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Best previously unknown (by you) extra recieved in a trade

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by Robtobfest, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Savant (465) Connecticut Oct 21, 2009 Verified

    Recieved in a trade last year, a Williamsberg Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter. Didn't think to much of it but crack it last year on New Years Eve and it was out of this world! I remember sharing it with five or 6 other guys And we all thought it was incredible. So what was your previously unknown extra that impressed the hell out of you?
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  2. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (515) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th. Never heard of it before, drank it, raised the bar for barrel-aged stouts forever.
    je1129, founder26 and Stinger80OH like this.
  3. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (910) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008 Verified

    Uinta Labrynth. Amazing beer. If I'd have known how good it was I'd have bought the bottles I saw on shelves when I was in Atlanta earlier this year.
    MarkIntihar and yamar68 like this.
  4. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (605) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Verified

    1. Lawson's - Chinooker'd
    2. Saint Arnold - Pumpkinator
    3. Ithaca - Flower Power

    May change tonight after I try Jester King Boxer's Revenge momentarily.
  5. csbinva

    csbinva Savant (300) Virginia Jan 13, 2010 Verified

    Zombie Dust, still can't get enough of it and I know I'm not alone, cheers!
    founder26 and LambicKing like this.
  6. A TON of locals that I have received. I would say generally, I have never heard of most if not all of them and there are a lot of the breweries let alone beers that I previously have not heard of. Probably one of the first was Tyrannea and it began a lovefest that I have had with just about all of their beers.
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  7. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (720) Ohio Nov 11, 2011 Verified

    Southern Star Pro-Am 2012
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  8. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    Not really an extra, but I had two trades with Cali BA's where they knew what I was sending and all I asked for was whatever they thought was good. As luck would have it they both sent a bottle of Cismontane Brewing Co. Black's Nocturne, an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. Long story short, color me giddy! Fantastic brew that everyone should start seeking out in trades before it becomes too popular.

    Also received some Alpine Nelson this way. Boy oh boy did that knock my socks off.
    MarkIntihar, Pelican5 and ehammond1 like this.
  9. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    Whoa! The Dark Horse brew is only available once a year at the 4 Elf party!
  10. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    I have received a ton. Actually some of my favorite beers I first got as "extras".....including Funky South Paw, Supplication, Weyerbacher Insanity and Imperial Pumpkin, BB4D and Cascade Apricot. Recently I got Telegraph reserve wheat ale, BA Church on a Hill and Outer banks Berliner (technically neither were extras because they were just from trade partners I swap boxes with where nothing is agreed on really) and they are three of my favorite brews of the year.
  11. Silva Stout... Had never heard of it until JohnDoe8 threw one in. My lord it's good stuff
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  12. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (400) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Verified

    One that stood out was Port Brewing Mondo pale in a trade for Pliny. And I liked Mondo better.
  13. joetouchton

    joetouchton Savant (260) Delaware Apr 23, 2012 Verified

    8 bottles of bcbs
  14. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (440) Vermont May 29, 2012

    regular ol' plead the 5th.

    Now has become my favorite stout. Thanks Dan!
    dc55110 and Duff27 like this.
  15. Cafe Royale....so crazy good and for an extra it was amazing.
  16. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Advocate (555) South Carolina Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    got some Tyranena Shaggin in the Wood, and thought it was phenominal...
    MarkIntihar likes this.
  17. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    BBA Shipwreck Porter. Thanks tat2dhillbilly!
    woodchopper likes this.
  18. denimdemon

    denimdemon Savant (455) Indiana Mar 8, 2009 Verified

    Williamsburg Cafe Royale. Got it for being an Upland sour proxy. Thanks to BigSexy410, that beer is one of my happy beers. Really good stuff!
  19. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (850) New York Mar 21, 2010 Verified

    Alpine Pure Hoppiness. Had tried a Duet once when in SoCal, didnt like it. If not for that great extra, never would have sought out some of the other great Alpine beers.
  20. Upright Gose. Incredible brew.
  21. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (675) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Squatters Outer Darkness was amazing for a relatively unknown brew. Also received Zombie Dust and Buried Hatchet...two of my new favorites.
    cavedave likes this.
  22. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (515) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    I know now, which obviously made it even more generous. Expecting some of this year's release to come through by the end of next month, so can't wait to do a 2012 BCBS/BBPT5 face-off! Celebrityyyyy deathmatch!

    Here's the review I shot in summer (so please excuse the profuse and obscene sweating):

  23. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Savant (425) Manitoba (Canada) Feb 9, 2009 Verified

    Ballast Point - Victory at Sea , was really surprised by how good this was!
    mcrago and founder26 like this.
  24. Not an extra but I blindly traded for a Redbud Cuvee 4 and loved it.
  25. commis

    commis Savant (340) Massachusetts Jul 21, 2009

    Brou Bros Rye Wyne.
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  26. JeepCop

    JeepCop Savant (280) Kansas May 16, 2010 Verified

    Fat Head's Head Hunter stole the show for me.
    MarkIntihar, franklinn and miketd like this.
  27. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (355) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    The whole culture of generosity is probably my favorite thing about BA. My favorite "unknowns".

    1) Lawson's Jade IPA
    2) BBPt5
    3) Older Viscosity
    4) Slap yer Mammy DIPA

    Plus unexpected "knowns" like KBS, BCBS, ZD.

    Good stuff.
  28. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Pipeworks Ninja v. Unicorn! Thanks, 1noa!!!

    I liked it even better than the Dreadnaught he threw into the same box.
    lucas1801 likes this.
  29. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Ohio Aug 26, 2012

    Tyranena - The Devil Made Me Do It Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter
    Fantastic brew. Thanks to TIMMYJ21!
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  30. unclejazz

    unclejazz Advocate (605) New York Oct 24, 2011 Verified

    Abyss '11
    New Belgium Cocoa Mole
    and multiple Plinys
  31. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (305) Illinois Feb 15, 2012 Verified

    Crooked Stave WWBB
  32. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    Sebago Single Batch BBW from valdieu2. It was awesome.
    abecall98 likes this.
  33. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    Best avatar ever! U sooooom bitsh
  34. kscaldef

    kscaldef Champion (855) Oregon Jun 11, 2010 Verified

    Probably Mystic Sauvignon Blanc BA Saison. Turned me on to that brewery big time.
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  35. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    Just outstanding ipa thanks to marissatheyounger
  36. Yeah, this for me too. I opened the bottle I was sent at a bottleshare and the general consensus was "that's going on my wants."
  37. csbinva

    csbinva Savant (300) Virginia Jan 13, 2010 Verified

    Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I'm in a god-damn hurry.
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  38. commis

    commis Savant (340) Massachusetts Jul 21, 2009

    It was definetely one of those 'how have I not heard of this shit' beers. I put my trading to a virtual halt shortly after that due to budget confines, and I keep hoping it's still on a few shelves somewhere in a couple months so I can get more.
  39. commis

    commis Savant (340) Massachusetts Jul 21, 2009

    And it's funny OP mentions the Williamsberg Porter, as that's another that blew me completely away having never heard of it thanks to the man above me here, csbinva. Love that shit.
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