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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. stakem

    stakem Member

    Thanks to BA's: Kegatron, Clockworkorange, foofaa, Deuane, Eagles22, Orangesol, TheCPJ and SamuelJackson45 for making this past Saturday interesting.

    The main focus of the gathering/tasting was for the Abyss vert. Special thanks to Kegatron for bringing 07 and 08 and to ClockworkOrange for surprising us all with the coveted '06.

    Things not pictured here:
    Growler of Dark Knight Returns
    Schultheiss Berliner Weisse
    Portsmouth Berliner Weisse

    Bottles from left to right since the pic isnt the best:
    bells batch 7000
    st ambroise barrel aged extra stout
    06 mephistopheles
    03 xxx warlock
    boulevard imp stout
    jester king gotlandsdricka
    odell bourbon stout
    nebraska black betty
    bruery smoking wood bourbon
    '10 sweetwater happy ending
    eclipse craigh 12 and 18 year
    sixpoint Bolshoi
    upland teddy bear kisses
    evolution menagerie 5
    ccb batch 69
    grassroots sankt hans
    raspberry tart
    bolt cutter
    ciontane dos cone es
    doggie claws
    09 olde rabbits foot
    4 hands berliner
    red poppy
    06 expedition
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  2. camil1mj

    camil1mj Member


    Black Friday tasting with Northernbrews, Alampear, Sarro, Tjohn2401, Romulux, Wintbs379 and Dudeabide.
  3. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Member

    well i'm not posting mine after seeing these.
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  4. aaronCS

    aaronCS Member

    Sadly unavailable in cans or bottles, otherwise, yeah.
  5. BillieWest

    BillieWest Member

    "Shelf Queens"...best!
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  6. scud

    scud Member

  7. allouez86

    allouez86 Member

    Opened some nice bottles this weekend with friends. Highlights were Black Butte 23, Victory at Sea, and Dissident. Lowlights were Chez Monieux and White Oak. Overall a great tasting though.
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  8. sweatervest27

    sweatervest27 Member

    Swamp ape... God I hated that stuff.
  9. ffejherb

    ffejherb Member

    Sick! Wish I could have been there!
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  10. stakem

    stakem Member

    next time my friend!
  11. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Member

    day before thanksgiving tasting:

    Then winner by far and away was bourbon county cherry!
  12. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Member

    This a week ago or so... with bstyle


    My first Fou'Foune and woah! They were all exceptional.
    ASUBeer, JxExM, DaveHack and 5 others like this.
  13. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Member

    07-'12 [​IMG]
    Went from '12 to '07. Got better as it went on.
    jglowe77, JxExM, BobZ and 3 others like this.
  14. EddieGold

    EddieGold Member

    North Carolina
  15. Squidly

    Squidly Member

    New Jersey

    12 others (from different breweries) preceded this photo. Pretty decent night... :)
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  16. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Member

    North Carolina
    with 2 non BAs and OSUBeerStudent
  17. Shmeal

    Shmeal Member

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  18. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Member

    Quebec (Canada)
  19. Shmeal

    Shmeal Member

    Couldn't really do it in good conscience after spending 2-3 times my regular budget this month with all the releases that happened in Oregon.
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  20. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Member

    Last night's lineup:
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  21. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Member

    ISO: a seat at that tasting
    FT: a bottle opener
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  22. DarthKostrizer

    DarthKostrizer Member

    Where's the Big John?
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  23. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Member

    VaTechHopHead hadn't brought it yet. It arrived shortly thereafter.
  24. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Member

    Any notes on favorites/disappointments?
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  25. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Member

    The standout BCBS vintages were 09, 11, and 12, in no particular order. I personally really loved the fresh 2012. The 05 and 06 were fairly oxidized and simply tasted dulled and old. The 07 was strangely smoky. Some people really enjoyed it.
    The Bramble was sweeter and less drinkable than I remembered.
    The Vanilla was the hottest, booziest bottle of the evening. Still quite tasty.
    Rare was as good as ever, though I think some of the regular BCBS bottles (2009, in particular) are nearly as good.
    The Coffee variations were the standouts for most in attendance. The incredibly powerful, high quality blast of coffee aroma from the 2012 is simply exceptional, while the 2011 has an incredible balance between coffee/chocolate/bourbon/roast. The 2010 was delicious but isn't improving. I personally prefer these fresher.
    Cherry Rye is quite a departure, in the direction of Bramble, but done incredibly well. It tastes like what would happen if regular BCBS and grandma's cherry pie had a love child. Everyone really enjoyed it.
    All in all, a very fun evening with wonderful people. Also, fried chicken and waffles for dinner. :)
  26. jefferyc

    jefferyc Member

    Grand Rapids, MI - 11/15/12
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  27. NoSignsOfPain

