What's your favorite BEER?

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ctyankee

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Oct 25, 2019
59
connecticut
For those of you in the PNW Festivus is back! It’s one of my favorite seasonal beers. View attachment 265833
Lucky you! Wish that was out here in N.E.

I enjoy many different brewers and styles but every time I remember to have a Samuel Smith (Porter, Nut Brown, Milk Stout) I'm reminded this is among the best there is.

Where is Anchor Brewing? Can't find any of their stuff in CT anymore. A rhetorical question, because there are so many local and regional beers, and only so many can fit on a shelf. Too bad, though. A high quality brewer. Too many taste and feel like homebrew.
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,216
Eastern Central PA
Yuengling finally came through with their new Porter now in bottles, previously only available in Kegs. Quite reasonable pricewise by the case. 5% ABV . Generally very popular in my area. Tends to sell out quickly . If you dont like chocolate in your beer you probaly wont like this though. Chocolate taste is fairly prominent. Yuengling.jpg.jpg
 
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
88,227
South Puget Sound, WA
For those of you in the PNW Festivus is back! It’s one of my favorite seasonal beers.
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Black Raven makes some good and interesting brews.
EDIT: Found some at the local store. It's a very nice holiday beer indeed.
 
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fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
2,994
Massachusetts
had this one with a bowl of soup tonight dragonsmilk.png
very dark when cold first taste is a chocolate bar
it's not call dragon's milk for nothing downed the last half it'll sit ya down (was in a rush)
 
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Solarguy3500

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Dec 3, 2020
138
Western MA
This one is appropriate after a day of hand splitting firewood. It's a good stout with a subtle chocolate flavor.
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Seasoned Oak

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Oct 17, 2008
7,216
Eastern Central PA
Black New Trail Moonlite.jpg poured from a pint can into a clear pint glass. There is a nice roasted malt aroma emanating from the glass, bringing hints of black licorice, vanilla, coffee and more prominant dark chocolate,. A light, yet full roasted malt flavor dominates the taste. A very drinkable and refreshing stout, which like most of New Trail's hazies, hides a potent ABV very well. It’s always good to see some residue at the bottom of the glass after a good brew has been consumed. 9.1ABV Worth a try. Another winner from New Trail. They seem to roll out hit after hit, like Founders and Pizza boys.
 
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
88,227
South Puget Sound, WA
Oh my goodness. I was dubious about this one, but it's a home run. Backwoods Brewery, Pecan Pie Porter. It's not sweet at all. The forward taste is chocolate but it finishes up with vanilla and caramel notes and the aftertaste is of pecans. I don't know how they did it, but this is a brewing masterpiece. We will definitely be picking up some more.

 

Couver

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Sep 7, 2020
14
Whidbey Island
Oh my goodness. I was dubious about this one, but it's a home run. Backwoods Brewery, Pecan Pie Porter. It's not sweet at all. The forward taste is chocolate but it finishes up with vanilla and caramel notes and the aftertaste is of pecans. I don't know how they did it, but this is a brewing masterpiece. We will definitely be picking up some more.

Just grabbed a few of these today and they are great! Thank You!

To me the flavor is like the Karo syrup in a pecan pie. I lived down south for a hot minute I know that taste
 
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
Just grabbed a few of these today and they are great! Thank You!

To me the flavor is like the Karo syrup in a pecan pie. I lived down south for a hot minute I know that taste
Just got some more and turned my wife on to it. She normally doesn't go for porters, but she liked this one a lot.
 

Solarguy3500

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Dec 3, 2020
138
Western MA
This is one of my favorite stouts of all time. Big Elm Brewing, Dead of Winter Imperial Stout. The brewery is local, in Sheffield, MA and I helped them get solar PV and solar hot water for the brewery.

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Seasoned Oak

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Oct 17, 2008
7,216
Eastern Central PA
Another good brew from Troegs. Grand Cacao Chocolate Stout. Nice blend of dark chocolate ,vanilla and coffee. Hints of caramel in the mix. Milk sugars leave their mark. Soft sweetness with a subtle bitterness. That would make this bittersweet. Nice roasted malt backbone. Alcohol goes unnoticed at 6.5ABV. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's extremely fluffy, velvety, smooth and slightly creamy. grandcacao-productshot.png