12 Days of Christmas – 2019 Style!

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  1. treznor

    treznor Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Yeah, she likes it enough that I'm not entirely certain when I'll actually get to use it instead of her :slight_smile: Anyway, happy wife, happy life. Or in my case, not-entirely-made-at-me-at-the-moment wife, moderately okay life!
     
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  2. timmy2b

    timmy2b Jan 24, 2007 New York
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    missed December 29ths beer. Will drink next.

    Saw the cap so I knew to use the proper glass. The beer pours dark and smells barrel aged. Pours dark and has a slightly fruity smell to it. Tastes like it has some sort of soft fruit in it but couldn't put my finger on it so I opened the wrapping. Listermann - Imperial Cickow! Peach Brandy Double Brown Ale. Thanks @ltjska04
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  3. core42

    core42 May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Day 11 brings a bomber bottle & a cap that looks semi-familiar as I haven't seen a Lakewood cap in a bit
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    Definitely fruit & obviously a stout so I think it is raspberry temptress but I'm getting a woody or maybe oxidized taste on the backend. There is no spirit component but I don't know if they oak aged it maybe?
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    No barrel aging just good ol texas aging, it's a 2015 Raspberry Temptress. Haven't had a Temptress in quits a while & pretty sure that I have never had a raspberry one
     
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  4. Swcreed013

    Swcreed013 May 14, 2015 Illinois
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    Oh no...No more beer is necessary my very generous sender. The 2 boxes you have previously send have been unbelievable.

    I’m about to open day11, feels cork and cage like, I’m excited.
     
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  5. ltjska04

    ltjska04 Jun 1, 2005 Kentucky

    Sad the last day is upon me but excited to see what awaits. 500ml bottle with black cap; when opened it wanted to ooze out the bottle. The pour is... foamy.
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    What they call a Milk Pour in the Czech Republic! Sipping from the bottle I get rich malt, tingly carbonation, and lots of phenolics. Maybe a Belgian Quad style?
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    It's They Reminisce Over You from Honest Weight, a barrel aged Old Ale! Once the carbonation got knocked out of it I got a bit more dark fruit but no barrel. Still has a weird Belgian thing going on. I don't see a date on the bottle but not sure it's supposed to taste like this. Thanks for giving me the chance to try it @TheOneTC; I really appreciate all the beers and immensely enjoyed my 6 days and extras!
     
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  6. sirhc3034

    sirhc3034 May 22, 2014 Texas
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    Day 11 finds me with a 12 ounce bottle and a familiar bottle cap. I know this one Central Waters. Pours jet black with a nose of Bourbon. [​IMG]
    Taste follows nose, though less bourbon than I expected. Finally one I can guess on. It’s got to Be Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout....[​IMG]
    Dammit! I was almost right. Brewers Reserve Rye Barrel Stout. This is a great brew and a new tick for me. Thanks @mnbearsfan!!
     
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  7. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    I had that beer in my 12 Days too. Can confirm very nice.
     
  8. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    Let’s get it going! Little out of order on the days (@Dave_Treat approved). Green bottle, Cantillon cork. Tons of funk, blue cheese on the nose. Pours a reddish tint. Taste is tart berry. If I didn’t know better I’d say it was strawberry. Gonna take my time on this one. Reveal to come.
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  9. swenny916

    swenny916 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Two bottles tonight from @Yourahoser. With family so hoping to post tonight, but may be tomorrow.

    Cheers and Happy New Years everyone!
     
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  10. MTKATL

    MTKATL Jun 9, 2015 Georgia
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    day 6a from @PA-Michigander is a looooong time want. Bourbon is present with barley wine sweetness. Loads of caramel. Great, great beer.
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    I’m speechless. Wtf happened? This beer was initially caramel and bourbon overload. As it warmed I got maple and coconut, but in a balanced symphony of flavors. I’m absolutely shocked when I pull this out of the package. I’m still speechless...

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    I may be out for all future 12Dox as this will never be beaten. You absolutely killed it, Nick. Thanks for a great 6+days!
     
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  11. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    Day 11 brings a beautiful saison with what I guess to be wine barrels.

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    it's so good, I don't care that I'm not right again.

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    Sunsets 2017 Sara/Side Project Collab aged on french oak.

