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Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by puddledynamics, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Exiled

    Exiled Advocate (600) Texas May 30, 2009

    Well it is an Imperial Coffee Porter. ;)
     
  2. Got two...can't wait to try one....also thanks for helping me find what else I was looking for...
     
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  3. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Fair enough. Maybe better phrased...I didn't get much vanilla. Maybe I'm spoiled but it lacked the depth I was expecting from such a highly rated beer. Will I happily buy more, yes. Will I expect more when I try it on draft, yes. It's much like Alaskan Smoked Porter..solid in every way..not spectacular in any.
     
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  4. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    My experience with vanilla and coffee is the vanilla always has a hard time shining through initially. Coffee tends to fade faster than vanilla, sit on a bottle and try it again in 6mo to a year. I've only had this beer once, with about a year and a half on it, it had some really nice notes but nothing exceptional.
     
  5. Also to add....if the coffe is too much consider aging the beer in a cooler place than where you'd normally age it...my more recent experiences with both homebrew and popular coffee beers is that colder aging, like in the fridge, fades coffee flavors quicker....unfortunately the vanilla might fade some as well...
     
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  6. cfh64

    cfh64 Advocate (655) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    I just had a bottle last night that was from Feb '12. Not much coffee but the vanilla was very noticeable. Solid stout either way and I'm happy to have it in TX.
     
  7. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    [​IMG]
    I'll be here at 4ish if anyone wants to meet up? I've got to leave by 5 though :(
     
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  8. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (805) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    Plenty of Lagunitas Sucks and Ballast Point Victory at Sea at Total Wine Dallas, was there this afternoon and saw a bunch of each.
     
  9. Lagunitas Sucks 6pks
    Avery Maharaja 22oz
    DFH 120 IPA 12oz (one bottle limit of course)
    Avery Mephistopheles 12oz

    Cheers folks!
     
  10. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    I will make the rounds today and talk to all the beer guys in Fort Worth (Kings, Spec's, CM, and Total) and see what's what. Kings was expecting a similar shipment to Fern's post above.

    Looks to be a hoppy New Year. Need to land a sixer of Hopslam and Troegs NN soon
     
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  11. Open @ 10a? Right?
     
  12. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Not to butt in but... yes they open @10
     
  13. Thank you sir....on my way
     
  14. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Literally the only one of Fern's beers to land in FW was 120.

    I'm growing tired of saying "Halls has it, why don't you?" just as much as area reps hate when my beer guys call them asking the same thing. I bet fern even has non expired ruination
     
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  15. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (405) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    Hate to bust up the Fern love(cuz I love 'em too), but not the only place in FW/Tarrant that got 120's.
     
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  16. Other stores tend to have set delivery days, we get orders everyday at our store.
     
  17. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Sorry I was unclear. Every place I went had 120, none of the other beers.

    And all these places had deliveries today...although perhaps not from every distributor.
     
  18. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Yeah, I was in a store last week that got ruination 4 packs delivered. Bottled in October. Ugh.
     
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  19. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (405) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    I totally see it now. Your second paragraph("Halls has it, why don't you?") cancelled out what was said in the first... at least in my head. :)
     
  20. Ommegang 15th anniversary 750 ml
    Stone perfect crime 12oz
    Shipyard xxxx ipa 22oz
     
  21. lonestarbev

    lonestarbev Aficionado (215) Texas Oct 18, 2006

    Got another 20 case shipment this morning of Victory at Sea today!

    Also got in the new Rock Ryder 6pks from Lakewood today as well

    And what Fern posted as well!

    Cheers,

    Rick
    Lone Star Bev
     
  22. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Bad beer night. Finally got the courage to open Gotlandstricka and the heavy Juniper just isn't my style at all. So I decided to pop a Small Batch #4...and behold my first sour one. It's like a Smoked Funk Metal...and compared to the Gotland it's strangely drinkable.

    Goodbye $20
     
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  23. Boulevard Rye on Rye 750ml(one per customer)........and it wont cost $35...I swear.
     
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  24. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Sweet Jumpin Jesus I've been waiting for this! Thanks Fern
     
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  25. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    Picked up my warm, fresh-from-the-truck bottle this morning. Along with some Ruthless Rye and some more Sucks.
     
  26. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    FW doesn't even have Sucks nor Victory yet.

    Yea for no beer!
     
  27. dalan

    dalan Initiate (0) Texas Jul 18, 2010

    I usually go to Halls for the "hard to find anywhere elsewhere" bombers. I can't recall, but do they allow you to do mixed six pack?
     
  28. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    No
     
  29. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (805) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    The 2 places I know that allow mixed six packs are Total Wine and The Bottle Shop on Lower Greenville if you're looking for that.
     
  30. dalan

    dalan Initiate (0) Texas Jul 18, 2010

    Thought so. Thanks
     
  31. dalan

    dalan Initiate (0) Texas Jul 18, 2010

    Thanks. I live and work in Tarrant County so I usually go to Central Market in FTW or Beer & Wine World in Mansfield for my mixed sixers.
     
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  32. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    or any whole foods or central market.... or maybe just one of those... cant remember fully.
     
  33. Lakewood lager 6pk 12oz
    Lakewood The Temptress 4pk 12oz
    Lakewood Rock Ryder 6pk 12oz

    It's a great week for beer!
     
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  34. dalan

    dalan Initiate (0) Texas Jul 18, 2010

    No kidding. Too bad we can't do a sampler/mixed six pack!!
     
  35. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    They're all 3 worthy of purchasing the entire pack if you're into the style of brew. Temptress, in my opinion, is now the best stout made in Texas.
     
  36. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (805) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    I second that!
     
  37. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    Am i wrong in remembering ruthless rye being more bitter last year?
     
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  38. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I found it pretty unpleasant fresh last year, so I aged a bottle about 6-8 months, and it made a world of difference.
     
  39. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    Exactly my thoughts...it tastes like an aged version of last year's. still like it, but i enjoy that unpleasantness.
     
  40. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Last years mixed in with this years maybe? Where'd you buy this?
     

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