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JohnnyChance
12-12-2011, 03:32 AM
Dale Cooper @ Death + Company.

Penicillin @ Milk & Honey.

(Plus about 6 others I forgot the names of. An expensive but delicious night.)

JohnnyChance
12-12-2011, 03:39 AM
left hand milk stout

Oh yeah, I had one of those at Momofuku too! Forgot about that. Very nice stout.

mano
12-12-2011, 01:56 PM
Chateau Troplong-Mondot 1990
Lynch Bages 1989
Margaux 1986
Leoville Barton 1989
Pichon Longueville 1989
Cos D’estournel 1986
Clerc Milon 1986
Haut Brion 1989

2-4 oz of each at a Christmas party last night. I liked the Clerc Milon the best.

There were at least another 10 wines I didn't try including a Ch. Palmer 1989 and a 1989 Lafit, that was gone before I arrived.

apicius9
12-12-2011, 05:26 PM
WOW! I never really got into those, they are just not in my price range, but I would sure like to go through a tasting of those wines.

Stefan

geezr
12-12-2011, 11:27 PM
WOW! I never really got into those, they are just not in my price range, but I would sure like to go through a tasting of those wines.
Stefan

:plus1:
Noted that Clerc Milon 1986 was preferred to Margaux 1986, assume the 1st growth Chateau Margaux?

jmforge
12-12-2011, 11:54 PM
Noted that an 86 of anything was preferred to a number of 89's, including a Haut Brion (ist growth) and a Chateau Lunch Box. :D I thought 89 was only a notch below the 59 and 82 wines as one of the most uber desirable vintages of the latter half of the 20th Century. I am not surprised that the Lafitte and the Palmer got slurped up early on. I have had Lafitte twice in my life and Haut Brion once, so you outdid me the first 20 minutes of that party.:lol2:

apicius9
12-13-2011, 01:02 AM
BTW, was there a 86 Yquem with dessert? No, wait, don't tell me, it will only hurt not to have been there...

Stefan

El Pescador
12-13-2011, 01:06 AM
Trummer pils

apicius9
12-13-2011, 01:08 AM
Water, gotta get up early.

unkajonet
12-13-2011, 03:53 AM
Tang. Yup, I said it. Tang.

mano
12-13-2011, 08:52 AM
:plus1:
Noted that Clerc Milon 1986 was preferred to Margaux 1986, assume the 1st growth Chateau Margaux?
Yes


BTW, was there a 86 Yquem with dessert? No, wait, don't tell me, it will only hurt not to have been there...

No, but he has many cases of d'Yquem.

This fellow and his wife are members of our wine group. They have an amazingly deep cellar and are very generous.

Timthebeaver
12-14-2011, 07:29 PM
Talisker 57 degrees North. An absolute bruiser of a malt from the Skye distillery, if there is a better "standard" distillery bottling at cask strength currently available then I have not had it. Magic.

mhlee
12-14-2011, 07:40 PM
Chateau Troplong-Mondot 1990
Lynch Bages 1989
Margaux 1986
Leoville Barton 1989
Pichon Longueville 1989
Cos D’estournel 1986
Clerc Milon 1986
Haut Brion 1989

2-4 oz of each at a Christmas party last night. I liked the Clerc Milon the best.

There were at least another 10 wines I didn't try including a Ch. Palmer 1989 and a 1989 Lafit, that was gone before I arrived.

How was the 89 Lynch Bages?

JohnnyChance
12-15-2011, 12:53 AM
Dogfish Miles Davis Bitches Brew. Awesome, must try it if you can find it. We have one of eight barrels they made this year.

Eamon Burke
12-15-2011, 01:10 AM
Well, no entries from me on this one for a few weeks. I was hoping this year was going to be eggnog and fruitcake year, but alas, I am on copious amounts of antibiotics, and they turn my liver into a narcoleptic bouncer. I tried to get through a 22 of Rahr and Sons bourbon-cask 10-week aged Winter Warmer, and delicious as it was, I was 1/3 of the way through and felt like I'd had 3.

add
12-15-2011, 02:25 PM
Dogfish Miles Davis Bitches Brew. Awesome, must try it if you can find it. We have one of eight barrels they made this year.

... for the name alone. :lol2:

welshstar
12-16-2011, 12:25 AM
Chateau Troplong-Mondot 1990
Lynch Bages 1989
Margaux 1986
Leoville Barton 1989
Pichon Longueville 1989
Cos D’estournel 1986
Clerc Milon 1986
Haut Brion 1989

2-4 oz of each at a Christmas party last night. I liked the Clerc Milon the best.

There were at least another 10 wines I didn't try including a Ch. Palmer 1989 and a 1989 Lafit, that was gone before I arrived.

Can i get an invite next year !!!

welshstar
12-16-2011, 12:27 AM
Dogfish Miles Davis Bitches Brew. Awesome, must try it if you can find it. We have one of eight barrels they made this year.

Tried it last year afer they did a special on TV, great beer, local store would only sell me one bottle though, bastards !!!

welshstar
12-16-2011, 12:30 AM
Talisker 57 degrees North. An absolute bruiser of a malt from the Skye distillery, if there is a better "standard" distillery bottling at cask strength currently available then I have not had it. Magic.

Ever had cask Lagavulin 12 year old ?

Its not exactly shy but what a whiskey

jmforge
12-16-2011, 01:27 AM
I bet that left you "kind of blue?" :D
Tried it last year afer they did a special on TV, great beer, local store would only sell me one bottle though, bastards !!!

bprescot
12-16-2011, 01:34 AM
I bet that left you "kind of blue?" :D

*groan*

geezr
12-16-2011, 01:48 AM
Gruet brut - bottled in New Mexico, last 1/3, still bubbles and still great tonight with
Thai fish filet with ginger sauce and spring rolls :hungry:

JohnnyChance
12-17-2011, 02:50 AM
Green Flash Brewing Co. West Coast IPA
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout '06-'07
Thomas Hooker Imperial Stout 2004

tk59
12-17-2011, 02:56 AM
Sandeman 1997

JBroida
12-17-2011, 02:58 AM
crispin artisanal reserve honey crisp

tkern
12-17-2011, 03:26 AM
Red Hook Winter Hook and Redemption High Rye bourbon

El Pescador
12-17-2011, 03:51 AM
H2O

geezr
12-17-2011, 03:54 PM
......Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel.....

Stores in my area have been out of this stout so long
I am showing withdrawal symptoms :laughat:

jmforge
12-17-2011, 06:42 PM
I my have to crack open my second 750ml bottle of the Abbaye Du Gembloux beer tonight.:D

Lucretia
12-18-2011, 01:02 AM
Double bastard ale. Wonderful with some spicy, tangy ropa vieja.

Beer--made from grain, so it must be full of fiber.

sachem allison
12-18-2011, 01:40 AM
jasmine ice tea

jmforge
12-18-2011, 03:05 AM
Hey, beer was designed not only as a way to preserve grain, but also as a "clean" source of water, so it's doubly good for you.
Double bastard ale. Wonderful with some spicy, tangy ropa vieja.

Beer--made from grain, so it must be full of fiber.

mr drinky
12-18-2011, 10:24 PM
Airplane wine. I know it is not sexy but in business class with Al Franken nearby I'm thinking: "I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me."

k.

