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welshstar
01-12-2014, 04:10 PM
2012 Bedrock Sodini zinfandel

Great example, full fruit great texture

erikz
01-12-2014, 05:29 PM
Private bottling (whiskyman.be) 1995 18yo Caol Ila 53.7% alc/vol. Very nice dram!

Richard78
01-12-2014, 05:39 PM
Martell XO to end the weekend in style

apicius9
01-12-2014, 06:01 PM
Private bottling (whiskyman.be) 1995 18yo Caol Ila 53.7% alc/vol. Very nice dram!

Ooh, very nice. I popped open a 24y Adelphi bottling of Caol Ila with a friend over the holidays, very nice indeed.

Btw, I had one bottle of Ardbeg 1975 left and decided I need the money more than the booze. Offered it on Ebay Germany for a fixed price of $540 and it sold in 2 days.

Stefan

welshstar
01-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Johnnie walker platinum, this is the new blend its a minimum 18 year old.

Superb whiskey, for a blend its great, smooth smokey and complex.

split0101
01-12-2014, 09:26 PM
saturday night- dogfishhead midas touch

How did youlike this one? Everytime I read the label it scares me a little bit, lol.

Johnny.B.Good
01-13-2014, 02:01 AM
Last night I had "Hop Head Red Ale (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2743/35732/)" from Green Flash Brewing Co., "Shipyard XXXX IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/139/48578/)" from Shipyard Brewing Co., and "Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/112/412/)" from North Coast Brewing Co. The "Hop Head Red" and "Old Rasputin" were both great, but the "Shipyard XXXX" was, to my taste at least, awful.

Johnny.B.Good
01-13-2014, 02:08 AM
I'm jealous, I wish we had Russian River over here. They make some great beers.

Avert your eyes then!

I stumbled across a fresh shipment of "Pliny the Elder (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/863/7971/)" from Russian River Brewing Co. at the store this afternoon (bottled six days ago). There were six on the shelf, and I immediately grabbed four, then quickly grabbed a fifth. I walked to the meat counter, placed my order, then quickly walked back and grabbed the sixth and final bottle! If you like hoppy beers, this one really is fantastic. It gets perfect scores across the board at BeerAdvocate and RateBeer.

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o544/Kitchen_Knife_Forums/Food%20and%20Drink/Pliny_the_Elder_zpsbb2c67f8.jpg (http://s1147.photobucket.com/user/Kitchen_Knife_Forums/media/Food%20and%20Drink/Pliny_the_Elder_zpsbb2c67f8.jpg.html)

erikz
01-13-2014, 03:58 AM
Ooh, very nice. I popped open a 24y Adelphi bottling of Caol Ila with a friend over the holidays, very nice indeed.

Btw, I had one bottle of Ardbeg 1975 left and decided I need the money more than the booze. Offered it on Ebay Germany for a fixed price of $540 and it sold in 2 days.

StefanSounds really good, Adelphi is a good bottler. Anything Caol Ila will do for me, it's my favourite distiller.

Europeans will pay a heck of a lot for some good whisky, thats for sure. I'm not an Ardbeg fan... I love all peated whisky, but I'm not blown away by Ardbeg. That 540$ was probably a good deal for the buyer ;)

Johnny.B.Good
01-16-2014, 02:40 AM
"Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2743/34085/)" from Green Flash Brewing Co. I like other offerings from Green Flash more than this, and am having trouble weening myself off of "Pliny the Elder."

split0101
01-16-2014, 08:22 AM
"Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2743/34085/)" from Green Flash Brewing Co. I like other offerings from Green Flash more than this, and am having trouble weening myself off of "Pliny the Elder."

I don't like you, lol :beer:

I just yesterday had their Palate Wrecker. It was very good.

stereo.pete
01-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Avert your eyes then!

I stumbled across a fresh shipment of "Pliny the Elder (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/863/7971/)" from Russian River Brewing Co. at the store this afternoon (bottled six days ago). There were six on the shelf, and I immediately grabbed four, then quickly grabbed a fifth. I walked to the meat counter, placed my order, then quickly walked back and grabbed the sixth and final bottle! If you like hoppy beers, this one really is fantastic. It gets perfect scores across the board at BeerAdvocate and RateBeer.

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o544/Kitchen_Knife_Forums/Food%20and%20Drink/Pliny_the_Elder_zpsbb2c67f8.jpg (http://s1147.photobucket.com/user/Kitchen_Knife_Forums/media/Food%20and%20Drink/Pliny_the_Elder_zpsbb2c67f8.jpg.html)

I am so jealous right now! T'was mentioned before but I'll say it as well, sure wish we had Russian River here.

Johnny.B.Good
01-21-2014, 02:54 AM
Tonight I had "Sculpin IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/199/29619/)" from Ballast Point Brewing Company and "Sticky Zipper (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/25208/79679/)" from Oakland Brewing Company.


I just yesterday had their Palate Wrecker. It was very good.

Tried "Palate Wrecker (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2743/45175/)" last night for the first time, and agree that it's very good.


I am so jealous right now! T'was mentioned before but I'll say it as well, sure wish we had Russian River here.

There are plenty of good breweries all over the place, but California definitely has its fair share. You wish you could have Russian River (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/863/), and I wish I could have Three Floyds (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/26/), Southern Tier (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/3818/), Founders (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1199/), etc. etc. etc.

Stumblinman
01-21-2014, 03:01 AM
Speyburn 10 year highland single malt

Leer1217
01-21-2014, 03:02 AM
Coors light and jameson. :)

split0101
01-22-2014, 01:07 PM
There are plenty of good breweries all over the place, but California definitely has its fair share. You wish you could have Russian River (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/863/), and I wish I could have Three Floyds (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/26/), Southern Tier (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/3818/), Founders (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1199/), etc. etc. etc.

Sounds like we might be able to make some trades ;)

I have plenty of Southern Tier and Founders in my area as well as Sixpoint (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10607/) out of Brooklyn that is very good (if you dont have it in your area). If you are willing to ship two of those Pliny bottles, I cant make it worth your while lol, :crossfingers:

Shoot me a PM if your interested.

erikz
01-22-2014, 01:17 PM
Speyburn 10 year highland single malt
How was it? Im not a fan of Speyburn, but I havent tasted it in years.

Having some Bunnahabhain 12yo atm.

Stumblinman
01-22-2014, 05:00 PM
Speyburn was ok. Tastes clean, some honey slight floral. Burn wasn't overwhelming and the scotchiness wasn't overpowering if that makes sense. I'm an Irish whiskey person for reference. For the price to quality I'm happy with it but prefer more body.

tburm
01-22-2014, 11:19 PM
I had some Orval tonight, my favorite trappist by far!

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/HP3820/orval.jpg

apicius9
01-23-2014, 04:28 AM
Smirnoff of unknown age on the rocks - the only booze in the house, not sure how that could have happened. Followed by Sprite zero with lemon.

