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Title: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 22, 2015, 08:46:51 PM
Just polished off a 5lt keg of Doom Bar that I got down at Sharp's Brewery in Rock, Cornwall, on Thursday.

Next up is a bottle of 6.8% Hunter's 'Full Bore' ale....schlurp.

(http://www.tuckersmaltings.com/image/cache/data/Manufacturers/hunters/Hun_FullBore-op-600x600.jpg)


What are you lot pouring down yer gizzards tonight|?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 22, 2015, 09:07:00 PM
Black sheep ale this afternoon in shirebrook with a mixed grill then over to our jacks and had a few corona I think they are called with lime bits in not that good now polishing the last of those budweiser off so I can stock up on decent stuff tomorrow  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 22, 2015, 09:19:31 PM
Corona (with lime slices)......Yukweiser.......Geez Rab, what a tart you are!!!

You'll be on the Babysham and Lambrini next........and then dreaming about .177 girly calibre!! ::) ::) :P ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 22, 2015, 09:23:00 PM
It was girls who did the shopping both at mine and over at relatives  :-[
I'll NEVER dream of .177 those would be nightmares  :'(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 22, 2015, 09:27:46 PM

Yeah yeah yeah......blame someone else why don't ya?? ::)


Applauded for the following though......

I'll NEVER dream of .177 those would be nightmares  :'(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 22, 2015, 09:28:44 PM
You know me  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on August 22, 2015, 09:47:17 PM
  Just slurping some co op dark rum. Seems to be working :).

 Got some morgans gold aswell to have a nip of, like liquid vanilla it is.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 22, 2015, 10:14:07 PM
Liquid vanilla  ??? Sounds like a desert  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on August 22, 2015, 11:00:16 PM
Think I will try and make ginger beer, you never know it might end up alcoholic! ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 22, 2015, 11:51:46 PM
You or the beer ?  ;D
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Post by: airgunnut on August 23, 2015, 12:21:06 AM
Both! :o ;D
I remember ginger beer as a kid, not the american shit but real ginger beer made from a ginger beer plant, (yeast, sugar and ground root ginger) the stuff that's closest is old Jamaican ginger beer, slight kick as you drink it, then the back of your mouth caches fire! ;D this is what I want, and if stored right (or wrong ;)) it ends up alcoholic! that crabbys ginger beer is a waste of time! You can tell its alcoholic and it's sweet, thats it, no ginger taste, to me it was pretty nasty stuff taste wise!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 23, 2015, 10:13:46 AM
Good luck with it bud I'd be interested to see how this goes if you try it  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 23, 2015, 10:15:56 AM
Never tried that Morgan's Gold....but the 'liquid vanilla' description sounds nice, so I'll deffo get some.


Yep, I like that Old Jamaica Ginger Beer too. There is another one similar, I think it's called 'Fiery Ginger beer' made by Idris, IIRC. That's go a good kick too!


Yep, just done a search and it is made by Idris >>

(http://www.britvic.co.uk/~/media/Images/BritvicGBRedesign/TwentyFourSeven%20964x390/247/fiery%20ginger.ashx?mh=390&mw=964)


I also found that Old Jamaica do a *Limited Edition* 'Extra Fiery' Ginger Beer as well >>

(http://trndmonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/ojextramain-696x308.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on August 23, 2015, 10:47:35 AM
The extra fiery old Jamaican will be worth trying ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on August 23, 2015, 03:43:02 PM
Just started the ginger beer plant ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 23, 2015, 04:18:24 PM
When will it be ready?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 23, 2015, 05:28:04 PM
I think a trip to donny is needed  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on August 23, 2015, 05:41:12 PM
 '' Never tried that Morgan's Gold....but the 'liquid vanilla' description sounds nice, so I'll deffo get some.''
  With coke it warms up to a caramel/demerara/burnt treacle vibe.Lush with cream soda aswell.Happy days.
  .
 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on August 23, 2015, 06:13:23 PM
When will it be ready?
2weeks :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: dezyboy on August 24, 2015, 12:47:03 AM
Fake stella act a tw..

(http://res.cloudinary.com/ratebeer/image/upload/w_250,c_limit,q_85,d_beer_def.gif/beer_208228.jpg)

IMHO better than stella and £2.50 for 4
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on August 24, 2015, 02:08:49 AM
Stella!! Get some real brown ale down you're neck!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on August 24, 2015, 07:38:42 PM
This evening i'll be according with a dram of recent bought co operative blended scotch, maybe with a dash of lemonade-depending :).

 Had a bottle of beer this weekend, Barnsley Bitter. Dark and malty-beautiful.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on August 24, 2015, 09:38:44 PM
Just fed the ginger beer plant (you feed it once a day for 7-10 days) already it smells like it would blow your head off! (it smells like a stronger version of old Jamaican ginger beer)  God knows how strong it's going to be after another 6-10 days! :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 24, 2015, 10:11:11 PM
What exactly do you do mate it sounds interesting  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on August 24, 2015, 10:31:00 PM
Take a jar, bottle or any thing that can hold about a pint (some thing that has a loose fitting lid to stop anything getting in) some yeast (I used dry bread yeast in tins from the supermarket) ground ginger (32 g jar of the fair trade stuff only cost £1) and suger
I used 4 tea spoons of yeast in 1/2 pint blood temp water (water that feels neither hot or cold)
2 level tea spoons of suger
2 level tea spoons of ground ginger

Then every day for the next 6-10 days 1 tea spoon of suger and 1 of ginger
Thats the ginger beer plant, there are different ways to finish so you will have to look on line to find one that you like, (I'm still looking as there is that meany)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 24, 2015, 10:44:15 PM
Cheers mate  ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on August 24, 2015, 11:45:06 PM
It'd be handy if it turns out alcoholic, you could maybe knock up a few gallon..:) ::) :).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on August 25, 2015, 12:32:16 AM
Right now it is alcoholic (yeast + water + sugar = alcohol) its how you finish it that counts
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 27, 2015, 10:50:36 AM
its how you finish it that counts


Ohhhh Errrrrr Missus!!! :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on August 27, 2015, 11:28:46 AM
its how you finish it that counts


Ohhhh Errrrrr Missus!!! :o
That's rich coming from someone who has pet sheep and mixes his own "special" pellet lube! :o ::) :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 27, 2015, 03:05:07 PM
someone who has pet sheep and mixes his own "special" pellet lube! :o ::) :P

Actually, I have or do neither......so you must be thinking about someone else!! :o ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 02, 2015, 08:11:55 PM
Well the ginger beer plant is nearly ready, Going to follow this recipe http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/tv/hairybikers/mkbrecipes/DRINKS-GINGER-BEER-Su-Newson.pdf
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on September 02, 2015, 09:19:54 PM
Does it result in something alcoholic?

 

 Err presently enjoying a bottle of White and Mackay Glasgow Special. It's surprisingly smooth and opens up beautifully with a dash of water. As cheaper blends go this is a very fine drink.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 02, 2015, 09:43:28 PM
Does it result in something alcoholic?
It could do, if the liquid from the plant has yeast in it then the sugar added after for bottling then it will have a second ferment, this will give it some fizz and a bit more alcohol.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 03, 2015, 11:48:29 PM
Well it's now in the hands of the ginger beer gods, it's bottled, some how it made 9 pints, there was 1/3 pint for the plant liquid, 11/2 pints that you boil and add the sugar, 6 pints of cold water and the juice of 2 lemons,
Just 2 weeks to go
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on September 04, 2015, 05:35:44 AM
Was it kept in a warm place?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 04, 2015, 07:26:13 AM
some how it made 9 pints

Has it got any gas/bubbles in it Uggs? ???
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 04, 2015, 09:55:16 AM
some how it made 9 pints

Has it got any gas/bubbles in it Uggs? ???
No, but by the time it's finished it will have
Just remembered I added 16oz of sugar that would have increased the levels
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 04, 2015, 03:39:27 PM
Just remembered I added 16oz of sugar that would have increased the levels

So the mystery is solved then. ;)


I said solved.......not dissolved!!! :P ::) ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on September 04, 2015, 04:24:04 PM
It's going to be a liquor at this rate of evaporation  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 04, 2015, 06:25:06 PM
It's going to be a liquor at this rate of evaporation  ;D
What evaporation?? I ended up with more ginger beer than the amount of water I used! :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on September 04, 2015, 09:14:23 PM
Ah I read 11 1/2 drr  :-[
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 04, 2015, 09:25:43 PM
Ah I read 11 1/2 drr  :-[
Think you've been drinking too much :P
One of the bottles (im using type beer bottles, the ones with the built on ceramic stoppers) was hissing from the seal on the stopper, so I opened the bottle to check the seal, god it's got some fizz already!! :o as it turns out there is a tiny chip in the ceramic stopper on the inside and the pressure is enough to force gas through the ceramic, good job I've got plenty more bottles
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on September 04, 2015, 09:32:07 PM
Drop some of here  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 05, 2015, 01:53:46 PM
Drop some of here  ;D

Oi....get in the queue!!! :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on September 05, 2015, 05:49:54 PM
I'm closer than you  :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 05, 2015, 07:51:44 PM
Bog off its all mine!! (insert  evil laugh here)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on September 05, 2015, 09:01:37 PM
Tight git  :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 05, 2015, 09:17:04 PM
Yorkshire, remember ;D plus the fact I only have 9 bottles of it :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on September 05, 2015, 09:38:35 PM
You best get the instructions up in the  cook book section then so we can all have a go at it  ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on September 06, 2015, 08:02:43 PM
 Just opened a bottle of black spiced rum,it tastes a bit like Tia Maria with vanilla,toffee,cinnamon and liquerish. Rich and smooth, beautiful.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on September 06, 2015, 11:14:19 PM
I was drinking some of this on the weekend, but it came in 500ml cans. http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/staropramen-12x330ml (http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/staropramen-12x330ml) Can't seem to find the cans on their website. It was my younger brothers Birthday over the weekend and he'd come down from Scotland where he lives and works. Mine is only 4 days from his but there'll be no celebrations at shooty club (as I've taken to calling it) due to the community hall holding an Anne Summer's Party or something.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 08, 2015, 08:32:56 AM
Ann Summer's Party..............Ha Ha...............I like it!!! ;D ;D

Actually it was a public meeting regarding the proposed M4 relief road......but it was very informative, and also nice to be in the hall when someone else was doing all the work for a change!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on September 09, 2015, 08:34:00 PM
What choo gettin at? Tryin to make out i'm some sort of crazy lunt when shifting those big ass boards covered in carpet.  :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 11, 2015, 03:11:17 PM
Just one week to go before I crack open a bottle of home made ginger beer ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 11, 2015, 04:22:38 PM
Don't forget to take pics of the uncorking ceremony for us to see Uggs. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on September 11, 2015, 05:32:01 PM
Brandy and coke on the menu tonight  :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on September 11, 2015, 07:53:08 PM



 For starters a small ::) measure of kraken black rum  ,goes well with fish and chips  :).It's almost like Dandelion and Burdoch.

  Presently consuming a wee dram Glasgow Special. An ideal blended  solvent for clearing the mouth of grease and salt and vineger notes. :)


 
 
 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 12, 2015, 10:00:59 AM
kraken black rum 

I've never heard of that.....where did you get it Nick?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on September 12, 2015, 09:10:21 PM
It came from sainsburys.

 http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/rum/the-kraken-black-spiced-rum-70cl

 I'm having a little at the moment, it's like drinking benalyn and cream soda  :) ::).
 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 13, 2015, 09:13:16 AM
Hmmmm, I reckon I'm gonna try that. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on September 13, 2015, 06:26:16 PM
   

  Money well spent.
      If willywonka made rum ...
 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 13, 2015, 06:30:11 PM
......you  might find a Golden Ticket inside the bottle!! ;D
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Post by: seagate on September 13, 2015, 06:56:15 PM
 ;D ;D
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Post by: seagate on September 13, 2015, 07:00:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVgy3YNyto
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Post by: Gambo on September 14, 2015, 12:07:02 PM
Just been out to do some running around (bank, post office etc).....and on the way back I called into Asda and picked up a bottle of Kraken rum.

Very nice indeed............but as we are in Blightly we have been skanked yet again..........the alcohol content of the Kraken in the link Nick provided is 47%......but in the UK were are only allowed 40%!. :-\
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Post by: seagate on September 14, 2015, 03:35:53 PM
 Yeh we get the watered down version.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 14, 2015, 05:19:59 PM
Yeh we get the watered down version.

Which is also the hyped-up price version too!!! >:( >:(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 16, 2015, 07:46:02 PM
Well I cracked open a bottle, (the bottle I had to rebottle due to the pressure forcing gas through a tiny crack in the ceramic stopper of the old bottle) the explosion of fizz was startling! As soon as I flipped the metal cage on the grolsh type stopper, boom! The bottle emptied, over 3/4 of a pint came out of the bottle in less than a second :o if it was not for the stopper been fixed to the bottle by the cage, then it would have gone through the window or wall.
Thing is when I re bottled this bottle I added a bit more sugar, looks like this was a mistake :-[ :-[
Just put 2 more bottles in the fridge to cool down, hopefully this will carm the fizz down a bit
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 17, 2015, 08:02:34 AM
Just put 2 more bottles in the fridge to cool down, hopefully this will carm the fizz down a bit

It should do I reckon....as well chilled beer froths much less than beer which is at room temperature when first opened and poured.....so it's a good chance the same will happen to your ginger beer.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on September 17, 2015, 08:54:45 PM
It might be an idea to open the bottle upside down over a clean bucket, saves wasting that precious elixir.

  Anyway..
 this evening having a taste of some whisky. Jura Origin,abit undecided about it.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on September 17, 2015, 09:11:04 PM
Found that I can put some weight on the stopper and release the cage, then over the next 10 mins ease the pressure of the stopper, no im not joking it did take 10 mins to reduce the pressure :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 18, 2015, 08:48:33 AM
10 minutes!!!.....I'd have lost interest by then and opened summat else! ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Ieazo on September 18, 2015, 05:26:52 PM
Tonight mostly diet cola.....little bit worried the drugs still in my system from the op might make me pass out if I go for a pint :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on September 19, 2015, 05:23:20 PM
Tonight mostly diet cola.....little bit worried the drugs still in my system from the op might make me pass out if I go for a pint :(

Better safe than sorry.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 19, 2015, 07:08:36 PM
the drugs still in my system from the op might make me pass out if I go for a pint :(

That's all the more reason to go for a pint.......especially for a Scot!!! ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Ieazo on September 19, 2015, 07:23:44 PM
Yeah, codiene I can just about manage but tramadol.....no effin' way!!!!  :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 19, 2015, 08:07:12 PM
Just so you know.....and in no way to make you feel jealous, I am just about to crack open my 4th pint can of Stella. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on September 20, 2015, 11:10:57 AM
I'm now drinking some of this hardcore stuff!

(http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/Pictures/620xAny/3/5/3/19353_Tesco-original-tea.gif)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 21, 2015, 03:18:20 PM
That's sad Mike!!

You could at least guzzle summat alcoholic!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on September 21, 2015, 05:30:23 PM
Tonight i'll be having a couple of drams Old Pulteney,beautiful in every way.
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Post by: edtwozeronine on September 30, 2015, 07:15:19 PM
Cough mixture.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Ieazo on September 30, 2015, 07:25:26 PM
San Miguel, one of my fave lagers.

You could try a hot toddy Wozer.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on October 01, 2015, 08:59:16 AM
I necked down my last bottle of Double Dragon last night.......so got nowt to guzzle tonight now......unless I go beer shopping of course!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on October 03, 2015, 08:20:57 PM
Apple and elderflower tonight feel rough as toast  ::)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on October 03, 2015, 09:23:04 PM
  At the moment it's milky coffee and a whisky on the side.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Ieazo on October 03, 2015, 11:18:16 PM
San Miguel, Cobra, Strawberry Daikiri, now some Assam Tea before another couple San MIGs before bed.
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Post by: seagate on October 04, 2015, 12:08:07 AM
    '' Strawberry Daikiri ''

  That sounds lush :).
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Post by: Ieazo on October 04, 2015, 08:36:50 AM
They are, not very manly but God I love the taste of a nice Daikiri!
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Post by: seagate on October 04, 2015, 10:11:51 AM
''not very manly'' ;D ;D   

   
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Post by: seagate on October 04, 2015, 05:44:17 PM
 Just sipping a ration of Angostura 1919, a well  matured golden rum. Very tastey.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on October 04, 2015, 06:39:12 PM
AA tomorrow mate  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on October 04, 2015, 08:32:28 PM

 On my way :D.

   
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Post by: edtwozeronine on October 04, 2015, 11:23:41 PM
Been drinking tea all day today. Still fighting off my cold. College tomorrow, so I can't really get on the sauce anyway.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on October 05, 2015, 09:29:39 AM
Strawberry Daikiri

YOU TART!!!


not very manly

You said it!!!!  ::) ::) ::) ::)


To post on open forum (for the whole world to see) that you've been suppin' a woman's drink means one of three things.....

1/. The anesthetic hasn't fully worn off yet.

2/. The other beverages had made you very drunk at the time of posting

3/. You are stupid.

What's next dood........your public appreciation for the flavourful delights Babycham and Lambrinin? ;D ;D ;D ;D :P ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Ieazo on October 05, 2015, 10:44:20 AM
A combination of the above :)

Anyway don't you like the sweet flavours of Bacardi breezer I'm sure you told me once ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on October 05, 2015, 10:53:41 AM
Nope....wasn't me whole told you.....as I've never had a Barcardi Breezer in my life (I couldn't handle the shame of ordering one!!).

Now a Barcardi and Coke (Cuba Libre) is another matter....but it just has to have lemon in it. ;) (although a proper Cuba Libre uses lime instead).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on October 05, 2015, 09:27:26 PM


 Last night I opened a bottle of Laphraoigh. 

 On the nose, notes of  rancid sweaty minge,a dead seal left to rot on the beach at low tide, then covered in disinfectant by the council cleansing department. Get the picture.

 To taste.
 Chemical toilet sterilising fluid,burnt plastic and nitromorse. 

 I've only tasted  maybe a quarter of a teaspoonful.Big mistake.

  Peated whisky eh. Proper nasty.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Ieazo on October 05, 2015, 11:39:53 PM
LMAO thanks Nick that was a good laugh!

Me I've been on the San Mig again, just had a cup of Assam tea (all I drink Tea-wise) and off to bed.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on October 06, 2015, 08:03:53 AM
just had a cup of Assam tea.........and off to bed.

Don't you find the caffeine in the tea keeps you awake?

It does with me, so I never drink tea or coffee after about 8pm.



As usual, went to the boozer after gun club last night, and had 3 and a half pints of Guinness.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Ieazo on October 06, 2015, 10:02:46 AM
Nope I often have a cup of tea before my bed, I sometimes find a ciggie before bed can keep me awake but not tea.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on October 06, 2015, 10:20:41 AM
Tea before bed for me but strong coffee keeps me wide awake
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Ieazo on October 06, 2015, 06:43:46 PM
Guess what I'm drinking tonight (again)?

Yep, that's right making the most of my time off with yet more San Mig!!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on October 06, 2015, 07:10:06 PM
Yorkshire tea
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on October 06, 2015, 07:22:24 PM
Just enjoying a cuppa char with a whisky to help things along.
  I'm having another bash with the peaty stuff, it may or may not improve now it's been opened.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on October 06, 2015, 07:25:49 PM
If you don't like it just send it a few miles down the A1 to me, thanks ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on October 06, 2015, 07:47:52 PM
Il let my tea settle then it's a pot of Yorkshire tea and a packet of digestive biscuits  :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on October 06, 2015, 08:09:07 PM
  ''If you don't like it just send it a few miles down the A1 to me, thanks ;)'' 


 I've just added half a teaspoon to a dram of strongly flavoured Blend , even that is completely overpowered on the nose and palate.
 
  Are you familiar with peated whisky, Laphroaigh in particular ? 

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_ivP4xqeZo

 
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q2KwmiZyd0
 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on October 06, 2015, 08:18:41 PM
Try this http://www.glenfarclas.co.uk/en/pages/78,105-Cask-Strength.html
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Post by: seagate on October 06, 2015, 08:50:50 PM
  I'm pretty sure I'd like it  :D.
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Post by: Ieazo on October 06, 2015, 10:46:16 PM
Il let my tea settle then it's a pot of Yorkshire tea and a packet of digestive biscuits  :P

You tit, I love digi's but I'm not allowed more than two or three at a push in one sitting on account of the fact I'm diabetic. I'm so jealous right now I might just need to have another San Miguel!
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Post by: airgunnut on October 07, 2015, 01:13:15 AM
Il let my tea settle then it's a pot of Yorkshire tea and a packet of digestive biscuits  :P

You tit, I love digi's but I'm not allowed more than two or three at a push in one sitting on account of the fact I'm diabetic. I'm so jealous right now I might just need to have another San Miguel!
There is suger free ones you know! http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sugar+free+digestive+biscuits&client=safari&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=644&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0CE4Q_AUoAWoVChMI8KuxwYmvyAIVAkgUCh1_dgIe
Home bargains do them
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Post by: Ieazo on October 07, 2015, 08:35:09 AM
Trouble with a lot of sugar free things is there is something in them that acts like a laxative if you eat to much of it.

Only exceptions seem to be diet and zero drinks.
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Post by: Gambo on October 07, 2015, 08:42:27 AM
WARNING WARNING WARNING

It is noted that the 'Y' word has been posted in this thread a few times.......so be aware an abundance of smites will be issued to those guilty of this scandalous and heinous crime if it continues. Fank you.



Tried the peaty scotch up at the whisky museum in Edinburgh.....can't recall which brand I had though.
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Post by: seagate on October 07, 2015, 10:24:47 AM
There's a big chip on some ones shoulder ::)...I can understand that, envy is a powerful emotion.I'm just saying..  :)
 



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Post by: airgunnut on October 07, 2015, 10:27:35 AM
There's a big chip on some ones shoulder ::)...I can understand that, envy is a powerful emotion.I'm just saying..  :)
He's never been the same since he found out that wales is in south yorkshire! ::)
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Post by: airgunnut on October 07, 2015, 10:46:22 AM
Trouble with a lot of sugar free things is there is something in them that acts like a laxative if you eat to much of it.

Only exceptions seem to be diet and zero drinks.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sugar-Free-Jelly-Teddy-Bears/dp/B004703WBI/ref=cm_cr_pr_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8
Read the reviews :o
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Post by: seagate on October 07, 2015, 09:09:44 PM
  After all I've said negative about Laphroaigh..  ::) I'm finding it's rather growing on me :).
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Post by: airgunnut on October 07, 2015, 09:27:01 PM
  After all I've said negative about Laphroaigh..  ::) I'm finding it's rather growing on me :).
So your not sending it to me? :( :'(
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Post by: seagate on October 07, 2015, 09:35:11 PM
Maybe not :D
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Post by: airgunnut on October 07, 2015, 09:59:23 PM
 
Maybe not :D
:'( :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Ieazo on October 08, 2015, 12:17:46 AM
More San Mig, I really should buy shares ;)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on October 09, 2015, 09:52:59 PM
Coke cola tonight for me  ::)
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Post by: seagate on October 09, 2015, 10:26:47 PM
 
  I'm virtually teetotal this evening apart from a wee dram of ... :)
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Post by: Ieazo on October 10, 2015, 12:16:21 AM
Err some more San Mig, it's our last night on the shiny isle that is Lanza, it's 26C here just now (no time diff) and I'm loving every mouthful. I'm one of these weird sods that likes a cup of tea to go with my beer, having a nice cup of black Assam with this San Mig....mmmmm yummy!
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Post by: rabbit sniper on October 10, 2015, 08:09:29 AM
Tea and beer ? I've never tried that one before  ???
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Post by: Gambo on October 10, 2015, 11:01:14 AM
No booze for me last night.....I was due to go down the local for a few pints/gallons of Doom Bar, but decided instead to have an early night and get up at 3.30am to watch the MotoGP practice and qually from Japan.

Prolly going to be the same M.O. tonight, as the Moto3 race starts at 3am, the Moto2 race starts at 4.20, and the MotoGP race starts at 6am.

The morning warm-up sessions start at 0.40am, so may make a full night of it, and not bother going to bed at all.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on October 10, 2015, 01:45:07 PM
Kronenbourh first tin opened downward slope from here I need to move a container when the load all arises at three I've tried with the bobcat but got stuck  :-[
Things I do for the chickens  ::)
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Post by: Gambo on October 10, 2015, 02:19:12 PM
"When the load arrives at 3".....aren't you going watch Wales beat Australia at Twickers then Rab? :o

I mean, you may as well,.........as you haven't got your own team to cheer for any more!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


What did the advert say.......'Make them Giants'.....yeah right! ::)  Funny how that advert hasn't been shown since england exited the Rugby World Cup innit like? There's lovely now, isn't it like!
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Post by: rabbit sniper on October 10, 2015, 02:39:45 PM
I'm too best for tv between trying to destroy the farm er I mean make it better  ::)
And keeping an eye on you lot  :P
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Post by: Gambo on October 10, 2015, 02:49:43 PM
And keeping an eye on you lot 

Well done that man. ;)

Your comment almost makes me feel guilty about changing your avatar now. :-\
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Post by: rabbit sniper on October 10, 2015, 02:50:32 PM
And forgetting my birthday  :-[
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Post by: Gambo on October 10, 2015, 02:58:11 PM
Oh I feel very guilty about doin' that....believe me!! :-[
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Post by: rabbit sniper on October 10, 2015, 03:01:10 PM
Oh I feel very guilty about doin' that....believe me!! :-[
Il let you off now you're taken my Mrs picture off my avi and replaced with something decent  ;)
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Post by: Gambo on October 10, 2015, 03:04:27 PM
Seriously now.....I used to like that avvy of you in your blue coat.......it was very friendly and personal. ;)

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Post by: rabbit sniper on October 10, 2015, 03:06:07 PM
Haha I've aged a tad since then  :(
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Post by: Gambo on October 10, 2015, 08:34:53 PM
Just necked down a large bottle of Peroni Nastro Azzuro. 8)
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Post by: seagate on October 10, 2015, 09:35:57 PM
I've had 2 drams of Laphroaigh whilst bunkered down in the garden with the nv. Daren't have any more till the shootings over.  ;D
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Post by: Ieazo on October 11, 2015, 03:22:44 AM
Had my last couple of pints of Lanza San Mig this avo whilst watching Scotland beat Samoa and get through to the next round of the World Cup, that's three out of four home nations through which isn't too bad eh boys ;)

Then it was off to the airport, still not quite home, probably another 3/4hr drive up the road, then it's off to bed for a few hours before picking up my boys (dogs).
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Post by: seagate on October 18, 2015, 07:53:21 PM
Last night me and my neighbour thought we would finish off  the bottles of dark spirits which only had a little bit left in them. It took some doing. :)

 

 At the present just having a meet and greet with a bottle of Sainsburys superior Jamaican dark rum( Appleton estates) .

  I think we'll get on.
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Post by: Gambo on October 19, 2015, 01:21:03 PM
As it's a Monday, it means I will be quaffing summat down the boozer later, when we finish at the gun club....Doom Bar, Guinness, Peroni, Fubar, Stowford Press, Cwrw Braf, Dark Mild.....who knows what will take my fancy at the time.....other than the VERY pretty barmaids we have down there....Lorna, Alice, Neigh (sic?...pronounced nee).  ???

Anyway, got myself two flagons of Crumpton Oaks cider in Asda today to see me through until...................
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Post by: seagate on October 19, 2015, 07:30:02 PM
Hope you enjoy your drinks and the visual delights of the bargirls :D

 Just enjoying a 1/2 ::) :) ration of sainsburys rum.It tastes as nice as it smells.A warm vanilla and slightly smokie treacle  flavoured rum to sip away the evening with.Sainsburys£15 per litr compared to 25-30£ per 70cl of other similar style/quality brands.
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Post by: Gambo on October 20, 2015, 09:14:12 AM
Which Sainsbury's Rum is that exactly Nick? ???


Sadly, I had a bit of a sour pint of Doom Bar down the boozer last night....it must have been coming to the end of the barrel.

So I stayed off that, and went onto Guinness instead, which was very agreeable.

Also very agreeable was the barmaid...............OMG she is Soooooooo pretty it's unbelievable!!
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Post by: seagate on October 20, 2015, 07:14:20 PM
It is ''sainsburys superior dark rum''   It's molasses based produced by wray and nephew of appletons estates fame.  It really does taste as good as it smells ,   fruity vanilla with a hint of smokiness.. It's quality spirit with minimal burn.Warm and smooth .   

 It's worth getting a few bottles to put to one side for later years :D.


 
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Post by: Gambo on October 21, 2015, 07:43:47 AM
Put aside?

I can hardly put anything aside that alcohol based!! ::)


Saying that, I do have a few bottles of old/expensive wine that I've been saving. Dunno what I'm saving them for though....but there you go! ;D


That Sainsbury's rum sounds nice.....I'll have to sniff out where my local-est store is and get a bottle. ;)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on October 21, 2015, 08:05:44 AM
Never let my Mrs in you're house or she will sniff out the expensive wine and only leave empty bottles for you to save  ;)
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Post by: Gambo on October 21, 2015, 08:17:10 AM
The expensive wines are easy to spot.....as they're the bottles covered in dust!!!  ;D ;D
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Post by: rabbit sniper on October 21, 2015, 10:43:57 AM
Haha she's spot them through a vault door  ::)
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Post by: seagate on November 15, 2015, 04:23:06 PM
Just treating myself to a small ration of  Classic Navy Rum by the co op.
   Very nice with a dash of water.
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Post by: Gambo on November 16, 2015, 02:13:26 PM
I bought another bottle of Kraken last week, and finished the last of it off last night.

I also had a few bottles of Hobgoblin last week..........I seem to prefer it out of bottles than I do on draught....maybe it's getting 'conditioned' in the bottles ehh?
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Post by: airgunnut on November 16, 2015, 02:49:02 PM
Shouldn't do, but as soon as its bottled it's stating to "go off" that's why bottled beer has more preservatives in it, draught beers have a shelf life of a few weeks, bottled beers have a shelf life of several months, if you have ever had a bottle of beer that's just come off the production line you will notice that it tastes different to the one that's been on a supermarket shelf for a few weeks after is been in the store room/transport for a few months.
An old acquaintance of mine was a conoser of diet coke, without looking at the date on the bottle he could tell you how long the coke had been on the shelf, to me one bottle tasted like the next but to him it was like fine wine and one that's turned to vinegar. 
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Post by: Gambo on November 16, 2015, 04:20:00 PM
Some beers are actually stated as being 'bottle conditioned'....or in other words, a small amount of yeast is still present to allow it to ferment fully while in the bottle.

Dunno if that's the case with HobGob.........all I know is I (slightly) prefer it bottled, to when it has come out of the pump down the boozer.
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Post by: seagate on November 16, 2015, 05:25:06 PM
   ''bought another bottle of Kraken last week'' money well spent on a quality tipple.Well done sir.

 
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Post by: seagate on November 18, 2015, 08:36:10 PM
  Just having a tot of co op navy rum, it goes very well with mcvities double chocolate digestives :).
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Post by: Gambo on November 19, 2015, 02:41:36 PM
I'm still tempted by that Sainsury's rum you spoke about Nick......but unfortunately I don't have a Sainbury's branch local. :(
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Post by: seagate on November 20, 2015, 09:09:28 PM
It's worth getting mate, it's become my favourite tipple.


  Anyway I've just poured myself a wee dram of co op blended whisky. Another bargain at 17£ ltr.
 With a dash of water - smells of toffee and tastes citrusy . Not bad at all.
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Post by: Gambo on November 21, 2015, 01:07:19 PM
Water with your whisky............you philistine!! :o :o


Bought a case of 24 Tsingtao as a Chrimbo advent calendar........but couldn't wait and cracked it open last night. :-[ :-\ :-\
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Post by: rabbit sniper on November 21, 2015, 09:23:42 PM
Started on the port earlier to warm up then onto baileys and whiskey with ice now the log fires roaring. Can't remember what the whiskey is as it's in a crystal bottle from last Xmas all I remember it's a single malt from aldi
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Post by: Gambo on November 21, 2015, 09:44:04 PM
port earlier to warm up then onto baileys and whiskey with ice

That's a bit of a contradiction ain't it.......summat to warm up then ice to cool down!!! :o


Can't believe you still have whisky left over from last Christmas....crimbo booze in this house doesn't survive the first week past New year!! ;D ;D



Missus brought home a flagon of Strongbow, so I'm slowly emptying it out. TBH, I'm finding it a bit sour, as if I drink cider at home, I normally buy Crumpton Oaks, which is sweeter and more apple-y.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on November 21, 2015, 09:49:40 PM
It was cold when I got back in but got the fire going and waited for the room to warm up and the port helped warm my frozen body up.now the fire is roaring I'm melting lol the Mrs was hiding it in a decanter out of my way  :-[
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Post by: Gambo on November 21, 2015, 10:08:03 PM
in a decanter

Oooooh there's powsh!! ;D
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Post by: rabbit sniper on November 21, 2015, 10:15:50 PM
I thought it was a big oil smelly thing that's why I've not touched it lol  ;D
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Post by: Gambo on November 22, 2015, 04:57:49 PM
Just added some lemonade to the strongbow to make a bit sweeter, and more palatable.
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Post by: seagate on November 22, 2015, 05:37:40 PM
Strongbow and lemonade, sounds abit like a lady drink ::) :).

