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mr drinky
10-16-2011, 09:48 AM
Hard times? Got the shakes and nothing else was open?

Wasn't even aware CVS sold booze.

In Texas CVS has booze. No hard times; just got off a plane and too lazy to go shopping.

k.

apicius9
10-16-2011, 10:43 PM
Just had some coffee, Rusty's Hawaiian 100% Ka'u, medium roast, from a french press. Beautiful stuff, incredible fuit. I was just going to write it is ridiculously expensive, but compared to the coffee I pick up at the chain places it is actually o.k. Now off to work, there are always papers to grade...

Stefan

mhlee
10-18-2011, 07:46 PM
I forgot to post here the past week or so. Here's what I've had in the meantime.

2002 L'Aventure Optimus
2008 Miura Monterey County Pinot Noir
Bulleit Rye
Alaskan Amber

kalaeb
10-18-2011, 10:09 PM
Polygamy porter.

Justin0505
10-18-2011, 10:22 PM
For drinking, Kettle One is still king. They are one of the only brands that has kept their quality up and their price down.
For sipping though, Stoli Elit is the vodka of choice for me. There are boatloads of designer brands going on now, but almost none of them earn their premium over Kettle in my book, Elit is the exception.

I'm drinking Stone smoked porter tonight, somebody posted it last week and gave me a hankering. I picked some up yesterday, so tonight's the night.

IMO Hanger 1 is the best vodka under the price of Stoli Elite. Some friends and I did a blind tasting a few years ago and it beat just about everything aside from the Elite and a $200 bottle of some other Russian stuff.

It's not very popular (yet) and I think waaaay under valued: I've seen it in sale for $25 per .750L


Tonight though, I'm drinking beer: Surly "Wet" ..... mmmm hops.

Justin0505
10-18-2011, 10:24 PM
friday night- new belgium hoptober
saturday night- dogfishhead midas touch

what about you?

HOW THE HELL DO YOU GET DOGFISHHEAD ON THE WEST COAST!?!?!?! They are far and away my favorite brewery, but I can't get their stuff in MN. So do you import awesome beer along with J-knives?

SpikeC
10-18-2011, 10:30 PM
Dogfishhead is in every mini mart here in PDX.

EdipisReks
10-18-2011, 10:34 PM
They are far and away my favorite brewer

you need some Three Floyds. DFH is my second, because of 3F.

bprescot
10-18-2011, 10:43 PM
2002 L'Aventure Optimus

Ooh, do tell. Don't think I've got any '02's floating around (DANG that's early. That the first Optimus bottling?) but I've got some older ones. How did '02 age?

add
10-18-2011, 11:17 PM
HOW THE HELL DO YOU GET DOGFISHHEAD ON THE WEST COAST!?!?!?! They are far and away my favorite brewery, but I can't get their stuff in MN. So do you import awesome beer along with J-knives?

MN will have it... where you at?

My favorite IPA:
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/two-hearted-ale/1502/

:beer:

add
10-18-2011, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the tip on the Hangar 1.
I will look for that.
Grapes, eh?

Two very nice budget Polish vodkas I recommend are:
Sobieski (rye) and Luksusowa (potato)

mr drinky
10-18-2011, 11:49 PM
IMO Hanger 1 is the best vodka under the price of Stoli Elite.

Justin knows that I will agree with him on this one. Hanger is an amazing value -- and this from someone who considers sipping vodka a thirst quencher. Though I am not sure about their flavored Hanger vodkas. Frankly, I would stay away from anything flavored.

Just make sure to chill it, and Hanger really has a nice mix of flavor and smoothness. Russian vodkas are super slick/smooth and go down the pipe like water, while other vodkas tend to have a bit more flavor. Hanger is right in the middle IMO.

k.

mhlee
10-19-2011, 02:15 PM
Ooh, do tell. Don't think I've got any '02's floating around (DANG that's early. That the first Optimus bottling?) but I've got some older ones. How did '02 age?

I just checked wine-searcher. They have Optimus bottlings going back to 1999.

We had the 2002 with Prime Rib at Lawry's Prime Rib. It was a little disappointing. Not because it was bad; it just wasn't as good as I remember the wine in its youth.

It certainly wasn't as fruit forward as it was when it was younger. It still had a core of fruit, more black plum - not so much sweet, a touch sour not in a bad way. However, it was still balanced. Texturally, it was very smooth; it still had good acidity, but much less tannins than I remembered. It was not tannic at all in the front or mid palate.

The color was not light and was not becoming that brick red, light color at the edge. However, it wasn't very good a couple of days later when we had what was remaining of the bottle.

Based on the color and acidity alone, I think it could go another 5 years for sure, but hard to say what will be left of the fruit at that time. However, I imagine that it could improve more if the slight sourness of the fruit diminishes.

It wasn't the best match for the beef; I think it would have been better with lamb, or a braise.

bprescot
10-19-2011, 03:47 PM
Thanks for that! Kinda what I expected and I'll keep that in mind while pairing it in the future.

Tonight: Dassai 50 Junmai Daiginjo

apicius9
10-19-2011, 04:06 PM
Not sure, yet, what it will be but probably lots of it. Man, this has to be the most miserable summer/early fall of my life so far.

Stefan

Darkhoek
10-19-2011, 04:45 PM
I am just savouring a bottle of Matarromera 2007. A Spanish spicy little red beauty from the Ribeira del Duero region. The perfect company to a very nice rib eye steak.

DarKHOeK

Dave Martell
10-20-2011, 12:22 AM
Not sure, yet, what it will be but probably lots of it. Man, this has to be the most miserable summer/early fall of my life so far.

Stefan


Maybe you should have kept that wine collection after all? :razz: :D

EdipisReks
10-20-2011, 12:24 AM
Justin knows that I will agree with him on this one. Hanger is an amazing value -- and this from someone who considers sipping vodka a thirst quencher. Though I am not sure about their flavored Hanger vodkas. Frankly, I would stay away from anything flavored.

Just make sure to chill it, and Hanger really has a nice mix of flavor and smoothness. Russian vodkas are super slick/smooth and go down the pipe like water, while other vodkas tend to have a bit more flavor. Hanger is right in the middle IMO.

k.

i continue to like Chopin the best.

apicius9
10-20-2011, 06:40 AM
A few days ago, on a whim, picked up a bottle of Dewar's, thinking I had not had that since my teen years, and how bad could it be. I guess I really have become a snob. This stuff is disgusting. I will have to keep it for indiscriminant guests...

Stefan

EdipisReks
10-20-2011, 11:50 PM
Glenmorangie Lasanta

ecchef
10-21-2011, 03:54 AM
Limited stock of Rogue "Dead Guy Ale" at the Shopette! :woot:

Cipcich
10-21-2011, 06:21 AM
Skyy vodka, frozen bottle and on ice.
I used to like Ketel, and Hangar hurt my throat when I tried it.
Skyy has little, if any, taste. Like drinking high-test water.

apicius9
10-21-2011, 06:44 AM
Limited stock of Rogue "Dead Guy Ale" at the Shopette! :woot:


:thumbsup: and I am doubly happy if I find some Double Dead Guy, one of my favorites.