Stefan

jeff1
01-23-2014, 05:52 AM
Fat yak

Geo87
01-23-2014, 07:35 AM
Fat yak

Nice... One of my favourites. Have you tried little creatures pale ale? We've got some damn fine boutique beers in oz... Not cheap though

erikz
01-23-2014, 08:21 AM
Speyburn was ok. Tastes clean, some honey slight floral. Burn wasn't overwhelming and the scotchiness wasn't overpowering if that makes sense. I'm an Irish whiskey person for reference. For the price to quality I'm happy with it but prefer more body.
If you love Irish you should try some Auchentoshan. Only tripple distilled scotch, founded by Irish relocating to Glasgow to seek jobs.

jeff1
01-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Nice... One of my favourites. Have you tried little creatures pale ale? We've got some damn fine boutique beers in oz... Not cheap though

More than a few times. We do but yes with boutique beer comes boutique price

Geo87
01-23-2014, 05:39 PM
More than a few times. We do but yes with boutique beer comes boutique price

If you ever get the chance you have to go to the little creatures brewery in Fremantle ... It's a wonderland. I seem to remember they have something in Melbourne too... But just a beer hall not a brewery... I think.

jeff1
01-23-2014, 06:06 PM
yeah I've been to the Melbourne one. It had great food when I was there

Chef Andy
01-23-2014, 06:29 PM
Waupoos Cider, love me some cider from time to time, and waupoos is really good.

mr drinky
01-23-2014, 06:59 PM
21st Amendment Bitter American.

k.

wellminded1
01-24-2014, 12:00 AM
Tullibardine 500 and cheap beer.

jeff1
01-24-2014, 09:15 AM
Peppermint crisps in bulk quantities. Milk was a bad choice

Geo87
01-24-2014, 09:28 AM
yeah I've been to the Melbourne one. It had great food when I was there

Yeah agreed... Freo is the same . Tapas + wood fired pizzas but done properly. Some of the brewing gear is in the same big open room as the restaurant / Bar. When I was there two brewers were standing behind the bar drinking beer in overalls looking like the happiest men Alive... I asked em for a beer they said ohhh no mate we don't pour it... We just make it and test it.... Lol

Lexington Jim
01-24-2014, 10:30 PM
Eagle Rare, great bourbon.

erikz
01-25-2014, 07:40 AM
First a few Dalwhinnie 15yo's and after that a few Grolsch beers.

Johnny.B.Good
01-27-2014, 01:36 AM
"Racer X Double IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/610/8037/)" from Bear Republic Brewing Co. and "Young's Double Chocolate Stout (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/664/73/)" from Wells and Young's Ltd.

split0101
01-27-2014, 10:24 PM
"Racer X Double IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/610/8037/)" from Bear Republic Brewing Co. and "Young's Double Chocolate Stout (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/664/73/)" from Wells and Young's Ltd.

Racer X Double IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/610/8037/) is one of my favorites, basically I havent had a beer from Bear Republic that I didnt like.

Mostly been drinking Stone Enjoy by 2.14.14 (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/147/84596/)

https://untappd.s3.amazonaws.com/photo/2014_01_25/b9a3a6ac087f596160b4c8e8fe322b90_640x640.jpg

and Lagunitas Sucks (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/220/74986/)

https://untappd.s3.amazonaws.com/photo/2014_01_17/227518af1752cb26f3a674a35c0de4c7_640x640.jpg

El Pescador
01-28-2014, 01:18 AM
Fugu Vodka. Small batch make by Ballast Point.

apicius9
01-28-2014, 03:03 AM
Fugu Vodka. Small batch make by Ballast Point.


??? Fugu as in the fish?

Stefan

El Pescador
01-28-2014, 02:52 PM
21938
??? Fugu as in the fish?

Stefan

Thats the one! Just names "FUGU" no fishy taste nor ingredients. Pretty good stuff for the money ($18)

Anton
01-28-2014, 03:00 PM
Fugu Vodka. Small batch make by Ballast Point.
Ballast Point the brewery?

El Pescador
01-28-2014, 03:09 PM
Yup...They're like mad scientists over there. Liquor, beer-you name it, they make it.

apicius9
01-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Thanks, I was imagining fugu mazerating in Vodka like worms in Mezcal.

Stefan

Johnny.B.Good
01-29-2014, 01:31 AM
"Rampant Imperial IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/192/90410/)" from New Belgium Brewing, "Long Strange Tripel (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/423/39754/)" from Boulevard Brewing Co., and "Young's Double Chocolate Stout (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/664/73/)" from Wells and Young's Ltd

wellminded1
01-29-2014, 01:45 AM
Tullibardine 500, and bluestar

gunnerjohn
01-29-2014, 02:10 AM
Anthem Pear Cider tonight. Bosc and Anjou pears smooth Anthem Cider’s acidity with a soft mouth feel and the earthy roundness only a real ripe pear provides. Semi-Dry. Mild Tart. 5.0% to 6.5% ABV. GLUTEN FREE. Oregon Made and Delicious

Johnny.B.Good
01-31-2014, 12:01 AM
"Le Freak (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2743/36727/)" from Green Flash Brewing Company, "Electric Tower IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/31791/94967/)" from Santa Clara Valley Brewing Company, and "Damnation (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/863/12770/)" from Russian River Brewing Company.

apicius9
01-31-2014, 12:19 AM
Had a Moylander Double IPA last night that I really liked. Tonight just water and. Wild Turkey 101 before bed. Still haven't found the 101 Rye.

Stefan

mr drinky
02-01-2014, 03:12 AM
TOO MUCH BEER. I need to try reclaim this thread for wine.

Started off with a 2011 Hyde Vineyard Auteur white, followed that by a 2010 Tero Windrow red blend. Now I am drinking the remnants of some cooking wine and going to town on the forums. Sweet!!

k.

mano
02-02-2014, 09:04 AM
TOO MUCH BEER. I need to try reclaim this thread for wine.

k.

Ch. Smith Haut Lafit '95
Ch. Evangile '90
Ch. Latour '86

We brought the cheapie and went out to dinner (corkage) with the right people.

apicius9
02-02-2014, 09:08 AM
Ch. Smith Haut Lafit '95
Ch. Evangile '90
Ch. Latour '86

We brought the cheapie and went out to dinner (corkage) with the right people.

Geezez. I gotta come out to Philly more often.

Stefan

mr drinky
02-02-2014, 09:59 AM
Ch. Smith Haut Lafit '95
Ch. Evangile '90
Ch. Latour '86

We brought the cheapie and went out to dinner (corkage) with the right people.

That is some serious juice! Well played.

k.

Mr.Magnus
02-02-2014, 04:17 PM
This week has been wonderful. Got my new pen from Neep in black palm and black titanium and a good friend bought me a very good Champagne. Oh and i did try this champagne at my friends house this friday since he got one aswell and it was very good indeed. :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/IMG_0241_zps688fefac.jpg

Chuckles
02-04-2014, 03:10 AM
This was right up my alley tonight.

mr drinky
02-09-2014, 02:45 AM
Btw, nice bottle charlie.

For me, I have had part of eleven bottles tonight.

k.

mr drinky
02-09-2014, 02:23 PM
I love how I come on the forum and get to see what I posted but don't remember posting. The second stop is checking my paypal account to make sure I didn't browse the B/S/T forum.

Anyhow, the line up last night was:

Clos Solene Rose
Nicora Euphoric
ONX Praetorian
Herman Story Casual Encounters
Tres Anelli
Stolpman Hilltops Syrah
Walt Pinot Noir
Roederer Brut Rose
Booker White
Corliss Syrah
ONX Field Day
Alba Barolo

We also had some Templeton Rye, some Ukrainian moonshire (samahon), and some bloody mary in the morning.

k.

welshstar
02-10-2014, 09:46 PM
I love how I come on the forum and get to see what I posted but don't remember posting. The second stop is checking my paypal account to make sure I didn't browse the B/S/T forum.

Anyhow, the line up last night was:

Clos Solene Rose
Nicora Euphoric
ONX Praetorian
Herman Story Casual Encounters
Tres Anelli
Stolpman Hilltops Syrah
Walt Pinot Noir
Roederer Brut Rose
Booker White
Corliss Syrah
ONX Field Day
Alba Barolo

We also had some Templeton Rye, some Ukrainian moonshire (samahon), and some bloody mary in the morning.

k.

Details required !!

Booker white ?
Alba barolo ?

Chef Andy
02-10-2014, 09:55 PM
Wow that sounds like quite the night.

