Barrel Aged Night

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by tx_beer_man, Mar 22, 2013.

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Which three to five would you celebrate with (poll allows multiple responses)?

  1. Abyss 2012

    14 vote(s)
    56.0%
  2. Jester King Funk Metal

    12 vote(s)
    48.0%
  3. Jester King El Cedro

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  4. Jester King RU-55

    8 vote(s)
    32.0%
  5. Karbach Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter

    22 vote(s)
    88.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    BA's,
    To celebrate my brother's acceptance in to the Ivy League, I'm going to do a Barrel Aged Night on Friday for us 2. Got the following and wondering your thoughts on which three to five we should enjoyably tank in celebration:

    Abyss 2012
    Jester King Funk Metal
    Jester King El Cedro
    Jester King RU-55
    Karbach Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter
    Lefthand Barrel Aged Wake Up Dead
    Moa Imperial Stout Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels (12oz)
    North Coast Barrel Aged Old Rasputin
    Rahr & Sons Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer

    Thanks!
     
  2. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Darn [enter] button posted poll before I finished. O well.
     
  3. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (620) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    I don't think El Cedro is barrel-aged.

    From that list, Abyss and Raspy would be my top picks. I haven't tried BBA Hellfighter or RU-55, so I can't comment on those.
     
  4. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    You're right! El Cedro aged on Spanish Cedar spirals.
     
  5. cfh64

    cfh64 Champion (785) Texas Aug 16, 2005 Beer Trader

    Does he drink craft beer? What styles, if any, does he like?
     
  6. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Good question. He's a huge RIS and American Imperial Stout guy.
     
  7. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Save the Abyss... it ain't ready for primetime yet.

    Do the Hellfighter, Winter Warmer, & MoA (2 bottles, I'd say. It's small). I'd say keep the MoA for last as its the most complex of the bunch. It's not very sweet and is more acrid and tart.

    Maybe open an El Cedro afterwards just as a palate reset.

    I wouldn't mix sours in there just to make things consistent.
     
  8. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (275) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    I find the MOA very inconsistent. I've had it range to no barrel at all to huge pinot flavors everywhere. The wake up dead, while barrel aged, I don't think they specify what barrel. I get no bourbon what-so-ever so I can only assume it's virgin oak barrels (maybe fired inside but never having seen liquor before.

    I'd go for an all bourbon night with the Hellfighter, Raspy, and Rahr... I'd vote that way too but there's only like 5 choices up top
     
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  9. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Good point Lutter, the sweet Bourbon won't need sour mixins.

    Yeah, Cablejelly, pressed Enter too soon and it posted. I'd have to assume Wake Up Dead's oak barrel too. While a lot don't favor it, I find it mighty fine!
     
  10. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    [quote="I'd go for an all bourbon night with the Hellfighter, Raspy, and Rahr... I'd vote that way too but there's only like 5 choices up top[/quote]
    Mmmmm Bourbon Barrel

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  11. HopAG

    HopAG Advocate (505) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Hell just bust out 3 BBA Hellfighters and call it a night!

    Do you need anything else really?
     
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  12. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    i picked abyss, hellfighter and would have said BA wake up dead.
     
  13. icetrauma

    icetrauma Advocate (505) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    After seeing the entire list, hold Abyss and BA Raspy, unless Raspy is 1 yo or more. Go with Hellfighter for sure, MOA and Rahr.
     
  14. BrutalSusan

    BrutalSusan Savant (305) Texas Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    "(multiple votes allowed)"

    I voted for all of them.
     
  15. None. Just shotgun beers all night. He's not gonna be able to do that as an Ivy league student.
     
  16. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (620) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Ten Fidy, ftw.
     
  17. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    LOL... shotgunning Ten FIDY would be a very bad idea.
     
  18. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (275) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    Agreed. Ten Fidy is classy enough it deserves a straw...
     
  19. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Savant (425) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It's been done by people that a lot of us know. ;)
     
  20. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Hahah man, my wife tossed the bottles (so no picture) but it ended up going off course a tad:

    Small Batch 2
    Small Batch 5
    BA WUD
    Pumpkinator '12
    Rahr BBA Winter Warmer.

    Outside the Pumpkinator, which has developed so well, my favorite was Rahr BBA. The small batch 5 was delish. My brother and my uncle-in-law loved the BA WUD the most...including more than the three each DR13 on tap we enjoyed at the bar before starting this up.