Stefan

9mmbhp
10-21-2011, 11:22 AM
Two Bombay Sapphire Gibsons last night, a bit hungover this morning :dazed:

I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis. -- Humphey Bogart

mattrud
10-21-2011, 11:40 AM
Tonight I will be going to a sake event with 326 sake's available.

ecchef
10-21-2011, 11:46 AM
Tonight I will be going to a sake event with 326 sake's available.

Is that the one sponsored by the Gohan Society @ Sakagura?

mattrud
10-21-2011, 01:51 PM
Is that the one sponsored by the Gohan Society @ Sakagura?

joy of sake

bprescot
10-21-2011, 02:10 PM
That sounds awesome! There really are parts of New York that I miss. Not many parts, but some.

apicius9
10-22-2011, 04:39 AM
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Bock, good stuff.

Stefan

SpikeC
10-22-2011, 12:59 PM
I had a Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the wood yesterday, a 2011. It will definitely improve with some age, but was still quite nice. For fruit-o-phobs, the cherry is very subdued, the wood aging makes it blend into the background. Unfortunately it is only available at the brewery/taxing room. I have some Fred from the Wood in the cellar that is 3 years old now that I may just have to try!

obtuse
10-22-2011, 01:03 PM
Last night was Basil Hayden's, Noah's Mill and Willet Pot Still Reserve. Beer was Founders Red's Rye.

Darkhoek
10-22-2011, 01:21 PM
After finishing my Honyaki gyuto refurbishment project I took out a couple of beers from my favourite brewery to celebrate. A Danish brewery called "Skagen Bryghus" make a light but powerful ale named "Sandmile". That is my favourite beer at the moment. Well deserved too i feel.

DarKHOeK

mhenry
10-22-2011, 02:14 PM
2 Dog fish 90"s and a Victory Hop devil for lunch today :tooth:

geezr
10-22-2011, 03:36 PM
Duval – revisited due to Spike’s post
Coincidence – while buying the beer met a former co-worker when we were in our 20’s and I mentioned Stefan’s take on Dewars. :laugh:
We worked in an office of party animals and they liked multi-course Chinese dinners with blended scotch, bourbon. The 1st course was usually soup and a shot of something was always added to the soup – then each dish was toasted – as well as toasts to the bones, each waitress, chop sticks, etc. :wink:
Some of those guys got through 9 course meals, I sometimes made it through 5 course dinners.:shots:
Fast forward to today - former co-worker and I do not drink blended scotch or bourbon since we moved on from that office, as we were almost not functioning the day after those parties :sleeping:

ecchef
10-22-2011, 09:32 PM
....The same thing we drink every other night Pinky....

Eamon Burke
10-23-2011, 03:05 PM
Last night was Basil Hayden's, Noah's Mill and Willet Pot Still Reserve. Beer was Founders Red's Rye.
:hatsoff:

welshstar
10-23-2011, 10:11 PM
Tonight was a bottle of my newly received Denners 2009 Syrah

Absolutely great, flattered by some great Neals Yard Stiliton and Hovis biscuits

It was preceeded by a can of Asahi Super dry and followed by Balvanie 14 year old golden cask

Vertigo
10-23-2011, 10:26 PM
Percocet and cyclobenzaprine. Allowed drink not I to am?

AFKitchenknivesguy
10-23-2011, 11:49 PM
Dogfish Head Pumpkin Ale and Avery Old Jubilation Ale. I am so pissed I missed out on Venetucci Pumpkin Ale by Bristol. The brewery is about 10 miles from my house and I missed the presale. Can't find any in the area. Anyone ever try it??

unkajonet
10-24-2011, 12:21 AM
The day started with Grey Goose. Then, in order (I think):
Ardbeg 10
Laphroaig quarter cask
Woodford Reserve
more Ardbeg 10

Has anyone tried Tito's Handmade Vodka? I keep reading good things about it.

add
10-24-2011, 12:52 AM
The day started with Grey Goose. Then, in order (I think):
Ardbeg 10
Laphroaig quarter cask
Woodford Reserve
more Ardbeg 10

Has anyone tried Tito's Handmade Vodka? I keep reading good things about it.

Yes, if memory serves, about a year ago.
Was completely underwhelmed... perhaps because I kept reading good things about it. :spin chair:

unkajonet
10-24-2011, 01:20 AM
You've just save me a trip. Thanks.

geezr
10-24-2011, 01:51 AM
Duvel last night :happymug:

2006 Sauzet Les Combettes tonight :thumbsup:

Salty dog
10-24-2011, 04:59 AM
The day started with Grey Goose. Then, in order (I think):
Ardbeg 10
Laphroaig quarter cask
Woodford Reserve
more Ardbeg 10

Has anyone tried Tito's Handmade Vodka? I keep reading good things about it.

Yes. (I've pretty much tried them all) It's fairly bright and clean up front but has just a bit of a bite going down. I don't mind the bite, it reminds me I'm drinking vodka. We have some regulars that drink nothing else. Being a domestic vodka also helps with sales. Another small distillery is Rehorst. (From right here in Milwaukee) Probably available regionally.

Keith Neal
10-24-2011, 08:55 AM
Panizzi Chianti 1993 for happy hour. Then to dinner at Danilo in Modena for the bolito misto.

unkajonet
10-25-2011, 12:26 AM
Tito's Handmade Vodka (I couldn't resist) - I think Salty is right on the money: bright and clean. Very smooth.

ecchef
10-25-2011, 10:16 AM
Ain't it time to make this a sticky?

Amon-Rukh
10-28-2011, 11:23 PM
Pre-game: margaritas
Early game: costco pale ale
Mid game: margaritas again
Post-game: oh, f*** it, just plain tequila shots. Go Cards! :D

sachem allison
10-29-2011, 12:44 AM
2 stellas
2 Boylans rootbeer floats
1 tullamore dew
1 homemade chipotle tequila

ecchef
10-29-2011, 01:12 AM
eeeeww...:scared1:

sachem allison
10-29-2011, 01:33 AM
eeeeww...:scared1:

it was a wierd day and everyone kept sticking a glass in my hand, I couldn't say no, they were all hot! Everybody would say, Chef in hot sexy voices and say, i brought you something, What am I gonna do? Free kisses and drinks, I'm only human, Dammit!!

Miles
10-29-2011, 02:27 AM
A very tasty Spanish garnacha.

El Pescador
10-29-2011, 02:33 AM
Lagunitas 60 min IPA

apicius9
10-29-2011, 02:38 AM
I am still in the wood shop and hope I still have some beer in the fridge when I get home. I think there was some Rogue Dead Guy left.