JBroida
12-18-2011, 10:37 PM
iced tea... and not the long island kind. Gotta rehydrate somehow ;)

mr drinky
12-18-2011, 10:41 PM
iced tea... and not the long island kind. Gotta rehydrate somehow ;)

I know what you did last night.

k.

add
12-18-2011, 11:39 PM
Airplane wine. I know it is not sexy but in business class with Al Franken nearby I'm thinking: "I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me."

k.

At some point, someone, needs to confront him about Stuart Little.

Is it you?

Is it tonight?

:D

DwarvenChef
12-19-2011, 01:55 AM
North Coast brewery's Imperial Russian Stout "Rasputen" aged in bourbon barrels... Have to write this up after I finish it :) I'm so glad our beer buyer goes after some rare brews :)

JohnnyChance
12-19-2011, 02:57 AM
North Coast brewery's Imperial Russian Stout "Rasputen" aged in bourbon barrels... Have to write this up after I finish it :) I'm so glad our beer buyer goes after some rare brews :)

Going to be on tap at our place very soon...can't wait.

DwarvenChef
12-19-2011, 03:07 AM
I was convinced to wait till christmas to crack this open :p at $20 a bottle I guess a special dinner would be fitting...
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/DwarvenChef/DSC01388.jpg

mateo
12-19-2011, 03:36 AM
New Belgium Brewery Frambrozen.

bcrano
12-19-2011, 03:49 AM
Aperol Cointreau jack blueberries and soda

sachem allison
12-20-2011, 01:10 AM
1929 porto no name just a date. wow!

jmforge
12-20-2011, 02:18 AM
Nice!!!!:doublethumbsup:
1929 porto no name just a date. wow!

apicius9
12-20-2011, 02:33 AM
Ozeno Yukidoke IPA (Thanks Ken). Nice Japanese IPA, light in color but with interesting fruit notes and strong hops.

Stefan

sachem allison
12-20-2011, 02:36 AM
Nice!!!!:doublethumbsup:

It really was awesome, all caramelly and raisiney and awesome!

Vils
12-20-2011, 07:01 AM
New Belgium Brewery Frambrozen. Slightly OT: A good article in The Economist about Belgian beermaking (http://www.economist.com/node/21541708?fsrc=scn%2Ftw%2Fte%2Fmt%2Fbrewedforce)

ecchef
12-20-2011, 09:10 AM
It really was awesome, all caramelly and raisiney and awesome!

Where do you find this stuff?!?! :jawdrop:

mano
12-20-2011, 12:35 PM
1929 porto no name just a date. wow!

Vintage ports are often nectar. As you said, caramel and raisin.

I hope you smoked a good cigar with that.

Were there any identifying marks on the bottle at all?

sachem allison
12-20-2011, 04:04 PM
Vintage ports are often nectar. As you said, caramel and raisin.

I hope you smoked a good cigar with that.

Were there any identifying marks on the bottle at all?
Bottle was marked oporto 1929 with a whitewash paint on the bottle. No cigars cardiologists won't let me anymore. I miss my greycliffs

sachem allison
12-20-2011, 04:16 PM
Where do you find this stuff?!?! :jawdrop:
The benefits of living in NYC is that there are thousands of buildings that have dank dirty unexplored basements. I wandered into one and then wandered out a little heavier then when I went in. The landlord said I could take what I found, so I did. Three intact bottles in a pile of debris and filth and about twenty broken bottles. dates 1929, 1931 and 1936. I have been milking the 1929 for about a month now and it hasn't lost any of it's character yet. The other two I have shipped off to friends who would appreciate them. The good vintage scotchs I actually have a friend who sources from all over the world and every once in a while he sends me a bottle. I could never afford it on my salary. The only reason I even drink beer is that I work in a bar. lol

jmforge
12-21-2011, 01:28 AM
I tried Leffe blonde for the first time tonight. I have had the brown variety on a number of occasions and liked it pretty well. The blonde isn't really to my taste. It reminds me a bit of a slightly sour version of Duvel. I have really liked the Palm that I bought recently. The only problem is that it is a mass market beer in Belgium from what I can tell, but it is selling at a premium price over here, like a dollar more per six pack than Leffe. Hopefully, it will catch on and the price will come down. ir really sucks coming back to $8-10 prices on 750ml bottles of the good Belgium stuff when I was getting really top drawer stuff for about $4 a bottle (not Euros) over there.

mr drinky
12-21-2011, 01:33 AM
Tensely '09 Syrah from the central coast.

k.

JBroida
12-21-2011, 02:17 AM
tonight, its whatever will put me to sleep most quickly... maybe sleeping pills. Tomorrows another day.

apicius9
12-21-2011, 04:59 AM
Kona Longboard lager

mhlee
12-21-2011, 12:03 PM
Asahi Super Dry - 1 liter can, made in Japan.

Last week, 2009 Trinitas Petite Sirah Contra Costa County.

bprescot
12-21-2011, 12:49 PM
Nyquil and lots of it!

mano
12-21-2011, 09:01 PM
I'm looking to give a couple of 750ml bottles or six packs of beer to the owners of my favorite restaurant (sorry Matt). FWIW, they're French and serve excellent bistro food.

There's a place by me that carries hundreds of different esoteric beers. I'm not much of a beer guy. Please suggest your top two even if they're widely popular.

kalaeb
12-21-2011, 09:16 PM
I'm looking to give a couple of 750ml bottles or six packs of beer to the owners of my favorite restaurant (sorry Matt). FWIW, they're French and serve excellent bistro food.

There's a place by me that carries hundreds of different esoteric beers. I'm not much of a beer guy. Please suggest your top two even if they're widely popular.

Hehe, no worries, If I get a day off this week I am trying out the ones you gave me and I will let you know how they are, they have been tempting me for two weeks. I am sure you will soon be converted to the brown side and become an excellent beer guy.

jmforge
12-21-2011, 09:59 PM
You can't gp wrong with a 750ml bottle each of Chimay blue and Duvel.
I'm looking to give a couple of 750ml bottles or six packs of beer to the owners of my favorite restaurant (sorry Matt). FWIW, they're French and serve excellent bistro food.

There's a place by me that carries hundreds of different esoteric beers. I'm not much of a beer guy. Please suggest your top two even if they're widely popular.

mr drinky
12-21-2011, 10:36 PM
'06 Cassanova de niri brunello (100 pts WS, 97 pts WE). '06 Zaca Mesa Syrah. '07 Moris Avvoltore Super Tuscan. It was a very tasty night.

k.

mano
12-21-2011, 10:45 PM
Tasty indeed, Mr. D!

geezr
12-22-2011, 04:44 PM
Gruet Blanc de Noirs, went back to store to get more Gruet Brut - returned with the Blanc de Noirs and a Gruet Demi sec :scratchhead: Gruet prices have been lowered too :biggrin:

markk
12-22-2011, 05:45 PM
Boulevard Brewing Co. Dark Truth Stout and finishing with Lagavulin 16 as a nightcap

ejd53
12-22-2011, 06:41 PM
Harviestoun Brewery's Ola Dubh special reserve 30. Possibly followed by Highland Park 18 year Scotch.

SpikeC
12-22-2011, 08:12 PM
Golden Valley Tannen Bomb. Yummy winter warmer from McMinville, Oregon. A highlight of the season!

