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What beer are you drinking now? #130

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DerrickW, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Champion (945) New York Aug 25, 2010

    So, clearly my beer guy wants to bankrupt me, as he consistently gets in great beers that he brings to my attention (I know he knows I have no impulse control). I went in with no expectations, and left with these gems:
    Okay, so just under $40 later, I'm home, finally finished all my work for the day, and I haveta pick one. I know I love the Sucaba (*angels sing in the background*), so I'll save that, and I have no idea what the hell to expect with the Humdinger (a Belgian-type brewed with figs and dates), so I figure, let's try the Gonzo.

    Had the regular version for the first time, I dunno - last week? - because my beer guy pointed it out and also told me a barrel-aged version was forthcoming (see how he sets me up?). So, it's a no-brainer. The regular Gonzo Imperial porter was good, but nothing to write home about. (It was classified as a Baltic porter, BTW, whereas the barrel-aged version is classified as an American porter - please feel free to illuminate me as to why this would be the case. No, really, I want to know. Is it just because of the barrel-aging?)

    Anyway, the apparently recently un-retired Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter fills my glass tonight:
    This was a fantastic drink. Man, what barrel-aging can do for a beer. Magically transformed a good, if unremarkable, beer into something truly worthy of our attention. Grab one of these, my friends. Roasty and dark semi-sweet malts, ether of whiskey, smooth and mellow, soooo drinkable... Nicely done.

    Cheers ;)!
  2. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

  3. Brodie91

    Brodie91 Initiate (0) New York Jul 13, 2012

    This beer is pretty awesome for being so low in alcohol. I could pound these back "all day" haha

  4. RobDB

    RobDB Advocate (600) New Jersey Aug 31, 2009

    Now clearing out some Fall leftovers. Pleasantly better than when I first had it.

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  5. Only time for one tonight, and it is a recent arrival from a trade with teamwiggum...


    Funky..I mean, like I just opened a box of Boo Berry cereal.
  6. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,040) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    Oh Hell Yes. I will try this someday!
  7. Excellent brew.best bells I've had to date

  8. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (685) Ohio Nov 11, 2011

    It's a stout kinda night...


    And then....

  9. Playing mad scientist tonight to good results.

  10. atone315

    atone315 Champion (835) Wisconsin Oct 8, 2008

    I have shoveled all day, therefore I am a man of few words....I shall drink and eat!!!


    That is all.
  11. brewtaster

    brewtaster Savant (345) Indiana Sep 20, 2008

    Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from the IPA Hopology sampler 12 pack
  12. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,070) Michigan May 5, 2010

    This is fantastic! Great amount of flavor for 4.5% and nice balance and complexity too. Just a really great witbier.

    Really great stuff. Aromas are fantastic with great balance of barrel/malt/spicing. Taste is a touch barrel heavy but still really nice. a little hot but not bad on that note.

    Cheers, more to come later on.
  13. Had a really busy day today. It's snowing like hell right now in MTL. I'm heading to Brooklyn tomorrow night so I decided to open my first ever BCBS while watching my Habs. Thanks a million to yeahnatenelson for the insane glass hookup. I am not sure which BCBS this one if from (yeahnatenelson or Rutager) so thanks to both of you. Cheers!
  14. Wow! Bourbon barrel aged Péché Mortel. Crazy stuff!!


  15. dckepley

    dckepley Savant (365) Iowa Aug 13, 2006

    Nice and simple...SN Pale Ale! Cheers!
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  16. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    One of the more refreshing beers on the market - RR Sancification b6:


    Thanks to brew33 for this one!

    Cheers LNBA!:)
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  17. cyraschris

    cyraschris Aficionado (180) Florida Dec 15, 2012

    Random find at a random liquor store when I was out of town. Not too shabby

  18. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (500) Indiana Jan 4, 2012

    Progressive night!

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  19. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) California Dec 29, 2008


    This is a pretty tasty beer.
  20. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Advocate (585) Illinois Apr 29, 2012

  21. New Glarus Bourbon Barrel Kriek, courtesy of AleWatcher.

  22. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Savant (395) Florida Dec 5, 2012

    A couple of first time tries from Virginia

    Avery Brewing White Rascal

    Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale
  23. Just opened a fresh Heady :)

  24. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Savant (380) New York Jan 7, 2013

    Forgot to take pics, but I just had some S.O.S. Oatmeal Stout from a freshly poured Port Jeff Brewing half growler.
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  25. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Advocate (680) Texas Dec 28, 2012

    What a perfect beer, 1 of my very few 5.0 rated

  26. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (780) Florida Oct 24, 2010

    Definitely a solid beer: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/88429/?ba=fmccormi

    As I wrote in my notes, I feel like if any beer can bridge the "great divide," as it were, this might be it (or at least, it's one of them). Craft-centric drinkers and fizzy yellow beer drinkers both would probably enjoy this beer plenty.

    Also, I'm loving this Tired Hands stempiece . . . thanks again, Ryan!
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  27. FishAndBeer

    FishAndBeer Savant (300) Wisconsin Mar 11, 2011

    Snifter was dirty, beers not! Mmm [​IMG]
  28. Kmccabe33

    Kmccabe33 Savant (450) Georgia Nov 4, 2011


    Couldn't hold off
  29. Trying to get the taste of 'longfnweek' off my tongue. This helps:
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  30. KiMiRaiK

    KiMiRaiK Initiate (0) Washington Dec 24, 2012

  31. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (635) Missouri May 11, 2012

    Drinking a Sans Pagaie from The Bruery. Overall I think this beer is excellent, but its giving me weird feeling which I think is heartburn?
  32. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Advocate (680) New Jersey Dec 28, 2011

    Not sure how old this thing is but it's held up rather well!


    found it on the discount shelf and figured why not?
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  33. Sippin on some 5 day old DIPA. Bottled 2/22

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  34. Ten
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  35. My first ESB and who better to represent than 3 Floyds?


    Really, really nice. Slightly hop-forward, little malt sweetness. This brewery never stops rockin' it. Cheers to you all!
  36. godlessape

    godlessape Savant (310) Georgia Dec 12, 2010

    Arrogant Bastard Ale--Goddamn I forgot how good this is.
  37. vickersspitfire

    vickersspitfire Savant (455) Texas Dec 11, 2006

    iron works alt!
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