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

  1. stakem

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    Thanks to BA's: Kegatron, Clockworkorange, foofaa, Deuane, Eagles22, Orangesol, TheCPJ and SamuelJackson45 for making this past Saturday interesting.
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    The main focus of the gathering/tasting was for the Abyss vert. Special thanks to Kegatron for bringing 07 and 08 and to ClockworkOrange for surprising us all with the coveted '06.

    Things not pictured here:
    Growler of Dark Knight Returns
    Schultheiss Berliner Weisse
    Portsmouth Berliner Weisse

    Bottles from left to right since the pic isnt the best:
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    bells batch 7000
    st ambroise barrel aged extra stout
    06 mephistopheles
    03 xxx warlock
    boulevard imp stout
    jester king gotlandsdricka
    odell bourbon stout
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    '10 sweetwater happy ending
    eclipse craigh 12 and 18 year
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    evolution menagerie 5
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    grassroots sankt hans
    raspberry tart
    bolt cutter
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    4 hands berliner
    red poppy
    06 expedition
     
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    Black Friday tasting with Northernbrews, Alampear, Sarro, Tjohn2401, Romulux, Wintbs379 and Dudeabide.
     
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    well i'm not posting mine after seeing these.
     
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    Sadly unavailable in cans or bottles, otherwise, yeah.
     
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    "Shelf Queens"...best!
     
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    Opened some nice bottles this weekend with friends. Highlights were Black Butte 23, Victory at Sea, and Dissident. Lowlights were Chez Monieux and White Oak. Overall a great tasting though.
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    Swamp ape... God I hated that stuff.
     
  9. ffejherb

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    Sick! Wish I could have been there!
     
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  10. stakem

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    next time my friend!
     
  11. BreakingBad

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    day before thanksgiving tasting:
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    Then winner by far and away was bourbon county cherry!
     
  12. cfrances33

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    This a week ago or so... with bstyle

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    My first Fou'Foune and woah! They were all exceptional.
     
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  13. AutumnBeerLove

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    07-'12 [​IMG]
    Went from '12 to '07. Got better as it went on.
     
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    spigett!!!!
     
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    12 others (from different breweries) preceded this photo. Pretty decent night... :)
     
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    with 2 non BAs and OSUBeerStudent
     
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    Couldn't really do it in good conscience after spending 2-3 times my regular budget this month with all the releases that happened in Oregon.
     
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    Last night's lineup:
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  21. PoopChute69

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    ISO: a seat at that tasting
    FT: a bottle opener
     
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  22. DarthKostrizer

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    Where's the Big John?
     
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  23. ehammond1

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    VaTechHopHead hadn't brought it yet. It arrived shortly thereafter.
     
  24. eyeenjoybeer

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    Any notes on favorites/disappointments?
     
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  25. ehammond1

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    BCBS:
    The standout BCBS vintages were 09, 11, and 12, in no particular order. I personally really loved the fresh 2012. The 05 and 06 were fairly oxidized and simply tasted dulled and old. The 07 was strangely smoky. Some people really enjoyed it.
    Variants:
    The Bramble was sweeter and less drinkable than I remembered.
    The Vanilla was the hottest, booziest bottle of the evening. Still quite tasty.
    Rare was as good as ever, though I think some of the regular BCBS bottles (2009, in particular) are nearly as good.
    The Coffee variations were the standouts for most in attendance. The incredibly powerful, high quality blast of coffee aroma from the 2012 is simply exceptional, while the 2011 has an incredible balance between coffee/chocolate/bourbon/roast. The 2010 was delicious but isn't improving. I personally prefer these fresher.
    Cherry Rye is quite a departure, in the direction of Bramble, but done incredibly well. It tastes like what would happen if regular BCBS and grandma's cherry pie had a love child. Everyone really enjoyed it.
    All in all, a very fun evening with wonderful people. Also, fried chicken and waffles for dinner. :)
     
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    Grand Rapids, MI - 11/15/12
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  27. NoSignsOfPain

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    The bottle of '09 we opened at Church together is still my favorite vintage; and to think I gave it to you because I didn't like -bal stouts :rolleyes:
     
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    Oops? lulz.
    That was a terrific bottle. Nathan actually mentioned it the other night as one of his favorite beers/vintages of all-time. Wonderful little share that evening at Churchill's. :)
     
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    Also we learned, no need to age.

