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Old 04-07-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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I sent four 12oz. beers to EvitTOJ, Poindexter and Flowerysong. They each will receive 2 888RIS, 1 Smoked Porter and 1 Belgian Tripel.

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Old 04-15-2008, 03:32 AM   #2
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Belgian Tripel

Appearance: Deep golden-brown, good clarity. Thin off-white head quickly subsides into a ring around the edge, but the ring then proceeds to stick around.

Nose: Smells Belgian. Spicy phenols, citrusy esters. A hint of caramel. Some alcohol is evident, but that's okay.

Taste: Spicy and fruity. Moderate peppery phenols, light fruity esters. Herbal hops in the middle, medium-high bitterness lasting into the finish. Said finish is on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel: Good, zippy carbonation. Medium body is bordering on too much, but manages not to cross over. Creamy and slightly warming, a very slight hint of solventy alcohol.

Overall: Decent, decent. I'd like to see a drier finish and the alcohol is a bit evident. On the aesthetics side, it's darker than it should be--but that doesn't affect the drinkability, which it has plenty of.

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Smoked Porter

Appearance: Opaque brown, minimal head.

Nose: Sweet, roasted malt. A hint of smoke.

Taste: Too much smoke. A background of earthiness, caramel sweetness, and cocoa. Dry, very slightly astringent finish.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, good level of carbonation.

Overall: Needs easing up on the smoke, or something more to counterpoint the heavy smoke. I'm not sure what, though. The mouthfeel and what I could discern of the base beer were both good.

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Old 04-25-2008, 01:22 AM   #4
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I am so frustrated. Homer Simpson noises.

Kudos to Evets. I know he will come through.

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Old 04-26-2008, 03:57 PM   #5
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Don't worry, you'll get your beer. I'll probably ship(third time's the charm, right?) on May 3.
I'm not blaming anyone, but I can't help but wonder why I wasn't given your complete address the first time.

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That is my fault - I don't know what happened but I never entered the Apt # into the spreadsheet. I'm terribly sorry to have inadvertently caused this mess.

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Old 05-14-2008, 01:53 AM   #7
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Yeah, I sent it once and it came back. Sent it again and UPS destroyed and discarded the package. I'll be sending again soon. Oh well, ****e happens.

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Just a bump, in case anyone has gotten to my RIS yet.

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Hold your horses, I'm workin on my review!

At first did not have an aggressive head, but after letting it sit got a nice dark creamy head to it. Almost like a mocha. Initially there's an aroma of hops that quickly gives way to malt and roastiness. There's a bite of alcohol (but not overpowering) and a taste almost like raisins after the finish. Very thick mouthfeel, almost oily, but I could be imagining it. Very nice lacing down the glass. I started feeling warm about halfway through the glass, so it has more alcohol to it than I can taste.

I give it 5 thumbs up!

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http://flowerysong.livejournal.com/57504.html

I'm too lazy to re-cut the notes to separate each individual beer.
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