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Old 11-14-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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I found a store close to the house with a decent beer selection so I came home with these:



From right to left: Samual Smith's Taddy Porter, Stone Pale Ale, Hobgoblin, Rogue Mocha Porter, Anchor Steam, Murphys Stout.

The question is which one do I start with. I have read about these beers but have never had any of them. Also here is the list of beers they have available. Any suggestions on what I should try next time? I am a porter/stout kind of guy.
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:44 PM   #2
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WOW...Lucky Dog!
I would start with the Anchor, then the Stone, then Rogue, then Hobgoblin, then taddy, then Murphys....then 2 asprin and a qt of water before bed
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:46 PM   #3
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Down the can of murphy's first. It ain't too great in a can....after that, all is probably good.

 
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:05 PM   #4
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If you're going in tasting order in terms of what you'll be able to perceive, I'd go:
Anchor Steam
Hobgoblin
Stone IPA
Taddy Porter
Mocha Porter

And then I'd put the Murphy's away from another day so you don't have to be disappointed.

 
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:47 AM   #5
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The Anchor Steam is in the glass now. Tastes pretty good.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:08 AM   #6
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Get that hobgoblin out of the fridge if you're having it next. You want that one to warm up a bit.

 
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:20 AM   #7
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The Anchor Steam is gone. Not too bad but a bit too fruity for my tastes.
Decided to go with the Stone Pale Ale (not the IPA) next.

Edit:
Stone PA down. Not bad but not really what I like in a beer.
Hobgoblin next.

Edit2:
Not sure what to make of the Hobgoblin. Has a good flavor but the aroma reminds me of fingernail polish??
On to the Taddy Porter.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:11 AM   #8
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Made another trip.

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Old 11-19-2008, 01:14 AM   #9
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WHOA! settle down there chief! love me some rasputin! i've never had the terrapin but the double choc is classic for the choc stout style. left hand is a great milk stout, a little different then mackeson's XXX. i've got a 2 hearted clone on tap right now. for a lot of people it's there fav IPA. and the dead guy has always been a winner with me. NICE HAUL!!!
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:10 AM   #10
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Started with the Terrapin. Was a pretty good PA with a twist. Will be having that one again.
Next was the Dead Guy. Finally a beer that lived up to the hype. It was a very good beer and is definately on the clone list.
Now drinking the Two Hearted Ale. It is very good for an IPA. I am not a hop head but this one is pretty good. The aroma says IPA but the taste isnt so over the top like most I have tried.
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