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Re: BEER
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2018, 01:10:35 AM »
I'll be 30 on the 4th so I'm about to join you. Took the entire week off. I think I may have to pick up some beers for that week. That's a hell of a haul though vlad.
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Re: BEER
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2018, 08:39:21 AM »
Meanwhile, I'm 33. Damn kids!

The best way to find something you like is to discover it, and you never know what you'll end up liking.

Yep, every time I go there I generally get something old, something recommended, and something different. It's worked out really well for the most part.

German stuff is pretty accessable, not going to blow your mind, fairly safe, but there's some solid picks. I'd recommend Köstritzer, if the place has good variety, it should have these. It's not a stout, but I would more than recommend it to a stout drinker, black lager is somewhat similar in flavor to a stout.

Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for it.

They have a very large selection divided by country, so I'm sure they have it. If it's not too crowded I'll try to get a few pics.
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Re: BEER
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2018, 10:36:08 PM »


Got me a 4 pack of these a few days ago. Wasn't even looking for them, out getting some groceries and couldn't resist.

Might try one of these sonb's tomorrow as I severely cut my alcohol consumption the past few weeks...

Few weeks ago I had a bottle and a half of wine, and was barely drunk off from that...shit ain't right to have a tolerance like that. Not to mention I kinda had minimum 2 drinks per day...every day...and it was a problem. Trying to gradually cut back so I don't die or anything, so yknow, down to one drink every other day instead of 2/day, been going well. If I splurge and have "gasp" two drinks, it'll be two days off. Seems like a good system methinks.

12.2% abv, so it ain't no joke, but I'll report tomorrow on how it tastes.

Also not really on topic per say, but don't feel like making a new one (yet)



'scuse the greasy hair, just got off a bad week of work/wanted to shower AFTER getting smokey rather than before

Starting to get into cigars, cautiously. I don't consider myself a smoker, and that's like...the second cigar I've had in 6 months, maybe 5th cigar I've ever had. However, it is appealing, and something I wouldn't mind doing on an occasion, maybe like once a month max or something? Idk, I don't want to make a habit of it, but I do want to enjoy one every now and then. Guy at the cigar shop recommended me Fat Bottom Betty and I'll be honest, probably the first good smoke I ever had. Bought a perdomo cigar from the casino back in november, and it made me sick...kind of a middling/bad experience, but this one was totally different. Finished the whole thing, got a bit of a nicotine buzz which I'm not used to, but it was quite pleasant. I like how it's a taste thing, you don't inhale them so it doesn't feel like I'm killing my body like a cigarette or hookah would. It's FAR from good for you, but in moderation every now and then? Can't be THAT bad for you, least I'd hope not. Anyone else into cigars? Something I want to dip my toes into a bit more.

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Re: BEER
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2018, 12:07:01 PM »
I've had like... 1, maybe 2 cigars other than some Captain Blacks. Enjoyed them. Very different taste than cigarettes.

And yeah 12.2 abv is no joke. I like me some strong beers, but once you get above 10% it gets hard to balance the alcohol well. That said, sometimes I want something that's like a slap in the face with alcohol.
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Re: BEER
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2018, 12:40:52 AM »
I don't know if this comes off as hypocritical but I kinda look down on cigarette smokers, while seeing cigar smoking as totally different. To me, one is an addiction that will guarantee you don't live to see the age of 70, and the other is a luxury item one chooses to enjoy on a special occasion, or every now and then. Like a typical cigarette smoker has what, a pack a day? Typical cigar smoker might not even have one a week, and you don't inhale the smoke into your lungs at that. I also see pipes in the same vein as cigars, they share a good few similarities. Maybe in the next few I'll check out the tobacco place and explore more cigars, looking to see if I can obtain a lancero (smaller diameter, longer length, so more wrapper to filler ratio on the cigar) since to be blunt, they look cool, and the wrapper is typically the most flavorful leaf, and having more of that aughta make more flavorful smoke. But maybe I'm an asshole for looking down at a group of people who enjoy one vice while I enjoy another? I can say that my drinking that lessens my life span, will not lessen the lifespan of those who are around me while I imbibe alcohol, so there's that.

