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What beer are you drinking now? #461

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Prager62, Jan 24, 2014.

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  1. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Loved Sweet 16, but not a fan of this one.


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  2. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    Relaxing before heading out tonight with a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier.

  3. PaulBian8

    PaulBian8 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2011 Ohio

    You calmed my nerves (or maybe the Hopslams did haha). Can't wait to find it in Dayton, OH!
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  4. TonyJ815

    TonyJ815 Disciple (398) Apr 3, 2013 Florida
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    Got some today for the first time this year! In the fridge now and poppin' one tomorrow. Cheers!
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  5. y2jrock60

    y2jrock60 Disciple (379) Dec 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

  6. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Defender (675) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    It may not be Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but it still packs quite a punch. Good too. Welcome to the weekend, everyone.

    #286 Beer-A-Lot, Jan 25, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2014
  7. mufc704

    mufc704 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2013 North Carolina

    Plead the 5th was excellent, this doesn't quite stack up; but not bad for under 10 bucks

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  8. mrchrisray

    mrchrisray Devotee (402) May 14, 2013 Ohio
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    It's finally Lunch time.

  9. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    fresh sculpin!
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  10. hudsonvalleyslim

    hudsonvalleyslim Devotee (475) May 29, 2003 Massachusetts

    [​IMG] 16° in Boston, way up from the single digits. Massachusetts' Trappist Ale which is way pricey but very good.
  11. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (2,751) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    Round two with Enjoy By. Might be the last time I have it for a few months, as it was last time. Still, glad I got my hands on this bottle.


    The dogs have their sustenance; I have mine. All three of us enjoy a treat after walking them out in the snow, in 8 degree cold.

    This band is completely unfamiliar to me, but recommended by Youtube. I like the sound a lot. @BLACKENEDPLAGUE , @Shroud0fdoom , help me out; you guys heard of them?
  12. doppletheGOAT

    doppletheGOAT Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Texas

    Southern Star * Buried Hatchet Stout

  13. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Culmination easily exceeded my expectations.
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  14. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    Pic isn't working but I'm having my first Sucks of the season. 26 days young and mighty tasty!
  15. pagesofphotographs

    pagesofphotographs Defender (630) Sep 15, 2013 Colorado
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  16. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

  17. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I can't wait for Cafe Royale and Bourbon Barrel Porter to show up again in my woods.
    So good.
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  18. goingbrokeonbeer

    goingbrokeonbeer Savant (979) Dec 4, 2013 South Carolina
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    Last one of the night, and the way I poured it maybe I should stop. Though it is a great way to end the night.
  19. wr3ck00n

    wr3ck00n Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2013 North Carolina

    Growler of Foothills Jade? I can think of worse ways to spend a Friday night. Cheers!

  20. aleckpa

    aleckpa Zealot (598) Dec 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    My evening so far…

  21. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    forget applications, build a strong LinkedIn profile - employers are all over entry-level talent
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  22. mpayne5

    mpayne5 Zealot (512) Aug 18, 2011 Indiana
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  23. TwoBeers

    TwoBeers Aspirant (223) Nov 22, 2013 Nevada

    Einstok Icelandic Toasted Porter. Decent beer but not quite as interesting and unique as it looked.

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  24. SWChi

    SWChi Disciple (303) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois

    At Rock Island's 1st yr Anniversary Party. .

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  25. Rhf9120

    Rhf9120 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 Rhode Island

    Just finished Lost Abbey Deliverance absolutely amazing is all I have to say
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  26. bcmac983

    bcmac983 Aspirant (203) Sep 9, 2010 Indiana
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    Still have the Christmas Spirit[​IMG]
  27. MattyG85

    MattyG85 Poo-Bah (3,101) Aug 31, 2010 Minnesota

    Going to start with my first taste of this:


    Then a couple Bell's:

    And finishing with a local warmer:

  28. kilowattcycles

    kilowattcycles Initiate (129) Mar 6, 2011 Illinois

    Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XIV....excellent beer, but doesn't have the mouthfeel I expected though...seems thin.
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  29. Act25

    Act25 Poo-Bah (1,651) Nov 8, 2010 New Jersey

    Drinking a Black & Tan made of GooseIsland Bourbon County Black Stout poured over Dales Pale Ale 4.5 is more palatable, enjoyable, delightful than BCBS alone 4.2.

