What Beer Are You Drinking Now? #2737

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mschrei, Apr 18, 2020.

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  1. mschrei

    mschrei Poo-Bah (2,725) Jul 4, 2014 Illinois
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    Good morning, advocates. Came across the Bruce Willis movie Striking Distance on cable this morning. That one’s always been a guilty pleasure. Don’t feel guilty about enjoying this beer, though.
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    Really getting into this band these days. Although I have to warn you, this video has a waste of a perfectly good beer. New album out next month.

    Have a good and safe Saturday, virtual bar brethren.
     
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  2. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,117) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Good morning!

    My stout start to the day, Founders KBS...
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    Great chocolaty black coffee bittersweetness...

    Cheers...
     
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  3. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (5,694) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] Spring in NH is always interesting. This beer is juicy as hell. Cheers all.
     
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  4. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,440) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Aslin Beer Company arrived in Wisconsin this week!
     
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  5. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,540) May 5, 2010 Ohio
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    Have a good Saturday. Checked out early last night and 8PM and woke up at 5AM. Had to reinstall a bunch of stuff to get my Oculus Rift S working again, it was pretty annoying. Still haven't started Just Cause 4 or Battlefield 1942 campaigns I was meaning to do in the last few days.

    Griffin Claw Flying Buffalo - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Chocolate Marshmallow Almond. Fantastic as expected. Lasting rocky head retention/thick foamy lacing. Aromas and flavors of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, roasted almonds, toasted oak, biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of coconut, marshmallow, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Increasing booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Light herbal, grassy, roast, charred bitterness; and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; creamy/silky/bready malts, some sticky hops, chalky roast, and oak tannins in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing bitter/tannic dryness; no cloying/acrid/astringency. Very smooth/soft. Mild increasing warmth of 12%, and lingering barrel booze after the finish. Fantastic balance of rich malts, chocolate, almonds, and bourbon barrel presence/integration. Solid earthy hops, restrained fruity yeast. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. Not much actual marshmallow flavor, but on par with baseline expectations of the series. Very impressive and always worth getting regardless of variant. 4.23
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    Cheers

    New TBDM album is spinning just fine. Gone through it a few times already. I really want to cover something of them. All of their albums are tuned 2 steps down to C, I am in C# right now on my 6, so it would be an easy fix. I need to buy a second 6 and put thicker strings on it :wink:. I can get a cheapo Jackson Dinky with a Floyd Rose for $300 so it's been on my mind.
     
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  6. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,765) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    La Goudale, while watching Zodiac based on true events from the 1970s in and around the Bay Area...

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  7. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,356) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good day BAs! WELL! Mrs Lizard was right - we did get another 2-3 inches of snow yesterday afternoon - this is really screwing up my yard work time. The driveway is clean but the grass, trees, bushes, etc are still covered. Today's New Breakfast Beer isn't really new - I had one on 1/31/05 - but that was before I joined BA, so I'm considering it as new.

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    A lot different than the general example of a "winter warmer" here in Murica - a much cleaner taste and appearance.
     
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  8. Argail

    Argail Aspirant (269) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

    good morning guys :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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    :beers:

    chingisa
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  9. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,434) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    What the hell!!! :rage:

    What the hell??!? :astonished:

    What the hell... :confused:
     
  10. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,356) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    ???
     
  11. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,440) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Here is my plan for today. I am going to sip on this beer throughout the day. It will refresh my palate, as I drink a variety of amazing NEIPAs. Tomorrow, I am going to NBS the 2020 version of this beer, and hopefully @MNAle will be able to join me for that. This is the 2019 version of this beer, and it is extremely delicious!
     
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  12. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,434) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    As in, “Why not?”

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    I’ll join in for breakfast with my last of this Flying Dog beers since the rain isn’t expected to subside for a couple hours. Also should get a nice delivery today, as long as someone 21 is home to accept it. And where are we going (except maybe for a walk)?
     
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  13. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (512) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Goodmorning advocates. Getting my daily dose of vitamin C. Root + branch the Assayer cheers
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  14. Limazulu

    Limazulu Aspirant (276) Jan 4, 2020 Idaho
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    Fueling my Saturday morning with this, and thinking about better days to come (thus the Jimmy Buffett diddie choice). Prost!
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  15. cryptichead

    cryptichead Poo-Bah (1,615) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
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    That's a great song! Don't see a lot of Grazhdanskaya Oborona on this site
     
  16. Argail

    Argail Aspirant (269) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana



    motherland
     
  17. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (5,694) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] TDH Pulpy wanted to come out and play in the snow.
     
  18. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (6,610) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    Starting big, Dark Star with chocolate, vanilla and maple syrup. Thank you @TheGent for this treat!

     
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  19. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,540) May 5, 2010 Ohio
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    Founders Unraveled. Awesome IPA. Lasting fluffy head retention/thick foamy lacing. Aromas and flavors of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine hops; with moderate wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light biscuit/toasted malts; and herbal/floral/grassy hop earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation/body; balanced creamy/bready/grainy malts, sticky hops, and some resins/rins in the mouthfeel. Light-moderate increasing resin dryness, no hop astringency. Very smooth/soft, not overly aggressive, minimal warming 6.6%, no lingering hop burn after the finish. Fantastic Amarillo, Azacca, Mosaic and Simcoe profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great clean wheat/oat/malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. This was definitely exceptional, loved the hop profile. Will get another 6 pack easily. 4.13
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    Cheers

    This or Nocturnal are the best albums if I want to be honest. Ryan Knight was my favorite lead guitarist.
     