Stefan

SpikeC
10-29-2011, 01:21 PM
Widmer Barrel Aged BRRRBON '11. From their alchemy series.

Eamon Burke
10-29-2011, 10:12 PM
Apple jack! From Lairds. Feeling melancholy that nobody makes the real stuff anymore.

apicius9
10-29-2011, 10:42 PM
Rogue Brutal IPA

jheis
10-30-2011, 02:41 AM
So, here I am in Sonoma County and what am I drinking?

The last bottle of three cases of Black Slate Pinot Noir.

A German Pinot I picked up on a (how bad can it be?) whim at the Grocery Outlet for $3.99 a bottle. After the first trial bottle I went back and bought everything they had on the shelf.

Not a great wine, but as an everyday quaffer for under $4 bucks a bottle it's hard to beat.

James

El Pescador
10-30-2011, 02:45 AM
Donkey piss (Budweiser)...only thing in my fridge!

apicius9
10-30-2011, 04:06 AM
I ate too much stew, beer doesn't fit in anymore, so I switched to bourbon.

Stefan

ecchef
10-30-2011, 05:18 AM
2215

Mike Davis
10-30-2011, 05:12 PM
HAHAHAHAH! So excited to finally have this available locally! It's after 5...so i am safe right?
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2011-10-30_17-08-52_481.jpg

kalaeb
10-30-2011, 10:50 PM
Detroit Lager. Only here for a few days...had to try it. Not great, but not bad either.

JBroida
10-30-2011, 11:03 PM
wandering aengus cider... bloom

Eamon Burke
10-31-2011, 12:38 AM
I ate too much stew, beer doesn't fit in anymore, so I switched to bourbon.

Stefan

Good call

ecchef
11-02-2011, 08:45 AM
Jameson Special Reserve 12 year old. And ice.

Amon-Rukh
11-02-2011, 07:25 PM
Bernheim Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey for me, Bombay Sapphire gimlet for the fiancee.

markk
11-02-2011, 07:55 PM
Macallan 15

obtuse
11-02-2011, 10:31 PM
Tonight I drank Samuel Smith's IPA, Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic and Stone Smoked Porter.

Salty dog
11-02-2011, 10:32 PM
Glacier

sachem allison
11-03-2011, 01:36 AM
redbreast 15 yr old

sachem allison
11-03-2011, 01:39 AM
connemara turf mor whiskey ummmmmmm, so peaty!!!

welshstar
11-03-2011, 03:27 AM
Gouden Carolus Carolus D'Or - Cuvee Van de Keiser

ecchef
11-03-2011, 06:19 AM
The last of the Jamie.

mateo
11-03-2011, 11:03 PM
New Belgian Brewery 1554.

mr drinky
11-03-2011, 11:05 PM
2009 Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Edit: with lamb burgers.

k.

add
11-03-2011, 11:16 PM
2009 Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Edit: with lamb burgers.

k.

Busy guy with both the vineyard and golf tournament... :juggle:

:D

bishamon
11-03-2011, 11:16 PM
D'Artagnans.

mr drinky
11-03-2011, 11:17 PM
Busy guy with both the vineyard and golf tournament... :juggle:

:D

Good one. And I used to play golf in college, so I should have picked up on that one.

k.

El Pescador
11-03-2011, 11:54 PM
Stone IPA...

Vertigo
11-04-2011, 12:17 AM
A six pack if Bud Light and some citrus vodka. I have no idea how these things ended up in my house. I hope nobody is missing them.

obtuse
11-04-2011, 09:14 AM
Sierra Nevada Estate 2011

bprescot
11-04-2011, 01:10 PM
connemara turf mor whiskey ummmmmmm, so peaty!!!

Where'd you pick up the connemara? They're tough to find in the states.

SpikeC
11-04-2011, 02:23 PM
Lagunitas Dopple Weizen. This is really good!!!!!

mr drinky
11-04-2011, 04:57 PM
I got some bad news today, so I am not waiting until evening to start drinking. Michael+David 6th Sense Syrah.

k.

sachem allison
11-04-2011, 10:22 PM
Where'd you pick up the connemara? They're tough to find in the states.

drinking at a friends, I'll have to ask him where he got it.

mr drinky
11-04-2011, 11:19 PM
I got some bad news today, so I am not waiting until evening to start drinking. Michael+David 6th Sense Syrah.

k.

I love this: quoting myself.

I'm still drinking, and now it is night. The present bottling is: Zaca Mesa 2005 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah.

k.

Edit: And I am watching Battlestar Galactica on Hulu.

Mike Davis
11-04-2011, 11:25 PM
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2011-11-04_23-27-50_812.jpg

Tastes pretty good!

Mike Davis
11-04-2011, 11:25 PM
I got some bad news today, so I am not waiting until evening to start drinking. Michael+David 6th Sense Syrah.

k.

Hope everything is ok.....

add
11-05-2011, 12:43 AM
Tastes pretty good!

Compared to a skunk's ass it does... :D

Sorry, went through the Canadian beer phase in college and Grolsch, for me, had the same "parfume".
Can't drink either to this day.

:scared4:

Mike Davis
11-05-2011, 12:48 AM
I didn't think it was bad...Not like the Dogfish Head IPA's...those turn my stomach....ugh...

sachem allison
11-05-2011, 01:52 AM
Where'd you pick up the connemara? They're tough to find in the states.

apparently he got it in London, I can't seem to find it anywhere in NYC or online either, unless it is a British source.

geezr
11-05-2011, 03:34 AM
trois pistoles

apicius9
11-05-2011, 03:41 AM
Just had some Rogue Dad Guy Ale with dinner, followed by a Rogue Bruta IPA, and I am wondering whether I should open a bottle of Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Bock. :scratchhead:I would defintely sleep well tonight...

Stefan

JohnnyChance
11-05-2011, 05:12 AM
Spaten Octoberfest. Meh.

apicius9
11-05-2011, 05:32 AM
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2011-11-04_23-27-50_812.jpg

Tastes pretty good!

When I was around 18 we used to spontanoeusly drive over to Amsterdam when we were bored - a 5 hour drive from where I grew up. The attraction for my friends was to smoke some kind of strange smelling herb. That never did much for me, so I went through a case of Grolsch while they smoked and we were looking at the stars.... Fun memories.

Stefan

ecchef
11-05-2011, 07:11 AM
Just had some Rogue Dad Guy Ale with dinner, followed by a Rogue Bruta IPA, and I am wondering whether I should open a bottle of Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Bock. :scratchhead:I would defintely sleep well tonight...

Stefan

Picked up another couple of sixes of Dead Guy Ale on the way home. Life is bearable.

obtuse
11-05-2011, 06:48 PM
Tonight I'm having Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Dogfish Head Burton Baton oaked imperial IPA, Dogfish Head World Wide Stout.

markk
11-05-2011, 10:22 PM
Laphroaig 18

mhenry
11-05-2011, 11:59 PM
Felt like a stout night had a Founders breakfast, and an 2009 Abyss. I am sleepy now

Iceman91
11-06-2011, 04:34 AM
Jolly Pumpkin Biere De Mars. Every time i take a drink it puts a huge smile on my face.

