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post #1561 of 7782
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Originally Posted by Humperdink View Post
It's probably been mentioned already in this thread, but Dogfishhead Raison D'Etre is currently pleasantly and deliciously impairing my faculties.


Is that beer any good? Better than 90 minute IPA?

Beer advocate has a relatively low rating on the Raison beer. Otherwise, I usually like the Dogfishhead beers.
post #1562 of 7782
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Originally Posted by Aaron01 View Post
I like Double Bastard, I have a couple bottles of that in my cabinet, Oaked is good as well. I actually have a lot of Stone stuff

Do any of you guys age the Double Bastard or the Russian Stout? I notice that the RIS says something about storing the beer at a certain temperature. Does this beer get better with age?

My wife is going to think i am nuts for stashing 22oz bottles of beer in the closet.

Also... Been drinking the La Fin Du Monde. The big bottle with the cork. That beer is really good.
post #1563 of 7782
I like La Fin du Monde a lot. Really good beer. I had a New Glarus Unplugged Apple Ale. Tasted like cider/apple juice. honestly, if blindfolded, I'm not sure I could tell the difference between the beer and juice. I wish it was a bit stronger or at least tasted like an adult beverage. Certainly a lot lighter than the stouts I've be downing lately.
post #1564 of 7782
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Originally Posted by JSC4President View Post
Do any of you guys age the Double Bastard or the Russian Stout? I notice that the RIS says something about storing the beer at a certain temperature. Does this beer get better with age?

My wife is going to think i am nuts for stashing 22oz bottles of beer in the closet.

Also... Been drinking the La Fin Du Monde. The big bottle with the cork. That beer is really good.

Yes, like wine alot of higher ABV beers get better with age. I have a small "cellar" in my pantry that I keep afew rareitys and beers Im just not going to be able to find again stashed away for a special occation. If you do decide to start cellaring beer you want a dry, dark place that stays at a pretty constant 55-65 degrees. No lower than 45 and no higher than say 80ish. Store them for ATLEAST a year. I always buy 2 bottles if i can. Drink one fresh, and store the other away and drink it in a year or so and compare. Good luck, but watch out. Beer trading and cellaring is addicting and can get expensive. Especialy when you start trying to find Whales.
post #1565 of 7782
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Originally Posted by JSC4President View Post
Is that beer any good? Better than 90 minute IPA?

Beer advocate has a relatively low rating on the Raison beer. Otherwise, I usually like the Dogfishhead beers.

It's not better than the 90 minute, and I imagine it could be an acquired taste. The flavors aren't exactly muddled, but they're kind of lumped together in the middle with a somewhat sweet aftertaste. I'm not good at bs-ing about "hints of juniper berries," but I've had enough beers of its kind to recommend seeking out the Raison.
post #1566 of 7782
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
I like La Fin du Monde a lot. Really good beer.

I had a New Glarus Unplugged Apple Ale. Tasted like cider/apple juice. honestly, if blindfolded, I'm not sure I could tell the difference between the beer and juice. I wish it was a bit stronger or at least tasted like an adult beverage. Certainly a lot lighter than the stouts I've be downing lately.

Did you guys drink the Raspberry Tart yet? I love the Apple Ale, the beer flavor really comes out on the aftertaste...
post #1567 of 7782
Not yet. Probably this weekend. I need to make some room!!
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Latest haul:
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^^Nice haul there.

I had a couple of brews this week from a little brewery in Akron, OH called Hoppin' Frog. An Oatmeal Stout and Chrismas Ale that were really on-point.
post #1570 of 7782
Had Avery The Czar tonight on tap. It's an Imperial Stout. I enjoyed it but it has a smokiness that I don't feel is appropriate for this style. Shit is potent though. Old Rasputin is still the gold standard in my opinion.
post #1571 of 7782
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
Had Avery The Czar tonight on tap. It's an Imperial Stout. I enjoyed it but it has a smokiness that I don't feel is appropriate for this style. Shit is potent though. Old Rasputin is still the gold standard in my opinion.

Was it a smokiness like a rauchbier or a smokiness like a smoked porter? With the former it can get bacony in a bad way.
post #1572 of 7782
Stone Arrogant Bastard is probably my favorite going right now. Just had Unibroue's Maudite tonight and I never thought I could like such a fruity beer as much as I did.
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Originally Posted by pscolari View Post
Was it a smokiness like a rauchbier or a smokiness like a smoked porter? With the former it can get bacony in a bad way.

bacony
post #1574 of 7782
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post
^^Nice haul there.

I had a couple of brews this week from a little brewery in Akron, OH called Hoppin' Frog. An Oatmeal Stout and Chrismas Ale that were really on-point.

Ive got a bottle of Hoppin' Frogg B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher stashed away in my cellar for a special day. Was gonna open it on new years but never got around to it. Maybe my birthday..
post #1575 of 7782
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Latest haul:

kinda mixed bag there. of your lot the ones I really like are the westmal (sorry i cant remember the full name) and the witkap pater... make sure you track down their abby singel... THAT is where its at.
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