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I'm brewing up a batch of cider for the holidays. Home brewing is something I used to be into and haven't done in a while, but I thought it would be fun to get back into. Way back, 8 years ago, when we moved I stored my empties in the attic. Dragging them out today I was surprised to find one of the bottles was capped.

So being curious I cracked the top and low and behold it was still carbonated, after 8 years in an attic which can reach 140 degrees in the summer. As you can see from the rather blurry picture(sorry), the color is very dark, but with a nice creamy head, it was very clear, not surprising;y, the arome was strongly caramel. On the palate it was smooth and creamy like a schwarzbier. The flavor was caramel and balsamic without the vinegar (like a balsamic reduction). Discretion being the better part of valor, I spat it out and washed my mouth with Listerine.

Still it was an interesting experience.

Just wanted to share.

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Seleziona (author)2009-12-05

cool! coke! *reaches into the computer and grabs weird drink*

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Koosie (author)2009-11-08

That looks like Castle Milk Stout.

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lemonie (author)2009-11-06

That's cider?
You may have created something new, I'm thinking that Marsala is "cooked" in some way?
REPETITION!

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No, the new batch is cider (sort of), that as Kiteman guessed was a Porter. Have to see if I can find my brew notebook, see if I have the recipe.

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Did you check the ABV?

I'm going to hazard a guess at around 10-12%

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I did not, shame on me, I usually don't bother with the hydrometer, I treat it too much like cooking, a pinch here, a dash there.
    Because I've been out of it for some time, my cider is rather basic, I may, or may not post, there are several already. Guess it will come down to whether it's tasty or not.

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Rock Soldier (author)2009-11-06

Wow...Eight years? That's amazing. Are you sure there were no flys or anything around it?

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Kiteman (author)2009-11-06

Looks like a porter, and sounds very tasty.

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caitlinsdad (author)2009-11-06

It looks like the 50-50 mix I never used for the lawnmower and forgot about it.

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