Citation: BeerMe. "I Felt Like I Had Truly Been Unconscious: An Experience with High Gravity Beer (exp89386)". Erowid.org. May 8, 2018. erowid.org/exp/89386
I am a well seasoned drinker and usually at least trickle 12 plus beers during the day and a few vodka shots (I work from home so no driving). I decided to try the High Gravity beers and after trickling around 8 Natural Lites I added a few Steel Reserves as a night cap. My BAC was likely about .06 at the time since I had about 1 1/2 beers an hour starting at 10AM (as I said just trickling).
So the night cap ensued starting with one 24 oz. Steel Reserve, this stuff is like pot in a bottle, a whole different buzz and has a harsher taste than light beer but not bad. I rode that buzz for a while and decided to pop the other 24OZ. The next thing I remember is waking up to an empty can, all the covers were off of me and it was about 5AM. I felt like I had truly been unconscious which was a little scary. I thought to myself, ' I could have forgotten to breath and would have been none the wiser'-MJ style.
As a veteran drinker even I had never had a black out like that. I guess it made me paranoid because I don't like feeling out of control of myself but this stuff did it. I can imagine it must be like sleep meds where you just fall asleep and don't dream or anything. In any case it was uncomfortable for me. And the next day the smell seeped out of my skin too.
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