    NoSignsOfPain Member

    The bottle of '09 we opened at Church together is still my favorite vintage; and to think I gave it to you because I didn't like -bal stouts :rolleyes:
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  28. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Member

    Oops? lulz.
    That was a terrific bottle. Nathan actually mentioned it the other night as one of his favorite beers/vintages of all-time. Wonderful little share that evening at Churchill's. :)
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  29. BdubleEdubleRUN

    BdubleEdubleRUN Member

    Also we learned, no need to age.

    '12 was up high on the list as well
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  30. musicsherlock

    musicsherlock Member

    New York
  31. musicsherlock

    musicsherlock Member

    New York
  32. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Member

    Last night with bstyle and DrinkinViking

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  33. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Member

    How was the Oak Bretta? I've got one I've been giving some elevator eyes.
  34. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Member

    Outstanding. Just behind Juicy as the best of the night in my opinion.
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  35. Dactrius

    Dactrius Member

    (Mostly) Stout tasting with Psychotia, Cardern, Jawneyt. For future reference don’t open the BB DL first, it was hard for any other stout to follow that one.

    Java Head, PtE, Blind Pig, Vampire Slayer 11 & 12, Victory @ Sea Coffee Vanilla, Bourbon Dark Lord 12, Black Ops, FBS 11, Town Hall Coconut Milk Stout, Damnation, NG R&D Sour Ale, Kujo Stout, Darkness, FBS (draft) 11.
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  36. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Member

    New York
    Last nights tasting [​IMG]
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  37. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Member

    New York
    Went to a Whale Slaying yesterday. Big thanks to speedwayjim, capra12, grumpyoldtroll,
    jbuddle, afksports for a great day/night of beer. the only thing better than the beer
    we drank was the company.

    Full lineup:
    Surly - Coffee Bender (not pictured)
    De Molen - Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A. (not pictured)
    Captain Lawrence - Cuvee De Castleton [batch 5]
    Flossmoor Station - BA Hi Fi [batch 1]
    Cantillon - Blabaer [2009]
    Cantillon - Blabaer [2010]
    Cantillon - Blabaer [2011]
    Cantillon - Blabaer [2012]
    Block 15 - Figgy Pudding [growler]
    Cantillon - Don Quijote
    Drie Fonteinen - Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)
    Drie Fonteinen - Oude Geuze 1999
    Drie Fonteinen - Millennium Geuze 2000
    Block 15 - Super Nebula
    Goose Island - Bourbon County Rare Stout
    Drie Fonteinen - 1959 Geuze
    Cantillon - Brabantiae
    Hill Farmstead - Mimosa
    Hill Farmstead - Juicy
    Anheuser-Busch - Bud Light Platinum
    Fifty Fifty - Iced Eclipse
    Bruery - Black Tuesday [2009]
    Cantillon - Gueuze [1996]
    Sam Adams - Utopias (10th Anniversary) [2012]
    Sam Adams - Utopias [2003]

    we didn't get through everything, sadly...but it was a valiant effort.

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  38. afksports

    afksports Member

    New York
    Glad my bud light platinum made it in there behind the iced eclipse!
  39. Gosox8787

    Gosox8787 Member

    New Hampshire

    Picture quality isn't great, but opened up a couple nice beers with a friend last night.

    From left to right
    2010 Ivan
    Beatification B5
    Bolt Cutter
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  40. Devi0us

    Devi0us Member

    Here's our Barleywine Tasting from yesterday...

    All of the Brews...

    The Barleywines...
    J.W. Lee's 2002
    J.W. Lee's 1997
    Before the Dawn
    King Henry
    Arctic Devil 2011
    Our Finest Regards
    Abacus 2011
    The Perfect Storm
    Twisted Jim
    Cockeyed Cooper (Not Shown)

    The Palate Cleansers...
    Mucho Aloha IPA
    Backwoods Bastard
    Bitches Brew 2012
    The Abyss 2012
    Cascade Noyoux
    Hunahpu's 2011
    Barrel Aged Smoked Porter
    Cascade Kriek
    Jubel 2010
    Hop-15 Ale
    Ace of Spades
    Positive Contact
    Growler of Adam

    Good People, Good Times...

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