Modern Times Beer

Bodegas Roda

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Bodegas Roda is modern by any standards. It was founded in 1987 and their first vintage was released in 1994 in a region that has been making wine since Roman times. And modern is a synonym for different, and in this case: this means brighter red fruit, softer tannins, medium acidity, and a long vanilla-ish finish. More elegant and refined than your typical Rioja! Cheers. — 7 months ago

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Nippon Craft Beer Co

Far Yeast Tokyo Blonde

Amazing beer. Recommended by the bartender and it just one of those times it became an instant favorite.

No frills pale ale japenese beer
— 2 years ago

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Domaine des Baumard

Quarts de Chaume Chenin Blanc

1995, root beer color yet vibrant and complex. Figs and ripe plums with mandarin orange peel and hints of eucalyptus and camphor, at times reminiscent of a Pedro Jiminez, at other times more Sauternes like, but always its own . Never tasted anything quite like it I’ve had younger versions of this same wine that always seemed thin and watery, it seems that age is essential for bringing out this type of complexity. Just gorgeous and haunting. Just beyond comprehension. — 4 years ago

The Alchemist

Heady Topper Ale

Heady Topper from The Alchemist is of course one of the great modern American beers, and a pioneer of the juicy style. Grapefruit, orange and mango with malt coming through in the finish. While it is a terrific beer, and quite extraordinary given it has been on the market for over 15 years, I feel it has been left behind by other beers that have innovated to become the current day references. Still, a classic and always a pleasure. — 4 years ago

Stuart, Hugh and 6 others liked this

Rye River Brewing Company

McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale

This is the Rye River stout.

Modern take on a traditional beer. Dark chocolate with hints of coffee and dark fruit.

•4.2% ABV• October 25, 2022 🇨🇮
— a year ago

Sharon, Jody and 9 others liked this
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Wow that looks really dark!


@Sharon B It looks darker than it was. Looks like Guinness. It is a very old pub - the Brazen Head. Opened in 1198!
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Kalaris Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Gus Kalaris rated this wine four times (9.8, 9.9, 10, and 10) lol. It’s solid tho. Chocolate meat, dark berry tobacco. Argentinian chimi hanger steak empanadas and leftover New Haven Modern pizza — 3 years ago

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Nice pairing, Dylannelier. I know you enjoys some good chocolate meat on a Sunday evening.

Château d'Aiguilhe Querre

Comtes von Neipperg Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Alex Lallos

Excellent. Ripe and modern with dark red fruits, dried earth and spice. I’ve said it a million times but under $30 this is one of the best world class wines on the market. It competes with $50-100 st emilions. Better than anything you can find in California under $50 — 4 years ago

Josh, David and 6 others liked this

Renato Ratti

Marcenasco Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

To my palate, Renato Ratti is one of those producers that seems to be gradually improving in quality. And while the wines tends to lean a bit “modern” with the shorter maceration times and use of some barrique, the “Marcenasco” designation is slightly more traditional and aged exclusively in large botti. The 2013 vintage pours a deep ruby with a translucent core. On the nose, the wine is intense with a stunning amount of tar and roses on the nose; like, all the tar and roses. There’s some desiccated red and black fruits in there too. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with high tannins and medium+ acid. Again, red and dark fruits; some of them desiccated with licorice, porcini and dried herbs. There is an overwhelming charm that I found to be pretty compelling. A more elegantly-styled Barolo and while it’s not the most complex example, it hits the marks that one should expect from a good producer. I’m sure a “classic” vintage like 2013 helps some. The finish is long and savory and very satisfying. Pretty lovely stuff. Probably the best I’ve had from Ratti yet. — 2 years ago

Severn, Iwan and 16 others liked this

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Tom Casagrande

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I remember the 2004 version of this wine, drunk around 2011 or so, very fondly.

Château La Mondotte

Comtes de Neipperg Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Delectable Wine

The 2005 La Mondotte has softened considerably since I last tasted it a few years ago. Clean veins of limestone-infused minerality run through a core of inky dark fruit, showing just how distinctive this tiny Saint-Émilion property is. Crème de cassis, chocolate, new leather, licorice, spice, lavender and menthol open with a bit of coaxing. This modern, exotically lush Saint-Émilion is a real beauty. Magnificent. Tasted two times. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)
— 3 years ago

North Coast Brewing Company

Barrel Aged Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Black opaque. Sponge-y headed with a cap of mostly smooth, cappuccino cream glossing. The beer sighs as it pours. Coffee and espresso scents entwine with vanilla, malty chocolate, basil, dark toast, grilled oak, and grilled marinated mushroom. Heavy coffee entry with burnt white sugar, toffee and dark roasted, brittle arabica, soy sauce, bitter notes from peppercorn and roasted pecans, but just enough dark caramel to sweeten it slightly, 100% dark chocolate; drops smoothly in swallow, then surfaces with bitter coffee oils on the finish always remembering its oak. I am very surprised that I have not rated this one yet, as I have had it many times. Now I can say I took a shot/stab at it and drowned the day’s sorrows in its dark robes. — 4 years ago