Best beer you've had on tap over 10% abv

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  1. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,319) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    Allagash Confluence and Curieux are tied.
    A 2011 Dogfish Head 130 Minute comes to mind. As does a 2013 World Wide.
    KBS and Barrel Aged Framinghammer were excellent.
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  2. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (7,332) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    DFH 130 Minute? They did this?

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  3. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (547) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey

    CBS followed by KBS. I know many will rate BCBS or another variant from GI right up there with these 2 but not me. Both offerings from Founders are far and away the best - to me. CBS wins by a slight margin, KBS second and then its a sizeable gap. I was lucky enough to enjoy a total of 10 pours of CBS and maybe 15 or so of KBS at several tapping's recently they are both simply amazing brews. There's another KBS tapping coming up this week and I'm seriously thinking about delaying a planned trip down the Jersey shore to make it. We'll see.
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  4. stealth

    stealth Zealot (561) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    Black Tuesday Reserve
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  5. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poo-Bah (2,096) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    Bourbon County Vanilla Rye.
  6. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (2,062) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Non ba tweak. Holy shit.
  7. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,319) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    No. What I meant to type was 120. Sorry. :stuck_out_tongue:
  8. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Me too, and the barmaid made a error and served me a pint, not the small pour called for. By the way I did not enjoy it.
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  9. mikevanatta

    mikevanatta Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 Minnesota

    A place near me had a 3 year vertical of The Abyss a few months ago. The 2012 ... Holy shit.
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  10. rjd722

    rjd722 Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2013 Maryland

    Cuivre (Old Ale) by the Bruery and in a close second it's Carrot Cake Conspiracy (Bourbon BA Amber) by Jailbreak.
  11. mungbeans

    mungbeans Initiate (0) May 27, 2007 Massachusetts

  12. Boverhof3

    Boverhof3 Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2006 Michigan

    Founder's CBS was Amazing and clocked in at 10.6%
  13. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    I've only had one beer on tap at 10% ABV, Russian River Consecration at Russian River.
  14. Bonna

    Bonna Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2012 Illinois

    DFH 120
  15. SortaAmbivalent

    SortaAmbivalent Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2005 Minnesota

    If 10% even counts it's Hopslam. If it doesn't then it's Darkness
  16. thomda11

    thomda11 Aspirant (232) Jun 5, 2014 California

    Ballast Point's Victory at Sea is at 10%. If that doesn't count, I'd say Speedway Stout.
  17. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire

    Bourbon barrel Damon. No contest.
  18. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Aspirant (216) Dec 21, 2013 New York

    Speedway goes without saying..bottle,draft..doesn't matter.
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  19. OnePuttBlunder

    OnePuttBlunder Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2015 Arizona

    Tough call so many good ones to chose from, but the one that stands out the most is Firestone XVIII Sucaba BCBS KBS and Backwoods Bastard all a very close 2-5

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,455) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Prairie BOMB! It's so much better on tap.
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  21. Czequershuus

    Czequershuus Poo-Bah (2,112) Feb 7, 2014 Minnesota

    Clown Shoes Itasca Loonidragon. At 14.5% it is also the highest ABV beer I have had. Just phenomenal. I loved the Blaecorn Unidragon, and this was a clear step up in flavor.
  22. ThreeKingdoms

    ThreeKingdoms Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2013 Minnesota

    speedway stout, size 11. nothing too crazy
  23. Asics

    Asics Disciple (376) Jul 28, 2012 Washington

    Notorious by Boneyard, BCBS by Goose Island, Black Butte XXV by Deschutes, KDS by Fremont (got a growler too!).
  24. rockernino

    rockernino Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2014 California

    Mornin' Delight
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  25. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (3,005) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    Love how the OP returned to the thread to specify ONE (best) beer but people still ignore him..

    I don't know the answer, too many beers, too many years. It's not like I'm gonna get penalized for the wrong answer so let's say....Kane, A Night to End All Dawns Vanilla. Wowza. Could be about 10 others though, at least.
  26. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,425) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

  27. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (2,189) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    Founders KBS, Karbach BB Hellfighter (2014), BCB Coffee Stout
  28. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Devotee (414) Nov 29, 2012 New York

    1 year cellared Parabola... Just Wow
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  29. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,214) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    FW PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout
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  30. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,140) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Karbach's Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hellfighter and Jester King's Black Metal

    Also the *only* beers in that ABV range that I've had on tap. I need a designated driver more often ... :rolling_eyes:
  31. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (12,149) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Not agreeing with that, but I rarely find any beer of that style to my liking on tap. The exception is barrel aged stuff, like Prairie's Branson#1 Stout...
  32. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    Hard to pick one – for me it’s a tie between:

    De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey Eisbock (2013 – 18 % ABV)
    Struise Woody Albert (13 % ABV)
    Magic Rock Grand Marnier Bearded Lady (10.5 % ABV)
  33. asams10

    asams10 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2014 North Carolina

  34. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Devotee (404) Apr 27, 2013 Illinois

    bourbon county and the variants
  35. Brewhemoth

    Brewhemoth Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2014 Netherlands

    Mexican Cake by Westbrook. Hands down one of the best imp stouts ive ever had.
  36. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Aun Mas Chili Jesus and Double Barrel Jesus. Both those beers are a thing of beauty on tap.
  37. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,958) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Blakkr. My best one over 10% ABV (margin of error +/- 0.02%).
  38. coldy

    coldy Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2010 Delaware

    DFH 120

    Hands down!
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  39. azorie

    azorie Champion (877) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    Cigar city stuff in their brew pub is only one I can remember. various versions of their imp stouts.
    That actually came out of a keg and 1 came out of a cask. rare to see over 10% here in Florida
    At least in Jacksonville area. I cannot remember ever seeing 1, as for the best, well good question.
  40. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I'd love to have KBS on tap, I've never seen it here and I doubt I ever will, but it's a great beer that IMO is better fresh.
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