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Old 01-03-2007, 03:10 AM   #1
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So last year I was out at a restaraunt around town (rock bottom, I think?) and they sometimes have a pretty good specialty beer. this one was served room temperature, dark as night, and tasty as hell!

I don't remember what kind it was but I really liked it.

so recently I just graduated from college and got a new job and am looking for something to do with my free time. so I thought about trying to brew some beer. but I want to try my hand a brewing beer thats supposed to be served at room temp.

anyone know of some good recipes? or if there is a name for what I'm looking for (besides tasty treat)

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Old 01-03-2007, 03:16 AM   #2
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What you had was most likely a cask conditioned ale.
There's a whole site devoted to this here:
Common style served in this manner are Bitter, Stouts, Milds and Porters.
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:50 AM   #3
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Rock bottom rotates their beers through casks, most of Rock Bottom beers suck anyway....

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Old 01-03-2007, 04:55 AM   #4
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Just remember that cellar temperature in Scotland may be slightly colder than America

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Old 01-03-2007, 12:22 PM   #5
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thanks for the info. and I agree most of rock bottom beers suck, but this was the first time I had seen and tasted a beer like this. so I'm sure there's better beers but this was a good intro.


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Old 01-03-2007, 03:02 PM   #6
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I'd suspect it was a milk stout or a robust porter, they do well when cask conditioned. The only Rock Bottom cask conditioned ale I've had was a red & I told the bartender to dump it after a couple sips. Glad you had a better experience.
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