Zeno
12-23-2011, 01:04 AM
Tomatin 18 year single malt scotch for me tonight... very good value 18 year...

welshstar
12-23-2011, 01:17 AM
Dry Irish stout at local brew pub
Shafer 2007 Red shoulder ranch Chardonay with some great whole skate served Singapore style
Ommegang Three philosphers with colten bassett stilton
Ommegang Adoration winter ale to finish the night

El Pescador
12-23-2011, 01:22 AM
Tomatin 18 year single malt scotch for me tonight... very good value 18 year...

i think Broida has a bottle of that laying around somewhere...

welshstar
12-23-2011, 01:45 AM
Gotta love 18 year old

Had the Highland Park last weekend at Mercat a la Planxa the Jose Garces restaurant in chicago, excellent !!

ejd53
12-23-2011, 08:42 PM
Yeah, I love the Highland Park 18. I think it's better than the 30 in some ways.

Timthebeaver
12-23-2011, 09:00 PM
Older definitely not always better.

Age ≠ quality

Remember this well, malt maniacs.


Which brings me on topic. Old Pulteney 12 year old, another one of these "supermarket" bottlings that are just fantastic. Getting the 21 year old expression next week.

welshstar
12-23-2011, 09:51 PM
Could not agree more, The peak for Whiskey seems to be the 18 year old bottlings.

There a few exceptions ive had at 25 year old and a few even rarer great older bottlings like Macallan 30 but generally a whiskey that is rubbish at 12 years old will still be rubbish at 40 years old, it doesnt improve dramatically just because its old.

Alan

kalaeb
12-23-2011, 10:57 PM
Rough night at work. La Trappe quad.

tkern
12-24-2011, 02:12 AM
Miller Highlife and Woodford Reserve. Keeping it classy.

sachem allison
12-24-2011, 03:05 AM
Could not agree more, The peak for Whiskey seems to be the 18 year old bottlings.

There a few exceptions ive had at 25 year old and a few even rarer great older bottlings like Macallan 30 but generally a whiskey that is rubbish at 12 years old will still be rubbish at 40 years old, it doesnt improve dramatically just because its old.

Alan

I agree with you, one of my favorite single malts is only three years old McCarthy's out of Oregon ( Stephen doesn't agree with me). I have had some pretty damn good 40 year olds scotches lately and one 1964 42 year old oloroso cask black bowmore that would knock your socks off.

sachem allison
12-24-2011, 03:12 AM
Penderyn port wood special edition single malt. pretty damn good!

mattrud
12-24-2011, 03:13 AM
lagunitas ipa

mattrud
12-24-2011, 03:14 AM
o and for Christmas day drinking I have a bottle of pappy van winkle 20 and 23. yea thats right

jmforge
12-24-2011, 03:57 AM
How is the Van Winkle? I have had the William Larue Weller and it is almost as good as the 19 yr old Weller from back in the day, but not quite. That Weller was the best bourbon that I have ever had. Do you know what the mashbill is for the Van Winkle? I am hesitant to pay that kind of scratch without knowing exactly what it is?
o and for Christmas day drinking I have a bottle of pappy van winkle 20 and 23. yea thats right

Timthebeaver
12-24-2011, 05:00 AM
Penderyn port wood special edition single malt. pretty damn good!

Welsh wysgi from the Cynon valley! - Kudos to you sir.

Tim (in Wales)

Bit of a sweeping generalisation here, but ignoring the infinite variety of whisky for one second, I tend to find that certain styles are better when young. For example, I prefer the younger Islay peated malts (10 y/o and around) as most casks lose the blood-and-thunder character that I appreciate in this style over time.

TB_London
12-24-2011, 07:24 AM
Welsh wysgi from the Cynon valley! - Kudos to you sir.

Tim (in Wales)


Haha, that's what I was thinking, prospective in laws live less than 30 miles away from the distillery

apicius9
12-24-2011, 07:16 PM
I'm taking a few bottles of Condrieu and a bottle of 1990 Mueller-Catoir Mussbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner Trockenbeerenauslese with me to dinner tonight. I love my friends dearly, but they they are not wine people and probably would be just as happy if I brought some Beringer. But it was such a crappy year, I gotta spoil myself a bit toward the end. And what are good wines for if not for sharing them with friends.

Stefan

JohnnyChance
12-24-2011, 07:22 PM
And what are good wines for if not for sharing them with friends.

Making something useful out of them...vinegar.

welshstar
12-24-2011, 11:15 PM
Nice Xmas eve dinner

Denner 2009 DirtWorshipper, excellent with a very complicated hunk of prime NY strip !!!
Trying a new belgian beer, Malheur 12, looks promising

welshstar
12-24-2011, 11:17 PM
Oh ill be moving on to my latest whiskey, Balvenie Golden Cask 14 year old, excellent.

As its Xmas I might even have to break out a Cohiba, I have a box of Siglo 4's. For New Years I have a fresh box of BHK56's that I cant wait to try

DwarvenChef
12-25-2011, 03:17 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/DwarvenChef/IMG_0484.jpg

Rogue Brewery's VooDoo Bacon maple brew :) Crhistmas eve brew :)

Big smoky hit just like maple bacon, oh sooo good :)

mr drinky
12-25-2011, 03:53 AM
Betts & Scholl, '06 Granache.

k.

obtuse
12-25-2011, 03:55 AM
ardbeg alligator

unkajonet
12-25-2011, 04:21 PM
ardbeg alligator

Oo, I'm jealous. I haven't tried that one yet. How is it?

geezr
12-25-2011, 07:29 PM
lots of green tea at a Chinese restaurant with my Aunts :dancecool:

AFKitchenknivesguy
12-25-2011, 09:38 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/DwarvenChef/IMG_0484.jpg

Rogue Brewery's VooDoo Bacon maple brew :) Crhistmas eve brew :)

Big smoky hit just like maple bacon, oh sooo good :)

I know by now that I shouldn't judge a beer by it's description, that made my stomach turn. I didn't see any bits of bacon floating, so I trust your word :)

DwarvenChef
12-25-2011, 10:03 PM
I know by now that I shouldn't judge a beer by it's description, that made my stomach turn. I didn't see any bits of bacon floating, so I trust your word :)

Ya lots of comments at work about it, but after several cases sold in one day I figured I better get one before they all vanished.

SpikeC
12-25-2011, 10:03 PM
It was inspired by the bacon maple bars that Voodoo makes. They are very good, just ask Anthony Bourdain!

K-Fed
12-25-2011, 10:24 PM
Dogfish-head 60min. IPA, Cigar City Brewery Jai alai.

SpikeC
12-25-2011, 10:30 PM
More Tannen Bomb

JohnnyChance
12-25-2011, 11:21 PM
Peak Organic King Crimson (http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/peak-organic-king-crimson/115332/)
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/brooklyn-sorachi-ace/107007/)
Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout (http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/rogue-shakespeare-oatmeal-stout/1087/)

Very nice progression for Christmas dinner.

apicius9
12-25-2011, 11:26 PM
Just got back from the beach. Looking forward to a shower and a nice bottle of Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Bock tonight.

jmforge
12-26-2011, 01:35 AM
Some kinda Malbec.

DwarvenChef
12-26-2011, 01:51 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/DwarvenChef/IMG_0504.jpg

Any who has tried Old Rasputin from north coast knows the dark and rustic flavor of this beer. However the barrel aged stuff is by far a much smoother and distintly different direction than the parent brew :) Thick, dark, and rich, sooo frigging good :)

Glad I waited for this on a special day.

obtuse
12-26-2011, 07:31 AM
Oo, I'm jealous. I haven't tried that one yet. How is it?
It's very enjoyable. It's Ardbeg with a charred new American oak twist. It has great depth of flavor.

obtuse
12-26-2011, 07:35 AM
today for beer I had, Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb, Rouge Shakespeare oatmeal stout, Daddy's little helper Black "IPA', Morimoto black soba, Anchor Liberty ale, Sierra Nevada Celebration and Torpedo

SpikeC
12-26-2011, 03:24 PM
Is the barrel aged Raspy available outside of California?

