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Everyday Bourbon Barrel Stout?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Coletrain, Jul 15, 2013.

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  1. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Hoppin Frog Boris is always on the shelf, so is Nebraska.
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  2. TheGoof

    TheGoof Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
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  3. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota


    I opened a Rare when I found out my mailman's wife cut the grocery bills in half by switching to Walmart.
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  4. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I suppose if you lived in Chicago you could say BCBS, but I don't, and at $25 bucks a 4 pk it hardly qualifies as an everyday brew. Unless you have a lot of money to spend on BA brews you can drink everyday, I would suppose the real answer is there isn't one. Reality is that only Hoppin Frog is fairly well distributed, no idea on Nebraska , but it's always on the shelf here, but both are expensive IMO eliminating them from everyday status.
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  5. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Just drop an acorn in there. Voila! Oak!
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  6. jlenik

    jlenik Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey

    Brought to you by the Great Steakout.
  7. Coletrain

    Coletrain May 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I do like a lot of styles. The question is really around whether or not there is some widely available BA Stout that I hadn't stumbled upon. I think the general response seems to be "not really," but I appreciate everyone taking the time to chime in. :)
  8. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    Now you're just trying to insult us!
  9. TheGoof

    TheGoof Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
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    Make me an offer (especially if you have a bottle of Huna or Mexican Cake). :)
  10. KingBiscuit

    KingBiscuit May 30, 2005 Illinois

    Central Waters Peruvian Morning (from WI no less) - outstanding. Not quite BCBS but very tasty. Best yet it's on the shelf and not behind it, grabbed another 4 pack just today.
  11. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I'd say that's an excellent reason to open a Rare.
    The only beer you should need a reason to drink is bad beer.
  12. Uncleserg

    Uncleserg Sep 19, 2009 California

    I just had BB Dragon's Milk and it's a great beer. I personally like the sweet subtleness of the brew. Would love to have more of it.
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  13. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    That it is. And nectar is also a subsidiary of sorts of FW. Black Xantus is a delicious barrel aged stout that literally sits on shelves
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  14. GimmeGumballHead

    GimmeGumballHead Dec 4, 2010 Illinois

    so wait, what happens if i hit select a bunch of times while youre on my screen?
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  15. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Oso brewing in Plover WI is starting to experiment with barrel aging. I didn't get any of the BA Night Train, but I guess a good portion of it was infected anyway.
  16. brewsader

    brewsader Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    i may have taken the "everyday" part a bit too literally then...
  17. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I think every bottle remaining at this point is unmistakably infected. It started out delicious though. So unless you would have drank it fresh, you didn't miss out.

    My entry would be thus: if I am wealthy, it would be BCBS because I would just buy cases of it each year. Realistically, none because I can't drink imperial stouts every day.
  18. Rish907

    Rish907 Jun 14, 2013 California

    Eclipse, Parabola, Black Butte, or Abyss..
  19. TheGoof

    TheGoof Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
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    A big burly guy rubs your shoulders and gives you more juice?
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  20. mtalley999

    mtalley999 Oct 6, 2011 Maryland

    Definitely Heresy. As a BA on here (I just wish I could remember who) said, it's poor man's BCBS.
  21. douginromeo

    douginromeo Apr 1, 2013 Michigan
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    They just started shipping Brau Bros Rye Wyne to MI - great $12 bomber that drinks well.
  22. hockeyfighter19

    hockeyfighter19 Jul 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

  23. Hermthegerm

    Hermthegerm Oct 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Depending on where you are, I think these are all great options (which I been able to get ahold of pretty easily):

    Central waters bourbon barrel stout and Peruvian morning
    Clown shoes luchador en fuego
    Anderson valley bourbon stout
    Dragons milk
  24. ChanceK

    ChanceK Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    Am I seeing this right??? A boilermaker is being suggested as a BBA Stout sub.
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  25. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Don't remember if this was ever confirmed, but is BCBS going to be year round at some point?
  26. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Jul 3, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    Schlafly ba imperial stout is readily available year round and is pretty good
  27. brewsader

    brewsader Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    1) you dont use a whole shot, just enough for flavor
    2) it's not a sub, just something to tide over the OP between releases.
  28. dortenzio1991

    dortenzio1991 Aug 12, 2011 Connecticut
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    Oddly enough Innis & Gunn, who barrel age everything, havent made an Imperial BBS.
  29. gyberic

    gyberic Oct 6, 2011 California
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    FW sold Nectar... but yes, BX is an incredible beer.

    Anderson Valley's Bourbon Barrel Stout is as close to a sessionable BBA stout as you'll ever find. It's not bourbon forward at all - only sat in Wild Turkey barrels for three months - but there's big chocolate, coffee, some oak, some vanilla, some bourbon, slight coconut. Really a delicious and flavorful beer that's available everywhere near me and only $6 or so.
  30. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
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    I'm not just saying...I'm just saying. ;)
  31. jmgrub

    jmgrub Nov 20, 2010 California

  32. mfielden

    mfielden Sep 18, 2008 California

    I've wrestled with thIs myself and started to spike North Coast Old Rasputin, a readily available inexpensive but great stout, with a table spoon of bourbon, whatever's in my bar. You don't get the oak though but it's a nice addition surprisingly. Purists will cry foul but whatever, I like bourbon and stouts.
  33. JimGraz

    JimGraz Aug 29, 2012 New Jersey
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    While I agree with the deliciousness of most of these, I think a bunch really aren't "everyday" for a couple reasons. Buying an expensive beer in a large-frmat bottle and drinking it every day seems like it would have a detrimental impact both on my wallet and on my ability to function. So, while Parabola and Labyrinth are great, Idon't think I woudl classify them as "everyday" beers. Now, to each there own. Maybe there are people out there with unlimited funds and ridiculous tolerances. If so, enjoy your everyday Parabola along with my jealousy.

    I think Dragon's Milk by New Holand probably qualifies the best (though readoing this thread, I am hardly original in saying that). It is reasonably priced and comes in 12 oz. size (4-packs, I believe). Not sure other BBA Stouts fall into that category.
  34. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    BCBS is a shelf turd around here. Seriously. Yeah, we were blessed this time around.
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  35. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Per ounce BORIS is more expensive than BCBS.
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  36. mtalley999

    mtalley999 Oct 6, 2011 Maryland

  37. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I do not believe despite the name that this stout involves any time in bourbon or oak barrels.
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  38. Kadonny

    Kadonny Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Agreed, plus it's average at best.

    Best readily available is Older Vis......but you have to live with that absurd price tag. It's a great beer, but an expensive beer.
  39. ant880

    ant880 Nov 7, 2010 New York

    No, he was right. Obviously depends on location, but the amount of BCBS shipped, and still available, in NY this year is equal in gallons to half of the Hudson River.
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  40. stephenjmoore

    stephenjmoore Feb 17, 2011 Maryland
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    You are correct. My buddy and I went on their brewery tour a couple of years ago and he asked to see the barrels for Oak Barrel Stout. The head brewer looked at him like he had three heads and said they just throw in some oak chips.
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