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

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  1. Roy_Hobbs

    Roy_Hobbs Jan 21, 2017 Connecticut
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    The life alert just shows that I'm operating on a whole different level than the rest of you. I mix in life and death with beer.

    @FBarber if you have any issues with the fine print, take them up with Willy Wonka, as he wrote it.
     
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  2. Roguer

    Roguer Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    I kind of read it that way. Like, "Free beer! THIS IS LIFE AND DEATH! But also, free beer!"
     
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  3. ovaltine

    ovaltine Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    Yo, @jonphisher - the first ovaltine grandchild shall be named “Jon,” regardless of gender. IJS. This beer has been a “want” since I learned of its existence, and it did not disappoint.

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    4.44/5 rDev +1.4%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
    by ovaltine from Indiana

    Pours a gorgeous, crystal clear golden color with a fluffy white head that provides significant lacing. The nose is dominated by the grapefruit, with some dank citrus in the background.

    The dank citrus flavors are more prominent on the taste, but make no mistake about it - the grapefruit is the star of this show, and it is truly delicious, especially with a little malt sweetness for balance.

    The mouthfeel is full and very dry. I like the base beer more, but this still fits my palate exceptionally well.
     
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  4. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    @snaotheus and @woemad that is a beautiful smog city brewing glass courtesy of @Beersnake1


    https://smogcitybrewing.com/

    I might need to put it to work tonight so you can see a close up of the logo
     
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  5. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Aug 17, 2013 California
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  6. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Absolutely. I think my USPS guy is very gentle with the boxes. He clearly knows that he's delivering beer quite often, but I also give him a Starbucks gift card for Christmas :slight_smile:
     
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  7. ovaltine

    ovaltine Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    #2, also from @jonphisher, this beer is ….. out there, yet so worth your time.

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    4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
    by ovaltine from Indiana

    Pours black with some mahogany notes on the edges and a creamy tan head that sticks around for a while. The nose is SMOKY - like sitting around a campfire smoky as the wood gets a really nice ash, and there’s a bit of honey sweetness as well.

    The taste is smoky malts and more smoky malts - but before it gets to Cloyingville, there’s a big slug of hop flavors that present on my palate as delicious resiny pine, and some sweetness from the honey, which fits this beer really well. Wow, is this delicious.

    The mouthfeel is medium and edges toward creamy. This is a fun, frolicking ride that I’d try again and again. Fantastic stuff.
     
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  8. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Nice! Great box, @jonphisher!
     
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  9. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Well, there's only one way to cull the herd...
     
  10. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Oh, I'm gonna drink all the beers this weekend!
     
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  11. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Also, this is awesome!
     
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  12. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Finally saw this, awesome hit @jonphisher - good looking beer there!
     
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  13. jonphisher

    jonphisher Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Drinking some Midwest Juice courtesy of @ovaltine. This is a really cool and delicious hoppy beer.

    Transient - Midwest Juice

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    Beautiful dark orange like gold color, opaque, islands of clumpy bubbles linger as the head with a nice ring around the glass.

    A crispy and hoppy nose; like caramelized orange and a refreshing herbal note.

    The taste shows the same malty orange, but it carries more of a rind aspect that give it a resiny taste. Very interesting, on the finish this has a beautiful noticeable apricot flavor. Awesome awesome taste.

    This beer drinks very light for 8% which I really like, it has a mouth coating bitter and dry finish; very sappy.

    Man this is one great hoppy beer, it’s incredibly unique and really has every aspect of hops that I love. It also has a great mouthfeel and drinkability. Thanks for sharing this one Mike!!
     
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  14. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    And *that* is some serious small print! Never seen a LIF with legalese on it!
     
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  15. jonphisher

    jonphisher Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    I usually enjoys these each year, I haven’t tried this one yet but every year they are always fun to try. Glad you enjoyed the ride.
     
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  16. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Succumbing to peer beer pressure , I have cleaned and rinsed my smog city brewing snifter

    4.53/5 rDev -2.2%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

    Canned 1.18.22, opened 4.28.22

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    Received from @Beersnake1 in Bif15 , poured into a smog city brewing glass also from him. The #4 ranked barley wine on beer advocate is a double barrel aged barley wine


    Brewers Notes: A blend of two different Double Barrel-Aged Barleywines. The first Barleywine was aged in a Woodford Reserve Malt Whiskey barrel for over 20 months, then finished in a combination of Weller and Blanton Bourbon casks for close to a year. The second Barleywine was first aged in an Armagnac puncheon for close to two year, then finished in a blend of Heaven Hill Rye and Sazerac Rye casks. Each beer was cold-conditioned in stainless, and then blended together to create this Double Barrel-Aged Barleywine.


