12 Days of Christmas - 2020

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  1. valrxman

    valrxman Disciple (307) Jun 30, 2010 Florida
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  2. valrxman

    valrxman Disciple (307) Jun 30, 2010 Florida
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    Day 6. My final day does not disappoint. This year as well as the last few are always awesome. For those that are lurking, please jump in next year. Don’t be shy. Just send beer that you would love to receive.
    Thanks @Swcreed013 this is wonderful

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  3. sj3324

    sj3324 Initiate (130) Jun 9, 2011 Missouri
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    So sad that this incredible 6 days has come to an end. Even more so though, I am so happy that it happened. Chris, @soma27, this was an awesome box you sent, way above and beyond what I would ever imagine receiving. Thank you so much (I know I’ve said that a bunch) I thoroughly enjoyed each and every day.
    Now, I present to everybody the killshot of the best box sent in this BIF this year:
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    3F Zenne blend 94
    Equilibrium Barrel Aged Players
    The Referend Le Mur Grand Cru
    Kane A Noght To End All Dawns Vanilla/Maple
    Bokkeryder Abrikoos
    Cantillon 50N4E 2020

    One more time, Thank you Chris!
     
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  4. Tee2Grn

    Tee2Grn Aspirant (245) Nov 6, 2012 Michigan
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    My final day from @robgage was my favorite. I immediately picked out rye barrels. Little did I know it was aged in rye and bourbon barrels. Such a treat. Thank you so much Rob for bullying me into this. It was a blast.

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  5. andreizm

    andreizm Initiate (132) Sep 17, 2008 Washington
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    Last day of the DoX, here we go. This one pours dark as the night with very pleasant toffee colored head. Oily and viscous, but not boozy. There’s a bit of sweetness mid palate, finishes with nice light roast and a bit of vanilla. Don’t think this is adjuncted, but could be wrong. Maybe Kane based on shape and wax?

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  6. Jawnnm

    Jawnnm Initiate (110) Aug 21, 2010 New Mexico
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    Because I'm awful, I've been slacking posting my days from @blassor.

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    Day Four was an awesome saison. Solid grape or wine barrel notes (maybe even both?).
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    Reveal shows Vader Seizoen from Forest and Main. New brewery. This beer is great and completely hides the 9%.
     
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  7. Jawnnm

    Jawnnm Initiate (110) Aug 21, 2010 New Mexico
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    Day 5 from @blassor

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    Bottle format, wax, and the fact that it's from Brando makes me think it's Kane.
    Got some prominent barrel and some booziness but no adjuncts.
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    Reveal is 3285 Anniversary from Kane. I've tripled the number of Kanes I've had this week. Thank you so much, Brandon!
     
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  8. Swcreed013

    Swcreed013 Initiate (132) May 14, 2015 Illinois
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    Day 12 reveal- Brew Gentleman Doublemex. I love cinnamon and coffee and these two work great here. Again, thanks so much @Dave_Treat and @PA-Michigander for the great 12 days, I can’t thank you guys enough.

    kill shot tomorrow as we need some more posts.

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  9. treznor

    treznor Defender (606) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Last day from @JasonR1975 :slight_frown:

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    Thick white wax on top that doesn't really give me any clues (maybe it should? The wax is a bit different than white wax I've seen used elsewhere). Reminds me of my last beer (Homes Ozzie Doozie), so I'm guessing Homes but not sure on the specific beer. Lots of sweetness going on, some coconut but not anywhere near as much as Ozzie Doozie.

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    Homes Permanent Homes. Very delicious! Similar treatment as Oozie Doozie but slightly different adjuncts. Outcome is the same, amazing beer!

    Group shot will be incoming tomorrow.
     
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  10. ninjembro

    ninjembro Aspirant (208) Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    Final day before catch ups, from @treznor

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    Once I unwrapped the top and saw the cap, knew what this was. Have never had this, and while it's not necessarily a "want", it's one I've always been curious to try, so this was a treat to see. I'm quite enjoying this. Didn't know what to expect going into this.