JohnnyChance
12-26-2011, 03:39 PM
Is the barrel aged Raspy available outside of California?

Ehh, a little. (http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/distribution/71101/)

lumo
12-26-2011, 05:45 PM
Boulevard Smokestack Series Double Wide IPA
Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Bourbon
Santa was very good to me!

apicius9
12-26-2011, 07:34 PM
Had Rogue Santa's Private Reserve for lunch, now I need to rest a bit. Very nice beer, though, I really like Rogue ales.

Stefan

SpikeC
12-26-2011, 08:18 PM
Ehh, a little. (http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/distribution/71101/)

AAARRRRRGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JohnnyChance
12-27-2011, 02:03 PM
Black Flip, For Peat's Sake and a Shark at PDT.
Left Hand Milk Stout and a Penicillin at Momofuku Ssam Bar.

AFKitchenknivesguy
12-27-2011, 11:50 PM
Anyone try Victory Helios? Bought two bottle for this weekend, looks good from the description.

MadMel
12-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Would like some advise on which bottle to open for new year's eve: 1982 mouton magnum or 1989 chateau haut-brion?? Doing a cook out at a dear friend's place, very Mediterranean feel to the menu, moussaka, lotsa lamb, seafood, etc. And a striploin of grade 9 Australian wagyu.

jmforge
12-28-2011, 11:33 AM
Well, as both of them are worth more than my first car cost, I will just sit back and drool at the prospect of either one. :lol2:
Would like some advise on which bottle to open for new year's eve: 1982 mouton magnum or 1989 chateau haut-brion?? Doing a cook out at a dear friend's place, very Mediterranean feel to the menu, moussaka, lotsa lamb, seafood, etc. And a striploin of grade 9 Australian wagyu.

MadMel
12-28-2011, 11:50 AM
Well, as both of them are worth more than my first car cost, I will just sit back and drool at the prospect of either one. :lol2:

Lol. I would open them both if I can bring myself to but... I'm thinking just one of these, couple bottles of prosecco, and some NZ SB.. Appreciate if anyone can give an idea on which to open!!

welshstar
12-29-2011, 01:53 AM
Madmel

Dont mean to be rude but your talking about 82 Mouton and Prosecco at the same dinner !!!!

I would kill to try a 82 First Growth, at the moment that is probably the ultimate group of wines in the world, the 82 Mouton is a 98 point wine the 89 Haut Brion is a 100 point wine !!!

If you dont partner these with a great champagne then i guarantee hoards of welders from JB will invade your party carrying duran !!!!!

I have no problem with NZ wine but it does not belong with first growth wines. I know wine is expensive in Singapore but go for it, get some matching bottles. Let the people who dont understand what you have drink some aussie plonk.

welshstar
12-29-2011, 01:58 AM
Tonight

Bottle of Moreau Chablis with tuna sushi - excellent wine, must admit for reds US has it won but for whites stilll gotta go French
North Coast Grand Cru - Very disappointed, its Ok but for like $15 a bottle just not worth it.
Liefmans Cuvee Brut - Nice Lambic to finish off the night

Im on holiday this week, so get to have whatever wine and beer i feel like every night, leading up to the big night Saturday.

Now if Madmel would just let me have his spare bottle !!!

JohnnyChance
12-29-2011, 02:00 AM
Would like some advise on which bottle to open for new year's eve: 1982 mouton magnum or 1989 chateau haut-brion?? Doing a cook out at a dear friend's place, very Mediterranean feel to the menu, moussaka, lotsa lamb, seafood, etc. And a striploin of grade 9 Australian wagyu.

Deglaze the pan you cook the lamb and wagyu in with 'em!

welshstar
12-29-2011, 02:03 AM
Madmel

The ultimate choice on which to open depends more on the company your with.

If your trying to impress the Mouton, if its your loved ones and closest friends the Haut Brion, then the Mouton !!!

I plan the wine for new years eve all year, i buy 3 or 4 special bottles throughout the year, this year my special bottle is a 2000 Shafer Hillside Select Cab that ive been drolling over for 6 months, also a Grahmas 2000 port that im extremely looking forward to

welshstar
12-29-2011, 02:04 AM
Can a lowly guy like me get a moderator banned !!!!!

You deserve to get all your knives on the shopping channel for that comment Johnny !!!!

jmforge
12-29-2011, 02:42 AM
No, he deserves to be forced to stand next to the katana swinging idiot on the shopping channel.:lol2: I would go for the Haut-Brion because I have a severe childhood trauma associated with that stuff. LOL My dad had a liquor store in Lexington, Ky back in 64-65 and he used to supply a few of the big horse farms with wine. Somehow a bottle of 57 Haut-Brion and a few bottles 59 Chateauneuf du Pape made it to Florida with us in 1968 and survived. The last Chateauneuf du Pape lost its cork in the 80's, but the Haut-Brion looked okay. Sadly, we opened it in around 95 and it too had turned, so all of that waiting for nothing. Still haven't had any, but I have had Laffite and Mouton a few times and Latour once since then. Still need to do the Margaux and Haut-Brion.
Can a lowly guy like me get a moderator banned !!!!!

You deserve to get all your knives on the shopping channel for that comment Johnny !!!!

welshstar
12-29-2011, 02:54 AM
Damn

Well 57 was a **** year !! should have snagged the 61

Ive never actually had a first growth of any type. Its on my bucket list.

Its upsetting now, i could have bought 82 Lafite en primeur for $800 a case but thought it was over priced at the time !!!!

Its selling for $45,000 a case now

sachem allison
12-29-2011, 03:35 AM
somewhere amongst all of my crap, i have a case of chateau latour Pauillac 1998 and 6 bottles of 1986 Chateau Margaux. Probably sitting next to my missing Watanabes and a certain engagement ring we no longer talk about.

sachem allison
12-29-2011, 03:39 AM
2009 main & geary petite syrah and 08 brazin old vine zinfandel. yummy

welshstar
12-29-2011, 03:43 AM
Well if you dont want that 86 margaux becuase its gone off by now, ill help you out !!!

Pabloz
12-29-2011, 04:01 AM
PHOOO...drinking Clan Mcgregor after Scheckam post chipotle pepper for a Santa Fe Recipe!! DRIVE ME TO DRINKING THE HARD STUFF.....only 'cause I can't bring myself to do a drunk on my Lagavulin or my Laphroaig.

MadMel
12-29-2011, 07:49 AM
Madmel

Dont mean to be rude but your talking about 82 Mouton and Prosecco at the same dinner !!!!

I would kill to try a 82 First Growth, at the moment that is probably the ultimate group of wines in the world, the 82 Mouton is a 98 point wine the 89 Haut Brion is a 100 point wine !!!

If you dont partner these with a great champagne then i guarantee hoards of welders from JB will invade your party carrying duran !!!!!

I have no problem with NZ wine but it does not belong with first growth wines. I know wine is expensive in Singapore but go for it, get some matching bottles. Let the people who dont understand what you have drink some aussie plonk.

Haha I know but probably out of the 22 confirmed RSVPs, only a couple of them really know what they are drinking!!! Admittedly, this would be my first try of one of the great reds cause I generally go for whites.

