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

  1. MarcWP

    MarcWP Advocate (515) Arizona Dec 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Tortoise prefers Fou as well ;)

  2. cultclassic89

    cultclassic89 Advocate (705) Texas Oct 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    Hosted a bottle share at my apartment last night with @EA728 @BlackNotesIII and three other friends. We had a lot of stuff for six people!



    3F Hommage
    Cantillon Geuze 100% Lambic Bio
    CCB Brewer's Brunch Stout
    CCB Hunahpu's
    NG Serendipity
    Westbrook Rhubarb Remix
    Three Taverns Quasimodo
    Westbrook Mexican Cake
    Firestone 16th Anniversary
    Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
    TG/TH David
    TG PsuedoSue
    Terrapin/Green Flash Tangerine Dreamsicle
    CCB Lacto Guava Grove
    CCB Humidor Sour
    HF Everett
    Almanac Farmer's Reserve Blackberry
    Almanac Brandy Barrel Peche
    Lucid Silo
    Back Forty Paw Paw's Peach Wheat
    Saucony Creek Schnickelfritz
    Terrapin Liquid Bliss
    Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster
    DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus
    New Holland Dragon's Milk

    Hommage was the last beer of the night and the agreed upon favorite. Cheers!
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  3. nophunk

    nophunk Savant (350) Louisiana Nov 27, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I did 2013 Fou and Aurelian side by side in January. At the time, I picked Aurelian. The apricot flavor was more intense, and it had a really nice sourness at the time (I hear it's getting really sour now). That bottle of Fou was not apricot heavy and the funk wasn't there yet. I liked Fou more than Filmishmish back to back just a couple months ago. I didn't side by side West Ashley, but I did kill one solo last week and it was delicious. One of the most apricot forward beers I've had yet (b5).
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  4. justlovebeer

    justlovebeer Savant (300) Illinois Aug 16, 2013 Beer Trader

    Very cool tasting, I have been collecting beers as a gift for my wife and plan to give this set with the addition of West Ashley. I'm excited to hear that you rank Filmishmish so high. I had Fuzzy at a tasting and loved it. I'll let you know what I think when we have them side by side.
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  5. plutoniumpete

    plutoniumpete Savant (465) New Jersey Oct 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    So you've been collecting beers for you (r wife)?;)
  6. MarcWP

    MarcWP Advocate (515) Arizona Dec 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Can't wait for the new batch of Aurelian to be released. Their peach sour should also be something great. Nocturn B2 has been my favorite so far, love how the new blonde base takes a back seat and let's the blackberries shine through. Super dry which I love and is perhaps why I prefer lambics over most American sours.
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  7. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (575) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader


    With GRDave, Otis, and a couple other friends. Probably the best overall tasting I've been a part of.
  8. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Advocate (695) Illinois Jan 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    Twice a year as many of us as we can get together break out the latest and the greatest from our cellars. Thanks to @mrn1ceguy for hosting. @bstyle brought the funk. @ThirstT had the BA Abraxas showstopper. @jpsy422 brought back the BA Stone. @doublej584j has the southern hook up. @schmidtmattsays always has HF on him. More importantly than the beer, it was a great Saturday afternoon. But you came to see the beer, so here it is.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Top 5 in no particular order: Upright 7th Anniversary, Saison du Fermier, BA Abraxas, T-25, & DB Huna. Best surprises personally were how good the BA Mexican Cakes are and how much the NS Art #18 shined amongst stiff competition. On the flip side, BVDL doesn't improve with age and West Ashley was my least favorite of the entire funk lineup. BA Alpha Klaus w/Orange was easily the mascot of this tasting. Smelled like pledge. Tasted like acetone. Total garbage. I think the only beer not pictured is the growler of Toppling Goliath Zeelander. Pretty solid Saturday.
  9. sjjn

    sjjn Savant (415) New York Jun 4, 2004 Subscriber

    last week's monthly get together...[​IMG]
  10. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (325) California Nov 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    tasting from a few weeks ago:
  11. utfiero

    utfiero Savant (455) Texas Dec 20, 2013

    Imperial Stout test- sadly our notes were not very comprehensive

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  12. Poorpatz

    Poorpatz Savant (295) Massachusetts Apr 27, 2010

  13. ADTaber

    ADTaber Champion (830) South Carolina Apr 29, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Floyd D' Rue
    Rue D' Floyd
    Bottleworks XII
    DB Huna
    Mexican Cake
    Adam from the Wood
    Cherry Adam from the Wood
    De Molen/Narke Goths and Vandals
    Jolly Pumpkin/Anchorage Calabaza Boreal
  14. melting

    melting Savant (285) Florida Jul 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Another Monday in S. Florida

    Blueberry Flora


    Bell's BBA Cherry Stout
    Jackie O's BBA Skipping Stone

    Atrial Rubicite Blend 1 and 4
    3 Floyd's Conquistador de Muerte Porto, BA Black Sun w/ Cherries, and Chevalier
    Side Project Unblended Barrel 40
    Wooden Hell
    Le Roar Grzzzz Druiven

    Appreciation Batch 2

    I missed some individual shots, here is the final group shot.
  15. cappy201

    cappy201 Savant (275) Massachusetts Mar 25, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Fantastic tasting lineup provided by @Papparoachy, an amazingly generous BA

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  16. LancetherealLeader

    LancetherealLeader Champion (815) South Carolina Jul 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    Nice shots of the COAST glassware! :)
  17. melting

    melting Savant (285) Florida Jul 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Ha! All the Hill Farmstead stems were taken, lol.
  18. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (575) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

  19. atpca

    atpca Champion (800) California Jun 10, 2013 Beer Trader

  20. PuckIt

    PuckIt Savant (465) Pennsylvania Feb 6, 2014 Beer Trader

    That's a pricey cooler!
  21. tommykimchi

    tommykimchi Savant (290) California Dec 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    Little spiced stout tasting after closing at work!

