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Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:41 pm

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PrintNoob87 wrote:Still an excellent BBA stout, but definitely behind 16, 18, and Black Gold. A touch thinner and a touch hotter than the others. We'll see how time helps it out, but I'd keep sitting if you have some.
I don't have any 16 to compare to, but my personal preference is 18>17>Black Gold. Black Gold is a little boozier and felt thinner to me than 18 for sure. It was definitely noticeable when drinking them side by side. I'm sure the finish on BG will smooth out with a bit more aging, but you can definitely tell that it was in the barrels for longer. 18 had almost a chocolate hint for me and seemed a bit creamier than I remember 17 being. At the end of the day you really can't go wrong with any of them.
For sure, they are all excellent beers. 18 was really fantastic straight out of the tap/bottle with zero aging. It's always been good, but they seem to really have hit a major groove overall with their barrel program. Gonna need to build another building to store barrels in pretty soon at the rate the brewery is filling up with them.
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:09 pm

PrintNoob87 wrote:
ImAMonster wrote:
PrintNoob87 wrote:Still an excellent BBA stout, but definitely behind 16, 18, and Black Gold. A touch thinner and a touch hotter than the others. We'll see how time helps it out, but I'd keep sitting if you have some.
I don't have any 16 to compare to, but my personal preference is 18>17>Black Gold. Black Gold is a little boozier and felt thinner to me than 18 for sure. It was definitely noticeable when drinking them side by side. I'm sure the finish on BG will smooth out with a bit more aging, but you can definitely tell that it was in the barrels for longer. 18 had almost a chocolate hint for me and seemed a bit creamier than I remember 17 being. At the end of the day you really can't go wrong with any of them.
For sure, they are all excellent beers. 18 was really fantastic straight out of the tap/bottle with zero aging. It's always been good, but they seem to really have hit a major groove overall with their barrel program. Gonna need to build another building to store barrels in pretty soon at the rate the brewery is filling up with them.
And another one for party capacity with the popularity of these releases...
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:34 pm

I liked black gold way more than 17.

Haven't tried 18 yet
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:21 pm

Damn, I wish I could get a couple bottles of this Eighteen... reading what all you guys are saying, plus a couple reviews online, it sounds glorious :drool:
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:34 pm

I'm also looking to trade for a bottle or 2 of 18

I've got plenty of 3 Floyds, 18th Street, Prairie, Bourbon County, lots of other BB Stouts and Sours.
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:31 pm

Anybody end up with tickets to the Firestone Walker Invitational in June? Managed to snag a couple for me and the gf - will be my first time but I've heard great things!
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:49 pm

Hoof Hearted is so hot right now! [insert Mugatu meme here]

Really bummed to have missed on the most recent ticket release...
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Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:44 am

Just scored an OG Vanilla BC. Can't wait to see how it compares to Vanilla Rye. :pint:
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:56 pm

Just grabbed 2 growlers of Cigar City Jai Alai at Coopers restaurant in Scranton Pa. $18each.
Couldn't believe it when I saw it on tap. Now my holy IPA Trinity is full and I can compare Heady, Pliny and Jai Alai. :drool: :pint:
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:27 pm

mnachmia3113 wrote:Just scored an OG Vanilla BC. Can't wait to see how it compares to Vanilla Rye. :pint:

I'm jealous. Happen to live near IL? 8)
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:21 pm

carljwiii wrote: Heady, Pliny and Jai Alai. :drool: :pint:
No need to compare, you already have them listed properly.

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Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:24 pm

guryter wrote:
carljwiii wrote: Heady, Pliny and Jai Alai.
No need to compare, you already have them listed properly.
I agree.
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:25 pm

guryter wrote:
carljwiii wrote: Heady, Pliny and Jai Alai. :drool: :pint:
No need to compare, you already have them listed properly.

:pint:
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mnachmia3113 wrote:Just scored an OG Vanilla BC. Can't wait to see how it compares to Vanilla Rye. :pint:
OG Vanilla>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vanilla Rye
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:01 pm

I heard good things about this. Anyone tried it fresh? Trying to decide if I should go back and get a couple more so I can try one tomorrow and age the rest.

I do have to go back to get a Tweak anyway though.
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