Tentative tap list for Big Wood

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by bifrost17, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    not a fan here
     
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  2. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    Probably my favorite but I love barrel heavy beers.
     
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  3. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    Anybody have the liquid Blueberry Muffin from Black Raven (forgot the name). Very strange but I ended up really enjoying that one
     
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  4. Mages64

    Mages64 Sep 7, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Not to derail but I thought there were plenty of rare beers today that were in fact from WA! Good job local guys:)
     
  5. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    My buddy had that and I took a few sips, really awesome beer, especially the nose, and the nitro made it that much better.
     
  6. Lazerlobe

    Lazerlobe Mar 1, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    North Sound was my top as well, what a show stopper! Singularity, American Flanders and the Black Raven Blueberry Pale were top choices too.
     
  7. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    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.
     
  8. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    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.
     
  9. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    That's funny. I chose Consecration over Cuvée de Tomme as my first beer. I'll head back after work. Thanks.
     
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  10. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    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.
     
  11. ithinkimasofa

    ithinkimasofa Dec 24, 2006 Washington

    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.
     
  12. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    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.
     
  13. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    I'm convinced it's just not the same beer. That's too bad cause it was serious business.
     
  14. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

  15. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    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
     
  16. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    That's all right. This oversight only cost me $9.
     
  17. slinkie

    slinkie Mar 4, 2011 Washington

    Had Pannepeuch and My Blueberry Nightmare and liked them both.

    Drinking liquid liquorice actually sounds good to me.
     
  18. ithinkimasofa

    ithinkimasofa Dec 24, 2006 Washington

    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.
     
  19. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Sep 11, 2011 Washington
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    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.
     
  20. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    Consecration is my favorite of the four basic RR sours.
     
  21. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp May 13, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    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.
     
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