The Official Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by DNW, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. pscolari

    pscolari Senior member

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    what do you mean by blocky?

    Borrowing a wine term here to describe it. Blocky would be overpowering, unintegrated, rough edges, out of balance, maybe young. I could clearly taste all components of this beer: coffee, vanilla, bourbon, char, but none of them had meshed. My benchmark in this category would be Founders Breakfast Stout.
     
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    Borrowing a wine term here to describe it. Blocky would be overpowering, unintegrated, rough edges, out of balance, maybe young. I could clearly taste all components of this beer: coffee, vanilla, bourbon, char, but none of them had meshed. My benchmark in this category would be Founders Breakfast Stout.
    With a lot of the flavored beers, especially the stouts, the tastes tend to come in "sections". Only the "general" stouts tend to be completely smooth.
     
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    imo, it might be the sample. the bottles i've had have all been wonderful. i don't get that feeling at all from it. i get a nice balanced flavor of bourbon and coffee with a lot of vanilla on the nose.

    too bad it won't be brewed again, at least as of now.
     
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    With a lot of the flavored beers, especially the stouts, the tastes tend to come in "sections". Only the "general" stouts tend to be completely smooth.

    Right. I didn't expect it to be smooth like a milk or oatmeal stout. For a beer that is 13% it tasted like 20%. I would love to taste a cellared version of this though to see if everything comes together.

    imo, it might be the sample. the bottles i've had have all been wonderful. i don't get that feeling at all from it. i get a nice balanced flavor of bourbon and coffee with a lot of vanilla on the nose.

    too bad it won't be brewed again, at least as of now.


    Have you ever had it in the keg? This was brought in and poured by Goose Island folks for the beer advocate beer fest. Not bottles. If it was "off" they wouldn't have been pouring it. I'll chalk it up to just not being one I like and probably rule out travel shock or bad lines.

    Maybe the evil overlords at A-B spiked it.
     
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    never had on tap.
     
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    I LOVE BEER!!!

    That is all...
     
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    I LOVE BEER!!!

    That is all...


    Well said [​IMG]
     
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    I shared my 32oz growler of Parabola with a buddy. It was quite good. It sneaks up on you being rather mild initially but the flavors really come out as it (and you) warms up.
     
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    [​IMG] I've realized I don't really like English style ales. [​IMG]
     
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    Borrowing a wine term here to describe it. Blocky would be overpowering, unintegrated, rough edges, out of balance, maybe young. I could clearly taste all components of this beer: coffee, vanilla, bourbon, char, but none of them had meshed. My benchmark in this category would be Founders Breakfast Stout.

    It might be a function of the beer's age.
     
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    Had this last night: [​IMG] From what I understand it's a pretty well respected beer, but I found it to be disgusting. There was this fruity, bitter taste on the back end that I just couldnt get behind. It was like if robitussin made a fig/plum flavored cough syrup.
     
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    x-post from WAYDRN
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    Taking advantage of a sale before it ends. [​IMG] [​IMG] I need a new beer fridge! [​IMG]
     
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