Posts Tagged ‘ Grey Monday ’

Why not keep going, what could possibly go wrong?

My liver will remember this pain for a long time.

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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead the 5th: Oh, I like this beer, a benchmark barrel-aged imperial stout!

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Apparently they did a special barrel selection too? Hmm.

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Fifty Fifty Coconut Eclipse: Imagine Almond Joy + an enormous imperial stout. This is good, but way too cloying for me. I’ll take a Proprietors instead.

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Mikkeller skull fucking in a bottle: This was retarded. So awful.

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Fifty Fifty Vanilla Coffee Eclipse: This one was good, but if you put vanilla in a stout, you’re going to get compared to 2010 Bourbon County Vanilla Stout, and then you’ll lose that comparison.

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Cigar City Double Barrel Hunahpu’s: Probably my favorite beer of the tasting, absolutely amazing. Best chili beer out there in my opinion.

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Jackie O’s Farewell my Friends: a 5 year old apple sour? Really damn good, even if I don’t taste any apples here.

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OH THANK GOD A PALATE CLEANSER!

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Fremont Kentucky Dark Star, Coffee KDS, and Spice Wars KDS: Coffee wins.

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Bruery Grey Monday: At around 18%, this was delicious, but probably not the smartest idea to open it last…..

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Small bottleshare time!

Couple people from out of town wanted to do some trades and to share some bottles, so for the 3rd time in the same number of days, I went to the Commons.

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Hmm, might be a lot for 5 people. I love the ambition.

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Time for some liquid courage in the form of Gin Enkel! 5 glasses in 3 days, I might have a problem.

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De Garde Rougie: Aging well, but it’s a slower gusher now, so be ready with a glass!

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Crooked Stave Surette: So much better than the reserva version! This one has no butter.

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Jester King Aurelian: Holy tits this beer is sour! Lots of apricots too! First Jester King beer I’ve had that doesn’t suck. A-

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Troegs Master of Pumpkins: Not bad, but I like the label better. B

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Lawson’s Maple Tripple: Tastes like delicious, alcoholic breakfast! A+

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Best way to smash my face with coffee.

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Crooked Stave L’Brett Blackberry: Quite tasty, but I wouldn’t mind more fruit. B+

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Jester King Chrysalis: Not as good as the apricot Jester King, but it is still good. Maybe I need to only drink the small bottles of Jester King. Is that the secret? B+

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Crooked Stave Origins: Still one of the better dark sours out there. B+

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Crooked Stave Cherry Origins: Best beer from this year’s Crooked Stave reserve society. A/A+

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Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze 2013: Batch 2 is way better than the original batch. This one is nice and refreshing while bringing a good amount of funk to the table. Batch 1’s soul goal was to destroy my face, and it did a pretty good job. This is worth trading for. A/A+

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Lost Abbey Cable Car: Holy robot Jesus I love this beer. A+

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The man who brought the bottle chugging the last 5 oz like a boss!

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Cantillon 50N-4E: Oh, hey there. Cognac barrel aged sour beer?! Why yes, yes I want some. It was quite good too! A

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Jester King Atrial Rubicite: This one is god damn delicious, absolutely worth the hype! One of the juiciest, jammiest beers I’ve ever had. A+

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Bruery Grey Monday: This is a terrible idea, but a delicious one! A/A+

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Both Persicas were buttery. What sadness.

Enormous Tasting

Someone in our tasting group decided to bring a whole case of beer to a tasting. It was sunny and we were surrounded by good beer. I wonder what happens next?

DRINKING OUTSIDE!!!!

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Starting off with Bruery Hottenroth or however it’s spelled. Makes me want Bu Weisse…

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Bruery Saison Rue: Still pretty solid, but the offerings in PDX are better. B

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Bruery Saison Tonnelleriesesieflaksdfsa: Meh.

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I had no idea the faces on the back of these taster glasses changed every year. I need to track down the other ones!

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Little palate cleanser with some Hill Farmstead What is Enlightenment. A

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Some more palate cleansing with some Cherry Adam from the Wood ice cream! Stupid amazing.

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Sour in the Rye variants: Kumquat, regular, and Peach!

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Bruery Sour in the Rye: Rye sour is sour. A-

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Bruery Sour in the Rye Peach: Tastier than the regular, but not very much peach here. A-

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Bruery Sour in the Rye Kumquat: Best of the 3, but mostly because I love kumquats and I’ve never had it in beer form before. A-

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Bruery Otoise: Time has not been kind to this beer. C+

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Bruery Barrel Aged 2 Turtle Doves: First Christmas beer from the Bruery that I’ve actually enjoyed. It’s really good, reminds me of the anniversary beers. A/A+

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Ithaca Lebleu: Really good, and perfect for the weather. Appropriate scenario gives this beer an A+

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Boulevard Love Child #3: I expected more from this beer after having Love Child #1. B+

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Bruery Marron Acidifie: Don’t really recall this one that well.

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Bruery Giffon Bruxellois: Very tasty, and I love the expression of the guy in the upper left hand corner of this photo. A

Not going to bother mentioning these beers. They were either bad or boring.

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Guy in upper left hand corner is going super saiyan!

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Way to anchor a tasting….From best to worst: Chocolate Rain (A+), Grey Monday (A+/A), Black Tuesday (A-)