Newbie BIF Hints & Hauls

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by LehighAce06, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Eziel

    Eziel Savant (989) Jan 31, 2013 Ohio
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    day 4b smells like a sour with pitted fruit, maybe peaches?!
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    the reveal proves it was refermented with Lulo, which I’ve learned is a member of the nightshade family similar to eggplants and tomatoes! Cool. Cheers @winehead247
     
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  2. MTKATL

    MTKATL Meyvn (1,071) Jun 9, 2015 Georgia
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    Day 4 brings another Bottle Logic!
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    As soon as I pour it I get intense raspberry and chocolate notes with really nice barrel. Paired with a chocolate honey marshmallow bar. I’ve had JTR and this is not the same beer. Reminds me of PCC but with raspberry instead of blueberry.
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    Space Jam! The coconut was very subtle but did present itself as it warmed. Thanks for another great pairing, @BartS!
     
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  3. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Crusader (749) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    Day 4 750ml green bottle plain gold cap. Wild/farmhouse ale with some slight funk and cherry. @jschott75 is giving me a break from the big stouts today (and tomorrow based on the bottle). Slightly sour, with cherry, slight funk and nice carbonation. I am sure I have had this before but am enjoying it again.[​IMG]
     
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  4. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Crusader (749) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    The reveal. Turns out I have had this but never ticked it. When I popped the cap and smelled it I grabbed my Red Pig Brewery Teku. Red Pig gets some limmit distribution wilds and lambics and in fact has this one on there current bottle list. Funk Factory Cherry Meerts. Great beer and no way to know I have had it. Enjoyed revisiting and now I will rate it. Thanks @jschott75 [​IMG]
     
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  5. BartS

    BartS Aspirant (263) Nov 15, 2012 California
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    Day 4 from @Joenap419 was a milk stout with an excellent mouthfeel and an intriguing flavor complexity I couldn't quite attribute:
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    Tree House We're Made of the Same Stardust chocolate and banana imperial milk stout! The banana Laffy Taffy was a huge clue I missed, each day the candy pairing has been phenomenally well matched to the beer flavors, down to the fruit type:
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    Thank you @Joenap419, you are a master curator of quality flavors on this blind tasting adventure!
     
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  6. timmy2b

    timmy2b Champion (874) Jan 24, 2007 New York
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    Thanks @Dicers for this wonderful BA Cinnamon (but not too much) Stout! Guessed the brewery was Weldworks, but not the beer itself.
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  7. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Crusader (749) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    Day 5, obviously The Lost Abbey from the cage and cork so I thought I had a second day respite from big stouts. Wrong! Big stout with dark chocolate, a little bit of bitterness in the middle and a touch of peppery heat at the end. Paired with dark chocolate with raspberries. No idea what this is but it is very good and the candy pairing is perfect. Thanks @jschott75 [​IMG]
     
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  8. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,745) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Day 4 - Paired with Sugarfina Chocolate bar with Champagne gummy bears

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    Sharp nose, american wild ale with most likely cherry or maybe a blend of cherry and stone fruit. Pretty good overall. Guessing either Creature Comforts or Resident Culture.

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    Creature Comforts - Hickory Diamond. Strawberries didn't even cross my mind, makes sense now that I'm reading it. Good beer overall and a nice change of pace, another good choice from @MTKATL
     
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  9. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Crusader (749) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    The reveal, Patron Sinners and Saints club Sinner's Blend 2020! Thanks for the opportunity to have this @jschott75 750ml of 13.7 ABV on a Friday afternoon [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  10. jschott75

    jschott75 Savant (934) May 19, 2012 Illinois
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    It wasn't my idea to start drinking during the workday. :rofl:
     
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  11. jschott75

    jschott75 Savant (934) May 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Day 4 from @dprice
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    Another big stout. Thick but not as think as day 3.
    This one is very enjoyable and easy drinking.
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    Boston from Aslin. Another top notch stout from Richmond.
    DeShawn sending top some of the best from the VA area.
    Thank you sir.
     
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  12. jonbonfondle

    jonbonfondle Disciple (366) Nov 1, 2014 Minnesota
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    Day 5 is super thick, rich chocolate followed by vanilla and barrel. No idea what this is but it’s damn good.

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    I had wanted to try this but never pulled the trigger. Very sweet and heavy but tasty. Thanks @Elkevjoe !

