What beer are you drinking now? #3583

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Resistance88, Aug 12, 2022.

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  1. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Zealot (579) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    Wow. Cant believe im starting one
    Power still out. Heatwave. Havent slept!

    Wifes a baker and im walking her our to send her off. Its 3am. Happy Friday!

    Drinking Oddside 12th Anniversary. Fridge beer can't go bad on my watch!
    Thanks for this one @BigIronH

    Edit: can't post a picture cuz its pitch black right now and wanna conserve battery:sweat_smile::joy:
     
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  2. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,421) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Good morning BAs! At the Waterloo train station drinking a Punk IPA:

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    Another travel day underway…not sure when I’ll be able to take a seat again here at the VB. Until then, Cheers from London y’all!
     
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  3. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (460) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    up & gettin' it in while the gettin' is good.

    TGIF


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  4. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Meyvn (1,079) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    My day off. A rare early morning beer. Good Word Brewing does a lot if beers very well. Few better than Only Memories Remain, a Dark Czech Lager checking in at a perfect 4.4% ABV. Happy Friday. I hope @Resistance88 's power is back on. I grew up in a home with no central heat or A/C so it used to not bother me to have no A/C in summer in Georgia. I'm spoiled now. That would suck.

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    If anyone is having a slow start this morning, crack up you speakers or earbuds. I'll wake you up. Let get moving.

     
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  5. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Zealot (579) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    One of the best! I really wish those 4 packs would come back. I had plenty but i want more!
    @ATL6245 power still not on. Past the 12 hour mark here sittin in the dark drinking bourbon now. Approaching my 20th hour awake . Something about no power and heat keeps me awake
     
  6. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Meyvn (1,079) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Yikes! WTH???? The last time I went that long without power it was freak blizzard in GA in '93 & utility workers couldn't even get to the areas that needed repairs. Geez.
     
  7. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,774) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] Pre golf libation. Cheers all.
     
  8. DrOfGolf

    DrOfGolf Crusader (754) Jun 11, 2019 Delaware
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    Gotta get and keep your joints well lubed for golf. Most definitely. Hope you have a great round ... and take care of the cart girl. :wink:

    Cheers
     
  9. DrOfGolf

    DrOfGolf Crusader (754) Jun 11, 2019 Delaware
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    Good Friday Morning BAs ... and Thank You to @Resistance88 for opening the VB today. Starting off with the current favorite.

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    Cheers Everyone.
     
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  10. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (4,010) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Here is hoping you get power back soon.
     
  11. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,062) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Gooood morning, brethren and bohemians!

    Why am I in a good moood this morning? It's not because I ran. I didn't.
    But having this NA Ital Pils to celebrate the great "cutting of the cord of Satan" as I detached from Comcast/Xfinity this morning. HUZZAH!

    Had fiber optic installed for a third of the monthly price (no other fees) and I am rejoicing.

    Have a great day...

    and Cheers, as always.

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  12. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,774) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] Stewie came to play.
     
  13. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,020) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Beer Thug Brewing Company (BeerThugLife) -- Heavy Heavy Heavy
    Stout aged in bourbon whiskey barrels with coconut, vanilla beans and coffee
    ABV: 14%; pouring temperature: F; canning info: n/a

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    4.29/5 rDev +2.6%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

    Re-visited August 12th, 2022

    By and large, the same impressions across the board except for a bump in the 'Smell' rating. At about 12 °F warmer than six months ago, I sense a bigger, warmer depth to the smell. I also get less intense alcohol heat in the mouthfeel, yet the overall mouthfeel is sublimely soft and gently warm on the palate.

    For a coffee beer, this one has aged nicely.

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    Original February 12th, 2022 ratings and scores:

    4.25 3.5 4.5 4.25 4.25; overall: 4.17; rDev: -0.2%

    Tar black body, opaque; thin yet thick and densely creamy head, light tan color. Not a strong aroma (probably because of the cold pouring temperature); some roasted and charred grain with coffee; chocolate. Huge, beautiful taste; coconut, vanilla, milk chocolate and cocoa, whiskey undertone; slight coffee bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel; smooth, slick and chewy; big residual sugar presence; sweet mouthfeel offset with a slightly sharp bourbon heat.

    Had this one sitting out in the unheated garage, so it's pretty cold for such a big beer. I have a second can that I'll try at a later date. Even with a near-freezing pour temperature, the looks, taste, and feel can't be conquered. Simply a wonderful imperial stout with extras!

    Pouring temperature: 33.4 ℉; canning data: unknown

     
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  14. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,255) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Kumquat Peche Mortel? Sure, why not?

