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2012 Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by bmony, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. MUMike

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    Had a 2011 the other night while grilling burgers. Pretty tasty.
     
  2. Ri0

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    Bought, drank, enjoyed last night.
     
  3. xnicknj

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    great news...i keep meaning to cellar these so i can see how it does but i always drink them before the next vintage comes out.
     
  4. maximum12

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    It cellars great for two years, haven't had it past that.
     
  5. raczkowski

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    is it easily accessible in the WI area? i have a buddy whose aunt lives up there and could snag me a couple 4 packs and bring it down to florida.
     
  6. tourdot

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    If anyone in the Madison/LAX area has a 2010 BBS that they would be willing to trade let me know. Cheers
     
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  8. maximum12

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    Never will understand the weird obsession with labels.

    I don't drink the labels.

    And if the labels on really good beers like this suck, great, maybe more people won't buy them...
     
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    I bought a four pack last night. Drank two already. Trying to tell myself I will age them but I'm not sure if I can do it.
     
  10. 2beerdogs

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    CW BBS = Great Beer. But I'm curious about the Barleywine.
     
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    Are these in IL?
     
  12. bmony

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    It's nice that CW expanded their barrel aging capacity, the manager at a local liquor store was telling me that this year he expects to have inventory until March.
     
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    Mmmmmm.....barley wine!
     
  14. psychotia

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    Why age something so good fresh? If you must, get another four pack and tuck it away. Drink up!
     
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    To each their own. I think the label is pretty good. Hopefully I'll be seeing it in person soon.
     
  16. Ri0

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    It's on shelves now.
    Not the BA version though.
     
  17. TheoV

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    There was a price increase this year. Part of the reason is that they increased the barrel aging from 6 months to a full year.
     
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    Nothing can be as bad as the last label, but yeah, still pretty bad.
     
  19. stayclean

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    I dunno, I liked the last label. Nothing fancy or even great, but not even close to Weyerbacher levels.
     
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    Any in Milwaukee yet?
     
  21. mjpolzin

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    Here in Madison, the bourbon barrel stout hit shelves a day or two before the barleywine. Having a 2011 and 2012 barleywine side by side right now. The 2011 is slightly better; not quite as much of an alcohol burn but one year I don't think is enough time to make a huge difference.
     
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    In a shocking turn of events on the "this year's so and so isn't as good/hoppy/bourbony/blarble as last year", this year's BB Stout is by far the best vintage yet. So vanilla forward...
     
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    Agreed! Best vintage yet!
     
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    I'm disappointed in the beer it's defiantly not as orange this year as it was last year. I'm mostly picking up black and white.
     
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    I personally think the label looks amazing, especially side by side with the last label. And price wise I'm charging $12.99 per four pack.
     
  26. Ri0

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    This stuff is disappearing quickly from shelves. 2 of my local places are out the same day they got it in. I went to Woodman's today and grabbed the last case in Sun Prairie, still some in the cooler. Their could be more in back for all I know.

    It is one of my favorite beers and I have 18 bottles of it now.
     
  27. Bond111

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    Anyone see this in Rochester yet? Really looking forward to trying this, as I was very impressed with Cosmyc Charlie's Y2K barleywine, & Peruvian Morning when it was fresh.
     
  28. psychotia

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    I'm sure places will get a second or third shipment. I remember stores getting waves of this for at least a month or so.

    EDIT - I'm beating you with 26 bottles, sucka.
     
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    Last time around, it seemed to linger at various stores in Milwaukee for quite a while. One store had it until May or so.
     
  30. psychotia

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    That was the case in MN (twin cities) too. Seemed to be everywhere
     
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    Yea you guys in Madison better not be grabbing it all, I want a case or so when I get there.
     
  32. UnderJoath

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    Can't wait to get some. I bought an assload last year and still have a 4pk of 11 in the cellar somewhere.
     
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    It's hitting Milwaukee starting yesterday to next wed..I've found it for 12.99 and one place,Rays in tosa has it for $15.99!!!! Needless to say I turned and walked out! There is going to be a lot of it this year, don't let any place gouge you! Any other price checks out there?
     
  34. kawilliams81

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    Wasn't it around $10 last year? Maybe it was $12 and I'm just mis-remembered?
     
  35. Scalzo

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    They were last year, sat on the shelves for a long time too. Although for some reason I dont think it will be the same this year.
     
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    I found it last year for between 10.49-12.99 in and around milw.. Not sure if the price went up this year due to the wholesaler, or the retail stores know they can get more for it.
     
  37. kawilliams81

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    I think it was probably around $11-12 also around Chicago/burbs.
     
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    Price went up by two bucks or so due to them aging it in the barrels longer.
     
  39. tourdot

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    I picked up a 4 pack at the East side Woodman's for $12.99. After sharing that afternoon I was at the West side Woodman's and decided to pick up more. There it was $11.99. So I guess the ghetto Woodman's charges more to keep up their nice appearance...
    I still have 8 2011's and I'm hoping to track down someone willing to trade some 2010's. The '11s have aged nicely
     
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    I think I might be more excited for their BBBW.
     
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