Speaking of, I'm on my third....dank wood (tee hee) and unfortunately, based on the description of the beer "BARREL AGED imperial red ipa" sounded a bit similar to founders release of DOOM last year...and...tastes...similar...

IPA is a beer that is best enjoyed FRESH, and I use caps to emphasize...fresh

IPA starts to taste like ass after a few months of being made, there's a big difference between a few weeks and a few months for an IPA. My current favorite beer, lagunitas hop stoopid, I will drainpour if I get an old batch. It turns from piney dank goodness, to dead leaves ASSSSSSSS, it's that big. So to have an "aged ipa" just means the beer just tastes like fucking dead leaves, which this one does. I'll finish em, but it's the last aged ipa of any variety I'll ever buy. Not a knock on the brewer, but a knock on the style itself. Red IPA should be delicious, not dead moldy leaves. Founders red rye IPA is probably the best beer ever made, but it's draft only, and it only tastes good for a very limited window (which I found out having experienced the beer tasting great on tap, and being totally different when I had the EXACT SAME BEER from a growler a week later) before the flavor changes, so aging that...no.

Founders has a series of "bourbon barrel aged" beers, and a lot of them are good, but im done with anything IPA. They even did a craft malt liquor last year, seriously, and it was FANTASTIC, but ipa..no. 3 year old KBS tastes great, 1.5 month old "dank wood" not horrible, but there's better cheaper beers out there.

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Re: BEER
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2018, 12:15:29 PM »
I can generally tolerate cigarette smoke, but cigar smoke really fucks me up. The former just kind of annoys me while the latter makes me feel physically ill. Not sure why. Some sort of weird allergy, maybe?
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« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2018, 06:19:45 PM »
Cigarettes are made to inhale into your lungs. Cigars and pipes, aren't. I think having it in the air for the armoa is fine(I think pipes especially), but if you get a face full of it because the wind blew the wrong way, probably going to have a bad time, as i did with my last cigar back in november. Cigar experience is a taste thing, not so much for the nicotine as cigarette addicts are in for.

That's another thing I have pro cigars and anti cigarettes. Cigarettes contain a whole host of things you don't want anywhere near your body, cigars are made of two things...tobacco, and some food grade adhesive to keep the cap together. Again, not good for you, but I think we can agree tobacco > tobacco + rat poison. In my personal life I do what I can to stay the fuck away from second hand smoke, and even playing cautious with this cigar thing. Always outside in a well ventilated area being very mindful not to accidentally inhale.

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Re: BEER
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2018, 01:46:59 AM »
Yeah, I can understand having a bad time if you get a good whiff of it, but I get sick if I even take in the aroma from most cigars. There were a few times last summer where it would drift in via my bedroom window from outside and it took seconds for me to get nauseous. Some definitely affect me worse than others.

Awful physical reaction aside (and really, that's just my body not reacting well to...something), I agree that cigars are a lot more natural than cigarettes are. The price does sort of reflect that, in that cigars are clearly made for enthusiasts while cigarettes are made to get people addicted and keep them addicted. Honestly, I can understand baby boomers and even Gen X'ers (since they were sort of on the fringe) smoking cigarettes since that was kind of a big cultural thing back then. But I seriously don't understand what would possess Gen Y/Z'ers to pick up the habit. Not only has it been proven to be unhealthy and hard to kick, but it's also crazy expensive.
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Re: BEER
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2018, 04:56:42 PM »
Mmm cigar smell is the beeeest.

I got sick for 3 days when I first smoked a cigar. I inhaled it like an idiot. Got a fever and everything. Once I learned what I was doing though I really got to enjoying cigars. I also had no friends when I moved to Atlanta so I was looking for hobbies.

If you haven't gotten the opportunity to enjoy a single malt and a nice quality cigar, you should really give it a try. That's what I recommend to most people at least, sound like it just may not be for you at all. As someone who used to be a cigarette smoker, I obviously enjoy the nicotine portion of cigars. If anything smoke related fucks with you, best just leave it at that and poke fun at the rest of us when we dead.

