12 Days of Christmas – 2019 Style!

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  1. Dave_Treat

    Dave_Treat Jun 23, 2012 Virginia
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    Day 11b. This was only supposed to be a one bottle day, but fire some reason he thought I needed another.

    This time I have PGW! Cantillon cork. Again, that beautiful color. Im guessing another kriek

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    And right again. I think I like the funkiness of this one better. Both awesome beers!

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  2. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    [​IMG] Still going strong with bonus bottles from @FlintB , this is killer bw or old ale
     
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  3. Dave_Treat

    Dave_Treat Jun 23, 2012 Virginia
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    And day 12. Perfect was to finish. Don't know what it is, but it's full of coconut. Great beer.

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    I don't fink I've had a horus before. This is really good.

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    Thanks @mervmurry for a fantastic 12 Days. I've enjoyed every one of them.
     
  4. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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  5. oline73

    oline73 Sep 18, 2009 Maryland
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    I knew day 11 from @Swcreed013 was from Casey as soon as I opened it. Turns out it was a peach cut from 2016. I absolutely love Casey, this was a real treat to end 2019.

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    I also had a pour of a 4 roses single barrel store pick that was very good.
     
  6. oline73

    oline73 Sep 18, 2009 Maryland
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    Day 12 from @Swcreed013 was yet another bottle from my wish list. The cork said Degarde and I knew is was a gin ba beer right away.
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    This is the Trio Spruce Tip Cuvée! I sipped this beer for almost two hours and loved every second of it. A real treat to try.
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    I also had a pour of wild turkey revival. Another delicious bourbon that was new to me.
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  7. oline73

    oline73 Sep 18, 2009 Maryland
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    Thank you so much for everything @Swcreed013 ! This was a wonderful 12 days and you killed my wishlist. I also had a great time trying so many bourbons, I feel like I learned quite a bit.

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  8. oline73

    oline73 Sep 18, 2009 Maryland
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    I also had the Eagle Rare 10 that I missed the other day. One of my favorites!
     
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  9. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    And the 12 Days come to end. Couldn’t have picked a better beer to be the last. Can’t thank you enough for a great 12 Days @Dave_Treat
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  10. campa86

    campa86 Mar 9, 2014 California
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    Ok new year same drunk me.

    New years Eve @SouthernSips gave me a beer that is one of the beers that got me into craft beer. Lovely barrel and good body great choice for my last stout of 2019

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    Since I was mostly awake for after midnight I went ham. I called This beer on the first sip. Load of coconuts!!!!!! This is great

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    My man sips gave me an excellent ride. To be honest once I learned I got a newish member of the doc i was worried. Damn I was wrong

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    (Sorry my mom threw away the first half, she went at cleaning binge on Xmas)

    This was a most excellent 12 days thanks. If U ever need so cal beer lmk
     
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  11. edhizdeid

    edhizdeid Aug 18, 2013 Washington
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    I am thrilled that, as the last one from my 6, you opened this one. It is aptly named as I thought it would make a nice reference to the great person you are. Santé!
     
  12. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Jan 18, 2017 California
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    And so the 12 DOX must come to an end with day 12 from @Nichols33:
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    Plain silver cap with no plastic stopper, so maybe or maybe not HF bottle. Taste has huge amount of what I am guessing is peaches. It's sour, but subtle and down right delicious. Best guess was a Hill wild with peaches.

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    Ahh, the other plain silver cap! Haven't tried maybe nectarine beers before, which is why I was guessing peaches. This really is just beyond excellent. Super easy to drink, complex, and just great stone fruit flavors. Thanks Jeff!
     
  13. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Jan 18, 2017 California
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    The final 12DOX kill shot courtesy of @Nichols33. Days 0-12:
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    Besides getting ill in the middle, this has been one heck of a ride. Really enjoyed trying all these new ticks, and Jeff hit a bunch of wishlist items. Thanks @Nichols33!
     
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  14. edhizdeid

    edhizdeid Aug 18, 2013 Washington
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    Day 6 of 6 - I am posting late but drinking on time for what it’s worth.
    My last beer from @ninjembro was recognizable considering it was my fourth one from Collusion. Since I tried 2 spurs and a stout, I went with a second stout to balance it out. Bam!
    The BA is quite present and the maple as well. Maybe a little hot but pleasant and velvety.
    It was Betrayal!
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    it was shared with a couple of friends who enjoyed it too.
    And here is the lineup:
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    So, I took a picture of my last bottle as soon as I unwrapped it as I was not sure where it would end up on NYE.