    Why? Well - just try it!
    IMHO: Try a triple RIS over any good pale ale and you lose nothing from the RIS and you gain from the pale ale underbelly and lower alcohol.

    Everything I liked about BCBS but without the syrupy, fumed, high alcohol masking it. A richer nose, better carbonated, calmer, less in your face, less syrupy and sweet. More drinkable, rather than having to nurse. Better with food.

    Here's my review of Bourbon County Black Stout (BCBS) alone:

    look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

    After spending time with BCBS, letting it arrive at room temperature, when it became very different, more of a dessert wine, I had to say, it's well-crafted, but not my idea of beer. It's more of a thick dessert wine, of which I am not a fan.

    At the NYC store where I bought a single, I asked "$8?" And counter man said, "yeah, but it's 3 beers worth, it's all you'll need."

    It certainly packs 3 beers worth of concentrated flavors as well as ABV, but the syrupy nature is … too much for me. It's like drinking the syrup that makes the beverage.

    Appearance: Pours an opaque, thick espresso brown color with a so-so mocha latte head that fades fast, but sticks w lots of lace.

    Smell: Bourbon in front and center, and it masks a bit the other delightful background notes, which are evocative of a European church: oak, dark chocolate, charred wood, incense, caramel, vanilla, late winter earth, and a hint of dried flowers.

    (I cannot get as much out of the nose as others seem to do, due to too much bourbon alcohol.)

    Taste: The bourbon powers from the start, then blends with duality of charred wood, varnished pews, incense, and the dark chocolate and vanilla syrups straight from the taps. I don't get as much fruit as others do. Interesting, meditation beer, but drinks -frankly like an over done dessert zinfandel. And although balanced, is a bit too sweet. I feel like it would be GREAT blended in a milkshake.

    Mouthfeel: Full bodied and syrupy, with low carbonation. Must let it warm, but becomes more and more of an after-dinner dessert wine… flat, syrupy, thick. … And I am NOT a fan of dessert wines.

    Had a hard time finishing so drank it along side my Dales Pale Ale for a while, and enjoyed it more with the contrast, and then, finally made a black and tan of them which was delicious and more balanced and interesting to me.
  30. Harnkus

    Harnkus Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    Still my favorite barleywine
  31. slarrage

    slarrage Aspirant (213) Oct 4, 2012 Massachusetts

  32. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (566) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    2012 Bells Expedition Stout

    Gonna finish off the night with some pappy, not sure which one yet.
    #312 semibaked, Jan 25, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2014
  33. KurtisR

    KurtisR Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2013 Ontario (Canada)

    I really like Agalloch, especially on cold winter days. Woods of Ypres and October Falls are pretty good too, but Agalloch is by far my favourite.
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  34. Harnkus

    Harnkus Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    Victory Winter Cheers. Last of a six I bought two months. Tastes fruitier than more before. Nevertheless, a great pace changer for winter evening drinking
  35. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,299) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Just opened my bottle of Fullsteam's Igor, and starting to write notes now. Goddamn this is pretty. Saude!
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  36. Purp1eOne

    Purp1eOne Devotee (483) Oct 23, 2010 Illinois
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  37. goingbrokeonbeer

    goingbrokeonbeer Savant (979) Dec 4, 2013 South Carolina
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    I've got beer envy!
  38. kell50

    kell50 Meyvn (1,061) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina

  39. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California
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  40. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,271) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    I can't resist new shit like this...
    Imperial Doughnut Break

    I've enjoyed all the variations of Imperial Biscotti Break (IBB) I've tried - this, the Natale, and the Bourbon Barrel Aged versions. All good. This Doughnut version has a real nice feel and taste (almost like doughnuts soaked in coffee).
    The regular IBB might still be my favorite though...:sunglasses:

    #320 Greywulfken, Jan 25, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2014
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