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Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by icetrauma, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (140) Texas Dec 7, 2012

    There is also a Spec's, Kroger and HEB close to that Shell station. I have had good luck with all those places in the past.
  2. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Exactly. I agree with what you and DanzBorin are saying. The barrels are not as up front and center as it was. I think that is why I like it more. Much more integrated with this new blend. So much so, I don't think this will age all that well. It won't go downhill, but no reason to, in my mind, hold on to these just for aging purposes.
  3. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    No, the base has not changed, but I think they blend the barrels.
  4. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (465) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Yeah I think they use a blend of Buffalo Trace and Makers Mark. I think the better batches have more Buffalo Trace.
  5. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Azzy is that you?
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  6. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (315) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    Yeah, I live in the area so I know the places you are talking about because I frequent them often also. If I was home I would have checked all those places myself, and I would have been all over Houston too. But since I have to rely on her to do it I only ask her to go to one store. She wouldn't be willing to drive to multiple locations. Thanks for the heads up though.
  7. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (365) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    D&Q tweeted that they are out
  8. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Pretty much everyone is out. Places are blowing through much larger quantities faster than Fra-gee-lay or Badacious.
  9. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    I was able to pick up a bottle at Shell.. Charles figures it will all be gone in a couple of hours.. there were seven or eight left.
  10. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    HEB Fwood wasn't expecting it anytime today.. maybe later in the week.
  11. Disco Kroger had 36 bottles left on the shelf at 5:30 pm with no limit at $13.43 each.....

    Hollywood Kroger also has tons, with no limits either
  12. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    Hubbell still has a case and a half. $13.99 a pop.
  13. tjmodica

    tjmodica Savant (325) Texas Oct 2, 2007

    This batch is infected or maybe affected, their is no need to seek this beer out.;)
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  14. Daemose

    Daemose Savant (440) Texas Oct 3, 2011

    I'm jealous.
  15. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    HEB on Dunlavy gets it tomorrow also Krogers on West Gray
  16. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Texas Jan 13, 2008

    If anyone has an extra or two I'd like to work something out. I've got some Bruery RS offerings, Disdident. Looking for $4$. I'm in Austin.
  17. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    Where is this Disco Kroger you speak of, who doesn't love shopping and bell bottoms
  18. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    So after quick trips to Specs downtown, Whole Foods Waugh, HEB Bunker Hill (they didn't have any), D&Q (saw a silver eagle van and talked to the guy who just dropped off some at Bunker Hill), back to Bunker Hill (they argued that they didn't have it I told them polity to check again its here, it was....) Kroger Bunker Hill, then back to HEB Dunlavy (told them they had it to check again, they didn't) and home. Made out pretty good, happy about it and just popped a top and it is great. I do like the previous much more Bourbon forward version better, but I truly think this beer will top the SW beers in rating for sure. Might be the one to put us finally on the map.....
  19. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    I got you if nobody steps up, was waiting to see what the new reviews for this beer are I don't plan to open anymore bottles just fill growlers to drink it myself. But it is good and I think this should trade better then any JK
  20. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    Is there any info on Fun 004?
  21. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (505) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

  22. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (365) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    Yeah, I hear it sucks. ;)
  23. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    I've heard rumors of Wine Barrel Aged Barn Burner, Bourbon Rodeo Clown, and Bourbon Krunkin Pumpkin
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  24. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Keep Lagunitas out of this thread. :D

    Managed to score 2 bottles. 1 for now and 1 to cellar. Had to go cheap for post holiday reasons and reserve some cash if/when Abyss shows up.
  25. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Sounds interesting. Not sure a Bourbon Rodeo Clown sounds appealing though. Bourbon or Rum Krunkin would be awesome. And not a saison fan so no Barn Burner for me. Well, I might get 1 bottle.
  26. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    I have not had it, but Wine Barrel Aged Barn Burner will be showing up at some of the Karback tap takeovers around town. If it has not already been at the downtown Saucer.
  27. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Yeah, but it may be FUN 004. Sorry, should have clarified more.
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  28. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

  29. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    No bombers to my knowledge.
  30. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    This coming Monday from what I've been told.
  31. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    What did you think of it, haven't tried it myself
  32. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    The chardonnay barrel aged Barn Burner is REALLY good. Better than Bodacious IMHO. The chardonnay totally transforms this beer. It was at Hay Merchant several weeks back. I'll be really excited if this turns out to be FUN 004.
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  33. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Had it on growler from D&Q, when he had taps, and I thought it was ok. Good smokey flavor. Not to heavy and really enjoyable. As far as the double bock portion of it, I thought it was a little thin and lacked in flavor.
  34. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    I love Pontificator. I think it has an excellent balance of bread and biscuit flavors, sweetness, and smoke. Most American made Dopplebocks just taste like caramel malt and cloying sweetness. Basically, not so alcoholic versions of Samichlaus, which is horrid IMO.
  35. TexasJeep

    TexasJeep Zealot (95) Texas Sep 11, 2007

    Went to Kroger tonight. I made an Azzy out of myself. Scored a twelve pointer. ;)
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  36. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    A friend of mine in Houston saw a cat... at Kroger... with a full twelve pointer of Hellfighter.
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  37. tjmodica

    tjmodica Savant (325) Texas Oct 2, 2007


    Oh come on Dave
  38. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Sadly its probably true. No limited release in Houston lasts more than a few hours anymore. It's getting to where it's near impossible.

    Sadly it seems that for every 5 people who cant find it, somebody gets a twelve pointer.

    I hope karma comes around.
  39. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Can we now pass the torch and change the verb of "buying all the very limited release beer" to "Jeep'd?" :)
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  40. bleeng

    bleeng Aficionado (245) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    I think I would have kept that to myself Dave.
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