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by JeromeHan
February 16th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Used to my gravy-consistency, chocolate sundae bombs.
Sounds basically like anything Prairie makes.
by JeromeHan
February 14th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3213
Views: 159220

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Michael Sopher wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Got the Old Forester 1920.. really like it, spicy finish and all
One of the best bourbons at the price point period.
by JeromeHan
February 4th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Vuk K wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 4:30 pm
Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru - exceeded expectations.
Had one a month or so ago and it was amazing. It had a few years of age on it and it changed into something closer to a port.
by JeromeHan
February 1st, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Rick Allen wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 5:02 pm
I just found out that we were named in RateBeer's 100 Best Breweries in the World!
Congratulations!
by JeromeHan
January 28th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Jim Stewart wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 1:48 pm
A bit raw today in southwest FL, so I turned to one of my favorites for cool and cold days back in MA . . .


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Always felt that their breakfast stout needs a little bit of age to round off the edges.
by JeromeHan
January 25th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

c_choi_ wrote:
January 25th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Let me know if you've extras; I'd be willing to trade Rick's beers (and others) for more Suarez. [cheers.gif]
Will do.
by JeromeHan
January 24th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Dipping really deep into Pilsners, and Kolsches these days to reset the palate. Too bad I can't get any of the Heater Allen Kolsch as pickings are kind of slim these days in my bottle shop as craft pilsners and kolsches don't seem to move much. If you've time, visit Suarez Family Brewing up in Huds...
by JeromeHan
January 23rd, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10175
Views: 325017

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Descendientes de José Palacios Bierzo Pétalos. Always one of my favorites.
by JeromeHan
January 23rd, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Dipping really deep into Pilsners, and Kolsches these days to reset the palate. Too bad I can't get any of the Heater Allen Kolsch as pickings are kind of slim these days in my bottle shop as craft pilsners and kolsches don't seem to move much.
by JeromeHan
January 8th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

FINALLY got my hands on a bottle of Cascade Noyeaux. So excited to finally try it. Hopefully I am not disappointed.
by JeromeHan
December 28th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 976

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Well done. I'm sure there will be more and more opportunities for lagers and the smaller craft places will react to people getting sick of juice bombs.
by JeromeHan
December 27th, 2018, 7:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

It is only in very rare cases that I don't like an Allagash beer. This is not one of those instances. Reminds me of those raspberry syrup filled dark chocolate cordial things but without the sugar. Delicious.

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by JeromeHan
December 24th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 976

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

if you haven't had Driefontein or Cantillon then you've been missing the boat on sours. There are others, I'm sure...but to me those are the best examples of sours. Concur with Kirk. Line up a few bottles of cantillon st lam, fou foune, Lou Pepe anything and some older 3F. If after that u still don...
by JeromeHan
December 22nd, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3213
Views: 159220

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Finally got the call from my local telling I can come pick up a bottle of GTS if I want it. Of course I do.
by JeromeHan
December 22nd, 2018, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 976

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

This one is seriously dangerous. Nightmare Brewing Quadruple Dry Hopped Imperial IPA (w/ Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Nelson & Citra) 10% ABV Nose really jumps out of the glass with a lot of ripe stone fruit and ripe ripe tangerines. Goes down way too easily. It's a big beer, but tastes very clean with th...
by JeromeHan
December 22nd, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 976

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

2018 floodland brewing. One of the very best new breweries in the US. Good luck getting a bottle as they sell mostly through a 250 people bottle club with a 3000ish person waitlist. Kinda like MACDONALD actually. Anyways. Just so easy to drink.and that is how Adam the brewer wants it. Made with cab...
by JeromeHan
December 21st, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 976

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Hill Farmstead Arthur. Farmhouse ale. Light golden color. Very faint head. Nose citrusy, hint of barnyard wildness, great depth, honey and some mead notes. Ethereal tart peach, malty depth. Perfect balance. Exceptional, one of the best beers I've had this year. Awesome that you get Hill Farmstead o...
by JeromeHan
December 19th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 976

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Very fresh clean cracker malt nose with a little bit of grass. A little light on the carbonation for my taste, as I prefer my Pilsners super crisp and carbonated. But overall, a very easy drinking, crushable german style pilsner.

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by JeromeHan
December 19th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 976

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Well, my definition is different than the Brewers Association, which is basically everything but an ABInbev brand. If it's local and not in national distribution or made by ABInbev or MillerCoors then I would consider it craft for this event. Personally I don't consider any brewery making over 50,0...
by JeromeHan
December 16th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

More and more happy each day that Off Color opened the Mousetrap near me. Great experimental and natural fermentation beers. IMG_3028.JPG Got two large bottles of their Frambois aged on wine staves. Bottle of wild with apple cider. Two small bottles of their Kriek. And finally a bottle of their far...
by JeromeHan
December 15th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

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Something I look forward to every year. It does need some time to settle down but damn it's tasty.

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by JeromeHan
December 14th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3213
Views: 159220

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Finally got a call from my local that they had put aside a bottle of GTS for me at retail. Pays to create relationships with local stores. Can't wait to get home and open it.
by JeromeHan
December 11th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Love how saisons with a little bit of age develop.

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by JeromeHan
December 8th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 10175
Views: 325017

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: 10175
Views: 325017

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: 10175
Views: 325017

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 10175
Views: 325017

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 10175
Views: 325017

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 1372

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: 97
Views: 5441

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: 18914

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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: 15902
Views: 372372

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...

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