BIG STOUTS Is Back! (Extremely Limited)

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,845) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    ICYMI: Extreme Beer Box: BIG STOUTS sold out of completed boxes this past Friday, due to a limited number of FLUX cans available from Barclay Brewing. Thanks again to Brian Barclay, Half Time, and everyone who purchased this box! :beers:

    Today, I’m stoked to announce that we're able to rerelease an extremely limited number of updated BIG STOUTS boxes with 11 of the original beers (see below) plus a new 12th beer:

    Falling Knife Brewing Co.
    Shaky Hands
    12% | 16 oz can
    This silky, 12 percent alcohol by volume, Café Con Miel-style Imperial Stout goes down like a dessert fever dream, laden with rich, whole bean Madagascar vanilla, ample amounts of fragrant cinnamon, and smooth, potent UP Coffee Roasters Lotus espresso.

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    // SOLD OUT //
    • Orders for this box will begin shipping on Tuesday, February 7.
    • Please read the BIG STOUTS FAQ before buying.
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    For this Extreme Beer Box, we’re focusing on bold, creative, fun, and of course BIG STOUTS that contain a wide-range of ingredients (like nuts. lactose, and coffee), so please read before you buy. And all of the Stouts are 7 percent alcohol by volume or higher, but most are over 11 percent. So, check yourself before you wreck yourself. :skull:
    1. Adroit Theory Brewing Co.
      Eat the Rich (Ghost 1228)
      12% | 16 oz can
      A brand new Stout with intense, complex flavors. Rich aromas of roastiness, date + prune fruit esters, and subtle undertones of alcohol. Bitterness is firm; notes of bittersweet chocolate, espresso coffee, and tar. Lingering warmth in the finish with moderate sweetness. A sipper that is black as night.

      Canned on 12/22/22: This batch was meant to be Ghost 1306 (brewed for BeerAdvocate's Extreme Beer Box: BIG STOUTS), however, it's labeled as Ghost 1228. Mark at Adroit stated: "That's an error we didn't catch in proofing with the printer. One of the downsides of repeating an old label design."

    2. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
      Wake Up World Wide Stout
      17% | 12 oz bottle
      This new, breakfast-themed iteration of the brewery’s fan-favorite beer, lovingly dubbed Wake Up World Wide Stout, is brewed with regeneratively grown malts from Epiphany Malting, organic maple syrup from New Leaf Tree Syrups, oat milk from Elmhurst and organic coffee beans from Rise Up Coffee Roasters. Clocks in at 15-17% ABV.

    3. Ecliptic Brewing
      Gravastar (Peanut Butter Oatmeal Stout)
      7.2% | 16 oz can
      A Gravastar, meaning "gravitational vacuum star", is an object hypothesized as an alternative to the black hole theory, as deep and dark as this original oatmeal stout. A smooth base of Maris Otter Malt, followed by roast malts, wheat and oats, complements the layers of peanut butter and chocolate. Brewed especially for BeerAdvocate's Extreme Beer Box: BIG STOUTS, this beer is a real treat that will pull you in.

      Allergen warning: contains wheat and peanuts.

    4. Falling Knife Brewing Co.
      Shaky Hands
      12% | 16 oz can
      This silky, 12 percent alcohol by volume, Café Con Miel-style Imperial Stout goes down like a dessert fever dream, laden with rich, whole bean Madagascar vanilla, ample amounts of fragrant cinnamon, and smooth, potent UP Coffee Roasters Lotus espresso.

    5. Finback Brewery
      Coconut Drip
      11% | 16 oz can
      Imperial Stout with Invisible Force coffee, peanuts, vanilla, and coconut.

      Allergen warning: contains tree nuts and peanuts.

    6. Firestone-Walker Brewing Co.
      Paraboloid
      15% | 12 oz bottle
      Our signature Parabola Imperial Stout achieves new heights in this limited small-batch release. We aged it in an equal selection of rare older-stock barrels for two years, specifically, 14-year Old Fitzgerald bourbon barrels and 18-year Sazerac Rye whiskey barrels. These barrels complemented Parabola's classic dark chocolate, cherry and vanilla flavors by imparting hints of stone fruits, fudge, leather and peppery spice. The result cultivates an ultra-smooth mouthfeel for this prodigiously flavorful beer.

