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29 Sep 2016 04:24

BFM Procrastinator; blend of half frozen ice bock aged in McVin and Rum Barrels; brewed in Switzerland; 9-10%. Dark, pungent, resinous and syrupy, but near oil rather than sludge; fermented prunes and cherries with all the malt funk and straight sugars frozen out. Think a sour fruit red, aged and darkened up with all the elements pushed, strengthened and mellowed to the edge of overall cohesion and the smoke tang holding down the sweetness.
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23 Oct 2016 17:32

JW Lees 2015 Barleywine aged in Lagavulin barrels. 11.5%.

Fresh hopped.

Speaks for itself.
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24 Oct 2016 03:28

aphronesis wrote:JW Lees 2015 Barleywine aged in Lagavulin barrels. 11.5%.

Fresh hopped.

Speaks for itself.

A supping ale then;) I do like the sound of it though! Do any of the big supermarkets stock it do you know?
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24 Oct 2016 06:40

Not sure. It was tapped at a scandi place. I'll ask and let you know.
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24 Oct 2016 11:55

Found this Beer while out drinking with a mate near the quayside

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Really good, found a shop while visiting London that stocked it, so bought a few bottles, sadly only one left
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24 Oct 2016 13:52

Schenkerla is excellent. Try Five Points if you see it fresh in London.
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24 Oct 2016 19:20

aphronesis wrote:Schenkerla is excellent. Try Five Points if you see it fresh in London.


London Smoke?

Not often down in London though.
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24 Oct 2016 19:54

Smoked porter. If in London hit the Kernel in Bermondsey though.
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24 Oct 2016 21:27

^ Porter? Why are you drinking all these old, hand crafted beers anyway? What kind of peasant are you? This is the 21st century man. What's next? Hand crafted cheese? Blown glass? Timber frame construction? Hand made Czech. wood marionettes? Acorn fed ham? Paintings even? What a slippery slope.

Maybe you should stick to good 'ole American Coors or Bud. It's ultra modern. All head, no heart and as few hands as possible.

edit - I was drinking loads in Vancouver on the weekend (lots of Guinness, among many other types) along with eating acorn fed ham and much Asian. Hilarity ensued wherever I went. I'm glad to be back to my misanthropy though. :lol:
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24 Oct 2016 21:43

Oh look: it's buttpkug. Got some beers saddo?

Edits don't cut it you sorry little bot.
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24 Oct 2016 21:52

aphronesis wrote:Oh look: it's buttpkug. Got some beers saddo?

Edits don't cut it you sorry little bot.


I know, I know - only you cut it and it smells like limburger. Your charm is contagious.

I'm drinking a Bowline pilsner atm, because why not? It's local, (relatively) inexpensive and has some flavour. It is time for porter though as the weather has definitely shifted. If I want really interesting flavour it's wine.

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2385/145025/
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27 Oct 2016 02:03

A nice but windy walk this pm over the Forth Road bridge and back with the carrot of a nice beer pulling me along;) Delighted to see my local is now stocking some nice Caledonian Brewery beers (brewed in Edinburgh, 10 miles away or so). Really enjoyed a couple of bottles of this, the tasting notes say it all:) And at £3.40 a bottle, quite reasonable I thought.

http://www.caledonianbeer.com/beer/edinburgh-castle/
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06 Nov 2016 18:51

Birrifico del Ducato, My Blueberry Nightmare #2.

Sour stout brewd with chili peppers. Whiskey barrel aged with blueberries.10.4 %

Tart yet smoother than expected. Chili spike comes in the middle then lingers.
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06 Nov 2016 19:32

^ you misspelled it.
https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16043/84897/
I was in the big city Friday and enjoyed some ode to citra.
http://beermebc.com/2014/12/17/powell-street-brewery-ode-to-citra-pale-ale/

An American pulled up to the bar beside me, he was escaping the craziness of the US to go camping. Interesting conversation. After 4 or 5 I moved on to drink some bitter in a local brewpub, talking to the guy next to me at the bar, an American boomer ex pat. Plenty more interesting conversation. A Uni. prof. joined in so it got more interesting. After 4 or 5 of those it was off to tapas and wine. Typical visit to the big city.

this is on the menu atm:
https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2385/5991/

it's ok, solid stout.

I also had a tripel karmeliet the other day. This local brew very much is a take off:
http://beermebc.com/2016/05/23/red-truck-beer-co-golden-ale/

The tripel karmeliet has a lactic yeasty undertone that is lacking in the golden ale. More earthy or cleaner but they are two peas in a Mendel pod.
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06 Nov 2016 19:46

Oh, blutto's pet chinchilla. Hi damage leech.

Mistyped, birrificio.
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06 Nov 2016 19:56

You would really enjoy the hipster bars up here in the backwoods. Do you have any idea what you're talking about or are you just guided by old, stereotypical (manifest destiny/puritan) voices? You da man aphro., I bow to your supremacy.
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06 Nov 2016 20:10

If I didn't know what I were talking about you wouldn't have an obsession to cuddle. This is a thread about beer people like, not your sad compulsion to communicate with me. Nothing to do with being the man. Maybe the next go on the wheel you'll get over yourself and shed a little baggage. Probably not.

IMHO, citras atr bo-ring. But that's me.
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06 Nov 2016 20:21

The Citra hit the spot at that moment. I had a whole menu to select from but i wanted something sour. I tried a taster of a local sour but it had too much of a yeasty/saison aftertaste. the citra was nice and clean with just a hint of grapefruit and no over the top pot/flower flavour.

As for the rest, you're just a typical a$$hole. In fact you give me the creeps and my instincts are pretty good on this. Enjoy your status Mr. PHd.
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06 Nov 2016 20:47

Not instincts, more rustic slave logic. I am an a$$hole sometimes (and it has nothing to do with credentials) no doubt, but you're the neurotic creep seething with insecurity as the above post indicates. Alienation is not rife with profound meaning; it just means you're alienated. You don't get that either. Who logs in to post after I do? It isn't me.

Get clear on this: you may be the weird cultured guy where you are, but nothing you have ever said or will say is news to me. That's not the case for lots of people but it is with you. I dare you to summon the willpower to get through life knowing that no matter what you say, I won't communicate with you. Because you are that icky and have serious boundary problems.

JW Lees 2015 barleywine aged in sherry barrels.
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06 Nov 2016 21:06

Yes instincts. The only class (term) I ever failed was in gr.9 with a student teacher. He was a creep with the girls and I detested him. He was later accused of molesting girls in his class, it made the papers. Ironically he was my probation officer (nothing to read in really, I had to check in once over nothing but an accusation). So there he was, and there I was and he could relate over "a nuke dropped in your life". He was creepy though. You are creepy.

Believe it or not I was in advanced studies all through school. We were doing 1st yr. Uni. equivalents in gr. 12. Then my world burned down in a big way, more than once. You think you're tough, you're just an abstract creep. Juggle clown, juggle.

http://beermebc.com/2016/11/05/ravens-brewing-co-wing-barrel-aged-peach-saison/
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