    Thank you very much Cody for a fun experience and for discovering local to you breweries. I appreciated all the beer and am looking forward finishing the extras you sent me.
     
  15. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Here’s my 13dox from @Syracuse12
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    “She’s a beaut Clark!!”
    Such a great variety of breweries, styles, and adjuncts. All were new ticks !! And all were my style preferences. Thanks so much Dennis !!! Sad it’s over, but my liver needs a day off. But happy I still have 4 more wrapped extras and some mead left. Cheers !!
     
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  16. KyleDavis

    KyleDavis Aug 20, 2015 Ohio

    I can almost see some beer bottles in there!
     
  17. Nichols33

    Nichols33 Apr 2, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Day 12 courtesy of @NJB145 . Sorry I didn’t get this out last night, feel asleep on couch watching a movie with kids.

    Black cap, bottle size, I get out the PGW.

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    Nose has some maple. First sip is divine, this is my kind of beer. Perfect balance, one of the better beers I’ve had in quite some time. Guessing it’s Kentuckly or Canuckly.

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    Kentuckly! What a beer, I’m pretty tough grader on Untappd, and don’t give out too many 5 caps, but did for this one.

    Thanks Nate!
     
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  18. Nichols33

    Nichols33 Apr 2, 2014 Massachusetts
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    My 12 days were phenomenal, couldn’t really ask for a better collection of days, with @NJB145 alternating sours with stouts.

    I didn’t send a particular wishlist to Dave when signing up. I have wishlists on both BA and Untappd, but they are pretty aspirational and probably not helpful for BIFs. I generally just want good beer from breweries I don’t have access to and haven’t made the effort to trade for yet.

    On my profile page I list some breweries that I’d like to explore more. Not sure if Dave used that to find a good sender, or if Nate used when putting together the days, but on there were Voodoo, Casey, de Garde, Brew Gentlemen, Transient, amongst others. And as you see below, I got to explore some of their best thanks to Nate.

    The kill shot:
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    So glad I got to try these beers. Nearly all could have headlined the box(es). Nectarine Premiere and Kentuckly might be two of the best beers I had all year.

    Obviously a ton of effort went into this box and I can’t thank Nate enough. Very generous. A fantastic trip.

    I’d also like to thank @Dave_Treat . I can’t imagine the time and effort spent on putting this thing together but you can tell a lot of thought and creativity is used to put together targets and senders. This was a blast, really makes the holiday season that much better. Thanks Dave.
     
  19. Swcreed013

    Swcreed013 May 14, 2015 Illinois
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    Huge thank you to @edhizdeid for acquiring this bottle. I had never heard of it and threw out a request from the clouds and Eddy came through big time. Thanks again!
     
  20. blassor

    blassor Sep 2, 2010 New Jersey
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    Cheers Larry! I had a lot of fun picking out your 12 days. Glad you are feeling better.
     
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  21. blassor

    blassor Sep 2, 2010 New Jersey
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    Day 12!
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    I took a few sips before taking a train into Philly for a friends New Year’s Day party. Bottle Logic cap- nice vanilla sweetness and great barrel. Might be my favorite BL I have had. Toss up between this and arcane rituals.
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    Danggggg. Never even heard of this one. But it needs more hype. So good. Was excited to sip on it on the train ride.
    Thanks for a great 12 days @Sassyshe888 - I really enjoyed it. Will post the killshot soon!
     
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  22. RuckIt

    RuckIt Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    My apologies to @Dad_of_Rad for my lack of posting. Rest assured, I was drinking though!

    NYE plans got scrapped when our friend's kid came down with a stomach bug, so instead of driving an hour and a half to their house to share beers, I got to solo dome this bad boy on Tuesday afternoon. With that neck label, there was no hiding the identity of this one...

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    So I knew it was Prop, but what year? Not infected, so it's not 2015. No peppers, so it's not 2016. No bananas, so it's not 2017. I'm not getting a ton of chocolate, and I do get vanilla even when cold. Must be 2019!
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    Very happy to get to have this all to myself. Fantastic end to an amazing 6 days.
     
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  23. blassor

    blassor Sep 2, 2010 New Jersey
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    I guess I will post it now. Not busy at work today.

