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Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
« Reply #250 on: December 09, 2009, 12:39:50 PM »
I kind of think Guinness is a "band-wagon" beer.  IMO, the majority of people who order a Guinness only do so in order to show the friends they're with how sophisticated their taste in beer is.  ::)

Hand me a common, inexpensive, readily available Dos Equis Amber and I'm happy.

I'm not a fan of Guinness at all.  I suspect it was a brewing mistake, but Arthur Guinness was really tired of trying over and over for the past decade, so he said "Screw it.  Just ship it."


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    « Reply #251 on: December 09, 2009, 12:42:40 PM »
    I only really tell people to try Guinness because everywhere has it. It is sorta the Budweiser of Stouts.
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    « Reply #252 on: December 09, 2009, 03:14:37 PM »
    So what is a real Stout then?
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    « Reply #253 on: December 09, 2009, 03:40:50 PM »
    I had a great St. Peters Stout a couple of times.  They aren't easy to find around here though.
    Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout is pretty commonplace.

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    « Reply #254 on: December 09, 2009, 03:47:47 PM »
    So what is a real Stout then?

    Depends on the type of Stout you want. I enjoy oatmeal Stouts. Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout is an excellent Stout IMO. Samuel Smith also has a good Imperial Stout as well. You might wanna man-up on that one. Imperials were made for the Russian court and taste like a Mosin looks, robust and solid with minimal finesse.

    Left Hand brewery makes a fine Milk Stout as well.

    You really need to get good Stout from a tap though. When they bottle em it makes em not as good from my experience. We have a place here in OKC called TapWerks Ale House. It has 100+ beers on tap at any one time. I am sure there is something like it in your neck of the woods. You can try a bunch that way one pint at a time.
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    « Reply #255 on: December 09, 2009, 03:47:58 PM »
    Plus Guinness is an over rated stout so who care right?
    Correct.  Beamish is far better.  O0

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    « Reply #256 on: December 09, 2009, 04:04:00 PM »
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    You might wanna man-up on that one. Imperials were made for the Russian court and taste like a Mosin looks, robust and solid with minimal finesse.

    Seeing that I like robust flavors, I'd probably dig the Imperial.  And I like the way the Mosin looks.  ;D

    So how many different types of stouts are there?  And are they all similarly colored?
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    « Reply #257 on: December 09, 2009, 04:10:36 PM »
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    « Reply #258 on: December 10, 2009, 05:20:59 PM »
    Okay.  I've just killed the better part of an hour reading this entire thread.  And absolutely no one has mentioned some of my favorites.  So, upon applying the proper padding for the beating that is sure to follow:

    Favorite beer:  Coors lite.  Wait!  Let me explain.  I'm not a beer drinker.  Never have been.  Hadn't had a beer in almost 30 years when my brother-in-law gave me a can of Coors along with a few bottles of wine when we left their place after visiting in May about 3 years ago.  That can sat in the fridge for almost a year until my wife said either drink it or toss it.  I said to leave it till July 4th and if I haven't had it by then, she could toss it.  Well, I finally drank it Memorial Day weekend.  And liked it!  She did too, once most of the fizz was gone.  She does not like bubbles in her drinks.  Now, on occasion, she'll drink a dark beer.  I don't like them.  Generally.  Though about five years ago she had one at a little microbrew up in Portland that was really, really good.  Unfortunately, I was the DD, so I only got a sip.  And we haven't been back to try and find that restaurant again.

    Wine:  I generally don't like reds.  I much prefer sweet whites.  Reisling, White Zinfindel, Chardonnay.  Can't stand Champagne.  My absolute favorite though, is a Mead made in Salem.  Honeywood Winery.  Straight honey mead.  Sweetness in a bottle!  We bought a different brand of mead for Thanksgiving that we could find locally.  Waste of money.  It might have been waved at a mead barrel, but that's as close as it got to the real thing.  Basically just a generic white wine.  I said I generally don't like reds.  I forgot that Honeywood has a couple of house reds that are concord grape based that I really like.

    Liquor:  Grand Marnier.  The cheap(er) orange labeled stuff is okay, but the silver label bottle is realllllly smooth.  A very nice sipping drink.  Also Bailey's Irish Creme.  Straight.  Occasionally peppermint schnappes and creme de cacao with half and half in coffee (peppermint patty).

    Did I mention that I like things sweet?
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    « Reply #259 on: December 10, 2009, 07:20:24 PM »
    Did I mention that I like things sweet?

    Disaronno Amaretto would probably appeal to you.

    I like Amaretto in cappuccino.   Mmmmmmm.  ;)


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    « Reply #260 on: December 10, 2009, 09:16:25 PM »
    Okay, I'll pretty much drink anything because I'm a fan of the sauce.

