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« Reply #450 on: September 21, 2011, 02:52:12 am »
Straight bitter is something people actually enjoy. I have a friend at work that LOVES super hoppy stouts and IPA's. I just don't enjoy them. I'd rather have a Miller Lite than a Shakespeare Stout or an IPA. If you're looking to get hammered, heavy, hoppy beer ain't the way to go. It can be done, but it's not fun, for me at least.

I like a nice Lager, Amber, even a double bock that has flavor, but no excessive traits. If I'm trying to get trashed, I have two or three of those, then I switch to Miller Lite. I won't waste the good stuff at that point. I won't taste it, anyway.

I love double bock beers. sam adams, troeginator and another one from germany that i can't remember the name of are amazing.

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    « Reply #451 on: September 21, 2011, 04:27:55 am »
    I rarely have more than two beers in one night so I like drinking heavier beers. The Fry's near me has a pretty good beer selection. I've been rotating through Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire, Sam Adams, Shiner, and Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale. I tried to find Shiner Ruby Red but no luck.
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    « Reply #452 on: September 21, 2011, 06:58:30 am »
    Straight bitter is something people actually enjoy. I have a friend at work that LOVES super hoppy stouts and IPA's. I just don't enjoy them. I'd rather have a Miller Lite than a Shakespeare Stout or an IPA. If you're looking to get hammered, heavy, hoppy beer ain't the way to go. It can be done, but it's not fun, for me at least.

    I like a nice Lager, Amber, even a double bock that has flavor, but no excessive traits. If I'm trying to get trashed, I have two or three of those, then I switch to Miller Lite. I won't waste the good stuff at that point. I won't taste it, anyway.

    Bingo.  People trying to get pissed don't drink a beer with heavy flavor, like a stout or a Guiness.  They shotgun cheap domestic lagers.
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    « Reply #453 on: September 21, 2011, 08:23:57 am »


    Cultural sensitivity training doesn't get any better.  >:D

    No it's not my bottle. Interestingly enough, it's from the USSR period.

    FMJ - when you have opportunity, I highly recommend the Russian Standard vodkas. Not expensive, and very, very smoooooth. I usually sip it straight (I have two bottles in the freezer right now), but I smuggled some into my boss, and she reported it made an excellent vodka tonic.  I also have a bottle of Uncle Tito's, but I haven't cracked it open yet. Range report when I do...

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    « Reply #454 on: September 21, 2011, 08:45:29 am »
    Bingo.  People trying to get pissed don't drink a beer with heavy flavor, like a stout or a Guiness.  They shotgun cheap domestic lagers.

    People trying to get drunk on Guinness are unclear on the concept- Guinness has one of the lowest ABV's out there. Docs in UK prescribe it to pregnant women,I believe even before 3rd trimester.

    If you ever find yourself in a drinking contest, go with Guinness.
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    « Reply #455 on: September 21, 2011, 05:03:04 pm »
    FMJ - when you have opportunity, I highly recommend the Russian Standard vodkas. Not expensive, and very, very smoooooth. I usually sip it straight (I have two bottles in the freezer right now), but I smuggled some into my boss, and she reported it made an excellent vodka tonic.  I also have a bottle of Uncle Tito's, but I haven't cracked it open yet. Range report when I do...


    Haha, my older friends have told me about Russkiy Standart.  I've actually seen it being sold in the Walmart in Mexico--$21 for a standard bottle.  Is that a good price?  (Of course, that is a rough conversion from pesos).  Should I buy it next time I'm down there?

    Funny, I've also heard about Tito's.  It's made in Texas.  The discussion on vodkas ensued last night when one of my buddies "shared" that pic.

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    « Reply #456 on: September 21, 2011, 06:02:49 pm »
    Haha, my older friends have told me about Russkiy Standart.  I've actually seen it being sold in the Walmart in Mexico--$21 for a standard bottle.  Is that a good price?  (Of course, that is a rough conversion from pesos).  Should I buy it next time I'm down there?

    Funny, I've also heard about Tito's.  It's made in Texas.  The discussion on vodkas ensued last night when one of my buddies "shared" that pic.

    I gotta say I love that cat!

