12 Days of Christmas – 2019 Style!

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  1. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 10 from @RuckIt brings a HF bottle for sure. Taste reminded me of Anna, which I love. This is such a great beer. My guess was Vera Mae but I was wrong, of course lol.

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    Wine barrel dry hopped Dorothy. Close to perfection. My girlfriend who dislikes most beer tried it and said ‘ooh that’s good’.

    Part 2 because Dave is a madman:
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    Another 3F offering. This has that classic blue cheese and sweaty feet smell, or awesome. I guessed Golden Blend based on me not having had it before and RuckIt leaving a clue on slack.
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    I never thought I’d get to try OGV or Golden Blend let alone both on back to back nights. All the thanks Dave!
     
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  2. Swcreed013

    Swcreed013 May 14, 2015 Illinois
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    Big thanks to @tommyguz for all 3 Voodoo bottles, again he was very generous in helping me out to get these in your 12dox box.
     
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  3. NJB145

    NJB145 May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    Special thanks to @dannyfayy and @robgage for supplying the Voodoo.
     
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  4. FlintB

    FlintB May 27, 2017 Michigan

    On to day 6 of 7 DoX from @Corriecrafts . This is a small format bottle that I am unfamiliar with, with white wax. It pours a dark brown, not quite black, with a foamy tan head that persists and laces the glass nicely.

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    This is roasty, with nice bitter chocolate notes and a dry finish. Hints of coffee, and this has definitely seen oak. I don't think this is a barleywine or stout, it drinks like a really nice robust porter. I'm not picking up any adjuncts, I think all the flavors are craftsmanship. Reveal...

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    BBA Marble Palace from Fifty West, a BBA stout with cacao nibs and vanilla. Definitely getting more cacao on the nose as it warms up a bit. Really tasty, thank you Corrie!
     
  5. mervmurry

    mervmurry Aug 24, 2007 Ohio
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    Day 10 from @dannyfayy poured a deep red with a little to no head. There were special instructions to share this beer with Jan. Jan really likes cherries and dark berries, so we knew it had to be a sour with some combination of those fruits.
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    At first I was thinking this was Jammy with vanilla but as I sipped on it more I realized that this was straight cherries with vanilla. But I was also getting a distinct oaky barrel characteristic that I couldn’t put my finger on. I assumed this was a Casey beer but didn’t know which one other than it had cherries and vanilla in it. I guess if I did a quick search on Untappd I could’ve found it really quick, but I was sharing it with my beautiful wife over dinner and didn’t want to pull out my phone.

    The reveal... Casey BBA East Bank Preserves with Cherries and Vanilla!
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    This was so fruity and complex. I loved how well the cherries played with the bourbon and vanilla! It reminded me of a cherry cobbler. Jan really loved it too! She rarely drinks 10+ oz of any sour, but she did tonight. Thanks @dannyfayy!
     
  6. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    Day #10, ad I'm splitting with friends. Barreled Sould - Honey Pot 14.2 Wheat Wine aged in Weller barrels. It smells and tastes like Weller too

    Nice beer...lots of Bourbo . Thanks @smanson56
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  7. robgage

    robgage Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 10 and I am barely comatose. After an eight hour drive with whiny kids...I was pumped to jump into what @vitaminvert had planned for me. I had no clue based on wax or bottle format. Sweet, and yet a spicey dry finish. This bottle screams vanilla and rye and it is so, so right. As it warms it just gets better and better.
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    Here be monsters vanilla rye. An exceptional pour. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my evening.

    Also, had a pour from my wife’s Day 10 mead. An exceptional traditional mead highlighting orange blossom. Fantastic! Thanks @Dan_K

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  8. treznor

    treznor Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Day 10 non stout from @core42.

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    Has a Bells cap, so whipped out some pgw!

    Pours a clear straw, lightly tart, no fruit, nice and clean.

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    Nice palate cleanser, which is needed after all this damn stout! Cheers jeff!
     
  9. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    [​IMG] Definitely a BA stout, adjunct free it tastes like. Tons of barrel
     
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  10. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    That VRHBM is amazing
     
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  11. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    [​IMG] New tick, this is really getting awesome as it warms up. So much barrel I love it. Cheers @FlintB !
     
  12. oline73

    oline73 Sep 18, 2009 Maryland
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    Thanks @tommyguz !
     
