• Guest, The rules for the P & N subforum have been updated to prohibit "ad hominem" or personal attacks against other posters. See the full details in the post "Politics and News Rules & Guidelines."

What are you drinking tonight?

Page 161 - Seeking answers? Join the AnandTech community: where nearly half-a-million members share solutions and discuss the latest tech.

Captante

Lifer
Oct 20, 2003
17,068
1,575
126
Okay, that was kinda yuck. Cold it tasted sweet and more like an Ale. Warm brought out the bitters, but otherwise is was pretty 'flat' tasting. Lucky I only bought a 4 pack.

Only 5% alcohol in a stout makes me think they must have gone a bit light on the malt and sounds like they went with some mild hops too.

Light bodied dark beer can be good but for me at least it needs to be crisp and VERY bitter or I won't enjoy it much.

:confused_old:
 

Ajay

Diamond Member
Jan 8, 2001
8,207
3,137
136
Only 5% alcohol in a stout makes me think they must have gone a bit light on the malt and sounds like they went with some mild hops too.

Light bodied dark beer can be good but for me at least it needs to be crisp and VERY bitter or I won't enjoy it much.

:confused_old:
Yeah, I'm going to look for a heavier bitter stout next. I'd pawn these off on my nephew, but he doesn't like dark beer. Experimenting has it's downsides.
 

VashHT

Platinum Member
Feb 1, 2007
2,548
150
106
Only 5% alcohol in a stout makes me think they must have gone a bit light on the malt and sounds like they went with some mild hops too.

Light bodied dark beer can be good but for me at least it needs to be crisp and VERY bitter or I won't enjoy it much.

:confused_old:
Isn't it just the grain amount that determines the abv? Imperial stouts are definitely more popular nowadays, I guess in general higher abv seems more popular. Makes me appreciate lighter abv beers that actually have flavor quite a bit.

edit: nvm malt and grains are the same thing, dunno why I was thinking they were different.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Captante

DigDog

Lifer
Jun 3, 2011
11,573
1,077
126
some goddamn awful Bells.

life is too short to make yourself poor by drinking expensive shit. drink cheap.
 

K1052

Lifer
Aug 21, 2003
36,025
9,703
136
Good to know. Been wanting to try a good bourbon (that doesn’t cost $600/750ml).
From what I’ve read the profile varies a great deal depending on the batch/blend. This #25 tho touches that special place for me. First hit is obviously the high alcohol content but the flavor develops beautifully into rich carmel and vanilla with that roundness that good wheated bourbons have. I consider the $85 I spent to be a very fair price.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ajay
Nov 8, 2012
18,526
3,895
136
Alright alright! Tonight just have to wonder if anyone is interested in my...

2021-02-22 22.44.46.jpg



Alternatively, I have Brazilian rum AKA Cachaça - their signature drink caipirinha is fucking amazing.

2021-02-22 22.45.47.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: gorb

Captante

Lifer
Oct 20, 2003
17,068
1,575
126


Rothaus PILS Tannen Zäpfle



Wow is this stuff good! Seen it but never tried until now. :)

Also it's nice to see an import not be a blatant rip-off trying to duck US deposit laws by making their beer 11.2 oz per bottle!
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY