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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by ChugginOil, Jan 18, 2013.
Just curious to see what other BA members enjoy most.
The barleywine style.
Pre Hype - too comical
Vanilla is still amazing
Love the coffee. Baudonia was awesome too, but coffee is still my favorite.
vanilla, rare, and baudonia are my top 3.
I'm probably in the huge minority here, but Bramble is my favorite. I loved it last February fresh and this past month as well. Haven't had the Vanilla or Rare though...
Ghost pepper gets my vote
Pear BCS all the way!!
Ill forever be in the minority with my bramble rye vote. Maybe bramble/coffee blend.......nah ill stick with bramble.
I know its become an urban legend around here. However, I did taste some BCSP at the 312 Urban Block Party. I really liked it!
what's wrong with regular BCBS... haha
Its all about nilla
Rare is falling off in a big way, so my memories of it are much more pleasurable then having it now.
Vanilla, however, remains as delicious as it was in 2010.
Coffee, it ages better than people say/fear and it is hands down my favorite beer of all time.
I've been a supporter of the bottling of a chili variant for some time now. The Ancho chile variant was incredible on draft. Think bourbon barrel Hunahpu.
The Mexican Hot Chocolate variant at Stout Fest 2011 (maybe '10) was freaking fantastic...I'd LOVE to see one of those.
Agreed, that was pretty good.
Vanilla touches me in my no-no spot. In a good way. And I let it happen.
I'm joining team Bramble Rye, next choice being a few of the draft only variants, Neapolitan and Apple Brandy Barrel.
In case you are serious, I just want to inform you and those in the thread that this was a joke. An employee wrote Pear BCBS on the barrel and the guys pouring did not realize it was a joke, and wrote it on the board. It was not Pear BCBS. I think it was regular BCBS but I forget.
Neapolitan, BCS Blueberry (or what we thought was BCS Blueberry at FoBAB 2008 - It was labeled as "Bourbon Blueberry Imperial Stout" and the BCS/Soft Dookie Blueberry blend at GTMW 2011, and Napa County all jump out to me.
If I had to chose a bottled version, it'd be Coffee (and obviously Rare is a very special beer).
It's almost as if Vanilla has gotten better with age.. at least to me.
a friend of mine is a brewer at GI, and he told me that it might have been the imperial stout resulting from the second runnings of the base beer for BCBS (but that no one actually knew for sure what was in that keg).
I think they released a small beer from BCS in the past (draft only -- I think it was around Craft Beer Week 2011?). It was called Lazarus (and still came in at ~9%ABV).
I must be in the minority when I say that I did not like the Vanilla. I had bought a bunch when I found them on a shelf. After I drink one I couldn't wait to get rid of them. (I don't have any left).
I was surprised that I liked the Bramble as much as I did.
I guess if everybody liked the same thing, there wouldn't be so much to choose from!
When your talkin coffee, what variation though? Tortuga, black cat, anajilijilihijil? I'm goin with anajihikilhikilhgilk.
I'm in the other category. I really loved the wine barrel aged one at FoBAB 2012.
I didn't like Vanilla on release at all. A year later I loved it.....and now at this point is it literally one of my favorite stouts ever.
best flavor is the blended Rare-Cherry-Vanilla.
Rare fo shizzle
vanilla for sure....how was the apple brandy variation??? sounds amazing
Bramble ftw, coffee #2
I'd agree with you, but I'd have to stop drooling first since Vanilla got mentioned.
Of those listed ,the Rare,but the Neopolitan I had at Great Taste in2011 was one of the most amazing beers I've ever had. The Chocolate BCS I had the the BCS blending class was memorable
Vanilla and Coffee blended on tap is pretty legit also, forgot about that one.
Split a bottle of Cherry Rye last nite with friends. Had it with brownies and cherry ice cream ( on the side). Beer was amazing. Have not had other varieties so can not compare, but man that beer rocked.
The best ever Coffee version I had was not a bottled batch.
It was a draft only batch called Honey Badger that was making the rounds in Spring/Summer of 2011.
I'd pick Black Cat for my favorite of the bottled stuff.
It's been at various Goose take-overs as well. It would be hard to confuse it for a BCBS treatment though, as it wasn't barrel-aged and is much lighter in body.
what was that one time variation at that small venue 4 years ago that none of you had? yeah that was my fave
Baudoinia is right up there. Just had it this afternoon, incredible. Like a lump of chocolate fudge soaked in bourbon.
Apple-brandy from FoBAB gets my vote.