British Columbia Old Cellar/Barrel Dweller released in BC!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by JonnyBeers, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (300) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Just grabbed 2 bottles of each in Vancouver. Love the red-wax top this year!

    Has anyone tried it yet? Planning to put away for awhile? I'll be saving mine for Christmas, but typically find Driftwood's boozier offerings better after a couple months down, anyone else?

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  2. peensteen

    peensteen Poo-Bah (1,818) Apr 3, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Big time ISO
     
  3. canucklehead

    canucklehead Poo-Bah (2,464) Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

    Seems that Mill Street Barley wine and Thors Hammer from Central City also dropped as well as Phillips BW.
     
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  4. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (300) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Yup. Grabbed the Mill St last week and Thors was also out today so I picked up 2 of them as well... Barley Wine overload!
     
  5. cmadd

    cmadd Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    Do you know just how limited the barreld and regular versions are?
     
  6. Rutager

    Rutager Poo-Bah (2,158) Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    My bottles went straight to the back of the cellar. Anxious to try the OBD so might crack one in the next few months, but if they're hot like Singularity or previous years of OCD, they could probably go for years and only get better.

    And finally, Thor's! I've been waiting for this to try with the BA version. That's going to be a stumbly night ;)
     
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  7. canucklehead

    canucklehead Poo-Bah (2,464) Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

  8. canucklehead

    canucklehead Poo-Bah (2,464) Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

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    Props to the forgotten barley wine that was way ahead of its time
     
  9. canucklehead

    canucklehead Poo-Bah (2,464) Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

    My 2010 cellar dweller is drinking great right now but the Phillips 2009 is over the hill .
     
  10. Rutager

    Rutager Poo-Bah (2,158) Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Crap, I better drink my 2010 Phillips then! I didn't intentionally age it, just haven't been anxious to throw it in the fridge for some reason. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  11. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    wooly bugger soon!
     
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  12. rudge75

    rudge75 Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2003 Manitoba (Canada)

    Last time I spoke with Bill, he still had cases of it at home! It was so much more refined than any of the Barleywines mentioned here.
     
  13. pudoo

    pudoo Aspirant (209) Oct 12, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)

    Yes the "Wooly Bugger" is very good ! o_O
     
  14. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,004) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Has the buyer's remorse settled in yet?
     
  15. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

  16. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    Picked up my Thors hammer last night! Mmmmmmm...
     
  17. rodrigueZflyingf0x

    rodrigueZflyingf0x Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    Picked up a bottle of the non-BA that I'm going to hold on to for a while. I had the 2011 fresh (not close to has hot as Singularity) and it was absolutely great. I don't know if I'll pick up a bottle of the barrel-aged as my fridge is already pretty stocked with BA stuff. Looking forward to cracking a Thor's hammer some time next year as well -- got one of the hand signed/numbered bottles from a few months back.

    So many barley wines coming out right now! I think I'll try the Phillips one fresh and not even consider picking up the Mill Street one.
     
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  18. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (300) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    hahaha, no, well sort of..... and I haven't even had it yet! lol. Most expensive by quite a bit out here, I'll admit I pretty much bought it for the bottle, but at $20 a pop (for only 500 ml) I assume it will at least compare to what we get out here, but at the same time I'm prepared for OCD (750ml) and Wooly (500?ml) to squash it (at almost half the price) for either similar or more beer!
     
  19. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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  20. Rutager

    Rutager Poo-Bah (2,158) Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    341ml last year, hopefully the same this year. :)
     
  21. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    Anyone had Trainwreck yet this year? A big step up from last year imo, I was actually quite impressed.
     
  22. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (300) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Had it last night at Alibi, thought it was pretty smooth and drinkable, buddy of mine said it was too hot.
     
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  23. cjbmcdon

    cjbmcdon Initiate (41) Dec 22, 2008 Nova Scotia (Canada)

    Like in the Trainwreck thread, I'm ISO both the OCD and BA OCD. East Coast goodies to trade?
     
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  24. markaberrant

    markaberrant Zealot (525) Jan 9, 2006 Saskatchewan (Canada)

    Tried Cellar Dweller and Barrel Dweller last Friday. Both are way too hot and muddled at this point. I'd put them away until next year at this time.

    Hoyne Gratitude Winter Warmer is drinking much nicer, but has nowhere near the flavour intensity or aging potential of the Dwellers.
     
  25. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    I heard through the grapevine that there's still some 2011 floating around a few spec shops... and discounted...
     
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  26. cmadd

    cmadd Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    Not to disagree, but I tried OCD last week and I found that letting my glass warm up and 'breathe' brought out nice complexities and reduced the hotness. Frankly, it was sort of brutal when I first poured it, but by the end was quite enjoyable. Maybe the fusel alcohols oxidize that quickly.
     
  27. markaberrant

    markaberrant Zealot (525) Jan 9, 2006 Saskatchewan (Canada)

    Sure it got better as it warmed, but it is still way too young and green at this point to be enjoyable imho. It's not garbage, but it is nowhere near what I want in a barleywine, maybe in a year or two.
     
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