Posts Tagged ‘ Jackie O’s ’

With Friends Like These

Very tasty beer, even though my friend didn’t think so (dat face). Lots of grape, but doesn’t taste like your typical de Garde or Jackie O’s beer, maybe it resembles Upright’s flavor profile? Also….

Do not drink bourbon with Brad.

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Picking up where I left off.

I need to get my liver back up to fighting strength before all the Portland beer geeks realized I’m weakened and destroy me at the next bottle share. The clock is ticking!

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Melvin IPA: First can of Melvin since they started distributing to Oregon! So sticky and dank, I can’t tell if it’s because of how hoppy this beer actually is or if it’s because everything that’s a pale ale or hoppier tastes hoppy as hell right now.

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de Garde Biere Noir: Revisiting an old favorite, de Garde’s Biere Noir has taken a funkier turn without picking up additional tartness! Fruit is still in full force here, with tons of jam and blackberries. I know this beer is made with black raspberries, but I thought it tasted more like blackberries, sue me.

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Jackie O’s/Side Project/Tired Hands/Sante Adairius We Are You: So….there are four breweries represented here, but I only taste two of them in this beer, so I guess they stood on the sidelines and provided moral support while the other two got to work. Up front this beer is bracingly acidic in vein of Side Project beers, but the finish and funk is all Sante Adairius. Probably my favorite new beer from Sante in quite a while, it reminds me of a more sour version of their Nonna’s Blends, which are my favorite non-fruited beers from them.

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…..