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Shipyard's new bourbon barrel aged

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MontereyBay831, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. MontereyBay831

    MontereyBay831 Savant (360) California Dec 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    Has anyone drank it yet? I havent seen a review online, and haven't found a thread about it, so i was wondering what the deal is and how its drinking!

    I was lucky enough to score two of these (and the box itself that they came in).

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  2. I saw it, hand numbered around $15. I want to pick one up.
  3. I saw it, saw it said Shipyard on it it and picked up something else.
  4. I think it's commendable that Shipyard is attempting to mask their awful tasting beers with bourbon flavoring.
    plaid75, gameface23, ant880 and 7 others like this.
  5. jmw

    jmw Savant (450) North Carolina Feb 4, 2009

    Hell it works for everybody else. Why not ride this wagon?
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  6. reviews from friends on the Bourbon Barrel Smashed Pumpkin were not good.
  7. I loved the Bourbon Barrel Smashed Pumpkin. I then tried Bourbon Barrel Prelude... only beer I've drain poured so far. Depends on your tastes. Give it a try, got nothing [but $15] to loose...
  8. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    What is a double scottish ale? Wouldnt that be a scotch ale or wee heavy? Sounds weird to me.
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  9. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    None of the above.
  10. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Really? Im looking at the style descriptions and they seem closely related. Scottish ales have their own sub-categories. And this is the first time I've ever seen someone call a beer a double scottish ale. What is their significant difference that keeps a wee heavy from being it's imperial version?
  11. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Savant (315) California Dec 10, 2011

    Aged in a butter barrel?
  12. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    In my opinion at least, the styles aren't closely related enough to say that a wee heavy is just a big version of a Scottish ale. I'm aware that the brewing process is similar and they have other similar properties, but to me, the end result is that the two styles just don't taste that similar. If a brewer wants to make a beer and call it a double Scottish ale instead of a wee heavy, I'm all for it.
  13. I had a glass of Bourbon bbl aged Prelude a couple of weeks ago and it was quite enjoyable. Thankfully it did not taste like Bourbon and surprisingly did not detect any diacetyl.
  14. I would love to try the Bourbon bbl aged Prelude.. Is it a bomber sized bottle ?
  15. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Savant (395) California Aug 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Let's just say that Detour you have in the background is most likely going to be better. Average beer, not worth the $15 I paid
  16. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Aficionado (235) Maine Jun 20, 2009

    If the first 3 Shipyard BBL offerings are any indication....I rated 1 decent, 1 poor, and 1 undrinkable. None was worth the $. (and they're a style I like, and that price point doesn't usually deter me in the least)
  17. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Savant (275) California Feb 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Doesn't work for Founders
  18. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Savant (420) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    It doesn't?!
  19. Had a bottle of this last night, not worth the $15. They need to improve on their barrel program or lower the cost.
  20. I wouldn't suggest buying it. I only paid that insane amount for the bourbon aged pumpkin ale because I've got this urge to try every pumpkin beer ever made, and it was pretty MEH. I prefer their original Smashed Pumpkin over this one that was twice the price and half the excitement.
  21. I love Shipyard's export ale, but everything else I have had from them is not good. I'd be hard pressed to spend $15 on any bomber, let alone something from them. No thanks.
  22. VTMoondog

    VTMoondog Aficionado (180) Vermont Apr 14, 2013

    Wrong move....this stuff is REALLY good.
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  23. I have yet to have a Shipyard beer that I liked.
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  24. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Advocate (520) Idaho Dec 7, 2010

    My stomach is CHURNING just thinking about it....HEYO!
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  25. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Savant (400) Florida Jan 26, 2012

    butter.....churning. i get it
  26. Shipyard can fuck off.
  27. VTMoondog

    VTMoondog Aficionado (180) Vermont Apr 14, 2013

    We all have our own opinions and tastes, and thats fine. No need to be rude. I've not been impressed with many of Shipyard's offerings, but this one, which was on tap at a local bar, just happens to be pretty darn tasty. To each their own...