Drinking Budweiser tonight (yeah i know...), just felt like drinking a lot of beer tonight, and I couldn't justify spending it on good beer if I was going to waste it anyways.

charles222
02-10-2014, 09:55 PM
Richebourg Grand Cru 2005.

jared08
02-10-2014, 10:38 PM
Nothing to compete with mr. Drinkys line up but bogle zinfindal 2010

Johnny.B.Good
02-10-2014, 11:59 PM
I cannot compete with Mr. Drinky either, but I tried a number of different beers for the first time over the weekend. "Hop Tanker (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/25920/101286/)" Double IPA from El Segundo Brewing Company, "Apex (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/610/22172/)" Special IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Company, "Idiot IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2447/36748/)" from Coronado Brewing Company, "Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/147/38446/)" from Stone Brewing Company, "Hop Stoopid (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/220/35738/)" from Lagunitas Brewing Company, and "Hoptologist DIPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/23200/75933/)" from Knee Deep Brewing Company.

jared08
02-11-2014, 12:40 AM
I cannot compete with Mr. Drinky either, but I tried a number of different beers for the first time over the weekend. "Hop Tanker (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/25920/101286/)" Double IPA from El Segundo Brewing Company, "Apex (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/610/22172/)" Special IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Company, "Idiot IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2447/36748/)" from Coronado Brewing Company, "Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/147/38446/)" from Stone Brewing Company, "Hop Stoopid (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/220/35738/)" from Lagunitas Brewing Company, and "Hoptologist DIPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/23200/75933/)" from Knee Deep Brewing Company.

Your lineup sounds epic!

jeff1
02-11-2014, 01:23 AM
Probably go home and sit down, kick back and relax with a bottle of brokers gin and a bottle of tonic and see which one runs out first

29palms
02-13-2014, 09:03 PM
I'm enjoying a 2007 Malbec and it really tastes good.

mr drinky
02-14-2014, 12:21 AM
Details required !!

Booker white ?
Alba barolo ?

Just saw this. I like the Booker whites, but I do think there are better rhone blend whites in Paso. Denner Theresa and those from Anthony Yount's label, Kinero. He is the Denner winemaker, so that makes sense I would like them.

The 2009 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe was very good and a good value -- but not mind blowing. I nabbed a couple of bottles off of Full Pull Wine. CellarTracker gives it 88+, but I thought it a bit higher than that. It was the last of 12 bottles, so this one flew a bit 'under the intoxicated radar'.

k.

EdipisReks
02-14-2014, 02:15 AM
Gran Centenario Anejo, and now off to bed.

welshstar
02-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Just saw this. I like the Booker whites, but I do think there are better rhone blend whites in Paso. Denner Theresa and those from Anthony Yount's label, Kinero. He is the Denner winemaker, so that makes sense I would like them.

The 2009 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe was very good and a good value -- but not mind blowing. I nabbed a couple of bottles off of Full Pull Wine. CellarTracker gives it 88+, but I thought it a bit higher than that. It was the last of 12 bottles, so this one flew a bit 'under the intoxicated radar'.

k.

You see my PM about Kosta ?

erikz
02-14-2014, 01:17 PM
Bunnahabhain 23yo!

Bill13
02-14-2014, 01:20 PM
I cannot compete with Mr. Drinky either, but I tried a number of different beers for the first time over the weekend. "Hop Tanker (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/25920/101286/)" Double IPA from El Segundo Brewing Company, "Apex (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/610/22172/)" Special IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Company, "Idiot IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2447/36748/)" from Coronado Brewing Company, "Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/147/38446/)" from Stone Brewing Company, "Hop Stoopid (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/220/35738/)" from Lagunitas Brewing Company, and "Hoptologist DIPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/23200/75933/)" from Knee Deep Brewing Company.

How was the Hop Stoopid? Almost bought that a couple of day ago.

Bill13
02-14-2014, 01:25 PM
Tonight I am breaking out a Bells Hopslam, followed by a nice Turley Winery Syrah. I like things "Big":)

welshstar
02-14-2014, 02:30 PM
Tonight I am breaking out a Bells Hopslam, followed by a nice Turley Winery Syrah. I like things "Big":)

How is Turley, i just ordered my first mixed case from the mailing list

foodaholic
02-14-2014, 03:04 PM
Tonight: Pliney the Elder and Blind Pig from Russian River Brewing
Tomorrow: Curieux by Allagash

Bill13
02-14-2014, 03:36 PM
How is Turley, i just ordered my first mixed case from the mailing list

I am a huge fan of them. If you love fully extracted bold red wines they will knock your socks off! Along with Hendry Winery I believe they charge a fair price, really much less than they could based upon the RP reviews. I dropped off the Martinelli mailing list about 5 years ago because it was getting so expensive.

My last order fav's are the Juvenile, the White Coat, Rattlesnake Ridge (Petite and Zin), and the Dragon. Even the Juvenile benefits from an hour in the decanter.

mr drinky
02-14-2014, 03:53 PM
You see my PM about Kosta ?

No I didn't, but I just cleaned up the inbox a bit so I now have some space.

I am also a fan of Turley. It is their zin that made me realize I still like zinfandel. I had given it up for years.

k.

welshstar
02-14-2014, 04:23 PM
No I didn't, but I just cleaned up the inbox a bit so I now have some space.

I am also a fan of Turley. It is their zin that made me realize I still like zinfandel. I had given it up for years.

k.

I have a few bottles of Kosta left on my allocation adn was wondering if you wanted to dive ion and grab some 12's

welshstar
02-14-2014, 04:25 PM
I am a huge fan of them. If you love fully extracted bold red wines they will knock your socks off! Along with Hendry Winery I believe they charge a fair price, really much less than they could based upon the RP reviews. I dropped off the Martinelli mailing list about 5 years ago because it was getting so expensive.

My last order fav's are the Juvenile, the White Coat, Rattlesnake Ridge (Petite and Zin), and the Dragon. Even the Juvenile benefits from an hour in the decanter.

Im starting to lean you way with regards to good value big wines

I now am on Turley, Bedrock, Carlisle and Sypher lists for these types of wines

Bill13
02-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Bedrock, Carlisle and Sypher are new to me. I will have to check them out.

mr drinky
02-14-2014, 05:41 PM
Bedrock, Carlisle and Sypher are new to me. I will have to check them out.

You'll have to wait for Bedrock and Carlisle. They have waiting lists.

k.

welshstar
02-14-2014, 05:41 PM
Bedrock, Carlisle and Sypher are new to me. I will have to check them out.

Sorry, its actually Cypher, Cypher is teh new winery of Christian Teutje teh four vines guy, great big Zins and tempanillos. Bedrock and Carlisle are the probably the two prominant producers of $20-$40 wines from old zin vineyards. The lists are closed though so it might take a year or two to get on, it took me 4 years for Carlisle and 3 years for Bedrock, i know Karring is still patiently waiting for both, he is on like 1.2 million other lists though so he is doing OK

Alan

mr drinky
02-14-2014, 05:42 PM
I have a few bottles of Kosta left on my allocation adn was wondering if you wanted to dive ion and grab some 12's

I love it how your mailbox is full too. I might be interested in the KBs.

k.

Bill13
02-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Waiting list don't bother me, waited about 18 months for Turley. Signed up for Bedrock and Carlisle. Liked Carlisle's drink chart for their wines drinking windows.

Hendry is similar to Turley, and their Primitivo is really nice.

welshstar
02-14-2014, 08:56 PM
I love it how your mailbox is full too. I might be interested in the KBs.

k.

Ill fix it tomoorrow

I havent renewed subscription so its being mean

welshstar
02-14-2014, 08:59 PM
Ill fix it tomoorrow

I havent renewed subscription so its being mean

Can also do old way, email me alaneden72@aol.com

apicius9
02-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Wild Turkey 101 and Longboard Island Lagers - nothing unusual, but drinking with a good friend who is visiting from Germany makes all the difference.

