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

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  1. snaotheus

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

    Rub_This_BBQ Defender (669) Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    @Roguer , Next time you hit up TH let me know Im 25 mins away would be great to meet up for beer (maybe @Roy_Hobbs ) too or the Abbey (place).


    on your comment about Manson vs Charlton it was sarcasm (did not come out right). Since a lot of fan boys have SH$t on Tree house Charlton beers.. All kidding aside Im sure there is something to batch size differences and just confirmation basis .. waiting in line for 2hr + then getting like 8 cans total and maybe a growler your brain just wants to think the beer is amazing
     
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  3. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,428) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Nice photo! Managed to get both our beers and neither one of us!
    Frank is very cool and I was geeked to be able to meet him. He carved out a couple hours from a very busy weekend just for me, and that is just too cool.
    Really made me want to encourage the Midwest Beer meet at the @ovaltine mansion, or a nearby hotel/air BnB.
     
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  4. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,319) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Uh huh, sure. Don't make me make NBS BIF #16 Timelord-themed. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  5. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,319) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Haha no, I caught the sarcasm. :grinning: Still, I'm sure a lot of people think there's a big difference. Maybe there is a difference (I've certainly thought so about other breweries that expanded), but I haven't noticed it.

    I suspect we will be back there within the next month or so. I'd love to meet up (and maybe drag along @Roy_Hobbs and @WunderLlama !). We are planning a Hill Farmstead trip as part of our anniversary later this month, so our next Charlton run is either next month ... or next week. :grinning:
     
  6. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I have a “ shit ton” of travel in the next month but would welcome the opportunity to meet up at TH- Charlton or…..Arsmby Abbey….haven’t been there in 2+ years and am craving their locavore charcuterie boards and hill farmstead on tap .
     
  7. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Okay, what follows is a reenactment of @Rub_This_BBQ's most recent box to re-arrange the wreckage of my porch.

    Said box had two food items, both from a local chocolatier called Hebert, which reminded me of both the NFL QB of that name and an obscure Seinfeld reference.
    Since the day of delivery, both of these items have been dispatched, but I display their carcasses now, like deer strapped to a truck hood:
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    Now, on to the beer:
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    Sadly, a price was paid for all this. This reenactment becomes a dramatic one at this point. Those with squeamish nature's may wish to stop reading now.

    I opened the box and it's associated packaging with the nearest tool at hand, a knife - one that, alas, proved more dull than I realized, and this was the result:
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    Fortunately, enough didn't immediately rush from the can that I was able to pour a portion of it into a glass and drink it at room temperature. I noted down some quick thoughts on paper and will post them soon. Let's just say I regret my ham-fisted cutlery violence.
    So, to recap:
    1xHebert White Chocolate Bar.
    1xHebert Chocolate Sampler Box
    1xJack's Abby Destination:Iceland (16oz)
    2xMystery beers (12oz each)
    1xWormtown Hopulence (16oz)
    1xFiddlehead Second Fiddle (16oz)
    1xRiver Styx Eros (16oz)
    1xAllagash Curieux (12oz)
    1xTree House Nascent (12oz)
    and, drumroll please...
    1xWestvleteren 12 (0.33L)
    @Rub_This_BBQ, your generosity is incredible. I'll be cracking open one of these goodies very, very, soon.
     
  8. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Murderer!
     
  9. woemad

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

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Btw, this is by no means an endorsement of this music.
     
  11. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Okay, hitting mystery beer #1 (or is it #2 - there's no label at all, is it the same beer in both? I'm so confused...)
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    Pours very dark in color, with a tight, tan head.

    Initially quite roasty in the nose. My first impression is that it's a brown ale. Will possibly change this opinion as it warms.

    A bit coffee-ish in the flavor, but not to the point where I think it's a coffee brew, seems more like roasted dark malt flavor. Warming up, it seems to get a little more complex, flavor wise, to where I'm wondering if it might be a fairly low abv stout or porter. Or maybe even a dark mild.

    Medium bodied. The initial pour had me thinking the carbonation was a bit low, but it seems fine now. Doesn't quite finish clean enough to have me thinking lager, but it's close. Schwarzbier, maybe? Nah, doesn't seem right.

    No idea what the beer is, but I'm gonna go with my first impression and say it's a brown ale. Or a stout. Or a porter. Or a dark mild (nah, pretty sure it's not that...)
     
  12. Roy_Hobbs

    Roy_Hobbs Meyvn (1,304) Jan 21, 2017 Connecticut
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    My weekends start to get crazy right about now, but I'm 100% up for TH or Armsby if my schedule allows.
    Holy crap. Lucky man.
     
  13. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Yes, definitely!
    I'm strategizing with this one. I'm gonna share it with a couple friends, ideally with a side-by side of St. Bernardus Abt 12.
     
  14. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    You need better knives.....

    https://agrussell.com/
     
  15. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Oh, BTW, USPS says random box is on schedule for Monday delivery......
     
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  16. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Funny you should mention that. USPS is also indicating a box originally scheduled to hit @Ozzylizard on Tuesday is already in western PA right now. My earlier box to him and both @Rub_This_BBQ's boxes to me have arrived ahead of schedule. I'm feeling like this is too good to be true, and am a little fearful for the box at this point.
     
