Double Barrel Jesus: What's the 2nd Barrel?

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  1. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (462) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Seems like it's just two different bourbon barrels blended together. If that's the case, it seems like a marketing tactic to ask higher prices. Lots of bourbon BA stouts out there are blends of many different bourbon barrels (i.e. Bourbon County), but don't label themselves as double or multi-barrel.
     
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  2. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,494) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Bourbon and Rye Whiskey.
     
  3. fredmugs

    fredmugs Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Imagine what Firestone Walker could call their anniversary beers.
     
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  4. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (462) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Septuple or Octuple would definitely stand out on a label :wink:
     
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  5. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,494) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Sextuple on the label would definitely be a seller! :grimacing:
     
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  6. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    It raises an interesting question: What constitutes "double barrel?" Is it:

    1. A beer that has been aged in separate barrels and then blended?

    2. A beer that has been aged in third-use barrels that previously held a spirit and either a second spirit or beer after that (i.e. Bourbon County Barleywine)?

    3. A beer that was aged in one set of barrels and then transferred to another set of barrels for a second aging period prior to bottling/kegging?
     
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  7. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (462) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    I believe 1 and 3 would fall under the definition of double barrel. Can't say I personally know of any beers aged like 3, but I'm sure there have been.
     
  8. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Crusader (726) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona
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    ^ Agree. I think more often #3.
     
  9. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Savant (963) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    I could be way off base, but I believe it refers to a blend of the same base beer aged in two different spirit barrels- one Rum-aged, and one Bourbon-aged, blended together. Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this was the style of Double Barrel Hunahpu.
     
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  10. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,226) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    So I'm curious why this thread popped up now. DBJ is one of my favorite beers and I hope this thread means it is coming around soon.
     
  11. deadsincebirth

    deadsincebirth Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2014 Illinois

    Option 3 is what it should mean. To say a beer has been double barreled and has not would just be a lie.
     
  12. leroybrown10

    leroybrown10 Poo-Bah (1,587) Jan 26, 2008 Missouri
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    Depending on your definition, Mothers MILF would be quintuple barrel aged. From their website...

    "You're in for a treat with this one. Brewed with cocoa nibs and raisins and then lovingly aged in rum, sherry, bourbon, brandy and whiskey barrels, this big beer takes on flavors from the spirit and wood of each barrel. The end result is a complex and elegant companioin that's right for carefree nights of privilege and excess."

    http://mothersbrewing.com/craft-beers/our-beers/milf/
     
  13. djd07

    djd07 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 Texas

    Mikkeller Black Fist "No freeze distilling needed. This beer has been barrel aged 10 times on different bourbon barrels."
     
  14. Steban

    Steban Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 North Carolina

    Option 1 is what I assumed. I figured a batch was split in half, half being aged in brandy and the other half bourbon or whatever then blended together. I've never heard of option 3 but I could be wrong.
     
  15. Pourharddrinkslow

    Pourharddrinkslow Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2014 South Carolina

    I picked up a bottle about a month ago so it's definitely out there. Since Evil Twin uses Westbrook's facilities for a lot of their beers I wouldn't be surprised if it hit SC first and is slowly being distributed in other states (I have no idea if DBJ was brewed at Westbrook). Keep your eyes peeled.
     
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  16. a74gent

    a74gent Aspirant (287) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I'm thinking that Pannepot Gran Reserva 2005 is like 3, but I haven't looked at a bottle in a while.
     
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  17. LightnerLiquorKS

    LightnerLiquorKS Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kansas

    We just got some in last Tuesday and sold out the same day here in Kansas. I know it landed in the KC area, and the St. Louis Area...so if it's out here it surely is around out East and will be on the West Coast any time now. This stuff is CRAZY rare. I heard Kansas City metro got 10 cases. BBA Biscotti would usually be around...100 cases? Grab it when you see it. 24.99 is the correct non-gouged price around the in Kansas City/Kansas areas... that's 20 point markup. 19.99 is standard around here for BA Biscotti...but you see it for 30 and crazy prices like that a lot. I can't imagine what the Pappy Biscotti/Pappy Jesus will run.
     
