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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. njhopspop

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    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Probably not THE harshest I've ever had but the one that was the biggest disappointment given the 90+ BA rating.
     
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    Jewbelation Sweet 16. Like drinking an anaconda made of beer. I enjoyed it, but it was pretty intense.
     
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    This. Picked one up because I enjoyed the cognac version. Such a tough one
     
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    Most beers are harsh in a good way. BBA Santas Helper was harsh in the bad way.
     
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    Peat bomb for sure, and I like scotch!!! What a wild series. Red wine was amazing in my book, and scotch was a drain pour...bleh!
     
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    Arrogant bastard felt heavier than the ABV suggested in my opinion. But the overall harshest thing I have ever had would have to be Steel Reserve. And I don't mean it to be harsh as in boozy, I mean the horrendous sweaty sock and aluminum flavor melded with it's stinging carbonation was unbearable.
     
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    Deschutes' Little Buddha, on tap at the Stone Sour Fest in 2009. Pine-scented nail polish remover thinned out with vinegar. A vengeful and punishing brew, and still perhaps the single worst beer I've ever tasted. If you ever run across this monster, kill it with fire.
     
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    Voodoo doughnut was like having a doughnut out of an old dirty ashtray. Triple drain pour for me and my two buddies. There is a reason the bottle is pepto Bismal pink.
     
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    SN Bigfoot ale (barelywine)
     
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    Voodoo Donut and NG Enigma. Can't stand sours. It was like drinking vinegar. I know, I will probably get banned for that but oh well.
     
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    It's like corn... cider... with a burning sensation going down. I can drink any hard liquor without flinching, but this one... harsh.
     
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    Harshest for me was Route Des Épices. One of my least pleasant beer drinking experiences
     
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    I thought SN Hoptimum was way overdone. I love a hop bomb as much as the next guy but that was too much.
     
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    Dark Lord (/run out of the room).
     
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    Firestone Walker XV was not smooth at all fresh. I am sorry I did not let it sit for a while. I should have had it this December, not last. Or perhaps even next!
     
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    I recently opened an 08 and it was still a big boozy mess, should have waited another year or two I guess.
     
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    I guess the 2008 DFH 120min that I had (in November 2010) was a bit harsh as well. Nothing unmanageable though.
     
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    I love boozy beers if the booze is contributing to the flavor, but to me harsh is when a beer is hot going down (and thus kills, or mutes, the other flavors in the beer). Fresh Stone RIS and Oak Aged Yeti were probably two of the harshes beers Ive had. I also found BCBS to be very harsh/hot, and it was a 2011 with almost a year on it. Maybe it was just my palate that day or something, but it made me really question the hype of BCBS.
     
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    Sierra Nevada Big Foot. A bunch of DIPA's.
     
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    Not really an example per se, but FW Double Jack came across like it was 13% instead of 9.5%.
     
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    Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait (2006 vintage I believe) - couldn't finish it..
    Mort Subite geuze served lukewarm - so sour!
     
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    I wish I could like ths post three times!

    Even worse than the penguin is sink the Bismarck. Omg
     
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    Mikleller Black. Or should I say Blecch.
     
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    New Holland Blue Sunday #16
     
  27. ArchEnemyBrew

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    White oak hands down. That shit is undrinkable. Pure ethanol.
     
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    I have had no trouble with dfh wws at 18%, but dfh olde school was brutal even with a year on it.
     
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    Ghostface Killah was harsh in a really unique way. As far as harsh for the booziness, Avery's The Beast was super harsh and boozy when I had it from the bottle, but then when I had it on tap, it still had a lot of alcohol taste, but was much smoother.
     
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    Had a three year old one... Extra awesome, totally worth the wait.
     
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    Icehouse ... or was that a given?
     
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    I tried this a week and a half ago. The peppers faded, but it was still hot. I would have probably not liked this fresh.
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    Oh yes. The high ABV Mikkeller brews are horrifying. Just had a Black Buffalo the other night, it was hard to drink. The aftertaste was basically pure grain alcohol. I believe it clocks in at 19.3%. Big Worst might have been even....worse.

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    God, I forgot how awful that shit was.
     
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    Tiger, Singapore. It tasted like it had already run its course through the kidneys. Horrible, horrible beer.
     
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    Adam was hard to drink?
    i drink one almost every month.. i think its pretty smooth. maybe your was somehow "irregular"
     
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    Adam was hard to drink?
    i drink one almost every month.. i think its pretty smooth. Maybe your was somehow "irregular"

    As for me a can recall a lot of things seeming harsh when i first tried them long ago. As my palate seems to have adapted, many of these don't bother me at all now (Samiclaus doppelbock, Stone Double Bastard, almost any beer aged in Rye Whiskey barrels...)

    But since I've been drinking a lot i'd say the harshest think i can recall is:

    Ice Axe by Glacier Brewhouse
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/377/71037


    Had it during a session of amazing beers in Talkeetna, Alaska and this one was offered as "one to give to people who are beers geeks" .... or something....

    Holy vinegar and alcohol! It reminded me of some teen-aged kids mix composed of a few ounces of everything in his parents' liquor cabinet (including cheap chianti) designed so they wouldn't notice a small amount missing of each (the way they would a whole absent bottle) and without regard to any other characteristic, topped off with some Shiner blonde. Yikes!

    And because I was a good customer or something (or cause it was Talkeetna in the summer and everybody is drunk, high, and crazy 24/7...or cause they like to torture tourists (who doesn't?)) they poured me a 22OZ GLASS!!! I felt obliged to finish it but it was like some fratboy hazing event.



    Wierd... i had one of these in 2010 and i count it among my best drinking experiences ever. I felt it was super sweet not harsh at all...and it reminded of a carbonated liqueur and was dangerously easy to drink. We joked it was a classicpantypeeler...
    Of course i also seriously liked SA Imperial White and NB Lips of faith Super Cru AND Mikkeller Black...so we know my shit is derranged...
     
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    I almost threw up after just one sip.
    (I stole the picture)
     
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    Def agree on the DFH Old School. Have aged them for a couple of years and STILL find them boozy and harsh. Brooklyn Monster very similar.
     
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    This BCBCS I'm drinking is harsh in an awesome way.
     
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