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  13. corm44

    corm44 Aspirant (228) Aug 28, 2014 New York
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  14. timmy2b

    timmy2b Champion (874) Jan 24, 2007 New York
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    Would have guessed some sort of BCBS, but the bottle size had me confused.
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    Reveal showed me this is the oldest BCBS and first Coffee I have ever had. Coffee was subtle, cocoa was nice and it was very smooth. Not overly boozy. The Barleywine also from 2013 was a nice compliment as well, smooth, slightly boozy with some caramel as it warmed.
    Thanks @Dicers for another delicious day. (Candy was great and will be tasty again tomorrow morning!)
     
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  15. jschott75

    jschott75 Savant (934) May 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Day 5 from @dprice
    A corked bottle from Dogfish Head. I had no idea they did that.
    Dark sour but I really didn't have a guess on what was in it.
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    Shadow & Substance
    Changing it up on me today.
    Thanks DeShawn
     
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  16. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Crusader (749) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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  17. Eziel

    Eziel Savant (989) Jan 31, 2013 Ohio
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    Day 5 poured thick as motor oil with a huge vanilla nose. Lots of barrel too. NO Idea on the brewery but based on the bottle shape I figured a Scofflaw or Orpheaus?
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    reveal was a beer I’ve never heard of but was glad to enjoy! Really tasty, best so far! Cheers @winehead247
     
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  18. BartS

    BartS Aspirant (263) Nov 15, 2012 California
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    Day 5A from @Joenap419 is a peanut butter delight, a great stout by any measure. My Tree House experience is rather limited and Joe researched what I ticked, so again I won't chance a guest here:
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    Tree House Hold on to Sunshine, an excellent beer and so well paired with Reese's, nice work:
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    Day 5B is much more roasty, with dark chocolate flavors:
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    Tree House Miles To Go Before I Sleep, also a PB stout, but interestingly nowhere near the same flavor level as Hold On To Sunshine.
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    Awesome like up again @Joenap419 and continuously excellent candy pairing job, many thanks for this experience!
     
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  19. HeartofMiami

    HeartofMiami Champion (815) Sep 20, 2014 Florida
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    It was a great 6 days thanks to @timmy2b
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    Tree House Vanilla Bean Truth
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    Tree House Brighter Than Starlight...the Kit Kat’s were probably for 6A:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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    Days 1-5...
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    Day 6

    Thanks Tim!
     
  20. jonbonfondle

    jonbonfondle Disciple (366) Nov 1, 2014 Minnesota
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    Day 6. A bit of chocolate and barrel, maybe a little nutty.

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    Thanks @Elkevjoe! This was a great six days.

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  21. jschott75

    jschott75 Savant (934) May 19, 2012 Illinois
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    @dprice sent me a few slushies to finish out the 6 days.
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    They were both really good, but the NeverRecover was a whole new level. Great way to finish out the week. Thanks DeShawn
     
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  22. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Crusader (749) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    Day 6 from @jschott75 22oz bomber of thick stout with plain black cap and some Hershey's milk chocolate with almonds nuggets. Chocolate, bourbon barrel, roasty dark malts and some sweetness of vanilla or marshmallow. Nice thick on the verge of chewy mouth feel. This is great but I have no idea what it is.[​IMG]
     
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  23. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Crusader (749) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    Day 6 reveal. Great beer, oak and char from barrel and booze opened up as it warmed. Didn't even know that this was a thing until I saw one here yesterday. Excellent collaboration. After enjoying this immensely I went to watch ND not quite beat up Louisville[​IMG] but a W is a W. Great Saturday thanks @jschott75 [​IMG]
     
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  24. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Crusader (749) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    6 Days are done. Great selection of Great beers. Thanks @jschott75 ![​IMG]
     
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  25. corm44

    corm44 Aspirant (228) Aug 28, 2014 New York
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    Day 6 from @Sturgeon83. Another BA stout with nice hints of vanilla, chocolate, and coconut. Very smooth.

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    Reveal:

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    German chocolate dark charge from Braxton Brewing. New brewery tick for me. This was great!

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    Thanks for a great 6 days @Sturgeon83!
     