  22. jacobbocce72

    jacobbocce72 Savant (390) Texas Dec 18, 2011

    Had a little Saison/Farmhouse tasting with some friends today. All beers were blind and poured by me...


    Order of preference:
    1) Tank 7
    2) Saison-Brett
    3) Sofie
    4) BFM 225
    5) Opal
    6) Philosophizer
    7) Birra (last by a long shot)
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  23. plutoniumpete

    plutoniumpete Savant (465) New Jersey Oct 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    Moving Party
    Night 1
    South Boston Irish Whiskey
    11+12 Dragons Milk
    9-11 Dble Crooked Tree
    9-11 IST
    Pickled Shark

    Night 2

  24. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Savant (300) Ohio Dec 20, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Main theme of the night was chili tasting. Had a great time as we always do! Here are just a few crappy iPhone pictures of the night.

    BA Abraxas and regular Abraxas


    DB Huna, regular Huna, lairds apple brandy BA grande negro voodoo Papi


    Personal whale harpooned and killed. Maple tripple! :eek: Thanks Josh!!!


    The food was amazing, 'Betsy Chili' took the cake.


    Pirate Bomb......arrrrrrrrrgh


    A little dessert. (Did a vanilla float with this one)


    Crappy ending picture. Another big thanks to Josh for hosting, and packing heat with some amazing bottles! ;)


    Cheers BAs!
  25. We had some friends come over for dinner Saturday and this is what it looked like at the end of our night. Our wives said,
    "I thought you were just going to try a couple of beers tonight?"

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  26. cultclassic89

    cultclassic89 Advocate (705) Texas Oct 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    I see Hibernal in the picture, but not in your list!
  27. cultclassic89

    cultclassic89 Advocate (705) Texas Oct 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    Had this share a few weeks ago with @EA728, @ajaylock, @allies_dad, @wiingman, and @Lehighace06.


    My favorites of the night out of the beers I had never had before were Ever Weisse and Brother Soigne'. Cinnamon Roll'd WnB was a personal whale of mine and was also excellent. I think a couple of the bottles aren't pictured here, like the CCB Cucumber Saison.

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  28. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 Poobah (1,120) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    And the Westvleteren was the Blond, for those keeping track at home. I don't think anyone at the table had ticked that one before (I've never had 8 or 12 either, saving 12 for my 1000th untappd checkin ;)), so it was pretty awesome to have that.

    There was also a 2nd Tired Hands growler, and one or two others I think as well. Good times!
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  29. jacobbocce72

    jacobbocce72 Savant (390) Texas Dec 18, 2011

    Yea... that was a little "pre-game" tasting. We felt it was just a little too different from the others to include in the regular tasting.
  30. cultclassic89

    cultclassic89 Advocate (705) Texas Oct 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    Oh okay, that makes sense. What did you think?
  31. jbwimer

    jbwimer Advocate (530) Pennsylvania Jun 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    Opened up a few bottles the other night. Small, but all of the beers were fantastic. Looking forward to the next one. Cheers to all you beer advocates and whalers!

  32. KCBeerNerd

    KCBeerNerd Advocate (535) Missouri Dec 20, 2013 Beer Trader

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  33. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    Last night - in order of appearance:







    Not pictured, but still enjoyed:

    Dogfish Head - World Wide Stout
    Fiddlehead - Second Fiddle
    Lawson's Finest - Sip of Sunshine
    Lagunitas - A Little Sumpin' Extra Ale
    Tilquin - Oude Gueuze
    New Glarus - Oud Bruin

    Grey Monday was the unanimous winner, followed by DB Jesus, and 16.
    Of the non stouts, A Little Sumpin' Extra won the honors from the majority, I believe.

    Another great night of drinking with friends.
    Thanks for hosting Paul and Vicki ~ Cheers!
  34. budsandsuds8

    budsandsuds8 Savant (375) Colorado Nov 24, 2009 Beer Trader

    Last night
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  35. kfordham281

    kfordham281 Savant (310) Georgia Oct 29, 2005 Beer Trader

    A friend has been talking about doing a huge Bruery tasting for a few years. It finally happened last weekend.

    Not pictured are a few years of Tart of Darkness.

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  36. jlira

    jlira Savant (330) California Jun 5, 2014 Beer Trader

    • There were 5 of us and it was by far the best night I've had drinking beer. [​IMG]
  37. Poorpatz

    Poorpatz Savant (295) Massachusetts Apr 27, 2010

    My wife and I and another couple not BA'ers
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  38. AntG21

    AntG21 Savant (320) Syria Aug 4, 2014

    What the 2nd one?
  39. Rimbimhoot

    Rimbimhoot Advocate (565) Illinois Sep 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Any noticeable difference in the Tart of Darkness vertical? Or vertical of the others?
  40. Rimbimhoot

    Rimbimhoot Advocate (565) Illinois Sep 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Very nice! I'm gonna do a bible belt vs bomb night. Did your group rank these at all?