    Mead: Moniac, Lurgashall. Mead is probably my favorite alcoholic beverage

    Favorite Vodka: Reyka. I won't pay for any other Vodka

    Gin: Bombay Saffire

    Rum: Pyrat

    Tequila: Patron Burdeos. Me and four others went in on a bottle. Worth every penny. I like to add a couple drops of vanilla to mine.

    Bourbon's, whiskey's and scotches: Knob Creek, Jameson's, Canadian Club, Mortlach single malt. My guilty pleasure: Wild Turkey.

    Irish Cream: Carolan's

    Treats: Drambuie, Voyant, shots of black sambuca with Chambord.

    Beer: (on draught) Long Trail, Magic Hat #9, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat (has to be COLD), Sam Adams Oktoberfest, (bottles), Pilsner Urquell, Hoegaarden, Sam Adams Boston Ale

    Again, I'll pretty much try/drink anything


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    « Reply #261 on: December 10, 2009, 09:22:42 PM »
    Wait, there are both Boston lagers and ales?
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    « Reply #262 on: December 10, 2009, 09:52:29 PM »
    Wait, there are both Boston lagers and ales?

    Indeed.

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    « Reply #263 on: December 10, 2009, 11:19:15 PM »
    Any of you that enjoy sweet wines should try a Muscat/Moscato at some point.

    Umberto Fiore Moscato d'asti is my favorite Moscato.
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    « Reply #264 on: December 11, 2009, 12:53:21 AM »
    Wait, there are both Boston lagers and ales?

    "Boston Lager" or "Boston Ale" is a brand.  Not a type of beer.  They are simply lagers and ales respectively.


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    « Reply #265 on: December 11, 2009, 12:39:18 PM »
    Okay, I'll pretty much drink anything because I'm a fan of the sauce.

    Bourbon's, whiskey's and scotches: Knob Creek, Jameson's, Canadian Club, Mortlach single malt. My guilty pleasure: Wild Turkey.

    Beer: (on draught) Long Trail, Magic Hat #9, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat (has to be COLD), Sam Adams Oktoberfest, (bottles), Pilsner Urquell, Hoegaarden, Sam Adams Boston Ale

    Again, I'll pretty much try/drink anything



    Yes! Knob Creek!!! Give Jim Beam Black a try also...it's great.
    As for beer, I really like Dos Equis and Sapporo. Love those Mexican and Japanese beers.
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    « Reply #266 on: December 11, 2009, 01:35:41 PM »
    Yes! Knob Creek!!! Give Jim Beam Black a try also...it's great.
    As for beer, I really like Dos Equis and Sapporo. Love those Mexican and Japanese beers.

    Yes, Knob Creek! I love to sip it from a shot glass! But I will definitely try Jim Beam Black. Possbily as soon as this evening!  :devillol
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    « Reply #267 on: December 11, 2009, 05:20:34 PM »
    Yes! Knob Creek!!! Give Jim Beam Black a try also...it's great.


    They're both awesome because they come from the same place  :neener


    Beer, I like me some Smithwick's.  Pronounce it like it reads in American English while in Ireland, and "Yer sayin' it wrong ya fookin' Yank!"

    I'm a big fan of Pyrat rum lately, and Knob Creek.  Guilty pleasure:  Jack Daniels Black 
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    « Reply #268 on: December 11, 2009, 05:57:56 PM »
    They're both awesome because they come from the same place  :neener
    Yes sir you are right! Same Co. owns them.
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    « Reply #269 on: December 12, 2009, 12:25:03 AM »
    Well, I didn't make it to the liquor store but lo and behold! They had it at my company Christmas party tonight! It was very good. I liked it! Alas, I still prefer Knob Creek. Still, I enjoyed what I drank and that's what's important.
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    « Reply #270 on: December 13, 2009, 01:27:41 AM »

    Planning at trying my hand at making my own alcohol.  Thankfully, seems like a very decent supply store is nearby.

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    « Reply #271 on: December 13, 2009, 01:39:51 AM »
    After xmas I'm going to get my dad to teach me the art of homebrew and make it in the shed, might have to wait till it warms up a bit though!

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    « Reply #272 on: December 19, 2009, 12:40:35 AM »
    I really liked Kilt Lifter made by Four Peaks brewery here in town.  Good stuff. 

    Finally tried a Kilt Lifter. It didn't last long enough.
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    « Reply #273 on: December 19, 2009, 01:11:18 AM »
    Isn't that supposed to be like this Forum's official beer?
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    « Reply #274 on: December 19, 2009, 07:33:52 PM »
    HVS-  Wild turkey?  Dang man, next thing we know you'll be drinking natural light beer too......... :vomit  ::) ;D

    Boiled right down to it, give me a good heavy bodied amber beer(prefer unfiltered varieties), a decent whiskey or a nice bourbon and I'm good.  I can live without ta-kill-ya, vodka, gin and wine just fine.
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