Brandy Barrel aged BEERS

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  1. Loganyoung

    Loganyoung Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 Georgia

    Calvados beer geek brunch is stupid good.
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  2. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (2,679) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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    Mikkeller George! in Calvados was quite nice.
    Apple Brandy Hunaphu was absurd, though impossible to track down these days.
    Coronado made a Brandy Barleywine a few years ago that was nice as well.

    I think my current favorite though, is To Ol Liquid Confidential in Cognac Barrels. Just amazing.
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  3. charlzm

    charlzm Poo-Bah (2,464) Sep 3, 2007 California

    Lost Abbey Angel's Share Brandy Barrel (as long as you don't mind an undercarbonated beer)

    I had a brandy barrel Sexy Betty last year - not worth the trouble to track down (in other words, no better than the usual beer, which is fine)

    I also had a couple of others that were draft only in San Diego - again, interesting, but they didn't seem to add a lot to the base beer.
  4. pwdbyhops

    pwdbyhops Aspirant (211) Apr 1, 2015 Ohio

    Many people will disagree but my favorite of the 4 elf varieties was the brandy barrel. Loved it. I believe it was a 1-time release in 2013, but I know people still have it. Keep an eye out and maybe the next release will be a brandy barrel again.
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  5. hunninghake

    hunninghake Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2005 Colorado

    Had a Brandy Barrel Aged TenFidy some time back that was sublime!
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  6. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    You can't get it in CA unless you trade for it, but Anthem Brandy-Barrel Uroboros is by far the best I've had. I've already gone through a couple bottles and I've got 2 more sitting at the moment.
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  7. maxifunk777

    maxifunk777 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 California

    willing to trade?
  8. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    To be precise: The new CS Pierre Ferrand Billionaire. Just found a bottle and am excited to try this tomorrow!
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  9. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Vermont

    Apple Brandy Mexican Cake is probably a top 10 beer for me!
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  10. JMS1512

    JMS1512 Crusader (790) Feb 18, 2013 New Jersey

    Is is the same beer, or did they change it a bit?
  11. PGD120

    PGD120 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 New Jersey

    its really good. I prefer it to the original billionaire, and im not a big barleywine person either
  12. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,436) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Far as I know, and correct me if I'm wrong...

    Almanac's Heirloom Pumpkin barleywine was brandy barrel
    There was a Beer Geek Brunch Weasel aged in brandy barrels
    Captain Lawrence's Golden Delicious is aged in apple brandy barrels
    JW Lees has aged their Harvest Ale in brandy barrels
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  13. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,510) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    Prairie has the made the best that I've had so far.
  14. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I heard they also only sold to bars in some areas, meaning nothing for stores. I am still on the hunt for a bottle.
  15. beermeplz

    beermeplz Aspirant (286) Feb 13, 2015 California

    Ah I see...not sure if it'll help any but got mine at Beer Thirty in Soquel around mid-March
  16. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I believe it is the same but aged in different barrels. Will rate over the weekend after trying...
  17. JDizzle

    JDizzle Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2010 Indiana

    Looking Glass from Founder's. DIPA aged in brandy barrels for a while. So good, but stupid hard to find.
  18. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (3,295) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    THIS x1,000! Brandy Old stock is the champion of brandy barrel aged beers. Not to mention that it is a shelf turd that lingers around for while due to the high pricepoint. @maxifunk777
  19. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (3,295) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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  20. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,030) Oct 24, 2009 California

    Agree with a lot of those mentioned already. Also...
    Bruery Cognac Sucre
    Anchorage/Crooked Stave Collab Between the Staves
  21. arlingtonjoe

    arlingtonjoe Devotee (448) Jan 20, 2013 Illinois

    Gargoyle love song from Clown shoes is a stout aged in Cognac Barrels and the best Brandy barrel beer I have had was a 2012 Imperial eclipse stout from 50/50. Best Apple brandy beer I had was Trickery from Hardywood.
  22. Sneex

    Sneex Initiate (40) Jul 25, 2014 Rhode Island

  23. PG2G

    PG2G Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2011 California

    Damn, how come I haven't heard of that Bravery beer?? Sounds awesome.

    Did it get distro or brewery only?
  24. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (610) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio

    Brandy barrels are hit or miss for me.

    Brandy 4 Elf was AMAZINGLY good, however.
  25. iong516

    iong516 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Came to post this.
  26. mohaghandi

    mohaghandi Disciple (312) Jun 22, 2010 California

    Bill's next to Dodger Stadium has a decent supply left of Brandy Barrel Shroud. $16.99/bottle, not so bad.
    Stellar beer, for sure!
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  27. maxifunk777

    maxifunk777 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 California

    Good looking out!!! thank you
  28. Kevin67

    Kevin67 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2015 Arkansas

    I've only had three that I remember, but each has been terrific.

    Prairie ABB Noir
    Brandy Barrel Old Stock - My personal favorite.
    ABB Mexican Cake
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  29. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,434) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    No, but I had this one: and it was fantastic. Not sure of bottle availability since I had it on-tap but, if you ever see it, I highly recommend it.
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  30. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2014 Texas

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  31. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,434) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    Couldn't think of 'em offhand, but after checking my rated beers, Brandy Barrel Ten Fidy was incredibly delicious. Also, it was aged on more than just Apple Brandy barrels, but Funky Buddha's Triple Tripel was great as well.
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  32. dv8n8r

    dv8n8r Initiate (8) Feb 10, 2014 Maryland

    I've wanted to try pretty much all of the brandy barrel aged beers everyone's mentioned so far & slowly getting closer to tracking down a few of them..and now have a couple more to look for TY..

    Best one I have had so far was the Apple Brandy Barrel Two To The Dome from 3 Stars Brewery in DC. Their Two To The Dome Double IPA is great on its own but after being aged in the apple brandy barrels it became amazing. Still to this day every time I have a glass of Dome my mouth starts watering thinking of that apple brandy dome
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  33. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (3,003) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    Not sure how many are still around but Cognac barrel Church on a Hill (Cigar City) was ridiculous.
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  34. cheveman

    cheveman Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2014 California

    I live like 4 miles from Bravery and I've had Brandy Barrel Aged Gunny's Choice on tap. It's a Belgian Quad. Not sure if they bottle it but it was damn good.
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  35. busternuggz

    busternuggz Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2008 California

    It isn't on Cellar Reserve 2011's level, but Cognac Barrel Scotch Silly was pretty tasty.
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  36. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    Bruery Bois Brandy, Prairie Apple Brandy Noir
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  37. darktronica

    darktronica Poo-Bah (2,947) Aug 29, 2014 Indiana
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    I'll also put in a good word for the Bravery Shroud in brandy barrels. Just had a bottle earlier this week, and it was delicious. It did have some limited distribution in the region, not brewery only, so there may still be some hanging out on a shelf somewhere.

    Billionaire is still my favorite that I've had so far, though.
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  38. maxifunk777

    maxifunk777 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 California

    I agree totally Bois Brandy was excellent I had it at the Bruery taproom.
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  39. maxifunk777

    maxifunk777 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 California

    I picked up some Bravery Batch #100 Barleywine aged in Brandy Barrels. I'll report back what I think of that as well.
  40. 4lo

    4lo Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2015 Texas

    AB Black Magick
    AB Mexican Cake
    Hardywood Trickery
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