Barrel Aged Legion Russian Imperial Stout from Community Beer Co.

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by 071184, Dec 3, 2014.

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  1. Techichi

    Techichi Zealot (507) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    Having the second batch now. Very good. Definitely more barrel and heat for those looking for that. I think I may prefer the first as well, but not by much. Considering availability and cost, it's a serious win for DFW. Thanks to them for that. I hope they continue to work on perfecting it. And yeah, coffee and vanilla...together...a must. Please and thank you.
     
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  2. JCDenver

    JCDenver Initiate (153) Feb 8, 2010 Texas
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    Whoops, I stand corrected! If that is the case, it was a lot better than I remember.
     
  3. tatooedsn

    tatooedsn Initiate (127) Jul 10, 2005 Maine

    I got super lucky.. walked into the beer store yesterday and they had 2 4packs sitting there. Score!!!
     
  4. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Poo-Bah (2,698) Jun 14, 2012 Texas
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    I second the coffee and vanilla!
     
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  5. Techichi

    Techichi Zealot (507) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    So having the 1st and 2nd batch side by side and the second is tasting better at the moment. These may be best fresh(er). YMMV, etc, etc.
     
  6. Dogleg

    Dogleg Devotee (487) Apr 4, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Apparently a small shipment is making its way to Houston next week.
     
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  7. DeepBrew

    DeepBrew Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Texas

    Did the same on the weekend, to check a friend's assessment that 2nd batch is better. To me they just tasted somewhat different, still excellent both of them. I heard from a Spec's 'beer dude' that batch 3 is coming along nicely. (He did not have an ETA though.)
     
  8. GoPokes

    GoPokes Initiate (94) Nov 9, 2013 Texas
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    Yeah I never had Batch 1, but Batch 2 is excellent. From what I've heard, Batch 2 tasted different from Batch 1 even fresh, so maybe they tweaked it a bit between batches.
     
  9. BJasny

    BJasny Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    I had them side by side as well and preferred Batch 2.
     
  10. Techichi

    Techichi Zealot (507) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    When the 2nd batch first came out I liked the 1st batch better. Not that either have been bad IMO. I just think I prefer BA Legion fresh.
     
  11. Jovial_Libations

    Jovial_Libations Initiate (194) Jan 30, 2015 Texas

    Already have a few bottles of batch 2 in the cellar. Might stop by the brewery tomorrow and drink some fresh on off the tap for comparison.
     
  12. saint0r

    saint0r Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2013 Texas

    they just used different barrels to age.
     
  13. Wallham

    Wallham Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2014 Texas

    Any idea whos getting it?
     
  14. Dogleg

    Dogleg Devotee (487) Apr 4, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I heard several Specs' locations as part of their Texas beer month promotion for March.
     
  15. mavsfan31

    mavsfan31 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2015 Texas

    Lone Star still had some when I was in there today
     
  16. 071184

    071184 Initiate (81) Sep 10, 2013 Texas

    Batch 3 will likely hit market next week! This release is all Colorado craft whiskey barrels, bottle tag will be 2015-BBL#2.[​IMG]
     
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  17. ACGypsy

    ACGypsy Initiate (78) Mar 24, 2014 Texas

    Anyone seen this yet?
     
  18. Techichi

    Techichi Zealot (507) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    It hasn't shipped yet, I don't think. It will probably starting hitting stores early next week. I hear rumors that it's very limited.
     
  19. mavsfan31

    mavsfan31 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2015 Texas

    I have not seen it anywhere either. I heard they made just over half of what they did for the first two batches.
     
  20. elchicodelgado

    elchicodelgado Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Texas

    I bought, what I think to be batch 3, at CM on Lovers, in Dallas, on Sunday.
     
  21. BJasny

    BJasny Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    Elchico, was there a lot of it? I might swing by tomorrow
     
  22. saint0r

    saint0r Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2013 Texas

    They said it started shipping today. They have a bottle date and tag to confirm tho.
     
  23. elchicodelgado

    elchicodelgado Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Texas

    Mine was bottled 1/16 so it must not be a new batch. It also says BBL #1. The guy at the counter wasn't sure what batch it was, when I asked. I haven't had a bad bottle yet so I wasn't too worried, but I'm sure I'll pick up another 4 pack of the new batch.
     
