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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by bifrost17, Nov 20, 2012.
not a fan here
Probably my favorite but I love barrel heavy beers.
Anybody have the liquid Blueberry Muffin from Black Raven (forgot the name). Very strange but I ended up really enjoying that one
Not to derail but I thought there were plenty of rare beers today that were in fact from WA! Good job local guys
My buddy had that and I took a few sips, really awesome beer, especially the nose, and the nitro made it that much better.
North Sound was my top as well, what a show stopper! Singularity, American Flanders and the Black Raven Blueberry Pale were top choices too.
I too was disappointed. Like drinking liquid licorice.
My favorite was Consecration. As a sour noob, I love thus beer. Also had the Cascade Blackcap Raspberry. Thought it was OK but didn't stand up to the Consecration IMHO.
Did you try Cuvee de Tomme? Honestly one of the greatest sours I've had, if you didn't try it you should go back and get some if it's still there.
That's funny. I chose Consecration over Cuvée de Tomme as my first beer. I'll head back after work. Thanks.
I'm starting to wonder if this is the same beer I tried at HUB over the summer listed as Army of Darkness 11.1%. The one at Bigwood is listed as Army of Darkness "brouwers 6th anniversary" 10.5%. Maybe they are different batches. Either way I went home from the pub with a growler and split it with a fellow BA and we both thought it was phenomenal.
I don't think it is. I remember having a HUB Army of Darkness at Fred Fest and it was listed as being aged in Elijah Craig barrels. I tend to really enjoy beers aged in EC barrels and that Army of Darkness was one of my favorites of the day at Fred Fest. I ordered one yesterday and it was not the same beer.
It wasn't the barrel treatment that turned me off but what I think was the base beer. I don't know if it was brewed with star anise, but I disliked it.
I'm convinced it's just not the same beer. That's too bad cause it was serious business.
As it turns out, you are correct, sir: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16353/69345.
Well done you sleuth you. Well this is too bad because I led you all astray. The real army of darkness is the shit and I hope you all get to enjoy it one day. Cheers
That's all right. This oversight only cost me $9.
Had Pannepeuch and My Blueberry Nightmare and liked them both.
Drinking liquid liquorice actually sounds good to me.
Yeah, I don't know about the base beer itself. I was just saying that it was definitely different from what I had in Portland at Fred Fest in May. And it was nowhere near as good.
I had the HUB Brouwer's 6th at The Burgundian during their Coffee Beer Fest. I really enjoyed it at that time and it was definitely different than the version at Big Wood. Seems like quite a few variations on that beer/those beers.
Consecration is my favorite of the four basic RR sours.
I had the Brouwers VI at Burgundian earlier in the year, and it was not barrel aged. Also I had not heard of Army of Darkness as part of the name until Bigwood, and that beer was definitely barrel aged. The two barrel variants theory seems reasonable.