Prosecco is in cause it's the first wine I've ever tasted, introduced by an italian chef and it's been stuck as my bubbly of choice ever since.. And my 2 bottles of Dom Perignon 2002 deserve a bit more aging.

Yes wines are really kinda expensive here.. I bought the Mouton for 18K a couple years back.. Before I got into knives..

So the wine list for my New Year's Eve dinner goes thus:

Bubbly: Prosecco - Riondo Prosecco ($25 a bottle, 90 pts Parker bought a damn case of it)
Red: 1982 Mouton Magnum, 2007 Sir Paz Parker Road Shiraz Yarra Valley (Yes I knw, Australian), Baron La Rose Bordeaux AOC, Chateau Haut Canteloup Premieres Cotes de Blaye (Really nice and cheap $24 per bottle)
White: 2010 Oyster Bay SB (yes I know, Kill me haha), 2008 Hope Estate Semillion (yeah Australian again). If anyone has anything else to recommend please feel free to!!
Sweet: Westend Estate Golden Mist botrytis semillon (yes, another Aussie wine)

MadMel
12-29-2011, 07:50 AM
Deglaze the pan you cook the lamb and wagyu in with 'em!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!:spankarse:

MadMel
12-29-2011, 07:57 AM
Damn

Well 57 was a **** year !! should have snagged the 61

Ive never actually had a first growth of any type. Its on my bucket list.

Its upsetting now, i could have bought 82 Lafite en primeur for $800 a case but thought it was over priced at the time !!!!

Its selling for $45,000 a case now

$800 a case is a steal!!!!! I can never get $800 a case Lafites in Singapore. The Mouton was S$22,000 a magnum the last time I checked.. $45,000 a case is still cheaper than what I have to pay here....

welshstar
12-29-2011, 08:16 AM
I travle to Singapore often but i cant remember what you are allowed to import ?

The taxes on wine there are silly

I just dont see any reason to open a bottle like that Mouton for a party of 22 people, only 2 or 3 will know what it really is the rest will just think its nice wine. I know the culture in Singapore very well and you cant just give the Mouton to selct people, it would be disrespectful.

Keep it for a small dinner party with 2-4 close friends who will apprecite it. It will get lost in the party otherwise.

Alan

MadMel
12-29-2011, 11:40 AM
I travle to Singapore often but i cant remember what you are allowed to import ?

The taxes on wine there are silly

I just dont see any reason to open a bottle like that Mouton for a party of 22 people, only 2 or 3 will know what it really is the rest will just think its nice wine. I know the culture in Singapore very well and you cant just give the Mouton to selct people, it would be disrespectful.

Keep it for a small dinner party with 2-4 close friends who will apprecite it. It will get lost in the party otherwise.

Alan

Duty free on alcohol is limited to 2 bottles of wine or 12 packs of beer..
Thing is if I don't open either, I won't get a chance to until at least 5 yrs later lol.. Moving out of country for awhile.
So maybe I just open the whole case of Chateau Haut Canteloup instead of the Mouton huh??

welshstar
12-29-2011, 02:26 PM
I would open a case of $24 a bottle wine for a group that size.

Vils
12-29-2011, 05:24 PM
IPA, stout, pilsner and some more from a local brewery (http://www.malmobrygghus.se/in-english). At home I now drinks Vistamar Syrah.

markk
12-29-2011, 07:52 PM
done for the year at work, tonight will be a taste test between Ardbeg 10 and Laphroaig Quarter Cask

AFKitchenknivesguy
12-29-2011, 09:20 PM
This thread isn't a sticky yet?

DwarvenChef
12-29-2011, 09:22 PM
This thread isn't a sticky yet?

No need for sticky... Always on top :p

unkajonet
12-29-2011, 09:31 PM
done for the year at work, tonight will be a taste test between Ardbeg 10 and Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Let us know what you think. I'm interested in what your opinion is on a direct comparison between the two.

mhlee
12-29-2011, 09:39 PM
o and for Christmas day drinking I have a bottle of pappy van winkle 20 and 23. yea thats right

Did Chang find some of this for you guys after his trip there?

I'm so jealous ...

markk
12-30-2011, 08:26 AM
With regard to the Ardbeg 10 vs the Laphroaig QC.

I like them both. Both heavily peated, so if you don't like that I would stay away for both.

I thought that the Ardbeg was lighter bodied than the Laphroaig. The Laphroaig was bigger and more oily/medicinal.

The Ardbeg was a little smoother.

Adding a little water (very little) to both, the Laphroaig opened up more than the Ardbeg and seemed a little more complex.

Both had a good long finish but the Laphroaig was longer.

In general I like the heavily peated whiskies and I like both of these and will have both in the cabinet. I prefer the Laphroaig but the majority of my guests went with the Ardbeg as they thought the Laphroaig was too medicinal for them.

Hope this makes sense.

unkajonet
12-30-2011, 02:56 PM
With regard to the Ardbeg 10 vs the Laphroaig QC.

I like them both. Both heavily peated, so if you don't like that I would stay away for both.

I thought that the Ardbeg was lighter bodied than the Laphroaig. The Laphroaig was bigger and more oily/medicinal.

The Ardbeg was a little smoother.

Adding a little water (very little) to both, the Laphroaig opened up more than the Ardbeg and seemed a little more complex.

Both had a good long finish but the Laphroaig was longer.

In general I like the heavily peated whiskies and I like both of these and will have both in the cabinet. I prefer the Laphroaig but the majority of my guests went with the Ardbeg as they thought the Laphroaig was too medicinal for them.

Hope this makes sense.

Perfect sense. I actually have both in my cabinet, but am still new to the scotch thing. I'm just soaking up as many opinions as I can get.
Of the three bottles I have (Ardbeg 10, Ardbeg Uigeadail, & Laphroaig QC), I like the Ardbeg 10 best as an everyday scotch. The Laphroaig QC is great, but I think is really dependent on what's been on your palate right before you drink it.

Thanks for posting your thoughts.

Mingooch
12-30-2011, 03:00 PM
Not for tonight per se, but I am leaving shortly to go and brew 15 gals of beer that I will make.

AFKitchenknivesguy
12-30-2011, 08:35 PM
Not for tonight per se, but I am leaving shortly to go and brew 15 gals of beer that I will make.

That's a lot of beer, I am guessing you do all-grain and have a pro set up? Reminds me of the Midwest catalog pro section. Or do you have three carboys and are making different types of beer?

ecchef
12-31-2011, 03:36 AM
Of the three bottles I have (Ardbeg 10, Ardbeg Uigeadail, & Laphroaig QC), I like the Ardbeg 10 best as an everyday scotch. The Laphroaig QC is great, but I think is really dependent on what's been on your palate right before you drink it.

Thanks for posting your thoughts.

My sentiments exactly!

However, tonight is just a 6 of Leffe. :(

jmforge
12-31-2011, 07:38 PM
I am going non-traditional on NYE. I plan to crack open my second of three 750ml bottles of Biere Abbaye de Gembloux that I snuck back with me in November. In the meantime, i and frying up some breaded veal McScallops with prosciutto and stinky cheese for dinner.:D

El Pescador
12-31-2011, 07:46 PM
:D

MadMel
01-01-2012, 12:04 AM
Ended up opening up that 82 Mouton after the guests left.. ONly thing I can say that it's gonna be the benchmark for every red I'll be drinking for the rest of the year!!!

bprescot
01-01-2012, 12:14 AM
Oh man. Busy day.

