Why do people pretend that they drink alcohol for the taste?
Why do people pretend that alcohol doesn't taste like shit?
This is the most retarded fucking thing I read all the time. Alcohol is not an acquired taste. Maybe it can be for some people, but usually alcohol tastes good. It's made to taste good and people like it since the beginning of times. In general, you like booze from the start.
it's embarrassing to admit that we're just drinking to get drunk.
it's embarrassing to admit that we would drink warm rancid piss if that's what it would take to get us lit.
even i wouldn't admit it anywhere other than this anonymous vietnamese motorcycle maintenance forum.
I polished off a bottle of wine and went for a beer tonight, it was all pretty good
sorry you're literally 12, op
>le whisky and le scotch are hardcore + classy like my fedora :^)
if you like whisky and scotch, power to ya, but they're not for everyone. same for beer, I love beer, but I could understand how others might not like it. it's almost as if a part of adulthood is finding the things you like and understanding that not everyone has the same taste as you
alcohol is a straight up addiction.
that shit is awesome when you're actually in the act of drinking, but then when you're not anymore, everything goes to shit.
after my month of going out and drinking with friends, i'm done, i forget alcohol even exists.
the only people who keep drinking outside of occasions are alcohol addicts, pure and simple, they just won't admit they're addicted to it, just like every fucking normie addict.
>le underage meme
Are you upset because alcohol is literally all you have in life?
Shit I mean I drink socially but I have other stuff going on in my life as well.
I feel bad for all of you.
Whiskey is delicious. Like all booze, really, but whiskey is one of the few strong drinks that tastes good on it's own. Even common shit like vodka or rum is hard to pass without something to mix, but whiskey is so fine that you just need a couple ice.
Maybe it's just me but I don't get why people don't like alcohol. It tastes better than anything.
Why would they make so many kinds of alcohol if people didn't enjoy the taste? Why would people bother drinking beer, which barely has any alcohol at all?
It's fucking great having a Belgian beer in the comfy summer heat after a long day of working outside with your hands. I don't even get drunk from it, I just like the way it feels going down my throat. A nice glass of whiskey is good too, I love that stinging aftertaste.
I like to drink it in the shower. It gets mixed with the water and you can appreciate the subtle tastes sliding down your palate.
There are some drugs I take just to get high, that taste absolutely terrible. Kratom or kava, for example. So I just shove it down my throat, untampered with, to get it out of the way. If I actually hated the taste of liquors, I would just buy some everclear and chug it down pinching my nose.
Depends on the purpose of your drinking.
I drink beer during the day in the summer because it's refreshing, tastes better than sweet soft drinks and it gets you slightly buzzed. I'm not addicted but I'll drink beer every other day during lunch because it's my drink of choice over coke or whatever I'd be drinking instead.
Also a glass of something stronger for night time movies or vidya is cool every now and then, but I just get drunk when drinking socially.
nice mental gymnastics.
>Why would they make so many kinds of alcohol if people didn't enjoy the taste?
because it tastes bad and they need to keep making different kinds in hopes people will finally like it.
like how cranberries taste like shit, but there's 5000 different kinds of cranberry juice and each one has 4000 lbs of added sugar. reminds me of Four Loko or MD 20/20.
this, a cold beer is very refreshing. same for a nice chilled white wine. it's just pleasant in general, especially after some physical work, or during office affairs at a computer. a light buzz is just a bonus, and getting trashed isn't a prerequisite to partying, it just enhances whatever partying you're already doing
>It's made to taste good
To people who already like it
>In general, you like booze from the start.
Not really. I'm not dating everyone hates it from the start but almost no one take their first drink and is like "oh this is quite good, hints of oak and vanilla" most people gradually learn to appreciate to flavor, often due to associating the taste with the awesome feeling of being drunk.
It's shit people pretend to like to feel grown up. Same goes for coffee.
I'm 24 and I never understood this either OP
People tell me its an aquired taste, but I've been drinking whiskey for the last 6 years and never once have I thought it ever tasted good.
There are certain brands that are more tolerable though.
>because it tastes bad and they need to keep making different kinds in hopes people will finally like it.
Why not just manufacture sweet juices or whatever instead?
>like how cranberries taste like shit
You're wrong. Cranberries are delicious, and are also very good for you. They clear out your tract real nice
>chug 5 fl oz of whiskey before going to bed at 1.00 AM
>wake up 7.30 AM, just slightly thirsty
If that's what it takes for me to wake up and not spend half of my day in bed, I'm willing to become an alcoholic.