    Couple days of catch up the next few days!
     
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  11. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,246) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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  12. jschott75

    jschott75 Meyvn (1,001) May 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Final day from @bl00
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    Took the first few sips cold, and thought peanut butter right away. After letting it warm some peanut butter wasn't right, but close. It was a standard 22 oz bottle so had no idea what the brewery could be.
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    Cycle BA Hazelnut.
    Really enjoyed this as it warmed up.
    Thanks Dan.
     
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  13. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Zealot (546) Feb 7, 2010 North Carolina
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    Another absolute skull crusher from @Franfab

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  14. sirhc3034

    sirhc3034 Disciple (334) May 22, 2014 Texas
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    Yesterday’s day 11 enjoyed high in the Rockies. [​IMG]
    Cap tells me modern times so I know I’m in for a treat. This stout has a ton on banana on the nose and taste follows suite. Very smooth easy to drink brew. Enjoyed sharing this one with the wife. Reveal time.....[​IMG]

    Chaos Grid: Banana Shake edition. Outstanding brew on NYE in Colorado. Thanks @UcDru !
     
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  15. bl00

    bl00 Devotee (449) May 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Sadly the final day of Dox from @Dad_of_Rad. It's been a blast.

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    I felt a thick top and assumed cork and cage, but opening up I see black wax. The cap tells me this is 3 Floyds. Nose is whiskey, licorice, soy sauce, some smoke. Taste is caramel, cocoa, molasses, cherry, and bourbon. There's almost a little spice on the finish but I'm not getting any pepper notes. Maybe it's rye barrel? Mouthfeel is medium, fair amount of carb. Without searching specific years and recipes, my final guess is a cherry ba Dark Lord variant.

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    My first DL variant, thank you! Its been a wish of mine for a while to try a variant. I was way off on the cherry, even after the reveal there's still some of it though it's getting less pronounced as the beer warms up. The label is awesome too. Thank you Benji, this was an excellent final beer!
     
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  16. Coorsy

    Coorsy Defender (684) Jul 11, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Day 12 from @swenny916

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    White wax with what I can only assume is Side Project pull tab. Nice and tart wild ake or saison. Little bit of funk to it as well. Going to guess this is oude du ble based on @UcDru beer from the other day
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    Bam! I great way to close out 12 Days.

    I have a couple more extras to clean up but will get a kill shot together tomorrow.
     
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  17. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Zealot (513) Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    Day 12. This one from @robgage Tons of barrel, roast, maybe coffee with some vanilla? I assume Voodoo so maybe one of the BA Black Magick. Reveal to come

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  18. Snrubnivek

    Snrubnivek Initiate (117) Apr 16, 2016 California
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    Day 12 from @thebeers I’ve had a few 3F but unsure of this one. I’m pretty sure I haven’t had it. Off the nose and color guessing raspberries and Framboos. Either way this is excellent. Thanks Arthur
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  19. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Zealot (513) Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    And the reveal.....Voodoo aphotic. This one is awesome! Thanks for a great 12 days @robgage and @blassor #L4L

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  20. robgage

    robgage Zealot (536) Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 5 from @sembo brought another Forager banger. Loads of sweet vanilla and bourbon. Lots of stuff going on here. I love it.

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    The reveal,.... Pastry Lace. Damn this is great. Thanks Bud!

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  21. Dave_Treat

    Dave_Treat Meyvn (1,088) Jun 23, 2012 Virginia
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    Started today with my last extra from @PassMeAZima. Nutty. Smooth. Love it. Paired well with some Somoas!

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  22. robgage

    robgage Zealot (536) Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Finishing up this amazing 6 days with some more Zenne! This one is my favorite of the bunch. A little more sweet than the others. I feel so lucky to get to try all of these fantastic beers. Thank you @sembo your box was the best!

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    The reveal... Blend 94

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  23. swenny916

    swenny916 Crusader (721) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Sadly the last beer. @tsgooch79 made it a lot of fun this year. Good beers and a surprise day 0 made for a fun couple weeks.