    So good, thanks @sj3324
     
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  12. Corriecrafts

    Corriecrafts Nov 11, 2014 Kentucky
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    Day 5

    This was a bitter sweet day. Was excited to pop this beeb and watch my Cardinal's beat UK. However one one was really really good that night.
    @Coorsy hit me with another want thanks my man this beer was delicious and helped me through the night!
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  13. treznor

    treznor Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Day 11 stout from @core42

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    At friends for NYE, so pardon the environment and lack of pgw :slight_smile: looks like more transient. Surely I'm running out of uckleys but can't figure it out after a handful of cocktails, beers, and shots.

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    Shared a bit with the rest of the peeps and drinking the rest. Transient Buckley Reserve #1. Really good, just what I needed after a glass of spiced dark rum :slight_smile: Seriously though, this is really nice. Thanks Jeff!
     
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  14. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    First time having this beer. It does not disappoint. I prefer RdG to Kriek and I follow suit with this one. I wouldn’t kick either of them out of bed for eating crackers....but I’ll take LPF over LPK. Can’t thank ya enough for getting to try this one @Dave_Treat . And a solo dome nonetheless. #L4L
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  15. Corriecrafts

    Corriecrafts Nov 11, 2014 Kentucky
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    Day 6

    I might have accidentally swap days with day 5 and day 6. However for the better

    Happy New Year. As soon as I pop this immediately was hit with that sweet mead aroma.
    Blueberries upfront following with nice touch of cinnamon, finishing with great coding of vanilla! Perfect juice to end this 6DOX @Coorsy
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    Great mead. A ton of depth with the fruit, vanilla and making the crumble crust pop @Devman171 Rick flair'd this mead.

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    Thanks again you to bringing in 2020 with a very nice treat here. Cheers pimpin's
     
  16. Corriecrafts

    Corriecrafts Nov 11, 2014 Kentucky
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    Lol I just realized this too. Was way confused why I was drinking Day 5 today! Worked out great tho.
     
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  17. Devman171

    Devman171 May 16, 2013 Maryland
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    Cheers buddy, bottle 1 of 1
     
  18. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Jan 18, 2017 California
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    Wanted to give a shout-out to the man who runs this craziness. Thanks for the assist with this one @Dave_Treat
     
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  19. FlintB

    FlintB May 27, 2017 Michigan

    Day 7 of 6 DoX from @Corriecrafts , thank you for the fun journey!

    Pours jet black and viscous. Decadent nose, cacao nibs, vanilla, maybe hazelnut?



    Big stout. Big roast, bitter chocolate, definitely has seen oak. Reveal:

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    Braxton Dark Charge Maple Breakfast. Really tasty, thank you Corrie!

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  20. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    [​IMG] This is amazing, definitely getting barrel and tropical fruit notes but not sure what.
     
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  21. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    [​IMG] Another new tick and amazing beer, thanks so much @FlintB you killed it
     
  22. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    [​IMG] Cracked into an extra, first time trying this thanks @FlintB
     
  23. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

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    Day 11 from @RuckIt and it’s another Cantillon. I’ve had more Cantillon in the last 11 days than the last few years. This is absolutely fantastic but I’m at a loss for what it could be. Lemon rind, funk and quite sweet.

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    50N 4E because why not?!

    Part B brings another 750 HF.
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    Their beer is so delicate, soft and vivacious. This turned out to be something I never knew existed. I’ve had the non-BA version of this and this iteration is much improved.
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    I’ll have a full group shot tomorrow but RuckIt I am forever indebted to your amazing generosity you showed me during these 12 Days.
     
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  24. soma27

    soma27 Dec 18, 2014 New York
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    I am sad to post this, as my 6 days are now over
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    @Franfab sent a Casey Jammy as an unlabeled blank day earlier, and this was very similar. Guessing a slightly different version?

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    Jammy Vanilla - a beer I didn’t even know existed but very happy to try. Will post a kill shot tomorrow, but this 6 days blew me away. Thank you so much Frank.
     
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  25. Dad_of_Rad

    Dad_of_Rad Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    Whew....late night. Hope everyone had a festive new year! Should be caught up after these Day 10 & 11 reveals.

    Day 10: Dark pour but more brown with red highlights and thinner than other dark pours. Smell is boozy & full of ‘nilla.

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    Reveal: Singlecut Mr. Alarming. Another new tick & new brewery. Double-barrel, double-vanilla imperial stout. Tasty! Dangerously drinkable with the low viscosity, lower syrupiness.

