Barrel-Aged Vanilla Stout Tasting Help

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Priesland, May 28, 2017.

  1. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    I am putting together a couple BA Vanilla Stout Tastings and wanted to see if I was missing any brews that i could add to the lineup. I am only looking for BA Vanilla Stouts with nothing else added. Below is what I have so far...

    Round 1
    ANTEAD
    Fundamental Observation
    Eclipse
    Medianoche
    Vanilla Shake
    Vanilla Noir
    Absentium
    Velvet Speedway
    Nooner
    Night Fury

    WINNER OF ROUND 1 JOINS THE BREWS BELOW FOR THE FINAL TASTE OFF...

    Round 2
    Handjee
    Fundamental Forces
    Vanilla Rye
    Cataclysm

    Let me know if theres anything out there that I'm missing.

    Thanks in advance! CHEERS!!!
     
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  2. Yellowlt4

    Yellowlt4 Initiate (126) Sep 21, 2016 Texas

    Avery - Vanilla Bean BA Stout
    Clown Shoes - Exorcism of Rachel Wall (rum barrels)

    FYI, Velvet Speedway has coffee added.
     
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  3. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,339) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    ballast points victory at sea.
     
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  4. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (876) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    This one is loaded with coffee smell and taste.
     
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  5. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (441) Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky
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    Grimm Sumi Ink
     
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  6. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    This is awesome... keep em coming

    I forgot to add Mosters Park to my list.
     
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  7. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (4,853) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    Avery Vanilla Bean Stout

    Cheers!
     
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  8. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (319) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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  9. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    I saw that tasting. I've been searching for Derivation #2 for ever without any luck. That bomb would be in the final round for sure.
     
  10. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    Below is my updates list... am I missing any?!?!?!

    Round 1

    ANTEAD
    Fundamental Observation
    Eclipse
    Medianoche
    Vanilla Shake
    Vanilla Noir
    Absentium
    Grimm Sumi Ink
    Nooner
    Night Fury
    Monsters Park
    Avery Vanilla Bean

    WINNER OF ROUND 1 JOINS THE BREWS BELOW FOR THE FINAL TASTE OFF...

    Round 2
    Handjee
    Fundamental Forces
    Vanilla Rye
    Cataclysm
     
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  11. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Disciple (313) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Maybe Madagascar?
     
  12. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (256) Oct 3, 2014 Illinois
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    Definitely Madagascar^^ And if you can get your hands on OG Vanilla Rye, that should be added. That's a great lineup though; you'll never have them all, so you should be good with the ones you have, but I'd try to get a Madagascar if you can. Cheers and enjoy!
     
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  13. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    I just acquired a bottle of Madagascar.

    What do you mean by OG Vanilla Rye?
     
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  14. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Disciple (313) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Well that was quick....
     
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  15. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    HA!!!

    I have a nice stock of brews for trading.

    I wish I could find Derivation #2.... it's like a mythical brew.... and if I ever find it, I'm afraid of what it will cost me.
     
  16. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (256) Oct 3, 2014 Illinois
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    OG Vanilla Rye = 2010 Bourbon County Vanilla Rye (as opposed to 2014 Vanilla Rye)
     
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  17. Mista_Carta

    Mista_Carta Initiate (163) Aug 11, 2015 California
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    Modern Times BBA Monsters' Park w/Vanilla.

    And are you doing reg Vanilla Shake or BA Vanilla shake?
     
  18. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (450) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    if you are getting technical, & admittedly it's been a long time but best i recall the 2010 iteration i believe you are referring to stated : "Bourbon" with zero mention of the word "Rye".
     
  19. not2quick

    not2quick Initiate (159) Dec 1, 2015 Missouri
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    Prairie vanilla noir
     
  20. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Zealot (531) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado
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    2010 Vanilla Rye doesn't exist - OG Nilla was aged in bourbon barrels, not rye barrels.

    OP, it looks like you have some killer beers lined up, but I think you are doing a disservice to the tasting by automatically advancing the big hype bottles into the final round. I would suggest either narrowing down the list and doing it all blind, or coming up with some sort of bracket system that had randomly assigned showdowns.
     
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  21. PrestigeWorldwide

    PrestigeWorldwide Disciple (363) Sep 22, 2015 Michigan
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    They won't be easy to come by but:
    Brew Gentleman The End
    Cerebral Vanilla Here be Monsters

    Your list is pretty damn comprehensive though.
     