    The final beer was #6

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    I'm not sure why, but I was thinking this was going to be dark. Way off. On the pour, I was thinking maybe more peach? I drank one last night and thought maybe it was luck of the roll to get two in a row.

    I have no guess. These six days are definitely making me want to do more blind tastes as it's fun and I definitely am a novice.

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    Being somewhat local to St. Louis, Side Project wasn't on my radar, but new tick and again, nice and smooth.

    Thanks again, Travis. I'll have a kill shot tomorrow.
     
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  24. Dave_Treat

    Dave_Treat Meyvn (1,088) Jun 23, 2012 Virginia
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    And sad, that all good things must come to an end. Mu last bottle for the 12 Days.

    Capped and corked, cork gave away the brewery, WW.

    Tons of cherry. Really like it. Thanks @timmy2b

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  25. dmbforever

    dmbforever Aspirant (284) May 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Catching up on posting.... yesterday was 2 can sam....both barleywines and a nice mix from @Dicers ....new ticks as well. Thanks Seth. Enjoyed these.

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  26. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Poo-Bah (1,807) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Today I was told to use the proper glassware.
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    Getting vanilla and barrel and stout. Man what a great way to go out via @smanson56.
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    Mmm aged in Buffalo Trace barrels for 18 months on Indonesian vanilla beans.

    Leads me into 12B
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    Tastes very similar to 12A but the vanilla is more prominent but the beer seems a little more thin.
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    Same base beer, same aging in the same barrels but used Ugandan vanilla beans.

    What a fantastic ride I’ve been on the last 12 days thanks to @smanson56 and @dannyfayy

    Kill shot tomorrow
     
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  27. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Poo-Bah (1,807) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I should also say, thanks to these two extras, killed yesterday, this is the first ever 12 DoX I was able to drink every beer sent before the BIF was over. #lifegoals. Thanks Danny and Sandy!

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  28. dmbforever

    dmbforever Aspirant (284) May 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Santa wrapped and waxed.....a banging stout to end my 12DOX...this was tasty!! Thanks Seth

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    And on to the extras...

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    Cheers Seth
     
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  29. mervmurry

    mervmurry Initiate (137) Aug 24, 2007 Ohio
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    Sadly...
    Day 12 of 12 from @tommyguz poured a dark brown color. I knew this was not a stout off the bat. I got tons of barrel, caramel and toffee from it. I had no idea what it was, other than tasty AF.
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    ER BA Tenacious Wee! This has aged beautifully. So flavorful and bourbony still 7 years later. I shared this with a buddy and we both thoroughly enjoyed this bottle! Thanks Tom! I promise a kill shot and more commentary tomorrow!
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    Day 6 of 6 from @Coorsy poured a black color brimming with bourbon. I waited to guess on this one because I knew it was a stout (and not Tete with that same wax). As it warmed I got coconut!!!! I knew this had to be BAFV!
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    I was spot on! This tasted like a liquid nanaimo bar...no joke. This was a great way to end the days, Corey! Thank you so much for sharing! I promise a kill shot and more commentary tomorrow!
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    Also, I crushed that tang / orange gatorade electrolyte beer and loved it! I am going to need that for tomorrow! Cheers @Coorsy!
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  30. Dave_Treat

    Dave_Treat Meyvn (1,088) Jun 23, 2012 Virginia
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    And the reveal, twas very good. Thanks @timmy2b. Kill Shots tomorrow.

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  31. andreizm

    andreizm Initiate (132) Sep 17, 2008 Washington
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    And wow, American Solera's Dollar For Dollar. This was completely off my radar, since I forgot they even make stouts. This was a great way to close out the DoX and I thank @Kylo76 from the bottom of my heart of taking me on this journey. Cheers, brother! (kill shot coming up tomorrow)

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  32. tsgooch79

    tsgooch79 Aspirant (295) May 6, 2014 Kentucky
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    Sadly, the last day is here. My final bottle from @campa86 is a similar size and shape to the Modern Times Glimmer Void from the other day.