Tastings at Turley, Denner, L'Aventure, and Sinor-La Vallee.

Herman's Story Syrah, Opine "The Offering", '05 L'Aventure Optimus, '08 L'Avenutre Petit Verdot and more coming. Not sure if my liver can take it, but my taste buds are in heaven!

mr drinky
01-01-2012, 12:30 AM
Oh man. Busy day.

Tastings at Turley, Denner, L'Aventure, and Sinor-La Vallee.



I LOVE DENNER. I have about a dozen bottles here at home waiting to be enjoyed.

Earlier today I had a 2002 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru

k.

cnochef
01-01-2012, 12:31 AM
2004 Creekside Lost Barrel Red from Niagara with 40-day aged prime rib, potato gratin and braised fennel
2007 Lailey Vineyards Vidal Icewine from Niagara with gateau sirop (Cajun cane syrup spice cake, my wife made it) and fresh whipping cream

a bottle of Charles Mignon grower champagne to toast the New Year (and for hair of the dog tomorrow!!!).

cnochef
01-01-2012, 12:34 AM
[QUOTE=bprescot;69231]Herman Story Syrah, Opine "The Offering"[QUOTE]

My wife and I brought back a couple of bottles of 2004 Herman Story Larner Vineyard syrah, procured from the Los Olivos Tasting Room that represents several of the smaller producers in the area. They were superb!

cnochef
01-01-2012, 12:38 AM
BTW I found and bought a bottle of 12 year old Van Winkle Lot B bourbon yesterday. Anybody jealous?

apicius9
01-01-2012, 12:40 AM
I had my first ever orange cream soda this afternoon - interesting, but I still prefer Orangina. I decided to lay low tonight, so I will open a bottle of bubbly (the one Ken/geezr descibed above), and cook a little something for myself.

Vertigo
01-01-2012, 12:46 AM
Johnny Blue. Happy New Year everyone.

geezr
01-01-2012, 02:42 AM
Gruet Demi sec and maybe a single malt - 1st time for me :2thumbsup:

Happy New Year Everybody :hoot:

bprescot
01-01-2012, 05:02 AM
BTW I found and bought a bottle of 12 year old Van Winkle Lot B bourbon yesterday. Anybody jealous?

I know of at least one person... Nice score.

Mingooch
01-01-2012, 12:33 PM
That's a lot of beer, I am guessing you do all-grain and have a pro set up? Reminds me of the Midwest catalog pro section. Or do you have three carboys and are making different types of beer?

Made one beer, a version of Hoegarrden with a little more alcohol(a bit over 7% based on the gravity). There is a local place that allows u to use their set up so u can easily brew large batches. Comes out so nice. Looking to do an abbey ale next.

mr drinky
01-01-2012, 01:27 PM
Gruet Demi sec and maybe a single malt - 1st time for me :2thumbsup:

Happy New Year Everybody :hoot:

I really enjoy Gruet -- though I get the dry stuff.

k.

DwarvenChef
01-01-2012, 01:50 PM
Stone Brewery Virtical Epic 11, Not as much interested in this one, guess I like my ancho chilies in soup...

welshstar
01-01-2012, 05:29 PM
I LOVE DENNER. I have about a dozen bottles here at home waiting to be enjoyed.

Earlier today I had a 2002 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru

k.

Bought a sample of 2009 Denner's, my first experience.

Great wine, will get more next year

Alan

mhenry
01-01-2012, 08:37 PM
+1 didn't care for it either, first offering from stone I haven't liked



Stone Brewery Virtical Epic 11, Not as much interested in this one, guess I like my ancho chilies in soup...

mmingio2
01-01-2012, 09:05 PM
Cayuse and Saxum......ambrosia my friends........

mr drinky
01-01-2012, 09:09 PM
Cayuse and Saxum......ambrosia my friends........

mmmmhhh. Cayuse and Saxum. Good drinking.

k.

Lucretia
01-01-2012, 09:50 PM
Stone Brewery Virtical Epic 11, Not as much interested in this one, guess I like my ancho chilies in soup...

Had some of this yesterday with cuban sandwiches. It went pretty well. We like 11, didn't care for the one that was wine based (10?). Wish they still were making the barley wine. Have a couple more 11s in the fridge to have with some locally made smoked sausage tomorrow.

DwarvenChef
01-02-2012, 08:08 PM
Old Guardian? Next reliese is Feb I believe, at least my contact says he will have a case ready for me than.

welshstar
01-02-2012, 09:26 PM
Cayuse and Saxum......ambrosia my friends........

Hi

Im in chicago, where in midwest are you ?

Can you actually get Saxum ?

Love to add to your mailing list !!!!

Alan

Lucretia
01-02-2012, 09:33 PM
Old Guardian? Next reliese is Feb I believe, at least my contact says he will have a case ready for me than.

Yep-Old Guardian. That's good news. I am now doing a happy dance! :hula: The grocery stores here are pretty good about carrying it when it's available.

I also like Dick's Barley Wine. (Dick's brewery in Centralia, WA). They've started carrying a mixed 12-pack of Dick's at the local grocery (something I can only say in writing--gotta know that apostrophe is there), but no Barley Wine yet--everything else has been good, tho.

mc2442
01-02-2012, 10:47 PM
Chicago.....Sam's Wine & Spirits.....moved away in 2000, still remember that wine store.

sachem allison
01-02-2012, 11:20 PM
redbreast 12 year old, smooth!

welshstar
01-03-2012, 12:35 AM
Chicago.....Sam's Wine & Spirits.....moved away in 2000, still remember that wine store.

It went about 3 years ago, they got bought by Binnys. The downtown store and the Lombard store became Binnys.

Binnys are good but they dont carry anything like Saxum !!

bprescot
01-03-2012, 01:40 AM
Ancient Peaks Merlot, Tolossa Grenache, '05 Domaine Alfred Pinot Noir, and finished the evening with a small taste of some Balvenie Double Cask.

geezr
01-03-2012, 02:17 AM
Highland Park 18 yrs and Hibiki 17 yrs - my panel of experts preferred the Highland Park -
I liked both :viking:

bprescot
01-05-2012, 11:56 PM
Went down to TJ's to try to find some bargain wines. Tried the Long Arms Paso Red Blend. Okay. Pretty good for $6, but it fades FAST and there's not a lot of structure. Just a nice initial flavor profile. Was advised to check out the Liberte Cab. Any other recommendations out there? Trying to keep it in the sub $9 range.

mr drinky
01-06-2012, 02:12 AM
Kaufmann Vodka.

k.

jmforge
01-06-2012, 02:15 AM
Good stuff. My dad used to bring back a couple of bottles of that from Dublin when he went back in the 90's, but it has been available in the US for a few years now.
redbreast 12 year old, smooth!

tkern
01-06-2012, 03:14 AM
+1 on the Redbreast. Did anyone else read about the scotch that was brought by the first Antarctica expedition and remade by the original distiller?

ecchef
01-06-2012, 07:26 AM
Kaufmann Vodka.

k.

W-T-F!?

mr drinky
01-06-2012, 07:43 AM
W-T-F!?

Forgot to add that it was the Kauffman 2005 vintage. Nothing like vintage vodka ;)

k.

BraisedorStewed
01-06-2012, 02:52 PM
Tonight: Great Lakes Christmas ale! I haven't been home to Cleveland in 5+ years for one!

sachem allison
01-06-2012, 11:25 PM
potcheen 12 days old. Rough!!!!!!!

kalaeb
01-06-2012, 11:28 PM
DayQuil for the second time this season. Arghh!