Salty dog
11-06-2011, 07:36 AM
stoly. We're getting low on Kettle. (I know, boring)

stevenStefano
11-06-2011, 05:37 PM
Not a huge drinker since I left University so the only thing I really drink at home is Stella. I love it

obtuse
11-06-2011, 06:03 PM
more... Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA... I purchased a 4-pack of 90 Minute and a 4-pack of Burton Baton. The Burton Baton was a little over $15 for a 4-pack. When I got home I found that my 4-pack of Burton Baton contained 1 bottle of the beer I had thought I purchased and 3 bottles of 90 minute. Much cursing ensued... but hey, the 90 minute is still good beer. drinking it now.

SpikeC
11-06-2011, 06:20 PM
I would take it back to the retailer pronto.
Tonight I have a bottle of World Wide Stout queued up.

JBroida
11-06-2011, 06:24 PM
this:
http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/collaborations/life-limb.htm

Also, saw this at the store yesterday, so i bought some ;)
http://www.chaucerswine.com/mead.asp

My shopping bag also found itself filled with everything crispin makes (cider) and a couple of cool things from lost abbey http://www.lostabbey.com/

obtuse
11-06-2011, 06:31 PM
I would take it back to the retailer pronto.
Tonight I have a bottle of World Wide Stout queued up.

I would take is back if the Retailer I purchased it from wasn't 40 miles away :( and I already started drinking it. Enjoy that WWS, that's some good ****.

@Jon
That Life and Limb sounds really good! I need to keep my eyes open for that.

JBroida
11-06-2011, 06:35 PM
I would take is back if the Retailer I purchased it from wasn't 40 miles away :( and I already started drinking it. Enjoy that WWS, that's some good ****.

@Jon
That Life and Limb sounds really good! I need to keep my eyes open for that.

i pretty much troll the local shops for treasures like that...

This was one i had a little while back that was mindblowingly good... http://www.lostabbey.com/lost-abbey-beers/non-denominational-ales/red-poppy-ale/

welshstar
11-06-2011, 11:39 PM
Jon

What type of beers do you go for.

Im a big belgium guy, love sours and the doubles & trippels

Not a fan of the US obsession with hops though

Alan

JBroida
11-06-2011, 11:46 PM
I'm all over the place with them... depends on the mood and what i'm eating (or not for that matter). I drink damn near anything (except vodka).

Amon-Rukh
11-07-2011, 12:58 AM
Bridgeport Hop Czar.

welshstar
11-10-2011, 12:00 AM
Three bottles tonight

Sam Adams New world
Sierra Nevada 30 yr anniv
Avery Brewing Kaiser

JBroida
11-10-2011, 12:02 AM
dogfish midas touch (again)... all my fun stuff is stuck at the store and here I am sitting at home :(

welshstar
11-10-2011, 12:26 AM
I have some Dogfish Imperial Pils in the fridge im debating going to get !!!

PierreRodrigue
11-10-2011, 12:29 AM
I've had better days, Guiness for me tonight, who knows, maybe some dark rum! :doublebanghead:

JohnnyChance
11-10-2011, 12:33 AM
I wasn't drinking until this thread got bumped to the top of the "What's New?" list, but now...

Harpoon Leviathan Imperial Rye

unkajonet
11-10-2011, 12:35 AM
Ardbeg Uigeadail

El Pescador
11-10-2011, 12:38 AM
Ardbeg Uigeadail

in english please!

welshstar
11-10-2011, 12:38 AM
I love Ardberg

Peat !!!!!!!!!!

welshstar
11-10-2011, 12:39 AM
Gaelic, the language of the gods

welshstar
11-10-2011, 12:39 AM
Pesky

Its Welsh for dont sell your knife to a non welshman !!!

mr drinky
11-10-2011, 12:45 AM
Southern Comfort mixed with diet coke walking the mall in DC. Well, I am not walking right now, but you get the idea.

k.

unkajonet
11-10-2011, 12:58 AM
in english please!

If you think it's hard to read, try spelling "Uigeadail" after you've had a few...

geezr
11-10-2011, 01:00 AM
yuzu soda :bliss:

SpikeC
11-10-2011, 12:40 PM
If you like big beers and/or brandy, you should splurge for a bottle of Dogfish Head's World Wide Stout. This stuff is truly amazing, and a beer in name only, as far as I'm concerned. It has the richest mouth feel imaginable and a very brandy like flavor. Kind of like a brandy latte, sort of. At nearly 9 bucks for a 12 ounce bottle it is not for guzzling, but is definitely something to experience!

obtuse
11-10-2011, 05:50 PM
If you like big beers and/or brandy, you should splurge for a bottle of Dogfish Head's World Wide Stout. This stuff is truly amazing, and a beer in name only, as far as I'm concerned. It has the richest mouth feel imaginable and a very brandy like flavor. Kind of like a brandy latte, sort of. At nearly 9 bucks for a 12 ounce bottle it is not for guzzling, but is definitely something to experience!

+1 also keep an eye out for Avery Mephistopheles.

Picked up a 6er or New Belgium Snow Day, we'll see how that is... after Phó

apicius9
11-10-2011, 05:52 PM
The rest of a 2006 Penfolds Kangarilla '76' Shiraz/Cab that I opened yesterday. Well, there is probably only one glass left anyway...

Stefan

sachem allison
11-10-2011, 09:34 PM
Main & Geary 2009 petite syrah

AFKitchenknivesguy
11-10-2011, 09:39 PM
Hibernation Ale, delish.

l r harner
11-10-2011, 11:02 PM
+1 also keep an eye out for Avery Mephistopheles.

Picked up a 6er or New Belgium Snow Day, we'll see how that is... after Phó
truely fine taste
tween avery and the DFH world wide i am not sure i need any other "big " stout these are 2 of my fave beers and liek said are sippers not chuggers

tonight tho for me cherry vodka in coke

welshstar
11-11-2011, 12:48 AM
Ste Michelle 2008 Cab, one of the great wine values

St Bernardus Abt 12
Ommengang Aphrodite

No work tommorrow !!!

unkajonet
11-11-2011, 01:12 AM
Laphroiag quarter cask again. In a peat bog, I am. And loving it!

welshstar
11-11-2011, 01:20 AM
Might have to work towards my balvenie 14 year Golden cask, a fantastic malt

I love the quarter cask but im a Lagavullin guy !!

unkajonet
11-11-2011, 01:25 AM
Lagavullin is next on my purchase list. It was between that and the Uigeadail, and the Ardbeg 10 was so good, I couldn't resist trying another expression.

mattrud
11-11-2011, 01:27 AM
a sour made with buffalo trace

welshstar
11-11-2011, 01:39 AM
Try and find one of the Lagavullin distillers editions, they are a few bucks more but fantastic

welshstar
11-12-2011, 08:31 PM
Louis Latour Montagny premier cru 2009 tonight with fresh scallops from Dirks fish in Chicago.

