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Barrel Aged Stout Suggestions

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by NickyDee21, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. I was just wondering if someone had a solid year round, easily available barrel aged stout they could recommend. Wanna try something I haven't had for New Years but I'm not in the mood for a hunt. Thanks
  2. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (620) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    There's always Weyerbacher Heresy. It has solid reviews, but I wasn't such a big fan (though I wish I was.) It comes in 4 packs at a reasonable price too.
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  3. They're all vastly overrated.
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  4. If you get laughing dog you can try bourbon barrel dogfather. This was my first BA stout
  5. quetzal013

    quetzal013 Savant (250) California Feb 16, 2011

    Aren't you getting a lot of BCBS and BCBCS out there right now? But you would have to seriously pace yourself for NYE, haha.
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  6. Port Brewing Older Viscosity is year-round. It's pricy, but well worth it on occasion.

    Also, Old Viscosity, the base beer, is half the price and really good if you can find it. It seems to have disappeared from my area recently.
  7. Saving my other bottles of BCBS to drink throughout the year. Local spot ran through their BCBCS before I could get there to grab some
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  8. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (315) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    New Holland Dragon's Milk. Yum.
  9. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Aficionado (175) New York Mar 11, 2011

    ten fidy, black xantus , any hoppin frog ba variety , beer geek brunch,
  10. Bubbles

    Bubbles Aficionado (205) California Sep 16, 2012

    Old Rasputin has a barrel aged. I plan to get it in the next week. I love the imperial stout, so I'm sure I'd love the barrel aged.
  11. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (435) Illinois Jan 7, 2012

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  12. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Savant (325) Michigan Sep 6, 2012

    Dragons milk from New Holland Brewing is year round, its aged 3 months in heaven hill bourbon barrels.
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  13. You're right! I forgot to mention that one. Probably the best kept secret on BA. So damn delicious.
  14. Not sure what you get in your area but Epic's Big Bad Baptist is plentiful round these parts
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  15. Pretty sure only the Dragon's Milk is year round, but being in the Philly area as you are, I would suggest...

    Weyerbacher Heresy should be a very easy find, though I don't care for the thin feel of this one.
    New Holland Dragon's Milk should not be too hard to find either.
    BA B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher, though can't say how readily available it is right now around Philly.
    Lost Abbey Older Viscosity, you should be able to find this one (I know the Hulmeville Inn above NE Philly has some, as should Iron Abbey)
    Lost Abbey Deliverance (I know Matt at Capone's still had 1 as of Friday, he probably also has the BA B.O.R.I.S)
    Avery Mephistopheles 2011 was around in my area (Philly 'burbs), but that's probably going to be not as easy to find, though you may want to call Beer Heaven on Columbus Blvd. I was there last night and I know I saw Avery Samael's, just can't say if they also had Mephistopheles.
  16. Thanks. Turns out I may be hunting after all. Supposed to be getting Cherry Rye BCBS in my area this week.
  17. Good luck, snagged a bottle myself last week.
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  18. Thanks, great suggestions. A lot of these I've had and i just want something new. Matt's a great guy judging by all my encounters with him, and definitely love giving my business to him. I'll have to check out to see if there's any of the Deliverance left. I know sometimes he gets a second shipment of things in.
  19. It was literally sitting on the counter as of Friday and I can tell you it had been there a wee bit o' time. Not like shelf time is going to ruin that delicious brew though ;)
  20. My favorite thing about Capone's is the fact that buried treasures can go completely unnoticed in that shop sometimes and as you're scanning, you're just like "what? How the hell has this not been bought?" Makes the trip always seem worth it.
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  21. While it isn't a BA Stout, I feel like He'Brew Sweet 16 might be an option for you.
    It reminded me of Lost Abbey Deliverance with a bigger punch to the brain.
  22. Avoid all barrel-aged beers!!! They will turn you into a pompous, elitist ass!!!
  23. Well, that was helpful.
  24. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    It's been said, but deserves to be mentioned again, Uinta Labyrinth. It's one of my favorite stouts period. You won't be disappointed.
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  25. Inoracam

    Inoracam Zealot (85) California Nov 17, 2012

    The barrel aged one is stellar.
  26. dipaguy

    dipaguy Aficionado (200) Florida Feb 20, 2011

    Brooklyn black ops
  27. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2007

    Naked Evil.
    May be my favorite brew of 2012.
  28. The first BA Stout you drink should clearly be Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout Rare, I'm pretty sure it is easy to find.:D
  29. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (350) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    It's actually assorted barrels. They use Beam/Turkey/Etc.
  30. I have mad love for this beer, but it ain't a BA stout o_O
  31. I just picked up a sixer of this :rolleyes:
  32. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2007

    Damn it!! LOL.
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  33. Hey man, no worry.
    Naked Evil is awesome.

    Says the guy with 6 bottles in his basement :eek:
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  34. raczkowski

    raczkowski Savant (340) Florida May 16, 2011

    i bought a 4 pack of dragons milk in atlanta during thanksgiving, and the one i had was still very hot..the alcohol/bourbon was all i tasted..i am going to sit on the other 3 i have for a while and see if it mellows out any. does anyone feel the same way about this?
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  35. yoitsarch

    yoitsarch Savant (310) California Nov 13, 2012

    Get your hands on some Firestone Parabola if you can. It's a very clean bourbon barrel aged RIS.
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  36. I like the regular but the BA is hot and overpriced, which is weird as the regular is underpriced. Maybe some aging on the BA version will help with the overpowering heat.
  37. azdback

    azdback Advocate (625) Arizona Apr 2, 2004

    Highly Dislike!!!!
  38. i second this. I almost got a growler of it, then i saw the 4 packs on the shelf. great for the price and readily available for me in NJ :)

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