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Old 06-06-2008, 04:08 AM   #1
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Just realized it I was coming up on a year since I brewed this beer and did not realize how few I had left.


Appearance- Poured with a big head. Slightly over carbed. Crystal clear, dark red. Head sticks around until the end.

Aroma- very spicy aroma with a malt back ground. Really surprised the hop aroma stuck around this long. Some alcohol notes also.

Taste- Still have a slight alcohol bite to it, but I am drinking this pretty warm, which might explain some of it. Very malty, rich and spicy. Still has a decent hop bitterness, but has seemed to blend in with the malt. Defiantly has aged well and im sure it will be even better in years to come. Only down side is the hotness im getting from the Alcohol, I really thought it would dissipate by now.

Mouthfeel- Not as over carbed as the pour made it seem, but still could be knocked down a few notches. This beer is really thick and like a liquid meal. Defiantly a sipper beer.

Overall- Im just wishing I had more of this beer around, age has made it even better. Im down to a 6 pack of 12 oz. and 3 big bottles. Im planning on keeping the big bottles for 5, 10, and hopefully 15 years. The small ones will be used in between to make sure its still improving.




Thanks to Brewpastor for the great recipe.



 
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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Wow, a year already? Where does the time go? Be sure to keep at least one bottle to test with our 999


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Old 06-06-2008, 01:49 PM   #3
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.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

Reason: I'm dumb.

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:18 PM   #4
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An impy stout you can see through? Blasphemous.
Wanna check the type of beer again??

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:33 PM   #5
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Is that a maraschino cherry in the 2nd pic?

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:51 PM   #6
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Wanna check the type of beer again??
Yeah, my mistake, I was confusing it with his Dark Night of the Soul or whatever. Sorry. Late night last night. Not partying or anything...washing yeast
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.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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Yeah, my mistake, I was confusing it with his Dark Night of the Soul or whatever. Sorry. Late night last night. Not partying or anything...washing yeast
Ah, I remember my younger days...no kids, no responsibilities, stay out as late as I want partying, wash yeast whenever I feel the need...



 
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