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  13. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Jan 18, 2017 California
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    On to day 10 from @Nichols33:
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    Another plain silver cap with no plastic stopper. The HF glass is dirty, so a nice excuse to use my new one. The smell on this has a ton going on, but I am struggling to place any of it. The taste is definitely not HF, but other than some lemon, I am not sure on any of the flavors. Little bit of tartness, little funk, and a dry finish. This is super drinkable and excellent, but no idea what it is?
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    Well, got dumb lucky with the glass choice. My first bottled Suarez, so understandable I did recognize it. This is really nice, thanks Jeff!
     
  14. oline73

    oline73 Sep 18, 2009 Maryland
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    My day 10 from @Swcreed013 was another wishlist bottle! I got excited when I saw the Bottle Logic cap and knew what this was with my first sip.
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    Arcane Rituals was a treat to drink. I really like well done barleywines, and this one is near the top of my list. Another huge thank you to Scott!
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    Also, I need to work early tomorrow so I’ll double up the bourbon on NYE.
     
  15. campa86

    campa86 Mar 9, 2014 California
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    Doing my best to keep up on Dec 29th the roty @SouthernSips gave me another great stout from a new tick brewery Trimtab brewery ' s language og thunder. I got nibs but the nuts failed me. Tho it was a most excellent stout.

    On the pre pre of new years I got me a nice break from the richness.

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    Another fine Suarez brew call to mind.
     
  16. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    Not sure whether to be sad or happy, but we're on to Day 10 and @KyleDavis is absolutely destroying my fucking wishlist. I had Casey on my profile and I feel like by the end of this I'm going to of had every fucking one they've ever made...

    Anyways, living that #PGW life and pour is golden instead of red which is a change. Super excited.

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    Thinking this is apricots. Funk is amazing as always and the acidity on this one lies somewhere between the Cherry + Vanilla and Raspberry + Peaches I've previously enjoyed. Absolute banger once again.

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    Family Preserves Peaches! Honestly, on first sip it is all funk but there's this residual taste with a sweetness that's gotta be the peaches. I mistook it as apricot but it's the same flavor as the lingering flavor last night. Though these are literally the only two peach beers I've ever had, so I'm not too worried about nailing down that flavor.

    Thanks Kyle! Legendary box continues...
     
  17. sj3324

    sj3324 Jun 9, 2011 Missouri
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    Day 8 courtesy of @sembo was enjoyed at my in-laws who are bud light drinkers, so don’t mind the pgw. This poured pitch black with tons of maple and vanilla. It was so damn good!
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  18. sj3324

    sj3324 Jun 9, 2011 Missouri
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    Day 9 from @sembo got lots of vanilla sweetness. Also some coconut along with chocolate and nice barrel presence. Appears to be another Forager.[​IMG]
    no guess on this one but it was delicious. Forager Crema. Another big time want that I never thought I’d try!
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    Eric, I can’t say enough how crazy these days have been!
     
  19. sj3324

    sj3324 Jun 9, 2011 Missouri
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    Day 10 from @sembo appears to be another forager. Lots of cinnamon here. And maple. Those two are most powerful. Detecting some faint coconut on the finish. Another killer beer.
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    Forager Dribbles. All of these forager beers have been so damn enjoyable. They appear to be great at making sure all of their adjuncts work well together and not make one dominate the beer too much. So glad I finally got to try some of them.
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  20. Nichols33

    Nichols33 Apr 2, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Thanks fellas! Always wanted to try some
     
  21. core42

    core42 May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    I was a bit surprised that you had ticked this one before since this is the first time that it has been bottled. It must have been at a festival so I included a whole bottle for you enjoy.
    PS...I should've kept that glass for myself :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  22. KyleDavis

    KyleDavis Aug 20, 2015 Ohio

    Check the back of the bottle, it should say “Galaxy,” meaning it was also dry-hopped with Galaxy hops after the fruit addition. Casey dry-hopped fruit beers are some of their best.

    Glad you’re enjoying everything! You’re going to need that glass one more time.....
     
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  23. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Finally feeling normal again, so trying to get a few of these brews down before the new year.

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    Thick looking stout. First sip and whoa, wasn’t expecting it, but there’s some heat here. Caught me off guard. Definitely a stronger pepper presence than the last spiced stout.

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    Another completely off-my-radar brew. Very nice. Coffee came forward as it warmed.

