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Bourbon Barrel Aged Skillet Bottle Release

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by KRubes, Apr 26, 2016.

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  1. KRubes

    KRubes Aspirant (273) Sep 7, 2014 North Carolina
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  2. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (740) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    Memorial Day weekend isn't the easiest time of the year to get a room in Asheville, but gonna try to make this happen if at all possible. I don't usually go crazy for stout releases, but this is one I've been waiting on for a while and there's basically no way it won't be awesome.
     
  3. Bfairhurst74

    Bfairhurst74 Initiate (149) Nov 16, 2014 North Carolina
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    I love skillet doughnut. Put it in bourbon barrels and it can only get better. Can't wait!!
     
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  4. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Initiate (161) Jun 18, 2014 North Carolina
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    Never been a fan of this beer; basically tastes like cake frosting to me. Hopeful the barrel aging will balance it out, not unlike BA Bomb.
     
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  5. c64person

    c64person Devotee (412) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Already camping in AVL this weekend, so perfect! Skillet is one of my favorite beers from Burial, should be super tasty!
     
  6. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Disciple (302) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia
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    Did you mean *that* weekend? Not being released this weekend.
     
  7. c64person

    c64person Devotee (412) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Yes... 'this' as Memorial Day weekend when its going to be released.
     
  8. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Champion (863) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    I'll be there as well. Always in town that time of year as it's usually my first weekend at our place outside of aville.

    Hopefully golden angel drops again that weekend too so I can hit both.

    Love me some skillet and burial.
     
  9. lnofeis1

    lnofeis1 Initiate (118) Jun 23, 2015 South Carolina
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    One of my favorite stouts, so I'll definitely will be there. Wonder if they'll have the bottle artwork to see at the Sharpen the Blades festival tomorrow.
     
  10. MorningDew72

    MorningDew72 Initiate (44) Aug 15, 2014 Washington
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    I'd love to try this beer. Skillet is one of my favorite stouts.

    Price point is pretty dang good. I paid $16 for a 750 of the regular skillet when they first released it a year and a half ago.
     
  11. NDogg44

    NDogg44 Initiate (122) Oct 21, 2015 Texas
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    So excited that my fiance and I will be in town from Texas for this! Have they released a bottle count? I don't see one online - just trying to figure out if we need to get there early.
     
  12. c64person

    c64person Devotee (412) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Burial doesn't usually release bottle counts, so its a big unknown with all the factors that play in, especially with it being Memorial Day Weekend.

    Typically the rule I use is whatever time I think I need to be there, drunk stumble over an hour earlier. (It is Asheville afterall, plenty of good places to wet your throat at!)
     
  13. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (740) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    I'm sure they have a decent amount if they're doing 3 per. But I also think they'll see a pretty big turnout as well.
     
  14. KRubes

    KRubes Aspirant (273) Sep 7, 2014 North Carolina
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    This looks amazing BTW.

     
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  15. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,709) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    ? It's not a sweet Stout despite the name.
     
  16. Hamilax

    Hamilax Initiate (55) Feb 3, 2015 Florida

    I'll be in town. Can't wait.
     
  17. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (740) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    Skillet does have a little noticeable sweetness, but I always get bitter coffee dominating the overall profile...which is just the way I like it.
     
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  18. c64person

    c64person Devotee (412) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    I kind of wish they were doing this during the release instead though. :slight_frown:
     
  19. treznor

    treznor Zealot (538) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Because you're a masochist and want it to be SUPER crazy? :slight_smile:
     
  20. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Initiate (161) Jun 18, 2014 North Carolina
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    Just didn't care for it at all. Bought a 4 pack blind after hearing all the hype (plus I tend to like Burial beers) and gave 3 away.
     
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  21. bcp5296d

    bcp5296d Devotee (426) Aug 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Boone, Asheville, Morganton, Boone.... 4 weekends of travel...who's ready?
     
  22. bcp5296d

    bcp5296d Devotee (426) Aug 7, 2012 North Carolina

    yep bitter coffee and dark roasted malts for me all day. Too much bitter coffee to be considered a sweet stout, all things considered.
     
  23. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Disciple (302) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia
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    They decided to change it to $18 2pp. Bump.
     
  24. TheCaptain99

    TheCaptain99 Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2010 North Carolina

    Why is it $2 more a bottle?
     
  25. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Disciple (302) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia
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    who knows. Ask them lol.
     
  26. TomDRaleigh

    TomDRaleigh Aspirant (292) Feb 8, 2016 North Carolina
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    They probably bottled it up in the last few days and realized they did not have as much as inticipated, and at $16 the math didn't add up for the batch size and cost to produce.
     
  27. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Disciple (302) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia
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    Word is it was a typo on the website. On both. They have not packaged it yet.
     
  28. Tyler_E

    Tyler_E Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2015 North Carolina

    I'm excited for bourbon skillet but damn I can't wait for Skillet six ways. I stumbled into burial drunk one time and they threw a strawberry and vanilla variant of Skillet on. One of the best beers I have ever had.
     
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  29. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,012) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    Wristband #112 here. They just ran out of wristbands like 5 mins ago. If you're not already here and were hoping to get bottles...well...ya know
     
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  30. c64person

    c64person Devotee (412) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Got here at 8:30 and am 94. This is too much.
     
  31. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,012) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    I'm havin a ball. Meeting cool ppl in line and drinking good beers makes the time fly by. Of course, the one time I either get sandwiched between some whalezbro assholes who ruin the experience or wait in line for three hours only to get shut out, I'm gonna be like "I've had it with these stupid releases." Ha
     
  32. andyctree

    andyctree Aspirant (223) Apr 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Good for Burial by giving people a heads up on bottle count/wristbands. Having people stand in line four hours and not get bottles is easily avoided.
     
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  33. Hamilax

    Hamilax Initiate (55) Feb 3, 2015 Florida

    Got there at 9:40. Got my band. Went to Vortex. Back to hotel. Then back to pick up. How it should be done.
     
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  34. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (740) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    If anyone tries it on tap (or opens a bottle) I'd love to hear what you think of it.
     
  35. Bfairhurst74

    Bfairhurst74 Initiate (149) Nov 16, 2014 North Carolina
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    Got here @ 7. Really started to fill up @ 8. Really well done release. Great job Burial!
     
  36. c64person

    c64person Devotee (412) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Oaky Skillet. Its interesting for sure.
     
  37. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (740) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    Hot at all? Is the coffee as intense as regular Skillet?
     
  38. c64person

    c64person Devotee (412) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Honestly? Not a lot of bourbon or less than I expected, may be the large amount of coffee covering up the bourbon. Its there, but I was hoping for more vanilla and coconut from the barrel.
     
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  39. brentk56

    brentk56 Poo-Bah (9,104) May 13, 2004 North Carolina
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    I didn't arrive soon enough to get a bottle and while I have no complaints about that, they should have had more on tap as the keg kicked before 12:30. A lot of folks were upset about that.
     
  40. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (740) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    Dang that does suck.
     
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