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  22. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Zealot (531) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado
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    I didn't want to be the homer, but Vanilla HBM is absolutely incredible. I did a vanilla stout share with two other guys the week before that release - FO, VR, The End, and Madagascar - and feel like VHBM would have easily surpassed The End and Madagascar, potentially even VR (FO was the clear winner of the day).
     
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  23. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    Found some Here Be Monsters. Thanks for pointing that one out.

    The End looks MIA right now. Hopefully it pops up soon.

    OG Nilla looks like it's going to cost an arm and leg but looks obtainable.

    Derivation #2 is a ghost.
     
  24. Mista_Carta

    Mista_Carta Initiate (163) Aug 11, 2015 California
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    I still don't see the invite in my inbox :)
     
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  25. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Zealot (531) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado
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    Regular or Vanilla HBM? Definitely important to note. Both are incredible, but obviously you'd want the vanilla for your tasting.

    The End may be tricky because it was a very small bottling run, and OG Nilla is def a tough one to track down because there probably just aren't that many left in the wild. As always, Side Project stouts remain damn near impossible to pin down.
     
  26. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (256) Oct 3, 2014 Illinois
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    Yep, technicality error on my part.. Good catch
     
  27. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (639) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Is this going to be blind? If so, it doesn't make sense to give second round privilege to any of them.
     
  28. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    I picked up Vanilla HBM. I'm looking forward to it after reading your recommendation.

    It will be blind and I am reconsidering the format of the tasting. Its going to be a moster tasting for sure.
     
  29. Hoppy_Time

    Hoppy_Time Disciple (314) Jan 3, 2016 Maine
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    Maine Beer Company makes Mean Old Tom, which would be easy to get, though probably would consider it on a different level, but it would be interesting to see how it stacks up in a blind set up.
     
  30. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Zealot (531) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado
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    I think Mean Old Tom would be pretty easy to pick out seeing as how it would the only non-BA stout on the panel. All hype aside I think it'd be way out of its league with the rest of those beers.
     
  31. Hoppy_Time

    Hoppy_Time Disciple (314) Jan 3, 2016 Maine
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    Yeah I read over the BA part somehow. But I think it may not be far in the future with MBCs expansion this summer.
     
  32. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    Below is my updates list for my 100% blind tasting.... any other suggestions?

    Does anyone know where I can get Derivation #2?!?!?!

    ANTEAD
    Fundamental Observation
    Eclipse
    Medianoche
    Vanilla Shake
    Vanilla Noir
    Absentium
    Grimm Sumi Ink
    Nooner
    Night Fury
    Monsters Park
    Avery Vanilla Bean
    Madagascar
    Handjee
    Fundamental Forces
    Vanilla Rye
    Cataclysm
    Vanilla HBM
    OG Nilla
     
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  33. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (4,853) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    Very nice lineup. What time should I be there?:)

    Cheers!
     
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  34. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    Ha!!! If someone can contribute a bottle of Derivation #2 to my tasting, they get an automatic invite.
     
  35. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
    Beer Trader

    Below is my updates list for my 100% blind tasting.

    Any other suggestions?

    Does anyone know where I can get Derivation #2?!?!?!

    ANTEAD
    Fundamental Observation
    Eclipse
    Medianoche
    Vanilla Shake
    Vanilla Noir
    Absentium
    Grimm Sumi Ink
    Nooner
    Night Fury
    Monsters Park
    Avery Vanilla Bean
    Madagascar
    Handjee
    Fundamental Forces
    Vanilla Rye
    Cataclysm
    Vanilla HBM
    OG Nilla
    Brew gentleman - the end
    Cycle DB Vanilla Rare DOS

    If you have a bottle of Derivation #2 and your willing to pitch into the blind tasting, you get a free invite to the tasting in San Diego later this year.
     
  36. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (616) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Will you pay for the ticket to fly out there for said tasting?
     
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  37. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Zealot (531) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado
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    'Nilla 'Noche. Just for consistency...
     
  38. Priesland

    Priesland Initiate (169) Oct 9, 2014 California
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    Evilcatfish, are you saying you have a Derivation #2?
     
  39. riegler

    riegler Initiate (144) Apr 30, 2015 Iowa
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    I believe Tallgrass made a BA Vanilla version of their Buffalo Sweat.
     
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  40. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (139) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio
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    I feel like FO and FF should switch if that FO is B1. If 2 leave as is.
     
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