    Hrm.. I think the last fifth I bought was $18-20? So, yeah, not too bad, but could be better.

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    « Reply #457 on: September 22, 2011, 10:31:59 pm »
    Straight bitter is something people actually enjoy. I have a friend at work that LOVES super hoppy stouts and IPA's. I just don't enjoy them. I'd rather have a Miller Lite than a Shakespeare Stout or an IPA. If you're looking to get hammered, heavy, hoppy beer ain't the way to go. It can be done, but it's not fun, for me at least.

    I like a nice Lager, Amber, even a double bock that has flavor, but no excessive traits. If I'm trying to get trashed, I have two or three of those, then I switch to Miller Lite. I won't waste the good stuff at that point. I won't taste it, anyway.

    Good...one less person competing for the Stone Brewing Ruination IPA.

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    « Reply #458 on: September 22, 2011, 10:39:02 pm »
    Try the Mad Anthony Brewing Company. Their on the net you know.

    http://www.madbrew.com/
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    « Reply #459 on: February 17, 2012, 09:36:04 pm »
      I'm at the Pharmacy (ABC store), looking around, I spot a bottle of Jim Beam. Attached to the Jim, is a free small promo bottle of something called After Shock. I thought, okay why the hell not....remembering the last two times they had Devil's Cut and Red Stag attached, both of which were good, although the Red Stag was very sweet and had to be mixed with straight Burbon in order to make it tolerable.
      The "After Shock" is supposed to be a "Hot and Cool" Cinnamon Liqueur, okay, sure......
       Sooooo, I try a sip this evening..... :vomit Jesus, Mary and Joesph! It's gotta be the most horrible thing in the world! Nothing and I mean nothing can be done to make Satan's Red Syphillatic Piss drinkable, O Sweet Mary! I tried 1/2 a teaspoon to 2 shots of Burbon, NO DICE! I tried mixing it with everything from Coca-Cola to Ginger Ale.....  :shocked
      There just is no redeeming this swill....it tastes like 1 part Red Hot Fireball jawbreaker and 1 part Vick's mentholatum chest rub.
    It would make one hell of a self-defense spray if slung in one's eyes or, perhaps if applied topically to the chest and upper lip it could help break up the Croup or maybe even TB.....but to drink it? I'd rather drink my own vomit after eating the boogers from a dead man's nose! 
    I now see why it's being given away for free.... :facepalm
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    « Reply #460 on: February 17, 2012, 11:11:10 pm »
    rogue brewery has released their whiskey, made from the same barley as their Dead Guy Ale.

    Not bad, a little bit sweet, but not SoCo level sweet.

    http://www.rogue.com/spirits/dead-guy-whiskey.php
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    « Reply #461 on: February 17, 2012, 11:59:20 pm »
    I once (in my young and stupid days) Got completely hammered on Jagermeister, when that was gone we drank the Aftershock.... It was not a good morning. FWIW Liquorice and Cinnamon is a horrible combination to :vomit back up.
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    « Reply #462 on: February 18, 2012, 07:26:27 am »
    Makes mental note to never drink Aftershock while enjoying a Blue Moon.
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    « Reply #463 on: February 20, 2012, 05:39:21 pm »
      I'm at the Pharmacy (ABC store), looking around, I spot a bottle of Jim Beam. Attached to the Jim, is a free small promo bottle of something called After Shock. I thought, okay why the hell not....remembering the last two times they had Devil's Cut and Red Stag attached, both of which were good, although the Red Stag was very sweet and had to be mixed with straight Burbon in order to make it tolerable.
      The "After Shock" is supposed to be a "Hot and Cool" Cinnamon Liqueur, okay, sure......
       Sooooo, I try a sip this evening..... :vomit Jesus, Mary and Joesph! It's gotta be the most horrible thing in the world! Nothing and I mean nothing can be done to make Satan's Red Syphillatic Piss drinkable, O Sweet Mary! I tried 1/2 a teaspoon to 2 shots of Burbon, NO DICE! I tried mixing it with everything from Coca-Cola to Ginger Ale.....  :shocked
      There just is no redeeming this swill....it tastes like 1 part Red Hot Fireball jawbreaker and 1 part Vick's mentholatum chest rub.
    It would make one hell of a self-defense spray if slung in one's eyes or, perhaps if applied topically to the chest and upper lip it could help break up the Croup or maybe even TB.....but to drink it? I'd rather drink my own vomit after eating the boogers from a dead man's nose! 
    I now see why it's being given away for free.... :facepalm