Stefan

Johnny.B.Good
02-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Last night I had a bottle of "I Beat YoU (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13307/54211/)" from Mikkeller ApS, which I really didn't like at all (including the $6.75 price tag for a single 12 ounce bottle). No date on the bottle, so maybe it was past its prime ,who knows. I have had some beers approaching 10% ABV that I like, but this was just boozy and unpleasant for me.


How was the Hop Stoopid? Almost bought that a couple of day ago.

Not my favorite, but it's very good and definitely worth a try if you like hoppy beers. I have had it on one other occasion and liked it enough to try again.

erikz
02-15-2014, 03:36 PM
Just had some Higland Park 23yo, now switching to Grolsch Pilsner.

Bill13
02-15-2014, 05:29 PM
Last night I had a bottle of "I Beat YoU (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13307/54211/)" from Mikkeller ApS, which I really didn't like at all (including the $6.75 price tag for a single 12 ounce bottle). No date on the bottle, so maybe it was past its prime ,who knows. I have had some beers approaching 10% ABV that I like, but this was just boozy and unpleasant for me.



Not my favorite, but it's very good and definitely worth a try if you like hoppy beers. I have had it on one other occasion and liked it enough to try again.

Mikkeller is very hit and miss for me. Sometimes I feel he is pushing the boundaries just because he can for no good reason. I feel the same way about a lot of the Dogfish Head beers, so maybe it's
just that I'm on the wrong side of 50.

wellminded1
02-16-2014, 01:36 PM
watching olympic hockey, sipping Twice as Mad Tom IPA.

ecchef
02-24-2014, 12:57 PM
Hendrick's; rocks. And a Blue Moon.

AndyS
02-26-2014, 10:01 AM
A shot of this (http://www.lavazza.co.uk/uk/at-home/blends/caffe-espresso.html) to wake me up after a day slogging away in the office, followed by a cheeky tipple of this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laphroaig_distillery) because I am worth it :happymug:

steelcity
02-26-2014, 10:08 AM
Had some Blanton's last night. Very smooth.

rodneyat
02-26-2014, 05:01 PM
It's still "daytime" but I think I will break into some Madeira tonight. Not the cheap grocery store stuff. LOL

GlassEye
02-27-2014, 01:21 AM
Saison Dupont

apicius9
02-27-2014, 03:56 AM
Costco/Kirkland bottling 18y Speyside single malt, sherry cask. Couldn't resist for under $40. Ok for the money, but I am not running to get another one.

Stefan

JohnnyChance
02-27-2014, 04:19 AM
Sazerac

apicius9
02-27-2014, 04:53 AM
Sazerac

Those are nice, gotta get my bar stocked up...

Stefan

DeepCSweede
02-27-2014, 10:12 PM
On the road in Cedar Rapids, IA - having a double IPA at a brewpub called Granite city - not too shabby

EdipisReks
02-27-2014, 10:14 PM
Margarita. I made the mistake of buying Tres Generaciones anejo. Crappy anejo, but with some Saint-Germain and fresh lime juice, it makes a nice margarita.

bear1889
03-02-2014, 09:24 PM
Prichard's Double Chocolate Bourbon, contrary to what one might think it's very good.

mr drinky
03-02-2014, 10:21 PM
Margarita. I made the mistake of buying Tres Generaciones anejo. Crappy anejo, but with some Saint-Germain and fresh lime juice, it makes a nice margarita.

Try the lime and Saint-Germain with Hendricks gin. One part gin, one part shy of Saint-Germain, and half a lime (or to taste). Add it to ice and shake. Tasty.

k.

rodneyat
03-02-2014, 10:55 PM
Loxton Vineyards 2009 Zinfandel

Salty dog
03-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Wine for a change. Brunello Di Montalcino, Corte alla Flora, 2007.

apicius9
03-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Looked a bit too deeply into that Costco Single Malt, time for bed...

Stefan

BeardedCrow
03-03-2014, 09:12 PM
No beer, but patron silver.

wellminded1
03-03-2014, 10:10 PM
Garrison Breweries Spruce Beer

Namaxy
03-03-2014, 10:52 PM
Berkshire Mountain Distillers Bourbon.

welshstar
03-03-2014, 11:30 PM
2010 Boedecker Cherry Grove Pinot Noir

dmccurtis
03-06-2014, 03:01 AM
Knob Creek rye.

Dave Kinogie
03-06-2014, 08:24 PM
Hello all.

A tall glass of 1921 Anejo and a shot of Sam Adams Noble Pils.

welshstar
04-06-2014, 02:28 AM
Desparada 2012 Sackcloth & Ashes

erikz
04-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Yesterday I had a few:

Brugse Zot (double),
Karmeliet (triple),
Straffe Hendrik (triple),
Duvel Tripple Hops,
La Chouffe Blond,
some Stephaner

And before those I had to drams of Morthlach 22yo.

I'm having trouble keeping my body running this morning :P

kungpao
04-06-2014, 10:25 PM
Live Oak Hefewiezen, Its a great beer!

Richard78
04-07-2014, 04:47 PM
König Ludwig Weissbier

Bigdaddyb
04-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Knob Creek Bourbon


“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.” ― Anthony Bourdain

mr drinky
04-07-2014, 08:52 PM
Herman Story Casual Encounters. I'd check the year, but I am too lazy to walk to the bottle.

k.

welshstar
04-08-2014, 07:50 PM
Herman Story Casual Encounters. I'd check the year, but I am too lazy to walk to the bottle.

k.

You cracked any 12 s yet ?

mr drinky
04-08-2014, 08:47 PM
You cracked any 12 s yet ?

No I haven't. I didn't even open the box, just stacked it with the rest of the boxes that are flowing in and wrote Fall 2014/2015 on it.

k.

AFKitchenknivesguy
04-08-2014, 10:57 PM
Now that I live near Napa and Sonoma, where to start? FWIW, I got a case from Imagery Winery the first week I was here. I'm going this weekend, estate recommendations welcome.

mr drinky
04-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Now that I live near Napa and Sonoma, where to start? FWIW, I got a case from Imagery Winery the first week I was here. I'm going this weekend, estate recommendations welcome.

What part exactly are you going to? A lot of the best places have limited opening times or you have to call to set up an appointment. And in Napa and Sonoma they have higher tasting fees, so my rule is in these cases is to never pay for mediocre wine.

Though I will admit I have never been to Napa. It was out of my budget before I had a budget.

k.

tagheuer
04-09-2014, 01:06 PM
2000 Ch. Brane Cantenac.

I'm down to my last bottle now.

AFKitchenknivesguy
04-10-2014, 02:23 AM
What part exactly are you going to? A lot of the best places have limited opening times or you have to call to set up an appointment. And in Napa and Sonoma they have higher tasting fees, so my rule is in these cases is to never pay for mediocre wine.

Though I will admit I have never been to Napa. It was out of my budget before I had a budget.

k.

I live 30 minutes away, probably less. Actually, if I wanted to I could live here and easily commute to work. I don't have a plan on what estate or winery to go to; hence, looking for places to make appointments with. Normally, if you join their wine club then you can taste wine for free, among many other perks. So where are the hidden or in plain-site gems?

Jason

PS Napa and Sonoma are right next to each other, while it's a fairly large area it's not something you can't see in a day.

mr drinky
04-10-2014, 11:46 AM
I live 30 minutes away, probably less. Actually, if I wanted to I could live here and easily commute to work. I don't have a plan on what estate or winery to go to; hence, looking for places to make appointments with. Normally, if you join their wine club then you can taste wine for free, among many other perks. So where are the hidden or in plain-site gems?

