I don't have any pictures of the individual beers as they were being poured but since I already posted the spread Thursday night I figured I had to give a review, albeit short
All the beers I had have been posted previously and pictured, my pours looked nearly identical. With this being my first en devour into real quality I found I am definitely not used to drinking such strong ABV beer, not that I am complaining.
*Disclosure: The following is from a quality beer n00b, maybe as I start developing tastes, I can be more in depth ala Wook.
I started out Thursday night with the Double Bastard. I used a large wine glass since I don't have a goblet.
Poured very dark with a moderate head, don't recall the smell of the beer since I didn't write this right away.
The beer had a very bitter aftertaste to me but was overall pretty good. I think I read this was a double IPA, maybe something my n00b taste doesn't agree with, give it time.
After that, I decided to hit up the Weihenstephaner, total opposite. Poured very light with a large head, not bitter at all. I liked this much better than the SDB, more of a beer my taste agrees with.
Friday I busted open the Chimay before the Sabres game. This poured dark with a moderate head like the DB the previous night but it smelled much sweeter with a hint of bitterness, reminded me of a dark coffee. I absolutely loved this beer I could have drank another bottle easily.
I picked up some Magic Hat (dont remember the exact beer) from the local grocery store and sipped on a few of those through out the first two periods.
Since it was Friday and I didnt have anything going on Saturday and the Sabres were in the midst of losing to Columbus, I opened the Yeti. I was pretty tipsy by now so I don't recall the specifics but this beer was similar to the Chimay according to my tastes, again a hit to my taste buds.
After that I was pretty much done for the night and hit the sack shortly after. Definitely caught up to me and I had a bit of a headache upon waking up Saturday, interesting, that hasn't happened for awhile
So I spent Saturday doing some work with my father at his summer house and had a buddy coming by to watch the Sabres game that night. I decided to go grab some more beer for us and grabbed a 6 pack of Dog Fish Head 90 Minute IPA and a sixer of Old Rasputin since Wookie said it was similar to the Yeti but a little cheaper.
Buddy came over and we cracked a couple DHF90s and Old Rasputin. IIRC the beers were pretty similar in both color and taste, both were very good and I would definitely buy again.
To cap the night we finished the Ommegang. Wookie was right, it was very similar to the Chimay and thought it was a hit.
Thats about all for my amaturish review. All in all the only beer I was disappointed in was the Stone Double Bastard, but again that beer was totally different than what I am used to and evidently all the other beers I purchased.
According to my tastes:
I would rate them:
3. Old Rasputin
4. DFH 90
6. Stone DB
Any of the more experienced drinkers have any thoughts? Next time I hope to take more time and actually jot something down but it was spur of the moment and that stuff hit me relatively quick I must say.
Any recommendations going forward?
Thanks for the help guys, glad I found this thread, but my wallet isn't!