Avery Brewing - Uncle Jacob’s Stout, batch #5 (Feb 2016)
Avery Brewing - Uncle Jacob’s Stout, batch #6 (Feb 2017)
Goose Island - Bourbon County Barrel Stout (2017)

Haven’t had the Avery stouts before, and was pleasantly surprised. The 2016 was a monster - over 17%! - but it hid it well, and showed as a very lively and expressive beer. The 2017 was almost as good, and I was surprised how flat and bland the bcbs tasted in comparison!

From the few bba beers that I’ve aged so far, the change seems to be very different from wine, as it seems that what tastes like acidity increases?
La Fabrique, Salamagone, Amber Ale
Siboire, Calvaire, English Pale Ale
Siboire, Inspiration, IPA
Siboire, Quaker (Oatmeal) Stout
St. Ambroise, IPA
Le Cheval Blanc, Blanche
Prophets & Nomads by Collective Arts Brewing, a gose with coriander and Himalayan sea salt. Different, but good. Would make a nice summer sipper if you like weird beers.
La Chasse-Pinte, White Stout

Interesting. Wheat beer with cocoa and coffee notes. Tasted blind it might fool me.
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Founder's Breakfast Stout
Lagunitas Brown Shugga'


FBS is an awesome quaff!

For sure...I may have to grab a few more 4 packs.
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Shared by Side Project Base Weight Robust Porter
2017 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout


Max, what did you think of the BCS?

There seems to be a lot of it available in my neck of the woods. I got one bottle last year. This year, I see it all over the place with no bottle limit.
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Originally posted by max:
Shared by Side Project Base Weight Robust Porter
2017 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout


Max, what did you think of the BCS?

There seems to be a lot of it available in my neck of the woods. I got one bottle last year. This year, I see it all over the place with no bottle limit.
I'm starting to find my tastes shift a bit away from the heavy, full bodied, thick stouts that seem to be on the extreme sweet boozy side. If you prefer this style, you are in for a treat. The 2017 seemed to be more out of balance; on the boozy side, than the 2015 or 2016. My wife took a sip and said, "This taste like Molasses". I will admit that I do like a bit of coffee in my stouts, but overall, I'm starting to prefer the more traditional, leaner style of stout making. I guess this is why I've been on a Porter kick of late.
7th Settlement, 1623 Almighty Brown
True West, Ruckus IPA
True West, Brown Bess
Mast Landing, Gunner's Daughter Milk Stout
Knee Deep, Simtra Triple IPA Eek (11.3% ABV & 131 IBU)
2001 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot barley wine

effing amazing. Thanks to my brother who hordes this stuff. Tomorrow, we'll be drinking a 2001-2005 vertical.

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