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Cadence

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Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter. 5% ABV. From a brewery dating back to 1758 in Tadcaster, Yorkshire. If you want a porter that isn't flying off into chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, coconut, or whatnot... this one is really good. It took me a while to get into it, because I apparently haven't had a good just-plain porter in a while. A 93=Outstanding, 4.19/5 on Beer Advocate.
 

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Zardnaar

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Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter. 5% ABV. From a brewery dating back to 1758 in Tadcaster, Yorkshire. If you want a porter that isn't flying off into chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, coconut, or whatnot... this one is really good. It took me a while to get into it, because I apparently haven't had a good just-plain porter in a while. A 93=Outstanding, 4.19/5 on Beer Advocate.

I think porters are overlooked because of stouts.

Haven't tried to many of them so have to investigate further. Don't mind Baltika 6.
 

Zaukrie

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Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter. 5% ABV. From a brewery dating back to 1758 in Tadcaster, Yorkshire. If you want a porter that isn't flying off into chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, coconut, or whatnot... this one is really good. It took me a while to get into it, because I apparently haven't had a good just-plain porter in a while. A 93=Outstanding, 4.19/5 on Beer Advocate.
One of the first porters I ever had, way back in the day.
 



Zardnaar

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Drought broke.

Monteith's black. Think it's a stout.
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Very smooth not to overpowering quite liked it.

And a fruity pilsner.
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And 6 year old nephew hitting the hard stuff. Strawberry milkshake.

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Cadence

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Dogfish Head Campfire Amplifier - a s'mores inspired Milk Stout. 6.5 ABV. They advertise it as "brewed with marshmallows, graham crackers, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla beans and smoked malt." I can tell the cocoa and I think the vanilla, the rest all kind of blends together. It seems light for a stout, and the flavors almost come together as artificial tasting, but just miss being too much so. It's pretty good. Beer Advocate has it as "Very Good" 88% and 3.92/5.
 

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Zardnaar

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Dogfish Head Campfire Amplifier - a s'mores inspired Milk Stout. 6.5 ABV. They advertise it as "brewed with marshmallows, graham crackers, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla beans and smoked malt." I can tell the cocoa and I think the vanilla, the rest all kind of blends together. It seems light for a stout, and the flavors almost come together as artificial tasting, but just miss being too much so. It's pretty good. Beer Advocate has it as "Very Good" 88% and 3.92/5.

Would give that a shot.
 

Zardnaar

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Nothing to exciting for decades we only had one lager option.

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This is the "pure" version. Not to bad. Vaguely similar to a Heineken.

Better than expected but just a beer.

Beer advocate had it lol, 71.


Rating is fair imho 7/10 for me.
 
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Cadence

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Founders Highly Acclaimed KBS - Barrel Aged Maple Mackinac Fudge Imperial Stout. 11% ABV. Definitely fudge, a tiny bit of barrel age, couldn't taste the maple. I wouldn't pick it over the Omnipollo or Sweet Baby Jesus (which isnt saying much because they're great), but Beer Advocate had it a bit higher at 100 (4.54/5)!?!
 

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Cadence

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Front porch Happy Hour on December 23rd!?! Weihenstephaner Vitus ... which taught me what a Weizenbock is (a lager, so not an ale like a Weisbier) and that I definitely prefer the ales. On the other hand, if you like lagers, this one gets a 95-World Class and 4.3/5 out of Beer Advocate.
 

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Zardnaar

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Christmas here in NZ. We don't do a lunch but a breakfast.
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8am bit early in the day for me but the girls like their wine. Moscato, rose moscato and sauvignon blanc.

Treason all of them are Aussie!!!? For just a lager developed a taste for that Krombacher.

Supermarkets insane here so skipped buying some more exotic flavours.
 


Zardnaar

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IPAs both were quite nice.

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One on the left is very fruity/hoppy. I prefer the one on the right as it's not as overpowering

Not on beer advocate but both companies are.

Similar to this 1812.


Emerson's is an expensive beer, Mac's owned by same company but semi craft beers at Macro prices. Emerson's also a home town beer with a restaurant.
 
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Cadence

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Mid-cooking yesterday, Sun King Electric Reindeer seemed a suitable Christmas-eve break. An American Style Brown Ale brewed with Ginger and Molasses. Not usually a brown ale person, but this was pretty good. And the can is great.
 

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