Latest WOW beer!

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jeffo, Jun 17, 2013.

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  1. TheGent

    TheGent Grand Pooh-Bah (4,139) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I was in Toronto recently and went to Bellwoods. Their Skeleton Key stout WOW’D me. One of the best stouts I’ve ever had.
  2. bbtkd

    bbtkd Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,104) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Brau Brothers Maple Bacon Bancreagie, Peated Scotch Ale, 7.5% ABV

    I bought a 32oz grumbler of this beer, had been in the grumbler for a month, and paid $1 including the flip top bottle. They wanted to clear out their cooler. I figured even if the beer sucked, I got the bottle for $1 - but the beer was incredible. Didn't really taste like bacon, more like hickory smoke.
  3. Donco

    Donco Maven (1,453) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I still have one of those...been waiting to open it since it's my last one. Fantastic brew!
  4. mkh012

    mkh012 Pooh-Bah (1,569) May 7, 2015 Colorado

    I've had a few in the past month:
    • Magnify Yeah You Know Me with Chilis, Cinnamon, Chocolate and Coffee
    • Magnify Lurching Towards the Sun
    • Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait
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  5. jrnyc

    jrnyc Pooh-Bah (2,916) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    I have one of these too, not a style I drink and it has been gathering dust in cellar. Thanks for your review, I need to try this one soon!
  6. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,765) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
    Super Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Definitely CBS. I usually end up disappointed with hyped beers, but not when it comes to CBS, it is truly fantastic. Balancing such a complex stout so well is a true achievement.

    I'm not even that much into lambic, but I also really enjoyed 3F Hommage recently. Not that complex, but very well balanced and subtle. Very enjoyable.
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  7. Tunerstyle63

    Tunerstyle63 Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois

    I tried Prairie Dawg Mexican Pancakes and was blown away, then we tried Wham! Beerly Departed and holy crap was that even better...

    All the single barrel Dawg beers have been great to outstanding IMO
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  8. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Savant (1,012) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois

    How do they compare to Bourbon Paradise, BA bomb and Vanilla Noir?
  9. Tunerstyle63

    Tunerstyle63 Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois

    Haven't opened Bourbon Paradise but FIB compared to Pirate Paradise is really close, coconut is not a s prevelant though. I feel like all of them have great adjunct flavors with muted barrel components. Reminded me of More/Ram stouts.

    The cinnamon in both Mexican Pancakes and Wham was done perfectly IMO. All flavors described are there without being overpowering.
  10. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Pooh-Bah (1,643) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Jesus God, almighty. The idiots in the beer world are calling them "Session Saisons," now? Kill me.
  11. Squire

    Squire Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi

    It seems to me that if customers accept the word "Session" as meaning lower ABV then it becomes a viable marketing term whether technically correct or not.
  12. joberlander

    joberlander Initiate (0) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts

    Yeah I passed on this beer many times because I was so eager to drink parabola, anniversary blends, helldorado and stickee monkee. I still have a sucaba from 2015 I will try soon.
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  13. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Wyndridge's Handsome Bull. So good.
  14. joberlander

    joberlander Initiate (0) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts

    I cracked my bottle of Trillium Tiramisu last night and was blown away. It is definitely a sweet stout so not for everyone, but its one of the best beers I've had in a long time. great vanilla, coffee and a sticky sweetness. Topped with an unreal aroma, it smelled like I was in an Italian bakery with disarono all around. Very impressed.
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  15. DrewSnyc667

    DrewSnyc667 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2011 Massachusetts

    Just had a Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus and a 5 year old Class of ‘88 from North’s Coast and both were mind altering.
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  16. wd09601

    wd09601 Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2012 Maryland

    This one was just an amazingly well done barrel aged stout. Incredibly balanced and easy drinking. Had no clue how great it would be, but couldn't find more at the store.
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  17. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Lord Hobo's Glorious. I have come to realize I enjoy beers featuring Galaxy hops (Terrapin has one I really enjoyed and I recently had another that I can't think of). Since this is a New England style Pale Ale featuring Galaxy hops, this may be a new favorite for me.

