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Gravedigger Billy

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by jegross2, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (750) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Verified

    Has anyone had this beer yet? I am going to be in Chicago this weekend and am debating grabbing a pint if enough people think it's worth the hefty cost ($9/9 oz).

    What's is best comparable? The Backwoods Bastard?
  2. thetomG

    thetomG Savant (440) Illinois Feb 17, 2010

    It is a lil pricey, but if you're hesitant you can always get the little 4-5oz tater-size pours that Rev offers... very nice beer IMO.
  3. DROOO

    DROOO Aficionado (205) Illinois May 5, 2009

    i think comparing it to the bastard seems fair. although they used a cherry smoked malt in Willy that certainly makes it's presence known as it rests and warms up in the glass. however, i'm not a fan of smoked malts, and love backwoods bastard, i did enjoy the gravedigger overall.
  4. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (750) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Verified

    Thanks for the info. I'll stop by for a glass.
  5. ChrisPro

    ChrisPro Savant (375) Illinois Oct 16, 2009

    Skip the taster and go for the full pour!
  6. Zenasdassman

    Zenasdassman Aficionado (145) Illinois Feb 25, 2011 Verified

    It's worth it. The barrel age and smoked malt are intense, in a good way. Definitely worth a try.
  7. bishocr

    bishocr Aficionado (185) Illinois Dec 30, 2010

    I think you can pass on it, but i would suggest you go for the eugene porter. i struggle with all of Revs BA anything aside from the BA sodom.
  8. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (750) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Verified

    Biscocr, I've had the Eugene before. It's pretty tasty.

    I'm from Chicago ;). I just live in Wisconsin temporarily. I love Rev Brew and Half Acre and always love coming to town to pick up growlers of both.
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  9. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (750) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Verified

    This stuff was amazing. I've had 5 glasses this weekend.
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  10. pudgym29

    pudgym29 Aficionado (185) Illinois Mar 14, 2009

    I had a snifter of this last Wednesday night at a Tweet-up @ Revolution. I usually loathe smoked beers. I didn't get a smoke taste from it. I did let it warm up. If it remains like this, I'll have it again. If the next time, it is smoked, I'll have to switch to something else. :p