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    • CommentAuthorsmoggy
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2011
     (10138.41)
    black sheep russian imperial

    Thats better
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2011
     (10138.42)
    @smoggy: I like the label! Any description on how it was?

    Also, we prefer the edit button here, just to save space and ease reading.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2011
     (10138.43)
    I got this today:

    I've yet to try it, but am thoroughly excited.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2011
     (10138.44)
    I love Stone and really want to hear what you think after you've tried it.
    • CommentAuthorsmoggy
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2011
     (10138.45)
    @ Alan Tyson Full of coffee and chocolate tones and a lot of raisins. If you've tasted Cains Raisin beer it had a very similar taste but with a bit more muscle.
    Thanks for the posting tip still new to it after years of quietly lurking
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      CommentAuthorravnos
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2011
     (10138.46)
    I just tried a St. Peter's Organic Ale the other night. Very tasty, and has a very cool bottle... it's oval shaped, unique.
    http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/

    Also - Sam Adam's Octoberfest is now shipping, picked up a case last night. It's my favorite non-craft beer... if they sold it year round honestly it's probably all I would buy, other than the occasional bottle of something I haven't had before. Excitement!
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2011
     (10138.47)

    i used my loss in a battle of the bands to drink THIS, to pissed to analyse... will later
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    @Alastair excellent choice dude. I'm excited for tonight when we crack into our Galactic Donkey Double Daisy Cutter. It has donkeys, space, and foil on the label! By all rites this will be amazing!

    • CommentAuthorOrpheus
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2011 edited
     (10138.49)
    There are some times when i wish i still lived in York-
    "The most amazing beer shop ever." Combined with a second room with beer and tobacco, a glass case of around two dozen kinds of absinthe AND a basement with wall to wall spirits.

    That said, I picked up something that seemed a little special: Xingu black lager.
    Xingu
    Honestly, being new to the black beer market, I was unsure what to expect. Promising colour and a creamy head, lead down to a rather unusual flavour of thick dark sweetness, putting the beer flavours in the corner which is rather unfortunate. Oddly similar to a coke float in the way it drinks come to think about it. Over all, nice, but I'm not rushing to buy more.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2011
     (10138.50)
    @ravnos - Try St Peter's Honey Porter if you can. It's a bit lighter than I'd usually like a porter to be, but the honey just lifts it to greatness. Flowery and aromatic, but still with that slight toastiness I like in a porter.

    Had a bottle of Hopback Summer Lighting last night. Forgot how good that beer is on a warm summer night. Really fresh and zesty, and with a good old fashioned foamy head. Perfect summer session beer.
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      CommentAuthorlgenius
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2011
     (10138.51)
    Does anyone know of any beer that uses bottle opener version of small grenade bottles?(Session, Red Stripe)
    I want to reuse some for home brewing and I can only find twist off and heard it is hard to recap twist off bottles.
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    So two weeks AFTER the Stout Hangout, I found a six pack of a locally brewed Oatmeal Stout in the organic grocery down the street. Nimbus Oatmeal Stout. It's quite good. A bit richer than Guinness, with decidedly stronger chocolate notes, and a head that starts out much frothier, holds for a bit, and then fades really quickly. Easy to drink, not as heavy as Guinness, and no bitter kick in the after taste.

    They were also doing a beer tasting at the store. I've already forgotten the name of the brewery, but it was a Lager and an IPA. The lager was pretty 'eh' (it was in a twelve ounce soda can, so that's pretty much automatic beer disqualification) but the IPA was notable (to me) because it had spectacularly strong grapefruit and pineapple flavours in the after taste. And you know if it's strong enough for me to actually say 'holy shit this tastes like grapefruit,' then it's pretty fucking strong. It'd probably taste more like juice than beer to those with a more developed beer palate than mine.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2011
     (10138.53)
    @David, I wonder where the pineapple comes from. Never had an IPA with that to it, and now I really want to!
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2011 edited
     (10138.54)
    Today I had a few brews...most notable was the "Big Butt" Smoked Dark Ale brewed at and available only at C'est What, a pub here in Toronto that serves some amazing local craft brews.

    And you know...if you really like whisky with smokey hints to it, this may just be the beer for you. Sweeter than I thought it would be, but DAMN. The smoked tones were just amazing.

    Sorry that my description isn't too great, I'm about four drinks in from the pub and now at home with an 8% Le Trappe Tripel, which has a really nice malty taste to it. So things are...WOOOOOOooo......ohgod.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2011 edited
     (10138.55)
    DON'T FALL.

    ...also damn that sounds tasty. Gonna see if we can get that States-side.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2011
     (10138.56)
    I'm going to ask what they do with it. The romantic in me would like to think they have oak barrels that have been gone over on the inside with a flame, but my bet is liquid smoke.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2011
     (10138.57)
    well for yours you'll just have to get an oak barrel.....
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      CommentAuthorevelet
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2011
     (10138.58)
    Found this tonight

    Innis & Gunn Rum Cask

    Lovely malty thing with the rich fruit which I guess comes from the rum. One sip and I did not have to look to guess the 7.4% alc... I'm usually a fan of the most bitter beer, but this is going down well.
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      CommentAuthorlgenius
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2011
     (10138.59)
    @evelet Been trying to get my hand on that for years now.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2011
     (10138.60)
    @evelt FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PUT IT IN YOUR BASEMENT FOR A YEAR,

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