    '12 was up high on the list as well
     
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  30. cfrances33

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    Last night with bstyle and DrinkinViking

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    How was the Oak Bretta? I've got one I've been giving some elevator eyes.
     
  32. cfrances33

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    Outstanding. Just behind Juicy as the best of the night in my opinion.
     
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    (Mostly) Stout tasting with Psychotia, Cardern, Jawneyt. For future reference don’t open the BB DL first, it was hard for any other stout to follow that one.

    Java Head, PtE, Blind Pig, Vampire Slayer 11 & 12, Victory @ Sea Coffee Vanilla, Bourbon Dark Lord 12, Black Ops, FBS 11, Town Hall Coconut Milk Stout, Damnation, NG R&D Sour Ale, Kujo Stout, Darkness, FBS (draft) 11.
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    Last nights tasting [​IMG]
     
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    Went to a Whale Slaying yesterday. Big thanks to speedwayjim, capra12, grumpyoldtroll,
    jbuddle, afksports for a great day/night of beer. the only thing better than the beer
    we drank was the company.

    Full lineup:
    Surly - Coffee Bender (not pictured)
    De Molen - Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A. (not pictured)
    Captain Lawrence - Cuvee De Castleton [batch 5]
    Flossmoor Station - BA Hi Fi [batch 1]
    Cantillon - Blabaer [2009]
    Cantillon - Blabaer [2010]
    Cantillon - Blabaer [2011]
    Cantillon - Blabaer [2012]
    Block 15 - Figgy Pudding [growler]
    Cantillon - Don Quijote
    Drie Fonteinen - Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)
    Drie Fonteinen - Oude Geuze 1999
    Drie Fonteinen - Millennium Geuze 2000
    Block 15 - Super Nebula
    Goose Island - Bourbon County Rare Stout
    Drie Fonteinen - 1959 Geuze
    Cantillon - Brabantiae
    Hill Farmstead - Mimosa
    Hill Farmstead - Juicy
    Anheuser-Busch - Bud Light Platinum
    Fifty Fifty - Iced Eclipse
    Bruery - Black Tuesday [2009]
    Cantillon - Gueuze [1996]
    Sam Adams - Utopias (10th Anniversary) [2012]
    Sam Adams - Utopias [2003]

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    Glad my bud light platinum made it in there behind the iced eclipse!
     
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    Picture quality isn't great, but opened up a couple nice beers with a friend last night.

    From left to right
    2010 Ivan
    Beatification B5
    Ghoulship
    Bolt Cutter
     
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    Here's our Barleywine Tasting from yesterday...

    All of the Brews...
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    The Barleywines...
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    J.W. Lee's 2002
    J.W. Lee's 1997
    Before the Dawn
    Hammerhead
    King Henry
    Arctic Devil 2011
    Lunker
    Our Finest Regards
    Abacus 2011
    The Perfect Storm
    Twisted Jim
    Cockeyed Cooper (Not Shown)

    The Palate Cleansers...
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    Mucho Aloha IPA
    Backwoods Bastard
    Bitches Brew 2012
    Moloko
    The Abyss 2012
    Cascade Noyoux
    Hunahpu's 2011
    Barrel Aged Smoked Porter
    Cascade Kriek
    Jubel 2010
    Syx
    Hop-15 Ale
    Ace of Spades
    Positive Contact
    Growler of Adam

    Good People, Good Times...

    Cheers!
     
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