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  20. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Savant (969) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Happy Saturday BA's

    Sun has come out, but it is pretty chilly outside

    Supposed to get up into the 50's today and tomorrow, better than the snow we had Friday

    Sampling this.....

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    this morning on my lake

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  21. VoxRationis

    VoxRationis Poo-Bah (2,682) Dec 11, 2016 New York
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    Good Morning, BAs. Starting of the morning right: a Schöfferhofer shandy, followed by a NY bagel with a cream cheese schmear. Delicious! Raining here, but who cares?



    Stay Safe and Sláinte!
     
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  22. TheHopsman

    TheHopsman Defender (644) Apr 7, 2015 Nebraska
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    Mmmm Mmmm!
    Cheers! :beers:
     
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  23. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,660) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Mornin' juice. HA Tome...is where the heart is.
    Girls asking "Wherez my beerz?!" Cheers, have a good day.
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  24. Argail

    Argail Aspirant (269) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

    today is the Flying Tiger Brewery, Monroe LA, day... :beers: & russian punk rock

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    second pic in video 8) :sunglasses: Egor Letov
     
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  25. Argail

    Argail Aspirant (269) Dec 19, 2019 Louisiana

    eeeeeee I love them ! :flushed:
     
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  26. GrumpyGas

    GrumpyGas Poo-Bah (2,100) Apr 7, 2009 Illinois
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    Chocolate for breakfast? Well, there is also caramel and bourbon....14.9% too.
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    Imperial Oak and Buckledown collaboration: Barrel Roll
    Smooooth!

    This was Miss Etta's answer to Hank Ballard's Work With Me, Annie. Both were written with Ballard and Johnny Otis.
     
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  27. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,842) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Good morning BAs. Walked the dogs at 7:20 this morning and it was 70 with 98% humidity...glad we got the A/C up and running! Today’s eye opener is Prairie’s “Bourbon Paradise” (2019):

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    Poured at 57 degrees; fast fizzy dark reddish tan head disappears quickly, poor retention leaving only a small island of micro dots and a thin ring sitting atop jet black liquid with ruby/cola edges; a few small suds of lace and heavy legs that sheet the snifter upon swirl. Nose is roast malt, bourbon and the barest whiff of coconut; boozy exhale. Semi sweet chocolate entry followed by a hint of toasted coconut and a tease of bourbon; middle is vanilla, charred oak, and chocolate fudge; mix of bittersweet dark chocolate, coconut and vanilla in the finish. Silky smooth feel, medium body, light carbonation; warmth in the mouth from 13.7% with a boozy bite on the tongue. Overall, much mellower than I expected, and the feel is thin; it’s well balanced, but the flavors are subtle, where the booze is not...

    4.5 | 4.25 | 4.5 | 4.25 | 4.5

    Score: 4.42 rDev: -3.7%

    An excellent beer and highly enjoyable, but hard to say it’s worth the premium plus price, which I gladly pay for Prairie’s other BA imperial stouts. And, imo, the coconut fades fairly quickly in regular Paradise, and at about 5 months old, the coconut in this Bourbon Paradise is barely present and accounted for...so my recommendation is to enjoy these beers now, brothers and sisters of the Now - Cheers!
     
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  28. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Zealot (597) Nov 16, 2007 New York

    when I need al little more help with the garage cleaning project.....
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    TCM showed this movie this morning - which I've only heard about and have never seen til now - such good stuff - Bill Hader was on afterword saying how you have to check out the trailer - here it is......
     
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  29. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,434) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Ok, WTF!?? I apparently can’t quote the right part of a @mschrei post (should’ve been the part about wasted beer). What and idiot!


    Anyhow, still raining here, so another, lighter beer this AM:
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  30. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,763) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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  31. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (6,610) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    Milestone beer. This is my 100th Cloudwater and also my 3000th rating/review. The beer is Foudre du Haut by Cloudwater and De Garde. Cheers, all!
     
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  32. TheHopsman

    TheHopsman Defender (644) Apr 7, 2015 Nebraska
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  33. Bluecrow

    Bluecrow Poo-Bah (1,804) Jul 16, 2012 New York
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    Breakfast with the baby. Cheers
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  34. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,356) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Because I didn't care for it. Now, since I can't travel as freely as normal to find beers, I have to settle for basically what I can find locally which means that sometimes I retry stuff I didn't enjoy.
     
  35. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,660) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    3000? Damn. Congrats! That's something right there - I can barely motivate to brush my teeth every day. LOL.
     
  36. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,763) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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  37. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (2,318) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    Someone got a little overzealous with the wax there.
     
  38. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (6,610) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    More Cloudwater, this is a collaboration with The Veil called Subbles Triple IPA with Sabro, Galaxy, Citra.
     
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  39. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    Nice looking beer, cool can art!
    Cheers
     
  40. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,763) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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