Jason

PS Napa and Sonoma are right next to each other, while it's a fairly large area it's not something you can't see in a day.

I'll jot down some of the wineries that I keep on my to-do list. I did do a bit of research last fall as I was going to make a trip to Sonoma, but I canceled it. You are correct in that Napa and the Sonoma town/valley area are small, but Sonoma stretches things a bit north with all the sub AVAs (russian river, dry creek, anderson valley, among others). The distance isn't so much the problem, it is fitting in the drinking along the way ;)

karring

welshstar
04-10-2014, 09:06 PM
Karring

Got a few new wines

Liquid farm white hills - awesome, very chablis like none of that flabby buttery cali chard style

Desparada sackcloth and ashes 12, again awesome, great big fruit bomb with steel backbone

Excited to get a case of Turley and Carlisle, not tried any yet though

At the high end got a six pack og No Girls 2010 & saxum broken stones 11 i know it will be baby killing but im going to have to open a Saxum just to try.

You get anything new ?

mr drinky
04-10-2014, 09:54 PM
Karring

Got a few new wines

Liquid farm white hills - awesome, very chablis like none of that flabby buttery cali chard style

Desparada sackcloth and ashes 12, again awesome, great big fruit bomb with steel backbone

Excited to get a case of Turley and Carlisle, not tried any yet though

At the high end got a six pack og No Girls 2010 & saxum broken stones 11 i know it will be baby killing but im going to have to open a Saxum just to try.

You get anything new ?

I got the usual suspects: Denner, Booker, Epoch, Linne Calodo, and Herman Story, but one new one Rhys. Clos Solene, Rasa, and Wilde Farm are on the way. I haven't tried Wilde Farm before.

I've heard excellent reports on Liquid Farm, and I actually just looked at their website this morning. I got only six bottles of Turley this time.

k.

loves2cook
04-10-2014, 11:23 PM
Lagunitas IPA

AFKitchenknivesguy
04-11-2014, 01:13 AM
A little pre-Napa drink, Zaya rum.

ShaggySean
04-11-2014, 03:41 AM
Red Racer IPA

scotchef38
04-11-2014, 06:15 AM
Pilsner Urquell followed by Glenlivet and Glenmorangie depending on how bad the Cyclone gets.

erikz
04-11-2014, 08:07 AM
Got me a whiskyfestival tomorrow. About a 1000 malts to taste, 500 of them without extra charges over the entrance fee of €30. It's going to be a blast, 4 hours of enjoyment!

loves2cook
04-11-2014, 08:21 AM
it sounds like a hangover is to be expected lol , have fun !
Got me a whiskyfestival tomorrow. About a 1000 malts to taste, 500 of them without extra charges over the entrance fee of €30. It's going to be a blast, 4 hours of enjoyment!

erikz
04-11-2014, 08:54 AM
it sounds like a hangover is to be expected lol , have fun !
Free water, coffee and sandwiches are included :)

I didn't have a real hangover last year when I visited, just keep hydrated. I could get stupid drunk because it's only a 2 minute walk from my front door. Very lucky to have something like this festival in my small home city.

welshstar
04-11-2014, 09:13 PM
I got the usual suspects: Denner, Booker, Epoch, Linne Calodo, and Herman Story, but one new one Rhys. Clos Solene, Rasa, and Wilde Farm are on the way. I haven't tried Wilde Farm before.

I've heard excellent reports on Liquid Farm, and I actually just looked at their website this morning. I got only six bottles of Turley this time.

k.

Drinking the Dark Star tonight, they share a tasting room with Brian Benson, superb value

Frater_Decus
04-13-2014, 11:45 PM
Locally made (Oregon) extra dry saké. Perfect for spring!

Deckhand
04-15-2014, 01:30 AM
Coffee, and waiting to see the blood moon.

welshstar
04-18-2014, 01:48 AM
Turley 2012 Dusi Vineyard Zin

apicius9
04-18-2014, 05:06 AM
Apple juice. Have been sick for a couple of days. This sucks.

Stefan

Namaxy
04-18-2014, 08:14 AM
Hope you feel better Stefan!

Brooklyn Brewery Wild Streak. One of their occasional experiments. Amazing beer but hard to find.

ecchef
04-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Ringers lactate.

gavination
04-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Apple juice. Have been sick for a couple of days. This sucks.

Stefan

Apparently it's going around the island then Stefan. I've had terrible aches and a sore throat the last two days. OJ and acai for me hah. Hope you're feeling better!

gavination
04-18-2014, 11:52 AM
Ringers lactate.

Uh oh. You ok Chef??

welshstar
04-20-2014, 12:35 AM
bedrock 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Bourchard Grand Gru Meursault
Evan Williams vintage bourbon

Not feeling any pain

tagheuer
04-20-2014, 01:10 AM
Dogfish head IPA 61

ShaggySean
04-20-2014, 02:47 AM
Southern tier IPA 7.3% ibu's unknown at the moment

mr drinky
04-24-2014, 11:05 PM
I just had one of my favorite wines of the year: a 2010 Rasa Creative Impulse bdx red blend from Walla Walla, WA. Very good stuff, though if I had remembered how much I paid for it, I probably wouldn't have opened it quite yet.

k.

tagheuer
04-24-2014, 11:21 PM
I just had one of my favorite wines of the year: a 2010 Rasa Creative Impulse bdx red blend from Walla Walla, WA. Very good stuff, though if I had remembered how much I paid for it, I probably wouldn't have opened it quite yet.

k.

I always want to try Rasa, but never got a chance to get one in my hand.

chefbolchoz
04-25-2014, 01:06 PM
KBS Breakfast Stout, highly recommend it!

erikz
04-25-2014, 01:51 PM
Now having a Glendronach 12yo original, switching to some 'Delerium' Belgian beer later.

split0101
04-25-2014, 08:25 PM
KBS Breakfast Stout, highly recommend it!

Unicorn beer.

I was only able to pick up one bottle. I'm getting tired of these "rare" beers. There are so many good craft beers nowadays that I think that its no longer necessary to have to jump through hoops for a decent brew. I'm also starting to realize that there is a ton of hype out there. If you don't believe me then just look at Bell's Hopslam.

Is KBS a great beer, yes. Are there better barrel aged stouts, absolutely.

chefbolchoz
04-25-2014, 10:05 PM
Unicorn beer.

I was only able to pick up one bottle. I'm getting tired of these "rare" beers. There are so many good craft beers nowadays that I think that its no longer necessary to have to jump through hoops for a decent brew. I'm also starting to realize that there is a ton of hype out there. If you don't believe me then just look at Bell's Hopslam.

Is KBS a great beer, yes. Are there better barrel aged stouts, absolutely.

I totally know what you mean, I try to drink something new every time and just see where it takes me, just happened to get lucky at my local craft bar Schatzi's, who brought a keg in this week.

BeerChef
04-26-2014, 11:31 PM
Bourbon county barlywine, 1955 hansenns gueuze, cantillon lorik.

chibok
04-27-2014, 03:04 AM
Super socko and gin.
I did NOT read 245 pages of this thread to see if I have company.

AFKitchenknivesguy
04-28-2014, 01:19 AM
I had a Hanger 24 double IPA last night that was pretty close to amazing. I totally agree with the sentiments above about great beer being just about everywhere. I picked it up in Davis, CA (home of UC Davis). The grocery stores suck where I'm at, but the farmers markets, Co-ops, and locality of Napa, Sonoma, San Fran, more than make up for it.

Zwiefel
04-28-2014, 01:23 AM
Blue Chair Bay coconut rum...over ice. Amazingly drinkable chilled. There's a second bottle here somewhere.

mr drinky
04-28-2014, 05:10 AM
A lot. But here are two special bottles that were among the 10 or so that were emptied tonight.