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  15. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (4,010) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    In the winter when I lose power I have no problem sleeping. Probably because I do not mind the cold weather plus it is dark for many hours longer than the summer so I just sleep the time away.

    Losing the power in the heat of the summer is a whole different story. Like you, I cannot sleep when it is hot and humid which is a typical Richmond summer day. Usually in the mid 90’s with like humidity.

    We lose our power frequently but thankfully most of the time it is for less than eight hours. We have, on a few occasions, lost it for longer (once for three days!).

    Twenty hours without sleep is tough. I sympathize with you. A few times a month, I cannot sleep. Three to fours hours tops. I feel like crap the next day.

    Sorry for the long diatribe. I hope your power returns soon especially before it gets dark so your house will cool down making it easier to get some sleep. With or without power, the bourbon will certainly help!
     
  16. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,020) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...one day, we may get some FO out where I live...I would seriously consider leaving Comcast/Xfinity in the past...too expensive for what we really use it for (internet and a very, very limited number of cable channels (HGTV for her, TCM for me) that can probably acquired through Hulu, et al...
     
  17. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (6,230) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    Cheers!
     
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  18. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,214) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Happy sunny and pleasant Friday - man, digging the cooler less humid weather this week, and it looks like it will continue for a while - love it

    Picked this new one up this morning after our hike

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    pretty solid!
     
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  19. rudiecantfail

    rudiecantfail Meyvn (1,310) Aug 9, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Sterling Pig Prague Hog is in my glass right now. It's a Czech Style Lager. The folks at Sterling Pig are pretty good. I'm glad they keep showing up where I shop.
     
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  20. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Poo-Bah (1,908) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Happy Friday BA's! Overtime done, 10 miles of hill repeats on the bike done and went and saw the house our youngest daughter is buying, very pleased, but I see a few projects in my future. Broken Skull IPA......
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  21. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,255) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Very likely my last one for now, as I need to try to get some sleep.

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    The ever reliable Sip of Sunshine. Cheers!
     
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  22. lewdwig

    lewdwig Disciple (336) Jan 6, 2013 Michigan

    Ore Dock Brewing's Low Hanging Fruit @ Grand Marais Tavern (Michigan), on my way to the Grand Marais Music Festival.
     
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  23. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (4,010) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    We finally got a break in the weather today too. It has been brutal lately.
     
  24. Boosttnl

    Boosttnl Initiate (16) Aug 8, 2022 Netherlands

    Goodevening everyone.
    Still a heatwave here. And today iam drinking a La merveilleuse de Chevremont Royal. It is a beer brewed by monks. many (belgian) beers were brewed by monks
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  25. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Poo-Bah (1,876) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    I purchased two new to me IPAs on Monday that I don't want to wait three weeks for the next available NBW/NBS. Since we discussed this beer here, I will drink and rate it today in this thread.

    Maine Pepper

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    Bottle Notes:
    16.9 oz bottled 7/12/22 @ 9:15:51. 5.5% ABV, drink this beer fresh within 90 days of the stamped born on date. Pale Ale. Do what's right.

    Dropped at Beer on the Wall on 8/3, purchased 8/8 at store room temperature for $7.00 including tax. Refrigerated thereafter until cracking this open.

    After a few years of home brewing in our garage, my brother and I decided we should open a brewery so that we could share our beer. In 2009 we started with a one barrel system and worked on a single recipe, over and over, until Pepper was born. And now we have enough to share. Cheers!

    Appearance: Multiple pours into a shaker pint glass. Light yellow straw colored lightly hazy base, light carbonation, creamy soapy head lingers a minute or so before leaving a cover over the base and marginal lacing. 3.75

    Aroma:
    Very light aroma, lemon grass, faint cracker and pepper. Delicate or absent, trying to decide. 3.25

    Taste:
    Mirrors aroma in attributes and strength. Very mild taste, though stronger as I reach the halfway mark. Light pepper and cracker, lemongrass, faint citrus. 3.75

    Mouthfeel: Dry the lead sensation, mild bitterness stronger than any flavor. Light creamy body, the mild carbonation providing over half the depth. Watery. Drinks under the 5.5% ABV. Mild dryness lingers. 4.0

    Overall:
    I can appreciate a light subtle beer, but nothing really exciting in terms of flavors, aroma barely there. Would say lingering dryness and light bitterness with a pepper triscuit cracker is my Maine takeaway. Perhaps I'll like this better on draft, but it should be fresh enough to shine, but it doesn't. Not a repeat purchase, especially at these prices. 3.5

    Glad I had now, versus three weeks later and wondering if the age was the key factor.

