What beer are you drinking now? #130

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DerrickW, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Disciple (392) Mar 26, 2011 California


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  2. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,370) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    So, clearly my beer guy wants to bankrupt me, as he consistently gets in great beers that he brings to my attention (I know he knows I have no impulse control). I went in with no expectations, and left with these gems:
    Okay, so just under $40 later, I'm home, finally finished all my work for the day, and I haveta pick one. I know I love the Sucaba (*angels sing in the background*), so I'll save that, and I have no idea what the hell to expect with the Humdinger (a Belgian-type brewed with figs and dates), so I figure, let's try the Gonzo.

    Had the regular version for the first time, I dunno - last week? - because my beer guy pointed it out and also told me a barrel-aged version was forthcoming (see how he sets me up?). So, it's a no-brainer. The regular Gonzo Imperial porter was good, but nothing to write home about. (It was classified as a Baltic porter, BTW, whereas the barrel-aged version is classified as an American porter - please feel free to illuminate me as to why this would be the case. No, really, I want to know. Is it just because of the barrel-aging?)

    Anyway, the apparently recently un-retired Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter fills my glass tonight:
    This was a fantastic drink. Man, what barrel-aging can do for a beer. Magically transformed a good, if unremarkable, beer into something truly worthy of our attention. Grab one of these, my friends. Roasty and dark semi-sweet malts, ether of whiskey, smooth and mellow, soooo drinkable... Nicely done.

    Cheers :wink:!
  3. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

  4. Brodie91

    Brodie91 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2012 New York

    This beer is pretty awesome for being so low in alcohol. I could pound these back "all day" haha

  5. RobDB

    RobDB Devotee (473) Aug 31, 2009 New Jersey

    Now clearing out some Fall leftovers. Pleasantly better than when I first had it.

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  6. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (452) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Only time for one tonight, and it is a recent arrival from a trade with teamwiggum...


    Funky..I mean, like I just opened a box of Boo Berry cereal.
  7. JuliusCaesar

    JuliusCaesar Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2013 New Hampshire

  8. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,514) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Oh Hell Yes. I will try this someday!
  9. JoeyDankNug

    JoeyDankNug Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 New York

    Excellent brew.best bells I've had to date

  10. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (746) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    It's a stout kinda night...


    And then....

  11. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Playing mad scientist tonight to good results.

  12. atone315

    atone315 Savant (962) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
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    I have shoveled all day, therefore I am a man of few words....I shall drink and eat!!!


    That is all.
  13. brewtaster

    brewtaster Initiate (73) Sep 20, 2008 Indiana

    Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from the IPA Hopology sampler 12 pack
  14. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (10,851) May 5, 2010 Michigan
    Supporter Beer Trader

    This is fantastic! Great amount of flavor for 4.5% and nice balance and complexity too. Just a really great witbier.

    Really great stuff. Aromas are fantastic with great balance of barrel/malt/spicing. Taste is a touch barrel heavy but still really nice. a little hot but not bad on that note.

    Cheers, more to come later on.
  15. montrealbcr89

    montrealbcr89 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    Had a really busy day today. It's snowing like hell right now in MTL. I'm heading to Brooklyn tomorrow night so I decided to open my first ever BCBS while watching my Habs. Thanks a million to yeahnatenelson for the insane glass hookup. I am not sure which BCBS this one if from (yeahnatenelson or Rutager) so thanks to both of you. Cheers!
  16. seblp

    seblp Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2010 Quebec (Canada)
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    Wow! Bourbon barrel aged Péché Mortel. Crazy stuff!!


  17. dckepley

    dckepley Aspirant (201) Aug 13, 2006 Iowa
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    Nice and simple...SN Pale Ale! Cheers!
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  18. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    One of the more refreshing beers on the market - RR Sancification b6:


    Thanks to brew33 for this one!

    Cheers LNBA!:slight_smile:
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  19. cyraschris

    cyraschris Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Florida

    Random find at a random liquor store when I was out of town. Not too shabby

  20. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Progressive night!

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  21. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California


    This is a pretty tasty beer.
  22. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (443) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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  23. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    New Glarus Bourbon Barrel Kriek, courtesy of AleWatcher.

  24. LiquidDegenerate

    LiquidDegenerate Aspirant (225) Nov 22, 2011 Florida
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  25. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2012 Florida

    A couple of first time tries from Virginia

    Avery Brewing White Rascal

    Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale
  26. ficklenicholas

    ficklenicholas Initiate (115) Jul 26, 2011 California
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  27. GP012

    GP012 Initiate (152) Mar 22, 2011 New Hampshire
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    Just opened a fresh Heady :slight_smile:

  28. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Disciple (391) Jan 7, 2013 Colorado
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    Forgot to take pics, but I just had some S.O.S. Oatmeal Stout from a freshly poured Port Jeff Brewing half growler.
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  29. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Defender (618) Dec 28, 2012 Texas
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    What a perfect beer, 1 of my very few 5.0 rated

  30. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,309) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Definitely a solid beer: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/88429/?ba=fmccormi

    As I wrote in my notes, I feel like if any beer can bridge the "great divide," as it were, this might be it (or at least, it's one of them). Craft-centric drinkers and fizzy yellow beer drinkers both would probably enjoy this beer plenty.

    Also, I'm loving this Tired Hands stempiece . . . thanks again, Ryan!
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  31. FishAndBeer

    FishAndBeer Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Snifter was dirty, beers not! Mmm [​IMG]
  32. Kmccabe33

    Kmccabe33 Aspirant (215) Nov 4, 2011 Georgia
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  33. SkeeterBoganski

    SkeeterBoganski Devotee (487) Feb 25, 2012 Colorado
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    Trying to get the taste of 'longfnweek' off my tongue. This helps:
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  34. KiMiRaiK

    KiMiRaiK Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Washington

  35. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (624) May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Drinking a Sans Pagaie from The Bruery. Overall I think this beer is excellent, but its giving me weird feeling which I think is heartburn?
  36. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Champion (802) Dec 28, 2011 New Jersey
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    Not sure how old this thing is but it's held up rather well!


    found it on the discount shelf and figured why not?
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  37. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (571) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Sippin on some 5 day old DIPA. Bottled 2/22

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  38. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

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  39. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (840) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    My first ESB and who better to represent than 3 Floyds?


    Really, really nice. Slightly hop-forward, little malt sweetness. This brewery never stops rockin' it. Cheers to you all!
  40. gentlystewed

    gentlystewed Disciple (387) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    Arrogant Bastard Ale--Goddamn I forgot how good this is.
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