I hit up Goose Island's Block Party on Saturday, and consumed the following:
Matilda
Green Line
2015 Bourbon County Stout Coffee
2013 Bourbon County Stout Templeton Rye
2014 Bourbon County Stout Proprietors
2014 Bourbon County Stout Vanilla Rye
Something else in their tap room at the end of the night that I can't remember

The Proprietors continues to be my favorite, and the Vanilla Rye continues to not be my style. I was pleasantly surprised at the Templeton - never had it before and it was terrific. The 2015 Coffee was apparently just kegged 3 days prior.
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
I hit up Goose Island's Block Party on Saturday, and consumed the following:
Matilda
Green Line
2015 Bourbon County Stout Coffee
2013 Bourbon County Stout Templeton Rye
2014 Bourbon County Stout Proprietors
2014 Bourbon County Stout Vanilla Rye
Something else in their tap room at the end of the night that I can't remember

The Proprietors continues to be my favorite, and the Vanilla Rye continues to not be my style. I was pleasantly surprised at the Templeton - never had it before and it was terrific. The 2015 Coffee was apparently just kegged 3 days prior.


Yum!
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Tried this year's Southern Tier Pumpking last night. Really loaded up with the pumpkin pie spices; too much so for my liking.


I tend to agree. Not a big Pumpking fan...a bit too candy corn for me.

I like pumpkin ales, but they have to be a bit more subtle.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Tried this year's Southern Tier Pumpking last night. Really loaded up with the pumpkin pie spices; too much so for my liking.


I tend to agree. Not a big Pumpking fan...a bit too candy corn for me.

I like pumpkin ales, but they have to be a bit more subtle.


Same here. I recommend Schlafly or Dogfish Head.
Opened an imperial stout on Monday and added fresh vanilla, then re-capped it. Opened it tonight, wow!
I've tried about 1/2 tsp of bourbon in IRS also with good results. Not enough bourbon to make it boozy but enough to completely change the flavor profile.
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
3x St. Bernardus Abt. 12

In one sitting? Can we expect some PWI? Smile


Ha. It was over hours of watching football, so no big deal. After so much wine over the 5 days of the wine festival, the beer was refreshing.

I also had a couple of Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val Dieu last night. They were nothing short of brilliant!
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
Straffe Hendrik - No additives required. Excellent beer! dance


Jealous. I tried finding some at my local shop on the way home from the pumpkin patch yesterday. No joy. They had a decent selection, most I didn't recognize, but you have me hooked on the Straffe. Damn good beer.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
3x St. Bernardus Abt. 12


I had a 750 of the St. Bernardus Abt 12 Oak Aged yesterday while watching some golf. The first glass was delicious, but I found the oak aging to eventually get in the way. I prefer the regular bottling.

Thanks for the info...I've got one of those bottles sitting around as well. It sounds like it is best split with someone.
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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
Straffe Hendrik - No additives required. Excellent beer! dance


Jealous. I tried finding some at my local shop on the way home from the pumpkin patch yesterday. No joy. They had a decent selection, most I didn't recognize, but you have me hooked on the Straffe. Damn good beer.


Happy to be of service my Good Sir! catvom
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
3x St. Bernardus Abt. 12


I had a 750 of the St. Bernardus Abt 12 Oak Aged yesterday while watching some golf. The first glass was delicious, but I found the oak aging to eventually get in the way. I prefer the regular bottling.


Never seen this version. Most of the time I enjoy their beer in draught.

Thanks for the note.
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Originally posted by indybob:
Not your Father's Root Beer
Took two sips and dumped the rest.


I have a friend who is crazy about this...even puts it in a mug with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Now, that I can see doing. This stuff is meant for dessert only.

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