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Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 02:12 AM
Not sure whether to blame Erik for reviewing a bock or PG et al for being awake this time of night, but had to crack into a 5, maybe 10 now, year old stash of imperial stout I brewed..... oh my......

Smooth..... evil.......smooth...... evil.....

I know this stuff is 12% or better, yet it is like drinking sweet malt with slight [less than Sammy Triple] hints of pancake syrup.

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 02:23 AM
jpr, you're as guilty as PG, saw you lurking! :poke:

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 02:26 AM
Holy cats! That was a 22oz bottle, and I haven't finished the first glass (light head tops a 12oz twice quite nicely) and it hit me like the first time I tried whiskey many years ago! :beer:

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 02:31 AM
Pouring second glass, it just warms the mouth, but no burn or foul tastes!

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 02:51 AM
Poured the bottom: no yeast! Gotta love that in a stout! :beer: Wow, I think I'm fersnockered........ if I'm not around tommorow...don't call the authorities...:coolshade

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 02:56 AM
Yeah, I caught you lurking too Bam - this stuff would be awesome in a BBQ recipe, but I'm not sure worth the wait.

Erik
05-13-2009, 07:56 AM
Spiffy, I think you should mail one of those to me so i can give a second opinion on it....

Doc
05-13-2009, 08:05 AM
Spiffy, I think you should mail one of those to me so i can give a second opinion on it....
Ditto, me to Spiff. I'd like 6 of them please. :D
Sounds like Spiffy was having a good time last night. :D :beer:

jpr62902
05-13-2009, 08:30 AM
I wouldn't mind sampling that stuff either. Sounds pretty tasty and powerful, to boot. I'll bet Spiff's still sleepin it off. ....

Rusty Shackleford
05-13-2009, 08:53 AM
lol wow! a drunk thread and i wasnt even in it! look, a flying pig...

thcri
05-13-2009, 09:03 AM
Spiffy, I think you should mail one of those to me so i can give a second opinion on it....

Ditto, me to Spiff. I'd like 6 of them please. :D
Sounds like Spiffy was having a good time last night. :D :beer:

I wouldn't mind sampling that stuff either. Sounds pretty tasty and powerful, to boot. I'll bet Spiff's still sleepin it off. ....


I think your all crazy for asking him to send you some. I bet he won't be around here for a few days working off a big hangover. :yum: :yum:

Spif if you do come around put me on your list also to test it out.

Spock
05-13-2009, 09:08 AM
I sense someone has a drink problem....

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2 hands and 1 mouth:yum::yum::yum:

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 10:56 AM
With 12% [IIRC] in 22oz bottles, two hands and one mouth becomes an acceptable handicap. :yum:

As to those desiring samples, I don't know if I even have a 6pack left, but I might have send one out for a second opinion.

jpr was nearly right, I was moving rather slow at 7:30 - but it somehow [and by complete coincidence, I opened it merely on a whim] kicked the crap out of my spring pollen sinuses, this is the best I've felt in a week! :coolshade

A 6pack, that's just greedy Doc! :poke:

Sorry Rusty, I've read about the stuff you drink, you don't want this! :eek:

Guess that leaves Erik, if I find I do have one to spare. Even if I do, I won't be in town for nearly a week at that, so no point getting too itchy. :w00t2:

RNE228
05-13-2009, 11:00 AM
Not sure whether to blame Erik for reviewing a bock or PG et al for being awake this time of night, but had to crack into a 5, maybe 10 now, year old stash of imperial stout I brewed..... oh my......

Smooth..... evil.......smooth...... evil.....

I know this stuff is 12% or better, yet it is like drinking sweet malt with slight [less than Sammy Triple] hints of pancake syrup.

That sounds very yummy!

I made a Raspberry Imperial Stout some years back. It was amazing! I have been meaning to do another. It was a malt extract recipe; I remember it used a LOT of malt!