    I have a split killshot because I was home at my parents or my girlfriend’s parents house most of the 12 days. I didn’t want to bring 10 empty bottles in our already stuffed car yesterday. So I took the 10 bottles I had- days 1-11 except day 2 which was drank at my apartment and left there.
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    Highlights for me were the LPG for sure. And the lost cause mead was excellent. Arcane rituals and however improbable were my favorite BL beers. I had 6/12 days and I think 3-4 extras from them. So lucky!

    The other 2!
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    Thanks again @Sassyshe888 - it was a great ride! Going to try and finish the extras by this weekend.
     
  24. RuckIt

    RuckIt Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    And here's my killshot, courtesy of Benji (@Dad_of_Rad). A great mix of styles, and I thoroughly enjoyed every single one of these bottles. All but the BCBS Rare were new ticks, and believe me when I say that revisiting that one was an absolute treat!

    Day 1a & 1b - New Glarus, Vintage 2018 and Sour Blackberry Ale
    Day 2a & 2b - Side Project, Smooth and Blanc de Blancs
    Day 3 - BCBS Rare (2015)
    Day 4 - Untitled Art + Angry Chair, BA Chocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial Stout
    Day 5 - Side Project, Saison du Fermier
    Day 6 - BCBS Prop (2019)
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    Thanks again for such a generous box!

    And thanks to @Dave_Treat for organizing this whole thing once again. I know how much work goes into this behind the scenes so we can all have a bit of fun, and you should know that it's very much appreciated!

    Cheers everyone!
     
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  25. KyleDavis

    KyleDavis Aug 20, 2015 Ohio

    Time to get caught up on pr0n!

    Day 10 brought me a dry and funky beer with lots of floral character. I couldn't guess the specific beer, but it sure was tasty!

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    After the reveal it seems the heather honey is what I was tasting and smelling.

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    And @robgage made sure to include these wrapped extras for days when I was extra thirsty, so I grabbed this little guy with orange wax. This was supey oak-y and boozy and got me well and drunk.

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    As before, I don't have the wax colors from Voodoo committed to memory, but I figured it was a Black Magick since I couldn't pick up any adjuncts.

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    The reveal confirmed my suspicions as well as the strong barrel presence.

    What a great day of beer drinking! Thanks, Rob! #L4L
     
  26. KyleDavis

    KyleDavis Aug 20, 2015 Ohio

    New Years Eve brought Day 11 from @robgage as well as a small truckload of berries.

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    And I really appreciate that Rob sent me a beer packed with fruit that wasn't called Upland Kiwi this year.

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    Awesome beer to drink on New Years Eve even though I was asleep by 11pm. Thanks, Rob! #L4L
     
  27. KyleDavis

    KyleDavis Aug 20, 2015 Ohio

    And for Day 12, I think @robgage accidentally sent me the same beer twice, but it was much appreciated anyway.

    Seriously, there's got to be a shortage of berries out there, because they're all in this bottle.

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    Whoa! Thanks, Rob! This was fantastic!

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    #L4L
     
  28. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    12 Days come and gone too quick.

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    Days 1-6, Rye Nachos was probably the standout here. I was really excited to revisit permasmile as well. All stellar in their own right though.

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    Days 6-12. some great lambic here...Sunsets 2017 was absolutely fantastic. Langst was a new tick for me in every way.

    Thanks @sj3324 for a great ride and I still have a number of extras to get through which I shall
     
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  29. RuckIt

    RuckIt Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I see what you did there
     
  30. NJB145

    NJB145 May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    Sadly it is time to post my 12 DoX killshot from @PassMeAZima...it has been a wonderful ride and I appreciated every beer that Jason sent me.
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    Day 1 - Ethereal Breakfast Baba Yaga
    Day 2 - Veil Hollow Place Oreo
    Day 3 - Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Double Envelopment
    Day 4 - Oude Myrtille Sauvage Tilquin a l’ancienne

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    Day 5 - BCBS 2017 Reserve and 2018 Reserve
    Day 6 - Westbrook Stepping on Toes
    Day 7 - Oude Cassis Tilquin a l’ancienne
    Day 8 BCBS 2019 Reserve Rye and Reserve

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    Day 9 - Cantillon Fou Foune
    Day 10 - Blackstone Coconut Black Belle and Honey Black Belle
    Day 11 - Cantillon Brabantiae
    Day 12 - BCBS 2019 Prop

    Thanks again Jason for your generosity and a huge thank you to @Dave_Treat for setting this up again!
     
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  31. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    Delayed Kill Shot. All beers and extras finished in the 12 Days. My liver needs a break. And I thought @Dave_Treat liked me.... Thanks for a great 12 Days, Dave!