 
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Post by: Gambo on November 22, 2015, 05:49:20 PM
Tiz, but it's all I've got in Nick........needs must an' all that!! :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on November 22, 2015, 06:48:44 PM
As long as you've got something drinkable-alls good :).

 I'm running low on rum, so sainsburys it is for a bottle of their own brand extremely yumshess Superior Dark Rum (appletons)also a bottle of their highly regarded ''taste the difference golden rum' an 8 year old spirit knocked up in Trinidad -in fact it is angostura 1919-but at £10 a bottle less.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on November 24, 2015, 03:49:55 PM
Still hoping to get me mitts on some of that Sainsbury's Superior Dark Rum..........but in the past I have had a bad experience with 'own brand' spirits. :(

Someone at the club (no names mentioned Mr Lewington!) recommended summat called 'Old Samuel', supposedly exactly like Jack Daniels, only much cheaper.

So, I bought a bottle and was VERY disappointed, as it was absolutely foul, so bad you couldn't dare drink it neat it, was that nasty. The only way it was any way palatable was to mix a very little bit of it with a lot of coke, and then add a slice or two of lemon to take the taste away. Quite obviously I never bought it again.

Next time I saw the 'recommender' I had a moan about how awful it was, and that it was only of use as a very bad mixer.....which is when he said.........."Oh no, I never drink it neat, I always take it with loads of coke". ::)

Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on November 24, 2015, 07:35:09 PM



  Before you buy anymore whisky that you might not have personal experienced of, give this bloke a try, well worth a watch(he's a biker aswell).

  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp0k3OKqfkPW0HdRLA8JWZg


 If it's about rum, ask me ;) :)
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Post by: Gambo on November 25, 2015, 11:58:10 AM
I enjoyed listening to Ralfy there! :D
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Post by: edtwozeronine on November 25, 2015, 08:13:53 PM
Cheap fizzy water.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on November 25, 2015, 08:15:55 PM
Heineken export and port for desert  :-*
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Post by: seagate on November 25, 2015, 09:38:17 PM
Warm milk neat with  steak and kidney pie chaser.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on November 25, 2015, 11:23:43 PM
Warm milk neat with  steak and kidney pie chaser.
class karma to you  ;)
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Post by: Gambo on November 26, 2015, 12:10:53 PM
Rab......Heineken, how could you??

(http://sc.mogicons.com/share/puke-emoticon-299.jpg)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on November 27, 2015, 10:28:02 PM
Beggar's can't be too choosy mate  ;)
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Post by: landymick on November 28, 2015, 10:41:02 AM
Just Nescafe for me.Missed the bargains
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Post by: rabbit sniper on November 28, 2015, 05:50:12 PM
(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag357/realdealdd/20151128_174632_zps6j0zcif9.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/realdealdd/media/20151128_174632_zps6j0zcif9.jpg.html)
Too many to choose from my late uncle left his alcohol collection to me including several single malts. Just finishing the bottle of single malt jameson he opened
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Post by: seagate on November 28, 2015, 06:31:29 PM
That's a happy looking picture :).

 Just enjoying a wee dram along side a cup of milky coffee.
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Post by: Gambo on November 28, 2015, 07:47:15 PM
Mmmmm, some nice looking tipples that your Uncle has kindly willed you Dave. ;)

Glenfiddich....lully. I see he liked his JD too. :)



Just cracked open a few bottles of Tsingtao from out of the 24 bottle case, which were supposed to be being saved as my Christmas advent calendar.

That idea didn't last long though, did it!! :-[
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Post by: rabbit sniper on November 28, 2015, 08:14:14 PM
You lush  :P
He didn't like the jd he was a single malt man not keen on any bourbon but I love the stuff  ;)
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Post by: Gambo on November 29, 2015, 10:13:35 AM
So I would guess the JD's were gifts then?

Is that Tia Maria I can spot (second row, righthand side)? If so, a measure of that into a pint of Guinness is the drink of the Gods. ;) Get yerself a few cans of Guinness (pref draught, with a wigget) and try it if you haven't already......you won't regret it. Tia Maria also goes nice into freshly perculated coffee. 8)

What's the bottle with the cherries on it, so sort of flavoured brandy maybe?


Some nice hip flasks in the foreground too......they'll help keep you warm while out hunting in the cold, and remind you of your now sadly departed uncle every time you take a nip. ;)
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Post by: seagate on November 29, 2015, 06:27:40 PM
Tia Maria and Guinness sounds inspired , I think i'll give that a whirl :).
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Post by: Gambo on November 29, 2015, 07:16:38 PM
Be warned Nick.......it's both addictive and expensive.....but very very lully! ;) 8)
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Post by: seagate on November 29, 2015, 07:59:33 PM
Tia maria is on offer at sainsgurys, 11£ for 70cl=bargain.
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Post by: seagate on November 29, 2015, 08:29:26 PM
I'm just having  the first tiny  ::)wee dram of Highland Park ,it's corking stuff.
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Post by: edtwozeronine on November 30, 2015, 06:24:23 PM
Tea, again! Gun club night!
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Post by: Ieazo on December 05, 2015, 02:35:52 AM
Far too much for a change, oh plus her am her pal are a bot frisky...ooo err ;)

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Post by: rabbit sniper on December 05, 2015, 11:53:27 AM
Last night I drank a bottle of port and a fair few southern comforts I'm rough as toast today
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Post by: seagate on December 05, 2015, 02:07:47 PM
   ''rough as toast'' :D   

 Blowing a gale out there at the moment, proper wild .
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Post by: rabbit sniper on December 05, 2015, 04:31:00 PM
Well last time it destroyed the summer house let's see if attacking it with the nail gun holds it together lol  ;D
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Post by: Gambo on December 06, 2015, 11:46:10 AM
attacking it with the nail gun

Is it sub-12ftlbs? ???
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Post by: edtwozeronine on December 06, 2015, 05:42:25 PM
Tia Maria and Guinness sounds inspired , I think i'll give that a whirl :).

I once stirred in some Famous Grouse into my Pint of draft flow Guinness. That wasn't bad.
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Post by: seagate on December 06, 2015, 07:23:55 PM
 Dark beer and whisky sit together peacefully.

  At the moment enjoying the last drops of co-ops own cheapest blended whisky, it's been a pleasure from first to last.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on December 06, 2015, 10:43:05 PM
attacking it with the nail gun

Is it sub-12ftlbs? ???
probably not but no need for a licence lol
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Post by: willow on December 12, 2015, 06:51:08 PM
ibought beer as my xmas home brew aint quite ready yet :(
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Post by: seagate on December 12, 2015, 08:52:08 PM
Just having a sip of rum to help defrost my bones after being outdoors for a while.
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Post by: Gambo on December 13, 2015, 11:08:19 AM
Ugghhhhh, I'm jealous.

I haven't had a drink for weeks, due to the painkillers I'm currently on.

They make me feel dizzy, lightheaded and sick as it is, with consuming any alcohol. :(

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Post by: seagate on December 13, 2015, 11:25:07 AM
Not to rub salt in or anything ::) :).. but my neighbour came around with a fresh bottle of kraken-it went down like Ribena :D.
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Post by: Gambo on December 24, 2015, 09:01:39 PM
Sherry.

Seems appropriate!!
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Post by: rabbit sniper on December 24, 2015, 11:10:18 PM
Single malt glenfidich  :)
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Post by: airgunnut on December 24, 2015, 11:13:00 PM
Bought a 1l bottle of grants whiskey, now on my 3rd glass, by the end of tonight  5 or 6 would have been downed ;D
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Post by: rabbit sniper on December 24, 2015, 11:36:47 PM
I've had enough night all  :-*
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Post by: seagate on December 26, 2015, 12:39:00 AM

  ''Bought a 1l bottle of grants whiskey''  economicaly astute, wise choice.

   ''Single malt glenfidich''  refined taste,  good man.


   ''Sherry.''    i'll speak to you later.



 My the 3rd and last drink of the evening to savour with a sausage roll and cuppa tea is a  dram  of what the Orkneys are best known for, apart from incest, and that's Highland Park.
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Post by: airgunnut on December 26, 2015, 10:52:27 AM

  ''Bought a 1l bottle of grants whiskey''  economicaly astute, wise choice.

   ''Single malt glenfidich''  refined taste,  good man.


   ''Sherry.''    i'll speak to you later.



 My the 3rd and last drink of the evening to savour with a sausage roll and cuppa tea is a  dram  of what the Orkneys are best known for, apart from incest, and that's Highland Park.
Usaly I prefer  glenmorangie but funds were lacking for my fave tipple :-[ 
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Post by: seagate on December 26, 2015, 11:01:53 AM
I got my dad a bottle of glenmorangie, it's reduced to £23 in the co op. Maybe he might offer me a sip this afternoon, ::) :D.
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Post by: Gambo on December 27, 2015, 09:45:22 AM
Yeah yeah yeah.........I knew I would get a ribbing for drinking sherry.......but in my defense it was an already opened bottle belonging to the missus, so it would be churlish not to quaff someone else's rather than deplete my own spirit supplies.........which was non existent at the time!

Anyway, that deficit has now been addressed, as Santa very kindly brought myself a bottle of Jack, and the missus a bottle of Tia Maria, a shot or two of which has been making a regular appearance in a pint glass along with the contents of a can of draught Guinness. Lurverlee.



On a slightly separate note, when the missus went shopping for Christmas booze (along with a note from me about what to buy), she somehow came back with a flagon of Perry, rather than Cider!  Now, I realise I requested a sweet cider.....but that's taking it a bit far in my book!  ::)

So, the sickly sweet perry is being mixed along with Carlsberg Export to make a 'snake bite' to use it up....which as she bought a supply of 275ml sized Carlsberg bottles (who in their right mind buys bottles that small! ::)) won't take very long!! :-\ :-\

Maybe you could say I'm being ungrateful........but then I would say........ if you want a job doing properly........... ;D ;D
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Post by: edtwozeronine on December 30, 2015, 09:35:47 PM
tea again...
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Post by: Gambo on December 30, 2015, 10:20:19 PM
tea again...

Who do you think you are.......Guy Martin?


Just quaffing one of those 275ml bottles of Carlsberg Export.
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Post by: airgunnut on December 31, 2015, 11:40:58 PM
Now 1/2 way down the 1L bottle of grants and listening to the sweets greatest hits at high volume  ;D(through headphones as the sis and 3 nieces are here for the new year)






The reason for the whiskey and headphones is all down to the shite they're watching on tv!  :(
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Post by: airgunnut on December 31, 2015, 11:56:46 PM
Now 1/2 way down the 1L bottle of grants and listening to the sweets greatest hits at high volume  ;D(through headphones as the sis and 3 nieces are here for the new year)






The reason for the whiskey and headphones is all down to the shite they're watching on tv!  :(
Correction make that 2/3 way down.........hic ;D
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Post by: Gambo on January 01, 2016, 12:35:33 AM
Go on then Uggs...you might as we finish it off! ;)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on January 02, 2016, 06:02:47 PM
Baileys with teachers whiskey over ice  ;D
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Post by: seagate on January 02, 2016, 06:24:59 PM
 Baileys . I want I want I want ;D


 
   At the moment just having dark rum and coke before a sit out in the garden for an hour with the nv.

 
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Post by: rabbit sniper on January 02, 2016, 07:15:18 PM
I'll swap you a rum  ;D
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Post by: seagate on January 02, 2016, 09:44:25 PM
 Sounds like a deal ;D
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Post by: Gambo on January 03, 2016, 09:53:24 AM
I had a JD and Tia Maria last night.

Never tried it before.....it was more than OK, but not spectacular.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on January 03, 2016, 11:18:52 AM
I'll give that a try.was it on its own over ice with coke ?  ;D
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Post by: Gambo on January 03, 2016, 12:46:22 PM
Nope, just a shot of each into a glass. ;)

I nearly always drink spirits neat, and very rarely add anything to them, even ice.

Saying that, I do enjoy a Barcardi and Coke (gorra have a slice of lemon though) or Whiskey and Coke as a long drink in the summer.


Talking of summer, whenever I order a pint of Magners I always ask for it WITHOUT ice.....but tend to get looks like I'm asking for a dose of chlamydia from the bar staff whenever I do. I just can't understand why someone would want to stand out in the sun, the ice in their glass getting melted, having their drink watered down. :-\
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Post by: rabbit sniper on January 03, 2016, 05:18:41 PM
I'm enjoying a baileys and whisky again  :P
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Post by: seagate on January 03, 2016, 05:48:55 PM
  I had a few baileys the other night, oh the good life... :D

 Just had a navy rum as I'm psyching myself up to take a bath :).
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Post by: rabbit sniper on January 03, 2016, 06:45:21 PM
Bath before the dreaded work eh  ::)
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Post by: seagate on January 03, 2016, 09:19:08 PM
  Yeh.

 Early to bed etc.. :(
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Post by: Gambo on January 04, 2016, 12:44:38 PM
I'm psyching myself up to take a bath :).

If anyone makes any sarky comments about Nick only having a bath because it's the start of the year, then be warned they will be very generously smited for their insolence.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on January 04, 2016, 01:11:02 PM
Pmsl   ;D
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Post by: seagate on January 04, 2016, 08:14:44 PM
 :D :D :D
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Post by: rabbit sniper on January 04, 2016, 08:32:19 PM
Lemonade for me tonight  :o
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Post by: Gambo on January 05, 2016, 11:10:50 AM
Oh I see......gone onto the hard stuff now then Rab! ::) ;D



Still sippin' my way through my Chrimbo bottle of Jack Daniels.

Did you know his Grandfather emigrated from Wales.....why the hell would anyone want to do that!!! ??? ??? :o
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Post by: rabbit sniper on January 05, 2016, 08:52:57 PM
Back on the hard stuff for me again ( tea ) lol lemonade now mustn't be rough tomorrow  ;D
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Post by: seagate on January 06, 2016, 07:27:12 PM
 Just poured my self a large whisky and coke to enjoy with a slice of Christmas cake. Yum yum.
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Post by: seagate on January 18, 2016, 10:04:38 PM


   Enjoying a drink of Red Leg  golden spiced rum.

   Tastes vanilla ,chocolate with a peppery finish. On the throat it's akin to soothing soda cream,not a hint of burn. A most pleasant tipple.
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Post by: Gambo on January 20, 2016, 05:54:13 PM
Hey Nick....you do seem to have a knack for sniffing out the nicest sounding tipples. ;)

Where do you get that one from, and how much was it?
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Post by: Gambo on January 20, 2016, 06:16:02 PM
Just been searchin' t'internet fer Rums....and came across one on the ASDA site I'd not heard of before called....... Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum....Geez, it's 63% by volume!!! :o :o

Tiz fairly expensive for 70cl.....but that's probably because of the extra tax levied on it.

http://groceries.asda.com/product/rum/wray-nephew-white-overproof-rum/417899
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Post by: seagate on January 20, 2016, 06:58:17 PM
 Wray and Nephew , If you want to get any taste out of it it's best to drink with a large dash of water, you might taste banana and vanilla -it's rather quite nice. But to be honest it's prime use is as a mixer for tall drinks.

 The red leg rum was from sainsburys-i think it was around £20, money well spent.
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Post by: Gambo on January 21, 2016, 05:51:02 PM
I got a bottle of spiced rum from ASDA last night.

It was only a £12 cheapy, but the taste description sold it to me......'a blend of Caribbean rums infused with notes of vanilla, mixed spice and lemon.'  Sounded lully. :)


OMG it's sickly....the aroma and taste of vanilla is very overpowering........and I'm not too sure about the lemon finish either. :-\

The perfumed smell reminds me those 'Milk Bottle' kids sweets (which I love) but it just doesn't sit right with the rum. :(

I was considering calling-in ASDA's "We'll give you your money back if you don't like it" guarantee, but after having another shot of it just to make sure I really wasn't impressed with it, the bottle was starting to look as if it'd had more than just a taster taken out of it......plus I couldn't be arsed to drag my carcass back over there........so I'll persevere and finish it off, but I won't be buying it again or recommending it to anyone else.......unless you like your booze sickly sickly sweet, that is. :-\

http://groceries.asda.com/product/rum/asda-caribbean-spiced-rum/910000558796

Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on January 21, 2016, 06:02:57 PM
My eldest daughter has just told me the missus has taken the youngest into Cardiff to get some school supplies from Sainsbury's.........so I've just text here asking can she get a bottle of that Sainsbury's Superior dark Rum that seagate spoke about either in this thread.

I'll let you know later if she come home with the goods!! ;)
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Post by: seagate on January 21, 2016, 10:03:22 PM
   Asda-     '' It was only a £12 cheapy''   I've drunk that stuff recently after a neighbour rolled up with some.
 Overpowering smell that fills the room, and tastes so sickly sweet with vanilla ,demerrere,maybe ginger -all at sickly levels. I couldn't imagine it even with coke.Filth.
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Post by: Gambo on January 22, 2016, 03:55:12 PM
Yep...it's like a bottle of rum with a bucketful of vanilla essence added to it.


Sainsbury's Superior Dark Rum...............I'll let you know later if she come home with the goods!! ;)

Errrr, no she didn't!! :( >:( :'(

So maybe it's Kraken again next rum time. :)



Still on the booze note......just got a 5lt keg of Hobgoblin! 8)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5613/15309365610_405238aca5_b.jpg)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on January 22, 2016, 04:59:16 PM
Why only 4.5% I'm sure it's 7% in aldi  ???
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Post by: Gambo on January 22, 2016, 06:01:07 PM
Hobgoblin 7%?? :o :o  Nah, it's 4.5% in cans and mini keg, and 5.2% in bottles.

I think you may be referring to King Goblin, which is 6.6%. ;)
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Post by: Gambo on January 22, 2016, 08:31:08 PM
Not long cracked open the Hobby Keg, and already on my 3rd pint. Hic. :)
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Post by: Gambo on January 23, 2016, 09:41:29 PM
2/3rds of the way through my first pint of HobGoblin of the night. 8)
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Post by: seagate on January 31, 2016, 09:57:47 PM
Glug glug glug ,
 goes  the first dram given liberty from a freshly opened bottle of Jamesons whisky.
 
 Vanilla, orange, honey,dried fruit, the tiniest hint of peat in the very far background.., not a hint of burn .

 I've had it before when it's benifitted from a tiny dash of water, but this bottle is a smooth a drink as you could wish for.
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Post by: willow on January 31, 2016, 11:12:08 PM
For me its  dirty mother...tia maria coffee kula and cream sounds very girly taste like baileys but with a much better kick.followed with my Xmas bitter home brew.now that's how to have a night watching the darts :)
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Post by: seagate on January 31, 2016, 11:15:34 PM
 ;D ;D
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Post by: Gambo on February 04, 2016, 04:23:22 PM
Just been down the Post office to send off a parcel....and while I was there was tempted by a 2.5lt bottle of Crumpton Oaks cider for the princely sum of £3.

I'm ashamed to say I've already polished off two pints of the stuff, and about to pour my third!! Hic. :-[
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Post by: seagate on February 04, 2016, 04:59:21 PM


   Don't drink tomorrow what you can drink today. :)
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Post by: Gambo on February 04, 2016, 05:04:14 PM
Hey, I'm gonna shamelessly pilfer that, and use elsewhere on the forum. ;)
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Post by: Gambo on February 04, 2016, 06:16:14 PM
I've applauded you for it too! ;)
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Post by: seagate on February 04, 2016, 07:18:13 PM
Thankyou very much sir. :D
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Post by: Gambo on February 04, 2016, 09:14:01 PM
Cider depleted over an hour ago.......now having a sneaky snifter of the missus vodka, with a healthy splash of diet coke.
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Post by: willow on February 05, 2016, 12:59:48 PM
If you like your cider try wood gate vintage cider in the bottle.its 7.2 :) :) :)
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Post by: Gambo on February 05, 2016, 03:20:14 PM
Where's it available from Clive?
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Post by: willow on February 05, 2016, 05:43:57 PM
Where's it available from Clive?
LIDL.S  gambo it does the job  and unlike most ciders this one don't give me a hang over.and I said  its 7.2 I was wrong its 7.3 wood gate reserve vintage ...2014 lovely year. :) so get your arse down there and treat ya self to 4 bottles :)
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Post by: Gambo on February 05, 2016, 05:53:30 PM
get your arse down there

Errrrrr........I'll send the missus!! ::)

How much is it Dood?
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Post by: willow on February 05, 2016, 06:07:22 PM
Think it was about 1.79 and worth every penny.un.like that Crompton crap you was drinking...that's only good for 1.77 user s :)
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Post by: Gambo on February 05, 2016, 06:40:40 PM
I like that Crumpton Oaks........it has plenty of appley flavour, unlike some ciders.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on February 05, 2016, 07:04:37 PM
Diet coke tonight for me  :'(
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Post by: seagate on February 05, 2016, 07:51:04 PM

Is that because of work Dave?
 
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Post by: rabbit sniper on February 05, 2016, 10:00:40 PM
Loads of jobs to do over the weekend so need a clear head and early out of bed  ::)
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Post by: Gambo on February 06, 2016, 09:57:15 AM
Much Sadness. :-\
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Post by: seagate on February 09, 2016, 07:53:39 PM
I've just opened a bottle Jack Daniels,not something I'd  normaly consider but it was a gift from xmas so i'll give it a try.

 First dram out of the bottle, smells of cellulose thinners and Bostik.  Taste wise,  very indistinct, maybe a touch of vanilla. Problem being the woodiness of the casks just drowns out any flavour there might have been in the original spirit.
 I've tried it with a dash of water and with coke-it's awful which ever way.

  Basically,industrially produced cheap ROUGH shite.

 

 
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Post by: Gambo on February 09, 2016, 08:09:26 PM
Hey Nick.....you know where to send it if ya don't like it! ;) ;D
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Post by: seagate on February 09, 2016, 08:29:57 PM
 
  I doubt it's worth the postage :)
 
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Post by: seagate on February 09, 2016, 09:42:40 PM
a little bit of info on casks for whisky drinkers.

  All of the casks used in the scotch whisky industry by law must be oak and the spirit matured minimum 3 years by law. Most of these casks are American ex bourbon casks with a few sherry casks used in the blending by some distillers such as highland park etc. Not Tennessee whisky casks,there not in such demand.
 In the states to satisfy their laws , bourbon and Tennessee whisky ,by law must be brand new charred casks and used only once-hence the endless supply of used casks for scotland . You'll see mentioned sometimes on the label ''matured in ex bourbon casks''. Bourbon is a very different drink to say rye or Tennessee whisky etc which is filtered through beds of maple charcoal, that's where Jack Daniels gets it's inhereant flavour from. Bourbon on the other hand isn't but so takes longer to mature in higher quality slowly grown oak casks, that's why it usually coast a little more.

 The American oak casks fall in to different criteria, oak grown at low altitudes grow much quicker hence cheaper casks that are -nasty. Not for quality bourbon.
  The casks that end up in the bourbon industry usually come from higher altitudes where the wood is much denser, hence cost more and much sought after by the malty distillers of Scotland for their intrinsic mellow and subtle maturation qualities.
 So when people mention whilst reviewing scotch whisky the quality of the drink-it's as dependant on the quality of the cask as well as other factors.
 The casks can be refurbed by scraping out the dead non reactive charring out of the old casks, re charred and used again and again. The charring filters the nasty tastes out of the spirit and whilst doing so also allows the oak influence to show it self by leaving behind by quirk of nature a trace of something tasting of vanilla, honey, caramel, toffee, orange etc so often found in premium malted barley whiskys.


 Just saying like..
 
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Post by: Gambo on February 10, 2016, 08:51:06 AM
I doubt it's worth the postage :)

Cheeky Bugger!!! ::)


I read somewhere that all the maple wood used by Jack Daniels comes only from the Gibson Guitar factory, and nowhere else.
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Post by: seagate on February 10, 2016, 05:20:06 PM
Two iconic brands linked eh, that's very interesting info. Cheers mucker.
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Post by: willow on February 12, 2016, 06:08:18 PM
One gambo likes ....hobgoblin 5.2  been on offer in tesco s since Xmas 1.25 a bottle  :)
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Post by: seagate on February 12, 2016, 07:26:46 PM
I could murder a glassful of nice malty beer, bit I haven't got any so tough titty  ..

 Enjoying a glass of Glenfiddich,what a lovely sipping whisky,very tastey and smooth on the throat.
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Post by: Gambo on February 13, 2016, 09:36:48 AM
nice malty beer

You want Double Dragon you do!!! ;)


Ahh, Glenfiddich, now there's a a nice scotch. :)
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Post by: seagate on February 14, 2016, 03:53:29 PM
It's abit early but ... just opened a bottle of co op whisky, it's as cheap as it gets price wise none the less it's not a willy nilly thrown together blend,it's tastey and easy drinking. Not a mixing spirit though, very delicate flavour.
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Post by: Gambo on February 16, 2016, 04:55:05 PM
While over ASDA earlier I picked up a bottle of Whyte and Mackay Whisky for two reasons........firstly, I've never tried it before, and secondly, it was only £11 a bottle!

Just had my first snifter.......and now I know why it was £11.
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Post by: landymick on February 16, 2016, 06:19:19 PM
& you go about Yorkshire men. :) :)
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Post by: seagate on February 16, 2016, 07:03:40 PM


   Cheap blends more than any other benefit from a dash of water and left to breath 5 minutes before consumption. Same with a lot of malts from 20 quid to 200 quid, they all are made to be drank with dash water, not neat as some people seem to think. It completely alters the flavour and smell. The first couple of drams out of the bottle ANY whisky tastes different to when it's had abit of air to it.

 White and Mackay cheapo blend used to be called ''Glasgow Special'' but was relabeld as ''triple matured'' -I won't bore the tits off you with the whys and wherefors on that subject.

 The blend Gambo's bought is a 90% column still sickly sweet corn whisky ,10% potstill barley malt and not distinctive malt at that. It's not a bad whisky as such but it is ''challenging'' if drunk neat, it's best use is as a mixer with coke or lemonade etc.

 Get some cheapo co op whisky, it's much more refined.



 https://www.youtube.com/watch?lc=zRoj0Ih4UTMVcP5ZSE-b51uZQ9afdHo01tzFWTRoYeU&v=1eaa0mXPif4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaRcZVtm8KM



 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eaa0mXPif4



 

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Post by: seagate on February 17, 2016, 07:01:28 PM
Having a sip of the above co op whisky. I notice in our local co op Glenfidich is on offer with 10 quid knocked off, Jim Beam bourbon is also on offer.
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Post by: Gambo on February 17, 2016, 10:45:36 PM
Cheap blends more than any other benefit from a dash of water and left to breath 5 minutes before consumption.

White and Mackay................''triple matured'' ............It's not a bad whisky as such but it is ''challenging'' if drunk neat, it's best use is as a mixer with coke or lemonade etc.


Yes, I always drink whisky neat....so I'll try a drop of water and letting it breathe a bit next time.

I did mix it with lemonade last night, but even then it wasn't to my liking, so had planned to try it with coke when I next get some.


Sadly, we don't have a Co-op near here, nor a Sainsburys, nor a............ the only thing we have local-ish (about 3 miles away) is Asda, and the closest Tesco (a smallish one) is about the same distance. :'(


Oh yeah, nearly forgot to say..........I was gifted a 5lt keg of Hobgoblin today..........but will probably save opening it until the weekend. 8)
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Post by: Gambo on February 17, 2016, 10:52:01 PM
Oi Nick....two of those links are the same!!! (both Ralfy whisky review 74). ::)
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Post by: seagate on February 18, 2016, 07:21:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaRcZVtm8KM

 This is the co op whisky review, which is my usual high quality blended cheapo tipple. You can drink this neat, there's no burn to it at all. But as a rule ,whisky has much more flavour with a splash of water.

 Another comment relating to white and mackay, part of the'' triple matured'' flim flam refers to what is known as the ''finish'' of the whisky, in this case it's been given a sherry finish which means the final few months of maturing is done in ex  Oloroso sherry casks from Jerez. It's often done in quality malts aswell as cheap blends.
 You can also get in some malts such as Glenmorangie etc,  a port or carribbean rum finish etc. It goes on and on. Occasionaly  it's done to mask a poor quality or bland whisky and others it's done to complement an already fine spirit such as Highland Park . With white and mackay cheap blend it's quite obvious on the nose and taste that it's got a sort of un natural finish to make up for the general cheapness of the blend. It deepens also deepens the colour which means nothing at all really. Caramel colouring does the same which is in a hell of a lot of malts.

 Best honest  whisky has no colouring added,period.

 Supermarket own brand whisky of highest quality is Lidl,co op, marks and sparks and sainsburys, every body elses is bilge water blended shite not ever worth considering.
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Post by: Gambo on February 18, 2016, 08:01:14 PM
as a rule ,whisky has much more flavour with a splash of water.

After watch the Ralfy vid link you posted yest, I was very surprised at just how little water he added. :o

Anyway, to cut a contrived story short, last night I added the same amount of water to the Whyte and Mackay, let it rest a while, and you know what.............it TOTALLY transformed it. 8)



Not long got in to find my missus had invited her friend around for tea, who very kindly brought be a bottle of Peroni Nastro Azzuro....which I've just used to wash down the leftovers of last night's Chinese Takeaway. 8)

In a short while, I'll be back on the Whyte and Mackay......with a drip of water. ;) :)
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Post by: seagate on February 18, 2016, 08:48:21 PM
 Some whiskys will take a lot of water,maybe a half  teaspoon in a measure, white and mackay is one of those.

 If we think about Glennfiddich 12 which is probabley the most popular known malt whisky,found in most bars and drunk by people who don't really know much about whisky but appreciate a super clean spirit, they just want a pleasant drink that goes down easy. But to regular whisky drinkers, most find it a bit bland on the flavour front, with very little nose and a very  thin flavour. Not very complex but still a wonderful drink non the less. You find with whiskys like this ,  a couple of raindrops will bring the flavour flooding out but half a thimble of water will completely wash it away.

 Something like Ardbeg Uigeadail will take a lot of water, challenging flavours such as freshly resurfaced road, bitumen, honey, fresh red fruits but dried,and as it goes down the hatch it tastes very smokey and peaty.

 So something else to enjoy and be aware of with whisky especially malt whisky, is the difference in taste from it originally coming in to conact with your tounge, maybe sweet citrus honey vanilla toffee etc and the tastes that your left with as it goes to the back of your tounge as it's swallowed, that's where you pick up on the smokiness,lemony ,peaty seashore at lowtide flavours etc, if it's been matured near the coast it will taste of the coast. 
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Post by: rabbit sniper on February 20, 2016, 05:59:28 PM
Just opened a bottle of cockburns special reserve port  :P
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Post by: seagate on February 20, 2016, 06:20:59 PM
 Mmm delicious.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 20, 2016, 07:47:14 PM
Lucky Bugger Rab. :)


Just opened my birthday 5lt keg of Hobgoblin. 8)
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Post by: seagate on February 20, 2016, 08:53:42 PM
I'm out around my neighbours in a minute for a glass his favourite rum,Red Leg. It's probabley the most scrumptious drink I've ever ever tasted.You could imagine it being made by Willy Wonka  for Santa Claus, it's lightly spiced and tastes of chocolate,cream soda, vanilla and all good things.  It's so smooth you don't realise it's a spirit.   Anyway I'm off now for a slurp. Should be back on in an hour or 2,hiccup :D.
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Post by: Gambo on February 20, 2016, 09:19:54 PM
Red Leg......you've already sold it to me!!

Where do you get it, and how much is it? ???
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 20, 2016, 11:34:00 PM
Back from a double x2 slurp and I can feel it-yes siree :D. I t might be the fumes aswell from his exotic Jamaican style cigarettes  ::) :P. Lordy lord.

