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Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by HoodooOperator, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. datapenguin

    datapenguin Initiate (20) Oct 22, 2012

    Just picked up 2 at specs (Weslayn & Bissonnet) had 5 left and this was 15 min ago. I tried it at the brewery this last saturday on the tour, had a sneak peak preview for those who know people at the brewery. Easy to drink, lighter than the hopadillo, yet strong like the rodeo clown.
  2. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    @ $14... this is still the cheapest Texas barrel-aged beer. I don't know what y'all expected.

    (512) WBADPP - $18
    Whiskey Rodeo - $18
    Boxer's Revenge - $15
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  3. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (545) California Dec 12, 2009

    Merlot BA Double IPA :confused: WTF? That sounds completely random!! What's next? Pinot-Noir Barrel aged Bud?
  4. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (290) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    Yeah. I bought some because I was curious. How do you guys think it will hold with age? Never heard of a BA IPA
  5. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    If it's 9.5% ABV like Rodeo Clown, I wouldn't... not big enough to age any more without losing something, IMHO.
  6. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Just found about 2 cases at market street heb in the woodlands. I got my two, but there is no sign on a limit so who knows how long they will last. To avoid getting this thread locked i won't say a price, but they are cheaper than specs.
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  7. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (465) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Bigfoot is 9.6%. It can hold up for many many years. Not comparing these beers or anything, but 9%+ ABV is plenty hold up to at least a few years.
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  8. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/357/63910
    First one that comes to mind because I've wanted to try it for a while now. Heard it wasn't worth bending over backwards for, though; I'm told the hops were dead, and the tequila didn't really mix well.
  9. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    My thoughts exactly! I think this is a good candidate for aging. I'll be drinking one fresh, and holding onto one for awhile. I enjoyed this when it was on cask at Hay Merchant.

    I'm a huge fanboy of Karbach and it is just great to already see them pumping out some solid barrel aged beers.
  10. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (465) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    I wish I could run around and get a bottle of this, but I am a little less than mobile today with a messed up ankle. I'll catch the next limited release!
  11. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (370) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    Why are you afraid of posting a price? You aren't advertising for HEB, you're helping the rest of us out that are potentially on the hunt.
  12. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Big Brothers are watching and will lock the thread, apparently, if people post prices.
  13. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (360) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    No one has it on the west side of town
  14. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Why? It's not like any Texas retailers advertise here or we can receive mail order beer. Don't believe as a third party non-retailer there's any harm.
  15. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    My cousin thinks he got the last bottle at the Specs on Mason Road. He's going to be nice and drink it sometime when I'm up in Katy, so I can try it as I had no time to chase today.
  16. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (360) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    What?! I called and they said they didn't get any!
  17. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    He said Specs.. but the big one on Mason is where he always goes... so I'm sure that's it.. he sent me a pic of the bottle.
  18. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Spotted some still at HEB Market Street.
  19. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (360) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    Picked up a bottle on Mason. Then headed to the Cinco Ranch Specs and they may get a case tomorrow. They did have 17 bottles of 120 on the shelf.
  20. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (405) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    FWIW this is a barrel aged beer, which means it has already been aged. Also, you really cant compare a Barleywine (and a damn fucking good one) like Bigfoot being 9.6% to an Imperial IPA when it comes to aging. Drink this beer fresh, it will change with time, but maybe not the way you expect.

    If you want a big boozy Barleywine, Old Ruffian, Bigfoot, Sisyphus are all on the shelves at Specs around town for less than $14.

    I should note that I recently drank a bottle of Hoptimum with 5+ months on it and I freaking loved it, I never intended on aging it, but it got hidden in the back of my fridge.
  21. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    I had a glass of 2005 Celebration Ale a few months back, just a bunch of malty sweetness awesomeness.
  22. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Actually i paid 14.99 for WBADPP both years i bought them. But yeah 14 is still cheaper ;)
  23. tjmodica

    tjmodica Savant (325) Texas Oct 2, 2007

    This beer just needs to be drank. I don't see how this could get any better than it is right now. Stellar release from Karbach.
  24. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I paid $13 for it :p
  25. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    It's all relative. It's only personal opinion that any beer gets better with age.
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  26. roodie

    roodie Savant (270) Texas Jul 6, 2010

    This barrel treatment took a good beer and made it awesome. Glad I found 1.
  27. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    The GF managed to snag 2 of these bad boys. I am truly blessed!
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  28. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Where? That's damm cheap.
  29. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Whole Foods on Kirby had 1 bottle limit, $12.99 a bottle.
  30. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Whole Foods near the Arboretum had the same price, and no limit, so I bought 4
  31. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Hoarder! We don't like your kind here!
  32. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Stay on topic or we'll get yelled at!
  33. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Has anyone here had Miner's Family Merlot?
  34. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I bought 6. Nom nom nom. I still have 2-3 left, I should probably get to drinkin' those, lol. I keep sending them to my dad in Florida because he thinks that beer is the bee's knees and I've only drank one myself.

    Hrm... perhaps I'm misremembering the price of WBADPP because I bought 2 bottles at Whole Foods Downtown.
  35. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    guess I lucked out because they brought me one out of the back at 430 yesterday at Smith St.
  36. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Damn! 6 with that price tag! You crazy man, YOU SO CRAZY!

    I'll open one of mine this weekend. Although I've heard that it is Heavenly from some of my beer snob buddies.
  37. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Karbach will have it at Beerfeast this weekend at sugar land flying saucer... So I'll get to try it there.
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  38. SeaSparrow

    SeaSparrow Aficionado (150) Texas Sep 4, 2010

    Clear Lake area update:
    Specs Bay Area just got some at lunch. One bottle limit at register 1.
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  39. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I find it a lot less crazy than guys who buy $40 bottles of Cantillon or $30 4-packs of BCBS :)

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