What are you guys drinking tonight?

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  1. Jtallen83

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    Hoppen-Daz Mango Milkshake IPA from Bur Oak Brewing in Columbia, MO. I smell fresh cantaloupe, a hint of citrus, and a general tropical fruit note. Ripe mango is in the flavor big time. Notes of citrus, pine and a little dank. There is also a malty backbone all the way through. I am not tasting any milkshake, at least not any milkshake I have ever tasted. A nice bitter finish, not overpowering but enough to balance the sweet flavors. A very good beer, at 6% ABV and a $1.99 a can I'll grab more if I see it.
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    BG style :cool: :p

    Strong plum Rakia (60%), fresh salad and a good knife.

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    60% alcohol? Thats amazing strong!
     
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    Most home distilled Rakia is around 55-60%, adding a couple of ice cubes makes it great.

    I have a Kaki Fruit in the yard, we call it "paradise apple" and some really nice Rakia was made from it back in March (for the 1st time). I will make a new batch with this year's fruits, it really tastes good and is different from the usual grape distillate.

    But my all time favourite is the plum Rakia, really great drink :)
     
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    Ill have to research more about that. Sounds neat.
     
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakia has some general info, but each family has their own recipe for the preparation, distillation and aging.
    It nice to distill it yourself and a lot cheaper too :)
     
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    1 part Vodka
    2 parts Aperol
    some carbonated water, ice and lemon

    Cheers!
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    Never heard of aperol. Looking it up it sounds good!
     
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    It's like a softer Campari, less bitter.
    Campari with Vodka and a slice of lemon is great.
     
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    Never heard of Campari either. I should get out more.
     
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    Both of them are Italian liquors, perhaps not popular in the US. They're great for the summer.
     
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    Maker's Mark this evening.
     
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    Irish Blessing Oak Aged Coffee Stout by Boulder Beer Co. you might be able to guess where there from. It is said this stout was aged on oak chips soaked in Tullamore D.E.W. Big coffee aroma, just the mellowest hint of whisky. Big coffee flavor, joined by very roasty malt up front There is also a creamy element, not sweet but you would swear there is a touch of cream in the coffee. The whisky picks up some as it warms in the mouth. Leaves a real dry smoky flavor, hints of dark chocolate, hard to describe as it's strong but not overbearing. Don't expect that strong oak barrel aged flavor but if you like coffee then you will like this stout
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    Zagorka IPA

    Cheers!
     
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    Superposition Idaho 7 DIPA brewed by an outfit called Freethought in New York, distributed by 12%. The beer pusher said this was the best beer he had in the cooler right now, he did not mislead me. Smells like a tropical fruit fest, almost an orange blossom aroma. The flavor is outstanding. A big citrus/grapefruit burst up front but the fruity theme keeps rolling into an almost starburst like fruit flavor. Sweet but not overly sweet with that dry component always there in the backbone. Also get a good dose of malty flavors, has distinct flavor zones as it travels the path. Hard not to suck it right down but the flavor gets even stronger as it warms a bit. Almost complex but just plain good so not that complex.
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    Rotting Earth Double Dry Hopped DIPA, there be hops in this schit! One of those drawn out by and for things 12% are the distributors, Dorchester Brewing made it and canned it for Abomination Brewing Co. The beer pusher was wrong, this is a better beer than his best. Aroma up front is a pineapple, mango tropical fruit with just a hint of malt, still smells like beer. Flavor is off the charts tropical fruit and layers of it. There is that dry bitter component present all the way through, like you would expect from a double double IPA. I need to make the drive today and buy more………
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    New Belgium's Voodoo Ranger Jucifer IPA. Has a melon-tropical fruit aroma. Taste follows the aroma, lots of tropical melon flavor with some citrus. Has hints of pine and dank with some malty backbone. Sweet but with enough bitter to balance and not just taste like a fruit juice. Really a very good beer for a shelfie. Hopefully they keep this one coming!
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    Another breakfast beer, Bacon French Toast IPA with maple syrup, caramelized sugar, and bacon from Decadent Ales, brewed and canned by Dorchester Brewing Co. Boston Mass. for Decadent Ales and distributed by 12%. Smells like breakfast, maple with a hint of toast and hints of citrus. Big maple flavor up front, very sweet. There is some hoppy citrus and malt in the background but very subdued. Finishes with a smoky burnt sugar flavor for the bitter, I assume this is the bacon they refer to. It's not a terrible beer but falls well short of their other breakfast beers, can't say I would recommend it.
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