1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

What Beer Are You Drinking? #101

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by gtermi, Jan 29, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Good morning everybody! Just got off work and now I'm ready to drink a few before bed. I'll start my Tuesday off with a delicious Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Hope everybody has a great day, cheers!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

  3. scootsmal

    scootsmal Savant (260) New York Aug 15, 2012

    Picked up a case of Sucks. This beer is just incredible, and its fun to see non craft beer drinkers look at the label and ask if its really called that, lol.
     
    Gannon81, Maction, Deltoro and 12 others like this.
  4. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (345) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    [​IMG]
    Nothing extraordinary, but most definitely tasty. I think I read somewhere on the forum that they were going to discontinue the black lager so I figured I'd better pick one up again before it's gone, if the rumours are true.
     
  5. JohnDMartin

    JohnDMartin Initiate (0) Kentucky Jan 13, 2013

    Just finished a Stone RIS now i am drinking a Founders Imperial Stout for a bit of comparison...
     
  6. JohnDMartin

    JohnDMartin Initiate (0) Kentucky Jan 13, 2013

    Hey, cheers to all the night shift workers sipping on a delicious stout!
     
    Pahn, dsal89, acevenom and 1 other person like this.
  7. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    My third one this week... Only 10 bottles left :-(

    [​IMG]
     
    falcon1, Bond111, Gannon81 and 24 others like this.
  8. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (545) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    That's the old label. I highly doubt if that is fresh, so it's pretty cool that this beer held up well enough. Where did you hear about this beer being discontinued?
     
  9. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (345) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    I think they've kept on using the old labels for beers exported to Sweden and sold via the monopoly here. This one has a best before date of June 13. Might be because they haven't run through their stock of old labels for the Swedish market since the volumes are so small (it's a combined UK/Swedish label with the importer for both countries listed on it). I noticed their Oktoberfest and Winter lager had the new labels though which is rather strange.

    The info on the black lager I read here:
    http://beeradvocate.com/community/t...eeps-racking-up-the-medals.50456/#post-759909
     
  10. JohnDMartin

    JohnDMartin Initiate (0) Kentucky Jan 13, 2013

    Ok please dont rub it in any more. I dont have any and am not sure if my reatailer gets BCBS so i surely dont need to see that!
     
    dsal89 and jglowe77 like this.
  11. Devi0us

    Devi0us Advocate (555) California May 3, 2011

    You ever have one of those days at work where you're like "Fuck, Today Sucks Ass?" Well, last night was one of those days...

    Got this in a BIF...Not much of a hop presence for a TIPA, tastes like a watered down 120 Minute but the alcohol is doing it's job...
    [​IMG]

    Cheers!
     
  12. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (345) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    [​IMG]

    St. Eriks Pale Ale. A Swedish micro brewed pale ale, 4.5% abv hopped with citra hops. St. Eriks is like a Swedish version of Samuel Adams (its regular line-up at least), offering solid and tasty but not extraordinary beers at decent prices. It doesn't have the same hop punch as an American pale ale would have (Swedish craft breweries are either too cost-conscious or simply unable to reach the heights of their American counterparts in this department for the most part imo), and the body is light and pale due to the use of pale ale malt only (which I like since it makes for a rather dry beer), but it's still hop forward enough to provide a nice citrusy hop taste.
     
    Bitterbill, cjoc83, FUNKPhD and 2 others like this.
  13. That looks great, I'd love to try that. The color is beautiful.
     
    Bitterbill, dsal89 and Crusader like this.
  14. theres about 5 cases of this stuff sitting at my local bev store. cheers!
     
    jglowe77 likes this.
  15. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (345) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    [​IMG]

    Their IPA which contains dark caramel malt apart from pale, and Northern Brewer, Centennial and Amarillo instead of Citra. It has a slightly fuller body due to a higher abv (5.3%) but the hop profile is still citrusy, I can't really distinguish much of a difference between the two in that compartment, other than the fact that the bitterness seems more muted in this one due to the caramel malts. A nice beer though.
     
  16. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (345) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    [​IMG]

    Has a similar hop profile to the previous beer, but it also has a rather different tasting note which I found to be hard to identify initially. It tastes familiar, and I'm now pretty sure it's the taste of a bubblegum, it's sort of like the taste of evergreen but without the cooling sensation. Really nice and refreshing though.
     
  17. Cavecreekchili

    Cavecreekchili Aspirant (45) Jan 23, 2013

    My first Hopslam! Well second actually...I had one botlle in the parking lot to make sure it was worth the price, and the bought more :D 71 cases just rolled into my shop HAHAHA friggen wonderful warm weather and great DIPA!
     