So if I do something often because I like it I'm addicted to it but if I don't like it then it doesn't count?
That's not only wrong because you can be addicted to things you don't like, but what if I drank juice every day at lunch? Would it mean I'm "addicted" to juice?
Fuck no I could stop drinking juice tomorrow.
You can say nearly every sort of behavior or ingestion is addictive, but does drinking a couple of beers on a warm summer day or a whiskey after you come home from work on a cold winter day, hurt you in the long term?
I think it can hurt people since it obviously turned you into a giant fucking faggot.
i saw a reply like this coming:
you're in a thread about alcohol, posting about alcohol, why aren't you in toothpaste threads posting about brushing your teeth?
if you weren't addicted, why talk about it? do you talk about brushing your teeth?
if you can refute this, then i definitely know you're addicted, lol.
This is going to sound lame, but when I first started drinking, I couldn't drink straight spirits. I really liked the taste of whiskey in mixed drinks, but couldn't drink it straight.
So what I did was buy a middling bottle of whiskey, and have a couple over ice most nights until I started to enjoy it. By the end I was appreciating the taste more and not noticing the burn so much. Halfway through second bottle I bought is when I noticed how much I enjoyed it.
>Energy drinks taste like garbage and are terrible for your health.
But so's coffee, according to you. Energy drinks are better at their job, but for the same garbage taste and health risks. Why not drink energy drinks? Or better yet, why not drink strong tea or somesuch?
i can't believe i'm having this conversation with someone.
if you consume something and you get a chemical reward from your body and you seek this reward out day after day, every other day, you are what is scientifically known as addicted to something.
brushing your teeth and any comparison that isn't you consuming something is thrown out, because that's apples to oranges.
yes, im addicted to eating actually. if i don't i get withdrawals and headaches.
what meaning do you guys think addiction has? it's not some spoopy term that means your life is over like you see on TV.
shitposting isn't consuming something, talking about ingestion.
yes, technically you are.
alcohol isn't a "taste". beer doesn't have an alcoholic tang to it. Wines don't, either, the bitterness is very different from genuine straight alcohol. The only spirits that really capture the taste are Vodka and things related to Whisky -- Bourbon, Scotch, etc.
Other things can be harsh-tasting, but it's more the impurities of the malt liquor shit that goes into them than the ethanol itself.
Anyone who says they don't like "alcohol" is a child. It's like saying you don't like "vegetables". It's just a class way too wide with way too diverse a palate to say you don't like any of it in good faith.
>anyone who doesn't like what I like is a child
It's a meme because everyone can remember feeling exactly as you did when they were underage. I know I used to wonder the exact same thing. I also remember having everything figured out back then, too, just like you do now.
If it really was all about the alcohol, there wouldn't be so many different drinks out there. Of course getting tipsy or whatever is part of the experience along with the flavor. Just like satisfying hunger is part of the experience of eating a good steak.
>anyone who doesn't like what I like is an addict
Strawmanning and shitposting is fun, let's all do it.
Holy shit you just so much about me.
>Being so buttdevastated you can't even type straight
>Be from the UK
>Started drinking at 14, like most kids.
>Come to the US
>The family I'm staying with outright tell me that if I touch alcohol, I have to find a hotel to stay in.
>Still managed to sneak a glass full of whisky.
>Couldn't even get anything off it, it was so small.
How the FUCK do 18-21 year old Americans get through their day?
Oh the alcohol tastes gross meme again.
>try craft beer faggot
>try pic related
Seriously it's like fucking soda for adults, and it makes you feel good too.
what are you, OP, 14 years old? Yeah, back then I thought alcohol tasted like shit too. I also thought coffee tasted like shit. Now I love both. I love different kinds of beer, wine, gin, and rum, can't stand vodka. I'm 32 btw
alchohol legitimately tastes good.
When I was a kid I hated anything spicy or bitter, and liked ultra sugary stuff
Now I can't believe the kind of shit I used to eat.
OP confirmed for still eating chicken tenders cut into pieces
I stole a bottle of this once when I was 18 and drank it all over the course of a couple days. It tasted really good. I haven't tasted other alcohol, but I imagine it can't be bad.
The criteria for alcohol abuse and dependency are kind of low.
