Everything Southern Star

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Ford, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. rdooley

    rdooley Disciple (324) Feb 7, 2013 Texas
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    Hamrick's posted that they have some Black Crack.
     
  2. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (617) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Did they happen to mention the price? They've been a little out of whack lately on prices...
     
  3. rdooley

    rdooley Disciple (324) Feb 7, 2013 Texas
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    No mention on the price, but if it's anything like what it has been for other limited offerings lately, I would expect to pay a few more bucks.
     
  4. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I picked up the last bottle I saw at Spec's Brodie @ $11.99, unless there's some hidden somewhere.

    Got another coming in a trade, so it's nice to have one I can drink fresh.
     
  5. turfy

    turfy Aspirant (225) Mar 17, 2010 Texas
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    I really need to get one of these for a partner but it looks like I am going to have to spring for an $18 price tag in College Station. Ouch!
     
  6. Stoneman22

    Stoneman22 Initiate (123) Dec 6, 2011 Texas

    I just picked up a bottle at Spec's Legacy for $11.99. They just put out a whole case without a bottle limit. Good Luck.
     
  7. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Drinking this right now... great bourbon nose and lots of vanilla in the taste... it's very thin though. I think if they were able to make this a bit thicker with a fuller mouth feel it would be a 5* beer. It's not very hot, just a small hit in the back of the throat... I wouldn't age this one myself... I don't think given the ABV and how mellowed it is now it will benefit much.

    It's also not black. It should be called Really Dark Brown Crack. ;)
     
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  8. r0nburgundy69

    r0nburgundy69 Initiate (82) Jan 27, 2012 Texas
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    haha callin it now, $17.99 at hamricks
     
  9. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (617) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Getting crazy over there now. Yeesh
     
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I wouldn't pay 18 for this... 12 is pushing it.
     
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  11. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    It's not great...I wouldn't buy anymore at the price point I paid for it. Good...? Sure, but not 12 bucks a pint good...
     
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  12. Houston_E89

    Houston_E89 Aspirant (263) Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    If anybody struck out on this, I'm willing to trade one out IP for another BBA Stout - BM me if interested.
     
  13. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (376) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    Anybody know what this is?

    [​IMG]

    Also, what is up with Southern Star's wildly inconsistent labels? This one doesn't even have their logo on it.
     
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  14. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    What's with 500mL bottles is more what I'm asking. They've become weird over the last year with their beers.

    I think they were working the can labeling machine on their special releases and finally snapped.
     
  15. Houston_E89

    Houston_E89 Aspirant (263) Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    Hell, when's it come out and will they BBA this one?
     
  16. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Based in my knowledge of Russian... OCTOBER seems right. ;)

    In Soviet Russia... beer ages YOU!
     
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  17. tjmodica

    tjmodica Disciple (317) Oct 2, 2007 Texas
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    Anybody have an extra bottle of Black Crack they are willing to trade? Send me a beer mail and we can work something out.
     
  18. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    Wasn't ignoring you, just for back home from work. I'll let you know after Thursday if I acquire more, I'm not looking to trade any of my current bottles.
     
  19. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    Looks like some Black Crack is showing up in DFW - Mr Gs in Plano had some an hour ago.
     
  20. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Aspirant (276) Jul 26, 2012 Texas
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    Picked up Black Crack at Spec's Walnut, but there isn't anymore now.
     
  21. GregSVT

    GregSVT Champion (896) Jul 1, 2009 Texas
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    I'm in Houston today through Sunday. Anyone know where Black Crack is or want to trade?
     
  22. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Sadly Black Crack is now available in the DFW area right now.
     
  23. GregSVT

    GregSVT Champion (896) Jul 1, 2009 Texas
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    Yeah I saw that. Wasn't expecting it till next week but oh well. Bad timing.
     
  24. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    It's in Austin too. Wheeeeeee!
     
  25. Houston_E89

    Houston_E89 Aspirant (263) Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    That's OK, You have a BM sir - I'm a pretty easy guy to work with.
     
  26. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    With all these Austin and DFW sightings I have my doubts there was only 200 cases.
     
  27. Billy1856

    Billy1856 Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012 Texas
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    They had it at HEB Towerpoint yesterday for $12.99
     
  28. RustyP

    RustyP Aspirant (201) Dec 22, 2008 Texas
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    Spec's Dallas had 3 bottles of dat Black Crack still on the shelf when I left just before closing time tonight
     
  29. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Aspirant (276) Jul 26, 2012 Texas
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    Glad you got some
     
  30. crusian

    crusian Crusader (729) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Holy diacytal bomb. Drinking the black crack now and it tastes like butter!
     
  31. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

    Quite a few bottles at Hancock, last I checked.
     
  32. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Noooo! I haven't had one yet. Guess I know what ill be having with my eggs and bisquits in the morning.
     
  33. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Huh? Mine was fine.
     
  34. cam_williams

    cam_williams Initiate (168) Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    Same
     
  35. crusian

    crusian Crusader (729) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Mine was a butter bomb. After a while, when my palate got used to it... It was good. Lol.
     
  36. jmdarcy

    jmdarcy Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 Connecticut
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    Just picked up a bottle at specs walnut hill. Last one on the shelf so thanks to the guy who picked it up turned his nose up and grabbed a bud light. I didn't check to see if they had any more but there may be some stashed in back still.
     
  37. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

    I have three of these bad boys.

    ...maybe too many, considering that I bought them one at a time and still haven't tried one. Maybe this weekend!
     
  38. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2010 Texas

    I just tried one from each of my 3 cases and i see no problem. Scared me! I seriously thought I was in for another ranger creek deal.


    No, I don't have 3 cases, I just like when people whine which is why I do it so much :) Seriously no problem with them though. I've had 2 and while a little thin, no diacetyl.
     
  39. Houston_E89

    Houston_E89 Aspirant (263) Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    I'm willing to trade a bottle of Black Crack out, BM me.
     
  40. jmdarcy

    jmdarcy Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 Connecticut
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    What's the status on Valkyrie? Has anyone heard when we should expect it. Definitely one of the best IPA's in TX.
     
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