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Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 4026
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 63.118.227.254
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 07:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The other day I bought a 22-oz. bomber of Full Sail's Imperial Stout, aged in bourbon barrels. WOW! This beer was amazing - lots of bourbon flavor and vanilla, 10.4% alcohol content (good thing I was sharing it with a friend).

Highly recommended for everyone to try, if you see it.
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 5484
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 63.114.138.2
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 07:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, it's good stuf! Wait a minute, we're agreeing!!! Does that mean your tastebuds are as bad as mine????
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 4027
Registered: 02-2003
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 09:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Denny, I have always given your tastebuds the benefit of the doubt in tasting big alcohol or big hopped beers...now the subtle nuances of a 1.042 all Maris Otter/all EKG bitter, a double decocted 1.045 Helles, or a single-decocted Bavarian weissbier....well, that's another story...
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 2130
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 167.4.1.38
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 09:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've heard that Eunuchs have been decocted too...

I favor rum and oak over bourbon and vanilla, but I'll give it a shot, good call chumster!
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 5489
Registered: 01-2001
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 09:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess we'll just have to sit down and drink sometime so I can convince you I can still taste!
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 4028
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 63.118.227.254
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 12:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Agreed, Denny.

The local beer store had a couple of other new products from Full Sail that I thought were quite good...they had a new Double IPA that I had not seen before, as well as a 12/05 bottling of their Barley Wine, "Old Boardhead". The RIS impressed me the most, though.
 

danno
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Username: Danno

Post Number: 675
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 63.229.132.155
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 02:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I agree with the rest of you. The RIS from Full Sail is one of the better ones out there (I also like Yeti). Their Mirror Mirror, which is a double Mirror Pond recipe, was so-so. I don't see myself buying that one again. I liked the name though.

Did anyone see that Bridgeport IPA won a big comepetion (World Beer Cup?) in Germany along wit two Rogue beers? Sierra Nevada was the only other US brewer to win something. Proves the PNW is still the craft beeer king eh? Okay, I don't consider SN as being in the PNW but ther pretty damn close!

(Message edited by danno on March 15, 2006)
 

matt_dinges
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Username: Matt_dinges

Post Number: 452
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 71.28.147.141
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 05:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

dan,

how many other american micros do you think entered the world beer cup? It isn't usually that many...and fwiw, a little nebraska brewpub won a medal at last year's(coulda been 2 years ago though) for a coffee stout...most categories have about 15 entrants...so it isn't so "world"!

my only point is that it proves nothing...but listen to me...I don't like beer competitions in the first place!

glad to hear some breweries can now add "award winning" to their lables!

Cheers
matt

ps...does it seem to anyone else that chumley and DC are gearing up for some weired version of "5min in the closet"??
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 4029
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 63.227.171.151
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 05:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You need to edit your message yet again, danno. :-)

Coincidentally, the Mirror Mirror from DESCHUTES Brewery is what my friend brought over...we drank that, then I went to my cellar to fetch the FULL SAIL imperial stout. We both agreed it was the better beer.

The following day, I drank the FULL SAIL IIPA (which since I don't have the bottle in front of me right now, I can't name). It was indeed better than Mirror Mirror IMHO.
 

danno
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Post Number: 676
Registered: 03-2002
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 05:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yah, I haven't tried the IPA yet.

I'm just pulling some chains on the competition. It's amazing how many regions/cites around the country have great beer these days. It wasn't too long ago that it was hard to find a real selection. You could find a decent place or two but it was pretty thin after that. Nowadays, most major metro areas have a great selection.
 

matt_dinges
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Username: Matt_dinges

Post Number: 454
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 71.28.147.141
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 05:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

full sail's Dipa is called Slipknot.

I can't say I've enjoyed it much, nor many of FS beers in the last few years...I've heard good things about the BA version of the Impy stout though...I liked the regular OK, but couldn't put it in a league with the best.

Cheers
matt
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 5492
Registered: 01-2001
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 05:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ditto on the Mirror, Mirror. It didn't suck, it was nicely balanced, but in a beer like that I'm not looking for subtlety and balance.
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 1049
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 24.123.94.154
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 05:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SLIPKNOT!!!




Sorry.....