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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DerrickW, Feb 27, 2013.
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.
This beer is pretty awesome for being so low in alcohol. I could pound these back "all day" haha
Now clearing out some Fall leftovers. Pleasantly better than when I first had it.
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.
Oh Hell Yes. I will try this someday!
Excellent brew.best bells I've had to date
It's a stout kinda night...
Playing mad scientist tonight to good results.
I have shoveled all day, therefore I am a man of few words....I shall drink and eat!!!
That is all.
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from the IPA Hopology sampler 12 pack
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.
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!
Wow! Bourbon barrel aged Péché Mortel. Crazy stuff!!
Nice and simple...SN Pale Ale! Cheers!
One of the more refreshing beers on the market - RR Sancification b6:
Thanks to brew33 for this one!
Random find at a random liquor store when I was out of town. Not too shabby
This is a pretty tasty beer.
New Glarus Bourbon Barrel Kriek, courtesy of AleWatcher.
A couple of first time tries from Virginia
Avery Brewing White Rascal
Full Nelson Virginia Pale Ale
eric by ficklenicholas, on Flickr
A personal whale of mine. Thanks to Bay01!
Just opened a fresh Heady
Forgot to take pics, but I just had some S.O.S. Oatmeal Stout from a freshly poured Port Jeff Brewing half growler.
What a perfect beer, 1 of my very few 5.0 rated
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!
Snifter was dirty, beers not! Mmm
Couldn't hold off
Trying to get the taste of 'longfnweek' off my tongue. This helps:
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?
Not sure how old this thing is but it's held up rather well!
found it on the discount shelf and figured why not?
Sippin on some 5 day old DIPA. Bottled 2/22
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!
Arrogant Bastard Ale--Goddamn I forgot how good this is.