His mrs gets it from tescos and I've bought it at sainsburys , most proper booze shops stock it aswell. It's around 20 quid for 70cl. Here's a few comments from those very nice people at the Masters of Malt who know all things about spirits. 

 https://www.masterofmalt.com/rum/redleg/redleg-spiced-rum/

Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 21, 2016, 09:39:28 AM
Sounds nice....but I have to say I'm a bit reticent after buying that Caribbean Spiced Rum from ASDA the other week, which had vanilla mixed spice and lemon overtones.

OVERTONES? Ya don't say? Maybe OVERPOWERING would have been the right word. :(


So I'd be very disappointed if the vanilla flavour in the Red Leg was a strong as it was in that Caribbean Spiced Rum. :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on February 21, 2016, 09:44:57 AM
Rum and lemon lol you've been drinking breezers  :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 21, 2016, 10:02:10 AM
Never drunk a girly 'Breezer' in my entire life......well, not to my knowledge anyway!! :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 21, 2016, 10:42:51 AM
Gambo, RedLeg isn't a supermarket own brand rum,it's a proper Rum in it's own right like Kraken or aplleton estates etc.It's got integrity, a track record of awards. It's a proper quality product like Kraken or anything Appleton estates. It's not like Sailor Jerry or Captain Morgan etc.
 It's proper quality stuff like Glennfiddfich is in the whisky world.
 
 That asda stuff on the other hand is made for asda from the cheapest spirit available,massively  over sweetened to make up for the  miserable poorly made and cheapest base spirit produced specifically for the non discerning customer , that's why after the initial sickly sweet taste goes there's no lingering after taste apart from I bet, an acetone flavour.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 21, 2016, 11:59:07 AM
I note and take on board what you say about Red Leg, but that doesn't stop me from wondering if the vanilla flavour will still be a tad overpowering for my delicate, discerning, highly developed and educated, Welsh palate. ;) ;D


Which begs the question....that once you have found something you like, should the search then be stopped in favour of joyous fulfillment, or should one carry on searching, but run the risk of disappointment?

If the first instance is the path to follow, then I should only be buying Kraken from now on, but if variety is the spice (pun intended) of life, then..........
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 21, 2016, 04:55:30 PM
The vanilla isn't over powering,it's well balanced with a peppery finish-it's not a sickly taste,even to your educated but delicate palate. :D

''Which begs the question....that once you have found something you like, should the search then be stopped in favour of joyous fulfillment, or should one carry on searching, but run the risk of disappointment? ''

 Keep on looking mate,there's always new flavours to experience.


 I never buy ant spirit without reading a few reviews first,it avoids disappointment.  Here's where to start
Rum wise

  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxkN7tTg6Ix72EDDwujg6EA

  http://therumhowlerblog.com/rum-reviews/

 Whisky wise

 Watch as much  ralfy as you can,  he'll educate you   about all aspects of whisky ,single bottlings,single cask bottlings, independent bottlings, everything to do with the scotch whisky industry, you'll get the picture.

 

This is worth a read aswell,i find it hilarious. It's a satirical look at the the scotch whisky industry,it might seem a bit arcane at first but I'm sure you'll get the gist of it.


  http://whiskysponge.com/
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on February 21, 2016, 07:07:50 PM
Pulmo bailey .....no not the drink.cough mixture as I'm full of all sorts of lergys flu thick head blocked nose sore throat. The stuff taste like TCP mixed with detol.but it is good stuff
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 21, 2016, 08:17:06 PM
''Pulmo bailey  the stuff taste like TCP mixed with detol.but it is good stuff- ''


 Just add a dash of water and leave it to breath 5 minutes-it'll open up beautifully..... ::) ;D ;D


       sorry to hear you're full of affluvial abominations me old mucker
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 22, 2016, 05:09:12 PM
Yep, I like Ralfy.......very entertaining as well as informative. ;)


Thanks for noting my palate is both educated and delicate Nick........applauds given for your observations. ;)


OK, if you say the vanilla in Red Leg isn't overpowering......I'll give it a go.....but woe betide you if it's sickly sweet!!! :P :P ;D ;D



Just emptied the dregs out of the keg of Hobgoblin. :'(

May risk the club tonight, and the boozer afterwards for some Doom Bar........but then again I might not, as my back is twanging reet proper like. :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 22, 2016, 05:26:36 PM

 '' OK, if you say the vanilla in Red Leg isn't overpowering......I'll give it a go.....but woe betide you if it's sickly sweet!!! :P :P ;D ;D''


 I don't want to hear another word on the subject till you've tasted the bloody stuff.Now be a good boy and get some bought, you'll thank me for it. ::) ::)  :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on February 22, 2016, 05:35:05 PM
Gambo is it twanging reet proper....like an old .177  :) I'm still on my detol and TCP stuff :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 22, 2016, 05:42:16 PM
Oi....don't compare me to a .177........you might hurt my feelings don'tcha know!! :'( :'(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 27, 2016, 11:07:44 PM
 
  Just having a bedtime drink,  hot milk and sugar mixed with an equal amount of whisky. The perfect pick me up to help you wind down.
 To sleep ,perchance to dream.. :).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 28, 2016, 03:44:07 PM
A sugar hit before bedtime?? :o :o

Geez........that would keep me awake, not send me into a slumber!! :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 28, 2016, 03:53:49 PM
With the amount of whisky that went in, I slept like a baby. :)

 Just having an snifter and coffee whilst I chill out for an hour in the garden enjoying the spring sunshine. :)

 Back at work tomorrow, no alcohol after  20.30hrs
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 28, 2016, 04:28:13 PM
whilst I chill out for an hour in the garden enjoying the spring sunshine. :)

It's lovely sunshine here too.....but a tad nippy.

Nice to know it's warm enough for you to enjoy though Nick. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 28, 2016, 05:05:59 PM
It's nippy  here aswell , an I feel the cold something chronic,but I've 2 pairs of cragghoppers thermal lined  britches on and 2coats plus lots of layers. :D.

 It's just nice to be outdoors.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 28, 2016, 05:49:29 PM
I know what you mean.

While out earlier I mused it was probably the first day of the year nice enough for being out on the bike, but I know from past experience it's still too cold for biking to be enjoyable.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 28, 2016, 05:57:36 PM
Yeh ,I remember what it's like on a motorbike, so numbingly cold and needing a soak in a red hot bath for an hour to recover.

 And also I remember an article in mcn or performance bikes about how the brain slows down with cold as the blood is diverted away from your head and extremities to keep your tummy warm. Thus slowing reaction time.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on March 10, 2016, 12:43:21 AM
My lecturer recently got himself a new bike. I'll stick to a nice heated box on wheels myself.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 10, 2016, 03:39:53 PM
AN afternoon just trying to enjoy coffee with a nip or 2 of JD, tastes of woodglue and acetone-nasty but drinkable :).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 11, 2016, 08:46:56 AM
I've already told you........send that 'orrible disgusting JD down to me........I'll dispose of it for you, completely free of charge. I can't say fairer than that! ;)

The missus went over ASDA last night, so I asked her to get me some beers........but she didn't!! >:(

I've also asked her numerous times to pick up a bottle of Sainsbury's Superior Dark Rum, but she never does!!


So........the only booze in the house last night was a bottle of Port, so that's what I quaffed while watching Gran Torino. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 11, 2016, 06:05:38 PM
Errrrrr, guess what the missus just came home with?


Yup, Sainsbury's Superior Dark Rum. :)

First impressions are .........that I can recognise the very aromatic smell, but can't put a name to it.......a bit marzipan-ish maybe? :-\

As for the taste straight from the bottle.........very spirity, and a bit raw on the front, but strangely with a fairly smooth finish.

Not overly enamoured with it.....but nowhere near as disappointed as I was with that ASDA Caribbean Spiced Muck I had last month. It's deffo more of a mixer than a snifter tipple, but fairly palatable (if not stunning) on it's own all the same.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 11, 2016, 06:06:42 PM
 Port   :D.  Nice but gives me a thick head.

 Once again enjoying an early coffee and JD,put plenty of sugar in to mask the taste.
 This evening I'll be finishing the last bit of the Glenfiddich, it's been a wonderful drink,not overly malty or smokey  but glorious none the less.
 Tomorrow taking a trip to sainsburys to restock on own brand elixir ,a bottle of highland malt,one of speyside malt and maybe a bottle of their ''Taste the difference'' golden rum which is distilled by angostura. Cost a little bit more than ''dark premium''(Appleton estates) but a lot less than angostura 1919.  Happy days.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 11, 2016, 06:21:09 PM
  ''It's deffo more of a mixer than a snifter tipple''    the first few drams from a freshly opened bottle of spirits can be misleading.

 Do as with whisky, a teaspoon of water then leave it 5 minutes to breath-turns in to a completely different drink.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 11, 2016, 06:43:21 PM
Ill try that, but at the mo I've just put a large shot into a half pint glass, and topped it up with lemonade (no coke in house!) to make a long drink which is going down a treat! :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 11, 2016, 07:17:00 PM
Enjoy :)
 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 11, 2016, 07:25:33 PM
I am. ;) Hic. :-[
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 12, 2016, 05:11:24 PM
Just having a sip of sainsburys  Golden Rum, it's a 8 year matured rum, distilled at the angostura distillery in Trinidad and imported and bottled by Burn Stewart. So it's quality spirit assured.
  I've had a good taste of it neat, it's quite delicate, a touch of spice and tasting of silky caramel with a hint of woody/oaky vanilla, really really nice,quite subtle. Nothing added such as sugar nor is it overspiced or falsely flavoured  to mask the flaws in the spirit. It's just  simple good  quality golden rum.

  I've had a small rum and coke aswell,  just right without it being sickly sweet like some rums.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on March 12, 2016, 07:43:01 PM
Vimpto  ??? I forgot to go to the shop  :'(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 12, 2016, 08:33:14 PM
sainsburys  Golden Rum, it's a 8 year matured rum, distilled at the angostura distillery in Trinidad and imported and bottled by Burn Stewart. So it's quality spirit assured.
  I've had a good taste of it neat, it's quite delicate, a touch of spice and tasting of silky caramel with a hint of woody/oaky vanilla, really really nice,quite subtle.

Now he tells me.....after nagging the missus to bring home Sainsbury's Superior dark Rum! ::) ::) ::)

Ill try that...after I sampled that Sainsbury's Single Highland Malt....or maybe the Single Irish Malt......Hmmmmm.



Still on the Dark Rum from last night....only this time mixing it with diet coke instead of lemonade. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 12, 2016, 09:04:37 PM
Bad planning Dave ;) :D.
 
 Just having a single dram of Sainsburys Highland single malt,it says on the bottle it's matured in ex Spanish sherry casks and white oak casks and tastes of black forest fruits with a tang of citrus and apple.

I get the citrus and apple flavours. Black forest fruits,not sure about that at the moment.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 12, 2016, 09:50:04 PM
I love sainsburys dark rum,it's totally lush.But it is abit like a navy rum,completely unsweetened relying on the spices only for flavour.No added vanilla or anything like that.


 Why is navy rum like it is? The navy used to return home with exotic spices stored in rum to preserve it , then when it was landed and the spices extracted they would give the left over rum the the sailors.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on March 12, 2016, 10:40:58 PM
Anything I can get my hands on as I've got a tooth ache  >:(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 13, 2016, 04:26:24 PM
Just opened a bottle of Sainsburys Speyside Single Malt to have a small dram for tasting.

 On the nose ever so slightly medicinal,sweet  lemony,honey. Tasting wise,a hint of peat,lemon,maybe vanilla, honey,a little smokey.  I think anyone who like easy drinking malts  but not challenging malts  will absolutely love it.I'm drinking this neat, no water and it's beautifully smooth,no nasty ripples that have been sweetened out or masked over. Proper refined quality whisky.

I'm drinking this dram neat,but a dash of water will bring out extra flavours, so that's something to look forward to later in the week.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 14, 2016, 04:28:02 PM
Well I've finished the Dark Rum.......and have been cogitating on what to buy next, but that decision has been put on hold as my 'ol man dropped over a bottle of JD as a belated birthday pressie today. :) 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 14, 2016, 06:18:29 PM
Red leg or tsd sainsburys golden rum, maybe.

 Just having a snifter of yeh, you guessed :) Sainsbury highland single malt,fruity on the nose,a real nice slurp.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 19, 2016, 11:21:13 PM
Err quite abit of econo whisky blah de blah ,it's not sitting too righteous on top of a plateful of carrot cake,my tummy feels abit :(:P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 20, 2016, 10:58:20 AM
Got nowt in the house now......it's all gone. :'(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 20, 2016, 11:28:35 AM
   I feel your pain. :)


 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 20, 2016, 11:55:49 AM
Send some down then!!

The missus has just gone shopping, but I forgot to ask her to get some booze.......I think a quick text is in order...but she'll swear blind she didn't see it before she left the shop!! ::)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 20, 2016, 04:50:24 PM
I just bought a ltr of co op blended,only 17 quid and it's better than most branded blends.
 Just enjoying a large one with coke.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 20, 2016, 07:14:48 PM
I'm quaffing..........fresh air!

Yep....as predicted the missus reckoned she didn't see my text in time!! ::) :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 24, 2016, 07:27:22 PM
Coffee with a nip of... :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 24, 2016, 08:28:26 PM
Stella. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 24, 2016, 08:47:18 PM
Now a wee ration of Sainsburys golden rum,sipperlicious.

 I noticed in the local co op this evening the malt of the month is Glenfiddich 12 at 22£ for 70cl.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 26, 2016, 04:39:15 PM
Missus just phoned from Sainsbury's booze isle asking which whiskey had I said to get.

After Nick recommendation, I had decided on Sainsbury's own brand Highland Single Malt, but she said she couldn't find it....there was Sainsbury's own brand blended whiskey, but not single malt. There was one called Highland Single Malt at £18, but that wasn't branded as being Sainsbury's, so that's the one I plumped for her to get.......I haven't got it yet, so hope it's the right one!!! ???
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 26, 2016, 05:39:42 PM
These are Sainsbury single malts-both are very tastey sippers.
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae272/nickseagate/P1050135.jpg) (http://s979.photobucket.com/user/nickseagate/media/P1050135.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 26, 2016, 06:05:35 PM
Yep, I've got the one on the left.

I was wondering what difference (apart from the obvious, if any) there is between that, and this >>>

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/01/24/250151CE00000578-2924516-image-m-50_1422111185613.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 26, 2016, 06:50:48 PM
That's the older version of the 'taste the difference branding', if you notice it's got an age statement so beloved by whisky fans.
 
 The current one is NAS,(no age statement) though I'd guess it's roughly the same age as it tastes youngish.

https://scotchandscifi.wordpress.com/2015/10/02/whisky-review-sainsburys-taste-the-difference-highland-single-malt/
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 26, 2016, 07:04:19 PM
I'm very much enjoying it....but intrigued to try the Speyside next time.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on March 26, 2016, 07:06:02 PM
Steinhauser  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 26, 2016, 07:26:18 PM
Was it free? ???
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 26, 2016, 07:34:07 PM
I'm just having a baileys with an extra dash of malt,it tastes like liquid milky bar. ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on March 26, 2016, 07:44:43 PM
Was it free? ???
yeah the Mrs brought it back  ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 27, 2016, 10:28:47 AM
Guessed so...........Steinhauser isn't the kind of beer you spend your own hard earned money on!! ::) ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: landymick on April 01, 2016, 09:41:31 PM
Tonight i will be mostly sipping the beverage called the King of Beers (which it is not by the way) but i happen to have a case full. ;) :) :)Cheers
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 02, 2016, 06:33:47 PM
Just enjoying a cup of tea,sweetened with a drop of blended whisky, it's nicely refreshing :). :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 02, 2016, 07:30:48 PM
Sadly.......I've got nowt to drink. :'(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 02, 2016, 08:38:18 PM
This is a very serious situation. Send your missus down the off licence on a mission of mercy.

 I'm just enjoying a glass of laphroaig,a  minerally peated taste ,it's like licking limestone dipped in tcp. :)

 Going around my neighbours later for a drink of   Clarke’s Bourbon Whiskey , it's an Aldi concoction. I personally don't like it but..needs must  ;) :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 03, 2016, 09:44:32 AM
This is a very serious situation.

I keep telling her that, but she insists on 'forgetting' to get some booze when she does the weekly shop!!! :o :( :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on April 03, 2016, 12:34:19 PM
This is a very serious situation.

I keep telling her that, but she insists on 'forgetting' to get some booze when she does the weekly shop!!! :o :( :-\
that's cos she shop weekly tell her to shop daily then she has no excuse to forget.simple.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 03, 2016, 03:50:58 PM
Just enjoying the first sips of a bottle Ballantines Finest Scotch Whisky,normaly retailing in sainsburys for around £20 but at the moment there's £5 off.
Made from 4 different grain whiskys and 50 malts,apparently featuring on Miltonduff and Glenburgie,which having not tasted them means very little to me,but..
 It smells delicious ,a little smokey,heathery maybe chocolate,apples -delicate.
 Taste is wonderful,caramelly ,fudge a little smokey ,mild pepper , fudge and a hint of peat,but not in your face.


 It's a creamy delicate flavour so go steady with the water,maybe 1/2 teaspoon max.
 Lovely to sip neat.

 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 03, 2016, 04:13:46 PM
Yer making me jealous now yer bastard!!! :-\ :-\ :P ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 03, 2016, 04:58:29 PM
 Did I mention how smooth it is   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 06, 2016, 07:14:50 PM
Golden rum, matured for 8 years ,very tastey ,smooth and creamy.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 07, 2016, 07:22:49 PM
I think my next tipple is gonna be a bottle of Speyside Single Malt.

Prob gonna try the ASDA brand, as the closest Sainsbury's is miles away.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on April 07, 2016, 10:58:29 PM
Home brew toffee vodka. For me nice  :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 08, 2016, 11:56:32 PM
Toffee vodka,sounds scrumptious,tell us more.

I popped in a Lidl this evening for a nosey, never been in one before so I thought I might check the spirits section out. Came away with a bottle of Captain Cook Dark Rum for an extremely cheaply priced £9.99 for 70cl.
  Being called Captain Cook Dark Rum you might expect it to be a naval style spiced rum , but it looks more of a golden rum.

  First ration poured.
 smells of very little,maybe a hint of rummy cheaper blended corn/barley whisky, nothing else.
 Taste wise sipping neat,a tiny hint of banana  lurking at the front ,that's about it. Theres 's no development or finish. So very bland .

 There's nothing on the bottle stating any providence what so ever, nor is there anything on the rum forums, I would at a guess think it's been put together in Scandanavia by a company that blends rums from all over the world exclusively for many European supermarket chains. This ones been blended purely to be inoffensive .

  This is the blandest spirit I've ever tasted,it would be completely useless as a mixer with coke or for cocktails or punches as the flavour is so weak it would be just washed away.

 Having said all that negative stuff I am actually enjoying sipping it neat as it's very smooth and it goes down very easily. I'm rather enjoying it.
 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 09, 2016, 06:42:19 PM
Just enjoying an early evening ration,now there's some air in the bottle it's opened up a little bit,and with a dash of water it's improved no end,there's a hint of banana ,treacle ,honey and maybe a touch of vanilla and a grain whisky lurking about in the background . Really nice and only 10.99 a bottle. A delicate smooth sipper. :)

 .
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 09, 2016, 07:22:03 PM
Well the missus eventuality got some booze when shopping. ::)

So just cracked open a bottle of Sainsbury's Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. 8)

Thee blurbs says it has tones of apple, pear and vanilla, with a hint of honey.

Can I taste apple, no. Can I taste pear, no. Can I taste vanilla, no. Can I taste honey, no.....it just reminds me of a very light and delicate Irish Whiskey if I'm honest.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 09, 2016, 07:33:53 PM
First drams out of any  new bottle of brown spirits can be deceiving.

 Add a splash of water  then leave it 5 minutes.Tiniest sips possible for taste analsys... see ralphy for tips..


 Right I've just poured half a dram of same whisky with a splash of water from a bottle 2/3 empty, instantly I'm getting pears on the nose,taste is fruity,lemongrass,soap,a hint of peat and smoke.Little sips is where the taste is.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 09, 2016, 11:01:26 PM
Add a splash of water  then leave it 5 minutes.Tiniest sips possible for taste analsys... see ralphy for tips..

Done that....still can't find any apples, pears, or sod all else really.....just a typical whisky flavour.

I can just about get the faintest hint of vanilla.....maybe my palate is unresponsive and uneducated.


I'm not saying I don't like the Speyside......just that the tasting notes are lost on me!! :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 09, 2016, 11:58:47 PM
 The taste of spirit from a nearly full bottle is completely different from when it's nearly empty ;).

 Anyway, as long what we're drinking is a pleasureable ,that's all that matters.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: 21grains on April 10, 2016, 12:35:11 AM
Caffeine Free Coke without Ice.....Franky
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 10, 2016, 11:01:18 AM
The taste of spirit from a nearly full bottle is completely different from when it's nearly empty

Your right there Nick.....as near empty bottles usually taste of my tears diluting the little that's left in the bottom!!!!!  :'( :'( ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 10, 2016, 11:50:59 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: 21grains on April 11, 2016, 02:46:47 AM
+2  ;D ;D ;D Good one SG
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 12, 2016, 06:31:56 PM
Just having a liitle dram to accompany my tea,very nice it is too. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: knuckle on April 13, 2016, 12:10:21 AM
Red Stag.

Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on April 13, 2016, 12:15:31 AM
Knuckle, where have you been hiding?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 22, 2016, 08:36:13 PM
Just having the last dram of Ballantine's blended whisky, this is a beautiful drink,not your typical cheap shite. Very creamy with noticeable chocolate malty content, 10/10 for all round loveliness.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 22, 2016, 08:38:54 PM
From where did you get it Nick, and for how much? ???
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 22, 2016, 11:12:32 PM
It's around 20£ and available everywhere. I think I got it from a supermarket.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 24, 2016, 08:15:50 AM
Went to ASDA last night but could see any.....so instead got a bottle of their Extra Special Islay Single Malt.

The only way I can describe it is absolutely delicious. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 24, 2016, 10:27:17 AM
Is it it asda own brand,how much does it cost then.Isla whisky are tradionally known for being peaty(no coal fired maltings on west coast,isles)  whats the asda stuff like then.

 I went to asda yesterday and got a bottle of cockspur golden fine rum,really nice with no added flavourings. I should have got it from sainsburys at it's a few quid cheaper but...

 Also got a bottle of Johnny Walker Red,this is a barley grain blend whisky that's been blended  for mixing with soda water-a nice summer afternoon drink.
 I sampled it last night neat, initially sweet then goes in to a smokey peppery thing,i found it very nice though most people slag it off.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 24, 2016, 02:28:13 PM
This is the stuff >> http://groceries.asda.com/product/malt-whisky/asda-extra-special-islay-malt-whisky/910000250363

It cost £20, and has a lovely smokey/peaty nose and flavour. This has to be my fave out of the Speyside, Highland and Islay single malts. :)

I don't know if there is a conspiracy going on but........the glass bottle this ASDA own brand came in is absolutely identical to the bottles which Sainsburys taste the difference single malts come in.......as is the stopper, the seal, and the fonts and typesets of the labels, which makes we wonder if both ASDA and Sainsburys own brand single malts are coming from exactly the same supplier?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 24, 2016, 04:31:18 PM
probabley being bottled and blended by the same concern, but blended to different specifications from different distillieries, a lot are owned by diago and whyte and mackay ..
 
 I might try a bottle next week.

 I give you the whyte and Mackay master blender, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nRsigQLBog  enjoy.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 24, 2016, 04:57:16 PM
From what I gather reading different whisky forums and blogs, the asda isla is believed to be either a youngish Laphroaig or ‎Ardbeg.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on April 24, 2016, 05:44:53 PM
To day I'm trying john smiths golden ale.in a bottle.its from the tadcaster brewery.its its only 4% and what I would call a session beer.it caught my eye as it is only a pound a bottle.(Morrison's) I ain't tryed this before but having now had 6 I can say it ain't bad at all.will give you the full SP when I finish the other 6 later tonight..cheers  :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 24, 2016, 05:56:00 PM
From what I gather reading different whisky forums and blogs, the asda isla is believed to be either a youngish Laphroaig or ‎Ardbeg.

If it is Laphroaig.....it's bloody bargain, coz that costs £33.50 in ASDA!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 24, 2016, 06:05:01 PM
I know, I had a bottle just after xmas, got 1/3 bottle left and snugged away.

 The asda stuff probabley won't be quite as old but..
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 24, 2016, 06:12:01 PM
I would like to compere the ASDA 'Extra Special' Islay Single Malt to the the Sainsburys 'Taste the Difference' Islay Single Malt to see if they are actually one and the same!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 24, 2016, 07:18:12 PM
I bet they're very very similar.i know the recent asda version is highly regarded on some blogs.
 If you search the whisky forums you'll probaley discover who 's distillery it's from. Could be a young bowmor or caoli la.

 With supermarket single malts they often swap supplier with out any notice to the public,so if you really think the present bottling is lush, maybe buy a few bottles to store away. :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 24, 2016, 08:00:18 PM
Been sipping a small Johnny walker red with soda water yuk,and then shweppes dry ginger ,both horrible. I think it best this bottle will be pushed to the back of the cabinet to be forgotten about. :)

 Next is a tipple of mount gay or cockspur rum to enjoy in the bath. :D
 
   
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on April 24, 2016, 10:09:51 PM
Yep like I said its a session beer the sort you can drink all night at a party and not make a t@#t of yaself
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 25, 2016, 07:53:57 PM
Does it taste hopsy?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 27, 2016, 07:33:51 PM
I would guesstimate it is hoppy if it's called 'Golden' Ale.


Personally, I tend to avoid hoppy beers, much preferring darker, malty ales.

Unfortunately, a lot of pubs these days are offering more and more hoppy style beers......not because there is demand for them, but purely because hops act as a preservative, so the  beer lasts longer, therefore it doesn't go off as quickly, so they throw less of it away.

It's all down to economics/money, rather than giving the punter what they want. :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 27, 2016, 07:50:40 PM
Ooh you are cynical ::) :).
 Just picked up a bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Golden Rum, reduced to 13£, I'd quite forgotten just how vanillery it tastes.Very nice with a dash of water to temper the slight roughness.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 27, 2016, 08:01:58 PM
Cynical??..........nah, just realistic!!! ;)


I hope it isn't as vanillery as that ASDA Caribbean Spiced Rum muck I had a month or so ago....even the thought of it is turning my stomach right now! :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 27, 2016, 08:16:19 PM
No this is traditionally flavoured, ie the flavouring vanilla pods are part of the maturation process.
 I've tasted the asda stuff and agreed it's absolutely vile, I bet a penny to a pound it's flavoured and over sweetened after very short maturation to mask the poor quality of the spirit.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on April 28, 2016, 05:31:55 PM
Does it taste hopsy?
no it don't.it taste rather flat as you would expect being john smiths. and gambo as for the real ale I've found that once open.(keg in a pub) in my eyes its only good for about 3/4 days at most.not that it last long in my local as me and a couple of mates can soon do a keg over a weekend :)we have lacons falcon on at the moment.only 4.8 but it goes down a treat.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 28, 2016, 07:05:35 PM
as for the real ale I've found that once open.(keg in a pub) in my eyes its only good for about 3/4 days at most

That's exactly the reason landlords like to stock hop rich beers, as it lasts longer than that.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 30, 2016, 09:23:41 PM
Just havin a ration of the Captains rum,very nice,not the first of the day but...

 Alas it's nearly all gone :(,but enough left for this evening :).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 30, 2016, 09:44:18 PM
Just knocked back 3 tins of Double Dragon ale.......dunno if I'll empty the 4th or go onto the Islay single malt. ???
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 02, 2016, 11:49:28 PM
No CARC club tonight, but went down the boozer anyway. 8)

1 pint of Doom, 1 pint of Peroni, 1 pint of Black Dragon (7.7% cider) finished off with a pint of Guinness.

And to top it all off, I was undercharged a £1 on one of the rounds by a dopey new barmaid.....and I found a £10 note on the pavement when walking home. Result!!! 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 03, 2016, 08:00:57 PM
''and I found a £10 note on the pavement when walking home''

 that's the one I lost when I was on holiday in Llandudno, you owe me a tenner.

 Went around my neighbours sunday afternoon for an aperitif before tea,just the one dram it was going to be , but somehow or other the two of us drank a bottle of vodka and 1/3 bottle rum, neither of us can remember a thing :D. I wouldn't mind but I'm not a big drinker.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 04, 2016, 07:09:20 PM
I'm not a big drinker.

That's the most comical thing I've heard all day!!! ::) ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 05, 2016, 08:23:38 AM
Gambo you lucky sod. Nick that is funny. Yesterday I drank around 16 pints of larger three fruity margaritas a glass of whiskey and a vodka lemonade  :-[ tonight I'll try harder  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 05, 2016, 06:57:51 PM
To be honest i hardly ever drank at all  until not all that long ago i stopped smoking weed :o :) . New driving laws etc .. but i must admit I've always enjoyed an occasional  nice glass of tastey whisky or rum. I recon now i drink equivalent maybe a litre of spirits a week. Is that a lot? i don't really know..
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 06, 2016, 03:45:05 PM
i hardly ever drank at all

Denial yet again!! ::) ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on May 06, 2016, 04:51:51 PM
To be honest i hardly ever drank at all  until not all that long ago i stopped smoking weed :o :) . New driving laws etc .. but i must admit I've always enjoyed an occasional  nice glass of tastey whisky or rum. I recon now i drink equivalent maybe a litre of spirits a week. Is that a lot? i don't really know..
stopped smoking the weed drinking about a litre of spirits a week....up here you would be called a light weight . :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 06, 2016, 08:12:47 PM

 Just cracked open a bottle of Captain Morgans Gold, I'm convinced they've changed the recipe back to how it used to be , lovely soft vanilla and cream soda taste.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 07, 2016, 03:11:56 PM
Long Island ice tea for me  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on May 07, 2016, 03:50:08 PM
Well BBQ and hobgoblin for me5.2 and will no doubt be on it till late evening. Then slow the pace down with Smirnoff  :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 07, 2016, 04:31:27 PM
Newcastle brown and  pork pie :).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 07, 2016, 06:14:37 PM
Ain't got nuffink in.....so my just have to mosey on up over to ASDA to get some single malt (probably Islay, maybe Highland).......or the other option is 4 pint cans of Stella from the garage.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 07, 2016, 06:25:11 PM
 you had some asda islay malty a while ago, was it nice?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 07, 2016, 06:30:48 PM
Very nice....which is why I'm contemplating gettin' some more of the same!! :) :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 07, 2016, 06:59:25 PM
Just seen on ASDA's website they're doing a 'roll back' on 12yr Old Pulteney.........£25 instead of £30.

Dunno if I'm gonna risk that, or go with what I know I like. :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 07, 2016, 07:13:54 PM
Ooh, I had a bottle of that a while ago,beautiful stuff . Well worth 25quid.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z0jLvlokOw
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 07, 2016, 07:21:06 PM
Yeah, just watched that.

Not sure if I'm enamoured by the 'dry sour lemon' and 'salty' descriptions.....but I may give it a go anyway.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 07, 2016, 07:38:09 PM
I didn't get  the lemon, but I do remember it being coastal flavour, like the tides gone out.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: willow on May 07, 2016, 07:53:13 PM
Ain't got nuffink in.....so my just have to mosey on up over to ASDA to get some single malt (probably Islay, maybe Highland).......or the other option is 4 pint cans of Stella from the garage.
NO GAMBO......NOT CANS.  :o  :'(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 08, 2016, 09:29:44 AM
Well I went over to ADSA.....


Old Pluteney....they didn't have any :-\

Extra Special Islay single malt....they didn't have any :-\

Extra Special Highland single malt....they didn't have any :-\

Extra Special Speyside single malt....they didn't have any :-\


It then came down to a toss up between Glen Moray Speyside single malt or Ballantine's Blended..........went for the Glen Moray.


First impressions are it has a lovely delicious nose, warming and moreish. An absolutely gorgeous fragrance.

The taste is surprisingly robust, unlike the more subtle and delicate flavour I was expecting from a Speyside. The length of finish is quite short.......once swallowed the flavour is gone very quickly, but I suppose that's in-keeping with it's origins.

http://www.glenmoray.com/shop/whisky/glen-moray-classic-single-malt-whisky
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 08, 2016, 09:57:55 AM
Sounds good to me,i might try some of that.

  ''Surprisingly robust''  :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 08, 2016, 02:12:42 PM
Yeah.....a lot stronger flavour than you would expect from a typical Speyside.