  17. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    They move faster when all the beer is removed?
     
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  18. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,428) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Not sure if you are all reading over at NBW 93, but I think @Roguer mentioned he may be out of “big” beers.
    I had to read that 3 times!
     
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  19. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    It caught my attention, but did not compute for me, either
     
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  20. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,197) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Wait. Who did @2beerdogs say was a master? I probably trained him.
     
  21. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (3,241) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Dang, Corey. You gots to jump back in on one of these rounds.
     
  22. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Weekend report: 94 new beer reviews entered since Friday morning, @Beersnake1 and I leading the way with 12 each.

    Highest score:
    Lowest score:
    Highest rDev:
    Lowest rDev:
    Some histograms pertaining to the weekend...
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  23. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    I noticed @Rub_This_BBQ had an unusually high number of PNW beers recently, so I made this chart
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    Apparently I have not yet represented Washington quite well enough.

    What happened in January 2019, Bill? Did you participate in a BIF where your sender was in Oregon?
     
  24. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (5,107) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I've been hit again! @woemad just nailed me with another box via USPS - eight more new beers and a bunch of beer mats! Photos later! Thanks Fred!
     
  25. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,319) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Whoa whoa whoa! I said I'm out of new big beers! I've got plenty of high ABV beers in the cellar; just no real drive or occasion to drink them at the moment. :grinning:
     
  26. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    ftfy
     
  27. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,428) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    I fear it may already be too late to save what remains of your porch. People here have *very* itchy trigger fingers!
     
  28. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,997) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    I think everyone noticed the deflection there.

    He needs bombers and other large format beers.
     
  29. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,319) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    No, what I need are some volunteers to help me take down my 3L magnum Stone W00tstout from the Berlin project, and my 4 year (soon to be 5, if I complete a trade) Huna vertical. Then I'll have some room for more bombers and 750s. :wink:
     
  30. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,428) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Sounds like a task for the Midwest Beer Meet happening at or near the infamous @ovaltine abode. I strongly suspect there will be some very helpful people there. Just sayin'.
     
  31. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Hopefully none were harmed in transit.
     
  32. Rub_This_BBQ

    Rub_This_BBQ Defender (669) Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    LOL @snaotheus ... Those where back in my trading days when I was chasing whales and before I found the magic of BIFs.. where the beer just comes to you (so easy). I have not traded a while now
     
  33. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,206) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    From earlier today:

    Beer'd Brewing Co. x Sixpoint Brewery -- Stay Toasty
    Imperial stout brewed with almonds, toasted coconut, vanilla beans, lactose, and cocoa nibs
    ABV: 8.9%; pouring temperature: 45 °F; canning data: 11/29/21 STAY TOASTY MY FRIENDS
    Sourece: @Roguer (BIF #15)

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    4.01/5 rDev -3.1%
    look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

    Fine, opaque black body topped with a thick, spongy head; great lacing and sheets of foam inside the glass. Mild dark grain aroma with a touch of cocoa and vanilla on the nose. Rich malt flavor; mild chocolate and cocoa; vanilla sweetness; mild to moderate bitterness. Thick and silky mouthfeel; rich residual sugar presence.

    A very tasty imperial stout with some judicious adjuncts adding depth and complexity to the whole. Smooth and luscious, rich and satisfying.

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    ...loves me some rich, tasty imperial stout...
     
  34. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,206) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...and currently in the beer glass:

    Tree House Brewing Co. -- Green
    India pale ale
    ABV: 7.5%; Pouring temperature: 47 °F; canning data: DRINK SOME GREEN THIS ST. PATRICK'S DAY 03/14/22
    Source: @Roguer (BIF #15)

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    4.17/5 rDev -8.8%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

    Gorgeous pastel body; yellow-orange appearance; huge head, dense and creamy texture, rocky and white. Peach, pineapple and mango aroma; faint notes of oats and biscuit. Citrus-forward flavor with a sharp, phenol and alcohol bitterness; biscuit-like malt undertone. Heavy body; velvety; juiciness cut with a strong boozy dryness.

    If you like New England style India pale ales and sharp, spiky bitterness, this is the beer for you.

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    ...a fine little beer even if I don't see it as being world-class...it does have an awesome appearance....
     
  35. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Off to run some errands, including dropping a box off at USPS (and visit a couple breweries)
     
  36. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,319) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    I think there are even more of us near Tree House and Fox Farm. I think the Midwest should come to New England. :grinning:
     
  37. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Neutral territory: North Dakota!
     
  38. jonphisher

    jonphisher Poo-Bah (1,526) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Well shoot, that sounds like a pretty fun Monday, better than mine…although we did share one errand in common :slight_smile:
     
  39. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (4,553) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    NBS BIF #16: “The Magic of BIFs ….. Where the Beer just comes to You”

    I’d buy that t-shirt.
     
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  40. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (4,553) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    Sign me the f*ck up for THAT meet.

    And swing by Vermont maybe …..



    I’d crawl from Granger to Vermont. IJS.
     
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