What beer are you drinking now? #1881

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Shanex, Dec 14, 2017.

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  1. Shanex

    Shanex Grand Pooh-Bah (4,324) Dec 10, 2015 France
    Regional Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Rise and shine Advocates!

    1881 is a palindrome.

    Special day? I dunno.

    Sharing the most exceptional Gouden Carolus Triple with a relative...


    Cheers and happy thrist-day!

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  2. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,857) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    An English Bitter for a change. Nice enough, a little bland, but good balance.

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  3. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Pooh-Bah (2,061) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont

    SN pale ale followed by a Goose island IPA and finnaly a old Rasputin regular batch. It's good when friends stop buying!
  4. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Pooh-Bah (1,917) Nov 16, 2007 New York

    My friend brought me back a treat from his Vermont trip !
    listen closely ....

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  5. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Pooh-Bah (1,896) Apr 17, 2015 Washington


    Level • Chocolate Dynamite

    Chocolate? I guess so… Dynamite? Not really. Just okay. For some reason, the clear bottle makes me think of Yoo-hoo.

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  6. Highbrow

    Highbrow Pooh-Bah (1,684) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    throwback Thursday. the coffee is very subtle now but still lingering there. it's been awhile, still a favorite.



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  7. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,616) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire

    [​IMG] Guns a blazing this Thursday morning. Cheers all.
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  8. Dutchcraftbeergeek

    Dutchcraftbeergeek Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2015 Netherlands

  9. superspak

    superspak Grand High Pooh-Bah (10,336) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Good morning BA, have a great Thursday! Got a bit of a snow day over here, but I will still be working from home anyways.

    Excellent IPA. Aromas and flavors of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, and pine hops; with moderate honey, toasted bread, light caramel malt balance; and herbal, floral, grassy hops earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation/body; balanced bready/grainy malts and sticky/resin/rindy hops in the mouthfeel. Moderate increasing bitter resin/rind dryness; very slight hop astringency, but not even an issue. Very vibrant and dank hops that feel pretty earthy, green, and fresh; nice bready malt backing, with no residual sweetness. Love Amarillo, a classic and delicious variety. Apparently this has a bit of Mandarina and Citra mixed in at lower levels. Very easy drinking, though fairly aggressive and drying. Love all of the Hero IPAs, glad we get Revolution now. Looking forward to the new 12 pack cans with Denali, Galaxy, and Northwestern Hero.

    Amazing wheatwine as always. 2016 batch. Flavors of big caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, fig, date, apricot, apple, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, nuts, and bread. Balancing bourbon/oak tannin spiciness against sweetness on the finish. Medium-full bodied creamy/bready and fairly slick/tannic balanced mouthfeel. Lightly increasing tannin drying. Very smooth sipper, mildly increasing warming 12%. Always love this stuff. Very barrel forward, but not overwhelming or boozy. Underrated brew IMO, one of my favorites! Need to grab the fresh batch to cellar some more.

    Was fortunate enough to find a lot this year. Grocery stores seemed to get a lot of it. Last Sunday was doing my usual grocery run, and Meijer just had some cases lying around with no limit, so I grabbed a bunch. This was insane! Enormous flavors of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, toffee, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, and dates; with lighter notes of leather, tobacco, licorice, coconut, and smoke. Some bourbon/oak tannin spiciness balances the residual sweetness absolutely perfectly on the finish. Zero cloying. Amazing balance between the malt, dark fruit, and bourbon barrel flavors. Full bodied creamy, silky, velvety, rich mouthfeel. Slightly slick, chalky, and tannic. Mildly increasing warmth of 14.7%, zero barrel booze. Super smooth sipper. Definitely need to update my review from 5 years ago. This is just as amazing as I remember from way earlier batches. Never bought anything newer than 2013 actually. Glad I have 6 more. Phenomenal!


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  10. chuckgietzen

    chuckgietzen Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2014 Michigan

  11. RonaldTheriot

    RonaldTheriot Grand Pooh-Bah (3,525) Aug 11, 2008 Louisiana

    Brewed in Louisiana. ABV is not listed.

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  12. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

  13. jkblr

    jkblr Grand Pooh-Bah (4,968) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Good morning BA
    After six 12+ hour workdays, I am ready for an AM beer! Revisiting an old regular...
    Back when I could only name 10-15 craft breweries, Dark Truth, Old Rasputin, Guinness FES & SA Imperial Stout were the only stouts in the rotation. My how things have changed. Enjoying this one now & trusting you are enjoying what's in your glass today!
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  14. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Just opened my SN winter mixer, and put my Delirium Noel in the fridge for Saturday’s tasting. What is Winter? It’s dry and sunny here in Kansas, nice crisp air but not really cold.
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  15. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,351) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Finished with the Museum of Antiquities, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig. A really interesting exhibit on Egyptian pharaoh tombs.

    Now at a restaurant next to the Ueli Brewey enjoying the Ueli (Christmas) Festbier on tap:

    A bready lightly spice/clove lager. I’m on my second! Cheers from Little Basel!
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  16. Shanex

    Shanex Grand Pooh-Bah (4,324) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Can't wait for you to go to the 3 monts bar!
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  17. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

  18. StJamesGate

    StJamesGate Grand Pooh-Bah (3,332) Oct 8, 2007 New York
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    From Vermont to England to Northern Ireland to Dublin...
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  19. Beer-Panda

    Beer-Panda Pooh-Bah (2,649) Mar 27, 2016 Netherlands

    Thornbridge Tonttu Hoppy Christmas Red Ale. Brewed with Enigma Hops.

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  20. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Grand Pooh-Bah (4,547) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming
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    Snowin and blowin here.
    Looks like we're heading to Deadwood and Spearfish for the day.

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