No Label Bourbon Vanilla Stout...

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Ford, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Just saw a mention of this on facebook.... what does anyone know about it?
     
  2. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (478) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Nope but I'll stay tuned.
     
  3. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Disciple (356) Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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    Living in Katy myself, I wish I liked their beer. Pale Horse was good at first but then it got boring. Not really enough flavor. Hopefully that will change.
     
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  4. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I'm not a fan of their beers either... I can drink Ridgeback but it's only average to me. I hate BlackWitO.

    The Jalapeno Ale was blech... but I'd like to try this one.
     
  5. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    I love their Mint IPA, it's damn good with Pho! Can't knock the Jalapeno Ale until you have it with BBQ, it surprisingly works very well. (Wouldn't have it on its own).

    Anyone going this Friday for the release?! I hope some of you guys make it out.
     
  6. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    Jalapeno Ale... Worst beer ever. I lie, 2nd to ghost face killah.
     
  7. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Tsk tsk tsk! Have it with BBQ damnit!
     
  8. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    When/where's the release?
     
  9. djd07

    djd07 Aspirant (201) Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    Try ghost scorpion.
     
  10. DonD

    DonD Aspirant (206) Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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  11. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I put this brewery and Perdernales in the "amateur brewer frinanced a bottling line" category.

    Also, their bottles have labels. So they're liars as well
     
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  12. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aspirant (247) Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    Wrong. Mama Mia ! It's Pizza Beer.
     
  13. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    I haven't had the mint IPA -- and I'm not much of an IPA drinker anyway -- but I hear good things about it. I've had the hefe and milk stout, both were fine. Not bad but not ones I would choose over most other options. I liked BlackWit-O even though I don't think it's much of a wit but rather an American wheat with midnight or chocolate wheat. If you don't like anise flavors, it's not for you.
     
  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I thought about scoring some of that when I saw it up in MI. lol
     
  15. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aspirant (247) Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    I have a thing for the "worst of the worst". I got a box today full of Loons, BCBS, and Pizza Beer. Guess which ones I am most excited for.
     
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  16. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I don't want to ruin my BBQ with their Jalapeno Ale.... I've had a few friends try the Mint IPA and very few liked it.. but I still want to try it...

    I'd certainly love to give this stout a try... as I love stouts and porters.
     
  17. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    wow, did you say "Mint IPA" or is that a joke?
     
  18. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    No, they do have a Mint IPA. That is actually the only beer I have enjoyed from No Label. I did like the black wit-o but revisited recently and wasn't too great. The Hefe isn't too bad either. But JalapeƱo ale... Blah. Dude I eat jalapeƱos with a meal a few times a week and Id hate to try that beer with my food. Its not a good beer imo, and this is coming from a Mexican that enjoys his spiciness. Maybe like HopAG said, might be good for a Pho broth but no way its an enjoyable beer.
     
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  19. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Hahaha I'm the only one on this damn forum with No Label love!

    It's not the best but I enjoy what they are trying to do there
     
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  20. fragilehearted

    fragilehearted Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 Texas

    I had a chai porter of theirs last year...obviously a bit different, but I did enjoy it. Wish I had access to more of their stuff, but only in Houston a couple of times a year.
     
  21. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    Well i ldefinitely dig weird stuff and i don't care if the brewery is popular or riding a hype wave or not. I fucking love the idea of a mint IPA and i'd really like to try one...from anybody.

    I don't suppose i can get No label in AZ.


    Well my in my spring trip to texas.
     
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  22. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    I think that's buffalo bayou.
     
  23. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    I enjoy me some pale horse.

    My trading partners are always excited to see pale horse, el hefe, and ridgeback.
     
  24. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Buff's collaboration with City Acre to be exact.
     
  25. fragilehearted

    fragilehearted Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 Texas

    Aw crap, you are totally right. Heh - guess I might have had one too many that evening & got confused.

    Edit: Oh, what I had by them was their milk stout. I remember it being pretty solid.
     
  26. djd07

    djd07 Aspirant (201) Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    Elda M. Wish this was around still.
     
  27. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I think Elda is a seasonal for them.....

    I don't hate No Label... I just don't really enjoy much that they make... but I'd love to try this porter... and hopefully love it!
     
  28. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Damn this Bourbon Vanilla Stout was pretty badass. It wasn't boozy at all, they did a great job with the way they paired the stout and bourbon flavors. Very thick and stouty but with that Bourbony flavor you grow to love.

    Would of given it an A+ if only the vanilla flavors were a bit more pronounced. That was my only concern, pretty solid. Would pick up again.
     
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  29. djd07

    djd07 Aspirant (201) Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    Where did you have this?
     
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  30. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (478) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    What he said!
     
  31. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Probably at the anniversary party.
     
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  32. DonD

    DonD Aspirant (206) Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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  33. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    I like all their flagship brews, with the exception of Black-wit-o. However, since it wasn't one of the original brews, I don't consider it a flagship. I do have to say though, I have never had any of their beer bottled. Local breweries should be enjoyed fresh from a local tap IMO. And Elda....just absolutely yummy.

    I think the past couple years of over-obsession with barreled and limited brews has killed local love for a just solid beer.
     
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  34. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Good points there LadyofMuchBeer.
     
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