I've been diagnosed alcoholic dependency by a psychologicst without ever using it more than a dozen or so times.
I do have a psychological and physical dependency on opioids, though.
>Appendix B: DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
I was just thinking about this while making some hot cocoa.
Alcohol is horrible
>burns throat, mouth, and stomach
>smell almost chokes
>expensive as fuck
>everyone hates you for not drinking
>makes you feel buzzed and queasy
LITERALLY a poison
>get us lit
When will white people stop trying so hard to sound hood?
>tmw you're getting a latte and you hear the white barista talking about how "trilla" her party was
It's really pathetic when you realize almost all of these posts are made by manchildren who have never lived on their own and probably don't even have a full time job, if any job at all.
I wonder how many of them at "18 year old seniors".
Beer does taste good, some beer does anyways.
"Beer is an acquired taste" isn't just a meme.
Heineken is fucking awful though, never ever drink that stuff, especially if its your first time.
Not him but look at this thread.
Alcohol babies literally identify with drinking. They see it as an extension of themselves. Attacking alcohol is the same as attacking them in their minds, so they rationalize it that they're more mature and have more refined tastes.
You can see this on /v/ especially where they'll start posting "classy" reaction images from Mad Men, Citizen Kane, etc.
16-21 is one of the most popular demographics on the site, so it's not surprising they get offended so easily.
>muh molson Canadians
What the fuck is it with you people?
If you like alcohol, congrats. Go drink in your house and stop shitting up the streets with your impaired driving, rape, and general degeneracy
>Alcohol babies literally identify with drinking. They see it as an extension of themselves
That happens with any person who is psychological addicted to any drug. You see it in the forms of arguing that heroin is better than meth addiction and vice verse and the same thing with alocholics and cannabis users.
Yeah you really do. I see a lot of meth users who call other people "pussies" for not using meth. Same with coke too actually. Stoners are really bad, but I still think alcoholics are the worst simply because it's the most socially acceptable, and therefore most vocal.
Same here, only time I tryed was at the age of 15 (yes it was pretty late) after 1,5l of beer (actual German beer) and 0,4l of Vodka I started to throw up.
I tryed alcohol, it tastes like shit and doesn't make you fit in better.
>a light buzz is just a bonus, and getting trashed isn't a prerequisite to partying, it just enhances whatever partying you're already doing
>Shit I mean I drink socially
>I just get drunk when drinking socially
>after my month of going out and drinking with friends, i'm done, i forget alcohol even exists.
>they want to make friends
All these fucking normalfags.
I genuinely like the taste of a good quality beer, cheap beer tastes alright when cold, it's serviceable.
All hard liquor tastes equally like paint thinner outside of whiskey/bourbon/scotch which I enjoy.
Red wine is great, white gives me heartburn but tastes decent.
Everyone hates the taste of all alcohol at first but once you go out drinking a lot and sample the flavors of the booze world you eventually start liking stuff.
The only people who say they think all alcohol is disgusting are either underage or basement virgins who never went out drinking so they have no experience.
My fucking nigga, remember the first time I ever bought a gulden draak, one of the most refreshing drinks I ever had. Shame its rare to find an off license which sells it.
People still believe addiction exists beyond physical dependency? You're aware the "cure" for addiction is a God that doesn't exist, right? There are some things you enjoy doing more than life.
Depends entirely on the alcohol in question, anon. Some taste better than others, that's pretty obvious but there's the old saying of "pick your poison", which just means what's your drink of choice because its choosing your liver killing fate.
Went through many types of alcohol myself to see what I liked, didn't find many I majorly liked and some I just hated until I found the one I could go back to, something I just genuinely enjoyed a lot but most others disliked.
Guinness. Turns out I like stout.
You've probably just had shit alcohol and gone for the 'popular'/well known stuff expecting it to be good because its everywhere, like bud or fosters. They're pretty cheap for a reason.
Try something different, experiment and you'll probably find a drink worthwhile in the sea of booze. If you don't want strong taste, just get a spirit mixed with lemonade/coke or go for one of those really fruity ciders, they're pretty refreshing.
To each his own. Most liquor taste terrible to me, but there's a few brands that have an alright taste. Wouldn't drink it like a soda but if I'm looking to get buzzed then I'd drink it no problem. Every beer I've tried tastes bitter and disgusting to me and yet lots of people love it. So who the fuck knows.