The scallops are wonderful

SpikeC
11-12-2011, 10:11 PM
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws barley wine, picked up today at the anniversary sale at the brewery. They were out of the Adam from the wood early but I got a case of Bourbon Fred from the Wood and a six of Doggie Claws. Tis is a very nice barley wine indeed!

sachem allison
11-12-2011, 11:37 PM
st. peter's cream stout

apicius9
11-12-2011, 11:52 PM
Water. My German friends arrived yesterday and they made me drink lots of beers (Hawaiian Longboard Lager) and Makers Marks. I am getting too old for this...

Stefan

obtuse
11-13-2011, 07:39 AM
Last night I had stone double bastard

mr drinky
11-13-2011, 07:06 PM
Once again, crappy airline lounge chardonnay. At least it is free.

k.

SpikeC
11-13-2011, 07:29 PM
I'm going to open one of my Hair of the Dog Bourbon Fred from the wood bottles tonight. I still have 12 of the 2008 in the cellar.

markk
11-13-2011, 07:32 PM
back to the Laphroaig 18

obtuse
11-13-2011, 07:36 PM
Sierra Nevada torpedo, Buffalo trace, willet potstill reserve

SpikeC
11-13-2011, 09:15 PM
Oh man! This Hair of the Dog Bourbon Fred is really amazing! Based on previous experience with aging their beers, this stuff is going to be incredible in a year or two or ten. Where the World Wide Stout is like a brandy milk shake, this is like a bourbon milk shake. Smooth creamy mouth feel with a bourbon quality resulting from 18 months in wood barrels. Mr. Sprint has taken the wood aging to next level with this brew.

add
11-13-2011, 10:19 PM
Sierra Nevada torpedo, Buffalo trace, willet potstill reserve

Reading a lot about the 'trace lately... need to try it out.

Tonight: Sierra Nevada Celebration.

Thought it would be a dark, winter warmer style brew (i.e. 1 before or after dinner)
Actually, very drinkable and highly recommended... especially for the sale price @ $6.68 a sixer. :thumbsup:

PierreRodrigue
11-13-2011, 10:57 PM
Did a little finish work on some Merlot. Will have a glass or two of this now.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/DSC00349.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/DSC00350.jpg

Eamon Burke
11-14-2011, 12:56 AM
Lemonade with fennel. Strangely nice compliment.

jheis
11-14-2011, 01:06 AM
Kinda like Pernod with lemon?

El Pescador
11-14-2011, 01:39 AM
merry edwards

mattrud
11-14-2011, 09:12 AM
sake, sake and more sake I love Japan!

Ivan Campos
11-14-2011, 06:47 PM
A few bottles of Heineken - al I found at home, though given a choice I prefer a stronger beer.

obtuse
11-14-2011, 07:01 PM
Hitachino Espresso Stout

PierreRodrigue
11-14-2011, 07:04 PM
Mmmm Crown Royal Black

welshstar
11-19-2011, 01:12 AM
asahi super dry

my antonia, a hopped imperial pils from dogfish

JBroida
11-19-2011, 01:14 AM
woodchuck 802 cider

apicius9
11-19-2011, 01:59 AM
I really have to see where I get this Dogfish stuff on the island... Still working on student papers, time for a shot of Ketel and a local Longboard Lager. That may get the last 2 students a better grade...

Stefan

Johnny.B.Good
11-19-2011, 01:59 AM
Anchor Steam "Merry Christmas & Happy New Year" Ale and the sweet, sweet taste of Oklahoma State losing to Iowa State, setting up an epic clash between my Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans tomorrow evening at 5pm PST on ABC. ;)

ecchef
11-19-2011, 03:37 AM
A few bottles of Heineken - al I found at home, though given a choice I prefer a stronger beer.

2449

JohnnyChance
11-19-2011, 04:58 AM
Ipswitch Oatmeal Stout

SpikeC
11-19-2011, 01:18 PM
Poor USC.
Last night was an Eel River Triple Exhaltation
(certified organic).
This had an unusual under tone to the flavor that I couldn't quite put my finger on, but was very pleasant indeed. I would like to hear what someone with an educated palate has to say about this.

geezr
11-19-2011, 03:03 PM
last night - Old Stock Ale 2011 w/ sushi, esp. tobiko :hungry:

SpikeC
11-19-2011, 05:30 PM
MMMMMMMMM- Old Stock.

apicius9
11-19-2011, 05:49 PM
last night - Old Stock Ale 2011 w/ sushi, esp. tobiko :hungry:

The ale sounds interesting. Unfortunately, tobiko is not
my thing.

Sitting at the Moana Surfrider terracce right now, watching over Waikiki beach and Diamond Head, drinking an excellent Mojito, thinking about lunch. I really need to get out more, this is nice.

Stefan

SpikeC
11-19-2011, 09:03 PM
I just had a Lagunitas Holiday ale, sub titled We Suck. What an appropriate name. This is the replacement for Brown Shugga, evidently they lack sufficient capacity to brew the usual seasonal, so they put out this crap. If you like a harsh overly hopped IPA type of beer this will be right up your alley. This is a huge disappointment after waiting for the release of Brown Shugga.

Kyle
11-19-2011, 09:52 PM
I'm poor so I'm drinking a 32oz bottle of Tecate while a 12 pack of XX Amber that was on sale chills in the fridge.

Johnny.B.Good
11-20-2011, 12:05 AM
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and the bitter taste of defeat by 3 points at the hands of the USC Trojans.

AFKitchenknivesguy
11-22-2011, 08:36 PM
New Belgium Sunshine Wheat ale

apicius9
11-22-2011, 08:46 PM
Had a few Wild Turkeys last night and I will probably lay low, drinking water tonight... Thinking about it, I have the makings for one of my favorite refreshing drinks in the house, so I will make a few of those for my visiting friends: a bit of ginger syrup, lime & fresh mint (or basil) on ice, filled up with Sprite.

Stefan

Kyle
11-22-2011, 09:52 PM
I'm drinking more cheap beer while I listen to records and wait for my vegan stew to finish (I'm not vegan but I'm an accomodating host).

Rotary
11-22-2011, 10:08 PM
Morimoto Soba Ale

SpikeC
11-22-2011, 10:25 PM
A New York brewer, Southern Tier, Imperial Mokah. Chocolate, coffee, and a bunch of fermentables. A true dessert beer, very tasty!

bprescot
11-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Tea's tea Lemongrass green tea...

What? Not every night can be whiskey :wink:

unkajonet
11-22-2011, 10:47 PM
Ardbeg 10. Again. Sorry, I like it. A lot. :shots:

And where are all the scotch drinkers? Christmas is coming and I need suggestions (Islay malts preferred, pleeze!)

bprescot
11-22-2011, 10:59 PM
Just out of curiousity, why Islay? Do you just like the heavy peated style?