ASDA have it on offer for £16 at the mo.....so grab some quick Nick. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 08, 2016, 03:30:26 PM
tomorrow then :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 09, 2016, 07:15:21 PM
Just enjoying a drop of mount gay rum, spiced but unsweetened,delicious. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 10, 2016, 07:40:50 PM
Had a pint of Peroni and 3 pints of Doom Bar down da booza last night.

I'll be into the Glen Moray single malt in a mo. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 11, 2016, 07:47:12 PM
Bobbed in the asda tonight for a nosey, came out with Bottle of Appletons special rum and a bottle of Glen Moray.

 Firstly the rum,,it tastes of burnt sugar, cinnamon and banana. No false or forced flavourings,it's just simple honest rum blended from pot and column still, matured in Jack Daniels casks. It's not cracked up to be a premium appletons rum ,it's more of a mixer but I like it neat and enjoy the flavour the mild afterburn.

 The Glen Moray, very very young, quite sharp. I think I got citrus and apples on the nose,tastewise with a tiny dash of water -some apple , burnt marzipan and maybe orange rind. Perfectly nice drink especially compared to some blends in the same price range. For 16 quid an absolute steal for genuine barley whisky.

 Blends to watch out for at asda for possible price roll backs would be,  chivas regal, ballantines .
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 13, 2016, 03:17:50 PM
Glen Moray all gone, so just called into ASDA on way home.....left there with.....

4x 1lt bottles of Leffé (2x Blonde 2x Brune)

2x 500ml bottles of King Goblin

4x cans of Double Dragon


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Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 13, 2016, 07:14:23 PM
Just having a large sip of whisky,nice and warming :) :).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 13, 2016, 08:52:11 PM
Just having a large sip of whisky

Which one? ???

One bottle of King Goblin, one bottle of Leffé Blonde, and two can of Double Dragon down.........and I'm slightly squalid!!!  :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 13, 2016, 10:08:51 PM
   ''Which one? ???''
 Glen Moray,rough and ready but now a drop of appletons rum with a splash of captain morgans to sweeten it up . Yumscious.

 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on May 13, 2016, 10:38:14 PM
I just strained off my cherry and raspberry vodka recently. Through some coffee filters, the same way I did it last time. This batch tastes distinctly mediciney.  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 14, 2016, 12:14:18 PM
Sounds scrumptious.

 I've got some vodka, how do I make some of what you've got?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 14, 2016, 05:41:56 PM
Just necked a Double Dragon.........in preparation for the Leffé and King Goblin later. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 14, 2016, 06:07:35 PM
Just having the first nip of the day,some of that Glen Moray,i'm enjoying as much as drams twice the price.10/10 ;) :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 14, 2016, 06:42:57 PM
Seriously? :o

It was OK, but I preferred the ASDA Extra Special Islay Single Malt I had last time.


Double Dragon gone, King Goblin gone, Leffé Blonde about to be opened and demolished. ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 14, 2016, 07:50:13 PM
Yeh, it's fresh and tastey,like unripe apples :). It makes a nice change.

 ''ASDA Extra Special Islay Single Malt ''  is it peaty? 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 15, 2016, 08:31:33 AM
Very (compared to ES Speyside and Highland)..........I enjoy sniffin' it just as much I enjoy drinking it. ;D


That Glen Moray is nice, but I didn't enjoy it any more than the Sainsburys taste the difference Speyside Single Malt if I'm honest. Yes for sure it tastes different (stronger and more robust flavour), but is it more palatable........I'd say no.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 15, 2016, 09:02:35 AM
I found the siansburys speyside ''soapy'' but..

 the glen moray is a little rough around the edges-best results  were from leaving 5 minutes then a slash of water, anyway it's nearly all gone now after last night :) :) . Anyway I think a bottle of chivas regal or ballantines is the next port of call.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 15, 2016, 09:52:01 AM
I'm reluctant to go back to blended whiskeys after single malts if I'm honest. :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 15, 2016, 11:08:22 AM


 Think of ballantines 12 or 21,chivas regal,black and white ,hibiki, johnny walker black etc all properly matured for 10+years,none of them budget blends and just as complex and refined as most malts.
 They don't have the muddy fuddled gippy taste of the cheaper ones.

 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 15, 2016, 03:46:28 PM
Just picked up a bottle of Glenmorangie from the co op-reduced by10£,to be enjoyed later in the week.

 Also my Dad gave me a bottle of Label5 blended scotch whisky. This is made by the Blending Company who are owned by the French drinks giant  La Martiniquaise which incidentaly own Glen Moray, it's this speyside malt which is the bulk of the malt within label5. Just having a slurp,first dram etc, smokey,crisp apples skins,lemon,vanilla and abit casky.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 15, 2016, 04:28:15 PM
Last night of freedom I'm off to a birthday party so anything goes  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 15, 2016, 04:48:26 PM
Don't forget Dave,quantity not quality ;D.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 15, 2016, 05:00:11 PM
Hehe.........just the sort of comment one would expect from a *orkshireman!! ::) ;D



Yeah....get hammered Dave.......and get the missus to drive you home! ;)  8)


Just in from a nice bike ride.........still a bit bloody cold when the sun is covered by cloud, but lully when it's not. Anyway, just cracked a Double Dragon to start the days boozing proceedings. Be onto the Leffé Brune next. :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 15, 2016, 05:25:32 PM
Even better if got her daughter to drive  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 18, 2016, 07:39:03 PM
Just having a wee nip of whisky alongside a cuppa coffee .Very nice it is too.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 18, 2016, 09:49:47 PM
What......the coffee or the whisky? ???
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 19, 2016, 07:29:49 PM
 :)

 Just enjoying a small dram of label 5, goes well with tinned meat pie from Argentina. ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 19, 2016, 07:43:31 PM
Knocking back a Leffé Brune, prior to opening another bottle of ASDA Extra Special Islay Single Malt Whisky which I've just purchased in the last hour.

I'll raise a glass tonight in memory of my dear old Mum, who passed away 2 years ago today.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 20, 2016, 09:41:10 PM
Slurping a large Polonaize vodka and applejuice,it's nasty but I best have another just to make sure. :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on May 21, 2016, 10:27:46 PM
At the club I was given (when leaving) some home made cherry brandy, very smooth, the rest will be finished before bed.


Don't panic! I've ordered 2 pints of it for next week ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 22, 2016, 08:18:00 AM
My brother-in-law came over yest evening, and I gave him some Islay Single Malt.

He absolutely loved it, and said it was the best whisky he'd ever tasted, and could quite happily drink it all night long.

His plan was to get some from ASDA asap. :)


As for me, I fixed a friend's charging problem on their Husqvarna 630 yesterday afternoon...and was gifted a bottle of Jacob's Creek Shiraz Sauvignon, so had some of that last night. 8)

(http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Husqvarna%20SM%20630%20%2010.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 22, 2016, 09:12:41 AM
Awesome looking bike,i want one. ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 22, 2016, 09:40:57 AM
I've already told him if he wants to sell, to give me a shout, which he kindly said he would. 8)

It's a bloody minter, with only 2.4k miles under it's wheels. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 22, 2016, 10:28:49 AM
 If I didn't have a fkd endowment mortgage hanging over my head like I'd have another bike tomorrow.Something like that or a maybe a ktm390, you can ride the rims off'em without going hyper speed. Got to hang on to my cash though. :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on May 28, 2016, 10:55:42 PM
Just picked up the 2 supposedly pint bottles of home made cherry brandy, to my surprise the 2 bottles were 70 cl each, corect me if I'm wrong but 70 cl which is just under 1 1/2 pints, it cost me £5 per bottle, I'm very happy ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: landymick on May 29, 2016, 10:45:48 AM
Nearly.
70 cl is 700ml = 1.23 Pints :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 29, 2016, 11:28:17 AM
Home made cherry brandy,sounds scrumptious,i'll have a gallon pls. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 29, 2016, 06:25:08 PM
Hobgoblin  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 30, 2016, 08:37:03 AM
to my surprise the 2 bottles were 70 cl each, corect me if I'm wrong but 70 cl which is just under 1 1/2 pints, it cost me £5 per bottle, I'm very happy ;D

70cl is the average/standard size for a bottle of brandy (or any other spirit for that matter) that you'd buy commercially from ASDA, Tesco, Sainsburys etc etc...........and a 70cl bottle from one of those outlets is going to cost around £12 upwards (average around £20), so at £5 for 70cl I reckon you've got a tidy bargain......provided you like it of course?



Missus bought 3x 500ml bottles of ale from the supermarket on Friday...........two of which were 'hoppy' style beers. :(

So I went up the garage and got 4x pint cans of Stella.......which are now empty.

Spose I'll be forcing down the hoppy shite tonight. :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 30, 2016, 09:36:57 AM
It was Gin last night, i can't remember much else ;D.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 30, 2016, 09:37:58 PM
I seam to have a few bottles of rum and whisky with just a few measures left in the bottom.

 Treating my self to the last few drams of Sainsbury highland malt,then maybe a rum or 2 :).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 01, 2016, 07:57:41 PM
I'll be polishing off the last of the Islay Single Malt tonight.....while watching the TT build-up on ITV4 at 9pm. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on June 01, 2016, 08:10:30 PM
Slurping the remains,every last drop  of a bottle if Glenfiddich . Still looking and savouring  an unopened bottle of Glenmoragie and bottle of Redleg. :) :) :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on June 05, 2016, 09:07:31 PM
Just relaxing with some Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon and drifting off with some JW Red Label and coffee mixed 50/50. All's calm. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 06, 2016, 02:41:04 PM
S'oright for some innit!! ::)

Had to make do with a can of Krony 1664 last night......which I nicked off the missus. ;D
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Post by: seagate on June 06, 2016, 08:32:59 PM
Got some bulmers pear cider and original today.
 Very nice it is too,not acidy or tart,but  tastey and  delicious.
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Post by: Gambo on June 07, 2016, 07:02:53 PM
I had a pint of 'Happy Daze' cider down the boozer last night..........straight after two pint s of Doom Bar.

http://www.gwyntcidershop.com/draught/happy-daze/


It is supposed to be a medium cider, but I found it quite sweet (which I favour anyway).

Very fruity, with no bitterness whatsoever.....I would have had more but it was closing time. :-\
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Post by: seagate on June 07, 2016, 07:45:00 PM
I got some more cider today, it's lurvely stuff.
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Post by: Gambo on June 10, 2016, 03:04:14 PM
I like having a Dickens Cider. ;)
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Post by: seagate on June 10, 2016, 03:36:54 PM
I like having a Dick inside me. ;)
  who are we to judge mucker

 Got a bottle of Glenmorangie to open for tonight whilst round my neighbours watching the TT, I can't wait.
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Post by: Gambo on June 10, 2016, 03:45:28 PM
I may get something in to watch the Senior race too.....I can't wait, as I don't know the results yet.
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Post by: seagate on June 10, 2016, 04:00:15 PM
I watched the electric bikes last night and the lightweights,er600 and tl650 based mainly, tuned to the max,90bhp :D.
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Post by: Gambo on June 10, 2016, 04:16:59 PM
Here's some info for all you quaffers out there..... ;)

A £4.37 bottle of ASDA wine has been named the best in the World.....and two ALDI Single Malt Whiskys (one Highland and one Islay) have both won silver at the ISC.

http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/06/10/asda-wine-named-best-in-the-world-for-bottle-that-costs-4-37/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt1%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D468218
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Post by: seagate on June 10, 2016, 04:36:59 PM
Aldi whisky has a good reputation,though I've never tried any as yet but I will be bobbing in one of their stores whilst passing.Sooner rather than later :).
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Post by: Gambo on June 11, 2016, 01:42:08 PM
Went to ASDA early this morn, but all of that wine had been snapped up. :'(

So I got 3 bottles of Leffé (2x Brune and 1x Blonde) to watch the Senior TT tonight (if it went ahead due to the weather).
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Post by: Gambo on June 11, 2016, 09:44:34 PM
Currently on my second bottle of Leffé.......done the Blonde (stop sniggering at the back) and now on the Brune (I said stop sniggering)!!!
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Post by: seagate on June 11, 2016, 09:51:33 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


 just having some pear juice left over from some del monte pear halves,no point wasting it,  with a drop of vodka. I do like sophisticated cocktails :).
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Post by: Gambo on June 12, 2016, 09:48:44 AM
I like your style Nick. :)
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Post by: landymick on June 12, 2016, 10:11:37 AM
Very posh Del Monte whats up with the basic brand ? :D
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Post by: seagate on June 12, 2016, 09:08:42 PM
 3 for the price of 2  :).  Asda sometime in 2011 ;D.
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Post by: Gambo on June 12, 2016, 09:50:24 PM
sometime in 2011

That doesn't beat my missus' record!

Last year, I threw some jars out from the back of the cupboard that were 13 years out of date!!! ::) >:( >:(
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Post by: seagate on June 12, 2016, 10:51:32 PM
What did you throw 'em out for,stuff in jars and tins keep for ever.
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Post by: Gambo on June 13, 2016, 09:26:09 AM
If they hadn't been eaten in 13 years, I doubt they ever would.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on June 16, 2016, 03:01:17 PM
We had soup from 1991 here  :o
I'm on the Stella today  8)
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Post by: landymick on June 16, 2016, 06:17:55 PM
We had soup from 1991 here  :o
I'm on the Stella today  8)

Hope the Stella isn't from 1991 ::)
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Post by: Gambo on June 16, 2016, 07:44:35 PM
S'nuffink...........I've got some Kronenbourg from 1664!!!!!! :P :P :P :P :P
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Post by: rabbit sniper on June 16, 2016, 08:53:19 PM
I did too but they went down the hatch before the Stella I'm going bed in a min  ;)
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Post by: Gambo on June 17, 2016, 09:11:28 AM
I'm going bed in a min

What.......bed before 9pm? :o

Someone can't hold his booze!!! :P ;D (and no excuses about your missus offering you a rub!)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on June 18, 2016, 09:09:36 PM
Sod the rubbish I go to bed to get out of the way lol  ;D
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Post by: Gambo on June 19, 2016, 08:29:03 AM
Back on the ASDA Extra Special Islay Single Malt last night.....Yummy.
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Post by: seagate on June 19, 2016, 09:03:11 AM
I'm going to have to get around to trying that,it sounds scrummy.
 
 Went around my neighbours for a camp fire last night,we managed to get through the best part of a bottle of Cockspur Fine Rum, really nice smooth rum,5 year old and not too expensive.YumYum. :)
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Post by: Gambo on June 19, 2016, 09:46:15 AM
I'm going to have to get around to trying that,it sounds scrummy.

You best be savvy Nick....I bagged the very last bottle of it on Friday night (and I only got that because it was hiding behind the bottles of Speyside!).....and the last twice I've gone there for it the shelves have been empty.......so I'm not the only one around here who appreciates it!! ;)
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Post by: seagate on June 19, 2016, 10:01:21 AM
''I bagged the very last bottle of it on Friday night (and I only got that because I'd hidden it the week before, behind the bottles of Speyside!).....and ''  :)
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Post by: Gambo on June 19, 2016, 12:02:08 PM
Nope 'I' didn't hide it there.......but I was mighty glad 'I' found it though!! :D

I also bought a litre bottle of Bells as a Father's Day gift for the 'ol man (he likes the stuff! :-\)........just been over to deliver it, but it was a wasted 30 mile round journey......he was out! ::)
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Post by: seagate on June 19, 2016, 03:31:19 PM
Got me Old Dad a litre of co op blend and myself 70cl. In fact just talking about it has me wanting to pour one, as a tonic you understand :).
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Post by: rabbit sniper on June 19, 2016, 03:55:02 PM
I thought I'd dry out today was on various largers yesterday then ended up on bailey's with whiskey but been for a meal and already downed 4 pints then opened a can soon as I got in
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Post by: seagate on June 19, 2016, 04:07:07 PM
  You're not doing bad then for a dry day :D.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on June 19, 2016, 04:19:58 PM
It was dry but the heaven's have opened  ::)
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Post by: Gambo on June 20, 2016, 01:19:23 PM
A 'Dry Day'!! :o

Wos wunna dem den? ??? ???
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Post by: rabbit sniper on June 21, 2016, 07:31:38 AM
A 'Dry Day'!! :o

Wos wunna dem den? ??? ???
when you stay away from water  ;)
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Post by: Gambo on June 21, 2016, 11:40:28 AM
I think I'm gonna nip into ASDA later and pick up a 5lt barrel of HobGoblin. :)

I'll also look to see if they have any of that World's best wine there too....not holding my breath as the shelves have been empty of it for the last 3 visits!.
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Post by: Gambo on June 21, 2016, 04:05:00 PM
Got the keg of Goblin from ASDA 8).....still none of 'that' wine there though! :(
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Post by: seagate on June 26, 2016, 04:29:33 PM
Budweiser.

 I've never tasted anything so bland in my life,just like carbonated tap water.
 I read the blurb on the can,''Made from the original process from the choicest hops,RICE and best barley malt''

 Send this shit back to whence it came.
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Post by: Gambo on June 27, 2016, 12:43:04 PM
Budweiser...............I've never tasted anything so bland in my life,just like carbonated tap water.

So you've never had Carling or Fosters then? ??? ::) ;D


I opened the keg of Goblin last night.......three pints of it went down a treat! 8)
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Post by: seagate on June 27, 2016, 05:04:13 PM
Err ,no, I don't think  I have.
 
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Post by: Gambo on June 28, 2016, 11:36:34 AM
You're not missing much I assure you.
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Post by: seagate on June 28, 2016, 08:22:41 PM
Just having a drop of Laphroagh for restorative purposes ::).

 It's been sat in a 2/3 empty bottle for a few months, within that time it's lost a lot of it's mineral taste, but still got plenty of peaty ,seashore taste to it and smells like tcp.Good stuff . :)
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Post by: Gambo on June 29, 2016, 09:40:58 AM
I continued to empty out the HobGoblin keg last night....but I still have some Islay Single Malt left for when I do. 8)
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Post by: seagate on June 30, 2016, 05:58:12 PM
Just enjoying some ''peaty'' vodka :).
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Post by: Gambo on June 30, 2016, 08:13:47 PM
Just emptying the last of the Islay from the bottle.
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Post by: seagate on June 30, 2016, 09:27:15 PM
 I'm thinking about what to buy for the weekend , rum or whisky , maybe both to be on the safe side.
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Post by: Gambo on July 01, 2016, 09:28:23 AM
That sounds like the best bet!! ;) 8)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 01, 2016, 09:39:54 PM
(http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg503/davedicko1/20160701_205138.jpg) (http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/davedicko1/media/20160701_205138.jpg.html)
Bars almost finished the important bits are in place the optics bbq oven fridge and sink needs plumbing in  8)
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Post by: seagate on July 01, 2016, 09:48:56 PM
You don't do things by halves :).
 Top man.
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Post by: Gambo on July 02, 2016, 10:27:33 AM
Are those optics going to remain in place constantly? :o

If so, I can envisage some very drunk birds (the winged type), squiggers and tramps around that area!!



Looks bloody brill Dave. ;)
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Post by: seagate on July 04, 2016, 07:48:53 PM
Just relaxing with a dark rum and coke. Co op brand,Navy style unsweetened and heaviuly spiced,not a sipper by any stretch but excellent with coke or ginger beer,
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Post by: Gambo on July 07, 2016, 07:29:39 PM
Got a pint can of Stella left from watching the match last night, so will be cracking that open very soon. :)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 08, 2016, 07:08:21 PM
Did you get to the airport to welcome the boyos home mate ? I'll be finishing the hunters bar-bq this weekend at some point  ;D
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Post by: seagate on July 08, 2016, 08:19:07 PM
Just sniftering a white rum with a dash of spiced and a spoonful  of coke,lush caramel flavours ;) :D.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 08, 2016, 08:32:49 PM
There's a few bottles of rum on my outside bar mate if you ever make it over this way  ;)
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Post by: seagate on July 08, 2016, 08:38:24 PM
You're bar is the coolest thing Dave,it's awesome :) :).
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 08, 2016, 08:42:34 PM
Cheers mate its not finished yet but looking quite good  ;D
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 09, 2016, 02:10:20 PM
Just enjoying a pint of amstel in a nice boozer up ebden bridge  ;D
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Post by: seagate on July 09, 2016, 03:08:01 PM
Ebden bridge eh, one of my work mates lives there,he says it's full of hippies,druggies and lesbiens,sounds good to me :D.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 09, 2016, 05:24:46 PM
Weird place mate  ;D
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Post by: seagate on July 09, 2016, 07:28:47 PM
Yeh  :D
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Post by: Gambo on July 09, 2016, 08:06:01 PM
Did you get to the airport to welcome the boyos home mate ?

Nooooooooooo..............while I did 'support' (read 'watch') WALES as a Nation in the Euros, I wouldn't go to support or cheer for a bunch of overpaid, primadonna actor nancyboyz.....it's against my religion thar nars.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 09, 2016, 08:44:08 PM
Same here mate not a football fan myself because of the same reason  :)
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Post by: seagate on July 14, 2016, 08:02:36 PM
Well I bought some white rum recently, co op own brand ,very soft vanilla blah de blah, but tonight on a whim I bought a bottle of Bacardi carta blanca,despite being advised that it was very poor stuff. What a waste of money,smells of acetone ,tastes like freshly picked raw mushrooms eaten without washing,earthy and nasty,if it didn't say rum on the label I'd say it was vodka gone wrong.Absolutely vile sipped neat and equally disgusting with coke or blackcurrant etc.
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Post by: Gambo on July 14, 2016, 09:42:40 PM
I'm on the Stella again tonight.
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Post by: edtwozeronine on July 15, 2016, 11:15:08 PM
Does your wife mind, or are you in some sort of open relationship? What does this Stella chick look like anyway?
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Post by: Gambo on July 16, 2016, 02:29:46 PM
Stella is a blonde, with an effervescent character, who is always very happy to stimulate the senses.
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Post by: seagate on July 19, 2016, 11:23:48 PM
What are you drinking tonight?

 Just enough :).
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Post by: airgunnut on July 20, 2016, 01:56:44 AM
if fosters is watered down Australian nats piss, then stela is distilled french piss :o ::)
get some real brown ale down your neck!
im now on my 3rd bottle of cherry brandy ;D
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Post by: Gambo on July 20, 2016, 07:04:46 PM
stela is distilled french piss

Smited for not knowing Stella is from Belgium, not France. ::)
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Post by: seagate on July 20, 2016, 08:05:32 PM
I'm just enjoying a large rum and coke as an antidote to possible heat exhaustion,it's making me feel better already.
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Post by: airgunnut on July 20, 2016, 11:23:12 PM
stela is distilled french piss

Smited for not knowing Stella is from Belgium, not France. ::)
You should be smited for not drinking a uk beer! ::)
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Post by: Gambo on July 22, 2016, 09:12:03 PM
Given the choice, I'd go for Double Dragon, HobGoblin or Doom Bar.......all of which are British beers.....but sadly, they don't sell any of those at the local petrol station! :'(



There is a Beer and Cider Festival down the boozer tonight, tomorrow and Sunday.........but I can't get hold of my boozing buddy.....and I ain't going down there to get inebriated on my own......people will think I'm an alcy piss-head or summat!
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 23, 2016, 09:25:56 AM
Get down there and buy 2 pints at a time mate one for you one for your invisible friend and sit there having a 1 sided conversation lol saying that it would be like talking to your Mrs  ;D
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Post by: Gambo on July 23, 2016, 10:06:54 AM
I might just do that!

There's so many different beers to sample at the festival, that they are offered in halves.......so last year I drank 28 half pints.......which was just as well, as there's no way I could have downed 28 full pints!!! hehe.
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Post by: seagate on July 23, 2016, 10:23:57 AM
Where as 14 pints is like water off a ducks back , eh ::) :D.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 23, 2016, 10:56:15 AM
Lite weight lol  ;D
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Post by: seagate on July 23, 2016, 01:11:22 PM
 ;D ;D
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Post by: airgunnut on July 23, 2016, 11:02:58 PM
Lite weight lol  ;D
more like soaked up like a sheeps fleece ::) :P
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 23, 2016, 11:21:34 PM
What haven't I been drinking tonight  :-*
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Post by: Gambo on July 24, 2016, 03:21:53 PM
Well I went down to the boozer's Beer and Cider Festival last night....and ended up getting comprehensively hammered.

I had 6x half pints of ale, and then went onto the ciders, but can't recall how just many of the 37 on offer I actually sampled. :-\
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Post by: seagate on August 14, 2016, 10:13:24 PM
Just enjoying a large  Captain Morgans spiced rum, I think they've changed the recipe as it's more like Sailor Jerrys used to be. Not as harsh as it used to be,quite mellow in fact.
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Post by: Gambo on August 15, 2016, 09:35:11 AM
I called into the garage on my way back home from the bike ride, and purrrchased 4x pint cans of Stella.

Downed 3 of 'em last night.......1 still nicely chilling in the fridge. 8)
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Post by: seagate on August 27, 2016, 09:24:32 PM
Just sampling some rum I picked up in Morrisons with 6 quid knocked off,usually 21 £.

 Appletons (wray and nephew) Signature Blend golden rum. Abit of banana and err ,rum flavour. Abit bland though very clean with abit of burn,not complaining for 16 quid, but I wouldn't be thrilled to be paying full price for it.
Saying that ::),i'm rather liking it :D.
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Post by: Ieazo on August 28, 2016, 01:16:28 AM
I'm back hitting the San Mig mmmmmm San Mig nom nom nom ;)
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Post by: Gambo on August 29, 2016, 08:27:52 AM
I've been on allsorts the last week....

..........5L keg of Hobgoblin, Stella, San Miguel, Strongbow, Islay Single Malt, and various wines where consumed indoors......and numerous pints of Doom Bar and Birra Morretti, along with the odd Guinness where downed while out and about.


(https://lh6.ggpht.com/K7fKge320AwQRdCxZW-6vj0kIugeghBGRJcEyPNBcB8USJKJS3O6QQEvo-2Wsu1-8x_FizN49gZTb8ULcziGeVi8Ji39=s750)
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Post by: Ieazo on August 29, 2016, 11:01:03 AM
What like is a Birra Moretti is it quite a light beer or is it a lager Gareth?
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Post by: Gambo on August 29, 2016, 08:05:36 PM
It's an Italian lager type beer, much in the style of Peroni's Nastro Azzuro.

A crisp, refreshing and easy drinking beer, though slightly less fragrant than Peroni.
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Post by: Ieazo on August 30, 2016, 04:13:51 PM
I'm not a fan of Perroni but might try. Bottle of this if my local Asda or Tesco stock it to see what like.
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Post by: Gambo on September 03, 2016, 03:15:49 PM
I went into Morrisons last night, to see if they had anything different from the norm.

Ended up coming away with a few bottles of Manns brown Ale, and a few cans of McEwan's Export.

Necked a few back last night while watching 'I am Evel Knievel'.....and polishing off the remainder while watching qually for the MotoGP races tomorrow at Silverstone.
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Post by: seagate on September 11, 2016, 10:18:48 PM
Just enjoying a drink of Riggwelter with a big nip of Black Bottle whisky on the side.

 This is lovely beer,smells oldie worldy, tastes malty chocolate and liquorice .
 
 Black bottle whisky ,smells like a sawmill and sweet nailvarnish,lush, tastes of peated maltyness with smokey cinnamon and fruity something.Really nice. It's what modern Johnny Walker Red could have been be if they had any pride.
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Post by: Gambo on September 12, 2016, 08:47:12 AM
Riggwelter.......don't recall ever hearing of that before!

Where did you get it Nick? ???
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Post by: seagate on September 12, 2016, 06:55:39 PM
My Dad got it me from Morrisons. It's made by Black Sheep Brewery in Masham,Black Sheep was set up  one of the  Theakston brothers who split away from Theakstons Brewery, hence the name.
 Riggwelter is a North Yorkshire shepherds term for a sheep with such a heavy fleece that it will topple over and get stuck on it's back.
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Post by: Gambo on September 16, 2016, 04:17:55 PM
I'll have a shuftie an' see if they flog it in Asda, as Ive still been emptying the Islay Single Malt recently.......it's down to under a quarter of a bottle at the mo, so will need fresh supplies of summat soon..
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Post by: rabbit sniper on September 16, 2016, 09:58:55 PM
Diet coke for the near future for me as the meds won't agree with alcohol but since I've not been drinking I'm addicted to Coffee and lots of it and totally gone off tea
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Post by: airgunnut on September 16, 2016, 10:28:55 PM
Diet coke for the near future for me as the meds won't agree with alcohol but since I've not been drinking I'm addicted to Coffee and lots of it and totally gone off tea
Oh! I forgot to tell you, the pain killers make you a very cheap date! ::) :P
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Post by: rabbit sniper on September 17, 2016, 02:07:52 AM
I don't need them for that lol
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Post by: seagate on September 23, 2016, 09:55:25 PM
Well the rum well has run dry :( ,but found several bottles of whisky with a couple of inches remaining in each one  :). Got abit of Highland Park left,seems a shame not to finish it off. ::) :)
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Post by: Gambo on September 23, 2016, 10:04:09 PM
Sadly, ALL my bottles have run dry.

Necked back my last can of Stella last night, and have been teetotal ever since!! :'(
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Post by: rabbit sniper on September 24, 2016, 09:12:55 AM
Join the club mate not had a drop in weeks and it's not bothering me at all  ;D
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Post by: seagate on September 28, 2016, 10:45:45 PM
Just sipping some common as muck Captain Morgans 'Original Spiced Gold'. Chocolate,banana and peppery vanilla are flavours that spring to mind.  Had to pay full price for it, as it's not on a promotion anymore at the co op,£5  difference. Robbing jews they are.I'm only saying..nothing against Isreal.Well not much ::).
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Post by: seagate on October 13, 2016, 08:16:40 PM
Rum, Cockspur 5 star. Just the one,just a wine glass full will do.
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Post by: Gambo on October 14, 2016, 04:45:34 PM
I managed to get some of that wine (Chillian Reserva Malbec) the other day from ASDA that was voted the best in the World a few months ago, despite being only priced at £4.89, IIRC. :o

Every time I've looked for it in the past the shelves have been empty........but on Wednesday night I struck Gold, and bagged two bottles of it.......albeit at the now inflated price of £5.89 a bottle!! Robbin' Gitz!! ::)

T'woz veeerrrrrrry nice.......but not as nice (to my palate) as Hardy's Stamp Shiraz/Cab Sav which is what I originally went in for.


Also got some of Wales finest whilst I was there.....Double Dragon. Yum.
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Post by: seagate on November 12, 2016, 08:38:15 PM
This evening I'm raising a  glass or two , of Captain Morgan's very finest Golden Spiced Rum in memory of an  Endowment Mortgage +massive shortfall, which I received confirmation this morning , has now been paid in full :). Happy days. :)
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Post by: Gambo on November 13, 2016, 09:27:26 AM
Weeeeoh, sweat off then Nick. ::)

I'm pleased for you mucker. :)


Forgot to post.....last week I went a bit left field, and bought a 1lt bottle of Gordon's Gin (£15) and 3x 1lt bottles of Indian Tonic Water.

Sadly....it didn't last long. Hic.
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Post by: seagate on November 13, 2016, 10:15:21 AM
   :) :)


 I must admit I do like an  occasional g+t , in a pint glass :D.Goes down like pop. :)
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Post by: Gambo on November 13, 2016, 02:46:14 PM
Goes down like pop.

That's the problem........1lt lasted me only two evenings. :o
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Post by: rabbit sniper on November 13, 2016, 03:53:20 PM
Goes down like pop.

That's the problem........1lt lasted me only two evenings. :o
now whos had a sex change  ;D
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Post by: Gambo on November 24, 2016, 08:32:13 PM
Last weekend the missus was going shopping (either Sainsburys or Adsa), so I asked her to get a bottle of Islay Single Malt, which from either shop is £18 or £20 respectively.

Anyway, on her return she said "I got the whisky, it was on offer for £25 down from £35". :o :o :o

Ehh? I wanted 'own brand' extra special Islay.........but she got a bottle of Islay alright, but it was Bowmore Small Batch.

Never heard of it before, but it's quite nice on the nose and palate. It does give a bit of burn, so needs a fair amount of water added to it to smooth it out....but bloody hell, it's powerful! It's claimed to be 40% Vol, but seems much stronger than other 40% whiskys somehow!!

Anyway, I'm working my way through it, 8).....read about it here.....

http://www.bowmore.com/whiskies/small-batch

https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/bowmore/bowmore-small-batch-bourbon-cask-matured-whisky/
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Post by: seagate on November 25, 2016, 07:49:57 PM

It seems stronger than 40% cause as far as malts go it's very very young. That's not a criticism-it is what it is.
 Bowmor and bunnerarben is one of the lesser phenolic/peaty/salty whiskys from Isley,the others not so -being ardbeg,laphroigh and lagavullin and maybe half a dozen others I've never tasted.

