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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Beersnake1, Mar 28, 2015.
clearly not everyone else was able to name at least one.... pugachevs cobra has been
my fav 18.9%
From what I've tried, in no particular order:
honorable mentions: Olde School, Mephistopheles, Raison D'extra, and Tweak
Who are you, the hall monitor? Don't worry about me, just worry about yourself, you'll be happier that way.
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey Eisbock esp. first batch.
fucking love rum barrel black tuesday
Double Black - soooooo good. Think I tried it 3+ years ago and would love to have it again. Haven't had DWTD (yet).
In no order, but boy does Avery represent in the big beer category, eh?
Avery 5 Monks
Avery Uncle Jacobs Stout
Evil Twin Bozo Beer
World wide stout hands down. I just hope they still have it at the pub from time to time while its out of the bottle rotation. I still have a 13 left but may hang on to it till they bottle again.
Avery Tweak immediately comes to mind immediately, just had Uncle Jacob for the first time. Delicious, but I give Tweak the edge.
New to this sight so not sure this would be the place to ask this question but here goes.
Have heard that high ABV beers will taste better if held back. Bought some Devils Dancer about a year ago. After tasting the first bottle I felt it might taste better if I put it back for a while. That was a year ago. How long should I hold a beer like this and what criteria do you use in what should or should not be held for a later day?
I've never seen a beer over 15%.
Mephistopheles so far. I have several of the other big Avery beers but haven't drank them yet.
As a coffee fan, I will take the original unbarrel-aged, more coffee forward version. BA Tweak still gets my vote over any of the other 15%+ beers I have tried.
The 2013 that was over 18.5% was hot as hell fresh, but after 1 year mellowed so much and was awesome.
D'Extra has been my favorite so far. WWS is close 2nd. Had Sucre or Bois (maybe both?) and thought they were solid but just didn't have the flavors of the DFH that I preferred. Can't wait to try Fort when its available again.
BCBS has been >15%, 2012 is the year that comes to mind. Big beers like thesr should never be consistent given what is needed from the yeast to achieve these abvs.
I had this on tap during my beer run into Wisconsin and I have to agree this is my new favorite "big" beer.
BB World Wide Stout
Old Stock Cellar - Brandy
Kuhnhenn BB Solar
Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra
Smokey & The Bois
WWS (only 4+ years old)
Tweak is so damn good.
I want to do a big beer tasting night with my ADwTD, Raison D'extra, 120, WWS, BT, Lager Ness Monster, Tweak, Uncle Jacobs and a couple others.
But I'm worried I'll die.
Would love to hear success stories of giant beer tasting nights.
Tweak at 17+ is my #2 beer overall next to FBS.
this is strongest beer I ever had
so I have no idea...not many I would pay for in that range.
Tweak and Mephistopheles are the 2 best I have had. WWS is way to boozy. I also really liked Founder's Bolt Cutter.
The only beers I've had at 15% + are Founders bolt cutter, and DFH 120. Both are excellent, but prefer the 120. Steel Toe Lunker at 14.5 is also wonderful.
oh wow I forgot DFH 120 was over 15, thanks for reminding me, I had that 4 or 5 times.
Tactical Nuclear Penguin.
For me it's DFH Fort. Had a 2009 the night OSU won the national championship and was impressed. Haven't been fortunate enough to land any of the Bruery/Avery/Cobra bottles yet. Got a couple bottles of ADWTD at home though!
Mine is 120 Minute by default, as it's the only one I've had.
Damn Ohio's 12% ABV cap.
From my scores, it looks like Avery's Samael's Ale is the winner. I remember loving it but, it's been so long since I last had it, I don't know if I would still love it as much since my palate is definitely very different these days. More recently, I got to try Founders Bolt Cutter at a bottle share and was blown away. Also a bit more recently, I had The Bruery's Fruet and it too was incredible. I specifically remember the intense raisin notes of that one being what I found so enjoyable but the other two I just remember that they tasted good. So I can't dial in a favorite but at least I presented my top 3.
For real. NC's 15% cap is annoying enough. If it was any lower, I honestly wouldn't have moved here.
I was actually looking at houses there, now I think I may need to reconsider. I had to drive over 2 hours to get 120 Minute and for the BCBS release and I don't really want to have to do it still when I move.
I'm afraid this thread is going to cause me to finally open that bottle of Tweak that I've had since last year
We see BCBS here because, as a few have already stated in this thread, it's under 15% but yeah, no 120. It's not very often that a beer above 15% gets released that I'm absolutely dying to try but, when Bozo Beer came out, it upset me that I didn't even have a shot to buy it. It's not so bad for me because I'm in Asheville so, if there is something above 15% I just gotta have, I can make the hour and a half drive south to Greenville, SC and likely find it at Greenville Beer Exchange. I guess what I'm trying to say is, move to Asheville! Everyone else is!
Adwtd or Utopias.
Had Samael's for the first time the other day. Holy lord was it sweet, and I'm not one to shy away from sweetness. I can only imagine what would happen with some age on it.
Tweak and Melage #3 are a couple of my favorites.
2009 Black Tuesday, no batch will ever come close.
Worldwide stout for me!