EdipisReks
01-06-2012, 11:40 PM
i'm having a drink of my own invention:

1 part VSOP cognac (two shots in this case)
2 parts homemade sour mix* (four shots in this case)
1/2 teaspoon candied ginger, coarsely ground
2 kumquats

shake cognac with ice, grated candied ginger, and two extremely thinly cut ripe kumquats. strain and pour over ice. wonderful.

* fresh lime juice, sugar, water and egg white, to taste

SpikeC
01-07-2012, 12:09 AM
Terminal Gravity "Festivale". Yum! A proper winter warmer.

welshstar
01-08-2012, 01:41 AM
Allagash 2011 Interlude

Absolutley awesome beer

apicius9
01-08-2012, 02:39 AM
I have to say, this 'trying-to-lose-weight' thing really sabotages any carefree drinking habit ;) I guess it's water tonight so that I can fit in a larger Rogue bottle tomorrow...

Stefan

DwarvenChef
01-08-2012, 03:16 AM
North Coast's Old Stock 2011, I love this stuff :) I have a bottle of the 2009 waiting for a special event :)

Also scored 2 bottles of the Old Rasputin Barrel Aged stuff :) SOOOO HAPPY :)

Mingooch
01-08-2012, 11:12 AM
I have to say, this 'trying-to-lose-weight' thing really sabotages any carefree drinking habit ;) I guess it's water tonight so that I can fit in a larger Rogue bottle tomorrow...

Stefan

Stefan, depending on what diet u are doing, rum and diet coke or even better vodka and crystal lite lemonade are good and pretty diet friendly.

Timthebeaver
01-10-2012, 05:27 PM
+1 on the Redbreast. Did anyone else read about the scotch that was brought by the first Antarctica expedition and remade by the original distiller?

Mackinlay's rare old malt (Shackleton's whisky). Haven't tried it, at around 100 pounds a bottle it's overpriced imo.

SpikeC
01-10-2012, 06:56 PM
I have a "Hair of the Dog" Adam in the fridge for tonight!

welshstar
01-12-2012, 01:22 AM
Mackinlay's rare old malt (Shackleton's whisky). Haven't tried it, at around 100 pounds a bottle it's overpriced imo.

Rare and old dont make it good though !!

mr drinky
01-12-2012, 01:23 AM
Rideau Chardonnay.

k.

Timthebeaver
01-12-2012, 04:49 PM
Rare and old dont make it good though !!

The irony is it is almost certainly neither - it's just blended stuff, supposedly to taste like the stuff they pulled out of the ice at his hut. Nice gimmick, but silly price. If it was 30 quid i'd give it a bash.

DeepCSweede
01-12-2012, 05:27 PM
I think with the nice winter storm rolling outside - I will be having either a Korbel Brandy or a Korbel Brandy on the rocks. On second thought - I think I will have both.

sachem allison
01-12-2012, 06:06 PM
I think with the nice winter storm rolling outside - I will be having either a Korbel Brandy or a Korbel Brandy on the rocks. On second thought - I think I will have both.

must be from Wisconsin..........Oh, wait you are.

DeepCSweede
01-16-2012, 06:07 PM
Yeah - the folks at Korbel have a great love for the Wisconsin people. They say we drink over 80% of their allocation.:thumbsup:


must be from Wisconsin..........Oh, wait you are.

EdipisReks
01-16-2012, 06:21 PM
cracked some wine. Chateau Faugeres 2005 St. Emilion. i got lucky and bought a few bottles of 2005 Bordeaux (would have bought all of the Faugeres, but they only had two) cheap over the weekend. the 2005 just gets better and better. it was tasty in 2008, when i first started drinking it, but here in 2012... makes me wonder what it will be like in another 5 years.

sachem allison
01-17-2012, 03:02 AM
Yeah - the folks at Korbel have a great love for the Wisconsin people. They say we drink over 80% of their allocation.:thumbsup:

Oh I know! I just left Madison about 5 years ago and all I ever saw was Korbel trucks going down the highway. especially in the winter time.lol

bprescot
01-26-2012, 08:26 PM
Had some ancient ancient age at a buddy's insistence. I was not expecting much, but ended up being surprised. Not top shelf, by any means, but it definitely drinks better than its price tag.

PierreRodrigue
01-26-2012, 08:31 PM
Tonight, Guiness! And lhat lovely beer is chaseing down Slow roasted prime rib, yorkshire pudding, roasted baby red potatoes, and cinnamon/honey glazed carrots! Apple crumble, and french vanilla ice cream to top it off!

mmingio2
01-26-2012, 08:44 PM
A beautiful sparkling vouvray with medium rare flank steak...a nice prelude to a sharpening session after the boy goes to sleep.

GlassEye
01-26-2012, 11:06 PM
Bell's Hopslam Ale, in a tulip glass.

Wagstaff
01-26-2012, 11:26 PM
Tonight, an Evan Williams Bourbon. And a Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale (not my favorite Stone by any means, but it's what was on tap, and ... not at all bad).

SpikeC
01-26-2012, 11:52 PM
I think that Bear wins tonight!
I had a Mad River "Serious Madness" Black ale. It's like Guinness on steroids.

welshstar
01-27-2012, 12:52 AM
Ok Beer night tonight

Petrus Belgium Sour
Ommegang hennepin
Duvel
Ommegang Three Philosphers
Duvel

Great night, very realxed

apicius9
01-27-2012, 01:39 AM
Envious. Water and Alka Seltzer for me, headache day.

Stefan

sachem allison
01-27-2012, 01:48 AM
right there with you Stefan

kalaeb
01-27-2012, 01:51 AM
I find it fantatsic this thread has over 13000 views and 70 pages, more so that I have read every page...some great recomendations.

DwarvenChef
01-27-2012, 04:18 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/DwarvenChef/Food%20Pics/IMG_0551.jpg

DwarvenChef
01-29-2012, 05:43 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/DwarvenChef/IMG_0724.jpg

Smooth and light tasting, good body but not something I'd go after again.

Mingooch
01-29-2012, 08:50 AM
Bottling my home brew later today!!!

welshstar
01-29-2012, 10:44 AM
Dont know what this tastes like but it looks awful !!!

Candlejack
01-29-2012, 07:18 PM
It's a special feeling sitting at home a sunday night, raising your glass of 12 year old MacLeods single-grain, giving it a tap on the light and drowning it.
Makes you feel so good inside.. like you have serious problems.

JBroida
01-29-2012, 07:22 PM
Had this last night... really really good:
http://www.wanderingaengus.com/shop/images/2009-Wickson-Single-Varietal---500ml17-17.jpg
http://www.wanderingaengus.com/item/2010-Wickson-Single-Varietal---500ml-17

And this 3 days ago:
http://www.wallywine.com/images/PRODUCT/large/140547.jpg
http://www.wallywine.com/p-81871-2010-txakoli-txomin-etxaniz-750ml.aspx

SpikeC
01-29-2012, 08:05 PM
Bayern Dopplebock from Montana, and a Skullsplitter.

mhlee
01-30-2012, 01:12 AM
Sapporo bottled in Ontario, Canada with Yamadaya Tsukemen.

JBroida
01-30-2012, 01:19 AM
been meaning to get out to yamadaya... how was it?

El Pescador
01-30-2012, 01:23 AM
Bayern Dopplebock from Montana, and a Skullsplitter.