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    Definitely a sour, all kinds of cherry in this one. Based on my research into Modern Times sours and membership beers, I’d have to say this one is Super Kriek.

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    Well I was half right. Super Kriek with Tanzanian Vanilla! Thanks again, @campa86
     
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  33. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Disciple (362) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 11 from @oline73
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    HF cap, I get tons wine barrel. Super refreshing and lots of lemon. I already opened my 3 HF wishlist bottles, so I’m gonna guess a different Civil Disobedience.
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    HF - Vera Mae. Wow, I never would have guessed it. I had VM almost 6 years ago and I don’t remember it being this good (Steve mentions that Vera Mae was not wine barrel aged back then). What a great crushable beer. Thanks Steve, Theres a little floral flavor when it warms up, and I can taste the dandelions you worked so hard to pick !!
     
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  34. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (381) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    Day 6 brings a beer that is quite possibly the darkest I've seen. Dark head, dark roastiness and barrel. No adjuncts detected

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    and the reveal

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    Thanks for a fun 6 days @tommyguz in an event I wasn't supposed to even be in this. Here is my 6 days of Voodoo barrel fun.

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  35. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Disciple (362) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 12 from @Bum4ever, I can’t believe it’s over.
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    Weldwerks cap, rust red wax. Lots of barrel, very sweet, I think from AB barrel. Gonna guess DB Medianoche, another wishlist from Josh.
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    Bourbon Brandy Medianoche, another banger, I had the Brandy part right, thanks Josh !! Great way to wrap up an awesome 14 days !!
     
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  36. smanson56

    smanson56 Crusader (793) Feb 15, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Time to post the final kill shot. I want to thank my 2 senders for an enjoyable 12 days. @sirhc3034 and @dmbforever you guys did a great job.
    First the odd days from @sirhc3034
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    Thanks guys it was great 12 DOX.
     
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  37. devilfluff

    devilfluff Zealot (586) Apr 1, 2014 New Jersey
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    So, I lied.

    I still suck as a target.

    Day 5 -

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    12 oz. Purple wax. Obvious barrel. Pours black. Its a delicious stout.

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    Black Magick aged in Irish Whiskey Barrels
    Honestly, I liked this better than the brandy barrel version. It is fantastic.

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    12 oz. Black wax. Pours opaque. Thick body. Lots of barrel. Over the top roast. Maybe coffee? Lots of dark chocolate. A noticeable, but not overly pushed sweetness. First thought was maple, but discarded that on the second.

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    Voodoo Apothic aged in Heaven Hill Barrels with Vanilla

    This is ridiculous.

    @tommyguz just kept raising the bar this week. Thanks so much!

    I was reticent to join the festivities as my beer ammo has been lacking the rare & hyped. But, I am glad I did. Thanks for the push @Dave_Treat (and other Locals who were willing to take that bullet).

    Tommy sent a Day 7 beer which will get opened tonight. I will post the kill shot after that has been consumed.
     
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  38. hardysf

    hardysf Devotee (401) Mar 17, 2015 Michigan
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    Late posting, but enjoyed this yesterday.

    Day 12 from @oline73. Been waiting for this one since the box arrived and I had the standard mead extra. It's clearly a standard mead based on the cork. This is my second dabbling in standard, and color me very impressed.

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    Thick and viscous, leaving residue on the side of the glass after each sip. This is the closest thing to a pips pancake mead I've tasted. I'm getting notes of black berries or raspberries. Then pounded with Maple, vanilla, and nutmeg. Tastes like a delicious piece of French toast with syrup and a delicious fruit compote. I'm in love.

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    Standard meadery Rise and Shine. I missed the fruit but oh well because this is phenomenal.

    Thanks Stephen!
     
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  39. hardysf

    hardysf Devotee (401) Mar 17, 2015 Michigan
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    Kill shots:

    Odd days from @sirhc3034
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    Even days from @oline73

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    Thanks gentlemen. Had a great time opening these up.
     
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