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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 Member

    Location:
    New York
    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:
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    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:
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    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 Member

    Location:
    New York
  3. Brodie91

    Brodie91 Member

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

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  4. RobDB

    RobDB Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Now clearing out some Fall leftovers. Pleasantly better than when I first had it.

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  5. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Only time for one tonight, and it is a recent arrival from a trade with teamwiggum...

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

    JuliusCaesar Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
  7. Ri0

    Ri0 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Oh Hell Yes. I will try this someday!
  8. JoeyDankNug

    JoeyDankNug Member

    Location:
    New York
    Excellent brew.best bells I've had to date

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  9. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    It's a stout kinda night...

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    And then....

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  10. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Playing mad scientist tonight to good results.

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  11. atone315

    atone315 Member

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

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    That is all.
  12. brewtaster

    brewtaster Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from the IPA Hopology sampler 12 pack
  13. superspak

    superspak Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    This is fantastic! Great amount of flavor for 4.5% and nice balance and complexity too. Just a really great witbier.
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    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.
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    Cheers, more to come later on.
  14. montrealbcr89

    montrealbcr89 Member

    Location:
    Quebec (Canada)
    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!
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  15. seblp

    seblp Member

    Location:
    Quebec (Canada)
    Wow! Bourbon barrel aged Péché Mortel. Crazy stuff!!

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    Cheers!
  16. dckepley

    dckepley Member

    Location:
    Iowa
    Nice and simple...SN Pale Ale! Cheers!
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  17. yamar68

    yamar68 Member

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

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    Thanks to brew33 for this one!



    Cheers LNBA!:)
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  18. cyraschris

    cyraschris Member

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

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  19. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Progressive night!

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    Hanzo, Coldsnack, Pinche_Oso and 3 others like this.
  20. litheum94

    litheum94 Member

    Location:
    California
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    This is a pretty tasty beer.
  21. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
  22. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Member

    Location:
    California
    New Glarus Bourbon Barrel Kriek, courtesy of AleWatcher.

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  23. LiquidDegenerate

    LiquidDegenerate Member

    Location:
    Florida
  24. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Member

    Location:
    Florida
    A couple of first time tries from Virginia

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    Avery Brewing White Rascal

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    Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale
  25. ficklenicholas

    ficklenicholas Member

    Location:
    California
  26. gpugliese

    gpugliese Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Just opened a fresh Heady :)

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  27. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Member

    Location:
    New York
    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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  28. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Member

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

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  29. fmccormi

    fmccormi Member

    Location:
    New York
    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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  30. FishAndBeer

    FishAndBeer Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Snifter was dirty, beers not! Mmm [​IMG]
  31. Kmccabe33

    Kmccabe33 Member

    Location:
    Georgia
  32. SkeeterBoganski

    SkeeterBoganski Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Trying to get the taste of 'longfnweek' off my tongue. This helps:
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    Hanzo, Coldsnack, tut2528 and 12 others like this.
  33. KiMiRaiK

    KiMiRaiK Member

    Location:
    Washington
  34. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    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?
  35. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Member

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

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    found it on the discount shelf and figured why not?
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  36. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Member

    Location:
    California
    Sippin on some 5 day old DIPA. Bottled 2/22

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    smutty33, Hanzo, mecmd and 2 others like this.
  37. Dools9

    Dools9 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Ten
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    Fidy.
    ESeab, Hanzo, mecmd and 7 others like this.
  38. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    My first ESB and who better to represent than 3 Floyds?

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

    godlessape Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    Arrogant Bastard Ale--Goddamn I forgot how good this is.
  40. vickersspitfire

    vickersspitfire Member

    Location:
    Texas
    iron works alt!
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