Anyone ever had any of these? http://www.firemansbrew.com/off-duty-drinks I think its only available in California, would love to get my hands on some. I typically like to support beers, food and resturants that promote my profession like these places
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I've had the Hook & Ladder Backdraft Brown. Toned down brown ale. I believe their brewery is in Silver Spring, MD, although I've never actually seen it.
Had 3 Guinness Foreign Extra Stouts last night...followed up by the Small Craft Warning and Loose Cannon from Heavy Seas.
The head on this thing is damn big, and it stays true for a very long time. Tons of lacing when it finally subsides. Smell is mostly dark fruit, with smokey roast right behind it. Getting quite a bit of that alcohol on the nose, a little chocolate and coffee to boot. Same pretty much goes for the flavor: Dark fruit and roast mostly, chocolate in there with a small touch of hops and coffee. Alcohol is more well hidden in the flavor. Body on this thing is satisfactory, high carbonation feels fluffy in the mouth...nice stuff.
Between the 3 beers I'd have to give the Loose Cannon the highest scores, with the Small Craft not far behind at all...the Guinness is an A- beer, barely. 90/100.
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had one of these last night http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/130/35246
boulder beer, double IPA.
lots of beers claim to be hoppy (even miller lite- TRIPLE HOP BREWED!!! ****ing piss water). this one delivers. for lovers of sierra nevada torpedo and loose cannon, you will like this. i give it an A.
Shattered my Duvel glass while drinking last week. I was thrilled, because that meant I had to buy another Duvel gift box. 4 Duvels and the tulip glass. I've had the Duvel before, it's basically a very sweet and incredibly carbonated yeast bomb. A-
Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Hang Ten (Weizen Dopplebock)
Dark copper, murky. Head is pretty bright tan, nice lacing - only after swirling it around in the glass. Aroma is rich and pungent, amazingly powerfu --: Caramel, yeast, toast, wheat, almonds and bread.
Taste: Massive flavor. Tons of malts. The caramel, brown sugar, wheat and chocolate flavors are all very strong. Carbonation is low and the body is like motor oil. It has some yeast and hops to accent, but it's mostly a massive malt bomb. Just a thick, sweet, oily brew with a huge flavor. The carbonation is turned way low, but it nonetheless kicks ass, get this one if you love big beers. My favorite beer by Heavy Seas so far.
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The past two weeks I've had some Guinness Extra Stout, Anchor Porter and Natty Bo. The Natty Bo is a great beer to swig the hell out of, and the Guinness is so underrated. It's right up there with its brother, the Extra Foreign Stout. Really like it. The Anchor (from what I remember) is very dark brown and mostly tasted of dark fruits and roasted chocolate. Mild hopping, 5% alcohol, but absolutely a creamy body. She's very, very easy to drink for such a heavily bodied beer. I'll give it a 90/100.
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; June-15th-2011 at 01:57 PM.
FYI - if you are in the Northern VA/DC Area - there's a brewfest this weekend:
I've gone before and it's a good way to try some craft brews that you may not have sampled before.
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Has anyone had the Dogfish Head Peach Beer? I had it the other day and it was really good. That's a good beer for a warm summer day. Didn't think peach would taste good in beer, but it was actually really good.
For the first time, this Thursday, I'm having a beer that I've aged in my cellar. A Dogfish Head Midas Touch 4-pack turns two years old (bottled on 6/23/09). Will be getting a fresh pack of Midas Touch to compare flavors. Will only be drinking one of the aged Midas Touches, though. The other three will have to wait their turn every year.
Right now in my cellar I have:
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Flying Dog Raging *****
Flying Dog Double Dog
Unibroue Trois Pistoles
(2) Heavy Seas Loose Cannons
Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning
Heavy Seas Peg Leg
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy
Guinness Foreign Extra
There are other beers in there like the Sam Adams Summer Ale and Boston Lager, but just as a "buffer" in case I'm out of beer. Will keep me from drinking something I want to age when I have a craving.
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; June-24th-2011 at 01:59 PM.
Can any of you help me out with a beer selection? I don't know much about the different kinds of beers, but I'd like to send my boyfriend something nice just because. As a reference point, his favorite is Sam Adams.
Unfortunately I can't read his mind, so it's a shot in the dark to guess which beer he'd enjoy. The Sam Adams Cream Stout is my favorite popular beer by them, you can usually find that stuff anywhere.
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