Posts Tagged ‘ Barrel Aged Speedway ’

It’s getting colder out? Good, time to drink stronger beer.

Went to a little party my friend was having to celebrate….something…. Fall? Cold weather? Really not sure, but anyways, that’s beside the point.

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Ale Apothecary Sahalie: It’s good, but I’m not sold on most Ale Apothecary beers. There are beers I enjoy more for half the price.

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Hangar 24 Slow Roll: Really surprised at how good this was! I don’t tend to expect much from barrel aged belgian style beers, but Hangar 24 is a great brewery, so I should have known better. Really great caramel notes with a syrupy mouthfeel.

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Hill Farmstead Anna: Yeah, it’s good, but still my least favorite HF beer. Too much brett.

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Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout: This beer means serious business, I forgot how delicious it was! Probably the best stout I’ve had since I had Proprietors a while back.

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Hangar 24 Hammerhead: Too young, but has potential.

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Big Bottleshare

Went to my first bottleshare at Tin Bucket! It was arranged by some people on BeerAdvocate and I was lucky enough to be able to attend. Cool people, great beer, in a great spot. Couldn’t be more pleased.

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Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway: Delicious as always! Crazy to think that I’ve had this beer a ton of times but never actually owned a bottle…A-/A

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Logsdon Peche ‘n Brett: This is the brand new batch, and while good…..it wasn’t as good as Fantasia. I’m really happy to try it, and quite happy that I only have one bottle. Front loading my purchases on Fantasia was a good idea. B+

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Bruery Mother Funker: Sour as hell, but more palatable than before! B

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Cascade Bottleworks XIV: Great beer, and doesn’t taste exactly the same as all the other Cascades! A

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Cigar City Lacto Guava Grove: I brought this one, and really had no idea if it was going to be any good, so I was a little nervous. Turns out it’s quite good! I with the weather was nice out because this beer would be a good lemonade substitute. B+/A-

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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek: I love this beer as much as there are vowels in its name. Great kriek. A/A+

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Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze: I’ve had this a bunch lately….ain’t a bad thing. A

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DARKNESS

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Bo & Luke: Great label, pretty good beer.

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I brought this one, and it sucked. Boo. C-

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Funkwerks King: Really good initial sip, but got boring after a little bit.

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Upright Blend Love: One of Upright’s best offerings. I could drink this forever. A/A+

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Central Waters 16: Delicious, like candy soaked in bourbon. A/A+

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Oh man, we’re screwed.

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Kuhnhenn 4th Dementia and BA 4th Dementia: Love these beers. A/A+

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Russian River Consecration B3: Best bottle of Consecration that I’ve had…maybe bigger bottles is better? A

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Jester King Aurelian Lure: Great apricot sour, only West Ashely and Fou Foune are better for the style. A/A+

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Goose Island King Henry: I’ve had this bottle forever, and now it’s dead. On the bright side, this bottle was delicious and much better than the last couple of bottles I have tried at tastings. KH is honestly one of the best barleywines ever made. A+

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Prairie and Pirate Bomb!: I enjoyed Prairie Bomb! more, the vanilla was just so good. A

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Drank bottles got drank.

Birthday Tasting #1

One of my friends celebrated his birthday with a bottle share. Well, things may have gotten out of hand…

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Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus: Not a bad sour, and a good way to start off. B

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Cascade Blueberry: This is the second batch that was just recently released. It’s not nearly as sour as the last batch, with more fresh blueberry and grass flavors. It’s super drinkable, but not quite as good as the live cask version that I had a couple weeks ago. Still significantly better than that old bottles though. A

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Cascade Sang Royal: This is the original batch, and it is super sour. Super, duper sour! The fruit is all gone, while every distinctive cascade sour beer flavor is brought to the forefront. This beer shouldn’t be aged any longer. B

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Surly Darkness 2008: This beer is good. Oxidized flavor with some soy sauce, but not in a bad way. It helped balance out the sweetness of the beer. A-

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Upright Port/Whiskey Barrel Six: This beer smelled fantastic! It had great flavors up front, but lacked on the finish. It was a little too thin on the back end. While good, I think Upright needs to do this barrel treatment with a beer that’s maltier than Six. A-

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Three Floyds Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord: Wow this beer is sweet! The barrel really starts to come through when it warms up, and it is really quite tasty. However, the amount of effort spent to track this bottle down is not worth the reward. A

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Upright Barrel Aged Seven Batch 1: This beer is freaking amazing. One of the best beers of the night for sure! So much better than the later batches, but I’m not sure if that is a result of the age difference between the beers. Nice and tart, with some floral notes, and backed up by brett funk. It’s a masterpiece! A+

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Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway 2007: Never saw this one coming! This beer is really nice, but there was some sourness in the beer that I wasn’t expecting. Not sure if it was due to oxidation. A-

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Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway 2012: This beer is fantastic! Way better than the 2007. The bourbon, oak, chocolate, and vanilla is all nicely done and none of the flavors overwhelm the others. I need to trade for some of this. A

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Samuel Adams Triple Bock 1994: This beer is freaking weird…it’s also 18 years old (giggity giggity). C

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Hill Farmstead Damon: One of the best beers of the night as well. The front end of the taste is rather lacking, but I don’t know if it’s because of the beer itself or because I have palatte fatigue at this point. On the other hand, the finish on this beer was probably the best of the night, the dose of barrel at the end is truly amazing. A

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Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Grand Reserve: This beer is quite tasty, and I was starting to get drunk. B+

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Not for pregnant women.

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Too much beer. Can’t taste anything!

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And another one

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Hill Farmstead Abner: What a refreshing change! I want all the hops!!!!!!!!! This beer was extremely well executed, with huge citrus presence without being overly bitter. A

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Upright Fantasia Reserve: This beer pooped on Captain Lawrence Flaming Fury.

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Best beers of the night! Bourbon County Rare and Bourbon County Vanilla! A+ for both beers

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Cantillon St. Lamvinus: One of my favorite sours. It’s sooo good, but we probably shouldn’t have opened it, I was smashed. A

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DeStruise Special Kay: This beer should not have been opened at all. Look at the chaos!

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22% ABV is stupid. This beer ended me.