Bruichladdich just issued what is probably their first release using their new stock. The 'Laddie' I think. It's Islay, but I think this one is un-peated. Of course, also out of Bruichladdich, you could go for one of the Port Charlotte expressions which can be VERY peaty.

I'm looking forward to a care package from K+L with these two guys. I was told they both just hit the warehouse. Should be fun tasting!
http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1078549
http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1077289

unkajonet
11-22-2011, 11:10 PM
I can't get enough of the peat! So far, I've tried 2 expressions of Ardbeg (10 & uigeadail), & the Laphroaig quarter cask. The Ardbegs definitely get the nod over the Laphroaig (just a tad too sweet for an everyday dram), but I like all three of them. Peated scotch has pretty much guaranteed that I will never be a teetotaler. And K+L is on my short list of places to visit...

bprescot
11-22-2011, 11:25 PM
Well you can't discuss heavy-peated whiskey's without bringing up the Octomore. 140 ppm. Heaviest peated whiskey on record and supposedly truly delicious. Never had it myself.

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1044605

unkajonet
11-22-2011, 11:28 PM
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about! I think I just found my Xmas present! Thanks!

mr drinky
11-22-2011, 11:32 PM
Sparkman 2008 Ruckus Syrah Red Mountain.

k.

markk
11-23-2011, 05:50 AM
And where are all the scotch drinkers? Christmas is coming and I need suggestions (Islay malts preferred, pleeze!)

I like the Laphroaig 18 and the Lagavulin 16. I have not had the Laphroaig quarter cask but the 18 is nice. If you have not tried it I would recommend the Lagavulin, it is quite nice.

While not an Islay malt the Highland Park 18 is also very very nice, not as peaty or smoky but very nice indeed.

Timthebeaver
11-23-2011, 08:54 AM
And where are all the scotch drinkers? Christmas is coming and I need suggestions (Islay malts preferred, pleeze!)

Caol Ila 1996 Gordon and MacPhail Cask

or the less rare and similarly excellent "natural cask strength" distillery bottling.

unkajonet
11-23-2011, 10:47 AM
@markk - From the reviews I've been reading, the Laphoaig 18 is very similar to the quarter cask. And for some reason, the local liquor store has the quarter cask at a lower price point than it should be. Lagavulin is on the shortlist. I'm intrigued by that Octamore.

@Timthebeaver - haven't heard about those. Gotta check them out. Thanks for the tip.

Keep 'em coming!

bprescot
11-23-2011, 10:54 AM
I really like the Lagavulin. But then, I'm not a huge fan of the Ardbeg 10. You might find it too sweet. Not sure about LA, but in Durham I know of a few places where I can get a taste for around $10. But I hear LA's a pricier town. I'd consider trying it before you bought it, especially if you thought the Laphroaig was all sweetness and light :wink:

markk
11-23-2011, 12:54 PM
From the reviews I've been reading, the Laphoaig 18 is very similar to the quarter cask. And for some reason, the local liquor store has the quarter cask at a lower price point than it should be.

that is good to know, the quarter cask is priced significantly less at my local store as well, I will have to check it out.

tonight, will be more of the Highland Park

Timthebeaver
11-23-2011, 01:44 PM
Laphroaig quarter cask is closer to the 10 y/o than the 18 y/o expression imo. It is the best budget* malt around, along with Talisker 10 y/o and Bunnahabhain 12 y/o. YVMV of course.

* sub 30GBP

unkajonet
11-23-2011, 08:26 PM
Laphroaig quarter cask is closer to the 10 y/o than the 18 y/o expression imo. It is the best budget* malt around, along with Talisker 10 y/o and Bunnahabhain 12 y/o. YVMV of course.

* sub 30GBP

I was about to choke, until I saw the GBP after the 30, cuz it ain't that out here...

apicius9
11-24-2011, 12:08 AM
Cool, love to hear the malt tips. Any serious collectors here? I have an Ardbeg 75 and a 21y Caol ila (Adelphi) I want to pass on, I still love my dram now and then but those twomwould be better in hands of a more sophisticated aficionado or collector... Of course, I am only selling the bottles as collectors items and may forget to empty them before shipping. :angel2:

That said, I am a bit afraid of the Octomore but need to get an Ardbeg 10 and some Laphroaig. There used to be a cask strength bottling, is that still out there? I also second that 18y Highland Park recommendation. Not a peat monster, but a beautifully balanced malt IMHO.

stefan

obtuse
11-24-2011, 04:14 AM
anchor steam old fog horn. bulleit rye.

apicius9
11-24-2011, 04:52 AM
I had my German friends visit for almost two weeks, they are flying out Thursday morning. All packed, now I am waiting for them to come back from a smoke and then we will have one final Licher Pils. That was the local beer I grew up on in Germany, and they brought a six-pack over for me. Ah, the memories...

Stefan

Timthebeaver
11-24-2011, 06:24 AM
Cool, love to hear the malt tips. Any serious collectors here? I have an Ardbeg 75 and a 21y Caol ila (Adelphi) I want to pass on, I still love my dram now and then but those twomwould be better in hands of a more sophisticated aficionado or collector... Of course, I am only selling the bottles as collectors items and may forget to empty them before shipping. :angel2:

That said, I am a bit afraid of the Octomore but need to get an Ardbeg 10 and some Laphroaig. There used to be a cask strength bottling, is that still out there? I also second that 18y Highland Park recommendation. Not a peat monster, but a beautifully balanced malt IMHO.

stefan

I think octomore is a overhyped, although I do like the Bruichladdich distillery. Their 2001 "resurrection" bottling is particularly pleasant. If looking to buy Ardbeg I'd definitely suggest getting the Uigeadail over the 10 y/o if the premium to do so isn't prohibitive. It's a cask strength bottling, so realistically the price difference between the two isn't all that great. Not that the 10 y/o isn't a fine dram, of course.

Laphroaig do still offer a cask strength distillery bottling - it's the "untamed" version of the 10 y/o, if you are a fan of the standard offer (like me) you'll doubtless love it. It was at its best 5/6 years ago (Green label bottlings) imo, but the last time i tried it it was still excellent. Tough to choose between this and the quarter cask, but for me it has to be the cask strength.

Oh, and drink your Caol Ila!, Older Caol Ila have a great reputation, and the couple I have tried have been outstanding. I'd consider selling the Ardbeg too, very fashionable distillery right now and has been for the last few years. A 1975 bottling is going to be worth a pretty penny.

apicius9
11-30-2011, 03:44 AM
Forgot to answer - seriously considering opening the Caol Ila for Christmas, I love their aged bottlings. Just feeling that I have gotten away from single malts so much that I won't appreciate the nuances as much as I did a few years ago.

Tonight I had a Russian-sized shot of Ketel - it's all Salty's fault.