    7. Great Notion Brewing
      Peanut Brother
      9.1% | 16 oz can
      Peanut Brother is our Imperial Milk Stout that tastes like a peanut butter cup without the pesky brown wrappers. We boil this stout for hours to keep the body thick.

      Allergen warning: contains wheat, lactose, and peanuts.

    8. Japas Cervejaria
      Black Daruma
      11% | 16 oz can
      Russian Imperial Stout with Persimmon.

    9. Odell Brewing Co.
      Barreled Treasure (Spirit Hound Straight Malt Whisky)
      12% | 12 oz bottle
      For this edition of Barreled Treasure, we partnered with one of Colorado’s finest distillers, our friends at Spirit Hound Distillers. Using hyper-fresh barrels from their award-winning Straight Malt Whisky, we aged a big and bold, dark and roasty Imperial Stout. The result is an incredibly smooth Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with notes of roasted barley and woody, sweet vanilla and toffee from the barrels. Your riches await!

    10. Oskar Blues
      Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY
      12.5% | 12 oz can
      Perfecting a blend of 3-5 year aged bourbon and 8-12 year aged bourbon barrels. Ten Fidy boasts malt-driven aromatic and flavor notes of molasses, sweet chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, burnt sugar, and caramel, with marshmallow, whiskey, oak, coffee, dried fruit, and some stone fruit, toast with biscuit, and nutty aromas.

    11. Revolution Brewing
      Dark Mode
      13.8% | 12 oz can
      A blend of chocolate malt, traditional roasted barley, and debittered black malt lends this Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Milk Stout its nebulous, void-like hue without harsh, detracting astringency to make your mouth sad. Golden oats enhance the body, while a dash of applewood smoked malt provides the gentlest expression of smoldering depth. Go dark now or store cold.

      Allergen warning: contains lactose.

    12. Weathered Souls Brewing Co.
      PB Fusion Technique
      11.5% | 16 oz can
      Imperial Stout with coconut, brownie fudge and peanut butter flavor.

      Allergen warning: contains peanuts.
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  2. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard (1,380) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks but no thanks Todd. After working my way through 2/3 of the box, so far there's only one I'd care to have again - overall, too much peanut butter for my taste. Now if individual cans were available from half-time...
     
  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,845) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    To each their own. Thanks for your support and giving it a try (even though peanut butter really isn't your thing)!

    But for those who missed the first round, here's your chance to join us and help support the site!
     
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  4. pulse

    pulse (165) Mar 22, 2016 Ohio
    Society

    Not had a chance to try Falling Knife yet, but darn that sounds good too, haha.
     
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  5. PorterStoutMan

    PorterStoutMan (0) Jan 10, 2020 New Hampshire

    Shaky Hands is a hilarious name. Love it!
     
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  6. dbean3

    dbean3 (0) Mar 21, 2014 Texas
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    I didn't get the Falling Knife offering in mine. Had Barclay - Flux Imperial Stout instead. Would have liked to try the Falling Knife but still happy with what I got. Haven't tried any yet as I just got the box. Prost!
     
  7. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT (835) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
    Society

    Because it wasn't offered until this Monday. When did you order yours?
     
  8. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,845) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Correct. You ordered the original box that sold out last Friday. As noted above, this is an updated box that was released on Monday. Hasn't even shipped yet.
     
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  9. merdusco

    merdusco (0) Nov 26, 2020 Illinois
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    Just got in under the wire to order a box for my son’s 30th birthday. A lot of coffee in there, it seems. We’ll hafta do some day drinking.
     
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  10. OU-CXpunch-DP

    OU-CXpunch-DP (0) Nov 17, 2015 Oklahoma
    Society

    Awesome! I was unable to purchase during the initial release and was afraid I missed out. I just purchased one of the late update boxes. Looking forward to drinking and sharing with friends.
     
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  11. lenin1991

    lenin1991 (0) Apr 21, 2013 Colorado
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    I was excited when this was announced and planned to order, but 4 out of 12 bottles containing peanuts is just too many when my main drinking partner is allergic. I'll be watching for the next one!
     
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  12. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,845) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Thanks to everyone who purchased this updated box! It's now SOLD OUT!

    I just imported order data and sent instructions to sync your BeerAdvocate account. Please check your inboxes and spam folders.

    Let's move the party to the BIG STOUTS forum:

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/forums/extreme-beer-box-big-stouts-2023.109/

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