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Old 08-12-2008, 01:51 AM   #1
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O.k. so after finally getting my hands on some DFH 120 (my buddy brought some back from Oregon) I have to say that I am thouroughly dissapointed. It is probably one of the worst beers i have ever had.

Let me qualify this by saying that I love big strong, malty beers. I love big strong hoppy beers. I love IIPAs' and Barley Wines. I pretty much love any beer that is ballanced and for that matter is even the slightest bit drinkable. I just love beer, good beer that is.

After reading about, hearing about, dreaming about, and longing for some DFH 120 I was finally going to have my day in the sun. My friend and I gathered together to sample the supposed nectar. We pulled out the best beer glasses on a beautifully sunny day with just enough breeze to keep you cool without blowing the heaad off the top of your glass. We cracked the cap and slowly poured the contents into our waiting and expectant glasses. With a raise of the glass and a slight nod to the gods we hefted the amber elixer to our lips. We both took a modest sip of the famous brew and quietly absorbed the experience of finally tasting the 120. Without saying a word we both took a second taste, just to be sure that we weren't missing anything. After a minute or so we looked at eachother and without hesitation agreed that this was without a doubt the biggest piece of crap, over priced, overstated, syruppy, cloingly sweet, load of B.S. that either one of us had ever experienced. It promptly went down the drain.

This is the first time that I have ever publicly bashed a beer like this and had it not been for all the hype that this beer recieves and the price tag that it has ($9 for a 12 oz. bottle) I would just let it go and chaulk it up as another shi&!y beer. But dammit, its not. It's DFH 120 and it's supposed to be the BOMB! Right? Anyway, I was extremely disappointed and wanted to here what others of you have to say for yourselves for touting how great this beer is. I'm sure that I'll get bashed for this but screw it, I can't be alone in this. Surely others of you have had the same experience. I suppose I could of gotten the worst beer to ever come off of their line or maybe it just needs to age for a year but as it stands it was BAD!

On a high note, prior to this beer we had their bourbon barrel aged Imperial IPA and it was fantastic. One of the best beers I have ever had. So, I don't want to say that DFH is all bad but the my experience with the 120 was horrendous. Anyone have any other experince with it?

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Old 08-12-2008, 01:59 AM   #2
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Don't feel bad... I live 2 miles from the main brewery and I think their beers are "meh". Overall, I do like the company though and have a lot of respect for Sam. I can also understand his pricing. He's a smart business man and it costs more to use the kind of ingredients and make the kinds of beer they do.

PS: I'm almost ashamed to say I've never had the 120. I guess that shows how much I like DFH beer.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:02 AM   #3
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I haven't tried it yet...

But I have to say good sir or madame, that you have written the best post ever in the history of my time on here!!

I am sorry it didn't turn out...sadly we are not going to like every beer we try , everyone's taste is different...

Have you tried Oaked Arrogant Bastard? Go get some and wash your mouth out with it...It will make up for the bitter taste of dissapointment you are currently feeling!
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:06 AM   #4
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I thought it was alright. Maybe its just too big of a beer for me and isn't something I could sip and enjoy. I did have a chance to try a 2 year cellared 120 min that was a lot more mellow.

 
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:06 AM   #5
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard, tried one this weekend, and it was quite the tasty.....

 
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:13 AM   #6
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard, tried one this weekend, and it was quite the tasty.....
It blew me away...I wrote up my tasting notes for beer advocate and posted them here.http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...116#post791116
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:25 AM   #7
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OK-A lesson about DFH 120. It is sweeter/heavier/more alcohol than what you would expect. This is a SIPPING beer. Not a drinking beer. I put it in the same league as a fine scotch or whiskey. The alcohol content is between 18-21 % I have in my fermenter a DFH 120 min clone. For the hops alone I spent $30. This puts the cost per bottle about $2.75.

Drink it like scotch-not beer and I'm sure you'll have a different story.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:47 AM   #8
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I'm with VatorMan on this one. I like it, slowly.

That said, that is some of the best prose I've ever read. Starts out elegant, reflecting the expectations of the drinker. And then it veers into pure emotion, this time reflecting the true feelings of the drinker.

Hemmingway would be proud. A fine piece of writing.

 
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:49 AM   #9
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Disregard the gay fruity drink mix of my wifes....

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Old 08-12-2008, 03:00 AM   #10
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i don't like the 90, so I think I definetely won't like the 120. I've skipped the 120 when I could have tried it.

dfh is okay at best.
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