Stefan

mr drinky
11-30-2011, 05:44 AM
Tonight I had a Russian-sized shot of Ketel - it's all Salty's fault.


There you go, I like that. And do you serve it chilled too or at room temp?

k.

unkajonet
11-30-2011, 12:22 PM
Forgot to answer - seriously considering opening the Caol Ila for Christmas, I love their aged bottlings. Just feeling that I have gotten away from single malts so much that I won't appreciate the nuances as much as I did a few years ago.

Tonight I had a Russian-sized shot of Ketel - it's all Salty's fault.

Stefan

Pray tell, what is a Russian-sized shot? And in the words of Lt. Commander Scott, "Does it go with scotch?"

El Pescador
11-30-2011, 01:24 PM
has anyone had Lagunitas "Little Sumpin Wild"? good stuff...

bprescot
11-30-2011, 01:49 PM
Pray tell, what is a Russian-sized shot?

It's when you take a fresh bottle of vodka, chill it ever so slightly, take a double jigger which you then rinse in cold water and quickly dry with a bar towel and fill the double jigger juuussst shy of the top. Now ignore that sh!t, cuz what's left in the bottle is a Russian-sized shot!

mr drinky
11-30-2011, 02:18 PM
And then say "do dnya" and drink until you can see through the bottom of the bottle.

k.

AFKitchenknivesguy
11-30-2011, 03:46 PM
Anybody try any great rums lately?

SpikeC
11-30-2011, 04:18 PM
has anyone had Lagunitas "Little Sumpin Wild"? good stuff...

I wrote about it earlier, butt it is no longer available. The new seasonal from them is Laguitas Sucks, and it does.

bprescot
11-30-2011, 05:52 PM
Anybody try any great rums lately?

Not a true rum aficionado, but I do like the Cruzan Single barrel rum, and while it's been around a good while, I'm always surprised at how few people have tried it. For new, I've got a bottle of the Atlantico rum. Fantastic? no. Bit uni-dimensional, but a pleasant sipper and for $20 the price is right.

AFKitchenknivesguy
11-30-2011, 07:18 PM
Not a true rum aficionado, but I do like the Cruzan Single barrel rum, and while it's been around a good while, I'm always surprised at how few people have tried it. For new, I've got a bottle of the Atlantico rum. Fantastic? no. Bit uni-dimensional, but a pleasant sipper and for $20 the price is right.

Funny you say the Cruzan Single Barrel; i've read tons of great reviews about it. Bought it a month ago and took one sip and spit it out; tasted like Bicardi to me. I'm in love with Ron Pampero Aniversario...unbelievable sipper. I cheat with a little cola, but I could drink it straight. Can't do that with anything else. Been wanting to try Zaya Gran Reserva and Ron Diplomatica Reserva Exclusiva. Heard great things about them as well.

bprescot
11-30-2011, 07:33 PM
tasted like Bicardi to me.

Been wanting to try Zaya Gran Reserva and Ron Diplomatica Reserva Exclusiva. Heard great things about them as well.

Woah, seriously?! I mean, I'm still working on the three bottles I picked up a while ago, but I can't believe it's gone THAT much down hill. The common "complaint" I get from people that profess to really like rum (by which they mean that they buy the zacapa 23yr) is that it's too "bourbony" and smokey. That's probably why I like it. I'll pick up a newer bottling, though, before I continue to recommend it. It would be a damn shame if they fracked it all up, though, as I'm nearly through that last bottle of the older stuff! Of course, even if I like the new stuff you could still be right, as I've never actually HAD the anything but the white bacardis...

Not sure about the zaya reserva, but I've never been a fan of their regular offering. Too sweet and uni-dimensional. Also the reason I'm not as enamored of the zacapa as most. Sure, it's smooth and sweet, but I need something more. I'm always more interested in a rum (or any spirit) that has something to say, you know? But let me know how the reserva is if you get it.

mhenry
11-30-2011, 07:36 PM
Got a bottle of Double Bastard getting a slight chill at the moment

Amon-Rukh
11-30-2011, 09:56 PM
Taking a break from my usual diet of bourbon to drink some Glenlivet.

@mhenry: love the double bastard. Haven't seen it too much around here though. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough....

AFKitchenknivesguy
11-30-2011, 11:07 PM
Combining a few things here. I think it should be said I can't stand whiskey, bourbon, or anything of the like. I think that's why Cruzan doesn't appeal to me. Nothing necessarily wrong with it, must be me. I have almost a full bottle I don't need if you are interested lol.

Second, I drank a bottle of double bastard tonight, pretty good. Apparently the store I went to said they only make so many, and wouldn't be getting in any soon so I bought a bottle. Glad I did.

I love Colorado liquor stores, they are huge! No place I have been in where there are more healthy people, yet more drunk people lol.

mhenry
12-01-2011, 09:19 PM
Taking a break from my usual diet of bourbon to drink some Glenlivet.

@mhenry: love the double bastard. Haven't seen it too much around here though. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough....

Its hard to find here too. last time I did find it I bought all they had almost 2 cases. I only have 5 left. Time to start looking again

welshstar
12-01-2011, 10:52 PM
Duchess du Bourgorgne

A fine Belgium sour ale, one of my favourite beers

JBroida
12-01-2011, 11:08 PM
midas touch... again (this time at a friends restaurant)

welshstar
12-01-2011, 11:11 PM
Just tried booking a nice resturant for Saturday night in Chicago

Forget it !!! reservations are done for december anywhere good !!

Recession ???

Not in Chi town

JBroida
12-01-2011, 11:15 PM
make friends with the chefs... they'll get you in :p

welshstar
12-01-2011, 11:16 PM
You know Rick Bayliss !!!!

JBroida
12-01-2011, 11:26 PM
haha... i know guys who have worked for him

mr drinky
12-01-2011, 11:34 PM
Show up and go to the bar. Btw, RSNA (the radiological society) has their big meeting in Chicago now. A lot of Docs in town at the fancy places.

k.

welshstar
12-01-2011, 11:40 PM
Thats Ok sometimes but on a fri/sat you have to wait outside for like an hour and its bloody cold here !!

apicius9
12-01-2011, 11:58 PM
Cole zero. Caught a cold, not feeling my best, back to bed.

Stefan

jmforge
12-09-2011, 01:10 AM
Biere Abbaye du Gembloux. This stuff is not only considered to be one of the country's better efforts by my Belgian friends, but I caught two of my German buddies sneaking 6 750 ml bottles back to Koblenz and 3 guys from London each carrying a 3 pack. :D It is made by the students in the brewing program at the Agronomy University in Gembloux and only available on tap at select locations and events in town certain times of the year. One of those times events just happnes to be the Gembloux knife show. They have a local bottling company that works with a number of small local brewers in the region put it into 750ml bottles, but it is pretty much all consumed locally. How's that for a college major? Most kids over here joke about majoring in beer.:lol2:

jmforge
12-09-2011, 01:13 AM
7 year old Havana Club and 15 year old Barbancourt.
Anybody try any great rums lately?

