I would definitely go back to Minneapolis mostly because last time I barely got off campus. When the conference is out in the suburbs it's hard to get out and see what the area has to offer.
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Yeah, me too. Clear beer tastes better.In the keg at refrigerated temps, most of the conditioning activity is yeast flocculating out and proteins coagulating and then settling out. Since a keg draws from the bottom, you might be getting an excessive amount of both after a week or two of sitting. This could be the "dumb" flavor... I'd call it murky or muddled.
This ^^ It's why (for most beers) I like to speed up the sedimentation/clearing process by fining.
Drinking Jeffy's Coffee Imperial Porter. I liked the original plenty good, this variant is even better.Thanks. I had more than a couple people recognize a green pepper flavor and aroma in this beer when presented at a recent club meeting. I (and a lot of other folks) don't get that. I like this version and am glad you do I too.
Aroma: all the dark chocolate from the imperial porter, plus a nice dark roast coffee compliment.
Appearance: second verse, same as the first - dark brown with ruby highlights in the sun. Persistent tan head lasts throughout.
Flavor: less sweetness than the original. Dark chocolate is still there, but with the added bonus of coffee. As I type this I have already drained my glass. What a great beer!
Mouthfeel: medium body as opposed to the full body of the original. Higher attenuation no doubt, but spot on for drinkability.
Overall impression: no campfire needed for this beer - I'd drink this any day, any time. Awesome beverage, I'm so glad to have participated in this swap! I just finished brewing a Cream Ale a few minutes ago and this beer really hit the spot! Thanks Jeff!
Breakside. Up towards there is mcmenamins Kennedy school. Not great beer but one of the coolest bars I've ever been too. Other than that, Horse Brass, and Apex. 50 beers on tap and most of them are fantastic!I like McMennamins as well. We have stayed at four, but like the Kennedy school best.
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The best advice when taking the written test is "make sure you get the questions that you have completely mastered". It was my third try when that happened. I hope you nailed it, Jeff.BJCP written exam on Saturday.
I hope this went well today Jeff!!!!
From Jeffy's box. Disclaimer: I'm not a beer judge. Just a guy that likes beer!Nice presentation! I felt this one was a bit underattenuated for my taste. The other versions (whiskey bbl and coffee) seemed to cut the sweetness a little better.
Aroma: greeted with dark chocolate, some dark fruit. Smells like a treat, I want to take a sip, but first...
Appearance: bottle was generously filled, very little headspace. Poured dark brown, almost black, but holding my glass to the setting sunlight there are ruby highlights. A tan head stayed around for a bit before fading to a ring that stayed for the duration.
Flavor: at last! Sweet dark, chocolate with slight roast and bitterness to balance. This is one of those beers that you suspect is high in alcohol, but you can't taste it. Dangerous! Tastes like a treat. No diacetyl or other off flavors. Clean fermentation.
Mouthfeel: This beer is full with a creamy mouthfeel. No harshness or astringency. Slightly warming, but no hot alcohol.
Overall impression: Tonight is cold and windy in Ohio. A storm just passed through. I'd love to build a fire and sip another glass of this beer. Well done, thank you Jeff!