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by JeromeHan
December 8th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Wanted to see what all the fuss is about. Smells wonderful, but something about the carbonation and the hop bitterness gives it a thin mouthfeel.
by JeromeHan
December 8th, 2018, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9885
Views: 314959

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 2:09 pm

Sounds like it could use a little time still
Definitely.
by JeromeHan
December 7th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9885
Views: 314959

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 7:45 am
JeromeHan wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 9:46 pm
2006 Pol Roger with the wife to celebrate our anniversary.
Happy anniversary! How was the wine?
Thank you Sir. Wine was delicious. Initially opens up to rich fruit and sweet brioche notes, but with some air, it really drys out and the acidity begins to shine through again.
by JeromeHan
December 6th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9885
Views: 314959

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2006 Pol Roger with the wife to celebrate our anniversary.
by JeromeHan
December 6th, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

The tasting went surprising well and good times were had by all I believe. The Dupont Saison and CBS went over the best on the crowd while the Belgian Dark was the "what the heck" moment for most people as most didn't think it drank like a beer but almost more like a port (But I guess a 2013 belgian...
by JeromeHan
December 3rd, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

This thing is a beast out of the gates - a medium-bodied, super boozy chocolate bomb with light carbonation. Not sure I’d agree with thin, but it’s not motor oil like a KDS. Alcohol is so strong for me that it reminds me more of a Fifty Fifty Eclipse bottling than other BCBS releases I’ve had. I we...
by JeromeHan
December 3rd, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Keep in mind, I haven't had most of these beers, so I'm going off Beer Style more than I am Actual Beer. I'd keep the Pilsner, Saison, Golden Strong Ale, and Dark Strong Ale together because their flavor profiles are all more malt-driven. Frankly, starting with the Saison might be a good idea, depe...
by JeromeHan
December 3rd, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Here is the actual line-up I was considering. The two I am not certain of in terms of placement are the Duchesse De Bourgogne Flanders Red, and the Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half. 1. Hackensack Lager/Gun Hill Pilsner 2. Dupont Saison 3. Duchesse De Bourgogne 4. Carton Brewing Boat Beer (Session I...
by JeromeHan
December 3rd, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Would appreciate some input from the board here. I am running small beer tasting this week for a few friends (non-beer geeky). I plan on doing a style progression to show the variety beyond the macro styles. My plan was doing a pilsner/lagered style ale, then moving on to a saison, then westcoast vs...
by JeromeHan
November 30th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Hate to admit it but 2018 BCBS reg is legitimately great! No Coffee this year right?
No coffee stout this year, only a coffee barleywine.
by JeromeHan
November 28th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9885
Views: 314959

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

My last bottle of 1987 Pine Ridge Diamond Mountain. It was time to go anyway.
by JeromeHan
November 25th, 2018, 11:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I thought this years version was a big step up from last years. Interesting. I do think that this year's is more balanced than last year's, but I also think it is a little thinner. I cracked one of last years last night and it was drinking very nicely. I remember the 2017 being very boozy upon rele...
by JeromeHan
November 23rd, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 8:20 am
No sour in it now. Chocolate-caramel across the board. If anything, it was a little flat.
You think that pasteurization has anything to do with it now? Picked up a few of this years and a wheatwine cause... why not? But I was way more excited to pick up a 4-pack of the Carton Epitome.
by JeromeHan
November 21st, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I don't know if this is appropriate for here, or if it is 100% true yet, but it is from an account that I do trust. And if this is all true, it is very disturbing indeed.
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by JeromeHan
November 20th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Picked up this year's vintage. As funky and delicious as ever. Looking forward to doing a side by side with a 2016 i have in the cellar.
by JeromeHan
November 18th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9885
Views: 314959

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Opened a 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly. So much wild cherry and acid. Extremely lively. Drank over 3 days as more and more brambly notes came through and the slight banana notes died away. Wonderful bottle and will need a few years.
by JeromeHan
November 13th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Cracked a can of Evil Twin's Imperial Biscotti Break from last year, last night. Unfortunately a drain pour as it tasted extremely sour and metallic. Shame.
by JeromeHan
November 12th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside
Replies: 43
Views: 1228

Re: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

My go-to beer when I just want a beer but don't know what I want. Always makes me happy.
by JeromeHan
November 11th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Beer - Results
Replies: 90
Views: 5127

Re: Old Beer - Results

I wonder why North Coast Old Stock Ale doesn't get as much love. Did a vertical once and was blown away. In many ways.
by JeromeHan
November 11th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beer Trading Feedback
Replies: 198
Views: 18223

Re: Beer Trading Feedback

Moy Emrick wrote:
January 12th, 2015, 9:22 pm
and if anyone if ever looking to trade or buy, I have an extensive cellar that I would be willing to open up.