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    Day 11: 2020 is here. Twenty years since the digital realm worried about the transition to the new century. No worries about this beer. Got a decent idea with the bronze wax.

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    Reveal: Woo hoo - Mornin’ Delight! No words, just an awesome, flavorful, generous treat to ring in the New Year. Thanks @soma27 !

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  26. smanson56

    smanson56 Feb 15, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Sorry for being a little late to post but I did get my 2fer from @treznor opened and drank yesterday. 2 22oz bombers marked open together.[​IMG]
    Opened the bottle on the right first and saw that it had the Olde Hickory Brewing cap.Poured a dark back with a nice barrel aged nose.[​IMG]
    Then move on to the second bottle deep black with some wonderful coffee in the nose. As enjoyable as the first one was the second on to me is much better less barrel but the coffee is great. So on to the reveal[​IMG]
    So here we have the blue label which is The Event Horizon and the red label which is The Event Horizon Spectrum 1. I know every ones tastes are different but I much preferred the Spectrum 1.
    Thanks for sharing these Mike.
     
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  27. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I’ve fallen a little behind on posting, but not drinking.
    Day 10 from @Syracuse12
    After running around all day on Monday I was ready for a beer.
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    Dennis said this one was from Vermont. It’s definitely a HF bottle shape. Nice amount of barrel, but it doesn’t overpower the beer. Lots of vanilla, some coffee. Really nice beer, nothing overpowering, and it’s smooth!!
    Not familiar with HF stouts and porters so I cant really guess which bottle it is.
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    Birth of tragedy - Finca Vista Hermosa & Alaka. This beer is sooo smooth. Another fantastic brew from Dennis. Thanks buddy.
     
  28. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 11 is here and before I get to my beer, my family has a tradition. We say no to our friends and family (we get invited to 5 parties/dinners every year). And we go to the strip district. First stop is Pamelas diner for pancakes. Then we buy a ton of food/coffee/candy then we go home and cook. Here is our his and hers lasagna (I can’t eat ricotta and my wife doesn’t eat tomatoes. Haha).
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    Now that lasagna is done, time for day 11 beer. @Syracuse12 says it’s a wishlist bottle. I caught a glimpse of the purple wax, and if this is what I think it is, I’m excited.
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    Purple wax, Perennial bottle shape. Great carbonation. Perfect mouthfeel. Tonssss of barrel. Starts off as a stout and finish’s like a Barleywine. This is amazing. I had Perennial Anniversary on my wishlist, and I’m pretty sure I’ve spent over $300 on razzles for this bottle. Can’t believe Dennis sent me 1.
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    There she is. Perennial Anniversary 2018. I didn’t want this bottle to end. I drank this Beauty over 3 hours last night. Just perfection. Thanks Dennis !! You could have just sent this bottle and I would have been thrilled. It’s been an amazing ride, sad it’s over. But I still have 1 day, and 4 wrapped floaters left.
     
  29. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    Big thanks to our organizer and benefactor @Dave_Treat for providing that bottle.
     
  30. robgage

    robgage Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 11 yesterday brought another gem! Yet another Weldwerks logo in the wax. I’ve given up trying to guess what these beers could be. So, I’ll focus on adjuncts. This is another crazy thick beer. Reminds me a lot of the day 10 vanilla rye. Similar sweetness with the same rye spicey finish. This one I think has coffee in it. I taste an enjoyable bitter roast. No clue what it is...but I love it. It’s hitting all the things I love in a beer.
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    The reveal
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    It’s a Weldwerks Horus collab. This is why I love this BIF. Never heard of this beer, but it’s easily one of my new favorites. Fabulous. Thank you @vitaminvert

    My wife also dove into her Day 11 mead compliments of @Dan_K this pour is packed with berries. Love the additional vanilla from the oak! Thanks fellas!
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  31. timmy2b

    timmy2b Jan 24, 2007 New York
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    Nicely Tart but not a lot of fruit at all. My first ever Rhinegeist. Thanks @ltjska04

    This was supposed to be day 5, but I wasn't home to drink it so I saved it for day 6, beer 2. Wrapping paper got wet on my deck where I was keeping it cold so no before pic, my apologies group!
     