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  24. saint0r

    saint0r Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2013 Texas

    Now you get to save one so you can compare
     
  25. Techichi

    Techichi Zealot (507) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    Looks like it's starting to hit stores.
     
  26. Monkeypuker

    Monkeypuker Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2013 Texas

    Hope houston gets some proper allocation this time around for batch 3
     
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  27. greg__h

    greg__h Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2014 Texas

    Batch 3 is supposedly about half what the first two were, so I doubt it
     
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  28. AdamR46

    AdamR46 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Texas

    Any idea if specs in the colony got it?
     
  29. Northtexan

    Northtexan Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Texas
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    Found batch #3 at Halls today.
     
  30. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Meyvn (1,234) Jun 29, 2011 Texas

    Sippin batch 3 and it'll do. I love Community for doing this.
     
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  31. DeepBrew

    DeepBrew Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Texas

    How would you compare it to the previous ones?
     
  32. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (194) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    How does it compare to batch 2, those in the know?
     
  33. saint0r

    saint0r Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2013 Texas

    Taste similar to batch 1 IMO.

    1>3>2
     
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  34. ATA1K

    ATA1K Initiate (76) Feb 4, 2013 Texas
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    Drank a batch 1 fresh, and figured this was another local hype job. Drank a batch 2, and thought it was fantastic. I bought enough of 1&2, bring on the variations.
     
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  35. 071184

    071184 Initiate (81) Sep 10, 2013 Texas

    This is the current list of accounts that received batch #3. Will update as more are added. No promises on remaining inventory!
    Lone Star Beverages - Carrollton
    Spec's - Dallas Walnut Hill
    Corner Stop - Dallas
    Total Wine - West Plano
    1001 Wine and Spirits - Dallas
    Whole Foods - Highland Park
    Beverage Zone - Murphy Rd
    Broadway Tobacco - Garland
    AD Beer and Wine - Garland
    Midway Mart - Denton
    Buckeye - Dallas
    Lakeview Liquor - East Dallas
    Spec's - Dallas Preston Royal Ln
    Kelly's - Allen
    Richardson Beer and Wine - Richardson
    Buy Low Food Mart and Beer - Richardson
    Grapevine Beer and Wine - Grapevine
    Ice House Beverages - Richardson
    Choice Beverage - Mckinney
    Sigel's - Dallas Uptown
    Whole Foods - Colleyville
    Las Colinas Beverages - Las Colinas
    Webb Chapel Beer and Wine - Carrollton
    Walgreens - Dallas Uptown
    Fossil Creek Spirits - Colleyville
    World of Beer The Bottle Shop - Dallas
    Walgreens - Dallas Hillcrest & NW Hwy
    Hall's Wine and Spirits - Colleyville
    Central Market - Southlake
    Market Street - Colleyville
    Bear Creek Spirits and Wine - Colleyville
    PK's Fine Wine and Spirits - Dallas Mockingbird
    PK's Fine Wine and Spirts - Dallas Midway Rd
    PK's Fine Wine and Spirits - Dallas Lomo Alto
    World Market - Fort Worth
    Market Street - Frisco
    Monticello Liquor - Dallas
    Lakewood Medallion - Dallas
    Pogo's - Dallas
    Bubba's Smokes Beer Wine - Mesquite
    Craft & Growler - Dallas
    World Market - Firewheel (Garland)
    H.E.B. Food Store - Burleson
    Goody Goody - Dallas Harry Hines
    North Oak Cliff Beer and Wine - Dallas
    Whole Foods - Lakewood (Dallas)
     
  36. pnelting

    pnelting Aspirant (283) Nov 17, 2014 Texas
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    Scored some batch 3 today. I have all three batches in the beer fridge. Looking forward to comparing them.
     
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  37. DeepBrew

    DeepBrew Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Texas

    Just finished my first bottle, and I tend to agree with @saint0r about the comparison with the other batches.
     
  38. jhamp9

    jhamp9 Initiate (125) Feb 17, 2013 Texas

    That location list seems to be missing all of my usual spots.
     
  39. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (194) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    Im gonna go

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    Really enjoyed 2.
     
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  40. Admerr

    Admerr Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2014 Texas

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    Two seemed to be the most boozy so far. I'm looking forward to how two ages.
     
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