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2012 Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by bmony, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. MUMike

    MUMike Aficionado (145) Missouri Feb 3, 2012

    Had a 2011 the other night while grilling burgers. Pretty tasty.
     
  2. Ri0

    Ri0 Champion (935) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    Bought, drank, enjoyed last night.
     
  3. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (730) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    great news...i keep meaning to cellar these so i can see how it does but i always drink them before the next vintage comes out.
     
  4. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    It cellars great for two years, haven't had it past that.
     
  5. raczkowski

    raczkowski Savant (340) Florida May 16, 2011

    is it easily accessible in the WI area? i have a buddy whose aunt lives up there and could snag me a couple 4 packs and bring it down to florida.
     
  6. tourdot

    tourdot Savant (425) Wisconsin Mar 3, 2012

    If anyone in the Madison/LAX area has a 2010 BBS that they would be willing to trade let me know. Cheers
     
  7. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    Never will understand the weird obsession with labels.

    I don't drink the labels.

    And if the labels on really good beers like this suck, great, maybe more people won't buy them...
     
  8. I bought a four pack last night. Drank two already. Trying to tell myself I will age them but I'm not sure if I can do it.
     
  9. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Champion (765) California Jan 31, 2005

    CW BBS = Great Beer. But I'm curious about the Barleywine.
     
  10. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (710) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    Are these in IL?
     
  11. bmony

    bmony Initiate (0) Wisconsin Jan 27, 2011

    It's nice that CW expanded their barrel aging capacity, the manager at a local liquor store was telling me that this year he expects to have inventory until March.
     
  12. Mmmmmm.....barley wine!
     
  13. psychotia

    psychotia Savant (375) Minnesota Jun 27, 2009

    Why age something so good fresh? If you must, get another four pack and tuck it away. Drink up!
     
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  14. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Savant (370) Wisconsin Apr 13, 2010

    To each their own. I think the label is pretty good. Hopefully I'll be seeing it in person soon.
     
  15. Ri0

    Ri0 Champion (935) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    It's on shelves now.
    Not the BA version though.
     
  16. TheoV

    TheoV Aficionado (160) Wisconsin May 16, 2012

    There was a price increase this year. Part of the reason is that they increased the barrel aging from 6 months to a full year.
     
  17. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (435) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    Nothing can be as bad as the last label, but yeah, still pretty bad.
     
  18. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    I dunno, I liked the last label. Nothing fancy or even great, but not even close to Weyerbacher levels.
     
  19. pippys85

    pippys85 Aficionado (140) Illinois Mar 15, 2011

    Any in Milwaukee yet?
     
  20. mjpolzin

    mjpolzin Aficionado (225) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2011

    Here in Madison, the bourbon barrel stout hit shelves a day or two before the barleywine. Having a 2011 and 2012 barleywine side by side right now. The 2011 is slightly better; not quite as much of an alcohol burn but one year I don't think is enough time to make a huge difference.
     
  21. In a shocking turn of events on the "this year's so and so isn't as good/hoppy/bourbony/blarble as last year", this year's BB Stout is by far the best vintage yet. So vanilla forward...
     
  22. BenC

    BenC Aficionado (160) Wisconsin Jan 9, 2009

    Agreed! Best vintage yet!
     
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  23. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (395) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    I'm disappointed in the beer it's defiantly not as orange this year as it was last year. I'm mostly picking up black and white.
     
  24. BrettPM

    BrettPM Aspirant (25) Dec 5, 2012

    I personally think the label looks amazing, especially side by side with the last label. And price wise I'm charging $12.99 per four pack.
     
  25. Ri0

    Ri0 Champion (935) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    This stuff is disappearing quickly from shelves. 2 of my local places are out the same day they got it in. I went to Woodman's today and grabbed the last case in Sun Prairie, still some in the cooler. Their could be more in back for all I know.

    It is one of my favorite beers and I have 18 bottles of it now.
     
  26. Bond111

    Bond111 Savant (335) Minnesota Feb 14, 2011

    Anyone see this in Rochester yet? Really looking forward to trying this, as I was very impressed with Cosmyc Charlie's Y2K barleywine, & Peruvian Morning when it was fresh.
     
  27. psychotia

    psychotia Savant (375) Minnesota Jun 27, 2009

    I'm sure places will get a second or third shipment. I remember stores getting waves of this for at least a month or so.

    EDIT - I'm beating you with 26 bottles, sucka.
     
  28. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    Last time around, it seemed to linger at various stores in Milwaukee for quite a while. One store had it until May or so.
     
  29. psychotia

    psychotia Savant (375) Minnesota Jun 27, 2009

    That was the case in MN (twin cities) too. Seemed to be everywhere
     
  30. Yea you guys in Madison better not be grabbing it all, I want a case or so when I get there.
     
  31. Can't wait to get some. I bought an assload last year and still have a 4pk of 11 in the cellar somewhere.
     
  32. TonyTalon

    TonyTalon Savant (430) Wisconsin Mar 20, 2012

    It's hitting Milwaukee starting yesterday to next wed..I've found it for 12.99 and one place,Rays in tosa has it for $15.99!!!! Needless to say I turned and walked out! There is going to be a lot of it this year, don't let any place gouge you! Any other price checks out there?
     
  33. Wasn't it around $10 last year? Maybe it was $12 and I'm just mis-remembered?
     
  34. Scalzo

    Scalzo Savant (375) Illinois Feb 27, 2012

    They were last year, sat on the shelves for a long time too. Although for some reason I dont think it will be the same this year.
     
  35. TonyTalon

    TonyTalon Savant (430) Wisconsin Mar 20, 2012

    I found it last year for between 10.49-12.99 in and around milw.. Not sure if the price went up this year due to the wholesaler, or the retail stores know they can get more for it.
     
  36. I think it was probably around $11-12 also around Chicago/burbs.
     
  37. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    Price went up by two bucks or so due to them aging it in the barrels longer.
     
  38. tourdot

    tourdot Savant (425) Wisconsin Mar 3, 2012

    I picked up a 4 pack at the East side Woodman's for $12.99. After sharing that afternoon I was at the West side Woodman's and decided to pick up more. There it was $11.99. So I guess the ghetto Woodman's charges more to keep up their nice appearance...
    I still have 8 2011's and I'm hoping to track down someone willing to trade some 2010's. The '11s have aged nicely
     
  39. MUMike

    MUMike Aficionado (145) Missouri Feb 3, 2012

    I think I might be more excited for their BBBW.
     
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