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  32. mervmurry

    mervmurry Aug 24, 2007 Ohio
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    First off, Happy New Year to everyone reading this!!! I can't believe 12 DoX is almost over! On Day 11, @dannyfayy sent me this super sexy, orange waxed, 12oz bottle of thiccc stout. I was out and about running errands and delivering a local Secret Santa gift to a friend. I shared this beaut with him. I was pretty sure this was what @KyleDavis opened on Day 10... Voodoo Black Magick Aged In Double Oaked Bourbon Barrels...
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    And I was right! This beer was a little sweeter than the other Voodoos I had earlier in the 12 DoX. Nonetheless, it was well balanced with notes of chocolate, dark fruit and tons of delicious oak. It was a tasty beverage for certain! Thanks Dan.
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    When I got home we hosted a little dinner party and shared some of the extras Dan sent. I think I am down to just the Endless Ending and the Veil stout he sent me as extras, which I hope to finish in the next couple days. First we drank the Grist House Kapow Kandy, which was a heavily fruited sour with strawberry, passion fruit, guava, APRICOTS! and hibiscus. This one really impressed us. You could literally taste every adjunct in the beer. That was really cool to me. Usually when I drink a sour with guava and passion fruit, I get only those fruits. Thanks for the tasty extra, @dannyfayy!
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    And to ring in the new year, I had earmarked this beer to share... Casey FBP Raspberry and Peach! The friend we had over love sours, so we drank about 6-8 different ones. This was the best one of the night! I got more raspberry than peach with a more restrained acidity than I have noticed from the FB series as of late. This was a great Casey beer!
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    Thanks again for all these awesome beers, @dannyfayy! I can't wait for Day 12, even though it is the end of 12 DoX!
     
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  33. UcDru

    UcDru Aug 15, 2013 Ohio
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    Day 10

    Roll was a 7

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    This was fantastic. Coffee up front followed and rounded out by a maple sweet finish.

    Beer B was another bottle logic brew!
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    Number crunch! Thanks @campa86 the hits keep coming
     
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  34. UcDru

    UcDru Aug 15, 2013 Ohio
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    Day 11 and 11 was the roll!

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    This was real sweet chocolate up front followed by a little cinn spice on the finish.

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    Mumford J Wakefield collab imp stout with cinnamon

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    11A beer was Modern Times Foedee tones. This was a chocolate bomb so much so that I didnt get much coconut. There are some tannic characteristics from the oak foeder as well. Mouthfeel on point in this creamy delight! Thanks @campa86 ! 1 day left!
     
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  35. soma27

    soma27 Dec 18, 2014 New York
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    The kill shot is below, but wanted to thank @Franfab one final time. Just a killer 6 days:
    • Weldworks Mediacnoche
    • Duck Duck Gueze
    • DL variant
    • Flora
    • Prop 19
    • Jammy + Jammy Vanilla
    What a great variety, loved every one. Made me remember how much more HF I need to have, as that Flora was perfect.

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    And for my fourth year in a row, thanks to @Dave_Treat for organizing. I mostly lurk on this site outside of this BIF, but few like part of the crew every year.
     
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  36. blassor

    blassor Sep 2, 2010 New Jersey
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    Awesome box @Franfab
     
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  37. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Jan 18, 2017 California
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    Drank day 11 from @Nichols33 last night:
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    Cap was taped over so I went with the new fancy glass for new years. After the first sip, pretty sure I got lucky on the glassware. Tons of vanilla, like more than any beer I have had. Based on that, Jeff's location and my Christmas list, I guessed Observing Reason.

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    This is a beast of a beer. Thick, creamy,almost chewy with a ton of vanilla. Took awhile to work through this one, but I enjoyed every second. Thanks Jeff!
     
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  38. Dan_K

    Dan_K Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    That's fantastic, good job @Franfab .
     
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  39. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I agree with @blassor thats a killer box @Franfab well done.

    edit: and Dank
     
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  40. blassor

    blassor Sep 2, 2010 New Jersey
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    I had to babysit on Monday night so I couldn’t get to my day 10. I asked my sender and she was cool with me holding it for a day. So I shared day 10 and 11 with some friends last night at a brewery.
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    Poured a dark brown. Tons of sweetness and vanilla. My guess was a pastry barleywine or imperial brown.
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    It says it’s a stout. I wouldn’t call it that. Very sweet but quite good. And a new brewery tick for me. Wish I got hazelnuts. My favorite stout adjunct.

    Day 11.
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    Bottle Logic cap. Took one smell and sip and was positive this was fundamental observation. So much vanilla.
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    And nailed it! That one was easy. So delicious. Thanks @Sassyshe888 - I can’t believe today is the last day.
     
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