I'm glad you're enjoying it,in fact I'd grab a bottle myself but I'm saving up for a hw77,so ...
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Post by: Gambo on November 26, 2016, 02:07:46 PM
one of the lesser phenolic/peaty/salty whiskys from Isley

Errrrr, seems quite peaty to my palate!!
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Post by: seagate on November 26, 2016, 02:36:28 PM
does it smell strongly of TCP ?
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Post by: Gambo on November 26, 2016, 02:46:03 PM
Not at all.

Quite peaty, with a vanilla/coconut vibe going on as well. Really quite pleasant, but not sure if I like the Asda ES Islay even more. I certainly wouldn't want to pay the full £36 for it!!

As I said previously, it's a little burny taken neat or with tiniest amount of water.....it needs about double the amount of water I normally add to tone it down/smooth it out.
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Post by: seagate on November 26, 2016, 03:13:56 PM
This is an interesting read,explaining where the phenolic peaty taste arises from


https://www.whisky.com/information/knowledge/tasting/flavour/peat-and-its-significance-in-whisky.html
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Post by: seagate on November 27, 2016, 08:32:54 PM
 Bowmore small batch reviewed by  whisky guzzling,Hourst Laing.         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GRWrPd6eE0
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Post by: Gambo on November 28, 2016, 03:58:26 PM
A good watch that....thanks Nick. ;)
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Post by: seagate on November 28, 2016, 07:27:21 PM
Do you get the gist of peat,even though you can taste it in the Bowmor,in the big scheme of things it's quite minimal. In whiskys   previously mentioned, the amount of peat might shock you,if you ever see a 35cl bottle of Laphroig or ardbeg etc,it might be worth buying just to experience 'heavily peated' whisky. Just a dram poured in a glass will fill a room with the medicinal phenolic smell of TCP.
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Post by: Gambo on November 29, 2016, 07:17:04 PM
The Bowmore is peaty, but not as peaty as the Adsa ES Islay (Laphroig) to my nose and palate, though I haven't tasted them side by side to directly compare.

Likewise, I haven't got the smell of TCP from either the Bowmore or the Adsa/Laphroig, not that I've noticed anyway.
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Post by: seagate on November 29, 2016, 07:56:07 PM
The Laphroig I had earlier in the year was very very peaty. Nice though once it had been opened a couple of weeks and mellowed a tad.

 My next whisky purchases for over Christmas are going to be a bottle of Old Pulteney 12 and Highland Park 12. Highland Park 12 is on offer at the moment from sainsburys,a tenner off so it's 25quid, the Pulteney is around 30quid. They really are excellent sippers.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on November 30, 2016, 08:11:05 PM
Vanilla Coca-Cola  ;D
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Post by: seagate on November 30, 2016, 09:34:57 PM
Just lush is that Dave.

 I'm just having a slurp of The Captains golden spiced rum.Still on special offer at the CoOp,13quid.
 I've cut down recently on spirits as I'm quickly turning from a lithe sexy beast  ;Din to a right little fat bastard. I blame it on stopping smoking skunk,it was a part of my calorie controlled diet.
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Post by: Gambo on December 01, 2016, 07:08:42 PM
The Laphroig I had earlier in the year was very very peaty. Nice though once it had been opened a couple of weeks and mellowed a tad.

Now that comment highlights the differences in one person's palate/preference/taste to the next. ???

I personally like the peaty style........for me, the peatier the better. :)

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Post by: seagate on December 01, 2016, 07:26:35 PM
Would you say the Bowmor is as peaty as Laphroigh?
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Post by: Gambo on December 01, 2016, 07:37:56 PM
No, going from memory I don't think it is.
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Post by: seagate on December 01, 2016, 07:45:11 PM
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_ivP4xqeZo
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Post by: Gambo on December 02, 2016, 03:42:06 PM
That made me chuckle!!! :D
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Post by: seagate on December 04, 2016, 12:47:37 AM
Had a pleasant evening slurping Baileys,then got stuck in to a fresh bottle of Sailor Jerry's Spice rum, if I hadn't read the label I would never have thought it was rum, it was more like something from the Jack Daniels factory.Yuk.
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Post by: seagate on December 04, 2016, 11:04:38 AM
Thinking about it ::),could well be matured in there old barrels,it certainly had some rough maple flavour vibes to it.  Might be ok for mixing with cola,it won't get washed out that's for sure.Apparently it cost just £5 for 70cl.
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Post by: Gambo on December 04, 2016, 11:08:44 AM
Had a pleasant evening slurping Baileys

something from the Jack Daniels factory.Yuk.

How the hell can you big-up Baileys.....and then have the gaul to slate JD?!?! :-\ :-\

Pot calling the kettle black there Nick!! :P :P ;D ;D
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Post by: seagate on December 04, 2016, 11:43:56 AM
 ;D ;D

 Baileys is a nice smooth wholesome drink,where as JD is cheaply made rough spirit ,matured in bottom grade young oak ad sold on the premise of advertising ,I could add a lot more....but  I'm too nice a fellow to do that.  ::) ::)
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Post by: Gambo on December 04, 2016, 12:41:10 PM
Baileys is a nice smooth wholesome drink

Yeah.......right!! ::)


I'm too nice a fellow

Yeah........right.........again! ::)
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Post by: seagate on December 04, 2016, 04:45:27 PM
Right both times then ;D.
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Post by: Gambo on December 13, 2016, 08:22:53 PM
Last night I was given a bottle of that new Scottish made Bourbon Whiskey that's currently being advertised on TV all the time. :)

It's really quite nice, as it has a smoky quality to it, and tastes suspiciously like the American whiskey Seagate doesn't like (::)), but it's much much cheaper, only £10 a bottle.  8)

If you see it, grab a bottle, it's called............ Jock Daniels.

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Post by: seagate on December 13, 2016, 08:37:27 PM
Not heard of it.Though might give it a try.

 Just to be clear though, Jack Daniels isn't bourbon .
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Post by: rabbit sniper on December 14, 2016, 07:09:13 AM
Jd used to be my favourite short but it makes me sick as a dog these days. Jim beam I can keep down though  :)
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Post by: Gambo on December 14, 2016, 07:05:07 PM
Errrrr, hasn't anyone noticed it yet? :o
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Post by: Gambo on December 17, 2016, 12:25:18 PM
On the TV last week I saw some own brand Bailey's cream liqueur type booze for only £6.99 being promoted on either an Aldi or Lidl advert, so I asked the miss to get some if she happened to go in there.

Well she did go in, and bagged the last two bottles on the shelf of summat called BallyCastle, an Irish cream whiskey for only..........£3.75 a bottle!! Result!!

Now I'm not a frequent drinker of such sickly stuff, but to my Bailey-esque uneducated palate it tastes really nice, obviously creamy with a chocolate and vanilla quality supplemented with an alcoholic kick. I certainly can't tell any difference to 'proper' Bailey's, at least when not tasting it in a side by side comparison anyway.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/p/2152/0

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Post by: seagate on December 17, 2016, 12:35:37 PM
  I don't know how you've got the gall. Enough said. ::)
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Post by: Gambo on December 17, 2016, 12:53:55 PM
Errrrr, coz it was CHEAP!!! :P ;D ;D


Actually, since posting that, I've read the reviews at the bottom of the link. :o I don't know if there is a conspiracy going on by Bailey's employees, but it gets a right slating!!

Dunno if I've got the 'old' recipe or not....but it tastes fine to me!!!
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Post by: Gambo on December 23, 2016, 09:49:25 PM
Just opened a bottle of Nick's favourite..........Jack Daniels.
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Post by: seagate on December 23, 2016, 10:01:51 PM
Are you drinking it neat or ...

 I'm just  sipping some Jamesons and eating chocolate, happy days.
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Post by: Gambo on December 23, 2016, 10:42:18 PM
I've had a few shots neat........but then cracked a can of coke to make, unsurprisingly, a Jack n Coke.
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Post by: seagate on December 24, 2016, 08:05:31 PM
Just enjoying the last ration of a bottle of cockspurs finest rum,got a fresh bottle of Captain Morgans Spiced rum to open later.
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Post by: Gambo on December 25, 2016, 09:40:33 AM
Errr, I very nearly emptied the bottle of JD last night, the one I'd opened only the night before!! :o :o

There's just the tiniest dreg left in the bottom.....geez, I've done the whole bottle in 24hrs.......I think I need to slow down a bit!! :-[ :-[
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Post by: rabbit sniper on December 25, 2016, 10:52:01 PM
From what I remember you seem to have slowed down  ;D
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Post by: seagate on December 25, 2016, 11:36:23 PM
The fellas an animal.Top marks.

 I went around my mates last night with a new bottle of rum, 3 hours later it was nearly all gone between 2 of us, I had one of his funny cigarettes aswell  :P ,very very bad idea , I felt rather err ,ill. :) ;D, it was a cracking night.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on December 26, 2016, 12:19:15 AM
Oh eke I wondered why you wasn't on early doors  ::)
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Post by: seagate on December 26, 2016, 12:42:12 AM
I was feeling abit ''fatigued'' ;D
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Post by: seagate on December 26, 2016, 12:56:17 AM
I was going strong till I had a spliff, it was all down hill from then on :D.
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Post by: Gambo on December 26, 2016, 09:33:07 AM
Had a bit of Prosecco with my Christmas dinner, and was going to open a big bottle of Old Speckled Hen that was gifted to me as a present.......but the missus dropped and smashed it!! >:( >:(

Luckily on of her friends came over for tea, and brought a 750ml bottle of Stella, so happy days. Still miffed about the wastage of the Hen though!!


Incidentally, the missus bought a few bottles of Doom Bar the other day, and I cracked open one of those yest morn. It didn't taste anything like Doom Bar...........and when I read the label I found out why.........made under licence in Burton Upon Trent!!! :-\ What's the point of buying it when it's Doom Bar in name only? It's like buying new pellets only to find out they are an old design rebadged from another manufacturer! :) So I think I'll just stick to the proper 'Made in Cornwall' draught Doom down the boozer from now on.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on December 30, 2016, 08:11:30 PM
This evening I'm enjoying the first dram of a whisky called Label5, it's a standard blend popular with the French. It citrusy with a hint of fairy liquid ??? :D in the finish,quite nice but needs a drop of water or with coke.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on December 31, 2016, 10:08:11 AM
with a hint of fairy liquid......quite nice

Errr, as I've never drunk Fairy liquid, I wouldn't know what it tastes like!!! :-\
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Post by: airgunnut on December 31, 2016, 05:08:51 PM
This evening I'm enjoying the first dram of a whisky called Label5, it's a standard blend popular with the French. It citrusy with a hint of fairy liquid ??? :D in the finish,quite nice but needs a drop of water or with coke.
When you say fairy liquid, is it lemmon fairy or the green fairy?
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Post by: seagate on December 31, 2016, 05:50:19 PM
Lemon obviously ::) as it's speyside made-don't you lot know anything. ;D
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Post by: airgunnut on December 31, 2016, 05:57:13 PM
Lemon obviously ::) as it's speyside made-don't you lot know anything. ;D
If it was green fairy it could have been Absinthe  ;)
http://www.absintheonline.com/acatalog/Absinthe.html
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Post by: rabbit sniper on December 31, 2016, 06:53:57 PM
Strong Coffee for me trying to stay awake while the fireworks start to pop  ;D
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Post by: willow on December 31, 2016, 07:39:18 PM
Home brew then JD and coke
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Post by: airgunnut on December 31, 2016, 09:18:58 PM
Lemon obviously ::) as it's speyside made-don't you lot know anything. ;D
If it was green fairy it could have been Absinthe  ;)
http://www.absintheonline.com/acatalog/Absinthe.html
Follow up in AC
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Post by: seagate on December 31, 2016, 09:30:02 PM
Just  sipping with my best buddy, Redleg Rum, a lovely vanillery cinnamon bananery concoction.I'm not going to have too much though. ::) :P :D
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Post by: Gambo on December 31, 2016, 10:04:17 PM
Just downed two bottles of Peroni Gran Riserva in the pizza joint.

Very nice, much darker and with a strong malty flavour compared to the fragrant Nastro Azzuro you normally find........and much stronger too at 6.6%.

(https://www.ocado.com/productImages/492/49230011_0_640x640.jpg?identifier=2d99e80e6ad5a6c028a4a116f2822f44)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on December 31, 2016, 10:10:40 PM
They sell that on draught in the Italian job near me and the other one too I was spinning last time I went in there
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Post by: airgunnut on December 31, 2016, 10:20:50 PM
Just  sipping with my best buddy, Redleg Rum, a lovely vanillery cinnamon bananery concoction.I'm not going to have too much though. ::) :P :D
yeh.....right! ..........  And your not a *orkshire man! ::)
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Post by: Gambo on December 31, 2016, 10:29:40 PM
And your not a *orkshire man!

Well, you can't blame him for not wanting to be one of those!!! ::)
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Post by: seagate on December 31, 2016, 10:45:58 PM
I think we've got an envy  issue developing here. ;)
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Post by: airgunnut on December 31, 2016, 11:43:11 PM
I think we've got an envy  issue developing here. ;)
Well it's his fault for been a celt who couldn't swim   :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on January 01, 2017, 11:39:20 AM
I think we've got an envy  issue developing here. ;)

Correct........everybody want's to be Welsh.
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Post by: seagate on January 01, 2017, 11:47:47 AM
No comment  the mans absolutely deranged
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Post by: seagate on January 15, 2017, 10:18:55 PM
Just sampling a small measure if Taylor's select Port, never tried this sort before, it tastes of Ribena,chocolate and plums.Lush. :)
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Post by: Gambo on January 16, 2017, 01:34:28 PM
S'nice innit? ;)
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Post by: seagate on January 17, 2017, 08:44:51 PM
Yumcious. :)
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Post by: Gambo on January 18, 2017, 07:39:03 PM
Missus just went to Tesco.

I lobbed her a fiver and gave her a list of beers...........from which she chose to get........................





.......................4 cans of Hobgoblin. 8)
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Post by: IceBlerk on January 19, 2017, 09:08:26 AM
Best way to spend £5 on beer in a supermarket :

3 x McEwans Champion Ale @ £5. (Asda and Co-Op.)

(If you;re feeling flush you can 4 for £6 in Morrisons.

It's the 2nd best beer in the world and number 1 in the "bottled beer" category.
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Post by: Gambo on January 19, 2017, 12:13:02 PM
What's it's character like Blerky.............dark/copper and malty, or light/golden and hoppy? ???
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Post by: IceBlerk on January 19, 2017, 01:32:01 PM
Dark, malty, a proper ale. 7.3% but smoothe and delicious, like a 5.5%.

It got its name from winning an award, but I forget which one.

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Post by: Gambo on January 19, 2017, 03:27:24 PM
Dark, malty, a proper ale. 7.3%

Ooooh, I'll look out for that!!!! 8)
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Post by: IceBlerk on January 19, 2017, 03:34:01 PM
https://groceries.asda.com/product/bottled-ale/mcewans-champion-ale/910001161237 (https://groceries.asda.com/product/bottled-ale/mcewans-champion-ale/910001161237)
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Post by: Gambo on January 19, 2017, 05:55:16 PM
Mmmmm, gonna get some of that tomorrow. :)
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Post by: Gambo on January 21, 2017, 03:18:40 PM
Sadly, I forgot to get some of that McEwans Champion yesterday...................but I've just been over ASDA and got some today!!! WooHoo.

It wasn't on a multi-buy promotion, but seeing as it was only £1.45 a bottle I got four, plus a bottle of King Goblin to keep 'em company.

I shall be sampling the Champion a little later, just as soon as I've finished this can of Hobgoblin, which I am necking back in the name of science by way as a sort of yardstick/direct comparison to the McEwans Champion you understand? Geez, the things I have to do to keep you lot updated and informed on this Planet!....I just hope my efforts are appreciated? ::)
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Post by: Gambo on January 21, 2017, 03:46:52 PM
UPDATE

Just opened the McEwans Champion, and taken my first sip.

Oooooooh it's feckin' gooooooood, and has instantly muscled itself into contention of knocking on the door of my list of favorite ales.

IMHO, the only thing I would question is the finish. The label says it has 'It's distinctly smooth finish makes it the ultimate Scottish ale'......but I personally find the back of it to be quite bitter/sour, but apart from that minor point, it's absolutely lully.

Applauds to Blerky for bringing it to The Planet's attention. ;)
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Post by: IceBlerk on January 25, 2017, 11:21:11 PM
3rd best beer in the world tonight .......

Trooper!

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170125_231158_zpss61fip4t.jpg)
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Post by: seagate on January 25, 2017, 11:28:01 PM
Just having a beaker of whisky coffee 50/50 , Label 5 , quite an oaky bite to it. Marvelous. :) :)
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Post by: seagate on January 25, 2017, 11:29:38 PM
Tell us more Blerkyboy, it sounds intriguing.
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Post by: IceBlerk on January 25, 2017, 11:42:57 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170125_234004_zpsssfbf1qs.jpg)
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Post by: IceBlerk on January 25, 2017, 11:45:32 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170125_234126_zpsf5vvrgnv.jpg)
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Post by: seagate on January 26, 2017, 12:45:47 AM
Lord Raglan and Iron Maiden eh.  :D
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Post by: IceBlerk on January 26, 2017, 09:31:05 AM
Trooper is available in bottles but it is FAR better as a hand-pull.

To be honest, when was a hand-pull not good?  ;)
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Post by: IceBlerk on January 26, 2017, 09:33:08 AM
........seeing as it was only £1.45 a bottle I got four

It's a brave man who buys FOUR bottles of a beer they've never tried.

But once you've had the Champion you'll never look back.

Once you had FOUR Champion it's challenge looking forward!
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Post by: Gambo on January 27, 2017, 10:14:25 AM
Trooper is available in bottles but it is FAR better as a hand-pull.

I've had Trooper (what true Iron Maiden fan hasn't?) in a bottle, but tbh I wasn't that impressed. :-\

It was too hoppy for my palate, as I much prefer darker more malty ales.

I would try it on draught if I ever saw it though........jus' to make sure like!! :)



UPDATE

The next evening I drank a bottle of Champion on it's own, without sampling any other beer along side it........and it was all the better for it! 8)

Absolutely gorgeous, and the bitterness on the finish I commented about previously wasn't really noticeable (I put it down to the sweetness of the Hobgoblin I had before maybe made it seem more sour that it is). Well it was slightly noticeable, but not intrusive, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I reminded me somewhat of Leffe Brune....with a flavour that is almost bordering on a barley wine. I can now categorically say it is now in my list of all time fave beers. :)

So impressed was I that I recommended it to my ale guzzling cronies down the boozer.....and plan to get lots more on my next visit to ASDA........and at the price they're selling it for.......it'd be foolish not to!!!  ::)

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Post by: IceBlerk on January 27, 2017, 10:34:36 AM
Welcome to the (blurry) world of McEwans Champion!

I've had Trooper (what true Iron Maiden fan hasn't?) in a bottle, but tbh I wasn't that impressed. :-\

It was too hoppy for my palate, as I much prefer darker more malty ales.

This "issue" is addressed by the number 1 beer on my list: Limited Edition "Red and Black" Trooper. http://ironmaiden.com/news/article/trooper-red-n-black (http://ironmaiden.com/news/article/trooper-red-n-black)

Only 5.8% but it knocked Champion off the number one slot a few months ago. But, like a sighting of rare bird (Angelina Jolie in the nip or Jennifer Aniston in lingerie, for example), it's worth appreciating while you can.

Oh! And I've not seen it in bottles so I've only ever been able to appreciate it hand pulled (again, a bit like Angelina and Jennifer).
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Post by: Gambo on January 27, 2017, 11:06:24 AM
That sounds more like my cup of tea beer!!
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Post by: landymick on January 27, 2017, 09:20:46 PM
Strongbow Dark fruit for a change, not that bad :)
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Post by: seagate on January 27, 2017, 09:44:13 PM
I had some of that last summer, quite pleasant it were.

 Currently gurgling on port and econo whisky cocktails. I can see it ending in tears. :)
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Post by: landymick on January 27, 2017, 10:15:22 PM
 ;D :'(

You'll pull through

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Post by: Gambo on January 28, 2017, 10:22:13 AM
Strongbow Dark fruit for a change, not that bad

Tart

I had some of that last summer, quite pleasant it were.

Tart



Gonna get some more of that McEwans Champion....and a few bottles of Leffé to keep it company!!
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Post by: landymick on January 28, 2017, 10:57:20 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: seagate on January 28, 2017, 08:27:51 PM
Bobbed in to Tesco's daily today , noticed Cockspur Fine Rum for 10.50 a bottle, I think I've paid about 14 quid usually. Anyway I stocked up.

 The draw with Cockspur rum is it's delicate , got no added colouring or flavourings , and a smooth finish ,made from molasses rum blended from 3 year old to 5 year old. Enjoyable neat.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on January 29, 2017, 11:09:58 AM
Geez......you sniff out all the bargains don'tcha Nick? ::) ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 04, 2017, 12:15:42 AM
There's no point throwing money about as though there's no tomorrow .

 Anyway just having a quick snifter of Taylor's Port ,it's like Ribena with an oakyness mixed with a drop of rum in just to help it go down smoothly.Really nice.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 04, 2017, 09:59:28 PM
More of the same  :).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 05, 2017, 09:07:57 AM
I got another 7 bottles of that McEwans Champion yest. Schulrp.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on February 05, 2017, 09:42:36 AM
Still not drinking but could murder a good session  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 05, 2017, 09:45:28 AM
I had more than I bargained for last night , I feel abit delicate. :(   ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 05, 2017, 11:56:12 AM
I feel abit delicate.

Bloody lightweight!! ::)

What's hurting the most............your head or your wallet? :P ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on February 05, 2017, 11:58:15 AM
I bet it's his head and his next door neighbour wallet  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 05, 2017, 12:16:45 PM
That's probably true Mucker!! ::)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 05, 2017, 04:06:08 PM
 ''I bet it's his head and his next door neighbour wallet  ;D''  I wish. :)

 We were in my neighbours man cave , but as is Saturday night tradition , i usually provide the spirits.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: shakeysimon on February 05, 2017, 05:05:57 PM
I'll be drinking water tonight as I have done for the last week,bit of a detox after 2 weeks of free cocktails,I've also had the lurgy for the last 3 days so staying hydrated and not drunk is hopefully going to see it off
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 05, 2017, 05:56:31 PM
2 weeks of free cocktails

Geez.............that's summat only a girly .177 user would say!!! ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: shakeysimon on February 05, 2017, 06:25:47 PM
I forgot about all the espresso martinis I drank too.they are out of this world
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 05, 2017, 07:15:10 PM
Missus friend just came for a visit.....and brought me a bottle of Old Speckled Hen. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on February 05, 2017, 08:03:01 PM
She's after a bit of you mate  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 05, 2017, 08:12:26 PM
But which bit :).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on February 05, 2017, 08:30:45 PM
She might want to look at his new fanny  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 05, 2017, 08:44:19 PM
She's after a bit of you mate  ;D

I wouldn't want to mucker....she's a lovely girl, but a bit on the large side!! :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 05, 2017, 09:02:51 PM
Make sure she's clean before you poke her Gambo ,scrape all 't rind off her, you don't want an infection. :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on February 05, 2017, 09:13:19 PM
Pmsl  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 05, 2017, 09:21:52 PM
Just trying to be helpful ... :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 05, 2017, 09:58:44 PM
Errr, no thanks, but you're welcome to have a go Nick.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on February 06, 2017, 09:12:44 AM
I got another 7 bottles of that McEwans Champion yest. Schulrp.

Truly converted.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 06, 2017, 10:23:47 AM
Truly converted.

Nope, I'll never go over to the dark side that is called .177
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on February 17, 2017, 10:55:25 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170217_222615_zps8alnalig.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 17, 2017, 11:08:20 PM
Woooooo, that looks a good one, for so many reasons!! 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on February 17, 2017, 11:21:22 PM
It's lovely.

I'm not keen on Southern beers usually but I've never had a bad pint from Kelham Island.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 17, 2017, 11:53:21 PM
Old v twin vinny proddy racer cranked over,nice pic.

 Just slurping Captain Morgans Spiced rum, every fresh bottle tastes different to the previous. This one is a vanilla chocolate banana explosion. I think little kids would like it :D .
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on February 18, 2017, 12:07:44 AM
Old v twin vinny proddy racer cranked over,nice pic.


What the Hell are you on about?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 18, 2017, 12:22:47 AM
The picture on the beer pump is a Vincent black lightning , which was a Vincent 1000 with a lot of weight shaved off and a full works engine ,ready to race out of the crate. It's obvious to most folk Blerky. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 18, 2017, 10:43:22 AM
The rider's attire doesn't look very ACU race approved though, does it?  :o

I'd never even heard of that before.........be nice to see it down this neck of the woods, but I ain't holding my breath!! :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 19, 2017, 10:20:55 PM
Just having a small drop of rum whilst listening to some Elton John from the 70's, on vinyl. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 20, 2017, 06:19:18 PM
listening to some Elton John from the 70's, on vinyl.

Takes all sorts, I suppose! ::)


I received a bottle of Scapa Skiren Single Malt as a birthday gift last week....and what a delight it is!

This has to be the smoothest whisky I have ever tried, not the slightest hint of burn is present, just delicious flavours and aromas. Yummy.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: landymick on February 20, 2017, 07:16:15 PM
A spot of Gin when the Walking dead is on. :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 25, 2017, 10:05:17 PM
Just having a tot of golden spiced rum , it's like liquid vanilla bananery  chocolate crush . :) Can get abit sickly though if you have too much.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 25, 2017, 10:12:30 PM
Still supping the Scapa single malt I had for my birthday.

Had two pint cans of Stella earlier while watching the rugby.....but the less said about that, the better, :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on February 25, 2017, 10:20:34 PM
Just got some home made cherry brandy from a friend of a shooting friend, very smooth, very drinkable,  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 26, 2017, 12:35:57 AM
Cherry brandy , that sounds just luscious .

 Here's Horst  with a few comments on the Scapa Skiren
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg-F_NNTbLE


 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 26, 2017, 10:42:39 AM
Thanks Nick, I enjoyed watching that.

I have exactly the same bottle as Horst tasted, an SK01 First Fill Batch, and I agree with much of what he said, but not all, as we all have individual and personal taste buds, and so highlight and taste things slightly differently from each other.

I will say I found it to be VERY VERY smooth, with absolutely no hint of alcoholic burn whatsoever, quite complex but very well balanced, erring ever so slightly towards sweetness.

Absolutely lovely, and one of the nicest most easy going yet flavourful whiskies I've ever sampled.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on February 26, 2017, 01:22:29 PM
Had two pint cans of Stella earlier while watching the rugby.....but the less said about that, the better, :(
The Stella or the rugby! :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 26, 2017, 02:22:48 PM
The rugby, obviously! ::) :'(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 26, 2017, 06:02:02 PM
Abit more on Scapa whisky and it's recent history brought to you by Ralphy whilst he's reviewing a 14 year old bottling.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRkdndT9VDo
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: shakeysimon on February 26, 2017, 06:07:20 PM
A nice cold can of export after a windy and chilly first shoot of our league,worth the early start,the goldstar I've learned is more than capable
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on February 26, 2017, 07:18:11 PM
Di you get a good score? Is yours one of these  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAgkzp0dTf4


 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: shakeysimon on February 26, 2017, 07:21:21 PM
See the new topic I started,I'll hopefully update after every shoot,great video,yes that with a grey pepper stock and a huggett Belita screwed on the end to quieten it down
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on March 03, 2017, 05:43:17 PM
Stella champagne and a bottle of Port for me  ;D
Badby head tomorrow  ::) the Stella to get drunk the champagne to celebrate getting home in one piece and the port to finish me off and warm the belly before the coma  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: landymick on March 03, 2017, 08:54:13 PM
coma or Korma  :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 03, 2017, 09:32:25 PM
I got 2 bottles of red today, given by a customer as a tip.One of them is Italian castile summut or other  , the other is from S.Africa and apparently great with pizza. I might have a pint of it with me cheese on toast supper later on. ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 10, 2017, 11:27:33 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170310_2321510_zpslhnrghdn.jpg)

A delicious, local stout.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 11, 2017, 09:28:20 AM
I bet she is.......but what's the beer like?

P.S. you could have got a better pic of her for us Blerky!!! ::)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 11, 2017, 02:19:12 PM
I bet she is.......but what's the beer like?

P.S. you could have got a better pic of her for us Blerky!!! ::)

The lovely/blurry lady you're referring to is my wife. She's always dodges about when I point things in her general direction.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 12, 2017, 01:19:46 PM
She's always dodges about when I point things in her general direction.

Is your 'Muzzle Awareness' somewhat lacking then?



Mrs Blerky.......Do you know Mr Blerky is spending money on more airguns?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 12, 2017, 02:36:57 PM
Mrs. Bless seems to have much more awareness of it than I do!

And keep your voice down, you'll lose me all my Brownie points!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 12, 2017, 09:19:36 PM
Just had two of Felinfeol's finest...........Double Dragon. Yum.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 18, 2017, 07:55:22 PM
Mr Jack Daniels tonight.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Ieazo on March 19, 2017, 10:28:06 AM
Ehhhh, to much beer last night, feeling fuzzy this morning.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 23, 2017, 10:36:12 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170323_193020_zpsrfa77zgc.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170323_192959_zpsj66to5y6.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on March 24, 2017, 10:44:16 AM
I like the look of that guineas  ;)
Where did you get it from  :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 24, 2017, 10:56:34 AM
Pub.

The British Oak (http://www.britishoakalehouse.co.uk/)

Myself and some friends have a "Gentleman's Dining Club" gathering every couple of months for the food and drink pairings they run.

Last night was "Irish Night".

The Guinness is now up there in my top three beers (Robinson's Trooper has been pushed down to number 4). It was absolutely delicious. In fact, I think it's in with a bullet at number 1!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on March 24, 2017, 10:59:48 AM
Il look out for some of that  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 24, 2017, 01:16:45 PM
Il look out for some of that  ;D


Asda? (https://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda-compare-prices/Beer/Guinness_Foreign_Extra_Stout_330ml.html)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 24, 2017, 07:11:23 PM
Label says 'with more hops'.  :-\ :(

The only reason a greater number of beers are being brewed using more hops these days, is so they last longer.......that way, they are therefore more appealing to Landlords coz they don't go off as quickly as malty beers do......less waste means more profit.

Down my local boozer the landlord had 'bought into' this long lasting hoppy beer scenario.....there can be 4 near identical hoppy/citrusy style beers on offer at any one time, but guess which style of beer is the best seller.........the one and only malty one he offers. So it matters not one jot that his hoppy beers last longer, coz if no one buys 'em, then it's a waste of his money/profit anyway!! ::)

When we go in there, he proudly proclaims......."We got a new guest beer for you to try" But when we see it's yet another 'hoppy style' brew we say "Errrr, no thanks, don't like these dry citrus hopped beers"....but the bastard still keeps buying them in....when will he ever learn? ::)


Blerky....are those hammer action sidelocks de-acts? :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 29, 2017, 06:59:54 PM
Blerky....are those hammer action sidelocks de-acts? :o

Eh? What are you on about?

Tonight's beer:

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170329_183957_zpsji71wjyk.jpg)

Bloody lovely!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on March 29, 2017, 07:35:05 PM
The shotguns in the display cabinet.

 Come on Blerky, get up to speed. :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 29, 2017, 08:55:06 PM
Blerky....are those hammer action sidelocks de-acts? :o

Eh? What are you on about?

The shotguns in the display cabinet.

Glad someone's actually awake!! ::)


Blerky....it no good showing us just pics of the pump badges.....we want to see what the beer actually looks like too! Sclurp. :)

Oh yeah, and no more blurry pics of the barmaids please.......we want them in proper full-on pervy focus please!!! Ta. ;) :-*


Tonight I am drinking the remains of a cheapo bottle of French brandy found in the back of the cupboard. It's quite nasty.....which is why it was confined to the back of the cupboard in the first place. :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on March 29, 2017, 09:26:52 PM
A nice cup of tea and some left over christmas biscuits. After I've eaten all the good ones, the rest can go in the bin. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 30, 2017, 07:16:26 AM
The shotguns in the display cabinet.

 Come on Blerky, get up to speed. :D

Ah! In the pub's website gallery!

It took a while but I got there eventually.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 30, 2017, 07:21:09 AM
Blerky....it no good showing us just pics of the pump badges.....we want to see what the beer actually looks like too! Sclurp. :)

Fair point. I'll try harder next time.