  18. seplo

    seplo Savant (455) Connecticut Sep 8, 2009

    I will be going to a NEBCo tap takeover and will be having

    Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    Double Dry Hopped Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    BA Imperial Stout
    Coffee Imperial Stout Trooper
    Cherry Vanilla Imperial Stout Trooper
    Mosaic IPA
    and a Gold Stock

    CHEERS
     
    Bitterbill, cjoc83, wittyname and 6 others like this.
  19. Kyrojack

    Kyrojack Savant (470) Indiana Oct 9, 2012

    Well its 1 in the afternoon here, but I'm planning on having a Yanjing Beer. Sounded interesting and never had an Asian beer before.
     
  20. Heady-Topper a day will keep the doctor away. :D
    [​IMG]
     
  21. had this tasty beer on tap, finally found this bastard in the bottle. Muhahaha!!!
    [​IMG]
     
    Bond111, Gannon81, Maction and 23 others like this.
  22. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Savant (450) Wyoming Feb 24, 2011

    Just as I am the "Crusader" for Italian beer, our friend is one for the Swedish! Fing awesome this! :D
     
    Bitterbill and Providence like this.
  23. Troffhead

    Troffhead Initiate (20) Iowa Jan 29, 2013

    Epic HopZombie DIPA! Remind anybody else of Stone Enjoy By 12/21/12?
     
  24. hopswap1

    hopswap1 Savant (385) Illinois Apr 27, 2012

    Started with a Hebrew genesis 15:15
    [​IMG]
    Moved on to very mad cow and dollar burger
    [​IMG]
     
  25. Etan

    Etan Champion (755) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

  26. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Odell's The Meddler - an Oud Bruin paired with a Spanish Manchego

    [​IMG]

    Beautiful. And this:



    Cheers all!
     
    Bond111, Gannon81, tut2528 and 21 others like this.
  27. NorCalYeti

    NorCalYeti Savant (340) California Dec 18, 2008

    Still drinkin' good after all these years. Cheers!

    [​IMG]
     
  28. WoodburyMN

    WoodburyMN Savant (340) Indiana Aug 5, 2012

    Goose Island Nightstalker
     
    PD4Ever, Schwantz and Bitterbill like this.
  29. Sipping a NB Dig Pale Ale, not bad, not bad at all! Wife is sick, I am taking care of her and our almost two year old so I deserve a beer that is for sure!
     
  30. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (555) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    where ar
    Where are you having very mad cow on tap?
     
  31. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    [​IMG]
    This friggin beer is ridiculous. Cheers
     
  32. hopswap1

    hopswap1 Savant (385) Illinois Apr 27, 2012

    Tap House Grill in St. Charles. Off of Randall and 64.
     
  33. whats that like?? lol:eek:
     
    fox227 likes this.
  34. No pictures, but I found my way to D's 6-Pack for some leftover draft Founders treats. It was before 1pm and the bitch bartender poured me a full pint of 2010 Nemesis! I mean, it was delicious, but c'mon! Are you trying to ruin the rest of my beer-drinking day? I pointed her toward the proper tulip/snifter 8oz pours before I ordered a Bolt Cutter. Good thing, too, because that beer is a serious disappointment. Where was the malty aroma? Just some quelled grapefruit hops and barrel wood. Taste followed the nose, pretty much. Well, glad I took a few brews home. Pictures of those up soon.

    In the meantime, time to pop my '09 Nemesis in the fridge before stepping out to gather secret ingredients for my girlfriend's impromptu Chopped Challenge!

    "Chef Hopmonster, do you have what it takes to become the next Chopped champion? When you get home from work, please open up your basket of secret ingredients!"

    *Okay, maybe I'll post pictures of what I brought home with me.

    [​IMG]

    ...and, going in the fridge...

    [​IMG]
     
  35. cavedave

    cavedave Champion (940) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Hard day is melting away, It's 4:20 what more can I say.
    [​IMG]


     
  36. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    [​IMG]
    Very solid dipa. Wish I would have bought more than 1 bottle when i was in Chi Town.
     
    Etan, Maction, Pinche_Oso and 4 others like this.
  37. Pahn

    Pahn Advocate (705) New York Dec 2, 2009

    really really jealous D:

    think i'll probably miss gold stock again this year, which sucks since just-released gold stock is a top 3 beer for me. fuzzy baby ducks i lucked out on the first time so other people deserve to drink some:).

    mosaic IPA i bet is going to be amazing.

    ---

    no drinking for me until thursday's CBC barleywine fest. then probably having an eclipse party on friday, and some random shit at someone's bday party on saturday.
     
  38. Looks like it did
     
  39. Skrip

    Skrip Savant (380) South Carolina Oct 7, 2012

    [​IMG]
     
    Bond111 likes this.
  40. linkmon

    linkmon Zealot (90) New York May 14, 2009

    Deliciousness!!

    [​IMG]
     
    kaseydad, fox227, Hanzo and 5 others like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page