    Went for round 2 and saw the Oddside Ales cap. I’ve had a few beers from them, so wondering if this was a variant. Coffee, maple, smoke and spice. Thought I might have the Rye Hipster Brunch on my hands. Thanks @Lazhal, can’t wait to crack the last few.

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  24. Dad_of_Rad

    Dad_of_Rad Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    Sorry guys...some issues last couple of days so gotta catch up.

    Day 7: Rolled a 3 - so grabbed that number from @soma27 . My pic w/liquid was blurry but trust me it was dark as night. Smell is coffee. The cap was Trillium so maybe a version of PM Dawn or Night & Day?

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    Reveal: Permutation 109! Another new tick. The coffee is front & center, while the other adjuncts support for some balance. Silky. Really great beer! Thanks Chris!

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    Day 8: Rolled a 12 - last of @tsgooch79 12-day beer. Shocker - pours pitch black. Aroma is liquid, boozy Milky Way.

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    Reveal: The cap shows it’s from Kane. I won’t guess cause I just want to drink this, it’s so luxurious. It’s Saturday Night Lights! So much flavor. It’s sweet for sure and hard to believe it’s not liquid candy. But the mouthfeel & flavors are awesome. Really awesome. Thanks again Travis for another great beer experience!

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  25. Dad_of_Rad

    Dad_of_Rad Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    I was disappointed I didn’t buy this beer after drinking it at their member party in early December. I’m not the biggest fan of this style but I loved that beer. Untappd released a bunch of top 10 lists - one of which was the top 10 descriptions of beer. “Smooth” was in the top 10. Consequently, I saw a bunch of tweets about what “smooth” is/means. This beer is smooth ; )
     
  26. Dad_of_Rad

    Dad_of_Rad Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    Thanks for the welfare check ; ) Between that & the massive migraine I had all day on Sunday, I definitely have been re-prioritizing. Then I posted to last year’s thread accidentally-ish.

    I’d say I’m prioritizing quality over quantity, but all of the beers have been high quality. It also looks like I’m in for more high ABV treats for the last couple of days. The days left are 1, 7 & 11(A&B). Just rolled for tonight - looks like 11 A & B will be waiting until Jan 1.

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  27. Mikexw

    Mikexw Mar 3, 2014 New York
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    After making sure I'm in the right thread (some people don't do that), here's my last wrapped beer from @Dad_of_Rad ...

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    By this point, I know I'm getting a BA Imperial Stout. And the black cap implies Transient (which I've just learned this week). Tasting this I get TONS of maple, plus the barrel (and lots of vanilla-chocolatey goodness). Coffee is there too, especially in the nose.

    This has got to be one of Buckley variants -- and given the maple I'd be surprised if it wasn't Canuckley. Jumping ahead to the reveal...

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    ...2019 Canuckley it is. Aged in Maple-Bourbon barrels. Yum. I think I got two of my beers right, probably should/could have gotten more. Thanks for this one Benji!!
     
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  28. Mikexw

    Mikexw Mar 3, 2014 New York
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    And while I'm posting, here's the first kill shot of the week -- 6 day Locals version -- just the wrapped beers, although some of the extras were up there with any of these...

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    Thanks for the ride @Dad_of_Rad !!
     
  29. Dicers

    Dicers Sep 2, 2012 California
    Fest Crew Society Trader

    My Dearest Scott,

    A holiday hangover package of mostly hops was sent yesterday. It should arrive just after the new year for an easy way to ween yourself off of this BIF. I picked up some cans directly from breweries, but I believe unfortunately 1 can is about 2 months old and I didn't realize it until today. It should still be good and is not the focal point of the box. I hope you enjoy the final 2 days of the box!

    All the Best,
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  30. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    Sadly, 6dox must come to an end eventually. Short day at work today, so decided to enjoy an afternoon beer since I'm spending NYE with the girlfriend, and probably won't be drinking where we're going.

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    14% stout according to the letter @JasonR1975 sent. Has a slight boozy nose, and upon first taste, almost thought this might be a spiced stout, but quickly through that thought away upon a few more sips. Not sure what this is, besides good.

