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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    What did you think of the BA Blackout? I found that to be one kick ass beer.
     
  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    It was amazing. I am a big fan of regular Blackout, so I was very excited to try the BA version. Lived up to my expectations for sure.
     
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  3. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Devotee (480) May 6, 2010 Minnesota
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    Darkness Day 2012, this is after "flushing" the truck from the night before
     
  4. M1A2

    M1A2 Initiate (191) Jan 15, 2012 Ohio
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    That was about my thoughts on it. Glad you got to try it!
     
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  5. udubdawg

    udubdawg Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2006 Kansas

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    Friend's tasting.
    another 50-60 "special" beers in the fridge, and some homebrew served by a few of us.

    cheers--
    --Michael
     
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  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Sorry, that isn't a tasting, that counts as a beer festival.
     
  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Holy shit.
     
  8. BayAreaBeers

    BayAreaBeers Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 California

    Here is the Founders tasting my wife and I held last night. It took us a while to accumulate all these. It was well worth it.

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  9. TallPaul07

    TallPaul07 Initiate (193) Sep 4, 2010 Indiana
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    This upland lineup looks awesome! Makes my mouth water. What was the favorite? ...edit: sorry, just noticed comment about Sour Reserve being highlight. Looking forward to cracking mine.
     
  10. blatantdream

    blatantdream Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2003 New York

    Was invited to a very cool tasting with local beer industry people (distributors, craft beer bar owners/bartenders, brewers). Great people and such a fun night!
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    We opened:
    3 Floyds Dark Lord '12
    AleSmith Decadence '08
    AleSmith Speedway Stout
    Avery Samael's Oak-Aged Ale '06
    Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout
    Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout '99
    Cascade Sang Noir '11
    Chris & Annie's Bliss Brew '10
    Deschutes Abyss '11
    Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout '06
    DuPont Monk's Stout
    Grass Roots Viola Sofia
    Goose Island Bourbon County Stout '10, '11
    Goose Island Night Stalker '10
    Great Divide Oak-Aged Yeti '12, '00x
    Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout '12
    Hill Farmstead Fear & Trembling (French Oak Cabernet Barrel)
    Hoppin Frog B.O.R.I.S. Batch 100
    Lost Abbey Judgment Day '10
    Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout '12
    Lagunitas Brown Shugga
    Nectar Ales Black Xantus '09, '11
    Port Older Viscosity
    Schlafly Reserve Oak-aged Barleywine '09
    Smuttynose Imperial Stout '06
    Stillwater Artisanal Folklore - The Tale of Van Winkle
    Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
    Stone Double Bastard '09
    Stone Russian Imperial Stout '07, '09, '10', '11
    Stone Belgo Anise '11
    The Perfect Crime Smoking Gun
    Trinity Brain of the Turtle Petite Cerise
     
  11. Gentleman

    Gentleman Initiate (75) Jun 6, 2012 California
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    I have the solution for you: you could be like, "Hey all come to my Moby Dick Tasting, NO HOMO". "No homo" instantly fixes any unwanted misconception!... Your welcome!.....Ohh and if anyone goes to a moby dick tasting and you don't see any rare beers... get the hell out of there!
     
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  12. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Defender (646) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Needless to say the Dreadnaught was the winner. But when it comes to tasting...there really aren't any losers are there?

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  13. lemongelo

    lemongelo Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2008 North Carolina

    I can never remember how to post pictures. I tried uploading to shutterfly and copying the URL and no good. Someone remind me.
     
  14. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Small Deschutes tasting with my brother and I 11/3
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  15. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Aspirant (268) Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    Sunday beer tasting with DenverBeerDrinker and sir-knifes-alot. Thanks for coming over. Let's do it again next month.
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    E, Anna, This one goes to 11, Jimmy, Unibroue 17 Grande Reserve, 2008 Pannepot, Terrapin Moo-Hoo, Robert the Bruce, Everett, Black Xantus, 2008 Expedition Stout.
     
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  16. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    impromptu Hurricane Sandy tasting from this weekend at my only friend's place with power back home by the beach:

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    there's a couple things not pictured but the golden blend and tart of darkness were my favorites.
     
  17. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Just you and your wife drank all that?
     
  18. BayAreaBeers

    BayAreaBeers Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 California

    Hahaha, no. I had a few friends over.


    Oh gaud no! The humanity!!
     
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  19. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (321) Mar 13, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    San Diego Beer Week Bottle Share at Blind Lady Ale House.

    Highlights:
    Isabelle Proximus
    DDG
    Tons of Cantillon
    BBA Batch 1 from the Bruery, and lots more

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  20. SchuStar

    SchuStar Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois
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  21. DougOLis

    DougOLis Initiate (185) Aug 15, 2008 California

    I wish I would have bought more of BBA Levud's at the time. I loved that beer.
     
  22. Corbet

    Corbet Initiate (164) Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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  23. SchuStar

    SchuStar Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois
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    The group I was with voted in this order: 07, 10, 06, 08, 11, 12, with 09 tasting oxidized. We didn't have any sludge in the older bottles either (which I heard has happened). My order was: 07, 08, 10, 06, 11, 12, 09. And we did have an apple flavored '12
     
  24. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

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    Been slacking so I thought I would play catch up with a few tastings a small group of us have had throughout the year.
     
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  25. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Whales, bro
     
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  26. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Zealot (586) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
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    nothing compared to alot of these but a nice tasting just the same -

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  27. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    Started off slow with some homebrews and then a few others.
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    Finished off with a nice little Vert last night. 2008 to 2012 Stone Russian Imperial Stout.
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  28. ales4baldo

    ales4baldo Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2011 California

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    Drank these delicious bastards over a 3 day stint in Vegas.
     
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  29. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    Just a average Saturday night with my Brother in-law and myself...

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    Cheers!
     
  30. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,213) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Barley Wine/ Strong Ale night last night at the Doom Saloon
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  31. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    How was that Outer Banks Sour Ale?
     
  32. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Zealot (586) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    It was solid , I would drink it again if available..
     
  33. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 Alabama

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    Just a small sitting..
     
  34. scud

    scud Aspirant (200) Sep 22, 2010 Indiana
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  35. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    What'd you think of blue lady? The one I tried smelled awful and tasted like a muted version of the smell.
     
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  36. Tieman

    Tieman Initiate (162) Oct 16, 2007 California

    Good times this weekend.
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  37. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Most of the batch 1 Blue Lady bottles were horrible. There were some that weren't. The one at this tasting was very cheesy and bad.

    I have heard that the second batch is out and much better.
     
  38. channels321

    channels321 Initiate (124) Apr 16, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Myself and Duff247
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