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#3952 Nov 08 2010 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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mm, i don't like guinness either, but the foreign extra stout is a lot more like our american craft beers than the creamy, watery, slightly sour guinness one usually sees around. it's also like $10/4pk though, which is a lot for what it is.

i've never had anything from deschutes ;_;. that brewery and hair of the dog are why i'm jealous of people who live in oregon. well, one of my ex-girlfriends just moved into a house with a guy in portland, so that's another reason i'm jealous of at least one person in portland. amusingly, my ex-girlfriend is a bartender.

we get north coast here though, and they're great. i especially like their old stock ale.

re: the bailey's/vodka/dr.pepper concoction, don't think i can help, though i've had some sweeter beers that almost taste like they were made with dr. pepper.

if lots of alcohol and sweetness are what you're after, i'd try:

lagunitas old gnarlywine, cheap ($4/22oz) barleywine, very tasty. $4/22oz may not seem cheap, but to make 10%ABV+ american barleywines, you basically just use two to three times the amount of ingredients as you'd use in a pale ale, so they're keeping the price down.

it will be expensive and hard to find, but vanilla bourbon county stout is probably your ultimate beer(:. i love the normal bourbon county stout myself. bourbon barrel aging (and any sort of oak aging, with american oak moreso than french) usually adds vanilla (and sometimes coconut) flavors. while they're often more expensive, you may want to keep an eye open for barrel/wood aged beers, like heresy, aforementioned bourbon county stout, dogfish head's burton baton, stone's oaked arrogant ******* (personally i like regular arrogant ******* more)... i'm having trouble thinking of good "wood aged" beers that aren't limited releases offhand. great divide's 16th anniversary wood aged ale is good, if a little one dimensional. uinta's cockeyed cooper is greaaaaat, but i rarely see it and when i do it's $15+ for a 25oz bottle;_;.

moving away from aged and back to sweet beers, speaking of stone arrogant *******, stone's double ******* is very sweet (though also bitter at the same time), and has lots of alcohol. i fondly remember my first glass of it, and how it made me feel like someone punched me in the face.

shmaltz brewery's amazingly low price, giant anniversary beers, currently he'brew jewbelation 14 or vertical jewbelation (if you see 13 ("bar mitzvah") or 12 still on shelves, they still should be good). shmaltz is probably in my top 3 breweries, given how good their beer is and how cheaply they sell it. i haven't had jewbelation 14 yet, but it's a 14%ABV barleywine and should be sweet and creamy, with lots of crazy, unexpected flavors (my friend with whom i'm actually brewing a barleywine had it recently and loved it; i have a few bottles already just haven't gotten around to them). one thing to look out for is the vertical jewbelation gift pack, which has 12oz bottles of all 7 years of jewbelation (all are good) rebrewed, along with the aforementioned vertical jewbelation, which is a blend of all 7 beers that is then aged in whiskey barrels--i've had that one and it's amazing--also coming with a glass and instructions to construct a "beer menorah". the pack is $15~$30, so equivalent to around $10~/4pk (is a great deal for beers this big and well-made).

hmm. may also want to try beers of my favorite style, belgian quadrupels (pretty indistinguishable from "dubbels" and "belgian strong dark ales"; they don't care about styles in belgium), like saint bernardus abt12. usually high alcohol, with sort of spicy, raisin type flavors, relatively sweet.

since i'm beer recommending and i mentioned "top 5 breweries," i'm going to get livejournal/facebook on you and list my 5 favorite american breweries:

1. stone
2. hair of the dog
3. shmaltz/he'brew
4. avery
5. the bruery (or perhaps great divide)

honorable mention to allagash, lagunitas, brooklyn brewery, sierra nevada (particularly their special 1-off type beers), goose island (who were ***** to me at the american craft beer fest:D), ithaca (especially for this), and cisco (mainly on the strength of this and the woods series).

Edited, Nov 8th 2010 2:29pm by milich
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#3953 Nov 08 2010 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
Milich, ship me good beer, cause right now all I've had is some coke with 3 shots of vanilla vodka (they told me it was only one shot). Cracking my neck my made world spin... was great.
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If your world isn't spinning before you crack your neck, you're not drunk enough yet.

And I'm bookmarking this page for future endeavors of intoxication. Thanks, Pahn.
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#3955 Nov 08 2010 at 4:04 PM Rating: Good
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#3956 Nov 08 2010 at 5:10 PM Rating: Good
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Cracking my neck my made world spin... was great.


If your world isn't spinning before you crack your neck, you're not drunk enough yet.

And I'm bookmarking this page for future endeavors of intoxication. Thanks, Pahn.


no problemo.

in other news:

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looks like a JP emoticon (kaomoji).

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#3957 Nov 08 2010 at 10:44 PM Rating: Good
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milich wrote:
i've never had anything from deschutes ;_;. that brewery and hair of the dog are why i'm jealous of people who live in oregon.
SUPER ULTRA JEALOUSY NOTE: I live in the hometown of Deschutes Brewery.

I can probably be persuaded to buy and ship beer "yeast samples for evaluation" for people who are interested.
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#3958 Nov 09 2010 at 11:26 PM Rating: Good
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Since I don't like Guinness (BEER BLASPHEMY, I know),
but, but.... how do you make your Black and Tans?
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#3959 Nov 10 2010 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
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i've never had anything from deschutes ;_;. that brewery and hair of the dog are why i'm jealous of people who live in oregon.
SUPER ULTRA JEALOUSY NOTE: I live in the hometown of Deschutes Brewery.