    Sad to say this is my inspiration for this beer.



     
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  26. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,081) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Woke up at 7am. Hit the store. Huge coffee then proceeded to get laundry in. Cook breakfast. Take care of 4 trash bags of trash from a sick depression mess in a bedroom. Wiped the entire room down. Cleaned an entire full bathroom. The car is cleaned and detailed. Another load laundry in and it's beer time.

    There's a reason this was the most had porter on last year's tasting. Unique (brewed with molasses) and so highly drinkable at 7% it's a sneaky bastard.

    Enjoy your day
     
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  27. DrOfGolf

    DrOfGolf Crusader (754) Jun 11, 2019 Delaware
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    Didn't those same monks also like to dance and run about shouting "It's Good to be the Monk!" after brewing and then drinking their brews? :grin: :stuck_out_tongue: :laughing:
     
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  28. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (6,230) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    Cheers !
     
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  29. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Poo-Bah (1,908) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Lunch is leftover pizza and a Jai Alai......then the pool.
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  30. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Meyvn (1,400) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    Howdy Advocates! My hectic life finally lets me off the merry go round. Yesterday was my Heinz 57 BDay and it was mellow. Chillout time w/Lady DeWitt. Now loving a nice cool & rainy morning with this brilliant Blackstack Maximum Drip Iced Out Coffee Milk Stout. Robust and mildly zesty. Rather milky, lightly sweet, dry lingering finish. Another excellent local offering. I'll X post into NBW as well. Cheers!
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  31. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Poo-Bah (1,876) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Perhaps I was too harsh with my earlier musical selection. I never played a Michael Bolton song on purpose, and hopefully never will again, unless I rate an under 2.0 beer.

    I took the leap shortly after the final Larry Sanders show "Flip", when the cable company found out I was getting cable free in my West Lakeview apartment and wanted to charge. Haven't missed it nearly a quarter of a century later.

    You may now flip.



     
  32. Gkruszewski

    Gkruszewski Poo-Bah (3,055) Nov 1, 2013 New York
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    Everyone Stands Beneath Their Own Dome Of Heaven
    Root + Branch Brewing
     
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  33. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (6,230) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    Cheers!
     
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  34. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,062) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Actually, I'd keep an eye out for "guys in your alley" - apparently they are deplying these in all the alleys of COS. You can also contact Underline directly if you want, or I can share a contact email address if you are interested. But for $65 for a 1GBs connection? It's less than half of what i was shelling out to Xfinity for mediocre WiFi speed and shitty tv programming that I never watch.

    Cheers!
     
  35. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,774) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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  36. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Zealot (579) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    Check out the "Imperial Stout Appreciation Thread" aNd ask MANY questions as you'd like and they will gladly be answered!

    It was definitely kinda scary and completely exhausting. The Not Knowing qhen it would come back on was a mindfuck like no other!
    Thank you for the kind words. Having your power out during the hottest days of the year is something i wish on No One!
    I tried to sleep in the living room with the door open about 3 inches with the security latch and paperweight wedged between door and wall to keep it from closing to keep some air flow on as the bedroom caused me sweat and feel worse, but living in the inner city with anything open isn't the best idea. I found myself drinking more and just watching the most random youtube videos on my phone using and my headphones on .

    The power finally came on at 6:05 am ( 14 hours later) and i took one more shot of bourbon and PASSED THE HELL OUT. It's 11:03 now ,my entire body is sore from yesterday's workout and seems like it'll be a good day cuz its nice out.
    Let's see what i pull out the fridge to drink after breakfast.

    Cheers yall
     
  37. AD17

    AD17 Meyvn (1,078) Nov 5, 2013 New Jersey
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  38. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Meyvn (1,079) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    This Saint Helen's Marzen from a little brewery in Valdosta, GA surprised me. It's pretty decent. Nice rich malty flavor & aroma with a semi-dry finish. Nice looking beer too. Kudos to these guys.
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  39. craigbelly

    craigbelly Poo-Bah (1,724) Dec 31, 2015 Iowa
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    Conscious Stream IPA from Narrow Gauge
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  40. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,081) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    My AC is always running full blast. As many know I'm a big dude and am constantly walking around shirtless with my hair in a bun scaring neighbors and guests thinking sasquatch walked in. If somebody turns the AC from high to low I can feel it like a sixth sense. 1st world problems. I was getting used to life without an AC until it was 105 for a week straight, I got heat exhaustion at work and I think I lost brain cells so I caved and borrowed one from my folks. Stay cool.
     
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