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  26. MTKATL

    MTKATL Meyvn (1,071) Jun 9, 2015 Georgia
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    Day 5 from @BartS
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    paired with sour jelly beans. This was a fantastic barrel aged saison. I got stone fruit and wine notes.
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    SARA Normalcy with nectarine, guava, and Chardonnay lees. I enjoys this one over a couple days as it was just too good.
    Day 6 brought:
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    another Bottle Logic! This was a vanilla bourbon bomb. Paired beautifully with See’s milk chocolate. This had to be FO!
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    This years was fantastic. A great slow sipper!
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    This was a fantastic 6 days of Cali beer! Thanks, @BartS!!
     
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  27. jschott75

    jschott75 Savant (934) May 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Halloween kill shot from @dprice
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    Great variety and everything was really enjoyable.
    Thanks again for everything DeShawn
     
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  28. Burrass

    Burrass Initiate (106) Mar 3, 2015 Virginia
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    @jonbonfondle sent the Halloween BIF goodies to RVA! It was a great variety of different styles from the Midwest. Thanks for an awesome week!
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    Kill shot of blinded beers
     
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  29. BartS

    BartS Aspirant (263) Nov 15, 2012 California
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    Day 6 from @Joenap419 is an elegant non-adjunct TH stout with tasty and lingering barrel:
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    Tree House Spacetime Continuum with portion of it aged 18 months, and the complexity shows. Great beer to end this Halloween round:
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    And it's a wrap:
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    Thanks for taking me on this Tree House journey that started so innocuously with a 450 Slushy, haha. Also, your candy pairings were very nicely organized. This was all utterly enjoyable @Joenap419, many thanks!
     
  30. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,745) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Day 6 - Sugarfina Chocolate Covered Kona Beans

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    Dark black pour, a lot of ethanol on the nose. First sip is not very good, lots of off flavor in hard alcohol. As it warms you can get some of the adjuncts underneath. The core of the beer should be very good, but this bottle is unfortunately off

    Reveal:

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    Creature Comforts - Concurrence no. 6

    This beer is to a T something I would love. Just unfortunately has some off flavors on it. Overall what a great fucking week from @MTKATL

    Family Shot:

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    I was blown away by the generosity of @MTKATL this week was amazing. Very lucky to have him as my sender. Another good round run by @azuelke
     
  31. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Devotee (488) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    thanks @hardysf fun week of new ticks
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  32. dlewbowski

    dlewbowski Initiate (81) Nov 5, 2010 Ohio
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    Kill shot with candy pairings. Here's to a GREAT first BIF...and many more! Thanks, @SexualChocolate !
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  33. Eziel

    Eziel Savant (989) Jan 31, 2013 Ohio
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  34. Eziel

    Eziel Savant (989) Jan 31, 2013 Ohio
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    Day 6 came a day late for me and smelled like a glass of funky funky raspberries?
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    The reveal made sense, long time want and very tasty!
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    The family shot from @winehead247 , lots of fun trying some new beers buddy!
     
  35. Elkevjoe

    Elkevjoe Initiate (97) Jan 4, 2015 Ohio
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  36. timmy2b

    timmy2b Champion (874) Jan 24, 2007 New York
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    Great week of beers and he #chugs from @Dicers A large amount of Wish List items, A raspberry sour which I enjoyed a lot and a few extras (not pictured) I still need to get to. Cheers!
     
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  37. SWChi

    SWChi Defender (694) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois
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    Thanks for a great 6 days @corm44 in my first BIF!


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    A few of the extras ...

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  38. winehead247

    winehead247 Initiate (144) May 25, 2016 Georgia
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    Late on posting the tasty beers courtesy of @beermanben sent for the Halloween round. What a great box with delicious extras (some were not saved unfortunately). Enjoyed a couple Untitled Art Stouts, a super tasty treat with R&D from New Glarus, fresh Side Project saison, CW Anniversary 22, and finished with my favorite beer of the week (if I had to choose) Fremont 11th Anniversary Stout aged in Heaven Hill barrels.
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    Thanks for a killer week enjoying all new ticks and my first Freemont beer! You nailed the styles and mixed it up well. Still working on the massive amount of candy included, which was my wife's favorite part :smile:
     
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  39. SexualChocolate

    SexualChocolate Initiate (130) Jul 31, 2015 North Carolina
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    #22359 SexualChocolate, Oct 22, 2020 at 4:08 PM
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2020 at 4:16 PM
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  40. JBowenGeorgia

    JBowenGeorgia Crusader (745) Sep 1, 2016 Georgia
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    Thanks @max13 for an excellent 6+ days! Great assortment of styles that were all right up my alley, not a bad beer in the bunch!
     
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