Black Butte XXVI

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by WelshBrewer, Jun 28, 2014.

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  1. beergorrilla

    beergorrilla Meyvn (1,337) Feb 21, 2012 Michigan

    26th a joke thin sour,tastes infected real stank ,worst batch yet
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  2. Schmittymack

    Schmittymack Zealot (555) Sep 3, 2008 Colorado

    Disagree but everyone has an opinion; I just disagree with yours but I'm sure there's plenty that I might think are great that you'd think are mediocre and/or terrible. It's just beer; drink what ya like.

  3. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (4,117) Sep 24, 2008 California

    Yeah, had Not the Stoic on draft and thought it was pretty damn solid. Gave it around a 90 score. Next day saw the bottle in the store for $17. It's good, but it's not that good.
  4. BubalooBrewMaster

    BubalooBrewMaster Disciple (389) Feb 24, 2013 Nevada

    I think it's top notch...I've heard it taste like bramble
  5. GameOfBeers

    GameOfBeers Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Anyone know if this hit western PA at all?
  6. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,509) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    Over taxed, my dad drives to NJ to buy his beer.
  7. Donco

    Donco Devotee (470) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I do as well, occasionally. Often different selection, too.
  8. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,509) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    Nj distro is fantastic, he goes twice a month only a 10 minute drive.
  9. Sanderson

    Sanderson Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2014 Washington

    All you gotta do is ask...
  10. jimmyr78

    jimmyr78 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    Deschutes XXVI, Not the Stoic, and Mirror Mirror are crowding shelves in St. Louis. I'm wondering if it will move if discounted a bit, but can't imagine store owners giving it that much real estate for so long.
  11. randylangford

    randylangford Zealot (563) Jun 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    It is in western PA now.
  12. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Devotee (494) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    The Fridge in Lancaster, PA is tapping this on Saturday for their 3rd anniversary celebration.

    The full list:

    - Avery Tweak ("Meph Addict")
    - Bell's The Oracle
    - Brouwerij Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge
    - Deschutes Black Butte XXVI 26th Birthday Reserve
    - Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
    - Green Flash Hop Odyssey Citra Session IPA
    - Free Will Chasing the Dragon
    - Pizza Boy 100% Nugget IPA
    - Stone Coffee Milk Stout
    - Stone 18th Anniversary Golden Brown IPA
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  13. GameOfBeers

    GameOfBeers Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Have you seen it anywhere in particular yet?
  14. Slayer213

    Slayer213 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I'm interested as to where near Pittsburgh as well.
  15. BigSpeen3436

    BigSpeen3436 Aspirant (209) Oct 23, 2013 Ohio

    I couldn't even finish XXVI. It was my first time trying one of these anniversary beers so maybe it was something I didn't expect, but it was wayyyyy too sweet/tart for me. It tasted more like a barleywine than an imperial porter.
  16. Donco

    Donco Devotee (470) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Plenty of it at Wegman's around Philly. But at $20 per bottle? Pass...
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  17. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Savant (975) May 14, 2013 New Jersey

    Lucky... I paid $27 just outside of Philly. I guess that's what I get for driving in from NY.
  18. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    Yeah, here as well. I've grabbed one of each. Too bad The Abyss isn't as easy to find as all the other special releases.
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  19. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio

    Anyone in the NE Ohio area gotten/tried this yet?
  20. SpartyJoe

    SpartyJoe Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2013 Colorado

    Mack's Beverage in Parma got some today. I grabbed one ($15), but haven't tried it yet. Bring on the weekend!
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  21. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio

    Nice!! I'm actually pretty close to there. Thanks dude! Hey, if you're that close we should grab a brew sometime. I live right by the Fat Head's production facility.
  22. SpartyJoe

    SpartyJoe Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2013 Colorado

    Cool, I'm game. Shoot me a BM and we can hit a local watering hole soon!
  23. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio

    Ok cool man. Will do!
  24. jlira

    jlira Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 California

    Just tried it in Sacramento on tap and I have to say it was delish. I can't wait to see how it evolves in a few months
  25. Buschyfor3

    Buschyfor3 Devotee (461) Jan 4, 2009 Kentucky

    Found it for $16 here in KY. Seriously debating grabbing a bottle for the cellar.
  26. kplooki

    kplooki Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2014 Illinois

    I got two bottles three weeks ago. So tempting to try one now but I must be patient.
  27. dutesanch

    dutesanch Disciple (352) Apr 22, 2014 California

    They're good right now, just do it! Be patient with the second one.
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  28. jds16

    jds16 Defender (602) Sep 21, 2007 Ohio

    Rozi's Wine House in Lakewood got some in last week. I picked up 2 bottles, then they ran out. Tweeted later in the week that they got more in, don't know if it's still there (probably not).

    FWIW, I loved the 26. One of my favorites out of the 5 Black Butte anniversary beers I've had.
  29. Fasnic

    Fasnic Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2011 Ohio

    Rozis ran out twice last week. Ross's had some in and I grabbed 2 bottles, they had 24 bottles total I believe. Not sure if it's still kicking out there or not. Happy with my 2. Will have one soon, keep the other for after 5\15 as it states on bottle.

    I still have a bottle of Stoic and 2 Mirror Mirrors that I need to try.
  30. jds16

    jds16 Defender (602) Sep 21, 2007 Ohio

    Rozi's got more in today. I'll stay content with the 2 I got and let somebody else share in the goodness. Fasnic, where did you find Not The Stoic? I never saw it anywhere around here. Also, I was a big fan of the Mirror Mirror (full disclosure: I may be a Deschutes fanboy).
  31. WAbeerfiend

    WAbeerfiend Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2014 Washington

    There are still loads of this around the Seattle area. I was super hyped about it and picked up 3 bottles when it first came out. I cracked 1 bottle open, and it was waaaay too tart. Hopefully, the other 2 will miraculously transform into something good over time.

    I've also seen Mirror Mirror and Not The Stoic still around, too (Total Wine, Full Throttle, Beer Junction, Beer Authority). They're shelf turds and the TW employees always try to push them.
  32. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Zealot (508) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon

    Opened up the last 4 years and this one. I really love the fruit and imo is the best. Though I wouldn't say the others are bad imo just not that great. 2012 was a good year compared to the others.
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  33. DaveLikesAle

    DaveLikesAle Initiate (163) Jan 24, 2006 Ohio

    Please let Abyss be this plentiful now that Deschutes is finally in Ohio
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  34. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Zealot (539) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan

    ^ I heard abyss is going to clock in at 13% this year :wink:
  35. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I just had this yesterday. I liked this year's batch better than last year's.
  36. Fasnic

    Fasnic Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2011 Ohio

    I picked it up in Chicago back in June. I haven't seen it around here either. It's 12.1% so it probably didn't make it into Ohio. Damn laws.

    My bottle of Not the Stoic says not to drink until like next April. Mirror Mirror is until next May, and the newest batch of Black Butte I've seen is next June. So going to have one of the Mirror Mirror's in a couple months and a Black Butte, take notes, and then hold them until the After Date and see how they changed.
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  37. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio

    Damn. We missed it by 0.1%. How lame is that?
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  38. shnsajax

    shnsajax Disciple (320) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    Not the Stoic and Mirror Mirror are drinking nicely right now, but I think next year will do a good bit to them as well.
  39. M_C304

    M_C304 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Readily available in south central PA. $20 seems to be the going rate here.
  40. kplooki

    kplooki Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2014 Illinois

    Ohio has a law limiting ABV for beers?
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