NBS BIF #15 Hints and Hauls: Was it Over When the Canadians Bombed BIF #14? HELL NO!

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  1. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,394) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Drinking Pop Crimes from Foam Brewers. Imperial IPA. Compliments of @WunderLlama! Delicious and dangerous at 10% ABV!

    Poured at fridge temp. Pours a murky orange/yellow with white head. Good lacing. I immediately get orange and pineapple from the nose. A bit of vanilla, leather, and a nice dank hoppy note. Herbal, almost medicinal, note follows. Really nice.

    The taste follows the nose. Tropical fruits, dry, herbal, honey, melon, and a nice mild hop bite. A touch of leather. Really smooth. The ABV is dangerously hidden! Mouthfeel is fairly light and dry. Sweet aftertaste. Thanks, Maynard! I THINK this is my last beer that you sent!

    4.24/5
    look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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  2. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    This went down last night, courtesy of @Whyteboar.
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    Really nice WCDIPA from Kalamazoo. Reminds me of a slightly maltier and sweeter Bodhizafa.
    Good stuff!
     
  3. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,208) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...manna from @snaotheus today...you could say I'm kind of pinging about this...

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    • Block 15 Brewing Co.* / Heater Allen* -- Alumni Club
    • Burke-Gillman Brewing Co. -- Ma Che Cos'ê
    • Cloudburst Brewing -- Happy Little Clouds
    • Ecliptic Brewing* -- Capella
    • Ex Novo Brewing Co.* -- Kill The Sun
    • Ferment Brewing Co. -- Ferment Helles
    • Fort George* -- Cathedral Tree**
    • Holy Mountain Brewing Co.* -- Three Fates
    • Ladd & Lass Brewing -- Hella Bier
    • lowercase brewing -- pilsnerist
    • Old Stove Brewing Co. -- Solar Guillotine
    • Reuben's Brews* -- 10th Anniversary: 6:1 New Zealand
    • Structures Brewing -- Plainsman
    • Three Magnets Brewing* -- Dry Season
    • Varietal Beer Co.* -- Barleywraith
    • Wander Brewing -- Hoppy Helles
    * -- I've had other beers from this brewery; ** -- I've had this beer before

    From @snaotheus...thanks, man...I love beer any time, right now, special beers during a tough yet special time in my life is quite fitting...very unexpected, very timely...:grin:
     
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  4. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,394) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Awesome box, @snaotheus!!
     
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  5. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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  6. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (2,976) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    Working on the beers in the fridge for the next week or so. Thanks, Peter, I enjoyed this one. @Coronaeus
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  7. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,429) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    That's PINGTASTIC!
     
  8. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Depends on who "we" is...if mean, if @beergoot is with you, then not exactly, but otherwise yes, you lost...

    Enjoy! I'm delighted at my "new beer" success rate with zero research!


    And the winning post:
    Edit: Oh yeah, if I didn't explain, NBS BIF #14 thread ended on post #4407, and @beergoot put up post #4407 in NBS BIF #15. :slight_smile:
     
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  9. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,208) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...yes, I do share...
     
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  10. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,208) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...the only other beer of theirs I've had was 'Bananas Foster' from the Extreme Beer Box...rated it a 3.89 or so overall...
     
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  11. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,429) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    I can attest to this, he’s shared some amazing beer with me when I dropped in for a visit. Congrats on your good fortune!
     
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  12. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,319) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    If you had been my target a couple of rounds ago, you would have had some sours and flavored stouts that would easily have scored >4.0 Alas ....
     
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  13. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    A great box bringing joy to BA’ers, good job @snaotheus
     
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  14. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Barrel aged imperial stout by Chainline

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    4.19/5 rDev +3.5%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

    Bottle received in Bif15 from @snaotheus

    White waxed and capped bottle , chilled and poured into a Spiegelau snifter . Dark brown liquid capped by a creamy one finger foam layer, good retention, settles to a thin ring

    Aroma is bourbon, brown sugar

    Taste is bourbon, dark fruits, raisins, figs, toffee, roast malts, brown sugar , hint of char

    Slightly sweet but not too much, slight sudsiness

    Good beer, thanks Ryan
     
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  15. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,394) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Brian Boru from 3 Floyds. Compliments of @Whyteboar .