Best I can do now is describe the lovely, dark, rich colour of this particular pint. Absolutley delicious. A lot like a "smooth Guinness"!

Oh yeah, and no more blurry pics of the barmaids please.......we want them in proper full-on pervy focus please!!! Ta. ;) :-*

I'm not sure how that'll go down but, restraining orders notwithstanding, I'll do my best.  8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 30, 2017, 07:46:45 PM
I'm not sure how that'll go down but, restraining orders notwithstanding, I'll do my best.  8)

Just tell 'em it's for the perverts on The Planet...........I'm sure they'll be more than happy to oblige then. ;)


Smooth Guinness ehh? Isn't Guinness smooth enough already? :o :o

I like the strength though.....now that's a 'Man's Beer'.....and .177 users need not apply (That's what's Babycham's for!!). ;) 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 04, 2017, 09:13:12 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170404_210545_zpso9fbqu7f.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170404_210558_zpshvexa34q.jpg)

Fruity (peach), refreshing and light. Not my usual sort of ale but a very nice change.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: William Tell on April 04, 2017, 09:54:40 PM
Have you ever read the safe bloke and bird alcohol limits?? It's totally bonkers, as is stopping to sell fags in tens but only 20's! How is that a good thing. I have scowered the Petal shops for tens but there is only one in Sat Mkt, Bishops Lynn and Snetty beach that still do Horrah! They smell of weedkiller and Paraffin but are at the old price so who cares! Jock Strap Mc Ewans without a doubt at 7.6% is not only stronger than Abbott, it has more punch than Henry Cooper V Moohaamad Ali.
One bottom alone, is more than the safe limit for married folk. I have had two of those and half a bottom of Pheasant. My Grand Brats were here today. Their father has a drink problem. Six and Three years, Carrot girls the proper name is Tishian or Tissian. Gorgiously funny. The point is don't drink find some other way to relax. Don't smoke or lose your self respect. It's very harsh, expensive and can ruin a loving relationship. That said avoid Cider especially White Lightning!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 04, 2017, 10:11:32 PM
I have had two....

Only two, Will?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: William Tell on April 04, 2017, 10:29:54 PM
Now I am confused!
Do you mean, whooaa only two, hick!
Or
Only two, Strewth,  IQS seemed to have dipped on here tonight.
Can you manage to only drink more than one bottom at the weekends?
Tuesday night already and drinking.
Strewth, You must be married.
This is my lot tonight. I just hope and pray I don' t get cramp again tonight. Thigh, neck, stomach then you say your prayers Bruce! Goodnight friends. Byeee..
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 04, 2017, 11:28:48 PM
Oh, Will!

I can manage more than two 'bottoms', but I wonder if that's all you've had.....  ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 05, 2017, 07:01:03 AM
Can you manage to only drink more than one bottom at the weekends?
Tuesday night already and drinking.
Strewth, You must be married.

Additional : You're right, I am married. To a barmaid! One that doesn't drive and I have to pick up from work at the end of her shift. There's been many a time that I've gone to pick her up from work and ended up leaving the car at the pub because the landlady has had a choice ale on.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: William Tell on April 05, 2017, 07:57:31 AM

Ice burper

Buddy, my wife used to be a medical secretary at a secure mental institution.
I used to pick her up for lunch, lovely round there, the gardens. No I wasn't s patient. Sounds like heaven going to the pub every night. Like Coronation Street.
Probably fewer drunks in the pubs these days. Apart from Weather spoons. My family refuse to be taken to Spoons. Tell you som'at that happened recently Ice Ghurker buddy!! I like to peruse the fag garden at the Lattice House. Always interesting folk in there. Drunks always make me feel welcome.. Two very red faced well weathered sea shanty's, friendly to absolutely anyone welcomed me to join them immediately. Wahoo I'm Debbie from Essex, this cow lol, is Janet from Bournmouth!! Lol. Laughing they were. Now I' m driving so one pint is my limit and I have already a pint off Abbott. Anyway one say's she fancy's a J&B the other a G&T so I pop off and return with their drinks.
Ta lover, then lowering their voices a bit Debbie and Janet ask me, would I like to sit down there is an empty table in the corner,
Perhaps I would like a BJ ?. I would really love to, but I'm driving, already had one pint. Please your self, they replied and seemed offended.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 05, 2017, 08:41:10 AM
Right!

Everybody round to Will's boozer for a pint and a BJ!!!!!

Will, you might be the only person I've heard of who would turn down a BJ with the excuse "Sorry, love, I'm driving"!!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 05, 2017, 07:36:14 PM
 :o :o :o



Errrrrrr, I'll be cracking open a bottle of Pigassou tonight to watch the BSB on ITV4 at 8pm.


I'm married. To a barmaid.

the landlady has had a choice ale on.

Is the landlady married? ??? ???


Soz Blerky, that Cleopatra ale doesn't appeal to me. :(

Citrusy, amber.....and very probably hoppy too...........just the type of ale I tend to dislike.....and therefore ignore with a passion when one appears as a guest ale down the boozer. The bastard landlord keep getting 'em........despite our request for more choice of malty ales. Spose you could say the landlord ignores us.

Maybe it's a stalemate?  ??? :-\ ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: William Tell on April 05, 2017, 07:56:02 PM
I defo do not like beers that taste of nettles or burnt furniture. Micro whatever type nasties like you get in Spoons suppis to be Real Ale. That's not what I call real ale.
Then for the hole fortnight when it's a real ale promotion, Abbott is strangely not on.
The only real ale you can get in Norfeck or Suffolk. There are others but at the mo I can't remember what they are. Mc Swans if I remember I'll pop back.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: William Tell on April 05, 2017, 07:59:54 PM
An amend button would be so handy!!  whole not hole, supposed not suppis though that what old folk get fed.
I have got to go now sorry!
They're open!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 06, 2017, 07:22:09 AM
Is the landlady married? ??? ???

Widowed. Lovely lady.

Soz Blerky, that Cleopatra ale doesn't appeal to me. :(

Citrusy, amber.....and very probably hoppy too...........just the type of ale I tend to dislike.....and therefore ignore with a passion when one appears as a guest ale down the boozer. The bastard landlord keep getting 'em........despite our request for more choice of malty ales. Spose you could say the landlord ignores us.

Maybe it's a stalemate?  ??? :-\ ;D ;D

I think my taste in ale may be pretty similar to yours, Gambo. There are FAR too many zesty, citrus, hoppy, teeth cleaning ales around and (as you've seen from my previous posts) I prefer darker, richer, more full-bodied ones.

The Cleopatra was a surprise to me; NOT hoppy or citrus, just a distinct (but not over-powerering) flavour of peach.

The landlady's son was stunned when I said I like. He knows my tastes and has a habit of finding beers that I'd like but loves to see my reaction when I try those hoppy buggers.

There's a LOT of beers out there at the moment that are marketed as "craft beers" which, to me, all seem to have one thing in common; so many hops theyt taste like drain cleaner.

Oh, and as husband of the best barmaid at the pub and friend to the landlady and her son I get a say when picking beers and can influence stock rotation. It's a great boozer!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 07, 2017, 05:02:06 PM
Widowed huh?

Hmmmmm, and she owns/keeps a pub full of real ales.......is she fit Blerky? ???


Sounds like a great place for a Planet Airgun Piss-Up!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 07, 2017, 11:44:20 PM
Widowed huh?

Hmmmmm, and she owns/keeps a pub full of real ales.......is she fit Blerky? ???


Sounds like a great place for a Planet Airgun Piss-Up!!! ;D ;D

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170407_232636_zpsazxrhtk6.jpg)

Nice beer (landlady in shot).

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170407_232741_zpsrcvo4x9o.jpg)

They have rooms at the pub. Definitely a good place to gather for a weekend and chat shit over beer.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on April 08, 2017, 05:08:46 PM
Hob goblins for me and Stella and some German beer from aldi  8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 08, 2017, 06:40:11 PM
Got some whisky to drink this evening whilst my neighbour and I enjoy a late night garden fire.  :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on April 08, 2017, 07:28:22 PM
Can't fault you mate ive a litre bottle of jamesons single malt on the bar  :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 08, 2017, 07:37:43 PM
Widowed huh?..............is she fit Blerky?

Nice beer (landlady in shot).

Ermmmm, I think (well I know) the beer looks better than the Landlady! :-\




Been out on the bike today.......a pint of Doom Bar shandy, a pint of Estrella Galicia shandy at another pub......then back home to watch MotoGP qually while knocking back two pint cans of Stella.......and the missus' friend has just called round and brought a bottle of Speckled Hen for me.

Happy Daze. Hic. :-[
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on April 08, 2017, 07:55:32 PM
This the same bird who brought you a beer the other week  :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 08, 2017, 08:08:00 PM
That fat'un. :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on April 08, 2017, 09:26:59 PM
That fat'un. :D
you said it  8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 10, 2017, 05:48:59 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170410_165254_zps6pgkc8qe.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170410_165351_zps6of4mtgj.jpg)

Tastes better than it appears. Beery, not too hoppy.

And yes, that's a proper fuzzy moustache on the clip.
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Post by: William Tell on April 10, 2017, 09:29:26 PM
Wahoo Ice Lolly buddy
That IPA Magnum looks yummy.
Most Greene King is right up my street literally. IPA Reserve and Abbott Reserve and Magnum I'm guessing is very similar. Been lucky enough to have been invited to a few brewery doo's in Burry St Edmonds. Strangely, it's hard to find a GK pub in the town where it's made. Though I think Mc Ewans is better. The Reserve launch was spectacularly good. The Spitfire tinkle tasted of Nettles, which I have actually eaten, so I would know. Wart have I supped today!! Pheasant about 4ish, then Stella I've forgotten the times, Cyder that made I a bit gypsy. Now I'm back on the Pheasant. Started cutting steel at 7am mind then had my tractor out without the collector cutting grass, then strimmed loads of nettles for a couple of ours. Should see the size of my fore arms Strewth. No brain just flippin big arms. Finished that sought of work about 2.30 ish. Had a lovely plink around 7pm. Nearly bought a gun off a bloke said he had fired it nine times, though he had owned the gun from new, it was two years old. Mint he said. Wart is the serial number, do you have the receipt and box. I always keep those items. 1444655 or similar no and no. The gun was made in 1997 lol.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 12, 2017, 07:07:42 PM
Errrr, that looks a bit cloudy Blerky........sorta like it hasn't settled after drawing off. :-\

Loving the Magnum PI errr IPA pump badge.....it bet Tom Selleck is reet proud! ;D


Blerky.........what's in the glass jar next to the pump? ???
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 13, 2017, 07:07:47 AM
Errrr, that looks a bit cloudy Blerky.......

Yeah, it hadn't had time to settle in the glass (I was impatient to get on with drinking it!).

Blerky.........what's in the glass jar next to the pump? ???

It's a sample of the beer, so punters can get an idea of the colour of what's on offer.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 13, 2017, 07:40:17 PM
Blerky.........what's in the glass jar next to the pump? ???

It's a sample of the beer, so punters can get an idea of the colour of what's on offer.

Ohhhh. For a minute I thought it might have been prostitute's piss.......into which you dip yer crisps!!!!! :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 14, 2017, 12:01:19 PM
Blerky.........what's in the glass jar next to the pump? ???

It's a sample of the beer, so punters can get an idea of the colour of what's on offer.

Ohhhh. For a minute I thought it might have been prostitute's piss.......into which you dip yer crisps!!!!! :-\

Huge LOL!   :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 14, 2017, 03:12:57 PM
Ask the Landlady to get some in..............crisp sales will go through the roof I promise!!! ;) 8)
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Post by: IceBlerk on April 14, 2017, 08:56:54 PM
I'll mention it to her tonight.

(As if!)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 14, 2017, 09:16:49 PM
So your retiring to the boozer later then Blerky?

Lucky bugger!!! ::)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 14, 2017, 09:28:50 PM
I am. Gotta go and pick up the wife.

I might even bring the her back in the car instead of a taxi.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 15, 2017, 09:34:28 AM
Gotta go and pick up the wife.

Has she fallen over? :o

How far away from your house is the boozer then Blerkster?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 15, 2017, 06:30:29 PM
Has she fallen over?

Lol!

We're 5 minutes' drive, forty minutes' walk from the pub.

It's worth the trip.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 15, 2017, 07:56:05 PM
It's worth the trip.

I bet it is..........jars of fresh Prostitue's piss is hard to find these days.




Just back in from a 5 hour bike ride, in which we stopped 3 times for refreshments in The Lion Inn, Trelleck (one pint of Butty Bach shandy)......The Rose and Crown, Tintern (one pint of Doom Bar shandy), and finally The Y Mearun down in the village (one pint of full fat Doom Bar).

I'm now on the first pint from a 5lt keg of Hobgoblin.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on April 16, 2017, 09:25:43 AM
That ride sounded worth it mucker. In 5 hours you could of been up to mine  ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 16, 2017, 12:08:41 PM
It was more like actually 2.5hrs of riding, and 2.5hrs scoffing n boozing (shandies, of course!).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on April 16, 2017, 04:55:46 PM
Turbo shandy  8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 16, 2017, 05:02:08 PM
Just finishing my first pint of the day out of the 5lt keg of Hobgoblin which I opened last night.

It will be quickly followed by at least a second, third and more than likely a forth pint too. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on April 17, 2017, 08:08:06 PM
 Just had the last dram of co op whisky , basic but made properly , not shit masked with a forced sherry/port finish. Honest simple stuff. :)

 Progressing on to white rum, freshly opened but already disappearing at an alarming rate ;D.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 18, 2017, 06:13:55 PM
Went to the boozer last night, but wasn't really in a drinking mood, so only had two pints of Doom Bar.

Now just chugging the last pint I could squeeze out of the Hobgoblin keg.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 19, 2017, 07:20:18 AM
A late post for last night's beer.

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170418_221253_zpso053l9s9.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170418_221450_zps4rrovbmz.jpg)

Not as dark or malty as I usually prefer but very nice nonetheless.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 21, 2017, 04:56:05 PM
Pale Rider.........I wonder if Clint Eastwood brews it? ??? ;D

Fairly strong at 5.2%........but it's the 'pale' in the name that would put me off. :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 22, 2017, 12:53:41 PM
but it's the 'pale' in the name that would put me off. :-\

You need to open your mind to things, Gambo.

Beer actually helps that...........
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 22, 2017, 03:57:19 PM
A question for yer Blerky...........

Do you get 'favourable' rates/prices on all these 'unknown' beers you sample? ???
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 22, 2017, 06:30:40 PM
We get favourable room rates when family are staying over and we occasionally get caught up in impromptu "sessions" which don't cost a lot.

And I lend my services behind the bar during the beer festival for zero wages and free beer.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 22, 2017, 09:06:11 PM
I lend my services for zero wages and free beer.

I bet you do.....you naughty boy!!! :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 02, 2017, 09:54:27 PM
Called into ASDA this eve and picked up a bottle of Extra Special Islay Single Malt, two bottles of KingGoblin and two bots of McEwans Champion (as kindly recommended by Blerky a while back. (Eeeew it'z gud!!) :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 03, 2017, 07:17:03 AM
I was on Everards Tiger (http://www.everards.co.uk/beers/core-ales/tiger-copper-ale/) last night.

Nice. Very "morish".
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 03, 2017, 07:50:28 AM
Water last night Mrs back in hospital so managed to stay sober. King goblin I've not heard of that one before  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 03, 2017, 09:06:54 AM
....... Mrs back in hospital .........

Nothing too serious, I hope.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 03, 2017, 03:41:20 PM
She's ready for the nackers yard mate  ::)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 03, 2017, 09:27:19 PM
That's coz you've shagged her into the ground.......you randy lil' bugger!! (I remember that 'tent' incident at the Meet-Up in Dorset!)

Seriously, I hope she's alright Dave. ;)


Back on the KingGobolin and McEwans Champion tonight.....might wash it all down with a shot or two of single malt in a while. :)

Rab........KingGoblin is like HobGoblin, only more!!!  Brewed only under a full moon, it has a stronger flavour and a 6.6% alkeehoehol content. Lully. Schlurp. Hic.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 03, 2017, 09:39:13 PM
I like the normal one il keep my eyes peeled for the king  ;)
I don't remember a tent incident but do remember that little kid Grassing the Irish guy up for turning the hose on poor nuclear who couldn't get off the toilet  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 04, 2017, 06:59:13 PM
I don't remember a tent incident

Really? Are you saying that slamming one into Val wasn't memorable then? :o She seemed to enjoy it, going on the sounds she was making. :D :D


Yeah, that Irish guy was a complete bastard for giving Phil a soaking as he was curling one out on the throne.

KingGoblin.....go for it, you won't be disappointed. Try McEwans Champion too. ;)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on May 04, 2017, 08:06:17 PM
I thought it was nick who got soaked lol
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 05, 2017, 08:05:29 AM
Try McEwans Champion too. ;)

Applause!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 05, 2017, 08:12:51 PM
Bloody Lully innnit? :) :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 05, 2017, 09:32:41 PM
I've been given a crate of bud in pint cans off a happy customer. I'm rather tiddly and only 8 cans in  :'(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 06, 2017, 12:53:38 AM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170505_231357_zpswlcj4rih.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170505_231410_zpsehb1q3pq.jpg)

Better than stout.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 06, 2017, 10:32:20 AM
I've been given a crate of bud in pint cans off a happy customer. I'm rather tiddly and only 8 cans in  :'(

Really? :o I'd have though you could have finished the whole crate of Bud off and not felt a damn thing! ::)


Blerky, yet again I'm not liking the IPA moniker on the badge (as it suggests a very bitter Hoppy-ness on the finish) but I have to admit it looks delicious at the least. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 06, 2017, 01:44:33 PM
Blerky, yet again I'm not liking the IPA moniker on the badge (as it suggests a very bitter Hoppy-ness on the finish) but I have to admit it looks delicious at the least. :)

But it's a BLACK IPA so the darker malt overrides the bitter hoppiness which results in a beer that tastes like a refreshing stout.

There are a few breweries that make black IPAs and I recommend fans of dark beers to try one or two.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 06, 2017, 02:10:23 PM
Just asked (sent really) the missus to ADSA to get some McEwans Champion.........8 bottles for £12. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 07, 2017, 08:37:58 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170507_213406_zps7w9mkrbd.jpg)

Speaks for itself really.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on May 07, 2017, 09:26:56 PM
I'm having the first drink tonight since quite some time ago. Started with a little Red Leg spiced rum, very tastey. Based on Appletons 3 year old rum then recasked with vanilla and ginger. It's best enjoyed neat.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 07, 2017, 10:25:31 PM
On my second bottle of McEwans Champion.

Had a pint of Doom Bar shandy while out on the bike earlier.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 19, 2017, 10:48:25 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170519_224018_zpsd44mkfi3.jpg)
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170519_223900_zpspoww3nsf.jpg)

A little lighter than my usual preference but a nice 'quaffing' ale.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 20, 2017, 11:26:56 AM
Butcombe huh?

Is that for drinkers with hairy arse cracks then? :o :o



Nice to see you take your hobby into the boozer with you Blerky!! (Hatsan mags on the table!!) hehe. ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 22, 2017, 07:35:55 AM
Apparently Butcome  are from near Nottingham ........................ which explains a lot.

Yes, those are Hatsan mags. Straight from the permission to the pub.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 22, 2017, 04:03:02 PM
Was the rifle leaning against the bar Blerk?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 22, 2017, 08:02:52 PM
(http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg503/davedicko1/20170522_194753.jpg) (http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/davedicko1/media/20170522_194753.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: landymick on May 22, 2017, 08:42:22 PM
Grub up & washed down with a 64  :) Nice
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on May 22, 2017, 09:13:30 PM
All the meat from a farm shop was spot on I'm stuffed now  ;D
6 pint can't have finished me off too  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 23, 2017, 07:37:41 AM
Was the rifle leaning against the bar Blerk?

No, all safe and secure in the boot of the car.

But your comment raises an question in my little brain.

I hate carrying an uncovered/exposed gun in public, even from my door to the car. Are there any rules/regulations about how you can carry an air rifle in  public?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 23, 2017, 09:13:36 PM
Yes.....you must be over 18 years of age, and it must be in a securely fastened gun case when being carried in a public place.

Surprisingly, that Law is only recent, as previously the wording only mentioned the airgun being in a case when being carried by those under 17. :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 23, 2017, 10:26:52 PM
Thanks for the clarification, Gambo.

Always an education.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 23, 2017, 10:29:18 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170523_222218_zpsqiyewhkb.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170523_222208_zpsqf36hzvm.jpg)

A little lacking in body for me but pleasant enough.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 23, 2017, 10:51:49 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170523_224614_zpsnndku00r.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170523_224656_zps5ylpkcjh.jpg)

Mixing it up a bit.

Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 24, 2017, 07:03:10 PM
6.2%....go for it Blerky. hic.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 24, 2017, 08:10:36 PM
I  didn't like it.  Too hoppy for my taste.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Steviewhitt on May 26, 2017, 10:49:14 PM
I can't believe I've only just found this post!

Real ales and Ciders, one of my favorites topics.

I'm currently quaffing Cornish rattler cider.

Getting some practice in for the week to come😉
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 26, 2017, 11:17:03 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170526_231302_zpsxwli5bdy.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170526_231314_zps5szpmf52.jpg)

Not as zesty as it suggests. Quite smooth really.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 27, 2017, 10:29:04 AM
Blerky, may I ask do you buy these beers......or are they supplied 'gratis' coz you 'know' the barmaid? ??? ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 27, 2017, 09:57:42 PM
Blerky, may I ask do you buy these beers......or are they supplied 'gratis' coz you 'know' the barmaid? ??? ;D

All bought and paid for, my friend.

My only 'freebies' come at beer festival time.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 27, 2017, 10:14:56 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170527_202359_zpshvl24179.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170527_202558_zps0cqjhhya.jpg)

Incredibly, I'm minutes away from the Toon and they're serving this!

It's more like a porter than a brown ale but it IS nice.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 28, 2017, 08:20:25 AM
Mmmmm, now that does look nice, and is a beer I'd have no hesitation putting my hand in my pocket to try. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 30, 2017, 10:25:16 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170530_221645_zps3wpxkz1t.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170530_221656_zpsnu93jqxi.jpg)

Light and refreshing. Kelham Island is an excellent local brewery.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 31, 2017, 08:47:56 PM
That again looks quite 'hoppy'....was it Mr Blerky? ???


Drinking Islay Single Malt with Old Jamaica Ginger Beer mixer.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on June 01, 2017, 07:04:15 AM
That again looks quite 'hoppy'....was it Mr Blerky? ???

Hoppier than I'd prefer, but not so bad that it feels like it's taking the plaque off your teeth.

Palatable enough to keep me off the Koppaberg.

Drinking Islay Single Malt with Old Jamaica Ginger Beer mixer.

How can you do that to a whisky? And a single malt at that!!!!

Have you never heard the old adage that the only mixer you should put in a whisky is another whisky?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 01, 2017, 08:07:33 PM
This last bottle of Asda Extra Special Islay Single Malt isn't a patch on previous bottles, as it's plainly obvious they changed the supplier.

Whereas the old stuff was absolutely gorgeous, this stuff is very raw by comparison, so I'm not enjoying it neat, so I add the ginger beer to it to make it quaffable.....it really is that bad! :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on June 01, 2017, 09:31:55 PM
Lets not forget , single malts are still blended unless it's a single cask bottling.

 One of these is supplying asda the malt whisky.
Arbeg
Bowmore
Bruichladdich
Bunnahabhain
Caol Ila
Kilchoman
Lagavulin
Laphroaig
Port Ellen
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 04, 2017, 04:48:45 PM
Back on the McEwan's Champion and Leffe Brune last night.......and again later tonight!! ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on June 10, 2017, 04:48:08 PM
Last night :

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170609_232900_zpstrxdwb89.jpg)

It was 'orrible.


(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170609_235425_zpsrxagevag.jpg)

It was less 'orrible. Kelham Island are a great  local brewer.

Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on June 10, 2017, 07:32:52 PM
Just picked up a bottle Glenmorangie Original , on offer with a fiver off  :D , had a couple of bottles of this before and never been disappointed.  That'll be getting opened at the same time I get a fire going in the garden , so it'll be fruity and smokey. :)

 Getting warmed up with a ration of the Captains common as muck Dark Rum , with a drop of coke.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 11, 2017, 09:41:53 AM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170609_232900_zpstrxdwb89.jpg)

It was 'orrible.

Yes I agree, that's one ugly barmaid...........but what was the beer like Blerky? :-\



Sadly didn't have nowt alkeeholick last night....as I'd already guzzled all my Stella watching the TT coverage the night before. ::)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on June 11, 2017, 02:54:02 PM
That's icey's wife  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on June 11, 2017, 11:32:22 PM
That's icey's wife  ;D

Ooh! That's harsh!

I'll have you know that that is Charlie and both he and I are married (to different people).
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on June 12, 2017, 12:04:02 AM
Pmsl  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 12, 2017, 05:47:13 PM
I'll be on the Doom Bar after gun club tonight from about 9.30pm till chucking out time......can't wait!! Hic.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Steviewhitt on June 17, 2017, 10:02:06 PM
Making the most of the sun, normally a real ale man. But in weather like this, it has to be cider :D :D

(http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa416/steviewhitt/20170617_184516_zpswnkwuzm2.jpg) (http://s1196.photobucket.com/user/steviewhitt/media/20170617_184516_zpswnkwuzm2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on June 18, 2017, 12:46:59 AM
Just been slurping Glenmorangie around my neighbours ,whilst we sit around a fire whittling and getting smoked as kippers .  :D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Steviewhitt on June 18, 2017, 08:04:23 PM
Just back from a visit to the zoo, so time to crack open some 'Old Rosie' cloudy cider!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: rabbit sniper on June 18, 2017, 08:12:16 PM
Smokes as in Ash smoked ?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on June 18, 2017, 08:32:19 PM
As in what comes off fires and always blows in my direction :D .
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 18, 2017, 09:51:47 PM
Yest I was on Rev James and then Stella after a bike ride..........to day it was a pint of Estrella and then SA at the end of today's ride....then when the 'ol man came over for a Father's Day nosh....... two bottles of McEwans Champion, one Rigwelleter, one IPA, one Honker, and just about to crack open a bottle of wheat beer.

Hic
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on June 19, 2017, 07:22:20 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/20170619_191438_zpsf5lvn9qp.jpg)

£1 per bottle at Morrison's yesterday.

Lovely.
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Post by: edtwozeronine on June 20, 2017, 10:34:17 PM
Tap water from a chilled 2 litre bottle - poured over a generous helping of Ribena black currant cordial - in a pint glass!

Tis the drink of Kings in this weather!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 21, 2017, 08:06:14 PM
Tis the drink of Kings in this weather!

Really? :o


Blerky's even got the Maiden Glass..........class!! ;)



Just about to crack open a KingGoblin. 8)
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Post by: IceBlerk on June 23, 2017, 10:24:23 AM
Blerky's even got the Maiden Glass..........class!! ;)

One of the few freebies from the pub.

And I earned a T-shirt too!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 23, 2017, 03:43:33 PM
Jammy bugger!

Pics of the T-Shirt please Blerky. :-*



Do you know if that devilishly handsome and debonair barman Charlie might have a spare Maiden shirt in XL going begging? ???

Please.....pretty please?
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Post by: IceBlerk on June 23, 2017, 10:50:16 PM
Jammy bugger!

Pics of the T-Shirt please Blerky. :-*



Do you know if that devilishly handsome and debonair barman Charlie might have a spare Maiden shirt in XL going begging? ???

Please.....pretty please?

It's a  long time since I saw the shirt, I think the wife may have binned it. I'll have a look for it when I get home next week.

If I find it it yours (worn it only once but it was a bit tight on me and I'm XXL).

And the barman's a Charlie.  ::)
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Post by: Gambo on June 24, 2017, 01:59:30 PM
Fank you Sir!! :-*


On the Doom Bar and Barcardi and Cokes down da boozer last night.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 01, 2017, 10:47:44 AM
Back in Blighty yesterday and back on British beer.

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170630_234046_zpsfn30aadu.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170630_234326_zpsvh7l9emv.jpg)

Nice, light and fresh.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 01, 2017, 11:53:37 AM
Welcome back Blerky. ;)

That looks 'hoppy'?
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Post by: IceBlerk on July 01, 2017, 11:14:14 PM
Welcome back Blerky. ;)

That looks 'hoppy'?

Cheers!

It wasn't too hoppy, more delicate than that.

A fair few of Raw's beers are "crafty' and that generally translates as "hoppy but, in this case, it was OK.

Tonight's beer of choice is more traditional fare.....

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170701_230019_zpsvbkq25nn.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170701_230547_zps5yihvs7o.jpg)

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Post by: Gambo on July 02, 2017, 08:27:28 AM
Oooooow, now that looks nice! 8)

The colour and the description of it being 'malty' do it for me big time!

At 3.8%, that's bordering on being labelled as a 'session' beer in these days of ever increasingly high alcohol content beers.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 02, 2017, 10:45:54 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170702_215739_zpsp0iedxc6.jpg)

Full bodied, malty, strong.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 03, 2017, 12:47:44 PM
Like tasting a bit of 'Owd Rodger' do you Blerk? :o

Looks favourable....I'll keep an eye out for it. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 03, 2017, 12:59:52 PM
At 3.8%, that's bordering on being labelled as a 'session' beer.................

At 3.8% it's a beer you drink between rounds .............
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 03, 2017, 06:42:45 PM
I like your style Sir!!!! ;)

Be on the Doom Bar later tonight after the club. :)

If I'm feeling saucy, I may have a Guinness and/or Barcardi and Coke too. :) :)
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Post by: IceBlerk on July 03, 2017, 06:59:11 PM
Have you tried the Guinness Export or West Indies strength?

They're delicious.

And strong!

Available in bottles from Morrison's.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 03, 2017, 07:05:04 PM
Nope, never have.

What I do like is a shot of Tia Maria in a pint of Guinness.........lully.
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Post by: IceBlerk on July 04, 2017, 07:37:14 AM
Tia Maria in a pint of Guinness.

I've not tried that. The wife has a bottle of Tia Maria in the cupboard (everyone knows Tia Maria is a "lady's drink") so I might give it a go one day.

I think the only time I drink TM is in a B52. Lurvley!

The missus worked in a cocktail bar for a while and learned to "free pour" a number of different cocktails. They were great days when she was practicing at home.

And, while I'm on the subject, occasional, impromptu "shots sessions" break out at the pub and things like "Glitter Bombs" and "Slippery Nipples" appear but by favourite is the "Brain Hemorrhage".

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Brain_zps90snrxn3.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 04, 2017, 09:43:03 PM
That looks class!! ;D

The 'Slippery Nipples' take my fancy though.......does it contain milk? ???
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 04, 2017, 10:51:19 PM
Tonight's beer is an all time classic :

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170704_220506_zpsa95uceqx.jpg)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/Mobile%20Uploads/20170704_220511_zpsioqdirgw.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 05, 2017, 07:30:19 PM
Geez....I'm reet jealous of all the guest ales your local boozer gets in Blerk.

Unfortunately, we don't get anything like the choice down here.....but then again we are in a very small village where not many people drink ale. We've always got Doom Bar on, and sometimes the house named ale (Y Maerun), and even less frequently a guest ale. The house ale is hoppy...and any guest ales that come tend to be hoppy too, coz that's what the landlord prefers......even though he doesn't drink soddin' ale!!! ::) >:(  :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: airgunnut on July 05, 2017, 07:58:03 PM
You might like Newcastle Exhibition, it was discribed to me as a draught newcastle brown, it's (4.3% ABV)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 05, 2017, 09:33:30 PM
I used to drink Exhibition when I was a kid.. It was one of two beers my granddad uses to drink, that and brown ale.

@Gambo It definitely helps to have people behind the bar who like ale but this place also benefits from having a good crowd of regulars who like to try a variety of ales. There's always three guest ales on (usually a dark, a pale and a 'session') and then there's Peroni, Carling, Carling Premier, Stella, Guinness, Stones, John Smith's and Caffreys. And also four or five coders  (three of which are 'real'). All in the space if two 10 foot bars.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 05, 2017, 10:05:19 PM
Jammy Git. ::) ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Steviewhitt on July 05, 2017, 10:10:38 PM
It can also depend on your local being able to shift the ale and keep it's pipes clean. I'm fortunate enough to have my local rugby club and my favorite haunts in town all selling real ale (other establishments do sell ale, but aren't on my list) Not to mention the three micro breweries .
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 05, 2017, 10:15:54 PM
It can also depend on your local being able to shift the ale

That's why we don't have a good choice of ales in our local boozer. 
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Steviewhitt on July 06, 2017, 06:38:46 PM
You need to educate the luddites, and show them the true taste of real ale ;D
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 06, 2017, 06:40:40 PM
Whisky and coke. The Mrs thinks it's just diet coke  8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on July 06, 2017, 07:35:00 PM
A large rum is on the agenda.
  But not too much as I was random drug and drink tested in a wagon yard the other morning , so a little alcohol up to 21.00 :) and never drugs of any description :(  . I can't wait to retire. :)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 06, 2017, 08:13:39 PM
PMSL did you pass the pee test mate  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on July 06, 2017, 08:29:46 PM
I passed the alcohol breathalyser , o trace.
 The pee test was for the full gamut of the finest drugs .

