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Discussion in 'Europe' started by CwrwAmByth, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Homebrew mild now - need to finish them soon, they are getting to be a few months old. Rather roasty and chocolatey, sort of a mini stout/porter
     
  2. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Last one of the night, Youngs double chocolate stout


    Not usually a fan of flavoured beers but this one is pleasantly surprising - aroma suggested at too much chocolate but it tastes a bit smokey with not too much chocolate and it's quite dry.
     
  3. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Sounds a bit like what my dad made before christmas, he calls it sporter.
     
  4. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    bed time tipple ... HOTD - Bourbon Fred From the Wood. mmmm - sweet dreams!
     
  5. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Wednesday night.....I've had an Oakham JHB, a Sam Smith's Winter Welcome and am now on a Castle Rock Elsie Mo. Mmmmmm beer
     
  6. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Cheeky late night Schlenkerla... reading about German beer at this time of night really isn't healthy.
     
  7. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The depressing sight of the head of your university real ale society telling a local wetherspoons not to sell Thornbridge Jaipur but to go for Hobgoblin instead :(
     
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  8. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Pint of Grantham Stout to begin with-can't resist the dark stuff- then I forget how many pints of Bengal Lancer. Very nice but not perhaps up to a local beer I could mention.
     
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  9. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Buckle the bastards sandals together!
     
  10. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Tried to do this again:


    Did it too quickly, went horribly wrong :(
     
  11. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I try that loads and not just with hefeweizen. BJCP pouring style geeks would probably cry themselves to sleep if they saw me pour a mild

    It's mainly because I have an inordinate number of those types of glasses for some reason.


    Having a cheeky homebrewed IPA thing - it's maturing quite quickly and turning into a good brew - not a usual occurrence for me.
     
  12. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    In other news ... Summer Wine Kopikat Imperial Stout BA for 6 months in 1983 Caol Ila barrels ... FUCK YEAH !!!

    £14 a pair from Summer Wine Online, this and the other BA version - 1997 Clyenelish.

    Definately going back for more!
     
  13. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    How long did yours take to arrive?
     
  14. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Ordered on Tuesday lunchtime and asked specifically for delivery today as I was at home.
     
  15. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Damn. Ordered mine last Thursday and not even a dispatch email yet.
     
  16. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    What did you order?
     
  17. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Some of those Kopikat stouts, some Baristas, some Mokkos, a Diablo and an Oregon. 2/3 of the stouts are for Denno though!
     
  18. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    tell you what it probably is ...

    I fired a few emails to Andy at summer wine to see if he had any bottles of the standard kopikat lying around (not on the website) that he could sell to me (he hasn't)

    Turns out they sold out of everything over Xmas apart from the BA Kopikats, therefore they won't be up to full stock levels until sometime in February

    Think you may be waiting till then?

    At least the IPA's will be uber fresh !
     
  19. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Shouldn't be a problem though as the ones I ordered were the BA ones (sorry didn't check 'til just now!). Emailed info@summerwines. Hopefully it isn't one of those cases where they sold out before they could update the site, which used to happen at BoE sometimes. Cheers.
     
  20. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    nah - he said there was plenty of the BA Kopikat in stock but that was about it

    think you'll be waiting while the others complete the brewing cycle and bottling!
     
  21. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Oh yeah, it's all sold out now, damn it!
     
  22. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    having popped into Leeds to see the grand départ announcement I thought it only right to visit The North Bar, first up was Brooklyn Brewery Brewmasters Reserve There Will Be Black, tasty. But not as tasty as Brasserie De La Senne Zinnebir, a truly awesome beer. Finished with Buxton Black IPA, nice, reminiscent of Summer Wine Diablo but with more body. Should have had another Zinnebir.
     
  23. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    That accounted for about 80% of what I drank last time I was in Brussels. An astoundingly good beer on tap.
     
  24. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    yes, I think I'll have to pay Yvan another visit after the Bruges Beer Festival
     
  25. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Apparently Summer Wine has just undergone a complete refit which is why some orders are delayed. Andy said he'll be throwing in a few extras as apology for the delay, and that it should be sent off on Monday! Tidy!
     
  26. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Has everyone gone to bed already? It's the weekend!

    I've kicked things off with a Hoegaarden, followey by a Flensburger Winterbock.

    I'm now on an FD Snake Dog IPA (the artwork on the can is superb).....
     
  27. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm sulking because my BoE delivery didn't happen today
    bloody snow!
     
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  28. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    HOTD - Matt ............... BOSH !
     
  29. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Time to bring out that stiff upper lip ;)

    This Snake Dog IPA is pretty tasty.....
     
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  30. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    and I don't think they deliver on Saturdays :(
     
  31. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Chin up.

    Finishing the evening with Fraoch.
     
  32. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Little trade with this guy I know from Arizona
    [​IMG]
     
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  33. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I think I give this a record eleven thumbs up
     
  34. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Yeah I was quite pleased seeing as none of them get to the UK and I've always wanted to try Deschutes stuff.
     
  35. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    What Deschutes did you get other than Obsidian, which I can see in the picture?

    Their dark beers are generally good, Abyss and Black Butte xxx being top notch, but I've not been too impressed with their lighter coloured offerings.
     
  36. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Just the Obsidian, he tried to get Black Butte but they didn't have any in and I thought it would be a bit cheeky asking for Abyss as I'd only just met him and I hear it's quite pricey (compared with the smaller regular beers). No lighter beers as when he asked me what I wanted I just said dark beers, hoping to get some nice stouts.
     
  37. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Don't confuse Black Butte with Black Butte xxx (insert year anniversary beer).
    The former is an easily available 5% ish jobbie whilst the Black Butte (xxx) is an 11% one off release wax sealed affair.
     
  38. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Either'd do me fine! I guessed he was going to get the regular but if he got the special I wouldn't mind ;)
     
  39. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Having a big beer weekend. Had AB12 and thornbridge honey imperial stout last night- both great. Tonight so far i've had a Beavertown 8 ball, which was creamy greatness, evil twin ashtray heart, which has wrecked my palette and am now onto a brodie's mofo stout, which is salty goodness!
     
  40. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Not a sight over Christmas
    CwrwAmByth kindly sends a bottle then Bateman's Vintage appears in my local Aldi
    so going to crack one open to see if it worth getting a couple more and keeping them for my 40th
     
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