    Poured at fridge temp. Pours a nice reddish orange. Opaque. White head that quickly disappears. Looks great. The nose is grapefruit, hops, wheat, grass, and caramel. Really interesting mix. Very inviting - can't wait to taste it.

    The taste is really intense. Citrus peel is front and center. Pine needles, grass, leather, malts, a bit of toffee, and a peppery spice on the back end. Mouthfeel is fairly light and dry. Aftertaste is fairly bitter. Very good beer! Thanks, Craig!

    4/5 rDev -0.7%
    look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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  16. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,319) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    This BIF refuses to die. Another box is in the air toward a mystery recipient. Two of the beers contained therein were featured on yesterday's WBAYDN? thread.
     
  17. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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  18. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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  19. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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  20. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Someone reportedly will be receiving a box from me today.
     
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  21. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,429) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Man, I pay attention to the St. Bernardus Day thread and the NBW thread and this one goes nuts. Gotta be more flexible or something to keep up!
     
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  22. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,997) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Like I tell my family. I can either keep my job or check into all the Beer Advocate threads I ‘need’ to follow. I simply can’t do both.
     
  23. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I’ll let your boss know that you havre chosen to stay with us
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  24. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,997) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    My wife just walked into my home office with a rather stern look on her face. She didn’t speak, she just pointed down the hallway towards the front door. I tried to speak but she interjected loudly: “GO!.”

    A little curious - as well as a little scared - I followed her orders only to find a huge box addressed to me sitting comfortably in the middle of the outer vestibule. I peered back at her with a sheepish grin. She said loudly once again: “Put that downstairs NOW, and then go and get the groceries.” As I once again followed instructions, I could hear her muttering “grumble, grumble, grumble, more beer, grumble, grumble.”

    @snaotheus, this behemoth of a box is unexpected and unnecessary, but most welcome. I won’t be able to open until later tonight or tomorrow morning in all likelihood, but will post as soon as I do. Cheers!
     
  25. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (6,455) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    been there. done that. I have to ask, why does @snaotheus like creating marital problems for guys like us? :wink:
     
  26. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    I'm investing in an online marriage counseling service
     
  27. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,997) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    When you go through life with a name like Snot Haus, it changes you.
     
  28. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Right now my co-workers are wondering what I'm guffawing about while eating my lunch.
     
  29. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Meanwhile…in a suburban Ontario home…

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  30. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,394) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    I'm sure this is the last box of beer that will fill up our house and drive you crazy...OK, maybe just one more....

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  31. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Man, I hope all that Vitamin R I shipped to Canada got there safely
     
  32. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,997) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Give me a couple more hours. My son is sick and keeps waking up. Worst case scenario, I open it up tomorrow morning. Sorry.
     
  33. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,394) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    2019 CBS, compliments of @Whyteboar. I have had this many times, but this one really hits a sweet spot. I honestly like this more than when it was fresh. Nice mix of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, maple, and vanilla. Some dark fruit comes in to round things off. Great integration of flavors. Thanks, Craig!

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  34. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Oh, that sucks. Hope he feels better soon.
     
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  35. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,429) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    *That’s* where that went!
    Kidding, I have a few more. I didn’t like the’19 as much as the ‘18 when it was fresh but it seemed to have balanced a bit. Maybe I should get them consumed sooner than later, just in case it’s a short window.
    Glad you enjoyed it!
     
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  36. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,429) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Family first, then beer. At least some of the time.
    Hopefully the kiddo is doing better soon!
     
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  37. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,997) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    It’s nothing serious, just a head cold. He doesn’t like to sleep with a pillow so when he has congestion, it just pools in his nose and throat and he wakes up coughing. We prop his bed up at the head, and he still manages to find a way to get horizontal.

    Im sorry to say it is going to be tomorrow AM. I’ve cancelled my 9 o’clock appointment though, so I’ll have pictures by 10 Eastern at the latest.
     
  38. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Well, I hope you both get some rest.
     
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  39. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,997) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Here is the unexpected haul from @snaotheus surprise box. I’ll add details later. Pics for perusal. Many thanks!!!

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  40. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Yes! It looks like everything survived!
     
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