Halle Berry's pet Octopus: NBS BIF 8

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by beertunes, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (3,143) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    Thanks all for the recommendations (Mike, Dan, Terry, et al). I decided to toss a flier out on the trade forum for BA Dark Lord (BBA or BBAV). So many good choices, but with the tick only 3 beers away, I need to get moving.

    So wish me luck! :grinning:
     
  2. FlintB

    FlintB Initiate (128) May 27, 2017 Michigan
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    I'm in.
     
  3. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,631) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    That would be what they call a.... Well earned hangover.
     
  4. Vidblain

    Vidblain Champion (839) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
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    I like Dan's recommendations, particularly re Fou. That beer has never let me down.

    But, I'd also recommend you think about Prop. Having just been released, it's plentiful and lots of it is trading.

    Last time I really chased a beer, it was Prop 14 - and my only regret is that I didn't drink it alone. :wink:

    Early congratulations on 2000, man! I'm quickly approaching 5000 and have no idea what I want to do for the occasion. Prop 13 came to mind, but that's a little more difficult, and reports say that it is starting to fall off a bit...

    I'm considering one of those BA Dark Lords, too. May have had it at DLD, but I seem to have been a little drunk and forgetful at the time. :grin:
     
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  5. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Meyvn (1,492) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    Well, I found out more about the "deal" with the sale of the property, and clusterfuck doesn't even begin to describe it. I feel sorry for the realtor, because he's totally wasting his time. No bank, unless they're run by crackheads would even consider loaning to the prospective buyers with their total lack of business model.

    I've concluded that there's no chance in hell it will go through, and we're going to be eventually dealing with leasing from a bank owned property.

    Wow!

    So a beer is in order and again, thanks to @jdell15 for this one.

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    Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewing.

    I remember seeing this on here, but we didn't get it here, or if we did, I missed it. I do like a good BA beer to deal with nonsense, and this one is helping a lot. Thanks so much Jacob for sending this to me.

    3.96/5 rDev -4.8%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

    Pours a nice reddish brown color. The head is off white, 1 finger, and has decent retention. Some lacing on the glass.
    The nose is really rye a barrel aroma. Slight caramel aroma.
    Taste - Mellow, that warms up in my throat. A bit of caramel. Slight spice to it.
    Decent body. Slight warming feeling in my throat. Not harsh with the alcohol.
    Decent rye barrel aged beer from Sixpoint. Nice flavors and nice feel.
     
  6. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,631) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I'm so very thankful that among all my "weaknesses" ticking isn't one of them.
     
  7. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (3,143) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    Shit man, I didn't even think about Prop or Rare! But I damn well should have.

    If DL doesn't come through, I think that may well work out after all. Any of it had better be in short order, though, or else it will end up like my birth year tick: quickly into the rear view mirror and utterly forgettable.
     
  8. Blackop555

    Blackop555 Meyvn (1,361) Dec 12, 2016 Michigan
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    Didn't someone send someone a sagatuck neopolitan stout on here or am i hallucinating. There's no way i can go back and look through all this
     
  9. jdell15

    jdell15 Initiate (196) Aug 27, 2010 Arkansas
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    If you use the search function, you can filter to only search this thread. There was one or 2 neapolitan stouts posted, but it looks like they were collabs and not from Sagatuck...maybe I'm mistaken though
     
  10. FlintB

    FlintB Initiate (128) May 27, 2017 Michigan
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    I don't think I sent any, but I've got a couple of the BBA version I can send if you want them. Easy enough to pick up some regular too, if it doesn't make it up your way.
     
  11. Blackop555

    Blackop555 Meyvn (1,361) Dec 12, 2016 Michigan
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    Thanks for offer, but i got some to and i thought i saw someone post on here but it must have been on new beer Sunday cause i was going to send whoever it was a small box of beers with the ba version
     
  12. Vidblain

    Vidblain Champion (839) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
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    I suspect @FlintB may have been laughing up a storm when I posted this. True, Brian?

    Oh boy. This has been quite the day. First off, @Bum4ever sent me a stupidly generous thank you box for a little pick-up I did while on vacation in Florida - he sent me a huge wish list bottle: Golden Blend.

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    I still don't know what to say about this. I'm so, so excited about this bottle - Josh really made my day. Thank you again, Josh!

    But then another priority box showed up, probably five hours later. I'm confused; since when do I get multiple USPS package deliveries in one day? And what's with the return address on this one...?

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    First of all, I'm pretty sure that Santa's not in the beer trading game - he seems like more of a bourbon guy. Second, Santa knows that I don't deserve a box like this. Maybe he gets a bulk rate from USPS - they ARE awfully convenient, huh.

    But, we'll just play along.

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    What the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. I literally started sweating and shaking as I unpacked this box. My god - this is insane. My first thought was, @FFFjunkie - I don't know a whole lot of Chicago folks, but... Dan's the craziest one that I know.

