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

  1. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (660) California Jan 2, 2010 Beer Trader


    You landed an Arctic Panzer Wolf???????
  2. atomic

    atomic Advocate (500) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Beer Trader

    Is that a serious post? Its not particularly that rare around here. I've got a ton if you need.
  3. bsuedekum

    bsuedekum Advocate (555) Missouri Aug 13, 2010

    This was part of a three day tasting over Labor Day weekend. My house turned into a mini craft beer compound... ha. I think we had 9 or 10 total different people that took part.

    The next picture was a tasting celebrating a friend's 30th birthday... it was an entirely different weekend.
  4. brikelly

    brikelly Savant (480) Massachusetts Apr 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    Ah yes, the pictures from the annual Are You Fucking Shitting Me? tasting surface at last.
  5. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (930) New York Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    i was surprised at how good it was. held up amazingly. any ozidation in the beer actually complimented everything else that was going on. it was a great pull, thanks to capra for that gem!!!
  6. wyatt13

    wyatt13 Savant (485) Illinois Feb 13, 2011

    I hosted my first tasting last night with some buddies to celebrate the end of another quarter of classes.


    Bitches Brew, Gingerbread Stout, Big John, Speedway Stout, Serendipity, Bolt Cutter, Straight Jacket, BCBCS
  7. incubuscience

    incubuscience Savant (425) Illinois Jul 26, 2012

    Amateurs. Didn't you open anything rare?
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  8. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Great tasting - Trying to post the recent one
  9. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    This was last Saturday
    We had a .5% Kvass -- wow/Yikes! - thanks Darren!!! Black Betty kinda sucked
    Devil in the Details was turning sour
    The Kvass tasted like sugar
    CBS in the bottle just plain sucks - Great on tap
    The Birth of tragedy was amazing as was the 2 vintages of Dark Lord
    The first bottling of Brute - = Great
    Kuhnhenn's imp stout - maybe the best stout ever
    h topper - Nuff said
    FW 12 Awesome
    great night

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  10. lvoutlawjlh

    lvoutlawjlh Savant (370) Nebraska Mar 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    Finally got it done. Personal fav's were 04, 07, & 05.

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    Not bad for two guys at a baby shower.
  12. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012 Verified

    You saved your embarrassment with that picture
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  13. incubuscience

    incubuscience Savant (425) Illinois Jul 26, 2012

  14. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (475) California Nov 20, 2010

    Is that the new batch of Silva? If so, it kinda sucks compared to the previous batch, huh?
  15. BigBarley

    BigBarley Savant (350) Texas Aug 5, 2011

    I have respect and admiration for everyone who posted a picture or a list. Only been a BA a couple years, and still have a lot to learn and try, but I gotta say, I love the hell out of beer. It's a hobby, a drink and a conversation point all in one, and more.

    I've had a few so I'm probably getting overly sentimental. And I'm definitely getting "beer porn syndrome" looking at these pics of obscure beer. Cheers!
  16. Yes it is. It was good, but far from the hype it initially received.

    Well, it was a shower for my soon to be newborn. So embarrassment doesn't come into play. This was for my family, so it was just a big celebration event. The next one for friends and random family members isn't going to be as fun I'm afraid. :(
  17. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012 Verified

    Gotcha and Congrats
  18. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (295) Illinois May 2, 2011 Beer Trader

    Was down in Miami visiting friends and family after traveling down to Hunahpu day. I brought a few bottles from Chicago, friends brought some stuff, then it was a great tasting.

  19. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (805) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    You have to add a king henry and Fantasia
    Heres a list for anyone that cant see:
    Black Note x2
    Damnation Batch 23
    120 MInute
    Doggie Claws
    2011 Lake Louie Scotch Ale
    2012 Lake Louie Scotch Ale
    Twilight of the Idols
    Dark Lord
    Black Butte XXI
    BA Naked Evil 2011
    BA Naked Evil 2012
    Zes Zes Zes
    Olde Hickory Imperial Dominance
    Olde Hickory Saison Revolution
    Enjoy By 4/1/13
    Southampton Cuvee De Fleurs
    Melange no. 3
    NG Wisconsin Belgian Red
    2010 Hunahpu
    2011 Hunahpu
    2012 Hunahpu
    Camp Braggot
    Mother Earth Windowpane Blackberries
    Surly Pentagram 2012
    Lawson's Kiwi DIPA
    Firestone Walker XVI
  20. thegodfather1076

    thegodfather1076 Savant (385) Ohio Oct 11, 2009

    Vertical Epic Tasting 03.03.13 - A great night!!!!!

    10 bottles (03.03.03 - 12.12.12) of beer, lamb, steak. bratwurst, bacon. crab cakes, potato pierogies, cheddar and potato pierogies, goat cheese, Taleggio cheese, cheddar cheese, and chocolate covered espresso beans.

  21. nsh221

    nsh221 Initiate (0) Colorado May 6, 2009


    DFH Faithfull Ale
    Renegade Elevated Wood
    Boulevard BBQ 2011
    FW 16
    2010 Rodenbach
    Funwkerks Deceit
    Achorage Love Buzz
    Crooked Stave Dry hopped L'Brett D'or
    CCB Cucumber Saison
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  22. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Advocate (690) Washington Jan 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    Pliny vs Heady
    07 Abyss vs 12 Abyss
    And a few in between.

