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Offline dano14041

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We have a gusher!
« on: December 10, 2010, 02:29:20 AM »
Opened up my first gusher tonight. It was amazing! I never saw a bottle empty itself! It was almost the work of cleaning it up. almost....  ;D
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 02:33:48 AM »
You know, sometimes it is rather amusing opening a gusher.  You pop the cap then it begins foaming all over the place.  As you say "oh s**t" and run for the sink with a glass in hand to hopefully catch some of the cherished elixir.  Enjoy.  :)

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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 02:45:08 AM »
I was judging NHC final round once and someone at the next table opened a gusher.  Hit the ceiling and 3 surrounding tables.
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 03:10:07 AM »
Similar experience here, but the steward who was opening the bottle decided to put his thumb over the top to stop the flow and effectively sprayed everybody at the table with porter.
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 03:20:02 AM »
Now I kind of want to send some gushers in to comps, just to mess with people.
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 03:38:55 AM »
Now I kind of want to send some gushers in to comps, just to mess with people.

Dude, you should have kept quiet!  Now we'll know who to kill.... ;D
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 04:18:54 AM »
I have only experienced one gusher while judging, so far.  Fortunately, it wasn't very violent. I'm sure there will be others in my future.   ;D

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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 04:27:45 AM »
Now THIS is a gusher
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2010, 05:16:07 AM »
I was in Quito Ecuador when the first cans of Guinness with widget arrived......(Hint, the elevation of Quito is about 10.000 feet).
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2010, 11:33:18 AM »
A gushing Westvleteren Extra 8 of more than 41 years old !
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2010, 12:54:37 PM »
Notice that these well trained professionals were quick to react and saved as much as they could...... ;D
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2010, 01:44:57 PM »
Was that Tom Moench in the hat sitting at the end of the table?   :D
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2010, 02:01:06 PM »
Now this is a gusher

The judge is John Isenhour and I believe it was a kriek at a 1995 comp. I once saw a color photo of it which was amazing.
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2010, 02:14:29 PM »
The color photo you saw was probably the Last Drop in an issue of Zymurgy.  This picture was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the subject of this thread.  Thanks for posting the picture!
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Re: We have a gusher!
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2010, 02:53:07 PM »
A gushing Westvleteren Extra 8 of more than 41 years old !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgAmzz0jaUA
While not 41 years old, my bottle of 8 was a gusher.  You bet I slurped it off the counter!    :)