Drain pour tales...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by evilcatfish, Oct 9, 2012.

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  1. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (716) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    So I really like Central Waters Brewery however I recently tried their bourbon barrel barleywine and I thought it was awful. Now let me first say that this was my first barleywine I had ever tried but I just was not a fan. It poured extremely thick and was chewy. It also had an extreme alcohol aftertaste. I even let it rest and warm up a little to see if would taste any different and it was still bad in my opinion. I guess I will need to try another brew, perhaps Bolt Cutter to see if it was just this one or I simply don't like barleywines, but I had to pour this one out.
  2. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Shock Top End Of the World Midnight Wheat only lasted for two swigs. The concept of chocolate and chili works... just not in this swill.
  3. plutoniumpete

    plutoniumpete Aspirant (229) Oct 21, 2008 New Jersey
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    gigaknight Yeah? That beer ruined my credit, screwed my sister, and threw up in the trunk of my car.
    Alright, all three of those were actually me, but the beer is also to blame.

    Wait what? am I the only one who caught that?
  4. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    I must be the only insane one here.. I LOVED pumking. Weird..
  5. thecraftculture

    thecraftculture Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Florida
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    Sam Adams Cherry Wheat...drainage.
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  6. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (716) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    One other brew I had to drain pour was Stone Ruination. I know it is a great IPA but it wasjust way too hoppy for me. I guess I don't like hoppy beers very much but I did have PtE two days ago and enjoyed it much more. I could not even get through a couple of sips of the Stone. Just my humble opinion but I know many people like the Stone brew.
  7. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Defender (613) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Don't drain pour Hop Wallop, you! Don't even try it.
  8. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (716) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I also drain poured Sam Adams 13th Hour. It was just not something I enjoyed either. It wasn't that I thought it was horrible, just not worth drinking when I have many other great brews in my cellar. But I can cross that one off my list now too!
  9. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    I dont agree at all. I think they still make pretty damn good beer. Although, my favorites definitely seem to be the older brews (Indian Brown and Chicory Stout). I need to try their 750s. I dont think they sacrificed their standards at all. Sam seems like a genuinely nice guy and still VERY passionate. I think its awesome how creative he is.
  10. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    I wish they didnt change their recipe. I liked how low the malt was in the profile. Now it just tastes a run of the mill IPA.
  11. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    Great Divide Hercules DIPA. Took a risk with no date on it and got burned badly. This wasn't a case of snobbery because the beer was more than 10 minutes old. Rather, it really tasted like they somehow forgot to add hops completely. 0 bitterness.

    My other horror story involves Boaks Monster Mash. Tasted like Pup-peroni treats.
  12. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (444) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    I would sincerely hope their collaboration with Birra Del Borgo and La Baladin is to be admired. For what it is worth, Dogfish Head is thus far the first to collaborate with any Italian breweries.
  13. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (444) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    I had to drain pour this twice:


    Sadly because both bottles were infected! I had this on tap and it was truly amazing! Quite sad to have both bottles infected...
  14. BikeChef

    BikeChef Disciple (378) Dec 27, 2007 District of Columbia
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    Yes, it was. I still remember the awful murky, brown appearance of the Abita Christmas Ale last year. And the taste was just as bad. Ended up pouring that whole six-pack down the drain.
  15. jebsinger

    jebsinger Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    I'm kinda shocked that people don't like Dragons Milk. I like the stuff a lot.

    as for me my first beer(thanks to my grandfathers humor) was Bud. that got spewed in the direction of the drain...
    and the Rouge Voodoo bacon maple poison hellfirewaste of money also was dumped rather than poured...
  16. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Defender (613) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I severely disagree. Sorry.
  17. e30todamax

    e30todamax Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2012 Virginia

    dogfish head noble rot, and voodoo were my last 2
  18. Jynxbaby

    Jynxbaby Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2011 Texas

    Thats funny/sad you should say that...I had to drain pour their Monks Brew. Really flat and pretty sour (not in a good way). The thing that sucks is you're out a good amount of money. Their stuff isnt cheap.

  19. trevorjk

    trevorjk Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Netherlands
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    Sprecher Shakparo. holy bad horribe beer
  20. ThePawtucketPatriot

    ThePawtucketPatriot Aspirant (205) Jul 30, 2012 Rhode Island

    had a blueberry wheat bout 2 years back, thought id giv anutha one a try. bought me a pack of dat wild blue...aint no room fo that in my fridge. i gave sum to my boy d-kwon and he thought it was mikes hard or sumthin...he dum though


    just look at it, that shit purple!
  21. accordselux

    accordselux Aspirant (238) Nov 26, 2007 Minnesota
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    Maybe just try an American style and an English style barleywine without the barrel aging first?
  22. stealth

    stealth Defender (607) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    last drain pour that I can remember was Spaten Optimator. I had never tried a dopplebock before and was excited to try it. I poured a glass and all I got from the nose was 'skunk'. Drinking it tasted like 'liquid skunk', then I started gagging. Pretty sure I got a bad bottle, but haven't had the courage to try it again.
  23. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

    I love stouts. Today I picked up 2 four-paks of Ten Fidy & a beer I have not had but is relatively well regarded... Bells Expedition Stout. I had a cold CCB Jai Alai w/ lunch as the stouts got a little chill on them. Cracked open an expedition stout. Rotten Fruit. 3 sips...C ya. Down the drain. Tastes like bad gravy (is that a band)...sippin a Fidy...yeah baby! FT : bells expedition stout.
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  24. eggs

    eggs Initiate (24) Mar 10, 2011 Illinois
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    I had the unfortunate experience of pouring half of a Congac BA Dark Lord de Muerte down the drain. I wanted to like it based on the BA DL reputation and the $50 price tag but my bottle tasted like spicy soy sauce. I had to do it.
  25. SteinberKimmie

    SteinberKimmie Initiate (124) Apr 18, 2012 California

    The malt profile can impart hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, but vinegar is definitely not a desired flavor. If you're able to tell us when and where you bought it, we'd appreciate it.


