What are you drinking right now?

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Thoughtful
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Post by Thoughtful » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:20 pm

I think I tried the PG after something too sweet last time. I tried again after a steak and it was, at least not horrible.

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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Post by cwald » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:58 pm

Hey Fellers. Glad to see you guys keeping this thread alive.

Well I just spent three weeks of July in Austria and Germany drinking beer. I was able to find and drink 72 different beers. None of them are worth really getting excited about unfortunately. Ok regional lagers and kolschs, but just okay.

Then I spent a week in England and Scotland and drank a bunch of warm, thick, flat cast ales during the hottest week on record. God damn I was glad to get back to Oregon and get some good beer.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Post by cwald » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:02 pm

I just got back tonight from the Hillsboro Brewfest where I was helping out setting up and being an alcohol monitor in between bouts of drinking... I was able to sample 31 different new beers. Some really good stuff and some really good ciders which I'm usually not a fan of but damn they had some pretty good stuff. They had this Berry cider and a Pineapple Cider from Nat's that was really phenomenal...

Maybe I'll post more for my notes if I get a chance.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Post by wtfluff » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 am

YAY!!!

The alien is back!
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Post by slavereeno » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:10 pm

Starbucks was handing out little samples of some capa-carmel-something. I went rogue and decided to grab one and try it. I think it had coffee in it. I felt guilty as hell, I was all shifty eyes and fidgets. I was so worried someone would see me and make a stink about it. Holy hell this sucks.

The caramel was nice, but the coffee part tasted like someone burnt something in a pan and then scraped the bottom of the pan and put it in the drink. Why do y'all like that so much?

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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Post by Dravin » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:57 pm

slavereeno wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:10 pm
The caramel was nice, but the coffee part tasted like someone burnt something in a pan and then scraped the bottom of the pan and put it in the drink.
Starbucks tends to heavily roast their beans, which tends to result in more roasted flavors compared to a roast done by someone else. They probably do it for the sake of uniformity, shelf-life, and because it tends to stand up to their heavily sugared coffee concoctions.
Why do y'all like that so much?
Putting aside the obvious (that we aren't a hive mind and have our own taste preferences), not all coffee is created equal. Different roasts, preparation methods, and beans taste different (age will influence things too). Doesn't even necessarily have to be fancy expensive coffee to taste significantly different. I buy the Aldi's cheapo German medium roast and make cold brew with it, it is insanely chocolately compared to Starbucks Cold Brew which I often struggle to get anything out of it that isn't deep dark roasted flavors (what you are describing as burnt).

Also, taste preferences are mutable. My initial reaction to coffee was similar to yours and my first reaction to an IPA was pretty stereotypical. I quite enjoy both now and am capable of tasting and enjoying the differences and nuances that were initially overpowered by other elements until my palate became used to them.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?

Post by HighMaintenance » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:39 pm

slavereeno wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:10 pm
Starbucks was handing out little samples of some capa-carmel-something. I went rogue and decided to grab one and try it. I think it had coffee in it. I felt guilty as hell, I was all shifty eyes and fidgets. I was so worried someone would see me and make a stink about it. Holy hell this sucks.

The caramel was nice, but the coffee part tasted like someone burnt something in a pan and then scraped the bottom of the pan and put it in the drink. Why do y'all like that so much?
I'm not a fan of Starbucks coffee. At all. Find a small coffee house, get something made with a Tanzanian, Kona, or Kauai Peaberry and heavy cream and you'll know what a good coffee is.... which reminds me. I've got a bag of Kona peaberry I need to use. :)
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