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  23. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    So, aged Abyss, or fresh Abyss?
  24. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Advocate (690) Washington Jan 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    The consensus was: Heady>Pliny and 07>12 Abyss, but there was no 08 or 10 involved...
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  25. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (480) Illinois Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    WFT!? Holy SHiza!
  26. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Advocate (575) Colorado Sep 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Prospero, MEW and acurtis like this.
  27. unclejazz

    unclejazz Advocate (605) New York Oct 24, 2011 Beer Trader


    A fun Saturday night with brooklynbrews and a few other friends. The pressure cooker also held some delicious short ribs and the sweet potato/carrot mash were delicious. My favorite beer of the night was the Central Waters bourbon barley wine.

    Cheers !

    The Gowanus Alliance Mosiac IPA was also very tasty.
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  28. The main event was a tasting of almost all of Jolly Pumpkin's lineup, including a couple of rarities (Bambic and Perseguidor #5):


    A few other nice beers appeared at break times and to close out the night:

  29. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Champion (935) Maryland Feb 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    How olde were those OS BWs from DFH? Same with the Bigfoot's? I was just wondering which you like fresh, and which you like aged?
  30. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Champion (935) Maryland Feb 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    So jealous, I didn't get into craft beers until I stumbled across a 12/12/12 before a friend's party and was like this sounds awesome. I have stumbled across 10s and 11s, but my lead on 6 - 9, was a bust but landed me an OG Belgo and a 16th anniversary. Did you hand dip yours in your own wax?
  31. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

  32. lvoutlawjlh

    lvoutlawjlh Savant (370) Nebraska Mar 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    I was fortunate enough to buy most of these from a friend that either waxed them himself or got them waxed.
  33. closisinthehouse

    closisinthehouse Advocate (570) Florida Jun 10, 2011 Beer Trader

    A good friend of mine passed away a week ago and his family decided to drink some of the beers that he had as a way to celebrate his life. His last Saturday was Hunahpu day and he had a blast sharing brews with many and he was thrilled to finally get his hands on a Hunahpu.


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  34. Condolences to you and your friend's family. Cheers to him and his life!
  35. From SNB Brewing's Drink My Effin Beer (Note: It wasn't all my beer)


    Left to Right (sorry the side by sides aren't pictured side by side)
    Czar Jack 2011
    Czar Jack 2013
    Surette Reserva
    Barrel Aged Big Sound
    Barrel Aged Full Malted Jacket
    Lou Pepe Gueuze
    Fifth Element
    Infected Rosé De Gambrinus
    Fear & Trembling
    Coffee Break Abduction
    BCBS Cherry Rye
    Czar Jack 2012 - infected
    Fourteen Fourteen
    Saint Lamvinus (2010)
    Sede Vacante Ale
    BCBS Coffee 2013
    Sexy Mexican
    Straffe Hendrik Heritage 2011
    Barrel Aged Old Numbskull
    Double Sunshine
    Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
    Chez Monieux
    Sour in the Rye - Peach
    Acer Quercus
    Bourbon Barrel Quad
    Batch 50
    Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Silly
    Breakfast Stout

    Czar Jack Vertical

    Fourteen Fourteen vs Fifteen

    Five vs Pentagram
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  36. pattermj

    pattermj Savant (255) Virginia May 31, 2008

    Well we had a fairly fun barleywine tasting this weekend. A few fresh which I just wanted to try and a few I had been saving. Six of us total. When looking at other peoples tasting list it isn't much but for Galveston I think it was pretty good :)

    BA Bigfoot
    Sucaba 2013 (Honestly even without age was the winner)
    Arctic Devil 2012 (Good but needs age)
    Our Finest Regards (Second best, very different but I loved)
    Flying Mouflan
    Old Schoole 2010 (#3 on the list)
    Sisyphus 10-12 (10 was the best I thought)
    Bigfoot 09-13 (10 again I liked the most)
    Mirror Mirror 09 (Definitely past, I would recommend drinking if you have it still)
    Old Bluehair 2011 (Always a tasty one, if it were slightly cheaper I would get consistently)
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  37. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (685) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    An impromptu tasting with a few local BAs after a muling trip:


    Windowpane Fig & Raisin
    Bon Chien Grand Cru
    Side by side: Abner v. Heady (split decision) I preferred Abner. Heady has changed in nose and taste over the last year, IMO.
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  38. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (930) New York Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    What does one do when an out of town BA comes to town? Why you call the local crew and pull together a tasting. here was the lineup last night with LiquidDegenerate, thanks for the good times and the wicked hangover.

    Lost Abbey - Red Poppy
    7eventh Sun - FYA (thanks Jim!!!)
    Upright Sole Comp - BA Seven w/ Brett (#11 of 120)
    AleSmith - BA Kopi Speedway
    NEBCO - Attempted Redrum
    CCB - Campeador Greaves (thanks Jim!!! Long time want of mine!)
    Flying Dog - 2008 Horn Dog (7oz bottles!) x 2
    AleSmith - BA Decadence 2011
    Allagash - FV13
    Terrapin - Mosaic (Side Project)
    CCB - Hunahpu 2013 (thanks Jim!!!)
    Two Roads - Igor's Dream
    Midnight Sun - Arctic Devil

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  39. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Savant (425) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    The use of matching glassware is very impressive!
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