2 years no cigarettes in October though. Pretty sure I'll never smoke another cigarette again. I was late to the game, 19 when I picked it up so I should never had done it anyway. For some reason I didn't think Djarum Blacks were real tobacco and I had just started smoking weed so I was "experimenting" with things. Clove cigarettes got me! I just wanted to get breaks at work like everyone else lol.

Take any Marlboro Special Blend cigarette and put it under a black light. Now that's some scary shit.


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Re: BEER
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2018, 10:26:58 PM »
I ain't going to start a cigar thread since, I'll not really be smoking much at all, but I do want to put my 2 cents in based on a cigar I just had.

Acid Blondie

Mind you, I have had less than 10 cigars in my entire life, and 4...in the past 7 months, maybe 5? I have heard good things about this particular cigar, it looks to me to be a mid range solid pick...and...where the fuck is the flavor? The room note is good, the smoke smells appealing, but taste is almost non existant. I've had cheaper ones that just taste like ash and ass (looking at you 50 cent swisher sweets), so...I'm just going to limit this activity to special occasions where I'm dropping at least over 10 bucks on the fucker. If it ain't premium, it ain't worth my time. I'm not an enthusiast, nor do I intend on trying everything under the sun like I did with beer.

I might just be one of those guys who finds one thing he likes, and doesn't bother with anything else. My own personal experience, if it's going to be a rare thing, drop the money on the good shit and make sure you're going to have a good time. Last time I buy a cigar on a whim I tell you that, I'm going by the recommendation of the tobacco store guy since he's currently 1 for 1, and im 0 for ...9...

I will agree with you on those clove cigarettes though. I had one...some 10 years ago, and I didn't inhale it, just had it for flavor, and I remember it being not half bad.

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Re: BEER
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2018, 12:27:33 AM »
Yeah, smoking in general just never appealed to me, and my oversensitivity to cigar smoke doesn't help, haha.

Random anecdote: one time at Camelot Lanes (one of our old DDR hangouts, for the non-Ytown peeps) that some old guy came up right behind me with one of those fat cigars (like, leaning over the P2 bar and pretty much blowing smoke on me) while I was playing one of the MAX songs. Ugh. Not pleasant.

Congrats on quitting cigarettes! I'm honestly amazed that they're still allowed to sell those with all of those additives. Fucking lobbyists, I'll bet.
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Re: BEER
« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2018, 10:11:43 PM »
Bought 2 KBS and a backwoods bastard. and an iron maiden hallowed. and an "octopus wants to fight".

Currently down the octopus and a KBS.
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« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2018, 02:10:09 PM »
Been sick for like two months so not been enjoying beers as much. Damn bronchitis.

But on to your old post, it's been a bit. I have had a backwoods bastard and they aren't too bad. 2017 seasonal, but I think they made those year round for at least 2018.

After last year, I didn't feel like jumping on all of the new founders stuff this year. Doom last year, and Dank Wood this year...im done with aged IPAs. They're crap, they taste awful, and they are certainly overpriced for what you basically get as an old not fresh moldy leaves tasting IPA.

That said, I'm also not purchasing 2018 release of CBS. This bottle is from last year,this year the mountie is missing from the horse, and it looks photoshopped out. actually quite funny and I would buy it...IF IT WASNT GODDAMN BOMBER ONLY $25 FUCKING DOLLARS A POP. I bit the bullet last year, and its a good beer, and I'd totally buy a 4 pack if available, but no. $25 for a good beer is a ripoff. $25 for a great beer is a ripoff. $25 dollars for a fantastic beer maybe.

If I'm dropping that much dough, I want more than a single bottle, or for it to literally be the best damn thing I can get my hands on...or I could pay $7.50 for a bomber of dragons milk, which...is...a...BETTER...beer...

NOPE.

Ohh you see that little westmalle box I got there. Comes with 2x dubbel, 2x trippel, and 2 nice westmalle glasses. That box, was $22 at my local meijer...3 bucks cheaper than a single fucking CBS.

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« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2018, 12:40:11 AM »
Oh nice, I'm always a fan of Trappists. I honestly just haven't been drinking much lately.
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