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02-09-2011, 22:05
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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JjEMLxHwj_s/TmE-yNxbyeI/AAAAAAAAABU/ZUssPtxuB6s/s320/RoostersBFA.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JjEMLxHwj_s/TmE-yNxbyeI/AAAAAAAAABU/ZUssPtxuB6s/s1600/RoostersBFA.jpg)I'm not really sure that I can add anything to the video through the medium of the written word, to be honest. It's all there for you to watch - a bit of blather, a bit of drinking, the 'Pliny cackle' as I smell it.

I was given this at a party that Rooster's hosted a couple of weeks ago. They invited a load of people along, got some great beers in, and spoiled everyone rotten. The best beer I tried that day was Deschutes' The Dissident, a beer so rare and fabulous that not only did Sean Franklin spend four hours drinking a bottle one evening, but he liked it so much that he insisted on having some air-freighted over for all his guests to enjoy. The Dissident is a beer so complex that it makes Deschutes' The Abyss seem a bit flabby and one-dimensional in comparison. I can say that for sure, because Sean also had some of that flown in for the party. Here's what I said about The Dissident in "500 Beers":

"More of a lambic-brown ale hybrid, this has fruity and sour nose, and a smooth, complex cherry-accented tartness to the palate. I'm not sure there are enough superlatives to describe the complexity of this, so I'll just moan with pleasure. Mmmmm."

You can see why I was Beer Writer of the Year 2008, can't you?

Yes, it says "Baby-Faced Ass" above the video. Hilarious.

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