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Old 03-05-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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Okay, listen. I have an above-average vocabulary, and, dare I say it, a thirst for using that vocabulary to communicate my less than mundane experiences.

So, why was it that today, when trying to describe Stone Arrogant Bastard to my wife, that my words failed me? I felt like Alice explaining her adventures to her sister, or Adam describing the loveliness of Eve.

The words were simply not there.

However, I pledge to myself that I will drink Stone brews until the wall of unreachable words tumbles, and the florid description flows from my tongue like water to parched lips. Oh, I will find the resolve to describe my love for Stone.

Mark. My. Words.

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Old 03-05-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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I also heart Stone, The only Stone brew that I didn't care for was the Smoked Porter which is odd because I usually love porters, I must have either gotten a bad bottle or should have let it age.

So far I have had:

Ruination
IPA
Arrogant Bastard
Double Bastard
Vertical Epic 07
Old Guardian
Smoked Porter

and all but the porter have been Fantastic.

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Old 03-05-2009, 10:26 PM   #3
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I've had:

IPA
Ruination
Arrogant Bastard
Oaked Arrogant Bastard
Cali-Belgique IPA

Unlike you, I do have the words to describe the awesomeness of these brews. I'm not telling you what they are though. You have to figure it out for yourself!

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Old 03-05-2009, 10:38 PM   #4
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How come when I say the title of this I knew that it was going to be you started it.

Ill add to this by saying that i've had:

Pale Ale
IPA
Arrogant bastard
and I have a bottle of ruination that I haven't tried yet.

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Sweet mother mary, I'm still remembering that beer. It was transcendent!

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I'm drinking a smoked porter right now....

If water tasted like this, I'd never drink anything else

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Old 03-05-2009, 11:47 PM   #7
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I love Stone Brewery. I cannot explain why, possibly the strong flavors but not over powering flavors. Maybe the high ABV. Maybe the cool logos. I just don't know.

Thanks, I feel better for getting that off my chest.

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Myself and a couple buddies are planning to go there for the anniversary party in August.

Anyone else thinking about it?

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the smoked porter is best on tap. it's smoother than the bottled version.

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I don't know, why are they so good? I'll have to head up to the brewery this weekend and ask them! (and grab a few beers when I'm at it)

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