Release Guinness Stout Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by M-Fox24, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (783) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  2. Dan_K

    Dan_K Devotee (481) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Hmm. I really wish it would be Guinness Foreign Extra or Extra Stout aged in bourbon barrels. Guinness is like what... 4.7% ABV? Most people expect some degree of thick bodied chewiness in their BA beers.
     
  3. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,477) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    No mention of the AbV, but I'd have to assume it's either the Foreign Extra or a stronger beer brewed specially for this product- they do say full bodied and rich.
     
  4. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,197) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    It's their Antwerpen Stout (8%) it seems.
     
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  5. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (2,260) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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  6. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (75) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    If that's true then I'm very excited as I rather enjoy Antwerpen.
     
  7. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (916) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Yup, obviously a must-buy if I see it. Excited to try it.
     
  8. frozyn

    frozyn Zealot (569) May 16, 2015 New York
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    This was my first thought as well. Can't help but wonder what Guinness might achieve with this beer.
     
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  9. elohim

    elohim Initiate (183) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    We have got to be getting close to peak barrel aged hype.
     
  10. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,477) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Even better then- perfect choice, actually.
     
  11. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (442) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina
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    Hazy ipa next.
     
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  12. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Disciple (314) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Diageo has both brands under it's umbrella. A 'partnership' with themselves. Sad attempt at getting those craft dollars.
     
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  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,477) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    They've already got my dollars; I'm just willing to humor them on the barrel aging part :wink:. But overall, yeah, it does look like they're going for a different demographic/market segment here.
     
  14. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,009) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I caught the joint ownership thing but wasn't going to comment on that because I don't think it makes a helluva lot of difference which barrels are chosen. It only makes sense for Diageo to cross pollinate their brands for marketing purposes.
     
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  15. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,280) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    My question, and I know the answer, is why brew it in Dublin and then ship it to America to be aged in barrels?
     
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  16. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,009) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Perhaps it's cheaper than shipping empty barrels over there.
     
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  17. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,454) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    This just reminds me that I would very much like to visit the Guinness US brewery in Baltimore one day.
     
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  18. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,351) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania

    It looks like the label says 10%, kind of blurry though.
     
  19. RobNewton

    RobNewton Zealot (531) Dec 30, 2014 New York
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    I'd argue this is evidence we're on the other side of the peak.
     
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  20. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,351) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I don't care about hype peaks and valleys as long as Boulevard and Central Waters keep doing what they are doing.
     
  21. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (916) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Guinness has been making stouts for more than 250 years now, I don’t give a good shit what barrel, silo, oil tanker, gas pump, etc they want to put it into...they’ve certainly earned the right to try whatever they want to try.
     
  22. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (916) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Haha, they should have sent it to Scotland.
     
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  23. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,609) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I'd love to see this married to Islay Whiskey barrels. If done right it could be amazing.
     
  24. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (778) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Probably aged for .02 seconds. Bleh.

    Hold on, gotta check on that SR-71 trade I'm working towards. Trying to flip my hazies.
     
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  25. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,609) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Maybe. But one day one of these mega beers are going to hit a major HR, just seperate out a bit and try it to see how it goes. A dry Irish stout is a bit different though.
     
  26. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,197) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    According to this post they started filling ~120 barrels back at the end of January. That doesn't seem like enough to distribute to the entire country. My guess is it will be a blend of varyingly aged barrels possibly.

     
  27. AyatollahGold

    AyatollahGold Crusader (755) Nov 28, 2016 Indiana
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    This is what I was getting ready to say I'd hope it was, then I saw this. I'm definitely on the lookout.
     
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  28. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (827) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    4.2% ABV.

    Oh dear Lord...that's my favorite Guinness beer...definitely seeking this one out.

    I dunno, I thought we'd be at peak New England IPA hype awhile ago, and that doesn't seem to be going away either.

    It's just marketing schtick, if it's good does it really matter?

    Goose Island's BCBS?

    Oh, and is this beer going to come in nitro cans too? :wink:
     
  29. elohim

    elohim Initiate (183) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    Maybe our problem is there isn't a BBA NEIPA yet? If I am wrong and that style does exist please don't correct me I don't want to lose some of my remaining faith in humanity.
     
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  30. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (827) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Don't give them any ideas.

    That would be hype overload anyways. The beer would probably destroy the space time continuum.
     
  31. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,609) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I don't think of Bcbs in this category. Just a few short years ago it was primarily a Chicago release only and it was an extremely tough get for most people. Now it's available most everywhere in decent enough volume most can get a few if the want, but there's no base beer available year round too. Not sure a pure special release would qualify.

    By mega beer I mean a beer available everywhere, can you think of a bar, any bar that doesn't have Guiness on tap? It's about universally on tap, already has a huge following and is in every store and gas station I've ever been too. BA is a new twist, how it works with a dry Irish Stout remains to be seen, but I'd surely be interisted enough to seek it out.
     
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  32. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,342) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I am going to get this for sure since I love Guinness but I have to ask, is everything Barrel Aged now, sort of getting to be every beer is now Barrel Aged lol.

    Cheers
     
  33. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,096) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    One of our locals had it on tap for nearly 20 years and just switched to nitro cans. The shine may be dulling -- they have about 5 "craft" beers, local and nationwide, on their 6 taps now.
     
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  34. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (827) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Ah, I thought you meant "mega brewery", I misread it.

    They're not barrel-aging a Dry Irish Stout though, it's their Antwerpen Stout.

    It's a "foreign/export stout".

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/209/10848/
     
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  35. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,609) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Oh ok I've never had that beer before, completely foreign to me.
     
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  36. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,096) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    I see what you did there. :wink:

    It's right up there with Guinness' Extra and Foreign Extra Stouts -- very tasty.
     
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  37. frozyn

    frozyn Zealot (569) May 16, 2015 New York
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    We all know a stout not brewed in Ireland just ain't the same :wink:
     
  38. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,280) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    I was waiting for someone to say that!
     
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  39. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,609) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Lol, no pun intended, I wouldn't have caught that unless pointed out.
     
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  40. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,609) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I'm surprised that Regular Guinness is rated at 3.73, the Export at 4.03. I always thought the regular Guinness was true to style and a first rate example for the style. So is this like the Pils ratings game?
     
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