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Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
« Reply #275 on: December 19, 2009, 09:16:20 PM »
Hm. Bourbon: Booker's (not actually bourbon: % alcohol is too high), or Knob Creek are good. Beam's okay from my fuzzy memories of a wedding reception a few years back, but I can't make any direct comparisons. I confess to not having tried any of the many and varied other choices, though. Woodford Reserve is supposedly nice, but anybody I've talked to that seems to know anything much about the topic tells me it's overrated, so I haven't bothered.

Trying to figure out scotch at the moment. I remember Johnny Walker Black tasting about like flaming cardboard (or wood chips), but I've a bottle of Laphroaig that I'm getting on well with. Unfortunately, I mostly can't appreciate it: the iodine note comes through loud and strong, but the sea salt, peat and other flavors that are reputedly there seem to vanish 9 times out of 10, because sinus problems seem to be sabotaging my senses of smell and taste.  :-[ Once, though, it was heavenly!
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    « Reply #276 on: December 20, 2009, 12:41:50 PM »
    Knob Creek is indeed good. Even though Jim Beam brands are generally not ones I care for, along with knob creek,  Basil Hayden's isn't bad at all. On the bottom end, I usually stop at Evan Williams black label. Most of Heaven Hill distilleries offerings are quite good, including Evan Williams single barrel, Eligah Craig 18 year old, old fitzgerald 12 year old, and several others.
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    « Reply #277 on: December 20, 2009, 12:49:04 PM »
    I tried to drink beer the other night.  Some shiner.

    Hated it.

    Ethanol isn't for me. 
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    « Reply #278 on: December 20, 2009, 01:12:06 PM »
    Shiner Bock?
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    « Reply #279 on: December 23, 2009, 01:08:04 AM »
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    « Reply #280 on: December 23, 2009, 01:57:27 PM »
    Ehhh egg nogg, will not drink that again!

    Just checked my supplies and I only have 2 crates of stella and 2 crates of becks between me and my brother so we are off for a beer run.

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    « Reply #281 on: December 28, 2009, 11:54:21 PM »
    Finally tried a Kilt Lifter. It didn't last long enough.

    Isn't that supposed to be like this Forum's official beer?

    I'm gonna vote yesh on that.

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    « Reply #282 on: December 29, 2009, 09:51:56 PM »
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    « Reply #283 on: December 30, 2009, 02:12:19 PM »
    I just had some Sam Adams Coastal Wheat.  They brew it with lemons.  Nice taste.  I liked it.
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    « Reply #284 on: January 01, 2010, 03:08:33 PM »
    Tried some Yuengling Traditional Lager the other night. Thought it was actually quite good. Not quite as good as the Edelweiss I had in Austria, but it's definitely my favorite American beer.
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    « Reply #285 on: January 04, 2010, 06:29:25 PM »
    I saw some of that Smithwicks stuff at the store yesterday and I was reminded of this thread...

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    « Reply #286 on: January 04, 2010, 06:33:01 PM »
    I saw some of that Smithwicks stuff at the store yesterday and I was reminded of this thread...

    Why is it good?

    it is like a baby Guinness. Sorta a light stout
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    « Reply #287 on: January 05, 2010, 08:49:18 AM »
    I had a sip of Woodford Reserve and Glenmorangie at a friend's house last night.  Very smooth.

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    « Reply #288 on: January 05, 2010, 09:05:30 AM »
    What beer would go best with ham and pea soup? I had some shockingly good pea soup the other day with big chunks of browned ham in it, and it was clear that it should have had a beer to match.
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    « Reply #289 on: January 05, 2010, 09:44:18 AM »
    I'd drink 1554 with just about anything.

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    « Reply #290 on: February 10, 2010, 10:28:40 PM »
    May I inquire about Belgian ales such as Duvel and Chimay?

    It seems that these come in rather unique bottles...
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    « Reply #291 on: February 10, 2010, 10:42:24 PM »
    May I inquire about Belgian ales such as Duvel and Chimay?

    It seems that these come in rather unique bottles...
    They're tasty, and a little pricey. Bottles are just marketing, though.

    I'd offer a little more, but it's been a while since I've had a Chimay, and don't have a clear memory of it.

    Ah, one thing: you may want to pay attention to the abv, which should be printed on the label someplace. Those monastery ales are usually a little bit stiffer than most anything else not labeled IPA, and can run as high 9-10% abv, if memory serves. Just something to take into account.
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    « Reply #292 on: February 10, 2010, 11:01:00 PM »
    Ran into a nice local brew the other day.  Hops Rising brewed by Squatters.  Comes out at 85 on the IBU scale, and runs 9 % ABV.  So, if you like a good hoppy beer that stands up and skull punches you, give it a try.
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    « Reply #293 on: June 30, 2010, 10:10:39 PM »
    I'm really liking this:

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    « Reply #294 on: June 30, 2010, 10:23:19 PM »
    that looks... intriguing...

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    « Reply #295 on: July 01, 2010, 07:13:36 PM »
    Skullsplitter, from Orkney Breweries. 8.5% alc.






    My chest is a little bit hairier having drunk a couple bottles.  I also like McEwens Scotch Ale (if you can find it).

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    « Reply #296 on: July 01, 2010, 08:07:07 PM »
    What beer would go best with ham and pea soup? I had some shockingly good pea soup the other day with big chunks of browned ham in it, and it was clear that it should have had a beer to match.
    A slight dollup of dark rum into the soup, some crusty french style bread to soak it up, and who needs a beer?
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    « Reply #297 on: July 01, 2010, 09:01:54 PM »
    That 90 Shillings looks like something I'm going to have to try.  Meanwhile Fry's has Kiltlifter on sale so I'm obligated to be drinking it.   :beer
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    « Reply #298 on: July 01, 2010, 10:25:16 PM »
    Redhook ESB is a standby - hard to beat that one day in day out.  Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale has become a yearly event - I always buy a case in the fall.( any beer that quotes Shakespeare on the label is either taking itself WAY to seriously or is worth whatever you have to pay for it - as I said a yearly event.)  Laphroaig has been mentioned - I find it to be the best ten year old single malt Scotch - period.  Honorable mention to the Balvenie 12 year old single wood and Highland Park.  The best bourbon on the planet is George T. Stagg - if you haven't tried it you have no clear understanding of what the term "bourbon" means.  Honorable mention goes to Black Maple Hill and Rip Van Winkle in the premium bourbon class and Henry McKenna in the Kentucky solvent class.  Vodka is a dangerous agricultural by-product and should be avoided.  Tequila is an interesting spirit - neither wine nor beer nor whiskey in the traditional sense but excellent in its own right.  I prefer El Tesoro de Don Felipe, anjejo. 
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    « Reply #299 on: July 02, 2010, 09:38:00 AM »
    New Belgium makes a white that beats out Blue Moon just barely.
    The higher cost evens the scale.

    Their 1554 is also delightful.

    My ex-roommate just gave me another jug of some 1980 homemade muscadine wine he found.   :dance :beer

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