Barrel Aged Stout Suggestions

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  1. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I was just wondering if someone had a solid year round, easily available barrel aged stout they could recommend. Wanna try something I haven't had for New Years but I'm not in the mood for a hunt. Thanks
  2. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (852) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    There's always Weyerbacher Heresy. It has solid reviews, but I wasn't such a big fan (though I wish I was.) It comes in 4 packs at a reasonable price too.
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  3. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Meyvn (1,027) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    They're all vastly overrated.
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  4. homebrewer88

    homebrewer88 Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2011 Virginia

    If you get laughing dog you can try bourbon barrel dogfather. This was my first BA stout
  5. quetzal013

    quetzal013 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2011 California

    Aren't you getting a lot of BCBS and BCBCS out there right now? But you would have to seriously pace yourself for NYE, haha.
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  6. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

  7. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Port Brewing Older Viscosity is year-round. It's pricy, but well worth it on occasion.

    Also, Old Viscosity, the base beer, is half the price and really good if you can find it. It seems to have disappeared from my area recently.
  8. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Saving my other bottles of BCBS to drink throughout the year. Local spot ran through their BCBCS before I could get there to grab some
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  9. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (352) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    New Holland Dragon's Milk. Yum.
  10. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 New York
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    ten fidy, black xantus , any hoppin frog ba variety , beer geek brunch,
  11. Bubbles

    Bubbles Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2012 California

    Old Rasputin has a barrel aged. I plan to get it in the next week. I love the imperial stout, so I'm sure I'd love the barrel aged.
  12. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
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  13. swetsastonic

    swetsastonic Initiate (194) Mar 22, 2012 New Jersey

  14. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    Dragons milk from New Holland Brewing is year round, its aged 3 months in heaven hill bourbon barrels.
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  15. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    You're right! I forgot to mention that one. Probably the best kept secret on BA. So damn delicious.
  16. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    Not sure what you get in your area but Epic's Big Bad Baptist is plentiful round these parts
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  17. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Pretty sure only the Dragon's Milk is year round, but being in the Philly area as you are, I would suggest...

    Weyerbacher Heresy should be a very easy find, though I don't care for the thin feel of this one.
    New Holland Dragon's Milk should not be too hard to find either.
    BA B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher, though can't say how readily available it is right now around Philly.
    Lost Abbey Older Viscosity, you should be able to find this one (I know the Hulmeville Inn above NE Philly has some, as should Iron Abbey)
    Lost Abbey Deliverance (I know Matt at Capone's still had 1 as of Friday, he probably also has the BA B.O.R.I.S)
    Avery Mephistopheles 2011 was around in my area (Philly 'burbs), but that's probably going to be not as easy to find, though you may want to call Beer Heaven on Columbus Blvd. I was there last night and I know I saw Avery Samael's, just can't say if they also had Mephistopheles.
  18. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks. Turns out I may be hunting after all. Supposed to be getting Cherry Rye BCBS in my area this week.
  19. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Good luck, snagged a bottle myself last week.
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  20. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks, great suggestions. A lot of these I've had and i just want something new. Matt's a great guy judging by all my encounters with him, and definitely love giving my business to him. I'll have to check out to see if there's any of the Deliverance left. I know sometimes he gets a second shipment of things in.
  21. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    It was literally sitting on the counter as of Friday and I can tell you it had been there a wee bit o' time. Not like shelf time is going to ruin that delicious brew though :wink:
  22. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    My favorite thing about Capone's is the fact that buried treasures can go completely unnoticed in that shop sometimes and as you're scanning, you're just like "what? How the hell has this not been bought?" Makes the trip always seem worth it.
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  23. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    While it isn't a BA Stout, I feel like He'Brew Sweet 16 might be an option for you.
    It reminded me of Lost Abbey Deliverance with a bigger punch to the brain.
  24. GeddyLeeRocks

    GeddyLeeRocks Initiate (158) Oct 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Avoid all barrel-aged beers!!! They will turn you into a pompous, elitist ass!!!
  25. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Well, that was helpful.
  26. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

    It's been said, but deserves to be mentioned again, Uinta Labyrinth. It's one of my favorite stouts period. You won't be disappointed.
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  27. Inoracam

    Inoracam Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    The barrel aged one is stellar.
  28. dipaguy

    dipaguy Initiate (152) Feb 20, 2011 Florida
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    Brooklyn black ops
  29. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2007

    Naked Evil.
    May be my favorite brew of 2012.
  30. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Initiate (183) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    The first BA Stout you drink should clearly be Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout Rare, I'm pretty sure it is easy to find.:grinning:
  31. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    It's actually assorted barrels. They use Beam/Turkey/Etc.
  32. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I have mad love for this beer, but it ain't a BA stout :astonished:
  33. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I just picked up a sixer of this :rolling_eyes:
  34. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2007

    Damn it!! LOL.
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  35. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Hey man, no worry.
    Naked Evil is awesome.

    Says the guy with 6 bottles in his basement :grimacing:
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  36. raczkowski

    raczkowski Disciple (324) May 16, 2011 Florida
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    i bought a 4 pack of dragons milk in atlanta during thanksgiving, and the one i had was still very hot..the alcohol/bourbon was all i tasted..i am going to sit on the other 3 i have for a while and see if it mellows out any. does anyone feel the same way about this?
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  37. yoitsarch

    yoitsarch Disciple (301) Nov 13, 2012 California
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    Get your hands on some Firestone Parabola if you can. It's a very clean bourbon barrel aged RIS.
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  38. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    I like the regular but the BA is hot and overpriced, which is weird as the regular is underpriced. Maybe some aging on the BA version will help with the overpowering heat.
  39. azdback

    azdback Defender (616) Apr 2, 2004 Arizona
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    Highly Dislike!!!!
  40. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    i second this. I almost got a growler of it, then i saw the 4 packs on the shelf. great for the price and readily available for me in NJ :slight_smile:
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