https://www.cellarhq.com/cellars/bcbsslayer
That's a nice collection of Hill Farmstead you got there. champagne.gif
by JeromeHan
November 11th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Wow. Cigar City and Oskar Blues together? That's actually pretty awesome. Two breweries that kind of get shunned by beer snobs because they are so readily available.
by JeromeHan
November 11th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Jerome, I may be wrong on this, but my recollection is that Oskar Blues is one of, if not the, oldest craft breweries in Colorado. They produce some nice stuff. Last night I was enjoying a number of IPAs produced by a new Bloomfield Colorado craft brewery, 4 Noses. Really tasty stuff. I'm not sure ...
by JeromeHan
November 11th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Terry H a r r i s wrote:
November 10th, 2018, 9:40 pm
Been enjoying any number of new Colorado and Wyoming craft breweries' product lately. Neat to see such a increase in the local quality ale, in a region with a nice craft ale history. So vibrant. [drinks.gif]
by JeromeHan
November 10th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Did they stop importing the courage? 2012 was the last I’ve ever seen. I have a bunch of 2010-12 so I hope the aren’t over the hill. Aren’t these supposed to last many many years. If you like to drink your coffee with a little bit of cream and no sugar, then this is the stout for you now. I'd crack...
by JeromeHan
November 10th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I haven't seen past 2012, either. For my preferences, the 2012 has seen better days, but I've also come to realize I like the sweetness that age brings to big stouts, but not the iron-like/mineral notes. I've found those mineral notes develop after the sweet/brown sugar notes, so the trick for me i...
by JeromeHan
November 9th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Roasty roasty goodness. Always love what a little age does to these.
by JeromeHan
November 8th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://embracethefunk.com/2012/06/26/lauren-salazar-of-new-belgium-qa/ If you scroll halfway down to this link, it's basically a way to halt flavor development and reduce efficiencies on packaging side. There's also a great episode of goodbeerhunting with Lauren Salazar (head of sensory) at NB. ht...
by JeromeHan
November 8th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 5:02 pm
JeromeHan wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 11:43 am
So hard to pass these up when you see them in the wild.
How is the regular Rodenbach red? I got two bottles today at $2.50 per 750.
Wow. That's amazing. Not at the level of Alexander for me, but at that price I would definitely pick them up.
by JeromeHan
November 7th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

GMcCarthy wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 5:47 pm
That's because they're pasteurized prior to bottling now.
Is there a reason for this?
by JeromeHan
November 6th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

So hard to pass these up when you see them in the wild.
by JeromeHan
November 4th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 6:46 am
I used to drink a ton of this back in the day, but when I've revisited lately it comes off as rather sterile.
Yeah. Not what I was looking for. Tasty, but nothing to write home about especially when I am such a fan of the Rodenbach Alexander.
by JeromeHan
November 3rd, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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Like a poor man's Rodenbach.
by JeromeHan
November 3rd, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9885
Views: 314959

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Keep reaching for my bottles of 2012 Vite Colte Barbaresco La Casa in Collina these days. Great non-thinking bottle for dinner.
by JeromeHan
November 3rd, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I like big stouts in colder weather. My favorites are all locals though. Perennial's Abraxas and all of the variants I've tried are great. The coffee and particularly the Barrel Aged are great but very hard to get. But my ultimate favorites are from Side Project and are usually on-site only. They d...
by JeromeHan
November 2nd, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

That sounds very interesting Jerome. Just considered an offer to buy Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout, $24.99, but passed. With Perennial's Abraxas hitting markets here this week, and perhaps the coffee variants with some scouting, I prefer that to the Founders stout offerings at the same price, a...
by JeromeHan
November 1st, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Sour Rose with Cabernet Franc? Yes.
by JeromeHan
October 30th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Thivin CdB - Is there a more consistent QPR?
Replies: 24
Views: 1020

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Thivin CdB - Is there a more consistent QPR?

Just picked up a 6 pack of the 17s. I maybe crack one tonight to check in.
by JeromeHan
October 30th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9813
Views: 436342

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

saw 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly at my local. Grabbed 6 at $20.99 each. Hope the 2017 is more like the 16s than the 15s
by JeromeHan
October 18th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Getting cold... maybe I should open one of my beers from last summer. Goose Island or Brooklyn Chocolate.
by JeromeHan
September 29th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9885
Views: 314959

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva. Wall of tannins and acid that really needs some food to allow the other flavors to push through. Love the wine and look forward to try it over the next few years.
by JeromeHan
September 28th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Comparison of LIC brews. I prefer their Pale Ale hands down.
by JeromeHan
September 15th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Disappointing Wine You Cellared
Replies: 123
Views: 6932

Re: Most Disappointing Wine You Cellared

RDHudak wrote:
September 15th, 2018, 1:45 pm
1991 Dominus. Not corked, not V.A., but a complete disappointment when I opened it. It simply wasn't right.
Wow. That's a shame.
by JeromeHan
September 15th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Finally got my hands on some Kane. Solid pour.
by JeromeHan
August 21st, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 146
Views: 4853

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

I am surprised by how many Berserkers I've been following without knowing they are Bersekers.

by JeromeHan
August 21st, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

And... to continue this sour kick... One of my favorites year in year out. This vintage does seem slightly less sour than I like though.
by JeromeHan
August 20th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Summer time = beer time.. drinking more beer than wine lately. Looks like a fun night. Love the Lost Abbey and Cascade stuff, but can't seem to ever get my hands on theCascade Noyaux. But thanks to you, I want a sour now.... Maybe I'll open one of my Lost Abbey Red Poppys or the Allagash Pick your ...
by JeromeHan
August 15th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gift for a gift.
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Gift for a gift.

blarmston wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Get him a magnum of Billecart Salmon at around a hundo and call it a day. And one more thing... LETS GO METS!
I like the Champ idea... but the Mets....
by JeromeHan
August 15th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gift for a gift.
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Gift for a gift.

A family friend recently gifted me 4 tickets to the recent yankees vs mets game in the delta suite section. I wanted to thank him for the tickets by giving him a gift. He's not a "drinker" per say, and they are very well-off financially so gift cards and the like are off the table, but I figured win...
by JeromeHan
August 6th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15798
Views: 368859

What BEER are you drinking?

A delicious brew from Carton.
by JeromeHan
July 26th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 154505

The Bourbon Thread

J a y W i n t % n wrote:I got a bottle of Pinhook Rye to try. Anyone had it?
I tried their first batch and it was amazing. If you don't like the extreme spice and licorice of most ryes, the Pinkhook is a great choice.

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