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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by King Richard, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. unknown

    unknown fuck ftagn

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    That's a hell of a night
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    ... i'll be pounding Santa's Butt later tonight.
     
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    dwellerINTHEdark Curator of the mausoleum

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    More cushion for the pushin'.
     
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    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    Those beers almost universally suck.
     
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    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    At least it's gratifying when beers with stupid names turn out to also suck in other respects, like Moose Drool.
     
  6. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Wasn't bad at all. Overall, one of the better Christmas ales i've had this year. Not sure if it's truly a porter though.

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    Cheers!
     
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    CladInDarkness Under A Blackened Sky

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    That'd be something I'd like to try. What others would you recommend?
     
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    CladInDarkness Under A Blackened Sky

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    It's not a porter, it's a quad.
     
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    CladInDarkness Under A Blackened Sky

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    I think their beers are a touch on the sweet side.
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    I know, i was referring to Santa's fat ass.
     
  11. CladInDarkness

    CladInDarkness Under A Blackened Sky

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    Ah right, my apologies.
     
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    had a Hair of the Dog Blue Dot and a St Bernardus Abt 12 tonight to wash down some beef stew I made today. Two of my favorites
     
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    CladInDarkness Under A Blackened Sky

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    Abt 12 is one of the best.
     
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    Last night went to an Irish pub that had a nice selection. Had a West Coast IPA, Lost Coast 8 Ball oatmeal stout, and an Innis and Gunn Irish whiskey cask. All good. I found out a little too late they had Goose Island Bourbon Stout on draft, so I'll start off with that tonight.
     
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    I go back and forth between that and Rochefort 10 as my favorite quad. It's a tough call
     
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    How does the St Bernardus Christmas Ale compare to the ones that you guys mentioned?

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    ... awesome name and label, but a pretty ho-hum brew overall.
     
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    I liked it quite a bit; don't see too many double-alts around.

    Currently drinking:
    Dark horse 4 Elf winter ale: a noticeable but not overpowering spice presence in a base beer that's somewhere between brown ale and porter. I'd describe it as a higher abv, bit lesser spiced version of the classic Anchor Christmas ale.
     
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    I've been down on Anchor xmas the past couple times. It has this chalky element I don't like. The better years have a strong plum/prune/juniper/pine combo that really works.

    St. Bernardus xmas is so similar to the Abt 12 that it's the best by being the most similar to another very great beer. I think Great Lakes is the best of the others I've had.
     
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    I was going to try the Great Lakes tomorrow. I saw it at the liquor store the other day.

    What would you guys recommend for winter/seasonal beers besides Great Lakes? I plan to get 2 or three 6 packs and maybe one or two mix and match six packs. There's lots of cool looking beers I want to try and I can get just one of each as a sampler

    EDIT: If nothing else I'll get a tasty chocolate stout or milk stout. Just hoping to stumble on a standout, not resort to sameness
     
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    ^ Jubelale from Deschutes is a one of the best winter warmers i've had this year.

    Firestone Walker's seasonal Velvet Merlin is also great ... it's an oatmeal stout though.
     

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