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Old 05-18-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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Well, i try to give a six pack away every chance i get, to local friends, family and visitors of the Monastery. My last gift was an american stout, and it came out great. First keg lasted 4 days, second about the same. But when i asked the friend who got the gift, he couldn't drink it! He just didn't like the taste, which i thought was odd since he said he liked guinness, which isn't the same beer, but a dark beer nonetheless.

Too many complex flavors for a Guinness man? Nothing wrong with the beer to us, in fact, one of the best recipes I've ever done. Deschutes Obsidian Stout.


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Old 05-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Thats really a shame that you can't give it away.... the next time I'm out on the Islands I'll look you up lol..... Got a reciepe for the Deschutes... That beer is complex with flavors as it comes to room temp....I just love it
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Guinness Stout is a dry session beer, so it isn't too complex, has a low ABV and a very clean finish.
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Im not yet ready to ship beer off island, I just dont trust the travel. All our beers get bottled fresh from keg and promised to be driven home and drank that night!
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Guinness Stout is a dry session beer, so it isn't too complex, has a low ABV and a very clean finish.
My thoughts as well
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yours could definitely be too complex for him. my neighbors differ on what their tastes are. he loves my homebrews, esp the porters and whiskey-barrel apa's. she says they "taste too much like beer", and won't drink them. i won't brew the water she drinks
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Do not feel bad. Most people do not like their beer to have very much beer in it. The only brew I have made that my beer drinking friends liked was my cream ale. and to me it is just ok. A good lawnmower beer.
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Makes sense. I gave a 12 case of our Alt to the same friend for his wedding recently and he loved it, a much milder beer compared to an american stout
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I took the approach to see if i could educate our friend with the stout, by giving him a BJCP style guideline sheet explaining how the beer should taste. I also increased his beer vocabulary and explained what a complex beer is all about.

He had since given most of the beers to his father after the first tasting. After our "beer class" he went home and tried the last bottle he had...and is regretting giving the rest to his dad!

I guess his awareness changed when he could spot different flavors and knew what they meant. Hes now hoping more can come his way and according to him "Guiness will never be the same"


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