    Steinber Kimmie
  26. SteinberKimmie

    SteinberKimmie Initiate (124) Apr 18, 2012 California

    Thanks for sharing, could you tell us when and where you purchased it? It will help us better address the situation as these two instances are the first we've heard of with our Winter Solstice this season.

    Steinber Kimmie
  27. colts9016

    colts9016 Meyvn (1,476) Jul 2, 2007 Nevada
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    Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter. The acrid overtone and leather is just too much for me finish. Sorry Leinenkugel
  28. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2010 Illinois

    Three Floyds Bull Guppy. My friend described it the best. "Peach scnhapps aged on spent anal beads and cockroaches". Bull Guppy, meet my garbage disposal. I am die harRd Floyds but my god, what posessed them to bottle & sell it!?
  29. Ricochet

    Ricochet Champion (851) Jul 2, 2004 Ohio

    A few years back, sadly I got three separate bad beers from three different locations all from the same, now defunct brewery. I'm speaking of Iron City Brewing. Got Falls City in Louisville, and JJ Wainwright's Evil Eye Honey Brown (like the pup is holding in my avatar) and Augustiner. Brewed different dates, all turned up tasting sour. I had been buying these beers for years. I e-mailed the brewery and they e-mailed me back with "likely storage". 56 cans down the drain in one day.

    Recently it was a Cleveland brewery "Indigo Imp" that was pretty bad. Haven't gone back.
  30. robwater

    robwater Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2012 Colorado

    I once couldn't stand 2 oz of oxygen. I spit it back out and went back to photosynthesis.
  31. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Aspirant (242) Jan 16, 2007 New Jersey
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    1. Shipyard Pumpkinhead. Foul stuff.

    2. Southern Tier Raspberry Porter. Nothing there. It's like a fizzy, artificial raspberry soda.
  32. supermodified

    supermodified Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Ohio

    New Holland Cabin Fever brown ale was something I should've drain poured. My impression was, "They could not have intended it to taste like this." Instead of pouring it out the entire six, I chugged a bottle (to take the edge off) and moved on to other things. Fortunately, it didn't kill me.

    Recently I tried an Evil Twin The Cowboy smoked pilsener bomber. That was pretty vile. It tasted like liquid smoke (Not hickory or mesquite; more like old shipping pallets) with a little beer mixed in, and left dark brown sediment in the glass. Gak.
  33. kingmaker

    kingmaker Aspirant (267) Nov 20, 2012 Louisiana

    Just the one, Full Sail Session Lager, it didn't appear infected but it must have been, it tasted BAD for you, just terrible.

    Finished but at what cost?
    Stone Belgo Anise IRS
    Wild Blue

    I did enjoy a lot of the beers mentioned frequently here though, DFH's spiced beers, Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple, etc.
  34. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (717) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    Bear Republic Racer X had been a DIPA I was searching to find for a long time and was one i never saw, or possibly overlooked, here in Ohio, where Bear Rep. distributes to. I received a bomber of the 2012 Vintage a few months back in a trade as an extra. I ecstatic to receive it but I threw it in my cellar and finally cracked it open last night. Poured swiftly, there was no head at all to the beer, which kinda surprised me. After taking the first few sips, I asked my gf to try it..and she, like me, loves IPAs. Her thoughts mirrored mine and we both agreed that this IPA was no good...boring and flat. Now, I will be willing to try this again simply because I may have had a bad bottle or I let it sit too long. Either way, the bomber was poured out and I proceeded to my next beer...

    Does anyone else have a bad experience with this or did I set my expectations too high?? Keep in mind, I drink fresh Head Hunter and White Rajah on a regular basis. I know Racer X is not the same caliper IPA, but I know good IPAs when I try them and this one ended up being a very rare pour down the drain.
  35. CincinnatiChris

    CincinnatiChris Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2012

    Three Philosophers.. really couldn't stand it.
  36. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2011 California

    Your post literally made me laugh out loud
  37. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2011 California

    Racer X is awesome fresh (as is the case with every IPA/DIPA), but why would you cellar a DIPA? That's probably what the problem was. Next time make sure you get a super fresh bottle and drink it ASAP
  38. KJabo

    KJabo Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2012 Illinois

    Voodoo Doughnut and New Hollands Charkoota Rye....both in the same night. I bought them before reading about them.

    I opened up Charkoota Rye and it immediately started foaming over and I got it on my hands. It smelled foul from the get go, took the smallest taste possible, rinsed my mouth out and drain poured it. Washed my hands with Dawn and still smelled it hours later...
  39. Mister_Joshy

    Mister_Joshy Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 California
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    Voodoo Doughnut for me. I was worried when I bought it, but I wanted to give it a chance. It did not go over well.
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  40. MtnBiker

    MtnBiker Initiate (70) Jun 28, 2011 Oklahoma

    Fantom Hiver, we got a bad batch here, smelled like fingernail polish remover,tasted worse. I Drain poured this travesty. Bought another bottle just to make sure the first wasn't bad. Same thing, drain poured it too. Distributor has since pulled the cases/bottles lol. Terrible mess up from the brewery I'm sure, but this is unacceptable. Kinda wish I could get my $28 back, but I'd more so want a fixed Fantome.
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