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What are some of the harshest beers you've had?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Derranged, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. DanK4

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    St. Ambroise RIS, way too intense for me.
     
  2. Derranged

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    Since I've made this thread, I haven't had too many "harsh" beers. Although I did find The Vermonster to be a tad difficult to finish.
     
  3. sukwonee

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    Avery Uncle Jacobs was harsh in a good way.

    DFH 120 Minute (fresh) was harsh in a bad (bad) way.
     
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    I actually really liked Adam, not as much as Fred though, which was a surprise because I love old ales and don't usually dig the strong goldens. My entries for harshness are as follows:

    Orkney Skullsplitter (8.5%) was a gross hot mess. Drainpour.
    The Bruery White Oak (11.5%) was a huge disappointment since The Bruery are one of my top 5 breweries and I usually like wheatwines. Tasted like drinking champagne laced with an oz. of vodka.
    Sam Adams Griffin's Bow (11.5%) No surprise there. Wouldn't have even drank it if it wasn't free.
     
  5. Derranged

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    I actually really liked Adam, not as much as Fred though, which was a surprise because I love old ales and don't usually dig the strong goldens. My entries for harshness are as follows:

    Orkney Skullsplitter (8.5%) was a gross hot mess. Drainpour.
    The Bruery White Oak (11.5%) was a huge disappointment since The Bruery are one of my top 5 breweries and I usually like wheatwines. Tasted like drinking champagne laced with an oz. of vodka.
    Sam Adams Griffin's Bow (11.5%) No surprise there. Wouldn't have even drank it if it wasn't free.[/quote]

    As I mentioned I think I may have had a bad bottle. I don't think beer is supposed to make you sweat. :eek:
     
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    1000 IBU Ultramate is another one - brutally bitter and for the extreme hophead only.
     
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    Mikkeller Black was very difficult for me to get through.
     
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    DFH world wide stout. i think it comes in at 18% alcohol and it was not enjoyable. prob shouldve aged it for a loooong time. super boozey mess
     
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    All of the mentions for Avery are unsurprising, but I disagree. Mephistopheles, Czar, Samael's? Give me all of them! Amazing brews.

    The harshest beer I've had was Pumking. Tore my stomach to shreds.
     
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    I can't dig the Blithering Idiot but Insanity is amazing.
    I must be crazy for liking this...
     
  11. barleywinefiend

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    Give Sami a second go. I have a 2005 3L that I would love to split with you and a small army because it would change your mind. Splendid with some time on it.
     
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    At first I thought Spaten Optimator was way too malty and boozy, but I got used to it soon enough and love it now.
     
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    I will probably be asked to change my screenname and/or publicly flogged for saying this but fresh Bigfoot is pretty damn abrasive to me.
     
  14. hardy008

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    Definitely a harsh beer. Boozy, and it tastes like grapefruit peelings mixed with burnt coffee.
     
  15. Catchy_Name

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    The Avery Demon Series, Samael's , Beast, and Mephistopheles
     
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    Found Bell's Expedition Stout to be way too harsh, especially next to a lot of standard imperial stouts on the shelf.
     
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    Mikkeller Black
    Evil Twin Even More Jesus
     
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    Age it a couple years and then bask in its glory.
     
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    Natty Ice. Harsh going down and squirting out the next morning.
     
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    I find Regular Bastard extremely harsh to drink. Double bastard is much smoother.
     
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  21. Feel_the_Darkness

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    Second this. Applause for the gruesome, all too familiar imagery :(
     
  22. ThisWangsChung

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    I only got a single. :p But yeah, if any RIS needs aging to come out of its shell, this is it.
     
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    My barrel aged Imperial IPA homebrew. Worst mistake I ever made in homebrewing, was putting that IIPA into a whiskey barrel...
     
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    Trick is to drink AB a few days past its best by date. Fresher the hops are a bit much for me.
     
  25. Cvescalante

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    I agree
     
  26. DanK4

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    I redact my last post, Mikkeller's Scotch Whiskey BA Black Hole was almost painful to finish.
     
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    twisted pine's ghostface killah. brewed with jalapenos, habaneros, serrano & the ghost pepper, its fierce. tastes like a beer when it hits your tongue, then like carbonated hot sauce as MaxSpang said
     
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    DFH World Wide Stout
     
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    Hello. I still have an issue with Bell's Batch 9000. I'm very patient and hope for it to smooth out a bit. Still have 4 cases, so a have more than a few years for its time to shine. Thanks.
     
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    Anchor Christmas 2012 was pretty harsh to me.
     
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    Agree on the Vermonster, but St. Ambroise RIS is harsh in the absolute best of ways!
     
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    Samiclaus and Scaldis Noel come to mind. Hoptimum is another because I'm a lightweight when it comes to extremly hopped beers. Also bourbon barrel aged Siberian Nights because well....I don't like bourbon.
     
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    and i thought i had something special with my 2007...
     
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    Old Raspy
    All of Sam Adams Imperial brews
    SN Narwhal
    Shipyards barleywine, Imperial Porter & XXXX IPA
     
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    BT '12. In all fairness we had just finished a tasting of all of the Bourbon County variants, but still, there is no way I could have gotten through a 6oz. pour.
     
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    Arrogant Bastard, Lukcy Basartd, Double Bastard
     
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    Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale- campfire taste in my mouth, first ever drain pour.

    Gouden Carolus Noel- liquid licorice, gross.
     
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    Dfh olde school was harsh to say the least!
     
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    Metastpholes by avery( too much molasses to my liking), arrogant bastard by stone, the pickly pear widmer put out. I also keep hearing bad things about the voodoo donut beer rogue put out( i usually will try any beer but I am too terrified to try it).
     
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    Gose beers, can't do it
     
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