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    Kentuckley! Yet another beer not on my radar at all. Jason, you did an awesome job hitting favorite styles while simultaneously introducing me to breweries I've either never heard of, or have barely touched. Still have quite a number of extras to go through over the coming days or weeks (depending on what I get around to opening them), but all of those have also been solid. Thank you so much for an awesome 6(+1) days! It was also great getting to dome all of them (except one), though a little help on a couple of the sours would have been nice lol

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  31. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    Also, ISO Homes basically forever
     
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  32. NJB145

    NJB145 May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    Day 11 brings a familiar sized bottle with a familiar black cap. Seeing the cork confirmed my suspicions that @PassMeAZima had sent me another Cantillon bottle.
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    The aroma of this made me think that this might be a LPF, but I don’t recall any Lou Pepes being this dry. This definitely has a wine feel to it and I’m enjoying it a lot.
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    Cantillon Brabantiae!!! This was great Jason...thanks so much!
     
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  33. smanson56

    smanson56 Feb 15, 2014 New Hampshire
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    And we have a winner some lucky person in here just won themselves a box of beer!
     
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  34. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    Box 3 arrived from @sj3324 with a soft AF shirt, a new glass shape and some packing material (more beer)

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    Thanks Seth, looking forward to warmer weather when it is tshirt weather, and you are keeping me inebriated well beyond January 1 now
     
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  35. treznor

    treznor Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    I'm quite glad you sent the glass. Honestly, I had to wrestle it from my wife for this beer since it was PGW, otherwise she's drank every other beer out of it since it came. She said it 'makes her feel like she's drinking like Jesus'.

    On the Le Batteur, you started drinkin' early today? I'd never checked it in before. I've checked in Le Bretteur but not Le Batteur. Le Bretteur was indeed checked in at a festival (Rare Beer in Denver in 2016). A friend of mine checked into Le Batteur at the same festival, so its possible Bell's had both, but he also occasionally doesn't check into the correct beers, so who knows? :slight_smile:
     
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  36. core42

    core42 May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Ahhh I must have looked at the Le Bretteur when I was creeping on your check ins prior to 12 DoX started.
    I'm glad Mrs Trez likes the glass too! It's hand made so while they had 6 of the "same" glass at the General Store the one that I sent was my favorite
     
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  37. Nichols33

    Nichols33 Apr 2, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Happy New Year ladies and gents!

    Day 11 courtesy of @NJB145 is cork and cage, with lots of fruit on nose. I’m guessing a Casey.

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    Lots of fruit in this, really no acidity or tart. My brother thinks peaches, I’m thinking apricot. We’ve both confused those with nectarines. Regardless, the beer is phenomenal, so smooth, almost a juice type mouthfeel. Really good.

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    Casey Supreme Clientele ‘19 w/Apricots and Peaches. So good, thanks Nate
     
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  38. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Alright, time to see what this little guy holds.

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    I did a terrible job with the paper removal, so the black top and hint of can gave the brewery away. It’s Revolution. So I’m about to get hit with a big ‘ol barleywine or stout.

    Pours and looks like a stout, but it smells sweet. Taste is super sweet, dark fruits, what is going on here? This has to be a stout, but these flavors scream barleywine.

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    Deth by Plums! Well that explains it! I had completely forgot about this brew. Way to keep me on my toes @Lazhal
     
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  39. tsgooch79

    tsgooch79 May 6, 2014 Kentucky
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    Day 6 is here, which makes me sad. But, I have one more wrapped day from @swenny916, which makes me not sad.

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    This looks to be a smaller format bottle, maybe a 500ml? Pours golden, smells funky. I don’t get any distinct fruits on this one, but based on the bottle shape and the couple of New Glarus extras Jay sent, I’d venture a guess that this is some sort of the R&D series New Glarus does, but beyond that, I haven’t a clue.

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    R&D Vintage 2016. I really dig this one.

    Thanks for an awesome 6 days and all the killer extras, Jay!
     
  40. Dicers

    Dicers Sep 2, 2012 California
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    Penultimate day.........

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    Poured blind. I get a lot of bourbon and adjuncts. This is a pastry beer of some sort. Cold it tastes like vanilla and as it warmed up it possible it has hazelnuts. Honestly this is tasty, boozy, but I have Zero idea. I don't really get coconut but based on @Bum4ever 's location I'll tentatively guess BA Pastry method

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    Welp I'm very wrong. Nutella is a stretch and I don't get any banana's. This beer is tasty and Im a sucker for good Aslin beer, so I am in no way disappointed by this. 16.5% while I work may have been a bit ambitious by me oh well. Thanks again Josh!
     
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