    Beam should stick to what they know and leave the other stuff alone.  I'm afraid all the recent experimentation is behind the price increase for all Beam products which seems to be greater than other distillers.  I like a little sip of Knob Creek from time to time but for a $10.00 a bottle difference I can be persuaded that Buffalo Trace is perfectly acceptable. 
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    « Reply #464 on: February 20, 2012, 06:10:15 pm »
    my favorite is Pyrat Rum

    although Luksusowa vodka is pretty good too
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    « Reply #465 on: February 20, 2012, 06:32:22 pm »
    Beam should stick to what they know and leave the other stuff alone.  I'm afraid all the recent experimentation is behind the price increase for all Beam products which seems to be greater than other distillers.  I like a little sip of Knob Creek from time to time but for a $10.00 a bottle difference I can be persuaded that Buffalo Trace is perfectly acceptable.

    Aftershock isn't new. I remember hating that crap back in college, so it's been around at least 8-9 years.
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    « Reply #466 on: February 20, 2012, 06:46:01 pm »
    I'm currently sipping on a dandy marguerita from Santa Fe Tapas in N'Orleans...

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    « Reply #467 on: February 20, 2012, 09:17:28 pm »
    my favorite is Pyrat Rum

    although Luksusowa vodka is pretty good too

    Pyrat is good stuff - very smooth.  Luksusowa - Polish potato vodka, no?
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    « Reply #468 on: February 20, 2012, 09:54:20 pm »
    On a slightly different note, I found this at the Great American Beer Fest last year

    www.beerjobber.com

    They just opened it up to the public, I think. Ship cases to all the states they can, from several breweries around the country.
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    « Reply #469 on: February 20, 2012, 09:55:29 pm »
    Pyrat is good stuff - very smooth.  Luksusowa - Polish potato vodka, no?

    Makes good dry martinis. Or as my bartender buddy says "Straight shots of chilled vodka with an olive chaser"
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    « Reply #470 on: February 20, 2012, 10:06:51 pm »
    Pyrat is good stuff - very smooth.  Luksusowa - Polish potato vodka, no?

    yep, that's it

    although Zubrowka is another good Polish vodka but it's a little hard to find here
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    « Reply #471 on: February 20, 2012, 10:50:29 pm »
    For some reason, vodka and I don't get along well.  My wife is fond of the stuff and its her liquor of choice most of the time.

    I have fun bringing home different ones for her to try to which she replies, "Just get the one that's on sale - I'm going to dump a handful of olives in it anyway so don't bring some snooty, high dollar stuff with no taste.".  Did I mention she's half Russian?   :scrutiny  What do I know?   :shrug

    Bourbon on the rocks works for me.
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    « Reply #472 on: February 20, 2012, 11:25:36 pm »
    A few things. Sam Adams Chocolate Bock is a beer you can wash a slice of chocolate cake down with.

    Fireball cinnamon whiskey is a great shooter. Not as thick and syrupy as Goldschlager.

    Red Stag and either Cherry Coke or a nice black cherry soda is deliscious.

    A drink made with fresh squeezed orange juice is amazing. And once you try it, any other bottled or cartoned OJ will just never do.
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    « Reply #473 on: February 21, 2012, 12:00:44 am »
    On the subject of Vodka (Polish Wodka), Sobieski, is great. Is not expensive and holds it's own against the 'top shelf brands'. My Polish friends turned me on to it a way back. It's my go-to since then. Heck, it's been around since 1864, they're doing something right.  ;)

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    « Reply #474 on: February 21, 2012, 11:39:49 am »
    On the subject of Vodka (Polish Wodka), Sobieski, is great. Is not expensive and holds it's own against the 'top shelf brands'. My Polish friends turned me on to it a way back. It's my go-to since then. Heck, it's been around since 1864, they're doing something right.  ;)

    I'll have to try it!

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