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Gravedigger Billy

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

  1. jegross2

    jegross2 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

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

    ChrisPro Member

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

    Zenasdassman Member

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

    bishocr Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

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

    pudgym29 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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

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