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by KallistiEngel
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

Question I had about bomb shots that require chugging. Ex. Irish Car Bomb involves dropping a shot into guiness which must be chugged fast before it curdles. Except, doesn't it just curdle in your stomach so aren't you going to be sick regardless? The Irish Car Bomb is about the only "bomb&quo...
by KallistiEngel
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 345796

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

You already tried Duvel, or maybe even Westmalle tripel ? Both blonde beers, and fairly common to get I think. They taste really good while it's sunny outside, if you don't want the normal pilsner type of beer. I've seen Duvel at the same store I think, so I might have to give it a go too. I'll kee...
by KallistiEngel
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 345796

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Delirium Tremens. Only just tried it for the first time last night, and the second tonight. Bought a 4-pack which is now empty. I may have to pick up some Delirium Nocturnum soon as I've also heard good things about it. Basically DT is delicious for having such a high alcohol content. Anyone got rec...
by KallistiEngel
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

In the US, technically you're committing tax fraud and under 26 USC 5602 the penalty for doing so with liquor is not more than $10k and 5 years in prison. So it's pretty substantial. That said, I don't imagine the ATF makes a habit of inspecting random people who buy stills (though they might, but ...
by KallistiEngel
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 345796

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Thing is, a low-complexity lager can be just the thing to hit the spot, expecially when drinking with spicy food. See also: Asian beers. They try for beer that's refreshing, not complex. At least in the ones I've tried there's not a lot of "flavor", but it's something you could drink all ...
by KallistiEngel
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

Coffee wrote:$35 a bottle? a 750ml bottle? They're under $18 at our class six. Same size glenlivet is $32.95 iirc.

Where do you live? Can you send me some of those cheap prices?

I can't find regular Jameson for under $20 a bottle here.
by KallistiEngel
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

I happen to hate Johnny Walker Which, specifically? You probably mean red and black, but if you've only tried red, try black. Green is really good but not moderately priced, so. Errr.... Red. I haven't had black(I've had blue, which was excellent, but completely unaffordable for daily drinking) but...
by KallistiEngel
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1017
Views: 263763

Re: Recommend one artist

Will check it out, I've been wanting to check out Tomas' side projects for some time anyway. They were recorded during an Alternative Press interview with Tomas where he played the songs on his own, they're really mellow and completely different but just as catchy as the originals. Forty Days: http...
by KallistiEngel
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1017
Views: 263763

Re: Recommend one artist

Recently got myself a Streetlight shirt, hoodie and their CD Somewhere in the Between. Have you guys heard the acoustic versions of "Dear Sergio", "Somewhere in the Between" and "Forty Days"? They're absolutely amazing! I know Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution (anothe...
by KallistiEngel
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1017
Views: 263763

Re: Recommend one artist

I have no idea why Streetlight Manifesto aren't world famous by now. Best ska music ever! :D One of their greatest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-UTPKL-UGY I prefer The Receiving End of It All . It just suits me better musically and lyrically, but there's just about zero Streetlight song's I *do...
by KallistiEngel
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

It may just be one of those things that's very hard to find except near the country of origin. For example, I can go to the local liquor store here in the U.S. and find ouzo and retsina with relative ease. Maybe if I'm lucky, some Metaxa. But I've never seen tsipouro (tsikouda/"Greek raki"...
by KallistiEngel
Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

Well for vodka I find 10 peppercorns to be sufficient. Speaking of clear liquor, I've had a bear of a time finding poitín in Korea. Soju aplenty, to be sure, but it's not quite the same. I thought poitín was Irish. I've never seen it myself even here in the States, but I also haven't actively sough...
by KallistiEngel
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

Just bought a bottle of Jameson 12 year the other day. I like it. I'd gone in to the store intending to buy a regular bottle of Jameson and noticed that the 12 year was less than $10 more (it cost me about $35 after tax). It still has the distinctive Jameson taste, but it's a lot smoother than regul...
by KallistiEngel
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3398
Views: 728397

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I don't remember much, but Gaius Baltar from Battlestar Galactica was in it and was pretty much like his character in the show, but a little more cruel and scary-like.

I just started watching season 3 and I think I may have reached BSG overload.
by KallistiEngel
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 194105

Re: Your last and next concert?

McCaber wrote:Next: Streetlight Manifesto.


Having seen them last night, I've gotta say you're in for one hell of a good time.
by KallistiEngel
Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 194105

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last : Streetlight Manifesto. Just got back home from seeing them. It was possibly the best show I've ever been to. They knew how to get the crowd going, you could tell they loved what they were doing, they had their levels such that you could hear them clearly over the crowd singing along (and the...
by KallistiEngel
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 345796

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Bud Light? Yuengling? Ugh. Come now, at least Yuengling is drinkable. Don't even compare it to that foul brew. It's not as good as a micro of course, but for a more mass produced beer it's pretty good. Sam Adams and Blue Moon are the only other mass produced beers I feel are worthy of comparison to...
by KallistiEngel
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

That's not a bad idea, mercutio. I've got a couple friends who like drinking Scotch, so I can see what I can do. I can only think of 2 others off the top of my head, but I'm sure we can find more.
by KallistiEngel
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

My quest basically began and ended with Glenlivet 12. Just excellent stuff. I love Glenlivet. I've been out of whiskey for a while, might be time to make a trip to the store. Have you tried any of their older ones? 15? 18? I'd love to one day say I've tried a whiskey that's older than myself. I'm 2...
by KallistiEngel
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 345796