What recipe did you use? Mine was so long ago, and two house moves ago; I can't find my old recipe.

thcri
05-13-2009, 11:08 AM
A 6pack, that's just greedy Doc! :poke:

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Guess that leaves Erik, if I find I do have one to spare. Even if I do, I won't be in town for nearly a week at that, so no point getting too itchy. :w00t2:


Now wait a second, what about me :poke: If I remember right I am closer to you than Erik and shipping would be way less. Also since I don't drink much I am the only one that remembers the beer of the good ole days. :whistling:

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 11:10 AM
Mostly a commercial recipe, and I not sure if they changed it since, by BeerBeer&MoreBeer - but I always have to add a little malt so who knows at that.

http://morebeer.com/view_product/18432/103528/JPs_Imperial_Porter-Extract Looks like about 20lb of extract. Not positive, but it looks like this was the starting point - their gravity is thinner than I recall, but then again, I didn't dig through my recipe book to see just how far I pushed it. I've always wanted to do one in a grain batch, but never got around to it..... that mash would have to be HUUUUGE!

I kept the head just to visible side of nearly nonexistant - so it could fit the Barely Wine catagory too; a local brewpub owner described it as malt and Everclear, when it was still only a year old!

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 11:14 AM
Now wait a second, what about me :poke: If I remember right I am closer to you than Erik and shipping would be way less. Also since I don't drink much I am the only one that remembers the beer of the good ole days. :whistling:

Sorry Murph, didn't want to give you a heart attack! :yum:

Spock
05-13-2009, 11:17 AM
Send one to me...with the shipping it would mature more.....and i would flush the result straight back :yum::yum::yum:

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 11:24 AM
Send one to me...with the shipping it would mature more.....and i would flush the result straight back :yum::yum::yum:

Yeah, I know how you like "flushing" your "issues." :whistling: :yum:

Spock
05-13-2009, 11:27 AM
Yeah, I know how you like "flushing" your "issues." :whistling: :yum:

That drinks making you feisty....hand over the remaining Bottles:yum::yum::yum:

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 11:28 AM
Yeah, I know how you like "flushing" your "issues." :whistling: :yum:

On second thought, I bet the recycled result of this would still have more body than BudLight! :shifty:

Spock
05-13-2009, 11:31 AM
On second thought, I bet the recycled result of this would still have more body than BudLight! :shifty:

Now that i must agree.....but if Rusty passes it through it may get a whole new dimension added.:whistling:

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 11:33 AM
Rusty Porter.....hmmmmm....... that does have quite a ring to it, but I'm afraid it'd still taste like piss.

Spock
05-13-2009, 11:35 AM
Rusty Porter.....hmmmmm....... that does have quite a ring to it, but I'm afraid it'd still taste like piss.

Best we all do our best to take the piss out of him then:yum::yum::yum:

(Rusty will be here soon like a rat up a drainpipe)

Spiffy1
05-13-2009, 11:39 AM
Is he actually doing some work or something? Speaking of which, I best get something done, so play nice while I'm gone.......

Spock
05-13-2009, 11:43 AM
Is he actually doing some work or something? Speaking of which, I best get something done, so play nice while I'm gone.......

I think he is having his ear pierced :yum: i will try to behave:unsure:

Rusty Shackleford
05-13-2009, 12:12 PM
(Rusty will be here soon like a rat up a drainpipe)

yo.

Erik
05-13-2009, 12:24 PM
With 12% [IIRC] in 22oz bottles, two hands and one mouth becomes an acceptable handicap. :yum:

As to those desiring samples, I don't know if I even have a 6pack left, but I might have send one out for a second opinion.

jpr was nearly right, I was moving rather slow at 7:30 - but it somehow [and by complete coincidence, I opened it merely on a whim] kicked the crap out of my spring pollen sinuses, this is the best I've felt in a week! :coolshade

A 6pack, that's just greedy Doc! :poke:

Sorry Rusty, I've read about the stuff you drink, you don't want this! :eek:

Guess that leaves Erik, if I find I do have one to spare. Even if I do, I won't be in town for nearly a week at that, so no point getting too itchy. :w00t2:
I can wait... a week means it'll be showing up just in time for me to start my vacation! :clap:

Erik
05-13-2009, 12:26 PM
Rusty Porter.....hmmmmm....... that does have quite a ring to it, but I'm afraid it'd still taste like piss.
would still be in keeping with the Anheiser Busch product line, then, wouldn't it?

