I sent Oregone, cause he can't get none in Oregon, some Old Charter 12 YO and he sent me some Oregon beer. He sent two Full Sail Black Gold Imperial Stout 22 oz bottles that are BOURBON BARREL AGED for 10 months. They weigh in at 10.5% alcohol and I am athinking just one of those will make me break out in a smile.
One of the other beers is Old Boardhead Barleywine, and the last is a 10% IPA.
Now, Oregone, how long do these need to fester in the bottle before they are prime? The Imperial Stout you sent is '06 vintage, while the BW is '05.
I 'spect the IPA is good to go now.
I am having a hard time waiting to drink the BB Stout, so I told Barleycorn (my dog) to hide them from me for a while. He was reading the label on the Boardhead and now wants to change his name from 'Barleycorn' to 'Barleywine'..............that dog is so much like a human that I feel sorry for him!
BTW, I had a Sierra Nevada Porter for lunch today. First time I have had that Porter in a long while. I have always liked it a great deal...........I still think it is my favorite Porter and there are some very good ones out there (Bert Grant, Anchor, Rogue.........etc, etc). SN Porter is very flavorful and rich.........suits my palate just fine!!