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cs
07-26-2009, 05:41 PM
Unless you like your chocolate milkshakes made with beer instead of milk, you might want to stay away from this one.

http://www.kwaree.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/fort-collins-chocolate-stout.jpg

Chad

Paul Pless
07-26-2009, 05:43 PM
whatever were you thinking????

David G
07-26-2009, 05:44 PM
Chad,

Did you try it? I haven't tried that one, but have had some chocolate stouts that were superior beers. They don't actually taste like chocolate. They are, however, BIG, flavorful, thick beers - typically with an alcohol content to match. Winter fare for me.

botebum
07-26-2009, 05:51 PM
Must be me. I thought this was about ... never mind:rolleyes:

Doug

Beowolf
07-26-2009, 06:09 PM
We did a neighborhood wine tasting trip last weekend. I had some of this...

http://beersuggest.com/static/images/beer/cocoa_stout.gif

...way to heavy on the cocoa flavor. :(

cs
07-26-2009, 06:21 PM
My wife had bought one to try and didn't like it so I tried to finish it. Now I"m moving on to Longboard Island Lager. A clear crisp refreshing lager.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h199/LMcCulloch/beer/LongboardIslandLager.jpg

Chad

Canoez
07-26-2009, 06:56 PM
Chocolate stout made with chocolate malt or simply with the addition of some sort of chocolate?

Had some good porters and stouts with coffee as an adder. Quite good, really, but not the best drink for this time of year.

cs
07-26-2009, 07:40 PM
Now moving on to Pete's Wicked Strawberry Blonde.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3613/3349273412_95fa467e0e.jpg

Chad

C. Ross
07-26-2009, 07:41 PM
Young's Luxury Double Chocolate Stout.

Sorta like Bailey's Irish Cream, but with beer. Mmmmmmm...

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.slashfood.com/media/2007/11/youngs-double-chocolate.jpg

botebum
07-26-2009, 07:57 PM
The Brewmaster doesn't have anything on Longboard but says that the PW Strawberry Blonde rates 84, and the description of the flavors sounds pretty good.

Doug

botebum
07-26-2009, 08:00 PM
Young's Dbl Choc. rates a 40 ... not too encouraging.

Doug

Paul Pless
07-26-2009, 08:00 PM
This thread clearly shows that there is much good thinking in the Reinheitsgebot. ;)

S/V Laura Ellen
07-26-2009, 08:02 PM
I like chocolate, I like stout, the two together .... forget about it!

cs
07-26-2009, 08:39 PM
The Wicked Strawberry Blonde is good. Damn those 15 trial packs at World Market. :)


Chad

cs
07-26-2009, 09:48 PM
Anyway, it does do you any good when you are trying to strafe German armored columns.

Chad

Memphis Mike
07-26-2009, 09:58 PM
Anyway, it does do you any good when you are trying to strafe German armored columns.

Chad

You're slurring your words.:eek:

C. Ross
07-26-2009, 10:53 PM
Young's Dbl Choc. rates a 40 ... not too encouraging.

Doug

Who is this "Brewmaster" and why does he lack taste?

botebum
07-26-2009, 11:06 PM
The brewmaster is a fairly worthless little electro-gadget that claims to have a couple thousand beers rated in its database. My brother was "kind" enough to regift it to me after a friend of his regifted it to him. Want one?

Doug

C. Ross
07-26-2009, 11:29 PM
Nah. The only worthless electronic doo-dad beer recommender device I use is invisible people on the WBF.

David G
07-27-2009, 01:16 AM
Here's a local beer that is the best chocolate stout I've tried. I can certainly recommend it! Beer Advocate rates a couple higher, but I've not gotten my paws on them.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/132/1118

ChaseKenyon
07-27-2009, 02:23 AM
Unless you like your chocolate milkshakes made with beer instead of milk, you might want to stay away from this one.

http://www.kwaree.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/fort-collins-chocolate-stout.jpg




Sounds like Ft. Collins..........

I went to CSU.......Go Aggies!!!!!!!!!

In 1969 I lived in one of the only two experimental Co-ed college Dorms in the country, Greene Hall. The other was at some dumb little private college, I think it was IIRC called Stamford. jLOL

personally my favorite brew is one of my own to an old recipe. a 5 malt plus honey Scottish Imperial Ale as was shipped to the Scottish Officers who built the Russian Navy for the Tsars.

It has t obe finished with Champagne yeast or yeast booster(preferred method).

It ranges between 13.5 and 14 .7 as aged in the bottle for at least two months.:p:p:D:D

Captain Intrepid
07-27-2009, 03:39 PM
Who is this "Brewmaster" and why does he lack taste?