I know these guys(Bayern) and believe this is the best small brewery around. I get the pils shipped to me.

Pesky

apicius9
01-30-2012, 01:42 AM
I know I have some Rogues in the Fridge, will pick out one to wash down the saw dust in a few moments. Probably a Double Dead Guy.

Stefan

sachem allison
02-10-2012, 01:08 AM
Pig nose scotch 5 years old, not bad

welshstar
02-10-2012, 01:19 AM
Duvel tonight

Classic

eshua
02-10-2012, 02:39 AM
Blair Athol cask strength.

If I have too much of this I'll grab a Hamm's to pump the breaks.

apicius9
02-10-2012, 02:55 AM
Double Dead Guy once I am done with the dishes. Too much damage if I drink the beer before I do them...

Stefan

mateo
02-10-2012, 03:42 AM
Random DOC Portugese table red... not bad really.

AFKitchenknivesguy
02-10-2012, 04:30 AM
I keep coming back to my beloved Don Pompero Anniversario Exclusivo Reservo...mouthful I know

geezr
02-10-2012, 04:57 AM
2009 Tormaresca "Neprica" Puglia :), same price range as 10buck chuck :wow:

Salty dog
02-10-2012, 01:51 PM
Sweetened pink liquid in a styrofoam cup.

Deckhand
02-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Yuban. On this site almost has a Japanese look to it's name:biggrin:

DeepCSweede
02-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Went to a client's house for a Ribeye steak dinner last night and picked up a bottle of 2007 Tamarack Cab which was quite good. I found it a touch dry for a cab, but it balanced well with the tannins.

mhlee
02-10-2012, 04:30 PM
been meaning to get out to yamadaya... how was it?

It was good, but I think Tsujita's tsukemen is much, much better. Yamadaya's tsukemen is just a little more concentrated than their ramen. Tsujita's tsukemen is just another animal compared to their ramen. Their tsukemen is so rich, fatty, smoky, it completely shocked me. It is so good.

As for ramen, I like both Yamadaya and Tsujita. While I prefer the thicker noodles of Yamadaya to the thinner noodles of Tsujita, they are both very good. The Culver City Yamadaya is much better than the Torrance one for some reason.

Bulldogbacchus
02-10-2012, 05:40 PM
Woodford Reserve.
Probably DuMol syrah later with beef short ribs that are braising now...

Still-edo
02-10-2012, 07:39 PM
Work not letting up even for a Friday!

Put me down for Johnnie Green Label on the rocks until the warmth of careless slumber rescue me from this reality.

markk
02-10-2012, 07:41 PM
glenmorangie quinta ruban

Hards80
02-10-2012, 08:01 PM
Evodia Garnacha

Salty dog
02-10-2012, 08:58 PM
Evidently you guys haven't had the priveledge of drinking sweetened pink liquid out of a styrofoam cup.

mhlee
02-10-2012, 09:01 PM
Evidently you guys haven't had the priveledge of drinking sweetened pink liquid out of a styrofoam cup.

What is this magical sweet pink liquid you speak of? Is it some nectar made by invisible nymphs living in secret caves in the Alps?

Or is it Pepto Bismol?

Deckhand
02-10-2012, 09:04 PM
Evidently you guys haven't had the priveledge of drinking sweetened pink liquid out of a styrofoam cup.
Methadone?

mr drinky
02-10-2012, 09:31 PM
Denner Theresa.

k.

Deckhand
02-10-2012, 09:37 PM
Evidently you guys haven't had the priveledge of drinking sweetened pink liquid out of a styrofoam cup.
2nd try, golightly?

Salty dog
02-10-2012, 11:20 PM
En la carcel.

Deckhand
02-10-2012, 11:51 PM
En la carcel.

Ah.. Here in California. It's a crappy bologna sandwich with a milk carton and things called cookies that are nasty.

Salty dog
02-11-2012, 09:34 AM
You should have seen the "cream of wheat" they served for breakfast. OMG.

Deckhand
02-11-2012, 10:06 AM
My favorite was stew with maggots :eek2:

sachem allison
02-11-2012, 04:11 PM
had boots for breakfast once with a side of piss, ah mexican federale hospitality, got to love it!

Deckhand
02-11-2012, 04:32 PM
had boots for breakfast once with a side of piss, ah mexican federale hospitality, got to love it! Sorry that happened. I was at Papas and Beer in Rosarita drinking with Paul Rodrigues and had some sorority girls with me. One of them started hanging out with Jaime Bustamante kind of a ruling family. His father and grandfather owned Hotel Americana,looked like the Bonaventure in Beverly Hills,and other assorted businesses. Back in the day would use his name get into clubs without waiting. Stop from getting arrested for being drunk. The federales would suddenly be my best friend with that name. Different world down there.

sachem allison
02-11-2012, 06:31 PM
Sorry that happened. I was at Papas and Beer in Rosarita drinking with Paul Rodrigues and had some sorority girls with me. One of them started hanging out with Jaime Bustamante kind of a ruling family. His father and grandfather owned Hotel Americana,looked like the Bonaventure in Beverly Hills,and other assorted businesses. Back in the day would use his name get into clubs without waiting. Stop from getting arrested for being drunk. The federales would suddenly be my best friend with that name. Different world down there.

it was all part of the game, I was sober, friends were old guard and there was a change to a new party, lots of people, ran, disappeared, died or switched sides. some of us were doing the wrong thing at the wrong time.lol maccallan 21yr just a touch.

GlassEye
02-11-2012, 09:59 PM
Hojicha

mr drinky
02-11-2012, 10:28 PM
Byron 2008 Nielson Vineyard and Tensley '08 magnum of something good.

k.

Bulldogbacchus
02-11-2012, 11:36 PM
Knob Creek
2000 Cantemerle

JBroida
02-16-2012, 12:11 AM
maui brewing co. Coconut Porter... AMAZING!!!

The Edge
02-16-2012, 12:14 AM
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye. Has a nice spice to it.

mr drinky
02-16-2012, 12:20 AM
I got in a case of Loring Wine Company and shared a bottle of Gary's Vineyard.

k.

SpikeC
02-16-2012, 12:23 AM
Lagunitas Maximus.

JohnnyChance
02-16-2012, 12:58 AM
This is from Monday, my Valentines night since we both worked Tuesday night.

PDT's Benton's Old Fashioned. Bacon-washed Four Roses Bourbon, Maple Syrup, Bitters, Orange. With Sliced Duck Breast, Pear, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese on a Crostini.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-32i3S_J89yk/TzyLfBz4RcI/AAAAAAAABaI/4fFVammXkko/s1024/IMG_1515.JPG

Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout. With Wild Mushroom and Cream Soup with Truffle and Potato Croquette.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-p1UcEB0sso8/TzyLfBZvdPI/AAAAAAAABaE/CiO4Hs06KT0/s1024/IMG_1517.JPG

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace. With Lobster, Mascarpone and Ricotta Ravioli.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QD8h0NmbP8Q/TzyLdYh4e4I/AAAAAAAABZ8/rxJBIlfPk-8/s1024/IMG_1521.JPG

We also had a New York Strip with some red wine.

JBroida
02-16-2012, 01:08 AM
oh... i have a picture of my beer too

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425462_10150569987948860_369479678859_9048051_1360 597119_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426425_10150569988183860_369479678859_9048055_1432 778866_n.jpg

welshstar
02-16-2012, 01:32 AM
maui brewing co. Coconut Porter... AMAZING!!!

***, coconut porter ???????