The first was a bottle of 2010 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard, which was a gift. It is with a very special bear.

The second is a 1990 Muller-Catoir (also a gift) from the amazing handle meister. Thank you sir. It was enjoyed by four forum members and their significant others and was spectacular.

Karring

welshstar
04-29-2014, 11:26 PM
Karring

How was the Heart Stone, I had my first saxum, 2011 Broken Stones the other day and I love that **** !!!

I now have 11 bottles stashed ( after I cradle robbed the 2011 ) but I have 8 more aged coming, 2 of each of the 2006 Broken stones, 2007 Broken stones, 2008 heart stone and 2009 JB Bone rock I cant wait to start breaking into those bad boys.

On other fronts I tried Desperada which was OK but not great, tried Dark Star which I loved !! FANTASTIC WINE at great value. Also joined Liquid farm for Chablis like Chards, im going to try the Ceritas as well

Losing it a bit with Cypher and herman Story, very good but they are getting a bit repetitive and dull I like to be stimulated bot the drink the same as last time.

Drinking the Bedrock Albarino tonight, great summer wine

Norton
04-30-2014, 12:11 AM
Perrier.

cadberry
04-30-2014, 03:09 PM
1972 Chateau Phelan Segur

bprescot
04-30-2014, 05:50 PM
Took a wine group through an Edna Valley Tasting last night.

1. Alban Viognier 2012
2. Bishop's Peak Pinot Noir 2011
3. Talley Rincon Pinot Noir 2011
4. Sinor-Lavallee "Talley Rincon" Pinot Noir 2010
5. Domaine Alfred Califa Pinot Noir 2005
6. Alban "Patrina" 2011

Cool little tasting. The Rincon is going to be amazing in a few years, and if you've never had the Sinor-LaVallee, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Mike Sinor really knows his stuff when it comes to Pinot.

apicius9
04-30-2014, 06:46 PM
The second is a 1990 Muller-Catoir (also a gift) from the amazing handle meister. Thank you sir. It was enjoyed by four forum members and their significant others and was spectacular.

Karring

Just saw this. Glad you liked it, it really is a nice example of what you can do with that grape.

I am still on water and cough syrup, myself, not even tempted to drink anything with alcohol in it right now. I really must be sick,

Stefan

split0101
04-30-2014, 10:30 PM
I totally know what you mean, I try to drink something new every time and just see where it takes me, just happened to get lucky at my local craft bar Schatzi's, who brought a keg in this week.

That is amazing, I would have come back with a car full of growlers :)

Lexington Jim
05-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Bourbon, Eagle Rare. My birthday, so I going do down a few (no not an 0 birthday, but I've had a bunch of them).

Eric
05-01-2014, 09:31 PM
Martin Ray 2012 chard. Quaffable and refreshing- 82 degrees here in Seattle!

welshstar
05-01-2014, 09:53 PM
1972 Chateau Phelan Segur

I'm intrigued how this was, a 40 year old wine from a horrible year. conventuals wisdom is this would be vinegar love to hear how it actually was

wellminded1
05-01-2014, 10:08 PM
Four roses single barrel.

cadberry
05-02-2014, 01:33 PM
I'm intrigued how this was, a 40 year old wine from a horrible year. conventuals wisdom is this would be vinegar love to hear how it actually was

It was surprisingly decent. It definitely has lost a bit but tasted better than a bordeaux I bought in the store which is a Grand Cru but was very sour. The Phelan still had a decent finish. I'd be curious to learn more about why that was a bad year and where one would learn more about french wines and the history. Cheers

Anthony

erikz
05-02-2014, 02:57 PM
Lagavulin 16yo single malt tonight!

welshstar
05-20-2014, 11:27 PM
is this thread dead ??

2012 herman Story Tomboy Voignier followed by 2011 4 V naked chard

wellminded1
05-20-2014, 11:32 PM
Brooklyn Local 2.

Anton
05-20-2014, 11:42 PM
pappy 15

Yup!

apicius9
05-21-2014, 05:02 AM
Local Hawaiian vodka, made from cane sugar, lava filtered. Nice and smooth, very drinkable as a shot straight out of the freezer.

Stefan

mr drinky
05-21-2014, 06:16 AM
Karring

How was the Heart Stone, I had my first saxum, 2011 Broken Stones the other day and I love that **** !!!

I now have 11 bottles stashed ( after I cradle robbed the 2011 ) but I have 8 more aged coming, 2 of each of the 2006 Broken stones, 2007 Broken stones, 2008 heart stone and 2009 JB Bone rock I cant wait to start breaking into those bad boys.

On other fronts I tried Desperada which was OK but not great, tried Dark Star which I loved !! FANTASTIC WINE at great value. Also joined Liquid farm for Chablis like Chards, im going to try the Ceritas as well

Losing it a bit with Cypher and herman Story, very good but they are getting a bit repetitive and dull I like to be stimulated bot the drink the same as last time.

Drinking the Bedrock Albarino tonight, great summer wine

The Heart Stone was really, really nice. The grape grower for Justin Smith gave a few of us a tour of his vineyard and let us have a bottle upon parting. It was a good time. I was actually much more impressed with the Saxum wine than I thought I would. I thought it might just be sort of over-the-top big and bold, but I felt it was elegant and balanced all the way. The grower said that Heart Stone is traditionally one of the vineyards that Justin Smith tries new things out for his wines FWIW.

I envy your stash of Saxum. And I hear you on moving on when things get boring. I often drop lists/clubs when that happens.

k.

mr drinky
05-21-2014, 06:19 AM
Local Hawaiian vodka, made from cane sugar, lava filtered. Nice and smooth, very drinkable as a shot straight out of the freezer.

Stefan

Now you are talking -- vodka. No matter how much I drink of other stuff in life (even wine). Drinking (and sipping) chilled vodka straight is easily my drink of choice.

k.

mr drinky
05-21-2014, 06:20 AM
is this thread dead ??

2012 herman Story Tomboy Voignier followed by 2011 4 V naked chard

I need to start drinking some of my Herman Story wines. I have maybe opened three or four.

k.

chefbolchoz
05-22-2014, 12:49 PM
Warwick rustic american gin, little sage lemonade concoction, cant get enough

mr drinky
05-23-2014, 12:01 AM
2010 Torrin Tsundere. Cab, Syrah, Grenache, Tannat. Good stuff.

k.arring

Chef Doom
05-23-2014, 09:10 PM
I have found my new love and I think she is a keeper.

Hard Cider!

The stuff of champions, for the more sophisticated among us, for the true patriots.

Tonight, I'm going through the entire Julian triple lineup.

Maybe afterwards I can walk up to that cute girl with the skimpy tight dress and platinum blond wig that stands on the corner a block away from me and finally have the courage to tell your my favorite line of all time...

"Your Soul Is Mine!"

Boondocker
05-23-2014, 11:49 PM
Went out with my parents to celebrate their anniversary. Had some amazing bubbles, then got a nice gin cocktail put together by our new bar program head.

Chef Doom
05-24-2014, 12:50 AM
Went out with my parents to celebrate their anniversary. Had some amazing bubbles, then got a nice gin cocktail put together by our new bar program head.

Not giving any details is totally not cool. Brand? Origin?

mr drinky
05-24-2014, 01:10 AM
Tercero Rose, Auteur Pinot Noir, and Flying Trout malbec syrah blend.

k.

welshstar
05-24-2014, 02:44 AM
Cypher Loco 2010, Four vines naked chard 2011

erikz
05-24-2014, 05:06 AM
I had a dram or two of the Clynelish DE 2012 and two Duvel Triple Hops 2013

Eric
05-24-2014, 05:38 AM
Basil Hayden neat. A dram or three!

