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2012 Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout

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

  1. TonyTalon

    TonyTalon Savant (440) Wisconsin Mar 20, 2012

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  2. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Savant (310) Illinois Oct 29, 2008 Beer Trader

    The BBS mixed with Breyers vanilla ice cream makes a delicious shake.
  3. MUMike

    MUMike Aficionado (165) Missouri Feb 3, 2012

    BCS and Andy's Frozen Custard, even better! ;)
  4. Larrygto

    Larrygto Aficionado (240) Arizona May 28, 2012

    Got Barley wine and BBstout today @ Woodmans in Kenoasha today $13.69 each
  5. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (300) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    and that full year did wonders for this beer
  6. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (300) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    11.99??? whole foods was charging 15.99!
  7. thebigredone

    thebigredone Advocate (665) Wisconsin Dec 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    I agree completely. Tastes like a different, and much improved, beer.
  8. Well I think we should all take note on this right here.... This may be the first post ever on this site talking about a beer being better then a previous year. ;)
  9. mnphish

    mnphish Savant (385) Minnesota Aug 19, 2012

    Grabbed a 4 pack of this today along with the regular Y2k Barleywine.
  10. mjpolzin

    mjpolzin Savant (335) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    I just had a bottle of 2011 and (the new and improved) 2012 side by side. I have to say I couldn't tell much of a difference. The 2012 smelled a little more rich and bold but the tastes were very similar. Now usually with beers like this, I expect the one with more age on to have a lot more character so maybe because the 2012 was aged longer originally, it already has as much character as the 2011 does after a year? Does that make sense what I just said? So the 2012 should get much, much better with age if it already is right on par with a beer that has a year on it.
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  11. zeledonia

    zeledonia Advocate (590) Washington Nov 23, 2008 Beer Trader

    Lots of research suggests that you do (or at least most people do). Google "packaging influence taste" if you don't believe it.
  12. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,165) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    It's true. I find myself oogling over labels, but come to my senses and read reviews before buying.
  13. bound4er

    bound4er Advocate (550) Wisconsin Jul 4, 2007

    This year's batch may be my favorite yet. Great stuff for $3 per bottle.
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  14. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,165) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    I find myself drinking one almost every night. Good thing Woodman's just got another shipment in.
  15. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (920) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    I graduated with an emphasis in Advertising, so I'm well aware of how it influences people. But thanks.

    My post was specifically in response to someone complaining about both the old & new labels...& has presumably had the beer already. Doesn't make any sense to me.
  16. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Advocate (560) Illinois Jun 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Anyone know if woodmans Kenosha is stocked? Was planning to head up there Thursday
  17. eyemustard

    eyemustard Savant (320) Wisconsin Apr 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    I saw some there today. I didn't note how much they had though.
  18. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Woohoo got two 4-packs at Algonquin Binnys, $11.99 each. Popping my cherry later after they chill for a bit. Nice night to crack one, the snow is really coming down out there.
  19. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (420) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Binnys Grand got 25 cases today...11.99
  20. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (645) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    It's drinking phenomenally too!!! I really think I may have to stomach the monetary hit buying several cases to supply me in full for the entire year.
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  21. TonyTalon

    TonyTalon Savant (440) Wisconsin Mar 20, 2012

    HOW THE HELL is it cheaper in Chicago than it is in Milwaukee?! Greedy distributors!!!
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  22. trevorjk

    trevorjk Savant (365) Netherlands Aug 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    for 3-4$ a bottle. this is probably one of the best barrel age stouts ive had in a long time! This is drinking amazing fresh from the store
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  23. mnphish

    mnphish Savant (385) Minnesota Aug 19, 2012

    Also blown away, on the same level as BCBS 2012 imo, if not better.
  24. BadgerBrewer16

    BadgerBrewer16 Aficionado (215) Wisconsin Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    I would love to make that trade
  25. Just sent one of that trade out today. Got two others lined up. Could probably take on one more w/o my BT hitting drought level in the cellar. Hit me up after the holidays. Standard deal is one NG 750 + 8 barrel aged CW's. Don't care which ones, they're all awesome. I also really like tyranena's brewer's gone wild series. Can also sub in some different NG 12ozers I'm into. Basically its "gograbme~$30ofWIshelfbeerbroandI'llsendyouaBT"

    You gotta say Marquette > Badgers though. . . JK :)
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  26. trevorjk

    trevorjk Savant (365) Netherlands Aug 28, 2009 Beer Trader

  27. BadgerBrewer16

    BadgerBrewer16 Aficionado (215) Wisconsin Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    That sounds awesome illl send you a BM after the holidays
  28. caber2615

    caber2615 Aficionado (210) Michigan Oct 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Does central waters get distributed in Michigan or Ohio? Never seen it in any metro Detroit bottle shops. Sounds tasty though!
  29. KC9LDB

    KC9LDB Savant (415) Illinois Apr 20, 2009

    Just outstanding, I was really impressed with this one, really makes me want to explore Central some more!
  30. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (680) Illinois Nov 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    So I bought both and tried the stout yesterday and it is amazing. Especially amazing for $12/4pack!! I had the barleywine last year and drain poured it. Thought I would give it a shot again and same thing happened. Now I am new to barleywine so I can't give it a fair critique. I may simply not like this style. Just my 2 cents.
  31. ditka311

    ditka311 Aficionado (235) Illinois Aug 22, 2009

    Anyone know if/when the Brewhouse Coffee Stout is being released?

    FYI - found plenty of the Bourbon Barrel at Trigs in Minocqua and Rhinelander.
  32. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,165) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    You don't like the style, because it is a very good barleywine. I can't wait to try the BBBW.
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  33. goalie33

    goalie33 Savant (350) New York Dec 3, 2009

    Anyone interested in sending 2 bottles each of the bb stout and bb barleywine to ny?
  34. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (680) Illinois Nov 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    Yeah that's what I thought which was a bummer cuz I was hoping to broaden my likes. It was not aweful to me, just not something I would go buy to drink. I have a KH too so I don't think I am going to open it. Probably will try and trade it. Thanks for the confirmation.
  35. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    BBA Stout at Four Firkins in St. Louis Park, MN for $11.99.
  36. sandbergandy

    sandbergandy Zealot (85) Minnesota Nov 21, 2012

    This was $11.99 in the Minneapolis area this week. I was skeptical of the BCBS comparisons. And then I tried it. Excellent beer, and it really does offer a lot of the same flavors as BCBS, although the best way I could simply describe the difference between the two is the intensity. The BCBS takes the same flavor profile just a little deeper. For that reason, this is a great beer to introduce someone to BA stouts because it is a little more accessible from a taste perspective, as well as pricing and availability.
  37. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    I picked up a 4pk of each, and after taxes it was over $30 for the two 4pks in a Mpls suburb.

    I thought the BBS was very good if not just a little thin - but then again I still had the memory of 2012 GI BCBS in my mind (amazing).
    The comparison between those two aren't even close.
    Haven't tried the Kosmyk Charlie yet. Still waiting for the BBBW.

  38. pattermj

    pattermj Savant (265) Virginia May 31, 2008

    Well I bought 5 4packs of the BBS and 1 of the bw yesterday and tried one of each last night. The stout was great and I felt could age for a while and still retain the bourbon. The bw I felt was still a little hot and taste wise I am a bigger fan of the bb form of it. Sadly I wont be in town for the release, I may need to have it bought and held for me :).
  39. Can't seem to find any info on when the bb barley wine is released. Anyone know?