I can probably be persuaded to buy and ship beer "yeast samples for evaluation" for people who are interested.

Oh ****, you've been within 'Drive down and kick your ***' distance this whole time?

Or are you way out in Bend? Get bent!
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#3960 Nov 10 2010 at 5:14 AM Rating: Good
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are you way out in Bend?
Unfortunately, yes, I'm in the armpit of Oregon.

The only redeeming quality of this town is that it's got a brewery per ~10k people.
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#3961 Nov 12 2010 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
This just in: Cuba butthurt over CoD: Black Ops being based around a non-existant attempt to assassinate Castro.
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This just in: Cuba butthurt over CoD: Black Ops being based around a non-existant attempt to assassinate Castro.

Yet it features prominently in the story a world leader who was shot in the back of the head.

I'd say Castro is doing just fine. Poor guy has been demonized his whole run but he's still kicking and running a rather stable country despite having no economic exchange with the United States.
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the woman who does female commander shepard's voice in mass effect also does a major voice on totally spies. also, she's emma emmerich in metal gear solid 2.
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the woman who does female commander shepard's voice in mass effect also does a major voice on totally spies is a smoky-voiced vixen with whom every man in his right mind would like to lasciviously consummate the sum of his fantasies, which have all been born solely from hearing her celestial voice.


Firefeng all outta Guinness Extra Stout. Firefeng sad and need boobies (along with Daath's newest album, self-titled) to feel better.

Edited, Nov 13th 2010 1:03pm by firefeng
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the woman who does female commander shepard's voice in mass effect also does a major voice on totally spies. also, she's emma emmerich in metal gear solid 2.

Does she die in Totally Spies too? :3

Edit: zomg, rated down for implied spoliarz!

Edited, Nov 13th 2010 5:59pm by Raelix
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the woman who does female commander shepard's voice in mass effect also does a major voice on totally spies. also, she's emma emmerich in metal gear solid 2.

Does she die in Totally Spies too? :3


no, but she has hot incestuous *** with her brother in totally spies.
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#3967 Nov 13 2010 at 9:13 PM Rating: Good
I think my new vegas is glitching, a deathclaw keeps spawning out of ******* nowhere (even in towns) and killing me >_>;
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Daath's self-titled album = best metal album of 2010, and the last few years. Deserves top ten for the decade, at the very least. Surprised the sh*t outta me, since I wasn't expecting an album better than Decrepit Birth's Polarity this year.

Favorite song from the album: Arch Enemy Misanthrope. Hard to pick just one, though. A lot of their songs will go from lilting, almost jazz-like melodies into face-melting, kick-a-toddler's-face-in thrash moments of ultimate bad-assery. Their drummer is just plain sick.

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#3969 Nov 14 2010 at 10:35 AM Rating: Good
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the woman who does female commander shepard's voice in mass effect also does a major voice on totally spies. also, she's emma emmerich in metal gear solid 2.
Does she die in Totally Spies too? :3
no, but she has hot incestuous *** with her brother in totally spies.
Totally sold.
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Oh, now I remember why I don't like Guinness. It's black water.

6 more beers to suffer through. Guinness Extra Stout was pretty **** good, though.
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#3971 Nov 14 2010 at 2:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's black water.
uhhhh, I don't think you realize what people mean when they compare beers to water.
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#3972 Nov 14 2010 at 3:49 PM Rating: Good
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Guinness in a can tastes like soy sauce to me. The bottles are much better, IMO (as is from a tap).
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Daath's self-titled album = best metal album of 2010

Have to say it:

It's formula Screamo with a double bass.

I saw six bands in a row at the last Battle of the Bands up in Seattle with the exact same sound.

Sure, they're mildly talented, they just aren't original.

I'm just on a major stint lately of wanting to tell a lot of bands "Could you be any more generic?"

Makes me think of the first five minutes of Brutal Legend (which unfortunately was the best part of the game). "Metal is dead".

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Hosh*t, I think I'm turning into a music snob. Too much Mogwai, Russian Circles (theres some f*cking metal for you), and This Will Destroy You.

Edited, Nov 14th 2010 2:43pm by Raelix
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#3974 Nov 14 2010 at 4:43 PM Rating: Good
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uhhhh, I don't think you realize what people mean when they compare beers to water.


guinness draught is really watery. i mean, ctrl+f "water" on any of the pages of its reviews on beeradvocate and you'll find many many instances.
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#3975 Nov 15 2010 at 1:56 AM Rating: Good
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guinness draught is really watery. i mean, ctrl+f "water" on any of the pages of its reviews on beeradvocate and you'll find many many instances.
That's hardly a good measurement, I went through the top stouts and for each one found somebody that said it was "watery". It just seems to be everyone's favorite "I don't know what else to put here" comment (I suppose the way around it would be to create dehydrated beer, but even then... ). If I were asked to list "watery" beers it would be crap like Bud Lite Lime, Natty Light, Heineken and Coors with absolutely no flavor, certainly not the beer my roommate described as "concentrated bitterness with a creamy head".
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re: bud and such, i agree, but if you compare guinness draught with most, say, russian imperial stouts like old rasputin, you'll definitely notice that it's really thin. (shrug)
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