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#18841 techdiver

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 10:31 AM

Black Russian's are one of my favorite orders when I can't control what is going into my drink. But then there was the time we were at a backwoods VFW in the middle of PA. The bartender asked what was in a Black Russian. I was presented a pint glass filled with the stated ingredients. Sadly, after 2 of those I made the mistake of asking that question that always seems to lead to bad thing: "You got any tequila back there?"

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:07 PM

Going to pick up a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau, in the mood for that sort of thing tonight and I have feeling my friend still has a rack full of them.

I don't think I'm ever in the mood for a Beau Nouveau. Just aint my thang.



I feel ya Bri, I think Beau Nouveau tastes like kool-aid.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:15 PM

Pulled out a 1998 Chateau Carbonnieux. Drank more wine on recent trip than I have in years, need to dig into my old stash if only to clear out the whites.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:27 PM

Black Russian's with Leopold Brothers French Press Coffee Liqueur..last evening..excellent


We have a lot of fun making the French Press Coffee Liqueur.....we make 10 gallon batches of coffee using the coarsest grind you've ever seen, and then put it in a water press (basically a big French Press where the force is applied using a water filled bladder instead of your and and a screen covered piston). This leaves a dusting of coffee grounds on the bottom of each bottle.

We bottle it while the coffee is still warm, and then let the bottle sit in our distillery for a month. During that time, it develops a lovely dark chocolate note that wasn't at all there the day we bottled it. That chocolate note really shines in White Russians.

Glad you enjoyed it.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:15 PM

Black Russian's with Leopold Brothers French Press Coffee Liqueur..last evening..excellent


We have a lot of fun making the French Press Coffee Liqueur.....we make 10 gallon batches of coffee using the coarsest grind you've ever seen, and then put it in a water press (basically a big French Press where the force is applied using a water filled bladder instead of your and and a screen covered piston). This leaves a dusting of coffee grounds on the bottom of each bottle.

We bottle it while the coffee is still warm, and then let the bottle sit in our distillery for a month. During that time, it develops a lovely dark chocolate note that wasn't at all there the day we bottled it. That chocolate note really shines in White Russians.

Glad you enjoyed it.

Happy Turkey Day!


Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you...

I will try the White Russian today...The French Press Coffee Liqueur adds an exquisite taste.. .
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#18846 Brian Robinson

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:26 PM

*cough*brian*cough*

Sorry about that Odie. I'd rather not discuss why I wanted to save my last ones, but two of the remaining three were shared amongst the table today. I'd mentioned before that I had one reserved for today, but we decided it was well worth it to open the second.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:05 PM

I'm finishing up that last of my Thanksgiving wines at this point--Trimbach Pinot Blanc, Turkey Flat rose, and Evesham Wood Pinot Noir. I'm also having a cup of coffee with a shot of Amarula in it. I'd love to make a cocktail, but after all of the cooking and cleaning I did between yesterday and today, I just don't have the energy to do more than pour and sip.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:18 PM

Balvenie 12 Doublewood paired with a few Ontario craft brews. There was this Discover Ontario Beer pack at LCBO.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:38 PM

*cough*brian*cough*

Sorry about that Odie. I'd rather not discuss why I wanted to save my last ones, but two of the remaining three were shared amongst the table today. I'd mentioned before that I had one reserved for today, but we decided it was well worth it to open the second.


Just giving you a hard time Brian, it's all good! It's meant to be enjoyed and it sounds like enjoyed it was! I've got plenty of the 09 (case and a half..) and I'll find my 06 eventually! :cheers:

As for me .. drinking a ton of random beers lying around. A bit down today as this is the 4th straight year I spent Thanksgiving without my family .. and for the first time I spent it alone and did absolutely nothing. So, drinking was .. and still .. is in order.

I can be thankful at least that I got to spend it on American soil, instead of in Iraq like I did in 2006 and 2007.

But now I'm really hungry .. and have no food .. and everywhere is probably closed .. and my car has a fuel leak and can't be driven.

Talk about a sob story.

Cheers!

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edit: Just decided to pull out a Dogfish Head / Sierra Nevada Life & Limb .. their very limited collaboration that came out over the last week or two.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:03 AM

Marteau Belle Epoque, Pernod Fils 1950, more MBE, Belle Amie 2, and L'Italienne.

It was a good Thanksgiving to spend with friends! :cheers:
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 03:27 AM

Had a little La Matriesse and then a verte. :cheers:

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:09 AM

Yesterday was just a sample sipping day. We sipped Gin, Gin, Genepy liquere, a couple beers and a Top Shelf Sazerac. I believe there was some 1911 Pernod Fils in there somewhere. Not an unpleasant day at all. ;)

Finished the evening with cool water while eating pies. Today we drive!
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:27 AM

I think the last drink of the trip should be special. By that time, I was ready for water, too. :laugh:
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:09 PM

Sipping a bit of English Harbour, looking forward to a family weekend. :cheers:
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 03:02 PM

I'm on my 2nd Ramos Gin Fizz. Somebody stop me!
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:01 PM

Marteau Belle Epoque, Pernod Fils 1950, more MBE, Belle Amie 2, and L'Italienne.

