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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by raynmoon, Feb 13, 2013.
Mine: Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout.
So far? Cherry Adam FtW is atop my list.
I don't care to check my actual ratings, which are little to none, but Bourbon County Rare is at the very top of my list.
Just shared a 2010 regular Bourbon County with my roommate and I can safely report that this beer would come in at #2. It's absolutely incredible still, even after having consumed the better part of a case since I bought it fresh.
Two Hearted Ale and Bourbon County pretty much cover the entire range for me.
I could live with just those 2.
Top ranked is Double Bastard, reviewed when I was fairly new to site, but honestly deserves a super high ranking, just a great and somewhat taken for granted beer.
Next is CCB Imperial Sweet Stout Cognac, it is to sweet stouts what Michael Jordan was to guards.
Best beer I ever tasted, though, is Alpine Great. Mmmmm mmmmmm good.
That beer is mind-blowing and I always make sure to ask for one when I trade. It's a beer that would be dangerous if it was readily available here in Texas (which it may be in October of this year! Ack!)
In the winter: BCBS
In the summer: Heady Topper
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout is definitely my number 1 rated beer. I had the opportunity to grab more than 1 and I didn't. To this day I'm livid at missing that opportunity.
Just got my 2013 installment of Troegg's Nugget Nectar. Wishing it wasn't a seasonal brew. Smells almost as good as it tastes.
Summer: Heady Topper and Anti-hero
Fall: Southern Tier Pumking
Winter: FBS and Ballast Point Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Porter
Spring: Whatever is left in the fridge/basement
sorry, this probably should have gone in a different post. #1 overall is HT.
HF Abner. Prefer it to HT.
Apple-Brandy Hunahpu. Pure sex in a glass.
Bourbon Barreled 4th Dimentia. Every time I open one I am sure it can't possibly be as great as I remember. It's excellent every single time though.
Reviewed: it's a three way tie between Abrasive, Pliny the Elder, and Moon Man (4.48).
Rated: two way tie between Huma-Lupa-Licious and Union Jack (4.5).
I guess I like IPAs...
King Henry (4.85) for me. A close second is Kern River Citra (4.83).
My favorite all-arround/go-to is Jacks Abbey Hoponious
Special occasions (i.e. Friday night) I'd go with others.
LaCumbre Elevated IPA (4.75)
Close seconds: Racer X, Sculpin, Deviant Dales
Right now I would have to say Olde Hickory's Event Horizon.
Same here, although BBBW is real close
Founders Breakfast Stout at 4.78, closely followed by Heady Topper at 4.65. The FBS I rated in August of 2011, might be time to re-review.
It's a toss up between Pliny, Alpine Nelson and Kern Just Outstanding
For stouts, FW Parabola all the way
Zombie Dust and Founder's Imperial Stout are tops for me.
I have a hard time discerning between 3 BA Stouts that I had on tap at various events the past year. But those three were by far the top 3 beer drinking experiences ever:
For all my love of DIPAS, porters, and stouts, to me it's what beer should taste like.
My highest REVIEWED rating? I have only one perfect score... Maine Beer Company "Mo".
Abner is very close at 4.9
I have a handful of perfect 5's when it comes "Had's"
Black Raspberry Lambic
BCBS...although BCBCS and ZD aren't far behind.
If I had to drink one beer everyday it would be Big Bad Baptist
Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord
Spring: Sixpoint Resin
Summer: Ballast Point Sculpin
Fall: Shipyard Pugsley Smashed Pumpkin Ale
Winter: Oskar Blues TenFidy
I can't properly rate beers because I have a terrible sense of smell.
However, I drank a LUCKY BASTARD (or Lukcy Basartd) last night and it was phenomenal!
Kloster Andechs (Andechser) Doppelbock Dunkel.
'Tis the only beer I've ever had where I swear it's the best beer on the planet after the first sip, the last sip, and again after another mug or two.
Beatification and Jacobins are too close too call.
Central Waters Fifteen : 4.81
King Henry : 4.8
Mine is Peche Mortel, granted that was quite some time ago, but the intial experience of that brew remains unforgetable. I had a similar experience about a month ago with my first Zombie Dust, but it wasn't the oh my goodness this is the best beer I've ever had, more like wow why haven't I been drinking this beer every day with my lunch. I've got a Bourbon Barrel Batch 9000 and a Westy in the fridge (thanks Mike!), and I expect them to be some of the best brews I've had. I'll check back then.
Brandy Vanilla Dark Lord and PTE are tied for 1st with 4.85. I'm okay with this.
09' BA solar eclipse. Had this on tap at winter solstice and this blew my mind.