Boondocker
05-24-2014, 10:29 AM
Not giving any details is totally not cool. Brand? Origin?
it was a blanc de blanc, heres how it reads on our wine list:
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, Specia club 1 cru Brut, 2005

Cocktails:
My wife got the Valentino: Clementine, Pomegranate, and our house ginger infused vodka
I got the Johny Law: Letherby gin, Pimms, Lemon, Black Pepper and Raspberry.


are we cool now? :D

Chef Doom
05-24-2014, 12:33 PM
Solid my man, solid.

Chef Doom
05-30-2014, 09:30 PM
Smith & Forge, Original Sin, and Sonoma brand. All ciders. I expect two out of three to taste like crap, but the taste test must go on.

And for what it's worth, this thread will never die. For there is always someone somewhere drinking something tonight.

Adirondack
05-30-2014, 11:08 PM
G &T with Dry Fly (American) gin and Fever Tree Tonic, and of course a wedge of lime.

Chef Doom
05-31-2014, 12:46 AM
I don't drink gin, but I do respect a true gin drinker.

wellminded1
05-31-2014, 12:49 AM
goose island bourbon stout

Ucmd
05-31-2014, 10:41 PM
Too much

EdipisReks
05-31-2014, 11:06 PM
Hendricks and agar clarified lime juice, carbonated directly. Damn tasty.

heldentenor
06-01-2014, 01:10 AM
EH Taylor Small Batch with a big ice cube. Seemed appropriate, since we're having weather more appropriate to Kentucky in June at the moment.

heldentenor
06-01-2014, 01:14 AM
More evidence that on aggregate, the best knives and the best drinkers on the forum live in the Twin Cities. DC metro, Australia, and North Carolina could put up a fight, though.



it was a blanc de blanc, heres how it reads on our wine list:
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, Specia club 1 cru Brut, 2005

Cocktails:
My wife got the Valentino: Clementine, Pomegranate, and our house ginger infused vodka
I got the Johny Law: Letherby gin, Pimms, Lemon, Black Pepper and Raspberry.


are we cool now? :D

apicius9
06-01-2014, 02:25 AM
More evidence that on aggregate, the best knives and the best drinkers on the forum live in the Twin Cities....

Mmhh, good to know, just working on a job application for St. Paul :)

Stefan

Chef Doom
06-01-2014, 03:26 AM
More evidence that on aggregate, the best knives and the best drinkers on the forum live in the Twin Cities. DC metro, Australia, and North Carolina could put up a fight, though.

Haa! Believe that fantasy if you want to. Let me know when you are able to escape the twilight zone.

mr drinky
06-01-2014, 08:56 AM
Mmhh, good to know, just working on a job application for St. Paul :)

Stefan

That would be awesome. I hope you get it.


More evidence that on aggregate, the best knives and the best drinkers on the forum live in the Twin Cities. DC metro, Australia, and North Carolina could put up a fight, though.

I've lived in DC and now the Twin Cities. I'm half way to my bottle scout badge ;)

And as for yesterday, I dipped into a 2010 Sattler St. Laurent Reserve (Burgenland Austria), 2013 Les Baux de Provence mas de gourgonnier rose, and a 2010 Chateau d'Or et de Gueules Les Cimels (Southern Rhone)

k.

welshstar
06-01-2014, 10:42 AM
Last night I started with a few large cold Sapparos, then had some Jalepeno Cheddar burgers. For the last two few years ive been cooking my burgers inside in a pan then oven and I had forgetten about my Weber, well due to being outside with my beer and cigar ( Bolivar ) I just thought use the grill !!! well I cranked it up cooked those burgers on high heat and wow I had totally forgotten what a burger that has a good hard caramalised sear but still juicy in the middle tastes like it was superb

Followed up my burgers with some stiliton and crackers and a 2010 Carlisle Bennett valley Syrah and a nice Cohiba Pyramid extra, the finishing tough was some Germain Robin XO cognac

29palms
06-01-2014, 03:58 PM
I'm enjoying a local Blond ale before grilling some sirloin for Gyros. Marinated onion, tomato and feta topping with tzatziki. Starting off with a cold Vichyssoise I made yesterday topped with chives and bacon crumbs. I think I'll open a Cab for this meal.

matt79
06-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Just back home from a terrible shift in the kitchen so I skipped the rouge and went straight for my trusted friend the 16year old Lagavulin

Bigdaddyb
06-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Elijah Craig 12-year-old


“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.” ― Anthony Bourdain

Chef Doom
06-04-2014, 12:29 AM
VanderGhinste Oud Bruin


“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.” ― Anthony Bourdain

Ahahaha, I can almost agree with this. Although I would say vegetarians are hypocrites who live in the shadow and envy vegans. I have yet to meet a true vegetarian.

ecchef
06-04-2014, 05:34 AM
Some kind of California grappa.
Harsh, but effective.

apicius9
06-04-2014, 05:50 AM
Mucinex cough syrup.

Stefan

erikz
06-04-2014, 10:29 AM
I just acquired a bottle of Port Dundas grain 20yo from Diageo, the 2011 anniversary bottling. The distillery is no more. Excellent bottle, my tasting notes and review here:
http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/26316/port-dundas-1990

Had 2 drams yesterday, more will follow today.

Boondocker
06-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Just grabbed a case of Premium tall boys. "The Big Friendly"

Adirondack
06-04-2014, 11:03 PM
A wee dram of 15 y.o. Springbank.

erikz
06-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Best tasting affordable SB Adiron! Just emptied a bottle, still got some Longrow CV left which needs finishing before I get another SB brand dram.

Adirondack
06-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Best tasting affordable SB Adiron! Just emptied a bottle, still got some Longrow CV left which needs finishing before I get another SB brand dram.

I've really wanted to try the 21 y.o. SB but have never found it over here, at least near me, and you by law can't get alcohol shipped to Maryland.

welshstar
06-14-2014, 01:06 AM
Few Coors Light !!! I know it was after work and I was thirsty and making cheese and Picallili butties so couldn't spoil any real alcohol

Bedrock 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, excellent

Buffalo Trace experimental

Moving onto germain Robin Coast Road Alambic brandy for desert

Chef Doom
06-14-2014, 01:25 AM
It doesn't matter how expensive, cheap, rare, or common the drink. As long as you are drinking something.

Never be ashamed of your drink of choice. There is a time and place for everything.

Except Corona. Anyone who drinks that toilet water when there are other legitimate cerveza available needs a swift kick in the private area. Regardless of gender.

Actually, there is a place for Corona. Getting a video of your pet drunk to submit to America's Funniest Home Videos.

Birthday Suit Sour Farmhouse Ale

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-14-2014, 03:30 AM
It doesn't matter how expensive, cheap, rare, or common the drink. As long as you are drinking something.

Never be ashamed of your drink of choice. There is a time and place for everything.

Except Corona. Anyone who drinks that toilet water when there are other legitimate cerveza available needs a swift kick in the private area. Regardless of gender.

Actually, there is a place for Corona. Getting a video of your pet drunk to submit to America's Funniest Home Videos.

Birthday Suit Sour Farmhouse Ale

I support this post.

JohnnyChance
06-14-2014, 03:31 AM
Birthday Suit Sour Farmhouse Ale

I had this on Sunday. Very nice.

