their beer may just not be your thing, but give them some time. and yes, aww jeah is ALOT better then huma, its really nothing like it. the only beer I would compare aww jeah to is firestone's double jack, which is saying alot!
  8. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (760) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Beer Trader

    Oh I didn't say I don't applaud experimentation...but shorts seems to have a substantially higher bust rate than dfh....I put up with dfh bad beers because hits like bitches brew make up for misses like faithfull ale.....does shorts have a major hit outside maybe this awwwjeah?
  9. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (430) Michigan Nov 7, 2010 Beer Trader

    Lots of people love Huma Lupa Licious, Freedom of '78, Soft Parade, and Anniversary Ale. I've sent some random bonuses to regular trading partners out in SoCal and they've been impressed with ControversiALE.
  10. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 3, 2010

    A few bottles we opened last Saturday.

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  11. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (810) Illinois Mar 29, 2009


    Most recent blind tTasting. Blacked out during it lol. oops.
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  12. JdoubleA

    JdoubleA Savant (470) North Carolina Apr 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    -Random "clean out" tasting, ranked from left to right. As you can tell there was no theme other than getting rid of stuff. While it did rank second from last, that Michelob pumkin beer wasn't bad. It was 3 years old too! The left hand hefe beside it was 4 years old and again, not bad, just not bettar than the ones in front of it. Full Sail "wreck the halls" bringing up the rear... horrible.

    -Definitely not a classy photo, but was the biggest tasting I've had at my place. Most of the good stuff was at the bottom because it went first. There is an Event Horizon and a Hop Slam visable though, you'll have to take my word for it and ignore the PBRs that invaded later on.
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  13. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader


    Baby Shower

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  14. BigGene

    BigGene Savant (380) Florida Oct 30, 2010

  15. BigGene

    BigGene Savant (380) Florida Oct 30, 2010

    OMG new to this pic posting crap..... The above is a Tasting a group of us do at the local World of Beer. I think we had 22 bottles this time.
  16. Got together with a couple BA buddies on Saturday, kind of a informal impromptu tasting, birthday celebration, thirst quencher.
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  17. Here's one I took that night James.

  18. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    So sad we didnt get to all of these! At least we still have a bunch of them left!

  19. mcaulifww

    mcaulifww Initiate (0) Virginia Aug 18, 2011

    How'd you like the Dark Hollow. I've got a bottle with almost a year on it that I haven't gotten around to drinking.
  20. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (670) Illinois Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    From my Christmas tasting back in December:

    In no particular order:
    Jewbelation 15
    Verticle Jewbelation
    King Henry
    '11 Dark Lord
    Baller Stout
    Cygnus X-1 Porter
    Birchwood Smoked Stout
    Sierra Nevada 30th anni Barleywine
    Otter Creek RIS
    The Vermonster
    Vermont Spruce Top
    Long Trail Centennial Red Ale
    Hop Juice
    Pliny the Elder
    Surly Five
    WI Belgian Red
    Drink'in the Sunbelt
    Humidor Series IPA
    Sublimely Self Righteous
    Dragons Milk
    Fresh Hop Mirror Pond
    Black Metal
    Angry Goat Dopplebock
    Tramp Stamp
    Decadent IPA
    New Blegium Biere de Mars
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  21. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Champion (790) Jul 4, 2008

    Put pack a few Coors Lights last night with friends.
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  22. Some impressive bottle lineups, for sure. Would be nice to see more stouts and lambics, but eh.

    Slightly odd though- only two sets of pictures actually have people in them. No toasts? No "holy hell I finally got to try this beer" reaction pictures? Very few "look at the whole setup we have" shots?

    I'm assuming you gents do actually have people at these tastings, yeah? ;)
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  23. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Champion (790) Jul 4, 2008

    I drink alone
    With nobody else
    I drink alone
    With nobody else
    You know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself
  24. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    I would post my soapbox moment about finally trying DDG and getting to keep the bottle, but those who were there will say it was AWESOME and I dont want to embarrase myself anymore than I did.

    Ill give you the pic though.

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  26. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    You just earned more Eric is cool for the Througood lyrics.

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  27. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    True story. I took the picture

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  28. wscaffe

    wscaffe Savant (390) Florida May 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    Post Hunahpu Day 2012 tasting. good times.

  29. jsilva

    jsilva Savant (365) Massachusetts Nov 10, 2009

    Heres a few of mine/ours









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  30. Cant wait to see the lineup on the 18th!
  31. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    Ive got lots to open on top of what you guys bring!

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  32. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (670) Illinois Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Man those all seem like a waste of time compared to that coors light pic..
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  33. cbutova

    cbutova Champion (785) Massachusetts Oct 10, 2008 Verified

    Recent Spring Saison and Sour Fest #1:


    Stout Fest #1 back in December:


    Gonna have a big tasting like this every 3 months or so from now on. Next up is Summer IPAs/Double IPAs/HopFest, gonna need a lot of crackers for that one.
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  34. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,475) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Should we maybe do a spreadsheet? Always nice to know what to expect ahead of time. Gotta make sure I get my ticks in. :cool:
  35. Wish I was randomly at Churchills for this night. Good stuff !
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  36. podunkparte

    podunkparte Savant (435) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Oh shit! I knew there was a reason fate made me keep my Rare box all this time. This will be happening again!!!

    On topic, my profile pic is a picture from an epic tasting. That's drunk "Don't Stop Believin'" echoing from my golden pipes!
  37. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    Nope. All a suprise. Patience my young padawan.

  38. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (480) Illinois Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

  39. BomberKing

    BomberKing Aficionado (160) Texas Jan 15, 2011

    How was that BA small animal big machine?
    Ive got a bottle I want to open soon, was it pretty sour?
  40. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 3, 2010

    It was good, worlds better than the regular version, which I don't think is saying much. It wasn't overly sour but had a nice little kick to it. I got a few sips that left a funny aftertaste, but it didn't really take away from the beer too much.