 I used to get some quality tranquilisers from a vet friend , fantastic when  wild camping on some remote Scottish moorland , just ligged out under the stars watching the universe wonder by whilst monged out :D. Oh those halcyon days of innocent pleasures. :) :) Happy days.

 
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 06, 2017, 08:57:24 PM
Haha classic  ;D
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Post by: Gambo on July 07, 2017, 04:28:39 PM
You need to educate the luddites, and show them the true taste of real ale ;D

You're speaking to the converted here Steve, but unfortunately there's only a handful of us who drink ale locally.....most others are lagerboys.

Because he can't sell the volumes of real ales, the landlord will only buy what he knows will definitely sell (Doom Bar), or buy-in the odd guest ale which will last a long time before going off (hoppy ales). Hence we don't get the choice like lucky bugger Blerky does! :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Steviewhitt on July 08, 2017, 04:21:36 PM
Off out on a beer festival later folks, I was going to post all the different ales I try, even with a new phone and a photobucket account that doesn't like me posting from my phone. But it looks like I can't now :-X :-X
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Post by: Gambo on July 09, 2017, 09:19:49 AM
Bummer you can't embed Photobucket pics direct into your replies any more......but if you post the photobucket link to your pics so we can then view them on that site, I think that will work.
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Post by: IceBlerk on July 11, 2017, 09:49:30 PM
Here's tonight's treat (Posting.org pics):

(https://s5.postimg.org/iijrlp21j/20170711_214130.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/o99xzfa1j/20170711_214241.jpg)
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Post by: IceBlerk on July 12, 2017, 07:08:06 AM
There's a typo in the previous post; it should read "PostImg.org pics".
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Post by: IceBlerk on July 15, 2017, 03:30:38 PM
Grand Prix Amstel :

(https://s5.postimg.org/gieefm5jr/20170715_152728.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 16, 2017, 08:09:58 AM
Grand Prix?

Are you at Silverstone for the F1 Blerky? ???
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Post by: IceBlerk on July 16, 2017, 07:49:37 PM
I  was. Just got back.

So we're back on the Champion in the garden.

(https://s5.postimg.org/q8az3ngyf/20170716_194126.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 16, 2017, 10:29:45 PM
I bet that cost ya? What part of the circuit did you watch from?

Mmmmm, Champion.....lully!!! :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 17, 2017, 09:30:34 AM
I bet that cost ya?

About £1.50 a bottle in Morrison's.  ;)

Seriously, the tickets we went for were £200. That seems to have been about the going rate for the past 8 years or so.

c£25-30 for camping Friday to Sunday.

Beer's getting more expensive inside the circuit; £4.80 for a pint.

But the BIG rip-off is food. I clocked a cheeseburger being sold for £8.70 (presumably because they called it "The Swiss") and a pizza and chips were £11. BBQs and campsite chuck wagons are far better value.

What part of the circuit did you watch from?

My favourite stand is Stowe "B". Sat on the corner at the end of Hanger Straight it's where most of the action happens. And this weekend was no exception; the clash between Vettel and Verstappen had the whole stand on their feet.
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Post by: Gambo on July 17, 2017, 05:15:19 PM
Yep I saw that, they had a right 'ol ding dong.

Gutted that Kimi's tyre went pop and he lost 2nd.......but at least he finished on the podium.


£200 for tix ehh? I recall a few years back (probably late 00's) looking online for tix as they were advertising the shite out of the meeting on Planet Rock, and the girls have never been to an F1 race. I had hoped to get a family ticket.............but no, only individual tickets were being sold (for the Sunday only).......£350 for adults and £250 for kids! So just to get the four of us through the gate would have cost £1,250.....it's no wonder they couldn't sell tickets and so were forced into having an advertising blitz!!! ::) >:( 

On top of the £1,250 would have been fuel, food and drink, programme, T-shirt each for the girls etc etc.......I reckon the day would have cost over £1,500!! :( Needless to say we didn't go. Robbin' Bastards. >:( >:(

Anyway, rant over.......and I hope you enjoyed it Mr Blerky.


Back on topic....just downing an ice cold cider out of the fridge after being baked by the sun digging the hole/grave in the back garden to bury the cat.

After gun club tonight it'll be down the boozer and into the Doom Bar. Dunno yet if I'll stay on that for 4 pints though (will be in a round), or deviate onto summat else......Peroni, Guinness, Barcardi n Coke, Gin and Tonic.....who knows....it all depends how saucy I'm feelin' later. ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 25, 2017, 09:55:02 PM
Another classic this evening:

(https://s5.postimg.org/d7wz5vu6v/20170725_214826.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/ff17tszh3/150101587751650554075.jpg)

Tastes as good as it looks.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 25, 2017, 10:13:53 PM
I had a bottle of that from Asda a few weeks ago...........bloody lully............but prolly even better on draft.


Necked down 4 pints of Doom Bar at the boozer last night after gun club.
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Post by: IceBlerk on July 28, 2017, 11:10:10 AM
That night's beer of choice from the local "Brewer's Fayre" pub:

(https://s5.postimg.org/qufaj7l07/20170727_193637.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/7qlz2v85z/20170727_200026.jpg)

Nice pint, their regular hand-pull ale. The beer looks a bit cloudy but that's because I wanted to get the pic out of the way and get drinking so it didn't have time to settle.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 28, 2017, 04:00:23 PM
IPA .........ewwww, :-\


The news is there's a Beer and Cider Festival at the local boozer tonight, Saturday and Sunday, so will be going down tonight to sample the wares. :)
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Post by: seagate on July 29, 2017, 08:10:40 PM
I bet that'll a quiet night then ::) :D.
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Post by: Gambo on July 29, 2017, 08:25:38 PM
A quiet night it wasn't!

Lost count of how much I had......but recall trying about 5-6 ales (which were nothing to write home about) and around the same number of ciders.......some a bit rough and some that were absolutely stunning.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 30, 2017, 01:27:37 PM
(https://s5.postimg.org/h4zktemtz/20170730_132007.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/yjjt1ojyv/20170730_132053.jpg)

Ice cold and absolutely delicious.

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Post by: seagate on July 30, 2017, 08:27:23 PM
 Looks nice. :D
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Post by: Gambo on July 30, 2017, 08:55:35 PM
Dazed and Confused........errrrr, isn't that a Led Zep track?? ??? Looks bloody nice though!!

A few pints of Guinness down the boozer earlier.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: seagate on July 30, 2017, 11:00:27 PM
'' isn't that a Led Zep track''    yeh, and a way of life :D.
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Post by: seagate on July 30, 2017, 11:08:34 PM
 Just been slurping some sort of bourbon from Aldi, labelled up as Clarkes , much nicer then JD , not disimiliar from JBeam. I need to investigate further. ;) :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 04, 2017, 05:55:43 PM
I'm losing track of what I'm drinking these days, it's changing every day!

Tonight will be Adnams Broadside, I think.

Looking forward to 18th-20th August. Just two weeks to go until the pub's beer festival.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Gambo on August 04, 2017, 07:32:09 PM
Our's was last weekend.....but sadly the ales weren't up to much.......but thankfully (some of) the ciders were much better. 8)

Just had a text to request my attendance on the Doom Bar tonight. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 04, 2017, 07:57:21 PM
I'll do a separate thread chronicling the pub's festival. It might make interesting reading.

There should be about a dozen beers and three/four ciders (the ciders go VERY quickly because they're like pop ................ only very, VERY alcoholic).
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Post by: Gambo on August 04, 2017, 08:01:24 PM
Geez...we had 8 ales and 21 ciders!

Obviously I didn't sample them all.....that would have been just stoopid.....but I gave it a fair go!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 04, 2017, 09:13:02 PM
I'll definitely be sampling them all ............ the landlady insists that the staff know what they're serving.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 05, 2017, 12:28:44 PM
Staff?........Staff? ???

Are you working there now Mr Blerk? 8)
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Post by: seagate on August 05, 2017, 01:54:21 PM
 Bouncer  :D
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Post by: Gambo on August 05, 2017, 02:03:27 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of waitress or pole dancer. :-\
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 05, 2017, 06:00:36 PM
Staff?........Staff? ???

Are you working there now Mr Blerk? 8)

Aye, I  work the bar in the tent alongside the landlady's son.

Free beer.

Nuff said.

I was thinking more along the lines of waitress or pole dancer. :-\

They've not designed a pole good enough for the sort of performance I would give.

And I'm pretty sure everyone is glad about that!
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 05, 2017, 06:02:38 PM
(https://s5.postimg.org/6pm8wk8pj/20170805_173156.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/wmkimx1qv/20170805_175519.jpg)

Nice. I've not had a bad beer from Kelham Island yet!
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Post by: rabbit sniper on August 05, 2017, 06:23:13 PM
I move fell off the wagon I'm drinking anything I can get my hands on  8)
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Post by: seagate on August 05, 2017, 07:04:40 PM
Meths ,white spirit , thinners etc ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 05, 2017, 08:04:05 PM
I  work the bar in the tent alongside the landlandy's son.

Do you show a good bit of cleavage? 8)

Pics please!!
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Post by: Gambo on August 07, 2017, 04:14:46 PM
Few cans of Stella last night (boring I know)....but down on the Doom Bar later. Yipee!
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 08, 2017, 09:49:19 PM
(https://s5.postimg.org/ixh4sqihj/20170808_214055.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/jo9uyikuv/20170808_214131.jpg)

Tasty.
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Post by: Gambo on August 09, 2017, 09:28:34 AM
Looks intriguing........just how did it taste Mr Blerk.........hoppy, malty, sweet, bitter......? ;)
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 09, 2017, 09:30:11 AM
It was a little like an American pale ale but with a little less "sharp".

Quite light for a red ale.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 11, 2017, 03:59:18 PM
I'm jealous of the choice you get in your local boozer Blerky.
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 11, 2017, 10:50:33 PM
(https://s5.postimg.org/80bcou7tj/20170811_223842.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/s8yqak74n/20170811_224102.jpg)

Quite a rich beer from a great local brewery.

The bloke who owns the brewery used to make beer in his garage as a hobby and gave up a career in IT just a few years ago to create a successful company that now exports to a number of countries and is looking to open another plant in Europe.
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 13, 2017, 04:01:52 PM
(https://s5.postimg.org/4w7kunt3r/20170813_155614.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/hqa81qvx3/20170813_155807.jpg)

Another Kelham Island beer. Very popular this one. A little hoppier than I usually go for but it IS a lovely pint.
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Post by: Gambo on August 13, 2017, 06:10:01 PM
Geez, what's with all these pale hoppy beers that breweries are churning out these days? :-\

Dunno if they are trying to compete with/tempt lager drinkers onto ales, or that hoppy beers are being requested by landlords as they don't go off as quick as darker malty ales do......so as they last longer, they don't throw it away as often if it doesn't sell quickly. Less waste equals more profits. Hmmmm.

But at least your boozer is giving you a choice Blerky. 8)
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 14, 2017, 07:27:04 AM
Geez, what's with all these pale hoppy beers that breweries are churning out these days? :-\

I try to stay clear of the fashionable "craft" beers as they tend to be hoppy and all taste the same to me. I have friends (really, I do) who LOVE hoppy beers and the lad who selects the beers for the pub is a big fan of them too. But he also considers the tastes of his customers who don't like the hoppy stuff (me) and gets more palatable stuff in as well.

Dunno if they are trying to compete with/tempt lager drinkers onto ales, or that hoppy beers are being requested by landlords as they don't go off as quick as darker malty ales do......so as they last longer, they don't throw it away as often if it doesn't sell quickly. Less waste equals more profits. Hmmmm.

It's rare that a barrel will last longer than a week at our boozer. Last time that happened it was a "chocolate orange" stout. It tasted EXACTLY like Terry's Chocolate Orange and stout. It was very nice but people only ever had a half, said "That's nice" and then ordered a different beer.

But at least your boozer is giving you a choice Blerky. 8)

Best pub I've ever known. And I get to influence the beer selection a little (which is nice). But, as I was saying to laddo the other day, I'm happy that he tries to put a traditional, a hoppy and an unusual beer on all the time because it gives an opportunity to try different beers. If you don't try something new how do you know if you like it or not (that's what I say to the missus)?

And the beer festival is coming up this weekend so there'll be plenty to try and by the time I'm hammered we'll have selected a few to put on the "beers for the future" list.
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Post by: Gambo on August 14, 2017, 03:44:32 PM
Hey...don't forget the pics and write-up about the Beer Festival Mr Blerky! ;) :)
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 14, 2017, 09:07:03 PM
Hey...don't forget the pics and write-up about the Beer Festival Mr Blerky! ;) :)

I won't.
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 14, 2017, 09:14:08 PM
(https://s5.postimg.org/rf1ga3uvr/20170814_200017.jpg)

Tonight's ale of choice is from the corner shop.

Dark, sweet and fruity. Very nice.
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 17, 2017, 07:02:23 PM
(https://s5.postimg.org/dc6sn0ro7/20170817_172505.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/wijzq785z/20170817_172630.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 17, 2017, 07:44:28 PM
(https://s5.postimg.org/u3s45rrx3/20170817_193056.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/4z5p63huf/20170817_193156.jpg)

Bitter chocolate malt flavours.
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Post by: Gambo on August 17, 2017, 09:42:00 PM
Oooooh, now those look nice.......'spesh the last two! Mmmmmmm :)
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 18, 2017, 07:26:46 AM
Morning, guys.

Here's a pre-emptive strike for what I'll be drinking this evening.

Some of the clips are already on the pumps and I managed to bag a few pic's of them last night:

(https://s5.postimg.org/mzewaha1j/20170817_193452.jpg)  (https://s5.postimg.org/8hhp2hiqf/20170817_193459.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/61kh2dq1j/20170817_193514.jpg)  (https://s5.postimg.org/5dbmjfrbr/20170817_193517.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/g1fdia1av/20170817_193507.jpg)  (https://s5.postimg.org/mgeeey80n/20170817_193517.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/5twu5vf2v/20170817_193526.jpg)  (https://s5.postimg.org/lgo3j8suv/20170817_193524.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/jq52hrbbr/20170817_193447.jpg)  (https://s5.postimg.org/ue8tgllav/20170817_193457.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/jfxjyewpj/20170817_193521.jpg)
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Post by: Gambo on August 18, 2017, 03:45:25 PM
Mmmmm, I'd love to get my lips on that Otter's Pocket! ;D ;D

Black Pig, Reasonable Stout and Lord Furnival look tempting too......but how the hell can 'California' Steam come from Derbyshire? :-\
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Post by: seagate on August 18, 2017, 08:15:03 PM
Anice selection of ales to sample. Are they made by pukka small artisan breweries or boutique wings of large concerns?
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 21, 2017, 09:09:12 AM
.......how the hell can 'California' Steam come from Derbyshire? :-\

Dunno, but it was a lovely ale. Unfortunately the fitting had a leak and most was lost over the first night and there was only about a gallon to sell before it ran out!

Myself and some friends have a "Gentlemen's Dining Club" where we go to a local pub every other month where they run food and drink pairing evenings. Basically it's a three course meal and drinks from a particular country. The American evening was really good but the beers were all "craft" beers brewed in Huddersfield!!! It seems that. these days. style is more important than authenticity.

Are they made by pukka small artisan breweries or boutique wings of large concerns?

The festival is run in association with Dukeries Brewery (http://www.dukeriesbrewery.co.uk/) and all ales are sourced from breweries with "integrity". Proper ales brewed in the proper way with no industrial-scale production runs.

Now, a quick review of the weekend.

Friday evening was manic, one of the busiest evenings I've done.

The band were The Del Sharrons (https://www.thedelsharrons.co.uk/)

All the ales proved popular but the stars of the show were the English Summer, Styrian, Black Pig and Platinum Blonde.

My personal favourite was the English Summer. A nice red ale with a little hoppiness about it.

The Invader was VERY smooth for a 6% beer and I reckon it could be a dangerous beer under the right circumstances. A few of those on a quiet afternoon and the next thing you'd know you'd be "Out Out".

The two porters were delicious and full-bodied (as you'd expect) with the Beyond Reasonable Stout taking the honours for chocolate-malt-tastiness but the Black Pig edged it when it came to drinkability.

Meanwhile, back at the bar in the pub, beers were running out so the lad put Old Peculiar (https://www.theakstons.co.uk/our-ales/permanent-cask/old-peculier/) and Funky Hop Donkey (from Raw Brewery (http://www.rawbrew.com/) on. The Hop Donkey is an unfined ale at 6.2% and the pin that was on was gone in less than 36 hours. When laddo suggested to the brewer that he might have a full barrel next time the reply came; "What? Do you want to **** the whole pub up?"

Saturday evening was much, much quieter.

The band : Do$ch (http://www.dosch-uk.com/). My personal favourite of the weekend.

More punters drinking pints of chosen ales on Saturday as opposed to the tactic of trying a half of everything on Friday.

A quick mention about the ciders: "Mango" (absolutely delicious), "Tutti Frutti" (OK, but not my cup of tea) and "Elderflower, Gin and Tonic" (fantastic, a full round of drinks in a single glass, if it had a hint of peanuts about it it would have nailed all the major food groups in one go). All were just 4%.

Any beers left over from the weekend will be sold through the main bar over the next couple of weeks and I may be giving more detailed reviews of those as I work through them.
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Post by: Gambo on August 21, 2017, 06:40:43 PM
Sounds like a great weekend was had!!

Those ciders sound nice....quite a few of the 26 ones at our festival were a bit rough, but a handful were lully. Schlurp.
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Post by: airgunnut on August 23, 2017, 09:33:50 PM
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/IceBlerk/20170619_191438_zpsf5lvn9qp.jpg)

£1 per bottle at Morrison's yesterday.

Lovely.
I've just seen a 5L keg of this at morrisons
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Post by: Gambo on August 25, 2017, 08:04:16 PM
Did you buy it Uggs?

Eddie needs the income, don'tcha know!! ;)
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Post by: airgunnut on August 25, 2017, 11:46:43 PM
Did you buy it Uggs?

Eddie needs the income, don'tcha know!! ;)
Sadly I don't have enough cash to buy anything like that.
Seagate how come you have 6 yellow stars and a red one under your name?
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Post by: seagate on August 26, 2017, 07:44:32 AM
''Seagate how come you have 6 yellow stars and a red one under your name?''  for being trendy and supersexy...obviously. :D
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Post by: Gambo on August 26, 2017, 11:18:07 AM
I'm seeing 6 (?) yellow stars under seagate's username...........no red ones! ???
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Post by: seagate on August 26, 2017, 11:39:58 AM
   Uggs might have been on the surgical spirit last night. :D
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Post by: Gambo on August 26, 2017, 11:51:17 AM
I reckon you might be right there Nick......or else Uggs had summat red coloured lodged in his eye!! ::) ;D
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 26, 2017, 01:55:32 PM
(https://s5.postimg.org/hzlmkfpcn/20170826_114947.jpg)

20 odd years since I last had a pint of this. Lovely.
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Post by: Gambo on August 26, 2017, 03:35:43 PM
Are the palm trees swaying again Blerky?
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 26, 2017, 04:02:55 PM
They are. It's the gentle sea breeze that does it.
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Post by: Gambo on August 27, 2017, 08:51:11 AM
Ohhh, I thought they were swaying coz of your farting!


Had a pint of Bohemia Regent down in 'The Lighthouse Inn' boozer last night.

Never had it before....tiz a Czech lager, but quite a flavourful one. Deffo would buy it again.

(http://jwlees.s3.amazonaws.com/17/bohemia_updated__large.png)
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 27, 2017, 08:00:09 PM
San Miguel.
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Post by: seagate on August 29, 2017, 12:15:54 AM
Whisky and warm milk. :) 
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 29, 2017, 11:41:52 AM
Amstel.
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 30, 2017, 01:02:41 PM
San Miguel! 8)
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Post by: Gambo on August 30, 2017, 08:42:18 PM
Stella chilling in the fridge in preparation for swigging while watching the Classic TT (Manx GP) on the telly tonight. 8)
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Post by: Gambo on August 30, 2017, 09:05:24 PM
Bugger....just found out the TT programme is on tomorrow night. :(
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Post by: landymick on August 30, 2017, 09:09:30 PM
Plonker :o

Asda Latte just now ::)
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Post by: Gambo on August 30, 2017, 09:19:38 PM
Plonker

Don't you mean Plinker? ???
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 31, 2017, 01:11:59 AM
Vast 'strawberry' gin and tonics.

Followed by gin and tonics, blue lagoons, shots and more with a couple of our boys.

And if the youngest throws up I'm in serious bother from the missus !
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 31, 2017, 12:52:40 PM
Back on the San Miguel.  8)
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Post by: Gambo on August 31, 2017, 08:06:31 PM
For some reason, San Miguel always gives me a bit of a headache....which is a pity, as I quite enjoy it.

Just on my second pint can of Stella.....while watching Shed n Buried in readiness for the Classic TT on ITV4 at 9pm.
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Post by: IceBlerk on August 31, 2017, 09:30:51 PM
Back on the strawberry gin and tonics.
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Post by: seagate on September 01, 2017, 10:24:40 PM
Having the first drink in ages , Macallen Gold, :) ,hopefully it'll react with my medication  :D.

 I've had Macallen before but not this particular concoction . It's really nice with a tiny dash of water, tastes like fruit cake. :)
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Post by: IceBlerk on September 02, 2017, 12:58:29 PM
San ! San! San! San!

San Miguel!
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Post by: Gambo on September 03, 2017, 05:48:14 PM
Whilst out on the bike yest, we stopped at 'The Lion Inn' at Trellech http://www.lioninn.co.uk/index.html ....where I had a pint (Shandy sadly) of summat called Nut Red Coke from the Borough Brewery in Neath.  God it was GOOD!!

(https://untappd.akamaized.net/photo/2017_07_16/90753f3fd0d8d7ac2ba317d5e396cdb8_640x640.jpeg)
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Post by: IceBlerk on September 07, 2017, 07:35:34 AM
Are you being done? (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41183028)

Pint of ale at my local is £3:10.

It's not cheap, but it's far from the most expensive in these parts. Some of the "craft" places charge over £4 per pint.
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Post by: IceBlerk on September 08, 2017, 11:27:05 PM
(https://s5.postimg.org/5aekfwtlj/20170908_224218.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/3wriycjpz/20170908_224512.jpg)

Tasty. A little hoppier than I usually like but nice.

AND the landlady's son has added another handpull pump so we now have a choice of FOUR ales on the go.
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Post by: Gambo on September 09, 2017, 11:12:27 AM
Yeah yeah, rub it in!! :P ::)


I was on the McEwans Champion last night. 8)
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Post by: IceBlerk on September 12, 2017, 09:13:44 PM
My first beer off the new pump.

(https://s5.postimg.org/ymw87pm1j/20170912_210757.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/uf1fyyklz/20170912_210805.jpg)

And it is DELICIOUS.
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Post by: Gambo on September 13, 2017, 10:57:18 AM
Now that looks tempting! :D
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Post by: IceBlerk on September 23, 2017, 05:27:09 PM
One for the Taffs today :

(https://s5.postimg.org/xgab9bl5j/20170923_172205.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/4rxd63izb/20170923_172450.jpg)

A little 'fruity'. Very nice indeed.
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Post by: Gambo on September 24, 2017, 10:35:32 AM
Hmmmmm, SA used to be a nice pint, but they (Brains) pissed about with the recipe and it's now a shadow of the pint it once was. >:( :(

It used to be darker and maltier, and also MUCH stronger, but now it's strength has weakened, and the trend for making hop heavy beers has sadly been followed. >:( >:( >:(

SA stands for Special Ale, but years ago (before the change) was otherwise known by locals as Skull Attack or the Screaming Abdabs...... ;D
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Post by: IceBlerk on September 30, 2017, 12:12:42 AM
Raw Brewery and Funky Pigeon Brewery did a 'pump take-over' this evening.

I'm on this ......

(https://s5.postimg.org/90azh6uvr/20170929_232428.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/6ugomorfb/20170929_222511.jpg)

It's VERY nice.
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Post by: IceBlerk on September 30, 2017, 07:57:18 PM
I went to my local shop last night to buy some Owd Roger.

Chap behind the counter says "That's nice stuff that."

"Yeah," I replied. "I like strong, dark beers."

"You'll like Karpackie," he says. "Polish lager."

So I bought a can. £1.60.

(https://s5.postimg.org/p2dinkul3/20170930_190301.jpg)

It's delicious! Full-bodied, full of flavour and 9%!!!!
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Post by: Gambo on October 01, 2017, 03:19:39 PM
That JR Best Bitter looks nice!!


I bought a case of [Yellow Tail] Jammy Red Roo last week, so that's what I've been quaffing (and effecting my memory!!) the past week.

Sweet, with the flavours of red berries, vanilla and chocolate....makes it a delicious and VERY easy drinking wine.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvA6fTIIYAAxxOa.jpg)
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Post by: seagate on October 02, 2017, 10:50:04 PM
Just sipping a dram of Talisker .Very nice. :)
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Post by: Gambo on October 03, 2017, 09:05:54 PM
On the Doom Bar, Barcardi and Coke, and Gin and Tonic last night.

Tonight I'm polishing off the last bottle of Jammy Red Roo. Delish.
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Post by: seagate on October 04, 2017, 12:01:48 AM
More peaty whisky from Western Isles.  :)
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Post by: Gambo on October 05, 2017, 08:07:57 PM
Nice!!

Which reminds me....I haven't had any whisky for a while. :-\
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Post by: Gambo on October 07, 2017, 09:38:58 AM
Was down the local boozer on the Doom Bar last night.
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Post by: Gambo on October 08, 2017, 09:42:07 PM
A few cans of Stella tonight while watching Gladiator. 8)
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Post by: IceBlerk on October 13, 2017, 09:59:13 PM
At last, a change of beer! (I've been on 6X for a fortnight. )

(https://s5.postimg.org/3ryhf9m0n/20171013_215053.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/5jrga6siv/20171013_215422.jpg)

It's always a nice beer.
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Post by: Gambo on October 14, 2017, 10:30:52 AM
Looks nice. ;)


Was on the Doom and Nastro Azzuro last night.
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Post by: airgunnut on October 15, 2017, 10:01:53 PM
http://www.victorsdrinks.com/
Apple cider
10 pints for £4 (from fultons frozen foods)
Won't to be every ones taste but to brew 10 pints in 48 hours isn't bad
I think it quite nice and refreshing (4.5%)
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Post by: Gambo on October 15, 2017, 11:00:55 PM
Had a pint of Butty Bach (Small Friend) whilst out on the bike earlier, but sadly it was only a shandy.
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Post by: IceBlerk on October 26, 2017, 01:53:55 PM
i was on Wadworth 6X last night. A very nice "session" ale.

The landlady's son is talking about installing a couple of keg taps. If they're a success he may add more.

"Good idea. What this place needs is 'more choice'," I said to him.

I'll keep you posted.
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Post by: Gambo on October 26, 2017, 07:33:17 PM
What this place needs is 'more choice'," I said to him.

Geez....you wouldn't like it down my local boozer..........coz at the mo we're spoiled for the choice of.........two.........ales.

Obviously the staple for us fuddy duddy's is Doom Bar, but for the last week we've had Hancock's HB as well. :o
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 04, 2017, 05:28:41 PM
At a rival pub.......

(https://s5.postimg.org/cep83exhj/20171104_165233.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/q8dksnkzr/20171104_165335.jpg)

Absolutely delicious. Gorgeous cherry flavour.
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 04, 2017, 05:43:16 PM
And it's gone off after I've had just one pint!!!!!

Fortunately they have this .....

(https://s5.postimg.org/fzl3mwp93/20171104_172218.jpg)

Titanic stout. Lurvely!
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Post by: Gambo on November 04, 2017, 06:01:09 PM
Eeeeow, now they both look VERY nice...spesh the Cherry Dark one.....sounds reet nice does that!!


I'm still on the Yellow Tail Jammy Red Roo. Tis delish.
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 05, 2017, 05:30:35 PM
Pop-up bar :

(https://s5.postimg.org/d115wnyqf/20171105_165934.jpg)

Carling, John Smith's and these two ales :

(https://s5.postimg.org/5l1waviqv/20171105_171936.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/wivtcmb3r/20171105_171939.jpg)

(The porter is very good. )

Plus Coke, J2O, Fruit Shoots, crisps and sparklers.

And a great view of the bonfire!
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Post by: Gambo on November 05, 2017, 10:14:45 PM
Awwww, shame they didn't offer anything malty Blerky!! :(


Who's standing with their back to the camera, and looking like a hunchedback zombie, in the first pic?
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 05, 2017, 11:49:33 PM
Hey! That's no hunch-backed zombie, that's my wife! ;D

The porter was malty enough.
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Post by: Gambo on November 06, 2017, 04:21:27 PM
That's no hunch-backed zombie, that's my wife!

She looks like she's been decapitated......as in headless!!!! (much better to be legless, IMHO). ;D ;D


Malty Porter??...........that's usual, as Porter is normally quite hoppy. ???
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 07, 2017, 08:09:43 AM
That's no hunch-backed zombie, that's my wife!

She looks like she's been decapitated......as in headless!!!! (much better to be legless, IMHO). ;D ;D

She's been known to lose her head occasionally but that has more to do with Prosecco than zombies or decapitation.

Malty Porter??...........that's usual, as Porter is normally quite hoppy. ???

In my experience, porter is one step away from stout. I suppose the taste has as much to do with the malt as the hops and the darker malt in porter/stout tends to overwhelm the hops on my tastebuds.
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Post by: Gambo on November 07, 2017, 08:27:13 PM
I have to admit the only porter I've ever had was that Guinness stuff.......totally the opposite to the normal Guinness......all golden and hoppy. Yuk!


Hey....guess what...they had a guest ale in down the boozer yest......HobGoblin! Yay!!

I downed four pints of it, and it was lully!!! ;D
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 08, 2017, 09:08:18 AM
......totally the opposite to the normal Guinness......all golden and hoppy.

That doesn't sound like proper porter. I've not tried any of Guinness's'sesses's non-Guinness beers, it just doesn't seem right.

Glad you enjoyed the goblin, I've heard there are a few blokes out there who do.
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Post by: Gambo on November 08, 2017, 08:25:11 PM
I wouldn't even bother Blerky.......Guinness should stick to what they know best....it's not like they need to deviate in an attempt to make some money coz business is poor!!! ::)

Yep, Goblin is one of my fave beers ........and receiving one is a great pastime too. ;)
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 11, 2017, 05:12:39 PM
Real Guinness and San Miguel this weekend.

We're at an 'adults only' weekend at Butlins, Skegness.

It's like Sodom and Gomorrah!
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Post by: Gambo on November 12, 2017, 09:22:34 AM
We're at an 'adults only' weekend at Butlins..........................It's like Sodom and Gomorrah!

Swingers/Wife Swapping convention Blerky? ???

Elaborate please........by PM if it's too saucy for open forum!!! ;)



Had a few pints of Amstel yest at the NEC (it was either that or John Smiths!! :-\), and had a 3/4 sized bottle of Hungarian late harvest Tokaji desert wine last night.....it was absolutely delicious. :)
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 14, 2017, 10:48:09 AM
We're at an 'adults only' weekend at Butlins..........................It's like Sodom and Gomorrah!
Swingers/Wife Swapping convention Blerky? ???

Elaborate please......

It was a 2000's themed weekend.

Lots of people in fancy dress; there were Power Rangers copping off with nuns, teachers copping off with policewomen, nurses copping off with firemen.

I saw one girl squatting to take a pee five yards outside the complex entrance. AND THERE WERE TOILETS IN THE COMPLEX!!!!! She shouted an apology to me but to be honest it wasn't enough.

Girls dressed in pyjamas having a full English breakfast at 2pm (mind, they wear bloody pyjamas to go shopping these days!!!).

Lots of people VERY drunk.