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    Day 1–Aslin Squishy Yips and Slippy Yips
    Day 2–3 Sons PB King and Magick Nectar
    Day 3–The Veil Closer Glimpse-Merlot
    Day 4–Sapwood Cellars Thanks for Waiting and No Beginnings
    Day 5–Forager Vanilla Nirvana
    Day 6–Aslin Crumb Snatchers and Tiny Thugs
    Day 7–Cantillon St Lam
    Day 8–J Wakefield Desperado and BA Bout It
    Day 9–Hidden Springs Moby Thiccc
    Day 10–Cantillon Brabantiae
    Day 11–Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise
    Day 12–3 Fonteinen Schaarbeekse Kriek
     
  32. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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  33. soma27

    soma27 Dec 18, 2014 New York
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    when the organizer wins best box and will complain about how he is not eligible.....
     
  34. tsgooch79

    tsgooch79 May 6, 2014 Kentucky
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    Forgot to post the killshots of my 6 days and extras from @swenny916 the other day, so here they are:

    the extras:
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    And the 6 days:
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    In all, 16 brand new ticks, a couple of new breweries and a fun ride. Thanks Jay!

    and many thanks to @Dave_Treat for once again putting this whole thing together. Time to start planning for next year, maybe this’ll be the year I make the jump to the full 12 days?
     
  35. Dan_K

    Dan_K Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    @Dave_Treat is an absolute legend.

    Good on ya mate!
     
  36. timmy2b

    timmy2b Jan 24, 2007 New York
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    Kill shot, I think they are in order. All new beers, great mix of styles I enjoy!

    4 New Breweries and the 2 homebrews plus a few extras(not photographed)! Thanks @ltjska04 this was a lot of fun to try and enjoy the new brews even if I am very bad at guessing them!

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  37. Mikexw

    Mikexw Mar 3, 2014 New York
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    I'd just like to chime in to thank @Dave_Treat for the ridiculous amount of work he puts into this... running a normal round is difficult, this one is like running 4 different interlocking BIF's and he somehow makes it all work...
     
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  38. Coorsy

    Coorsy Jul 11, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Friend hosted a NYE party the other night and knew that I had to drink Day 6 first to avoid getting caught up in drinking games and forgetting it all together...
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    Another BCBS and this one has some adjuncts. Smooth and silky notes of pecans and slight coconut on the finish. This is clearly prop 2019! The perfect ending to these 6 days and so glad I chose to open this as the first beer of the night so i could enjoy the taste of every ounce.
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    and for the Killshot...

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    BC- Reserve Rye
    BC- 2017 Reserve
    Arclight- Soursmith Black Raspberry
    Drafting Table- Palatable B3
    BC- 2019 2 Year Reserve
    BC- 2019 Prop

    Forgive the missing prop bottle. Buddies wife must have got up before the sun and went on a cleaning spree. Skimmed the top of the trash but no luck. Wasnt in the shape to go full dumpster diving.

    Thanks for a great 6 Days @Lazhal ! I had a good idea what most of the beers were going into it based on the swag, bottle size and I even pegged the wrapped gifts to be the empty boxes. With that said I only guessed 2 correctly. Cheers man and thanks again for providing me with some delicious stouts for the holidays!
     
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  39. Swcreed013

    Swcreed013 May 14, 2015 Illinois
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    Well shit @Dicers - I told myself (read wife there) I would take a couple days off of drinking after this killer 13 days you sent, then I get home to the other box you referenced.. this box is no joke, and I guess I am not taking any days off now...
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    Really appreciate this and the previous 2 you sent. I’ll be in touch.
     
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  40. mervmurry

    mervmurry Aug 24, 2007 Ohio
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    Kill Shot courtesy of @dannyfayy...
    Days 0-6...
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    Days 7-12 (plus the two bonus bottles I shared with @PeterR and @PassMeAZima...
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    @dannyfayy...dude! You made my Christmas time sooooo much brighter! So many wishlist beers and all new tickets! I can tell you really worked hard on putting these boxes together, hitting my style and barrel preferences. If I might say, the highlights for me were the 4R Black Magick on Day 12, the Hot Garbage on Day 9, and the Port Zangief on Day 1 in that order. But all beers you sent were top notch, including the extras. I still have 2 extras to go (both stouts), but I am going to give my liver a break for now. Thank you very much, Dan!!!!! #L4L
     
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