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by portwood
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Whisky Holiday Calendar 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Whisky Holiday Calendar 2019

... I’m interested in hearing Portwood’s educated opinions... Thank you for the kind words but i've been fighting a cold/flu for the last week and can't smell/taste much. Therefore, I've put off cracking these open. Being a cheap bassturd accountant at heart I'm probably going to return the box and...
by portwood
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16596
Views: 2136658

Re: What're you drinking right now?

beerstodiscover wrote:
portwood wrote:From limited experience, IPAs die after a few weeks/months - depending on brewery - can this last that long?


For all intents and purposes this is a hoppy barley wine. I like the hop bitterness, but even if it fades, this will still be a nice ale to drink in a decade.

that makes sense, thanks
by portwood
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16596
Views: 2136658

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Fullers Imperial IPA — Really nice beast of an ale. Firm Euro hops and massive malt. Fruity, bready, herbal, sweet and bitter. This was a pleasant surprise for me as well. labels says its bottle conditioned and best before Dec 2028 ... a NINE YEAR shelf life for an imperial IPA? WTF? from limited e...
by portwood
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1016
Views: 185845

Re: Christmas Spirits Appreciation

However, this package is "educational" in the sense that you can sample different styles of whisky (Scotch single malt, Scotch single grain, Scotch blended malt) and whiskey (Bourbon and Irish) without committing to full 750ml bottles of any. If you do find something you like, you can alw...
by portwood
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1016
Views: 185845

Re: Christmas Spirits Appreciation

Anyone looking to "experiment" with Whisk(e)y? This could be a good place to start: https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lcbo/that-boutique-y-whisky-company-whisky-holiday-calendar-11662#.XciLl1c3kmR (I'll update when I pick up my box) Ordered. Thanks for the heads up. I usua...
by portwood
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1016
Views: 185845

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Anyone looking to "experiment" with Whisk(e)y? This could be a good place to start: https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lcbo/that-boutique-y-whisky-company-whisky-holiday-calendar-11662#.XciLl1c3kmR not sure its the same set, but looking at the company's website, its a good v...
by portwood
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario
Replies: 152
Views: 36742

Re: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario

Blasphomet wrote:Who?

ok boomer
by portwood
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario
Replies: 152
Views: 36742

Re: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario

Anyone who thought the Naughty Neighbour or Immodest labels were sexist is the softest millennial do-gooder there is. Nickel Brook wimped out big time on that one and the new cans are try-hard and look horrendous as fuck. I haven't seen or heard any women complain. Just dudes that are trying so har...
by portwood
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16596
Views: 2136658

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I guess i'm the only one who didn't enjoy 2019 Fullers Vintage Ale, it's fine.. but not worth cellaring this years vintage. I think it's the Crystal malt they sourced from NZ is throwing me off. Not that I didn't like it but I agree the 2019 is the weakest of the last 5 years to my untrained palate...
by portwood
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16596
Views: 2136658

Re: What're you drinking right now?

BeerIsGood wrote:Fuller’s Vintage Ale, 2019 Edition. Exceptional as always. While the LCBO Christmas release does lean heavily on repetition, in the case of the Fuller’s I hope they keep repeating.

would love to see the imperial stout on an annual basis as well
by portwood
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1048157

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA - Tallboy cans. Was excited till I checked the stamp. Looks May brewing, so 4-5 months old? Last sixer I bought here was 3 months "fresh," I didn't mind it. Love American breweries. Every time I'm at the LCBO I eye this beer and the Jai Alai from Cigar City, b...
by portwood
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1048157

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

I've had Jai Alai at about 2 months old and it was still tasty. But I would guess this will arrive super stale. Too bad. Maduro Brown is coming this fall, not really exciting but probably ages better. Hopefully Cigar City sends something dark and robust as part of the winter seasonal release. Canne...
by portwood
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 75
Views: 7293

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

matt7215 wrote:Rouge River has a tied house licence which allows for sales of beer, wine and spirits as well as beer made on site. Only the products they make can be sold to go.

Cool, good to know
thx
by portwood
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 75
Views: 7293

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

I don't think so -- it has to be brewed on-site for them to sell it directly out of their facility. So how do we explain taprooms selling beer from other breweries. recent example: Rouge River had a beer from Barncat current example: https://www.rougeriverbrewingcompany.com/bottleshop-tap-list scro...
by portwood
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 75
Views: 7293

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

La Trappe Quad, i believe, is brewed at Brunswick in Ontario. and it's Netherlands, not Belgian. Yes, correct, saw it in the fridge on my last visit to Brunswick. Though it may still benefit the monks and their causes (in a small way), i guess that means the Ontario version is NOT a trappist beer ...

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