Beeradvocate.com rates Young's Double Chocolate Stout an A- on both the users section and the "bros" section (the fellows that run the site.) I also approve. I've only had one bottle, as it runs a little on the expensive side, but it's delicious!

cs
07-27-2009, 07:44 PM
Moving on to another Fort Collins special. A new Belgium beer, Skinny Dip. Cascading hops frolicking with a hint of kaffir lime. Yup, there it is. Interesting taste, kinda crisp. I give it an okay.

http://blog.oregonlive.com/thebeerhere/medium_Skinny%20Dip%20.jpg

Chad

cs
07-27-2009, 09:22 PM
I don't even know words like that, I was reading them from the label.

Chad

cs
07-28-2009, 07:17 PM
Tonight we are having a summer seasonal with a chaotic chemistry from the Magic Hat brewery, Wacko.

http://mustlovebeer.com/uploads_user/1000/978/798.jpg

Chad

Popeye
07-29-2009, 07:14 AM
Unless you like your chocolate milkshakes made with beer instead of milk, you might want to stay away from this one.

does it actually contain chocolate , cocoa ?

you can look up several good recipes for 'chocolate' stout , it is a euphemism of course , the toffee/ coffee taste comes from dark roasted barley , black patent and crystal malts

Popeye
07-29-2009, 07:19 AM
Cascading hops frolicking

'cascade hops (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_hops)' ?

J P
07-29-2009, 01:03 PM
Heard a blurb on NPR this morning about brewing beer from ancient yeast. They mentioned reconstructing an ancient South American beer with cocoa, chili peppers, and spices.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111273307

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y279/picsonline/theobroma.png
http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/occassional-rarities/theobroma.htm

Think I'd like to try that.

cs
07-29-2009, 07:39 PM
So cascade hops is an actual hop and not used as an adjective. Didn't know that.

Tonight, straight from Chippewa Falls comes Leinenkugel's 1888 Bock. Another crisp refreshing summer brew. Not bad at all.

http://beeradvocate.com/im/forum/1888bock.jpg


Chad

Mrleft8
07-30-2009, 08:34 AM
Bocks aren't generally considered a "summer brew"..... But then again, they may just be calling it a "Bock".

Popeye
07-30-2009, 08:41 AM
what's up with chad , has he found a new mission in life ?

Paul Pless
07-30-2009, 08:58 AM
Bocks aren't generally considered a "summer brew"..... But then again, they may just be calling it a "Bock".Just about anythings gotta be crisper and lighter than this...
http://www.kwaree.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/fort-collins-chocolate-stout.jpg

cs
07-30-2009, 05:03 PM
The Chocolate Stout was not packaged with the others. The wife bought it separate to try. The 1888 Bock however was part of the summer seasonal package. I'm not an expert on Bocks, but it was a lighter crisper tasting beer with a darkish/reddish color and it tasted pretty good.

I'm saving the best for last or at least as far as I know its the best, Sam Adams Summer Ale. I've had these before and they are great.

Chad

switters
07-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Sounds like Ft. Collins..........

I went to CSU.......Go Aggies!!!!!!!!!

In 1969 I lived in one of the only two experimental Co-ed college Dorms in the country, Greene Hall. The other was at some dumb little private college, I think it was IIRC called Stamford. jLOL

personally my favorite brew is one of my own to an old recipe. a 5 malt plus honey Scottish Imperial Ale as was shipped to the Scottish Officers who built the Russian Navy for the Tsars.

It has t obe finished with Champagne yeast or yeast booster(preferred method).

It ranges between 13.5 and 14 .7 as aged in the bottle for at least two months.:p:p:D:D

Chocolate stout is called that because they roast the hops and it has a chocolate flavor to some. Good for the winter or with meals,

Green Hall was turned into a parking garage last year. Sorry, a lot of people I talked to on the design team were sad to see it go.

Skinny dip is pretty good, it is a light beer, but they dont really market that part of it.

Fort Collins is a hell hole with horrible beers and is turning into a crime ridden urban center with plastic boats.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_bucket/P7260011.jpg

for your own safety, stay away until we have the situation in hand.:)

cs
07-30-2009, 07:02 PM
Now to wash the red cedar dust out of my throat we will try something from Red Hook, Sunrye Summer Ale. It does finish with a very slight lemon taste, very slight and this crisp (crisp can be used on a lot of summer ales) ale has drink ability. Why can't we drink summer ales all year?

http://image.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/summer_redhook_sunrye.jpg

Chad

Popeye
07-31-2009, 06:40 AM
Chocolate stout is called that because they roast the hops and it has a chocolate flavor to some. roasted barley malt can have a 'chocolate' color , like coffee

not roasted hops :rolleyes:

Popeye
07-31-2009, 07:06 AM
Bock is a great beer style. I've no idea why it's so rarely made commercially.

a lot of those beer styles chad has , started out as craft brewing , but ended up being bought out by large breweries , ab or miller

stevebaby
07-31-2009, 09:48 AM
Sink a nip or two of Tia Maria into a pint of Guiness.
It works for the Liverpool Kop, and it works for me.
It's a bevvie to take into battle.
Against whatever foe that ails ya, such as sobriety.:D