Brooklyn BCS Question

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  1. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    Anyone else getting serious off flavors/ infected taste in their 2014 bottles like me?
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  2. butters_mcgee

    butters_mcgee Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2014 New York

    had it for the first time last night, and only bought one bottle (winter 14-15), but thought that it tasted great.
    I'll most likely go back for a 4-pack soon.
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  3. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY Maven (1,333) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    Had a bottle last night. I thought it was a little different then I remembered, but I had only had it a few times last year (and liked it a lot) so I was puzzled if I was remembering right and not sure if I was going to buy more then the two bottles I already had. But I was not sure it was bad .... interested to hear what others say
  4. LordCrabapple

    LordCrabapple Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2006 England

    I think this year's is fantastic, and actually superior to the 13-14...
  5. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Grand Pooh-Bah (3,416) Jun 26, 2014 Minnesota
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    The bottles I've had have been fine.
  6. Gmann

    Gmann Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2006 New York

    I have had 3 bottles so far and all have been fantastic. Very smooth and drinkable.
  7. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Kentucky

    I'm through 2 4-packs with none of what you describe.
  8. josmickam

    josmickam Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2013 Georgia

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  9. shredder83

    shredder83 Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois

    I was surprised at how smooth it is this year, it drinks like it has a year or two of age on it. Bcbs is pretty hot fresh, this year was a nice balance.
  10. DangleBerries

    DangleBerries Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2013 Illinois

    Haha, I'm certain OP is talking about Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.
  11. jageraholic

    jageraholic Maven (1,366) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    I was questioning this myself when I had my first bottle the other day. It was a much stronger fruit flavor than i remember and borderline sour fruit.
  12. Kinger86

    Kinger86 Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Maine

    I've been through 6 bottles so far with no sour/infected flavors.
  13. shredder83

    shredder83 Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois

    Haha. I think you're right. In that case I've had a four pack already this year and thought it was as good as usual. A very solid imperial stout at a great price.
  14. tappangordo

    tappangordo Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2014 New York

    I picked up a four pack and put two in the cellar and drank the other two. I didn't Notice anything different from last years batch. It was just as good as I remember it.
  15. doppletheGOAT

    doppletheGOAT Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Texas

    So far, I've had two bottles with different dates on them from the 14-15 release and they taste really GREAT to me. Best RiS you can get in my opinion and the price is really good. I can get it for like 7.99/4pk.
  16. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    Had a bottle over the weekend. I thought it was excellent - much better than it tasted to me several years ago when I first tried it.

    Note: this is a palate development comment, not a "it tasted different in previous years" comment.
  17. neckbeardnation22

    neckbeardnation22 Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2014 Maryland

    I think your pallet is just tainted from all the bomb lately....
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    DRINKING_GOOD_BEER Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2014 Virginia

    My local Brooklyn distributor over purchased the 12-13 and was trying to push them all out last year and early this year for ~$8.50 a 4pk. I thought it was phenomenal (especially considering the value) and it quickly became one of my go-to beers. Because of the over purchase, the distributor didn't buy much of the 13-14 so I had limited exposure that release and have only had a few of the 14-15 so far. Neither the 13-14 or the 14-15 stood out to me like I remember the 12-13, I don't know if it was a difference in the release or if it was the 1.5-2 years storage the 12-13 saw.

    But to answer your original question, I haven't found any serious off flavors
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  19. JohnnyMalts

    JohnnyMalts Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2014 New York

    My local beer store has a ton of the 12-13 for $10 a four pack. In those I do get a lot more of the dark fruit than I remember, but it wasn't off putting. Also, I have not had this years yet, so I couldn't really answer. Maybe they tweaked the recipe?
  20. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    I've had 3 bottles so far. All is well.
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  21. ZebraCakez

    ZebraCakez Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2014 Massachusetts

    Two or three 4pks for me so far, and no complaints here.

    Just a darn good stout.
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  22. tylerstravis

    tylerstravis Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2014 Colorado

    I fell in love with it this year... Now I just need to get more of it.
  23. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Grand Pooh-Bah (3,163) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    This year's definitely has a little more dark fruit nuances as @JohnnyMalts stated. Certainly noticeable. I usually prefer it with a little age on it myself.
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