Northdown in Chicago "Lions, Tigers & Beers, Oh My!" - 3 Floyds, Surly, Mikkeller

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by hopdragon, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    If it's still there dontcounttoday, hold me a glass. i'm out at four!
     
  2. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Robert the Bruce is solid but honestly nothing special. Everyone at table agreed more or less
     
  3. Kwaz

    Kwaz Mar 31, 2012 Illinois
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    BA Robert the Bruce is pretty interesting. Would never have picked out the base beer from the BA version. A little over-carbonated, but the oaky/vanilla notes from the barrel are really nice.
     
  4. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    You're right, would never guess this was Robert. It's very sweet. Actually it tastes exactly like Barrel Aged Moloko that I just had for he first time a few weeks ago.
     
  5. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Like I said. Good but not amazing or must have
     
  6. moefriedman

    moefriedman Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    I loved the Bruce and yes, would have never pegged it as the base beer
     
  7. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Agreed, and exactly the same thing I said about BA Moloko. I swear they are identical (BA Robert and BA Moloko)
     
  8. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    They just took it off tap. I won't be here at 4 but they have 1 pitcher of it remaining. Don't think anyone has ordered it since I was here; I'm sitting right at the taps. Good luck dude, honestly it disappointed me. I am loving 5 though
     
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  9. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    damn. mixed reviews on it. still wouldn't mind trying it. should be done real soon.
     
  10. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    5 was solid but nothing amazing. By any means. I felt that and the hells black were overpriced
     
  11. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Unfortunately I only had time for a few beers. Five, BA Robert and Beer Geek. Five was my favorite, though not amazing, still good. I've had Hells Black and would have passed just to try new beers, but it was off tap when I arrived anyway. What did you enjoy most?
     
  12. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Robert the Bruce (reviewed on notes): 92
    Hells black (reviewed on notes): 90
    Surly (just a taste): Maybe 86/87 if I had to peg it. 3.75 quick rate

    Wouldn't pay $8 for a 8 oz pour of any again though
     
  13. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    new face here but i'll be popping in shortly. i'll have a 'brew ha hey ho shirt'.
     
  14. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Let us knowing anything "off menu" taps
     
  15. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    Nothing off menu. Pretty much strict to menu and timing. Just got to goose island wrigley for bcs tapped and hour ago.
     
  16. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Likelihood that it will still be on tap in an hour?
     
  17. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    Waitress said there was a line in the bar at 630 but they left. We got here at 8 and I've seen 4 other people with pours. Not packed. She said it was a 5 gallon keg. Pretty likely it's here in an hour.
     
  18. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    Finishing the second half of my pour. Should be done by ten. No ones ordering it.
     
  19. mishuggah

    mishuggah Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
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    You got a flight, though, right????
     
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  20. mishuggah

    mishuggah Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
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    o_O
     
  21. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    i got a pour of BCS. i was going to meet other folks i know. they never made it due to weak sauce. so i ordered a flight of BCS. due to that reason those weaksauces FINALLY showed up, for ONE pour. i got 2 in. then i crawled home. :(
     
  22. mishuggah

    mishuggah Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
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    U mad?
     
  23. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    i aint mad making 110k + OT
     
  24. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Did anything not on menu appear?
     
  25. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    I saw people checking into Baller Stout on untappd. I don't believe that was on the menu, but I could have missed it.
     
  26. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    I heard dark lord too but guess the person won that?
     
  27. yepbye2

    yepbye2 Feb 23, 2011 Illinois
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    Baller Stout was on the marker board menu under limited bottle pours.
     
  28. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    I just meant what they released online beforehand. Didn't get to make it to the event unfortunately.
     
  29. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    I was there at 1050 right before they technically opened...didn't see Baller advertised anywhere I and asked about off menu specialties beers but was told it was all on the menu. Hmm
     
  30. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Someone from FFF could have brought some along without the Northdown folks knowing beforehand.
     
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  31. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Oh I'm not mad or whatever. I've had Baller before. Just unexpected
     
  32. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    When I arrived at 2ish, the beer menu did have a few bottles listed, including the Baller Stout, under the 10pm beers. They specifically said bottle pours above them
     
  33. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    From my photo yesterday:
    @saBEERmetrics: @chicitybrian Northdown tap list http://t.co/UaXGynii
     
  34. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Wish I took a picture, there were 2 more beers on that list when I got there. One was Baller, forget the other.
     
  35. thetomG

    thetomG Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    Yes they definitely had Baller and one or two other bottle pour options written on the bottom the the big board near the entrance. Can't remember what the others were... I want to say BooGoop and maybe one other...
     
  36. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    5 more minutes until they post winning raffle numbers, per fb.
     
  37. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    Raffle Winners:

    Grand prizes:

    3 Floyds Dark Lord Flight: Paul R #349286
    Surly Brewing Company Tour: Jay & Carrie #349183
    Surly Rare Beer: Travis Binns #349125
    Signed Taps & Display: Kristina #349330
    8 Bottle Bourbon Set from West Lakeview Liquors:
    Sam S #349225


    Raffle Winners:

    Tattoos:

    Revolution Tattoo & Gallery: 836071/836353/836636
    Harlan at Pioneer Tattoo: 836705
    Doyleomite: 836237/836258/836049
    Insight Studios: 836334/836517/836443/836460/
    836654/
    836653/836362/836338/836096/
    836137/836340/
    836551/836706/836716/836259


    Raffle Winners - Booze:

    Shirt Gift Sets: 836616/836678/836507/836161/
    836459/836456/
    836371/836160/836502
    Vintage Beer Sign: 836752/836449
    Ommegang Gift Pack: 836463
    3 Floyds Gift Pack: 836326/836088/836214
    Surly Poster/3F Sour: 836330
    Imp Stout Collection: 836727
    Rare Strong Ales: 836036
     
  38. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    My friend won the rare strong ales! (damn his ticket)

    Which beers does that mean he won?
     
  39. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Awww I had 836085-87 lol. Shoulda been more generous and donated more money :p
     
  40. MasterSki

    MasterSki Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    I was one ticket away for the tattoo. :(
     
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