It was a good Thanksgiving to spend with friends! :cheers:



yes it was. :thumbup:

sorry bout overwatering that last round... :paperbag3:
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:57 PM

A bottle of Sangiovese red. Not a fan.

A bottle of Raspberry Porter. Too cloying.

A bottle of Hennepin. Thaaaaat's better. :cheers:
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:59 PM

Well, sometimes ya gotta check out what the 5:1 folks are used to tasting. Either way, it didn't dilute the good times! :drunk:
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:25 PM

I'm taking a break on the absinthe stash for a while and sipping some Innis and Gunn and a few historic scottish ales I found at the LCBO!
nasty prisms good sir

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:43 PM

Moylans Hopsickle after a week and a half with no beer because my nose has been all stuffy
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:18 PM

Excellent Walton Waters....
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 10:55 PM

scottish pine ale and it is excellent.... gonna try and lay off the sinthe for a while.... I got some nice bottles and kindof 'overindulged' on a few of them
nasty prisms good sir

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 11:02 AM

Moylans Hopsickle after a week and a half with no beer because my nose has been all stuffy


Way to wake up those dulled olfactories! :cheers: :thumbup:


Stone/Maui/Ken Schmidt kona Coffee Macadamia Nut Coconut Porter.

Deep brown with a cream/tan head. Nice body with decent lacing. The Kona coffee is very evident in the aroma, but more integrated into the whole flavor profile, and the toasted coconut is also obvious, but one needs to taste a bit harder to pick up the macadamia esters. Nice balance overall with a dry, slightly bitter finish.

Initially, I thought I was really diggin' on this one, but as I'm approaching the end of the bottle, I'm almost feeling something akin to a sense of relief. I still find it quite tasty, but I couldn't imagine ever feeling to compelled to drink more than one onacuz the residual flavors end up being just a bit too mouth-coating in a slightly strange kinda way.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 02:38 PM

I'm having a Negroni. The Fancy Free that I made only minutes ago has already been claimed by someone else.
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 04:13 PM

And now I'm having a Japanese. Drink Boy sure knows how to instruct one on mixing up some tasty beverages. :cheers:
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 04:28 PM

Deep brown with a cream/tan head. Nice body with decent lacing. and the toasted coconut is also obvious, but one needs to suck a bit harder to pick up the macadamia esters.

Initially, I thought I was really diggin' on this one, but as I'm approaching relief I still find it quite tasty, but I couldn't imagine ever feeling compelled to swallow more than one onacuz the residual flavors end up being just a bit too mouth-coating in a slightly strange kinda way.



What the hell does "decent lacing" mean. I'm understanding that you're talking about a black dude but that part throes me off. Is it a crossdresser?

Anyway, I'm sipping Maudite and getting a good release after a long hard week of work.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 04:39 PM

Moylans Hopsickle after a week and a half with no beer because my nose has been all stuffy


Way to wake up those dulled olfactories! :cheers: :thumbup:


Stone/Maui/Ken Schmidt kona Coffee Macadamia Nut Coconut Porter.

Deep brown with a cream/tan head. Nice body with decent lacing. The Kona coffee is very evident in the aroma, but more integrated into the whole flavor profile, and the toasted coconut is also obvious, but one needs to taste a bit harder to pick up the macadamia esters. Nice balance overall with a dry, slightly bitter finish.

Initially, I thought I was really diggin' on this one, but as I'm approaching the end of the bottle, I'm almost feeling something akin to a sense of relief. I still find it quite tasty, but I couldn't imagine ever feeling to compelled to drink more than one onacuz the residual flavors end up being just a bit too mouth-coating in a slightly strange kinda way.


I loved it and paid a pretty price to get a bunch of it sent out here from CA. When cold, it tastes kind of like an average coffee stout.. but as it warms, it totally evolves into something new and new elements of flavor emerge. It has a very different silky mouthfeel as you mentioned, and maybe its from some of the oil of the macadamia nut or coconut ... but I loved the beer.
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Posted 28 November 2009 - 04:47 PM

Yup, there was definitely more complexity that emeged as it warmed, but there was just something that struck me as a bit over-the-top (and, more importantly, not quite harmonious) about the buildup of the flavors on the palate by the end of the bottle.


Is it a crossdresser?


That depends.

Is that an attempt at humor? :tongue:

Anyway, lacing was originally ascribed to Belgian ales and I suspect most of the folks from there are probably what you asked, so the answer might be yes. :laugh:

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 05:41 PM

That's my way of pointing out that porter and other such beuerages (coffee, wine, brandy etc...) can be described in the same way as belgian crossdressing black dudes.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 06:49 PM

Those aren't so much into lace, butt they certainly have legs. :dev-cheers:

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