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  18. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (462) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Just hit Buffalo
     
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  19. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (462) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    25.99 here, pappy barrel jesus and biscotti are festival and torst only
     
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  20. threedaggers

    threedaggers Crusader (743) Dec 2, 2013 Kentucky
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    Batch 1 specified that it was rum and bourbon. Batch 2 bottles don't specify what both barrels are.
     
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  21. fredmugs

    fredmugs Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    This beer better be good. I saw it for $20.88 and said fuck it.

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (462) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Damn, nice score. Way more expensive here and one bottle limit everywhere. Gone in hours
     
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  23. GetTheYayo

    GetTheYayo Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    DBJ hit South Carolina 2 weeks ago.
     
  24. TboneRN

    TboneRN Defender (636) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    I am 99.99% sure that it was rye and bourbon the first go around as well
     
  25. threedaggers

    threedaggers Crusader (743) Dec 2, 2013 Kentucky
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    I was wrong. It was muscavado sugar (close to brown sugar) and bourbon. I remember the brown sugar reminding me of rum, hence the rum part. If you Google the label, b1 mentions the muscavado barrels.
     
  26. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Crusader (748) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio
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    FYI: DBH
    Stout aged on Peruvian cacao nibs, ancho and pasilla chiles, cinnamon and Madagascar vanilla beans aged in apple brandy and rum barrels before being blended together
     
  27. halo3one

    halo3one Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2014 Georgia

    Puga royale
     
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  28. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,226) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    If it's anything like the first batch it will taste like a bourbon soaked brownie. It's fantastic.
     
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  29. LightnerLiquorKS

    LightnerLiquorKS Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kansas

    20.88 was a great price!
     
  30. aratcliffe

    aratcliffe Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Kansas

    Great beer, too.
     
  31. HopSavant

    HopSavant Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2014 Tennessee

    Some hit Michigan last week. The one store I know that landed it had it at $31 and sold out within an hour.
     
  32. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon

    You've never had it, you apparently question how good it is, and yet you spent $85 on four bottles? Why not buy one, drink it, and then decide if it's worth dropping another $60+ on more?
     
  33. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Champion (815) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    As mentioned by @halo3one, Pugachev's Royale, and I'll add Double Barrel Damon. Other than those two, I don't know.

    Some of the more famous ones (Double Barrel Mexican Cake, Double Barrel Hunahpu, etc.) have definitely been the blended kind. I think that's interesting, but not really a double barrel treatment by what I'd define it as.

    I also am hesitant to call rye and bourbon (like DB Mexican Cake) a double barrel in any sense. Rye whiskey and bourbon do give slightly different flavors in beer (obviously quite different in the taste of the spirit itself), but I'd be very hard-pressed to tell them apart. It just seems like a bit of a copout to me to call something that comes from two different types of whiskey barrels to be "double barrel."
     
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  34. HopSavant

    HopSavant Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2014 Tennessee

    I can't speak for @fredmugs, but I'd guess because people will trade for them.
     
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  35. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon

    Ugh. That's probably true.
     
  36. HopSavant

    HopSavant Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2014 Tennessee

    ...or maybe an extra in our upcoming trade @fredmugs?
     
  37. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,443) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Pappy's Even More Jesus is coming... :sunglasses:
     
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  38. fredmugs

    fredmugs Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I bought 4 because they probably won't be there today. I do go to a lot of bottle shares so even if I personally don't care for it they won't go to waste. BA Biscotti Break is amazing so, yeah, 4 bottles.
     
  39. rwitter

    rwitter Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2006 Denmark

    When I made this beer originally in Denmark it was a blend of bourbon and port barrel Jesus.
     
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  40. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Champion (815) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    Now THAT combination of barrels with this beer is what I'd like to get my hands on.
     
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