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  18. HopNationUSA

    HopNationUSA Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2017 Pennsylvania

    We reviewed the Funkwerks Deceit on the latest episode of our podcast. It was a limited run golden belgian aged in rum-barrels. Amazing smooth, beer. Smelled a little funk, but the taste is a bit like honey with a rum aftertaste. We got it from Tavour...but I really don't know how much is available.
  19. surfcaster

    surfcaster Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    Revisited Guayabera this year and really really liked it. A lot of flavor in a more modest ABV.
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  20. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Pooh-Bah (2,319) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    This beer blew me away. The tastiest non barrel aged stout I've ever had. Hoping this is a regular release as it's amazing.
  21. YoDudeguy

    YoDudeguy Initiate (0) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    How much chili? I don't usually like pepper beers but i was intrigued. Store has it as a 4 pack and I keep wishing I could just get a single and try it.
  22. SpruceFish

    SpruceFish Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2009 Washington

  23. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Just picked up Boulevard's Love Child No. 8 at Trader Joe's for roughly $8 and wow was that an incredible value.
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  24. Mattttt

    Mattttt Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2018 New York

    Magnify born day
    Aslin pisghetti western
    Oxbow momoko
  25. eppCOS

    eppCOS Grand Pooh-Bah (3,844) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Comrade's Superpower IPA -- stood up nicely to Pliny the Elder, so... I was impressed.
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  26. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Pooh-Bah (2,319) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    The chili is pretty subtle IMO and you really just taste it on the back end. Nice mix of sweetness and a touch of chili which is why I love the beer. I don't think you will be disappointed but if you don't like pepper maybe just pick up some of the regular Biscotti Break.
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  27. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Grand Pooh-Bah (3,416) Jun 26, 2014 Minnesota
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    Agree completely, not a big chili beer fan myself but this one is fantastic. Peppers don't over power it. So much better than the plain Imperial Biscotti Break (which is a fine beer).
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  28. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Grand Pooh-Bah (3,463) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Latest one that made me say "Damn" out loud was Pipeworks Ninja v. Unicorn.
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  29. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Pooh-Bah (2,325) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    Feelin pretty bummed I passed on this... TW may have this, and its priced right around just straight EMJ and IBB... dunno why I passed
  30. LifesAnesthesia

    LifesAnesthesia Maven (1,381) Dec 17, 2014 Virginia

    Ommegang Bigger and Bretter
  31. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2017 California

    My most recent one had to be Alvarado Street's Motor Oil No.2 Stout. Practically tasted like a raspberry fudge brownie batter.
    Other than that, blackberry parfait by Fieldwork definitely gave me the wow factor.
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  32. Junior

    Junior Pooh-Bah (1,859) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    This is from a few days ago, Old Nation Tart Strawberry M-43. This one was much better than I had expected. A wonderful NEIPA with a slight sour citrus/strawberry finish.
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  33. Dan411

    Dan411 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2017 Missouri

    Weihenstephaner and Sierra Nevada's collaboration Braupakt was a very very pleasant WOW for me. Gorgeous hefe in the glass, with all the classic notes Weihenstephaner does well, but brighter and more citrus with the American hop additions. Probably pick up another 6 pk if I can this weekend.
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  34. Lahey

    Lahey Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Yeah, I'm not even a big m-43 fan, but the strawberry was great
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  35. Ice_Cream_And_IPAs

    Ice_Cream_And_IPAs Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2016 New York

    This thing. It's a double IPA made by Tsypa in Ukraine The name of the beer is Tsypa-220, with 220 also being the IBU number. I wouldn't place this anywhere near my list of best DIPAS, but I really respect a brewery in Eastern Europe brewing something so bitter (while still tasting pleasant), and keeping it under 10% ABV.

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  36. AmeriCanadian

    AmeriCanadian Pooh-Bah (1,686) Jul 5, 2014 Tennessee

    With the CBC in Nashville a few weeks ago, all kinds of fantastic breweries and beers poured into the city that aren't normally distributed here. Thanks to some well-connected and generous bottle shop acquaintances, I got a chance to try an array of beers that have long been on my wish list. Two stood out as very much worth the hype: Surly Todd The Axe Man IPA (truly remarkable) and Lawson's Finest Sip of Sunshine (all-around excellent).

    In addition, I recently did a beer-centric guys' trip to the Grand Rapids area with a dozen college buddies. Standout beers during our travels included Founders Dankwood (truly unique) and just about everything I had at Odd Sides Ales in Grand Haven (but especially Hazel's Nuts, which was phenomenal).
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  37. WhaleSlayer85

    WhaleSlayer85 Zealot (654) Jul 28, 2015 Illinois

    Pulling Nails Blend 8. The best wild ale I've ever tasted. Jam, perfect balance. Just all around amazing.
  38. Stofko1992

    Stofko1992 Pooh-Bah (1,673) Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Samoa This from Southern Tier. I was really surprised how much I liked this one.
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  39. Ahonky

    Ahonky Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2018 New York

    I have had it many many times, but Allagash White stopped me in my tracks last week. I forgot how perfect it is. I'll take it over any Belgium white ale
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  40. J_Mueller

    J_Mueller Zealot (511) Jul 9, 2014 Illinois

    Coffee Shop Vibes (Mexican). Thick and rich. Kicking myself for not buying more.
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