Best previously unknown (by you) extra recieved in a trade

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Robtobfest, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (357) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Recieved in a trade last year, a Williamsberg Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter. Didn't think to much of it but crack it last year on New Years Eve and it was out of this world! I remember sharing it with five or 6 other guys And we all thought it was incredible. So what was your previously unknown extra that impressed the hell out of you?
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  2. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th. Never heard of it before, drank it, raised the bar for barrel-aged stouts forever.
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  3. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,374) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Uinta Labrynth. Amazing beer. If I'd have known how good it was I'd have bought the bottles I saw on shelves when I was in Atlanta earlier this year.
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  4. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (460) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    1. Lawson's - Chinooker'd
    2. Saint Arnold - Pumpkinator
    3. Ithaca - Flower Power

    May change tonight after I try Jester King Boxer's Revenge momentarily.
  5. csbinva

    csbinva Aspirant (218) Jan 13, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Zombie Dust, still can't get enough of it and I know I'm not alone, cheers!
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  6. Beerisheaven

    Beerisheaven Devotee (463) Dec 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    A TON of locals that I have received. I would say generally, I have never heard of most if not all of them and there are a lot of the breweries let alone beers that I previously have not heard of. Probably one of the first was Tyrannea and it began a lovefest that I have had with just about all of their beers.
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  7. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (704) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Southern Star Pro-Am 2012
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  8. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    Not really an extra, but I had two trades with Cali BA's where they knew what I was sending and all I asked for was whatever they thought was good. As luck would have it they both sent a bottle of Cismontane Brewing Co. Black's Nocturne, an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. Long story short, color me giddy! Fantastic brew that everyone should start seeking out in trades before it becomes too popular.

    Also received some Alpine Nelson this way. Boy oh boy did that knock my socks off.
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  9. mcrago

    mcrago Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Whoa! The Dark Horse brew is only available once a year at the 4 Elf party!
  10. UNCCTDawg

    UNCCTDawg Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Silva Stout... Had never heard of it until JohnDoe8 threw one in. My lord it's good stuff
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  11. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    One that stood out was Port Brewing Mondo pale in a trade for Pliny. And I liked Mondo better.
  12. joetouchton

    joetouchton Initiate (173) Apr 23, 2012 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    8 bottles of bcbs
  13. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    regular ol' plead the 5th.

    Now has become my favorite stout. Thanks Dan!
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  14. Zbeetleman

    Zbeetleman Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2012 California

    Cafe crazy good and for an extra it was amazing.
  15. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Defender (692) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    got some Tyranena Shaggin in the Wood, and thought it was phenominal...
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  16. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    BBA Shipwreck Porter. Thanks tat2dhillbilly!
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  17. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

  18. denimdemon

    denimdemon Disciple (361) Mar 8, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Williamsburg Cafe Royale. Got it for being an Upland sour proxy. Thanks to BigSexy410, that beer is one of my happy beers. Really good stuff!
  19. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (844) Mar 21, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Alpine Pure Hoppiness. Had tried a Duet once when in SoCal, didnt like it. If not for that great extra, never would have sought out some of the other great Alpine beers.
  20. Msquared2

    Msquared2 Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2011 North Carolina

    Upright Gose. Incredible brew.
  21. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Squatters Outer Darkness was amazing for a relatively unknown brew. Also received Zombie Dust and Buried Hatchet...two of my new favorites.
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  22. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    I know now, which obviously made it even more generous. Expecting some of this year's release to come through by the end of next month, so can't wait to do a 2012 BCBS/BBPT5 face-off! Celebrityyyyy deathmatch!

    Here's the review I shot in summer (so please excuse the profuse and obscene sweating):

  23. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Aspirant (266) Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Ballast Point - Victory at Sea , was really surprised by how good this was!
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  24. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Not an extra but I blindly traded for a Redbud Cuvee 4 and loved it.
  25. commis

    commis Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2009 Massachusetts

    Brou Bros Rye Wyne.
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  26. JeepCop

    JeepCop Initiate (103) May 16, 2010 Kansas
    Beer Trader

    Fat Head's Head Hunter stole the show for me.
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  27. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Ohio

    The whole culture of generosity is probably my favorite thing about BA. My favorite "unknowns".

    1) Lawson's Jade IPA
    2) BBPt5
    3) Older Viscosity
    4) Slap yer Mammy DIPA

    Plus unexpected "knowns" like KBS, BCBS, ZD.

    Good stuff.
  28. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Pipeworks Ninja v. Unicorn! Thanks, 1noa!!!

    I liked it even better than the Dreadnaught he threw into the same box.
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  29. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Ohio

    Tyranena - The Devil Made Me Do It Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter
    Fantastic brew. Thanks to TIMMYJ21!
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  30. unclejazz

    unclejazz Zealot (576) Oct 24, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    Abyss '11
    New Belgium Cocoa Mole
    and multiple Plinys
  31. DLDlulz

    DLDlulz Aspirant (211) Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Crooked Stave WWBB
  32. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Sebago Single Batch BBW from valdieu2. It was awesome.
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  33. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Best avatar ever! U sooooom bitsh
  34. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Probably Mystic Sauvignon Blanc BA Saison. Turned me on to that brewery big time.
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  35. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Just outstanding ipa thanks to marissatheyounger
  36. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    Yeah, this for me too. I opened the bottle I was sent at a bottleshare and the general consensus was "that's going on my wants."
  37. csbinva

    csbinva Aspirant (218) Jan 13, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I'm in a god-damn hurry.
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  38. commis

    commis Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2009 Massachusetts

    It was definetely one of those 'how have I not heard of this shit' beers. I put my trading to a virtual halt shortly after that due to budget confines, and I keep hoping it's still on a few shelves somewhere in a couple months so I can get more.
  39. commis

    commis Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2009 Massachusetts

    And it's funny OP mentions the Williamsberg Porter, as that's another that blew me completely away having never heard of it thanks to the man above me here, csbinva. Love that shit.
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  40. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Somebody chasing you sherrif? "Nobody chasing me boy, ima chasing a godamn maniac!"
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