Rusty Shackleford
05-13-2009, 01:37 PM
would still be in keeping with the Anheiser Busch product line, then, wouldn't it?

ha!

Spiffy1
05-14-2009, 10:46 PM
It's on the way Erik! UPS, as just in case it escaped my double bag and double box [speaking of which, it may need to air out - I realized too late the very inside bag was a scented one :puke2: ] I didn't like the idea of being charged with a Federal offense.

Not sure how it will take to shipping, but if it's lasted this long, I'm not worried.

Sorry guys, he did ask first, and probably more inclined to enjoy it than Rusty or Murph. Besides, you'll probably consider yourselves fortunate, when he reports back it's the most foul tasting black swill he's ever had the misfortune of attempting to consume.

Erik
05-14-2009, 11:00 PM
Thanks! as a warm up, I had a Flying Monkey 4 finger stout last night (kind of watery tasting and bitter - glad I didn't pay money for it) Tonight was a Schlafly Brewery (St Louis micro - NOT affiliated with A-B) Irish style extra stout - creamy, not bitter, slightly sweet. Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to skip out on work and go see The Watchmen at the $2 second run theater in town.

Spiffy1
05-14-2009, 11:07 PM
Never tried either one of those, but don't see much point in the Flying Monkey after that review. The Schlafly Irish sounds quite tastey though!

Erik
05-18-2009, 10:00 PM
I got a very impressive sample beer bottle in the mail today - and you'll be happy to know that's it's been thoroughly cleaned out and is now drying...
Not knowing any better way to dispose of the contents and wishing to avoid any chance of killing my septic tank, I decided to filter the liquid inside it through my own kidneys.
very tasty!
you're right very thick, sweet, malty with a not quite maple flavor - kind of a cross between barley wine and something like mackeson XXX or "Old Engine Oil" (yes, it's a real ale)
I may have to do a comparison test against the SA 3bock in the fridge (after it comes up closer to room temp) or maybe a single malt chaser -- which do you think would be best - highland, lowland, skye, islay, orkney? I'm thinking the Lavagulin 16 is too smoky to complement the sweetness and Oban to sharp, but I could be wrong. (got a favorite chaser for this stuff?)

If you ever find youyrself down this way - or the next time I head up to visit mom in Mn, I'll have to bring you a sample of the local brewery's "java stout" - made with local roasted coffee in the mash. (think alcoholic starbucks, only good tasting)

Erik
05-18-2009, 10:04 PM
um, everyone else ignore my last post - it's the most foul tasting black swill I've ever had the misfortune of attempting to consume.
As a friendly sort, I think it's my duty to save the world from any chance of coming in contact with it in the future...
:whistling:

Spiffy1
05-18-2009, 10:14 PM
Not much time to ponder, but I'd guess a highland; though as an after and not alongside, maybe the Lagavulin would be pretty good too.

Good to hear it arrived in one piece, and even better, that it no longer is!

Erik
05-18-2009, 10:51 PM
went with the last of my Balvenie double cask (oak, then finished in sherry cask) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............
Would have gone for the Dalmore cigar malt but the Balvenie was in front of it and for some reason I didn't feel like reaching all the way to the back of the cabinet while balancing on one foot up on the "tippy" footstool...

and at this point I'm pretty certain I don't need that triple bock tonight.

Spiffy1
05-19-2009, 11:24 AM
You're making me thirsty, but no time for that... :ermm:

Must have been feeling good today if you're here playing with Rusty!

Erik
05-19-2009, 12:04 PM
no worries - slept with the windows open, the dogs decided they needed to go out at midnight and for some reason I "forgot" to let them back in, so the puppy didn't wake me at 2 & 4...