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cigar city question

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by crusian, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Can anyone tell me why Leon and church are in such demand, commanding such high trade value and imperial sweet stout cognac barrel aged is not? The latter has better reviews and about the same bottle count Iirc.
     
  2. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    Barrel aged barleywines naturally command higher value than BA milk stouts in the world of BA in terms of trading. We all know taste doesn't play that big of a roll in trading. See Bourbon County Cherry Rye. Most barleywines hold up better to barrel aging than a typical milk stout would as well. There are a lot of factors that add up to it. I definitely wont make sense, but it's the world we live in.
     
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  3. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    I just think the fact that Leon is a Barley Wine aged in apple brandy barrels is why it is becoming so sought after. Shit, if i had the ammo for it id offer up a trade for it. It sounds incredible
     
  4. bebbcorp

    bebbcorp Mar 6, 2010 Kansas

    I am confused by the question because I don't know much about cigar city. I will say this though I had Cigar City Jai Alai Cedar aged and it tickled my fancy just as it needed to be tickled.
     
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  5. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    K. Thanks.
     
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  6. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    I had it right after the imperial sweet. It was so thin. Had it later and it was good, but nothing like the sweet stout.
     
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  7. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I am as perplexed as u! It's like in high school, who decided who was popular and why!?!? Many times it just does not make sense. This just means more for u for the brews u enjoy!!
     
  8. franklinn

    franklinn May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Yeah man, just date the unpopular girl. She's probably just as good in bed, and might even let you get away with a little bit more ;)
     
  9. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    True dat!!!!
     
  10. pixieskid

    pixieskid Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    Highschool, good in bed...
     
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  11. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    I hate to bring up such a forbidden subject but: taste.

    BA Church on a Hill is the best new beer I've had the pleasure to have this year. Others opinions could certainly vary, but I'd trade for tons of it in a heartbeat if I could get it.

    The others are delicious but not on the same elite level as BA Church, at least to my palate. I'd agree with the comments about barleywines commanding a higher level of attention a couple people noted above.
     
  12. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    Imp Sweet Stout was amazing. Period.
     
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  13. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    I covered taste. The sweet stout gets better reviews.
     
  14. robinsmv

    robinsmv Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    That it was, but I'm still gonna say Leon is better
     
  15. M1A2

    M1A2 Jan 15, 2012 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Lets keep that on the down low, it not a very good beer;).
     
  16. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    Haven't had it, but it sounds like a recipe for success
    /pun intended
    yeah, that beer was pretty terrible... ;)
     
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  17. Tiger33

    Tiger33 Oct 28, 2011 North Carolina

    I can't speak for the Leon and Church (both of which I'd like to try) but the Imperial Sweet is awesome. I could drink that for days. I think I'd have to agree that barleywines are just in high demand but that sweet stout is certainly being overlooked.

    Also the unpopular girl would always blow your mind. Ahhh the good old days...
     
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  18. manutdfan

    manutdfan May 25, 2012 Florida

    Moat water is my beer of the year as welll, down to my last 2 bottles
     
  19. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

    I've had all three and despite the reviews it's not nearly as good as BACOAH, and Leon is slightly better IMO. Plus, it seems like a lot more of the sweet stout hit the trading forums.
     
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  20. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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  21. willandperry

    willandperry Sep 15, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I had Leon and the sweet stout recently back to back and currently, the sweet stout is drinking much better. However, given some time, Leon will probably turn into a awesome and possibly better beer.
     
  22. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    What are you basing that prediction on? Does it have flavors which need time to mesh? Too much alcohol heat which time might diminish? Is it too estery? Too hoppy? Unbalanced? How do you expect time to improve the beer?

    Time will definitely change a beer, but there's no guarantee that time will improve a beer.
     
  23. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Silly Beer Advocates....taste mattering? Ha. Now you are just talking logical speak. Continue the madcrazyhypeyo train.
     
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  24. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    The Sweet Stout was the best beer I had this year. It was the second highest rating I have given any beer. I would bet my last dollar there will never be a Milk Stout, Imperial or otherwise, better than this one. It is in a class of its own.

    And the opinion that a BA BW is gonna be more popular than a Milk Stout, no matter how good, is right on the money.
     
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  25. willandperry

    willandperry Sep 15, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I thought it was hot and like you said, just kindof rough. I think the flavors will mesh better with some age. Obviously this is all my opinion, do I am kindof basing it on personal taste but The people I tried it with felt the same way.
     
  26. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    glad to hear you liked it so much! :)
     
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  27. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Now ranked #1 milk/sweet stout. That was fast.
     
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  28. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Fast and completely unsurprising.

    How they made a sweet stout to be so clean and drinkable at that level of alcohol and with those vibrant and astoundingly delicious flavors is beyond me. It requires a level of skill I hope to achieve in my own brewing and probably will never approach.
     
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