DwarvenChef
12-09-2011, 02:21 AM
"Old Stock" 2011

Love this stuff but can't get it regularly :)

sachem allison
12-09-2011, 02:32 AM
1964 north of scotland

ecchef
12-09-2011, 06:03 AM
1964 north of scotland

I hate you.

Suntory Jokki Kuro. Revolting.

mhlee
12-09-2011, 11:46 AM
Some notable things since before Thanksgiving through this past weekend . . .

2009 Turley Dogtown Zinfandel (Ben: It's really good! I think you'll be surprised since it's one of the less expensive Turley wines)
2003 Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay (Holding up way better than the 2003 Kistler Dutton Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay)
Black Maple Hill Small Batch Bourbon
Jim Beam Rye

Timthebeaver
12-09-2011, 12:01 PM
1964 north of scotland

A venerable old grain whisky.

mr drinky
12-09-2011, 04:38 PM
472 replies and still going. We should divide this into a "what are you drinking tonight" and a "what are you drinking this morning" ;)

k.

JBroida
12-09-2011, 04:43 PM
i'm glad i started the thread to make us all realize what alcoholics we are ;)

geezr
12-09-2011, 05:14 PM
i'm glad i started the thread to make us all realize what alcoholics we are ;)
Brown Estate 2009 Zin while waiting for USPS to deliver a Mioroshi deba. :spin chair:
wine ok after initial alcohol heat evaporates :thumbsup:

bprescot
12-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Some notable things since before Thanksgiving through this past weekend . . .

2009 Turley Dogtown Zinfandel (Ben: It's really good! I think you'll be surprised since it's one of the less expensive Turley wines)
2003 Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay (Holding up way better than the 2003 Kistler Dutton Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay)
Black Maple Hill Small Batch Bourbon
Jim Beam Rye

I'm a big fan of the dogtown, though I'm an absolute sucker for the Cedarman. Haven't had either in an '09 vintage. We did just open up a Mead Ranch and a Rattlesnake Ridge. The Mead was just an in-your-face fruit bomb, which can be nice sometimes, but the Rattlesnake was really nice. Colleague gets back from Paso tomorrow, so I'll get to harass him about new places to visit when we're out there over New Years.

mr drinky
12-09-2011, 05:33 PM
Tonight I will be drinking 2009 Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir.

k.

apicius9
12-09-2011, 05:58 PM
When my German friends were visiting a few weeks ago, they brought a sixpack of the local German beer that I grew up on - Licher Pils. We had some of it together and one bottle is still left, that will be finished off tonight with a toast to my friend who is now in the hospital for the next 3 months. Maybe followed by a local Hawaiian lager or two.

Stefan

Amon-Rukh
12-09-2011, 06:33 PM
Bulleit Bourbon to kick the night off right. Probably Gazela vinho verde with dinner.

@ Stefan: "Alles gute" to your friend in the hospital!

sachem allison
12-10-2011, 12:13 AM
I hate you.

Suntory Jokki Kuro. Revolting.

don't be a hater, bask in my glow.:happymug:

welshstar
12-10-2011, 12:44 AM
Ok

Few bombers of Goose island 312

2006 Carlisle Caridiac hill bennet valley Syrah
2008 Jaffurs syrah Amphlenos vineyard

Very happy now , on my way back to the wine rack because im feeling no pain at all

Alan

AFKitchenknivesguy
12-10-2011, 02:11 AM
Tonight had some Kilkenny and Easy Street Wheat.

Cipcich
12-10-2011, 04:10 AM
Jeez. You guys aren't still drinking are you?

apicius9
12-10-2011, 04:24 AM
Jeez. You guys aren't still drinking are you?

Hey, I just started. Wild Turkey 101 - started late, gotta catch up.... ;)

Stefan

JBroida
12-10-2011, 04:26 AM
lost abbey inferno

mr drinky
12-10-2011, 04:39 AM
lost abbey inferno

What does Sara think about you drinking so late at night? ;) Btw, it is morning where I am, so I am going to finish that last glass of Georges Debouef.

k.

JBroida
12-10-2011, 04:41 AM
what she doesnt know wont hurt her... plus, if i dont work late like this, i'll never be able to put up all of the products and product photos you guys want ;)

oh... and midnight to about 3-4am is the most peaceful and quiet time of my day... why would i sleep through tha?

99Limited
12-10-2011, 09:09 AM
... and midnight to about 3-4am is the most peaceful and quiet time of my day... why would i sleep through tha?

Amen to that. I used to love working midnight shift.

geezr
12-11-2011, 12:47 AM
Ozeno Yukidoke I.P.A.

JBroida
12-11-2011, 01:17 AM
lost abbey inferno again and ardbeg (sp?) today at the shop ;)
its a hard life but someones gotta do it

jmforge
12-11-2011, 02:29 AM
Tonight I tried a couple of new beers that I had never tried before, a Palm and a Shiner Black Lager. Both were pretty respectable. i will probably buy the Palm again at some point. As for the Shiner, I am not sure that it will replace their regular bock in my fridge when I have the urge to drink a regular, readily available American made beer, but who knows?

sachem allison
12-11-2011, 02:44 AM
left hand milk stout
1973 north of scotland

apicius9
12-11-2011, 04:00 AM
Dirker hazelnut eau de vie. Great stuff. Brought that over from Germany last year.

Stefan

welshstar
12-11-2011, 07:28 AM
Ive been waiting for Palm to come over, is it the Belgium version ?

Its sort of the Belgium Budweiser, except of course being Belgian it tastes great

mano
12-11-2011, 11:59 AM
You know Rick Bayliss !!!!

I worked as a pre-cook for Rick and his wife in the mid-1980s. He was as nice as he appears on television.

jmforge
12-11-2011, 02:07 PM
LOL. I thought that Stella Artois and Jupiler were the Belgian Bud and Miller.:D I don't know if it is pasteurized over there, but I would think that it would have to be to survive the crossing and get into the US. Although it is not the same style of beer per se, I thought it compared quite favorably to the Leffe brown we get over here.
Ive been waiting for Palm to come over, is it the Belgium version ?

Its sort of the Belgium Budweiser, except of course being Belgian it tastes great

SpikeC
12-11-2011, 04:51 PM
Hale's Ales "wee Heavy". Meh.

markk
12-11-2011, 05:01 PM
A local favorite of mine, Mayflower Porter followed by some Highland Park 18 as a nightcap

Mike Davis
12-12-2011, 12:00 AM
Ok i tried these two tonight
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2011-12-09_23-33-25_794.jpg
The Squatter's was pretty damn good, The Epic was very stout...It looked like black tar when it poured...Still pretty good though..And after i finished those...I grabbed a Roscoe's Hop House Amber Ale. Set for the night.

jmforge
12-12-2011, 12:49 AM
Spaten Optimator. Teutonic coal tar goodness.:D