Mr.Magnus
06-14-2014, 02:42 PM
Had my favorite Amarone Masi Nectar Costasera 2009 Classico for todays BBQ after a good shave.. This Masi from 2009 is just so rich in taste it's crazy... see it? BUY 12! :D


23806

erikz
06-14-2014, 03:32 PM
Arran 10yo atm. Love it; light and fruity with a long wood tanine finish.

matt79
06-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Deadest shift at work ever hitting the jaegermeister and rothaus beers in between

Ferris
06-15-2014, 08:42 PM
Straight to ale Unobranium, boozy craft beer

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-16-2014, 01:01 AM
Imagery Petite Syrah

Chef Doom
06-16-2014, 01:09 AM
New Belgium La Folie

Ferris
06-16-2014, 08:03 PM
Driftwood Twenty Pounder DIPA

apicius9
06-16-2014, 10:53 PM
I was looking forward to a nice bottle of wine - a Riesling Auslese in honor of the surprisingly well-playing German soccer team - but it looks like I am back on Mucinex. I'm really sick of being sick. That said, these Amarones look very inviting, and I did not have one in a very long time... Gotta check out the local store.

Stefan

mr drinky
06-21-2014, 09:36 PM
2012 Paix Sur Terre syrah/mourvedre. Ryan Pease makes some silky vino. Good stuff.

karring

apicius9
06-21-2014, 09:39 PM
Will go out with friends from out of town. This may be one of those rare Mai Tai nights.

Stefan

wellminded1
06-22-2014, 12:48 AM
Balvenie 17 right now, Mikkeller black later

Chef Doom
06-22-2014, 12:50 PM
Clos Normand Brut - French Cider
Finnriver Habanero
Virtue Sidra de Nava

The first two, I must admit, have already been consumed. I tried a Bourbon Barrel Quad by Boulevard Brewing Company that wasn't to my liking. I should have grabbed the Rye on Rye instead. Live and learn.

ecchef
06-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Bowmore 'Enigma' 12 yr. old. Present from Wifey. :happymug:

Chef Doom
06-28-2014, 12:42 PM
Cascade Brewing Strawberry Ale

Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider

erikz
06-28-2014, 01:38 PM
Bowmore 'Enigma' 12 yr. old. Present from Wifey. :happymug:

How does irlt compare to the Tempest or 15yo Darkest?

daveb
06-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Doom - it morning in Ca. Are you having breakfast or planning for later??? (Insert frosty smiley here)

"The beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad....."

ecchef
06-28-2014, 08:45 PM
How does irlt compare to the Tempest or 15yo Darkest?

Don't know.....haven't tried that yet. However, they still have one bottle left at the liquor store.

erikz
06-29-2014, 09:53 AM
Don't know.....haven't tried that yet. However, they still have one bottle left at the liquor store.
I had the the Darkest and the Tempest. If I had to choose Id go for the Darkest. Classic Bowmore.

ShaggySean
07-06-2014, 03:02 AM
Bear's Matt sleepy time imperial stout the first one off from the greatest Canadian micro brewery of all time and they just turned 8 great job guys

ShaggySean
07-06-2014, 03:02 AM
Beau's

welshstar
07-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Ommegang hennepin saison
Dogfish head noble rot, this is a lager flavoured with grape must, well worth trying

erikz
07-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Right now Caol Ila 12yo OB

Richard78
07-07-2014, 04:45 PM
Sierra Milenario Tequila Extra Anejo

matt79
07-07-2014, 08:51 PM
barbaresco 2008

mr drinky
07-09-2014, 01:51 AM
Just a couple of roses tonight, but here is my new wine rack/storage as of Monday.

I'm liking it. I did't want to go all wine geek.

karring

mhlee
07-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Just a couple of roses tonight, but here is my new wine rack/storage as of Monday.

I'm liking it. I did't want to go all wine geek.

karring

Looks good, Karring! Is the room temperature controlled?

daveb
07-09-2014, 02:28 PM
Where's the thumbs up button?

mr drinky
07-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Looks good, Karring! Is the room temperature controlled?

No, not at this point, but it is in the coldest part of the house in the basement. It is probably about 7-8 degrees off the ideal temp for long-term storage, but I don't mind passive cellaring a little hotter to bring them up to drinking age a bit faster.

k.

stereo.pete
07-10-2014, 12:56 PM
With the intense amount of mint I have growing in my back yard I have been on a Mojito kick.

apicius9
07-10-2014, 10:02 PM
No, not at this point, but it is in the coldest part of the house in the basement. It is probably about 7-8 degrees off the ideal temp for long-term storage, but I don't mind passive cellaring a little hotter to bring them up to drinking age a bit faster.

k.

I also think a constant few degrees above ideal is less of an issue than larger fluctuations over time. Very nice set-up! I find myself drinking less and less, so the one wine fridge seems to suffice at the moment. Maybe I'll come and check out yours, still waiting to hear back from St. Catherine's - although, I may not be catholic enough and too male for them...

Stefan

bear1889
07-10-2014, 10:34 PM
No, not at this point, but it is in the coldest part of the house in the basement. It is probably about 7-8 degrees off the ideal temp for long-term storage, but I don't mind passive cellaring a little hotter to bring them up to drinking age a bit faster.

k.

I am curious what is the temp of your basement in this area?

Mrmnms
07-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Had my last Heady Topper tonight. Last night Mucho and I sampled some magic elixer provided by Son. Who would have thought that fiery nectar could be so smooth. The one with Mandarin was outstanding . Count me in if he markets it.

heldentenor
07-11-2014, 12:16 AM
I teach at St. Thomas, the university eight blocks north. If I had any pull/knew anyone with pull at St. Kate's, I'd be banging down their door for you. If you end up in the Frozen North, let us know--we'll take you out to welcome your arrival!


I also think a constant few degrees above ideal is less of an issue than larger fluctuations over time. Very nice set-up! I find myself drinking less and less, so the one wine fridge seems to suffice at the moment. Maybe I'll come and check out yours, still waiting to hear back from St. Catherine's - although, I may not be catholic enough and too male for them...

Stefan

mr drinky
07-11-2014, 06:23 AM
I also think a constant few degrees above ideal is less of an issue than larger fluctuations over time. Very nice set-up! I find myself drinking less and less, so the one wine fridge seems to suffice at the moment. Maybe I'll come and check out yours, still waiting to hear back from St. Catherine's - although, I may not be catholic enough and too male for them...

Stefan

That would be fun. And for our house we don't have gender or religious guidelines for drinking wine. The two fridges are because one is for red and one is for white. It worked out better with the design and cost to do it that way than mess with dual-zone coolers.


I am curious what is the temp of your basement in this area?

I'm not 100% sure, but I should get a temp gauge. My last basement was around 68 and it is noticeably colder than that one my guess is around 63-65.

k.

dmccurtis
07-16-2014, 11:35 PM
Murai Family Daiginjo, Eagle Rare 10.

ShaggySean
07-17-2014, 01:34 AM
Pyramid imperial ipa. Glad the lcbo finally got some.

bear1889
07-17-2014, 09:01 PM
Wheatley Vodka on the rocks, it's from Buffalo Trace Distillery.

mr drinky
07-17-2014, 10:11 PM
Wheatley Vodka on the rocks, it's from Buffalo Trace Distillery.

I will alway support someone drinking vodka straight. Good job sir. I like mine super chilled and if not, with just a piece of a crushed ice cube in a shot. Now I am off to get some Ukrainian vodka.

k.

mhlee
07-18-2014, 01:54 AM
Michter's Single Barrel Straight Rye with a few cubes of ice.

bear1889
07-18-2014, 10:04 PM
I will alway support someone drinking vodka straight. Good job sir. I like mine super chilled and if not, with just a piece of a crushed ice cube in a shot. Now I am off to get some Ukrainian vodka.

k.
Crushed ice cube in a shot I will have to remember that, tonight I went with Samuel Smith organic pale ale with a 1783 chaser, it's a bourbon, long day at work....

wellminded1
07-18-2014, 10:38 PM
Buffalo Trace neat chasing with cheap Newfoundland beer, my absolute favourite after a killer service.