Chatting to one of the doormen, he told me some frightening stories (a girl in the "club" venue peeing while she sat at a table with her mates, a colleague of his getting "caught" in a chalet with a woman and he decided to leave when the husband offered to join in).

When I found out Kerry Katona was there I realised that the standards had plummeted to the lowest level.

It was great!
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Post by: Gambo on November 14, 2017, 08:38:48 PM
I don't know whether to believe all that or not!!! :-\
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 14, 2017, 10:01:12 PM
I've not been to the pub for six days and walked in tonight to find four new ales one.

Guess which one I went for :

(https://s5.postimg.org/sj4aat2g7/20171114_215012.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/676hhfb1z/20171114_215021.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/q1sj3jxzb/20171114_215023.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/a3jtdfbh3/20171114_215540.jpg)
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Post by: Gambo on November 15, 2017, 08:24:26 PM
Going on what you've said previously........I reckon you might have had another Titanic Stout........but what with variety being the spice of life, maybe you tried............to down a magpie!!

That Tiny Rebel beer is from a micro brewery not far from me....they do summat called Fubar...and you are after a few pints of it!!! hehe


Going on the colour of the sample jars.......I'd have gone for the History Maker. Looks nice, but with a curious name!!
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 17, 2017, 11:51:24 AM
I sampled 'em all, knowing I'd go for the stout before I started.

You can't actually see a sample of the History Maker in any of the pictures, I think you're looking at the stout sample. The History Maker is a typical amber ale colour. It was nice but not as nice as the stout.

For the record, the Juicy was so hoppy it could take the enamel off your teeth.
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Post by: Gambo on November 17, 2017, 04:23:51 PM
You can't actually see a sample of the History Maker in any of the pictures, I think you're looking at the stout sample.

Looking back...you're right.......I thought the jar next to the Titanic was the History Maker.



For the record, the Juicy was so hoppy it could take the enamel off your teeth.

That's why I don't drink it. 'Orrible stuff.
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 24, 2017, 09:51:50 AM
Wednesday night at the pub I was on this:

(https://s5.postimg.org/421hvushz/20171121_212323.jpg)

Delicious!

Last night I was out with the Gentleman's Dining Club at a rival pub.

I was on this :

(https://s5.postimg.org/ltd4ae07r/20171123_183351.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/blukxtlnr/20171123_193955.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/bylz40r2v/20171123_194005.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/nq9uf9w47/20171123_204321.jpg)

The porter and bourbon were delicious, the two IPAs were rank.
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Post by: Gambo on November 25, 2017, 12:26:40 PM
That Plum Porter looks absolutely scrummy.....certainly my type of ale!!!

Was on the Hancock's HB and Doom Bar again last night.....and as we left the boozer I witnessed a once in a lifetime event!! 8)
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Post by: IceBlerk on November 25, 2017, 08:32:14 PM
......and as we left the boozer I witnessed a once in a lifetime event!! 8)

I'm guessing at two girls/sheep snogging.

I've been on this all afternoon:

(https://s5.postimg.org/rzk2xg9mv/20171125_151327.jpg)

Who knows what this evening will bring?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on November 25, 2017, 09:10:16 PM
......and as we left the boozer I witnessed a once in a lifetime event!! 8)

I'm guessing at two girls/sheep snogging.

Nope.....this, and the post and links below it >>>>

http://planetairgun.com/index.php?topic=1252.msg112890#msg112890
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on November 25, 2017, 09:38:31 PM
Turns out that the evening brought Estrella!

(https://s5.postimg.org/p5gxkgxbb/20171125_204627.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on November 25, 2017, 10:11:14 PM
Mmmmm, lully.......better than the stuff you were drinking earlier?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on November 25, 2017, 11:27:56 PM
I quite like Dorada even though it is considered to be an inferior Spanish beer. It's been a long time since I saw it about.

But Estrella IS nice on draught.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on December 05, 2017, 09:33:45 PM
Local brewer and generally nice bloke has produced this lovely porter :

(https://s5.postimg.org/xffczo5hj/20171205_212020.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/xs6r5wl7b/20171205_213158.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on December 06, 2017, 09:34:19 PM
Eeeewwww, now that looks delish!!! 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on December 08, 2017, 07:50:14 PM
The porter is finished. Boooooo!

But it's been replaced by this :

(https://s5.postimg.org/kr8yfbqef/20171208_194305.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/l40cligdz/20171208_194635.jpg)

It's light, it's refreshing and it's tasty. Definitely not too hoppy.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on December 09, 2017, 10:26:16 AM
Like the name, don't like the look of it.......although you say it's not very hoppy!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on December 10, 2017, 03:38:59 PM
Not drinking it, but I bought a bottle of Kahlua for the raffle; is that this coming Monday at the club BTW?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on December 10, 2017, 06:16:49 PM
Nope, not tomorrow, but on Monday the 18th.

Thanks Mike, a nice gesture. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on December 11, 2017, 07:47:17 AM
Like the name, don't like the look of it.......although you say it's not very hoppy!

I was wary at first but it really did taste a lot better than it looked.

Unfortunately it's already finished and we've moved onto something else which I can't remember the name of.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on December 12, 2017, 09:48:34 PM
Tonight it's a pleasant ale from Acorn.

(https://s5.postimg.org/hx33hecav/20171212_213538.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/6xhw5vlwn/20171212_213601.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on December 12, 2017, 09:54:35 PM
I think I'll leave that one for you Blerkster. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on December 17, 2017, 10:26:41 AM
This is on now :

(https://s5.postimg.org/u1l4698fb/20171215_214032.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/ajqgqce2f/20171215_214038.jpg)

It's even better than it looks.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on December 17, 2017, 12:51:56 PM
Shit.....sometimes this thread makes me highly jealous!!! ::)

That looks and sounds lovely Blerk!!

I had to make do with a flagon of Crumpton Oaks cider last night. Saying that, 'making do' is probably the wrong term to use, as I enjoy some cider every no and again as a refreshing change, and Crumpton Oaks is one of my favourites.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on December 18, 2017, 07:30:32 AM
I'm not a regular cider drinker but when the Mango cider is on at the pub for the beer festival I will happily hammer it. It's like pop!

Anyway, I am on the horns of an enema, sorry, dilemma at the moment; the oak stout is on and delicious but this has also gone on :

(https://s5.postimg.org/3qqkdetw7/Fairy.jpg)

I don't normally indulge in "novelty" beers but the important word associated with this ale is "traditional". There's no gimmicky spices or cloves or crap like that in it, it's just a good, hearty, dark ale.

And it's lovely!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on December 18, 2017, 09:59:29 AM
Pics of the beer please Blerky. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on December 18, 2017, 10:03:56 AM
I forgot to take a pic.

It's a dark one though. Almost as dark as a porter.

If it's still on on Tuesday night I'll get some beer porn pics for you.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on December 18, 2017, 10:04:52 AM
Fank You Blerkster.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on December 18, 2017, 10:09:35 AM
De nada.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on December 19, 2017, 10:55:40 PM
A pic of the Fairytale as promised :

(https://s5.postimg.org/uphltwwyf/20171219_222155.jpg)

Dark, full-bodied, rich and tasty (like Gambo's choice in men).

No tinsel, cloves, spices or crap to spoil it.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on December 20, 2017, 08:03:34 PM
That looks lovely!

Was on 1664/Strongbow snake bites last night........tonight is a bottle of Yellow-Tail Jammy Red Roo.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on December 22, 2017, 07:23:12 PM
Currently on Peroni/Crumpton Oaks snake bites.

May go down the pub later, in which case I'll be on Doom Bar....and possibly summat else too!! ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on February 03, 2018, 08:09:35 PM
I've realised that I haven't posted on this thread for ages so here's what I've been drinking for the past week.

(https://s5.postimg.org/eg19tupzb/20180203_200303.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/8f3kwtdnr/20180203_200406.jpg)

It's bloody lovely!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 03, 2018, 09:19:24 PM
Oooh that looks nice. 8)



At the gig last night had a few pints of Tuborg...........at bloody £4.50 a pint!!!

Suffice to say I didn't have many!! ::)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on February 06, 2018, 10:04:08 PM
And another delicious, dark ale this evening.

(https://s5.postimg.org/f2el8rnwn/20180206_215448.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/iyrx4rglz/20180206_220131.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 06, 2018, 10:50:21 PM
Jammy Bugger.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on February 07, 2018, 07:07:29 AM
Jammy Bugger.

I'm not the sort of person who counts his blessings .................. I just wouldn't have enough time.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 08, 2018, 07:48:21 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on February 12, 2018, 12:41:02 PM
The Parkin Porter went off the other night so I am now on this :

(https://s5.postimg.org/uxw2qfazr/20180210_191311.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/6inuottx3/20180210_191612.jpg)

I'm not a big fan of liquorice but I'll try anything once. It's lovely. The liquorice flavour is not strong but just enough to bring out the malty flavours.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 12, 2018, 05:16:33 PM
Awww, Blerky.....I'm so soddin' jealous! :-\

There's simply not enough ale drinkers in my local to justify a steady stream of guest beers. Even when the landlord does splash out and gets a guest beer in, it's nearly always a hoppy/citrusy golden/IPA type beer, coz they last longer without going off, so he don't have to sling half a barrel of beer away due to it not selling. We've tried to explain to him it doesn't sell coz no-one likes it....and that us ale drinkers would buy the guest beers if they were of the darker, more malt types....but it simply doesn't sink in!! :(

I suppose we're lucky that he gets Doom Bar in specifically for us though. ::)

If it wasn't for the Doom, we'd have nowt!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on February 20, 2018, 09:32:55 PM
That delicious liquorice ale has been finished (I feel perky responsible), so tonight I'm on this little beauty....

(https://s5.postimg.org/8zt80rfkn/20180220_212257.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/r2marz3pj/20180218_171623.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on February 20, 2018, 09:43:26 PM
Bugger!! :P

Was on the Doom again last night.......tonight it's Jim Beam that was given to me as a birthday gift,
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on February 28, 2018, 11:00:25 AM
Last night I was on this little beauty;

(https://s5.postimg.org/6z1cgxgzb/20180227_221334.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/na1gd9w1z/20180227_221428.jpg)

Expensive but absolutely delicious.

This morning I'm on this :

(https://s5.postimg.org/nzk8pnc13/20180228_105216.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/ibdxypxdz/20180228_105304.jpg)

INCREDIBLY expensive  (airport prices!!!!!) and mediocre taste.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 01, 2018, 06:55:12 PM
What do you term INCREDIBLY expensive Blerky? ???

Our staple Doom Bar is £3.20 a pint at the local....usually guest beers (when we have them! ::)) are normally 10-20p a pint dearer.



Had my usual 4 pints after gun club on Monday night, and have been steadily emptying the lt bottle of Jim Beam gifted me on my birthday. Tonight (or maybe tomorrow) should see the end of it.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 01, 2018, 07:13:30 PM
What do you term INCREDIBLY expensive Blerky? ???

£5 a pint!!!

It's just  €1 here.

Normally I pay £3.20 for an ale at the pub. That 330ml can I had was  £3.20 too.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 01, 2018, 07:32:11 PM
£5 a pint!!!

That is dear for an ale!!

Priciest beer at my local is Peroni Nastro Azzuro at £4.50 a pint.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 06, 2018, 09:21:53 AM
Back home now so I'm catching up on my postings.

The past 6 days I've mostly been on Dorada and San Miguel (apart from one VERY fuzzy afternoon where gin and tonics got involved).

Average price of a beer over there? €1.50.

It's been Hell, folks.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 06, 2018, 07:30:11 PM
Back in Blighty so I'm back on the ale.

(https://s5.postimg.org/87ndx381j/20180306_191555.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/e8l2u62dj/20180306_191852.jpg)

Smooth as silk and delicious.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 08, 2018, 09:09:40 PM
Bugger!! :P
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 11, 2018, 07:34:37 PM
My missus' friend Debbie has just called over for tea.....and very kindly brought me a bottle of Rev. James with her.


(https://beerbrain.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/rev-james.jpg)


The Rev. James ales are named in honour of brewing legend the Rev. James Buckley, saver of souls and satisfier of thirsts. Brewed with our exclusive Buckleys yeast, they each deliver a signature taste with a surprising finish.

Chapter and Verse
The Rev. James Original is rich and well-balanced with a mellow malty flavour that unexpectedly gives way to a clean, refreshing finish.
Brewed in Honour of The Rev. James Buckley and based on an original recipe from 1885
Rich, warming ale with a clean rewarding finish
A SILKY, FULL BODIED, WARMING ALE BREWED TO A TRADITIONAL RECIPE.

A TASTE OF THE GOOD LIFE.

The Rev. James is brewed to a traditional recipe and has been described as having a flavour not commonly available these days. Full-bodied and warming beer, The Rev. James is rich in palate, spicy and aromatic with a deeply satisfying finish.




Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 12, 2018, 09:19:34 AM
Sounds delicious, Gambo. It's about time you had a decent ale to go at!

On Saturday we were at "the rival pub" for a few jars and I was on this :

(https://s5.postimg.org/lmrm87nuf/20180310_155514.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/mp1sqs98n/20180310_155534.jpg)

Then, in the interests of fair play, we went to our usual boozer (where Mrs. Blerk works) and I was on this :

(https://s5.postimg.org/3jyjh1pfr/20180310_192443.jpg)

(I don't have a shot of the Balck Pig in a glass because it didn't last long enough!)

Both were absolutely lovely!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 12, 2018, 06:26:02 PM
Both were absolutely lovely!

They bloody sound it..............spesh the Ruby Porter.

I just checked, and it's made not a million miles from me, just across the on the english side of the Severn.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on March 28, 2018, 10:27:51 PM
I've been on Titanic Cherry Dark for a few weeks (and it was lovely) but now I'm on this little beauty:

(https://s5.postimg.org/gfhozb18n/20180327_231755.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/btlkqynfb/20180327_231926.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on March 30, 2018, 05:08:26 PM
Blerky......you have no idea of how jealous I am of you getting to sample all of those lully looking ales.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 02, 2018, 09:01:30 AM
I know! I'm a lucky bugger; my missus works in one of the best pubs I have ever found!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 02, 2018, 05:43:46 PM
Yeah.......rub it in why don't ya!!! ::) :P ;D ;D


Just tasked the missus into picking me up some McEwans Champion while she's up ASDA right now. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 06, 2018, 01:21:53 PM
The Leveller has finished.

Booooo!

But it's been replaced by this:

(https://s5.postimg.org/56bzo94d3/20180404_213428.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.org/qfzlz3sdj/20180404_213435.jpg)

Yay!

It's as smooth as silk and delicious.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 06, 2018, 03:53:01 PM
 :'( :'(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 17, 2018, 09:37:17 AM
Sorry, Gambo, but there's another delicious stout on the bar :

(https://s5.postimg.cc/9nhpwkq2v/20180416_200014.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.cc/m24hwx4qf/20180416_200404.jpg)

That's not a short pint, by the way, it's a pint I couldn't resist trying before I took the pic.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 18, 2018, 10:37:46 PM
Yet again, that looks delish. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 24, 2018, 09:59:05 PM
Terrible news! The Quarterstaff is finished.

Great news! This is on instead......

(https://s5.postimg.cc/7fybh2wmf/20180424_215331.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.cc/xbi20a65z/20180424_215452.jpg)

It's lighter in body compared to a stout but it's super full of dark flavour.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 25, 2018, 07:23:30 PM
Geez.....yet another ale!!!

How many beer drink customers does that boozer have!!!!! :o :o
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on April 26, 2018, 07:27:18 AM
How many beer drink customers does that boozer have!!!!! :o :o

Just me.

Actually there are probably half a dozen to a dozen regulars who go for the hand-pull ales rather than the likes of Carling and John Smiths.

And the place attracts a few occasional drinkers who drop in and knock a couple back.

But (and this "but" is the important bit) the landlady likes to offer proper beer, her son loves his ales and runs the cellar, they don't buy huge volumes so the turnaround is frequent and they both have excellent relationships with the customers (who actually have a say about which beers which are bought in (for example; they know I like dark beers and don't like hoppy muck so I get asked what I'd like to try if I'm around when they're putting the orders together)).

I'll be honest, I've never known a pub like it for the way ALL customers are made to feel welcome by the staff AND the other customers. If you were to be a complete stranger and were to visit the pub three times and sit at the bar, by the third visit you'd be on first name terms with the landlandy, her son, the bar staff and 50% of the (many) regulars. It's the friendliest boozer I've ever been in.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on April 26, 2018, 08:09:12 PM
Sounds cracking. 8)

The boozer I frequent is very friendly, and most of the staff and customers are on first name terms too.......but there is only about for of us who regularly drink ale, so Doom Bar is bought in specifically for us....but as for other guest ales, it doesn't happen because it goes off before it's sold. :(
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 14, 2018, 07:19:34 PM
It's mostly this stuff at the moment:

(https://s5.postimg.cc/pjp0zjb47/20180514_110731.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 15, 2018, 04:03:10 PM
I've moved up a gear today.

(https://s5.postimg.cc/nsjhksc7b/20180515_160043.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 17, 2018, 08:19:47 PM
Looks lully 'n sunny there in downtown Sheffield Blerky.

Estrella = Yummy............Miguel = Headache juice.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 22, 2018, 10:07:04 PM
Back in the UK so I'm back in the pub and I'm on this stuff:

(https://s5.postimg.cc/8eebhfmgn/20180522_220016.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.cc/9tfw65847/20180522_220047.jpg)

Needless to say, it's delicious!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 22, 2018, 10:54:58 PM
Errrrm, are you sure Blerky? ???

I'd prolly have a go just out of curiosity, but it sounds a bit gimmicky/quirky.


Went out on the bike yest afternoon, and had a pint of Estrella Damm on the way back....wondering if you were still quaffing the same on hols Blerkster.

Later, after the club it was back on the Doom Bar.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 23, 2018, 07:07:49 AM
Errrrm, are you sure Blerky? ???

I'd prolly have a go just out of curiosity, but it sounds a bit gimmicky/quirky.

I understand your concerns, Gambo.

But I find stouts and (to some extent) porters can carry a "flavour" and still deliver on the qualities and expectations of a "standard" ale. Having said that, the previous one (the vanilla thing) didn't work for me and I didn't blame the added flavouring, it was just a bit lacking in body.

The flavours in this one are subtle and DO enhance the traditional burnt/dark/malty flavours of the stout.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 23, 2018, 08:42:02 PM
The flavours in this one are subtle and DO enhance the traditional burnt/dark/malty flavours of the stout.

Cool.......in that case I'd love to be able to sample it. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 24, 2018, 10:23:17 AM
Cool.......in that case I'd love to be able to sample it. 8)

I'll see if I can send you a pint.  ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on May 26, 2018, 03:32:25 PM
Oh I wish!! ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on May 30, 2018, 10:29:33 PM
And the lovely stouts continue:

(https://s5.postimg.cc/9ifhdpt5j/20180530_215527.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.cc/a987j0iiv/20180530_215536.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 01, 2018, 08:11:49 PM
Yet again, looks lully.

Missus just brought home a 5lt keg of Hobgoblin, of which I'm enjoying the first pint from it!! ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on June 09, 2018, 12:24:27 AM
A nice warm mug of milky water, it's what I drink instead of tea after 9pm in an attempt to keep caffeine to a minimum before bedtime.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on June 09, 2018, 11:54:48 AM
Milky water.........sounds yuk Mike!! :-\


I've been enjoying summat called Ardmore this week, whilst watching the TT coverage. 8)

It's a Highland single malt whisky from the Teachers distillery........but to me it's style borders on being an Islay, as it's quite peaty and smokey.

Whatever, it's quite delish, tasty, smooth, and without any hint of burn.....and an absolute bargain at only £20 from ASDA.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 14, 2018, 11:22:39 AM
Out on the Doom Bar last night.....downed 5 or 6 of 'em.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 17, 2018, 08:57:18 AM
I was on McEwan's Champion last night. It is truly the best beer in the world ever.

BUT, I committed a heinous mistake.

As I neared the end of my pint I told asked Mrs. Blerk to fetch me another from the fridge (she was on her way to the house anyway, I'm not a suicidal fool!).

She knows her place and did that, placing the open bottle within easy reach of me as I sat on a lounger, enjoying the sunshine.

I didn't expect her to bring me the new bottle so quickly (I'm not a slave-driver) so it was a few minutes before I finished my current glassful.

And it was during those few minutes that the mistake happened. I forgot the "state" of the bottle in front of me, thought it to be empty and dropped a fag end into it. A couple of minutes later Mrs. Blerk, having noted my exemplary actions in keeping things tidy, dropped her cigarette end into the same bottle.

That was when then froth started to rise out of the top.

A whole, precious bottle of chilled Champion was ruined before it was given a chance to bring joy to mankind. It was heart-breaking.

I was so traumatised by events that I needed another two bottles to calm my emotions.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 17, 2018, 07:50:02 PM
Blerky.....you deserve to be smited for doing that........and if Mrs Blerk was a member here, I'd smite her too for the crime wasting such a lully beverage!

So....as it is.....I think the only chivalrous thing for you to do is.............to cop her smite in her absence.



Was on the Doom again last night.....but at the mo I'm quaffing ice cold bottles of Tsintao.....a case of which I bought yest. 8)

Also bought a case of [Yellow Tail] Jammy Red Roo....but have yet to start on that.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 18, 2018, 09:47:33 PM
I know, Gambo. I deserve it.

And I'll give Mrs. Blerk the smiting she deserves. Oh yes!

Anyway,  I'm on this tonight:

(https://s5.postimg.cc/407wkiqbr/20180718_214155.jpg) 

(https://s5.postimg.cc/w0c04t97r/20180718_214202.jpg)

It's bloody lovely!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 20, 2018, 04:52:11 PM
It looks it!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on July 21, 2018, 11:45:42 PM
DRINK! ARSE! FECK! WILL YOU NOT TAKE CUP A TEA FATHER?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 22, 2018, 07:34:10 PM
DRINK! ARSE! FECK! WILL YOU NOT TAKE CUP A TEA FATHER?

Nope!!!


Was on Peroni Nastro Azzuro in The Market Tavern last night before going into the Millennium Stadium for the Speedway, and then a swifty visit to the boozer on the way home from today's Aberdare Road Races had me knocking back a few (3) pints of Doom and then a cheeky pinta Stowford Press cider. Burp!

Back home now and just cracked open a bottle of [Yellow Tail] Jammy Red Roo.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: edtwozeronine on July 25, 2018, 01:44:31 AM
As a yoof I quickly learned not to mix cider and beer within a session.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 26, 2018, 07:20:51 AM
The Raw stout went off last night so the lad put this lovely little number on :

(https://s5.postimg.cc/3mn3yl6mv/20180725_232531.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.cc/wp1e1f0mf/20180725_232543.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 26, 2018, 10:00:01 PM
Easy Drinking it says.........@ 4.8% :o :o

Looks lully though!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on July 26, 2018, 10:27:14 PM
That IS easy drinking to a man from the North-East.

I shoot .22, you know?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on July 27, 2018, 03:00:11 PM
Fair enough....you manly specimen of a manly man you. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 02, 2018, 09:15:09 PM
On the Tsingtao tonight. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 13, 2018, 07:51:11 AM
This week I've mostly been drinking ............ indeterminate Spanish lager.

(https://s5.postimg.cc/yuy2vnnp3/20180811_141959.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 13, 2018, 07:17:26 PM
Geez Blerky............you have more soddin' 'olidays than Judith Bleedin' Chalmers!!! ::)

Jealous of the holiday.....not jealous of the beer though!! ;D


Last Friday I had a few pints of summat called Red Beacons >>> https://breconbrewing.co.uk/the-beers/

It's quoted as being an IPA, a style of beer which I don't normally like, but I didn't find it overly hoppy as most IPA beers are.

Then went back on the Doom for a pint or four. :)

Another brace of Dooms with my grub down the boozer Sunday afternoon..........back down there tonight for our 'Monday Night Talking Bollocks and Boozing' session. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 14, 2018, 07:22:20 AM
Geez Blerky............you have more soddin' 'olidays than Judith Bleedin' Chalmers!!! ::)

Booking holidays is Mrs. Blerk's hobby.

(I forgot to mention the various Bulgarian beers I was drinking last month; some of those were nice, close to the style of "wheat beers".)

Last Friday I had a few pints of summat called Red Beacons >>> https://breconbrewing.co.uk/the-beers/

It's quoted as being an IPA, a style of beer which I don't normally like, but I didn't find it overly hoppy as most IPA beers are.

At least the colour (red) seems right for a decent beer and the 5% strength is heading in the right direction.

.............. back down there tonight for our 'Monday Night Talking Bollocks and Boozing' session. 8)

Who needs social networks, eh?

In other Gnus; it's the beer festival at the pub (https://www.thepebleyinn.com/events) this weekend so if anyone is in the area I recommend that they call in and visit the best pub in the area. Usually I would be working behind the bar in the tent but I am committed to go camping with my boys so I won't make it (camping with the lads is the only acceptable reason for being unable to earn free beer) but Mrs. Blerk will be there earning my pocket money.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 14, 2018, 08:23:21 PM
Can't you take the boys camping......in the pub beer garden?

That way, everyone's a winner........they get time under canvas (nylon)......and you get yer beer!!! ;) ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 15, 2018, 07:11:45 AM
Can't you take the boys camping......in the pub beer garden?

Well ............ it's more like they're taking me camping, it was their idea.

But, as they're all 18 years old or more and they've picked a campsite with a nearby pub I think we'll be OK.

In other gnus; it was back to work for Mrs. Blerk last night so I was on this little beauty when I went to pick her up:

(https://s5.postimg.cc/rd2d2ze5j/20180814_212147.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.cc/jx33h6y5z/15342800841118420345334564309673.jpg)

It's as good as it looks.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 15, 2018, 08:06:07 PM
last night I was on this little beauty

And just what did Mrs Blerk have to say about that? :o :o


I bet she tasted fresh, sweet and delish though!!!  ;)


Went to ASDA last night and ot a bottle of Leffé Brune, a few cans of HobGoblin, and a bottle of Wild Turkey.

The two former are no more........about to start killing off that pesky Wildest of Turkeys.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 20, 2018, 07:47:18 AM
last night I was on this little beauty

And just what did Mrs Blerk have to say about that? :o :o


I bet she tasted fresh, sweet and delish though!!!  ;)

Too many answers to that!

The camping trip with the lads went very well.

We were going to go to the beer festival in Bakewell but their hang-overs were too severe on Saturday morning so we gave it a miss.

I did manage to get back to the pub early enough on Sunday to catch Mrs. Blerk on her shift in the beer tent so I had a couple of these (very nice with a rich, coffee flavour) :

(https://s5.postimg.cc/909ml7div/20180819_133915.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.cc/fqq3un8ef/20180819_133922.jpg)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 20, 2018, 11:24:55 AM
Eeeeew, a plastic 'glass'.......I soddin' hate 'em. >:(


The contents look and sound favourable though!!! ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 20, 2018, 01:05:25 PM
Eeeeew, a plastic 'glass'.......I soddin' hate 'em. >:(

A good point, very well made.

But I couldn't be bothered to walk into the bar for a glass glass and wanted my first pint to last a while (until Mrs. Blerk finished her shift) so I just went with the plastic.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 20, 2018, 02:32:04 PM
Ooooh so many mis-quote opportunites in that last post Blerky!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 23, 2018, 08:27:58 AM
The Tempest stout is finished.

It's time for Shadowplay!

(https://s5.postimg.cc/klyi0uj0n/20180822_222500.jpg)

(https://s5.postimg.cc/nst1khb6f/20180822_221830.jpg)

Another delicious oatmeal stout. Love it.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 25, 2018, 08:54:42 AM
We went out for a meal on Thursday night to celebrate my eldest getting her GCSE results.

It was a pub that I'd never visited before, in a village called Mamhilad, between Pontypool and Usk.

T'woz only a small pub, so I was surprised to find a choice of 4 guest ales....so it seemed churlish not to sample them all. :D

I worked left to right, and started with Bass, then Speckled Hen, then Butty Bach, and finally Abbot Ale.

The stand out beer for me was the Abbot, which had a delicious caramel/toffee note to it.....absolutely gorgeous.



Last week we had a change from the Doom down the local, and had Reverend James on instead. I have to say I preferred it to Doom Bar. Sadly it was all gone went we went down last night, and Doom was back on.  Now gonna twist the Landlord's arm add Abbot ale to the list of beers we want him to get in for a change from der Doom.

Requested guest beers are now...

Abbot ale

Double Dragon

Brains Bitter

Hobgoblin
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on August 27, 2018, 07:59:02 AM
Mamhilad

Doesn't sound very Welsh. Are you sure you weren't in Iraq?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on August 27, 2018, 11:47:31 AM
Deffo. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 01, 2018, 07:56:27 PM
Went down to the local last night, to their annual cider and beer festival.

20 ciders...........and 3 beers!!!! ::)

All the 3 ales came from the same brewery, and all were disappointing.....so it was then back on the regular Doom Bar.

I did sample 2 ciders at the end of the night, one was very nice, the other so so.

Good news is The Rev James will be back on for Monday night, and when that's gone there is a barrel of Brains Bitter awaiting.....which is a bit of a sweetener after the farcical beer festival. :-\
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 02, 2018, 08:21:14 PM
Called in to the Star in Mamilad for a pint of Abbot Ale when out on my jollies earlier....then ended up in the local for a pint of Doom.

Picked up 4 pint cans of Carlsberg from the garage to finish the night. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on September 03, 2018, 08:02:15 AM
Carlsberg

??!??!?!?!?!??!!!!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Baggawind on September 03, 2018, 12:43:14 PM
Abbot and Speckled Hen both brewed by Greene King , here in my home town of Bury St Edmunds. I don,t  drink much these days but I wouldn,t drink either of those on principal.  We call them Greedy King around here. They had, for eighty years a very successful small bore rifle range and teams. I used their range firstly with the ATC and lastly with junior air rifle club. In fact I was the last person to use it. But G & K closed the range and therefor the club and converted the building, an old maltings , into high end executive flats. But , despite being one of the biggest and wealthiest breweries in the country, owning a lot of land ,  didn,t build a new range . Bastards.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 08, 2018, 06:19:43 PM
That's the face of the modern face of business.......no morals, only an eye on maximum profit. ::)


Went down the boozer last night, and the Brains Bitter was on, so downed 5 pints of that. Schlurp.

Bobby the cellarman reckons the Rev. James will be on wen we next visit on Monday night....but considering there aren't many ale drinkers in that pub, I won't be placing any bets.

Mind you, there is the annual 'Harley Davidson Day' being held tomorrow, giving the opportunity of more sales, but the forecast isn't great, so the turn-out may not be that good.....so who knows!!
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 09, 2018, 07:05:43 PM
Downda boozer dis afters for Harley Day......

Four pints of Rev James, then back home...now on cans of Abbot Ale, bottles of Sharp's Sea Fury, and McEwans Champion. Hic.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on September 10, 2018, 08:26:36 AM
I've missed a couple of beers out since I last posted but this is what's on at the pub at the moment.

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(https://s5.postimg.cc/n34c245dj/20180905_215142.jpg)

Needless to say, it's lovely.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 11, 2018, 07:08:45 PM
It looks it!!!

Was on the Rev James again last night.......four pints quaffed.


I have just down a bottle of Sharp's Sea Fury, and are now halfway through a bottle of McEwans Champion. :)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on September 12, 2018, 08:21:11 AM
You can't go wrong with McEwan's Champion.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on September 19, 2018, 02:03:38 PM
Terrible news; I had the last pint of the Coal Face stout last night.

 :'(

Great news; this little gem went on in its place:

(https://i.postimg.cc/59kZz3kZ/20180917_231620.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/25wtSFZ9/20180917_231937.jpg)

Lovely stuff! A slight hint of blackberry and chocolate malt.
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on September 19, 2018, 08:58:46 PM
Looks lovely Blerkster. ;)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on October 01, 2018, 03:29:22 PM
Estrella. Damn!

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Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on October 02, 2018, 09:27:24 PM
I take it you're on yer jollies again Judith!! ::)


Was on Abbot Ale down de boozer last night.........necked back 5 pints of da yummy stuff. 8)
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: IceBlerk on October 02, 2018, 09:49:41 PM
I take it you're on yer jollies again Judith!! ::)

Aye. Sunny Mallorca.  Mid to high 20s. Cheap beer. Where did it all go wrong?
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on October 03, 2018, 09:07:25 PM
Where did it all go wrong?

It all went wrong when you failed to invite me!!! :P :P ::) ;) ;D
Title: Re: What are You Drinking Tonight?
Post by: Gambo on October 06, 2018, 10:54:16 AM
Back on Abbott Ale down the boozer last night.