What beer are you drinking now? #63

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hotmetal1, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (312) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Going with Port Brewing Wipe Out IPA.
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  2. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    The grass is greener on the other side I guess, I'd kill for access to so many fine stouts and IPAs :slight_smile: I guess that's what BA is all about. You scratch my back, I scratch yours!

    Oh, and trust me, something like this is HUGELY uncommon. I had to blink and check the menu again before I believed they had this beer, leave alone at that price.

    Happy holidays!
  3. beachstrength49

    beachstrength49 Initiate (97) Jan 7, 2011 Pennsylvania

    That's an awesome pic!!! You deserve it Jon. You are a awesomely, generous guy. Cheers!

  4. litheum94

    litheum94 Champion (814) Dec 29, 2008 California

    My daughter's birthday party was a success, so had some beers with friends and family afterwards. So far I've had a Jubelale, Mavericks Alection and a Brown Shugga. Contemplating my next beer. Trying to decide between Vertical Epic 10, Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout or an Insanity.

  5. SixPack6

    SixPack6 Devotee (404) Jan 4, 2011 Wisconsin

  6. stakem

    stakem Poo-Bah (5,736) Feb 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    My understanding of the 'batch 0' concept was because black albert deviated from being "stout-like" and became more like a fruity belgian strong dark ale. The batch 0 idea was to get the beer back in focus as to being more stout-like and less like a belgian strong dark ale. I agree any/all of the batch 0's i have had were roasty and not that fruity like prior batches before the 'batch 0' distinction.

    That was the reasoning for my comparison. A case so to speak where another roasty stout wondered off the path and became like a dark fruity belgian strong ale.
  7. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Ah yes. They did mention that the other batches have developed some more fruity quadrupel notes over the course of a couple recipe changes. I know that the non-batch 0 are still available here via webshops and the like, but I've never seen them out in the wild. So yeah, I have no point of comparison, looks like I've only ever had the good stuff :grinning:

    I did note that BT 2012 was somehow less boozy than 2011, and especially less sweet.

    This is a pic of the vertical we did last week:


    Ow, the headache :grinning:
  8. awdturboiv

    awdturboiv Disciple (345) May 24, 2008 Indiana


    Definitely smoother out the gate versus last year
  9. yamar68

    yamar68 Meyvn (1,320) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Couldn't agree more.
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  10. fredmugs

    fredmugs Meyvn (1,484) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    This is truly horrible.

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  11. BobZ

    BobZ Zealot (551) Jun 24, 2009 Massachusetts

    I thought I saw Shamu down making a donation today! :wink: That is no Kwak.. :grimacing:

    Tasted this beer tonight, interesting! (Thanks for the extra Mike)
    Also our house-guest looked like this in August:
    Now she looks like this:
  12. WesM63

    WesM63 Defender (607) Nov 6, 2011 Ohio

    Ahh this is even better.

  13. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Photobucket my dude. You can upload pics on it and it will give you an IMG option that you copy & paste into your post.
  14. skinsfan

    skinsfan Zealot (555) May 24, 2005 Maryland

    Started with this

    Now enjoying this...not sure what's up next. Cheers!
  15. yamar68

    yamar68 Meyvn (1,320) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    This whole beer & cheese pairing thing is gonna get outta hand fast, I can already tell...

    Central Waters BB Stout paired with Piccolo Fiore di Bufala - a brie cheese made with Venetian buffalo milk:



    Makes me feel like this:

    Cheers all!
  16. WayneScoting

    WayneScoting Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2012 New York

    Weihenstephaner Korbinian.

    By the way, since you didn't ask.... <grin> I'm saving my one and only bottle of Ithaca Beer Company's "Excelsior!" Fourteen Anniversary, a magnificent hoppy (but not overly much so, thank God) black ale, for my birthday in about two months.
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  17. WayneScoting

    WayneScoting Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2012 New York

    The imperial stout looks lovely. :slight_smile:
  18. sleuthdog

    sleuthdog Devotee (450) Oct 21, 2008 Illinois

    Oh and just look what else the box he sent me contained....it will blow your mind just as it did mine!!!!!!
  19. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Death to all stuffed toys! We must capture the squeaker!
  20. xxbillay

    xxbillay Initiate (0) May 31, 2012 New Jersey


    Mad elf in the appropriate glass, with a water as well. Have a nice lineup in store for the rest of the night. After the mad elf Im thinking something like hoptimum, punkin, loose cannon, and flower power. In no particular order. This NFL on Saturday might get the best of me.
  21. WayneScoting

    WayneScoting Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2012 New York

    Had my first barleywine recently, at Ale Wife in Queens, New York (Long Island City), and liked it. Bought another kind retail to try and did not care for it. I guess not all barleywines are the same. Gee, who'd have thought, right? :wink: Seriously, I'm hoping to try other barleywines soon for additional comparison.
  22. WeedKing4

    WeedKing4 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Canada

    My last bottle of Ore De Calabaza :slight_frown: my beer stock is in dire need at the moment now.
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  23. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Poo-Bah (2,698) Jun 14, 2012 Texas

    Watching SNF and drinking this up by the relatives:

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  24. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Sharing with my wife now...

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  25. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (459) Jan 2, 2010 California

    treating myself to one of my all time favorites

  26. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma


    After the FBS last night this one is definitely leaving me wanting...but I guess FBS would have that effect on pretty much all coffee beers. Still decent just wish the coffee was more aggressive...
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  27. beerloserLI

    beerloserLI Meyvn (1,265) Apr 2, 2011 New York
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    Ending my evening with this local offering. Blue Point- sour cherry imperial stout. Just released in bottles and man does this stuff flow nicely. The cherry is very subtle and not sour at all.
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  28. beachstrength49

    beachstrength49 Initiate (97) Jan 7, 2011 Pennsylvania

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  29. BillHilly

    BillHilly Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 Washington

    Cavatica Stout while my growler of Boneyard RPM cools down. too lazy for photo.
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  30. rpbuckeye

    rpbuckeye Devotee (427) Mar 29, 2011 Ohio

    Speaking as a Great Lakes Christmas Ale whore, I have to say this is as good. Three thumbs up from "this guy".
  31. skinsfan

    skinsfan Zealot (555) May 24, 2005 Maryland

    And it tastes as good as it looks! Got a couple bottles to throw in the cellar as well.
  32. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Starting off my weekend with some Day Tripper.
  33. Kenye

    Kenye Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2012 Oklahoma

    It's my 25th birthday and we're celebrating by opening our first '12 Abyss and Dissident. We combined the last parts of the bottles to form an "Abyssident," and it really is amazing...
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  34. garbercury

    garbercury Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Drinking a VE 12/12/12...Spicy and pretty good, a good choice on a cold winter night.
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  35. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

  36. bradwalrus

    bradwalrus Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Pennsylvania


    first time trying this, taste much better than the picture looks.
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  37. mtalley999

    mtalley999 Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2011 Maryland

    Evening BA. I had one of these before dinner with one friends.


    Then had a very nice 2007 Petite Syrah with the roast my wife made. Now I'm enjoying one of these.


    Crown Royal Maple is pretty damn good, and I don't even like normal Crown that much.
  38. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    Dark Horse Plead the 5th
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  39. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Crusader (791) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois

    Sharing a few beers with WhereTheWildBeersGo, and starting with Hill Farmstead George...


  40. ThePorterSorter

    ThePorterSorter Meyvn (1,464) Aug 10, 2010 Oregon


    Special holiday ale followed by noyaux and coming soon...ruination anniversary (barleywine)!
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