    But the timing was wrong. I know he said that he was working on a box, but that was just in the last day or two... I don't think this would have arrived quite so quickly. And that white electric tape looked awfully familiar. So I checked my cellar. Lo and behold...

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    Well now. I think I know the very culprit... but I could have sworn we were at peace now!

    Man, Brian, I don't know what you were thinking, but this box blew me away. Seriously, between this box and Josh's, this has been an insane day. I need a nap - too much excitement.

    I was in Florida on Black Friday, so I didn't really do any BCBS hunting - shared a bottle of '18 with a friend, French-pressed with Oreos and coconut, and called it a day... I didn't have any variants at home in MN, until @LloydDobler and Brian took it upon themselves to smash my porch. I'd basically resolved myself to no BCBS this year - what a crazy turn of events this is.

    TL;DR - thank you, Brian! You and Josh have truly made my day, panic and heart attack and all. Cheers, guys!
     
  13. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,570) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    I only see first pic. Only me?
     
  14. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (674) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    I see 4 on my phone
     
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  15. Vidblain

    Vidblain Champion (839) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
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    Hmmmm - I see all four. Weird. Postimage was running a little slow today though - maybe that's it?
     
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  16. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (806) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    @FlintB you are a crazy Santa-like creature!
     
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  17. FlintB

    FlintB Initiate (128) May 27, 2017 Michigan
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    Santa and I use the same tape? Awesome!

    I'd be a terrible criminal.

    Enjoy bud! Remember our truce contained a provision that I was allowed to respond to the box you sent me... I now consider our score settled. Cheers!

    And yeah, I did get a chuckle from your recommendation yesterday.

    Bad news for all y'all: I'm now USPS literate.
     
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  18. Vidblain

    Vidblain Champion (839) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
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    This is fair and quite true!

    Thanks again, Brian - I'm looking forward to cracking bottles with you in January!
     
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  19. jdell15

    jdell15 Initiate (196) Aug 27, 2010 Arkansas
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    ...I mean, I've never had either version if you're still looking for ideas for my second box :wink:
     
  20. Blackop555

    Blackop555 Meyvn (1,361) Dec 12, 2016 Michigan
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    Lol deal. This early winter kind of threw me for a loop
     
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  21. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (674) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    You sure it was the winter????:stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  22. Blackop555

    Blackop555 Meyvn (1,361) Dec 12, 2016 Michigan
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    Mostly, smart ass
     
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  23. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (806) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    Don’t beat yourself up. Chris seems to display the skills of a “top notch” detective.

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  24. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (2,124) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    Fuck!!!! First off @Bum4ever Josh I think you sent that BA Baracus t the wrong person based on my Avatar!!! That 3F is just wow!! @FlintB that is an excellent box on top of the BC that Speciation is incredible!!

    I have to say Chris you deserved this!!!
     
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  25. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (674) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Speaking of people deserving things...

    Didn’t @LloydDobler bomb both you and @Vidblain ’s porch?
     
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  26. Vidblain

    Vidblain Champion (839) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
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    Haha - I didn't realize you were my Cans Cans sender until you sent me crowlers in your SECOND box. Sherlock Holmes, I am not. :grin:

    Sadly, I have to agree - Brian has had his very just revenge, and in style, too!
     
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  27. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (806) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    I’m pretty sure you were thinking of someone else.
     
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  28. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Devotee (472) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    @FlintB there is a content hint in here somewhere for one of your 12DOX days. Actually in a round about way, there is sort of clues for 3 of your days.
     
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  29. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (2,124) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    Oh he did and he knows have not forgotten!!
     
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  30. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (674) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Pretty sure? Because I was real sure myself.....
     
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  31. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (674) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    @LloydDobler.......
     
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  32. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (806) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    C’mon man! You know you gave me more box than my high school sweetheart. Had to send just a little back.
     
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  33. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (806) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    Also, Chris is my target. Can’t be punished for doing what is expected of me. What was I supposed to do, not send him beer?
     
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  34. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (806) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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  35. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (674) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    I will run your excuses by the council....
     
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  36. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,503) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Great job @Bum4ever and @FlintB !
     
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  37. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,631) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Not sure if it's cool to use this thread, but I'd love to snag a bit of Heady for Xmas. I'll flip whatever I can get that's of interist. Missed Heady for Beach Week, Xmas is about as good.
     
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  38. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,503) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Who doesn't want a bit of Heady for Xmas?
    [​IMG]
    :sunglasses:

    Sorry, man, I can't help you out on that end, but it's definitely cool to use this thread.
     
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  39. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,631) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I liked the Timberlake Dick in The Box skit on Snl too, that was funny.
     
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  40. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,503) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That's what it's from :grin:.
     
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