    Dark , murky, muddy brown liquid capped by a thin taupe foam layer , quickly recedes to a taupe ring

    Aroma is bourbon, raisins, toffee

    Taste is bourbon soaked raisins, toffee, dark fruits ,

    Mouthfeel is soft and fizzy , sweet , the 15.7 % abv is very well hidden

    Great beer , another want ticked off my list courtesy of @Beersnake1, thank you
     
  17. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Next up is a beer from @Whyteboar. Underground Mountain from Founders. Bottled in 2019.

    2019 bottled tasted in 2022. Poured at fridge temp. Pours a nice murky brown with light brown head. Good carbonation - tiny bubbles throughout. Nose is hazelnut, chocolate, coffee, maple, and a bit of pipe tobacco.

    The taste is fantastic. Tons of dark coffee. I love Sumatra coffee, although I'm not sure what the roast level is here. I prefer a darker roast. Not really picking up much bourbon. Mostly dark roasted malts and coffee. Dark chocolate, burnt toffee, some dark cherries, and a leather/tobacco note.

    Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the aftertaste is a nice mix of sweet and bitter. Overall, a wonderful brown ale with coffee and bourbon.

    3.99/5 rDev -8.3%
    look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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  18. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Glad you enjoyed that one! I absolutely love this beer!
     
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  19. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    This is an incredible brew, so balanced , delicious …sneaky abv …do not operate heavy machinery after drinking this one

    thanks Tim , great beer
     
  20. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    I might be hitting that tonight.
     
  21. Roy_Hobbs

    Roy_Hobbs Jan 21, 2017 Connecticut
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    The official full terms and conditions if you ever win the Golden Ticket and tour Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory
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  22. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Maybe it should be made traditional that donuts be handed to patrons at breweries alongside pastry stouts. I suppose I could get behind that. That way, even if the beer doesn't impress, at least you get a donut.
     
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  23. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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  24. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Supposedly, when John Cale was touring in the 70s, he'd insist on a case of Grolsch in his dressing room at each venue. I guess it went well with the coke.
     
  25. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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  26. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    AFAIK, Point Bob is one of only two places in America that you can't drive to without leaving the country. People who drew boundaries all those years ago either weren't paying attention, drunk, or both.
     
  27. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Nicely done, @snaotheus!
     
  28. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Holy shit!
    Hell with Justin Whatzizface, @Coronaeus for PM, eh?
     
  29. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Iron Goat still has a few of those glasses. I'm pretty anti-shaker pint glass these days (got too damn many) but I'm considering pulling the trigger on one.
     
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  30. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    I think it was our half of the border commission's fault. I believe we insisted on a straight line.
     
  31. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Yup, I believe that your belief is correct.

    Also, Pt. Bob needs a brewery.
     
  32. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Is not a shaker, Iz a Willi Becher. Willi's are nice drinking vessels.
     
  33. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Hit the spot tonight after work.
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    Most of the hoppy Tree House beers sent me by by @Rub_This_BBQ were dispatched during bottle shares, but I went all out with this can of Very Green by busting out my one and only Teku, and was happy I did so. Yet I'm almost 10% below the average. Guess I'm more of a hardass about reviewing than I tend to think I am, because I really dug this. Thanks, Bill!
     
  34. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Jan 31, 2005 California
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  35. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Glad you enjoyed it - my stock is getting very low, I'm hoping they brew it again soon!
     
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  36. Rub_This_BBQ

    Rub_This_BBQ Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    glad you enjoyed it, I was lucky this was my 1st treehouse beer years ago at their old Monson and still love drinking it today... (but like all the TH forums say it was better in Monson :slight_smile: )


     
  37. colts9016

    colts9016 Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    Nice hit!
     
  38. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    From last night…

    Fremont Head Full of Dynamite from @snaotheus.

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    Deep golden hazy appearance with substantial head from a vigorous pour. Light lacing.

    Aroma is largely tropical. Pineapple asserts itself, but a broad tropical fruit medley is present.

    Taste follows. Bright tropical fruit with requisite sweetness. Quick finish.

    Moderate body.

    This was an enjoyable hazy IPA on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Thanks!
     
  39. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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  40. Roguer

    Roguer Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    I like that idea. It gives me a side idea.

    Next time I'm trying out a Pastriarchy "stout" (or any other beer of questionable pastry lineage and bonafides), I should keep a bottle of Prairie Bomb! or SN Narwhal on hand. That way, if the pastry stout is more flavorings and less stout, I can still enjoy a real stout at some point. :wink:
     
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