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  1. to øl yule mælk rum barrel aged 2019 imperial milk stout - brewed at de proef in belgium, 15.1% abv. this is probably the best example of the post shelton brothers new old stock that I've had, while the few to øl city beers I've had have been excellent it's hard to believe that they'll make a better version of something like this. this has a really nice mixture of beer flavors (albeit ones I don't normally associate with stouts) and rum flavors, it starts out with a nice mixture of raisin and dried fig with some oak and a tiny amount of apparent alcohol in the finish. this tastes more like a b
  2. is that the place that used to have a much nicer, older looking bar? I tried to go there the other day and wondered if I went to the wrong hotel on that strip.
  3. lawson’s mad river maple amber ale - 8% abv. I picked this up because it was a part of their year round line up for a while, which made me curious enough to overlook my dislike of amber ales. there’s something about the taste of malty beer this shade of brown that I really don’t like, and while I guess I’ve enjoyed a lot of older double ipas that are more or less this color they usually taste like hops and caramel malt. this smells strongly of the malt taste I dislike so much, but that taste works surprisingly well with the maple syrup and the small amount of piney american hops I get in the
  4. I saw grohl play drums for scream once.
  5. do you use the place on garfield? I haven’t seen zampone but everything I’ve had has been excellent. apart from the pastries I guess.
  6. I got gout in my early forties and the doctor laughed at me when I didn’t react and muttered something about a bad diet. I find that I can feel it coming on and moderating my diet prevents full on flare ups. shit sucks.
  7. no english fine dining after 9/11? I had the version that didn’t give you food poisoning and liked it.
  8. rip off of a fat duck dish. don’t know who they took it from.
  9. I ate at his bed stuy spot a few times when I lived down the street.
  10. finback bqe vietnamese coffee imperial stout with cocoa beans, mostra vietnam lotus coffee, vanilla bean and condensed milk. aged in bourbon barrels. 2022 - 14.8% abv. this is from the newest release of finback's oldest stout, I picked this one over the base chocolate and coffee version as well as the double banana coconut and double nut caramel that completed last years variants. the bqe variants are usually my favorite finback stouts, but this is a little bit hotter and sweeter than the way I remember previous versions and while you can clearly taste all the adjuncts the usual depth is missi
  11. the evil twin location in dumbo has the original great northern sign on the wall.
  12. someone told me that the overheating was a deliberate response to the early twentieth century influenza outbreak and was meant to insure people would keep their windows open.
  13. the duke riley show at the brooklyn museum is well worth seeing.
  14. there's a nice documentary about him on apple+ that has some stunning architecture he's done in chicago. it's part of a series called home.
  15. didn't manage to see the copperwhite but the frank and marshall shows were terrific, and if you're over there see the keifer and the norment too.
  16. I remember being completely shocked by the realization that the reason my high school girlfriend’s parents never walked in on us was because they didn’t want to.
  17. I did it too but unfortunately that doesn't make the statement above wrong.
  18. sierra nevada celebration fresh hop ipa - 6.8% abv. this is the fortieth release of sierra’s malty, centennial focused winter seasonal, which was the first real ipa I had from them. this has the usual bitter mix of pine, citrus, and actual malt flavor. it’s hard to say why, but I remember liking previous vintages a little more. my strongest recommendation.
  19. lawson's finest liquids fayston maple imperial stout aged in mad river distillers rum barrels - 10.5% abv. the only other dark beer I've had from lawson's is the black ipa that they released in the fall. that's a style that I was convinced shouldn't exist - even maine beer co can't make a good one - but theirs really blew me away, and I was really happy to finally come across a lawson's stout. apparently the base beer is made with made with maple syrup, and while the rum is local to the brewery they don't make one with maple sugar, which could be impossible or otherwise unwanted for all I know
  20. to øl goliat maple beacon edition smokey imperial coffee stout matured with bourbon barrel chips - brewed at de proef, lochristi, belgium, 10.2% abv. this is probably more new old stock left over from the shelton brothers bankruptcy, but I’m not sure how old it is. this was first released in 2018 but tastes like it’s about a year old to me. this starts out with a great mixture of peat, roast coffee, and vanilla, which is followed by some really well done bourbon and a mixture of milk chocolate, fig, raisins, and a hint of anise and maple. there’s a lot of detail here despite the relatively low
  21. AaronS

    Death Pool

    the last meal I had at korzo was awful. still a loss for the neighborhood.
  22. the one in across the street from pratt that's been there forever? I read about it but never went. I didn't like lulu and po as much as you did.
  23. three floyds x pig destroyer permanent funeral imperial ipa - 10.5% abv. this is one of those old school beers I’ve been so into recently. the recipe goes back to 2013, but it actually seems older even though it’s all citra. this is a huge, bitter beer that’s also fairly sweet, which gives the pineapple and citrus the carmelized or marmalade character I like so much in these kind of beers, and there’s a mixture of honey, pine, and resinous mango in the finish. these cans are a little older than usual, and this isn’t as good as the way I remember previous years versions, and so on. recommended
  24. finback ba banna drip barrel aged imperial stout with banana, coffee, vanilla, and peanut butter - 13.2% abv. the coffee is from finback's own invisible force roaster and the barrels they used previously held an unspecified type of bourbon. I really don't know why I like these so much, but... this starts out with a pretty bitter combination of roast coffee and chocolate that's followed by the adjuncts. it would be easy for something with this set of adjuncts to be cloying, but each of them works well with the bitterness and there's a lot of depth here. it's definitely sweet though, I guess I'm
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