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Agreed. I think their Black Forest takes the cake for me though. At least as far as the ones I've tried. However, I'll have to try the Pomegranate Wheat since I enjoy both wheat beers and pomegranates. Oh man. I can't believe I forgot about Black Forest... I'm totally in agreement that it's their b...
by KallistiEngel
Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

Tried some tsipouro (Greek raki, which is made differently than the more commonly know Turkish raki) the the other night. It's not bad. The closest description of the flavor that I can think of would be to say that it's like ouzo, but without the anise flavor. Really it's not quite like any other li...
by KallistiEngel
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 345796

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I'm drinking a Saranac Imperial IPA right now. It's nice, but very, very hoppy. Might try their lager next, as I don't always want my head blown off. Saranac is a fantastic brewery, and I am very surprised you are able to get it there. If possible, try their Pomegranate Wheat. Agreed. I think their...
by KallistiEngel
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

Was that special something you tasted in the Islay at all reminiscent of a camp fire? As a complete peat heat, I mean that in the best possible way. If that's up your alley, then Costco (if they have them in the great white north) has a great deal on Lagavulin 16 right now. It's a bit heavier on th...
by KallistiEngel
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 102762

Re: Coffee

I'm so very glad to be back in a town where I can get good coffee. I spent the last 5 days in north Jersey and Long Island and I got really sick of Starbucks. If there's one thing they're bad at, it's coffee. Sugary drinks are their forte, they should stick to that. And I drink my coffee black so th...
by KallistiEngel
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1146313

Re: What are you listening to?

Toh Kay- Downtown

It's awesome. Everyone should hear it.
by KallistiEngel
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

Yeah, I know of those kits, but the end result isn't exactly absinthe. It's more just thujone-enhanced vodka or rum. Although you could potentially add the first set of herbs to absinthe to just increase the thujone level (since it's already got the "distinctive taste and color".
by KallistiEngel
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

Honestly, the one I've seen that came with a spoon was at my local liquor store here in NY and as such was "thujone-free" (thujone content less than 10 ppm) as per U.S. standards. That ban was lifted in, like, 2002 or something. Most absinthe sold or made in the states is real absinthe no...
by KallistiEngel
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

Absinthe that comes with a spoon sounds great, do you have any recommendations? I'm looking to spend $100 USD or less on a bottle, would that be enough or would I just get some horrible budget version? Honestly, the one I've seen that came with a spoon was at my local liquor store here in NY and as...
by KallistiEngel
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

Anyone know any good absinthe that tastes well without being diluted? I'm guessing that I should look at the 55-65% ABV, as I can't imagine 80% tasting very well. And does anyone know a reasonable priced absinthe gift set containing everything that's needed to properly dilute absinthe? Most of the ...
by KallistiEngel
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1146313

Re: What are you listening to?

by KallistiEngel
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 266767

Re: The Liquor Thread

I can drink gin straight, but if I have a choice of things to drink straight, I'm going with whiskey.

Magellan isn't bad straight, and it's blue (due to iris root and flower being among the flavoring agents) which makes it more interesting to drink around other people.
by KallistiEngel
Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 345796

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

While you're at it try branching out into pilsener - it's lager, but depending on the style it's much more in your face about hops (a specific variety makes it pilsener - actually four varieties collectively known as noble hops). Noble hops are more spicy than bitter, or at least that's how I think...
by KallistiEngel
Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 194105

Re: Your last and next concert?

I was hoping that the Star Fucking Hipsters/Morning Glory show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn Sunday night would be my most recent concert, but alas, I wasn't able to due to the bus schedules not working with my work schedule (I'm 5 hours away, and it wouldn't have worked even skipping 1 day of...
by KallistiEngel
Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3398
Views: 728397

Re: What were your dreams last night?

My dreams last night involved a girl I met in Greece this past summer (in real life). We were talking and hanging out and all I could think about in the dream was that she had lost her beautiful accent and how we couldn't go swimming because it was winter there (even though their winter isn't cold e...
by KallistiEngel
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1146313

Re: What are you listening to?

INDK-- Moonwalk Mafia

Love the guitar on that song so hard!
by KallistiEngel
Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1146313

Re: What are you listening to?

Paul Robeson-- World/Inferno Friendship Society
by KallistiEngel
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 194105

Re: Your last and next concert?

True you'll probably enjoy them a lot more. I saw them in a huge Arena, when the whole crowd was waiting for Rammstein to show up, so we weren't too excited about Combichrist. Ah yeah. This is a small venue. Bar with a dancefloor and enough space for maybe 200 people max. And they've managed to pul...
by KallistiEngel
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 194105

Re: Your last and next concert?

Yeah, I like industrial, so it should be a good time. I can manage to enjoy the show based on the crowd that'll be there even if the music doesn't end up being great.
by KallistiEngel
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 194105

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: MC Chris , MC Lars (featuring YTCracker), and Schaffer the Darklord . I think I was most impressed with Schaffer. He was pretty badass and I wasn't sure what to expect when he came out. I knew MC Chris would be good. I'd seen MC Lars a couple times a few years back, and I had enjoyed his shows...
by KallistiEngel
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 98390

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

I'm gonna use this space to plug an acquaintance's music. We went to high school in the same town and I'd see her around all the time. I'm kind of in love with the music. All she's got up on Youtube right now are cover songs, but they're worth a listen. She'll be releasing an album of all-original m...

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