What beer are you drinking now? #124

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DerrickW, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    drinking my brewing partner's holiday beer, special version. it's a riff on a free form recipe i wrote a few years ago that's basically a belgian influenced imperial stout.

    his current version is a lot more belgian (dropped my beloved special B malt, but switched out my beloved 1728 scottish ale yeast with a belgian abbey strain, and added date syrup), and is aged on oak cubes with bulleit bourbon added. love bulleit. resulting beer is sweet, complex, with some nice roasted barley flavor highlighting everything (used perfect amount IMO). dropped the oats/oatmeal entirely, but the mouthfeel is still good.

    great stuff.
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  2. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (8,060) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Very nice stuff. Nicely robust for a 5.5% brew, and very balanced roasted flavors. Oyster flavor really isnt that strong. Really enjoyed this.

    This is excellent Scotch ale as expected. Great complexity and balance of malt flavors. Meantime is completely underrated as a brewery.

    Still got half a case. Having some in a bit.

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  3. RichD

    RichD Champion (805) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    I was all excited to post this picture until I saw the OP's post of this same exact beer. Oh well, I will say I prefer FBS but both beers are in my top 5

    SWChi, Pahn, LuckyJohn and 7 others like this.
  4. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Washington

    Unfortunately a Fat Tire... nothing personal, but its not my first choice...
    just stuck in the middle of nowhere, and its all they had besides bud light.
  5. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Starting off my night with an old favorite.

  6. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2010 California

    Another great beer from great trader Mborden.
  7. mecmd

    mecmd Crusader (707) Jan 7, 2012 Georgia
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  8. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Washington

    great stout it is.... i had a coffee stout from goose island the other day, and it was spectacular
  9. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Tailgating at the Hurricanes game included Alpha King, 12 Cycle IPA, CCB Florida Cracker and Hotter Than Helles. Then I had a Carolina Pale Ale and Foothills Torch Pilsner at the game.

    Now Im settling in with an Olde Mecklenburg Copper since I have a 3 hour delay tomorrow:relaxed:
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  10. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (515) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    First time having this since last spring.
  11. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    italian craft is awesome. you should make the channel.
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  12. alelover

    alelover Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Michigan

    hope you guys enjoyed it. one of my all time favorites right there. cheers bro!
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  13. cbutova

    cbutova Poo-Bah (3,275) Oct 10, 2008 Massachusetts
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    This beer makes me so excited for the camping season coming in just a few short months. Anyone else out there with some love for the Schlenkerla beers? Smoky goodness. Aroma reminds me of the times when I basically have to stick my head in the campsite fire pit to get that pesky thing started.

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  14. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    My wife just surprised me with two Sierra Nevada (&Dogfish Head) IPA glasses. These are the SN logoed ones. Had to christen them properly. I need to make dinner for her more often.

  15. RichD

    RichD Champion (805) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    I was thinking about picking one of these up, but I've never tried it and was a little nervous to drop 8 bucks on a bomber of this. Maybe I'll have to see if the store still has it.
  16. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,213) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

  17. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Gotta say, I'm loving what Pipeworks is doing. Another winner!

  18. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Dat cheese.
  19. texasdrugaddict

    texasdrugaddict Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 New Mexico

    rehashed photo cause by phone is dead.But the beer is still good.

    And listening Animals
  20. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (957) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    This is my last 2010. BCS.

  21. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California


    Hoo boy, this is a hoppy devil. Very nice.
  22. scud

    scud Initiate (198) Sep 22, 2010 Indiana
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    Last stop tonight, kills boltcutter IMO
  23. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Poo-Bah (2,397) Nov 28, 2012 Illinois
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    A friend just came over with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label. And he just passed out about ten minutes ago, soooo...
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  24. kell50

    kell50 Savant (995) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Founders Breakfast Stout.
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  25. tcanaday

    tcanaday Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 California

    Had to christen the glass with the beer it was designed around :relaxed:

  26. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Moving on to this one.
  27. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    I want that glass just because it says "dort"
  28. NastyNate11

    NastyNate11 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 North Carolina

  29. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

  30. meanmutt

    meanmutt Defender (682) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    First time having this one...


    Incredibly tasty...cheers!
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  31. mymasterpiece75

    mymasterpiece75 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2010 Texas



    Having a FFF Stack n Stabb after making two yeast starters for the DFH 90 min clone I'm making this Sunday.

    I was listening to the Liars album with this song. Man does it rock out:

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  32. Yosefus

    Yosefus Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 North Carolina

    I'm in love with them both. It's like choosing between your kids, you have a favorite, but you can't really say.
  33. SortaAmbivalent

    SortaAmbivalent Disciple (324) Sep 11, 2005 Minnesota
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    Bricks has Sucks on tap again. Unfortunately the Hopslam is gone. Would have been nice to try them together, although they are very different. Bought the last 4 pak of Abrasive at Tournament. Canned early February so still mighty tasty.[​IMG]
  34. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (8,060) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    You cant go wrong with Fleur, Sofie, or Matilda; they are all delicious. They all have Brett in them too. Definitely some of my top pale Belgian ales for being so easy to find anywhere. No brainer.
  35. MDDMD

    MDDMD Poo-Bah (1,749) Jun 4, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Heady Topper
    Fatheads Headhunter IPA
  36. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  37. shamrock071521

    shamrock071521 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 Michigan

    This is a really good beer.
  38. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (565) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Sierra Nevada Olivia Abbey Style Quad, just got this in the bar, very nice, impressed, plus the label is kick ass.
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  39. LuckyJohn

    LuckyJohn Aspirant (269) Feb 6, 2013 Colorado

    Mmmmmm, starting to feel warm and fuzzy already.

    beerserks, match1112, kirkse and 3 others like this.
  40. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    Found a random 12 oz goose island ipa. Not bad at all.
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