TB Blind BIF 2018 : Hints, Hauls, Reviews, BS, etc...

Discussion in 'Beer-It-Forward' started by flexabull, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. MrVonzipper

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    Ps. If you had someone to open you goddamn beers like you said you did, you wouldn’t be having so many big, heavy and dark beers in a row! o_O
     
  2. flexabull

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    Modoc County. From where we will be camped we will be able to look into Nevada and Oregon.

    I usually go to Trinity County for backpacking because it's closer.
     
  3. flexabull

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    I was in CO, back in Far NorCal now though. This area I'm going to in NE CA looks like Colorado though.
     
  4. nathanmiller

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    She's back tonight. But late tonight. So probably will drink those this weekend before she again travels for work next week... :(
     
  5. MrVonzipper

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    Well at least she’ll get a good dose of cow farts while she’s around this weekend.
     
  6. quirk6

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    Target, there's beer on your porch.
     
  7. sjstraub

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  8. quirk6

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    Uh, nope, not you boo.
     
  9. sjstraub

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    I know. Hadn't posted in a while and I get excited when people get beer.
     
  10. pushkinwow

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    So was in Lubec Maine last night...

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    Apparently easternmost point in the US has terrible cell signal and can't manage wifi. Backlog forthcoming...

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  11. pushkinwow

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    Beer #9 from capnmike.

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    Bomber that pours dark cola with a giant brown head that apparently fades as quickly as a porn star without a fluffer.

    First whiff is roasted malts with a slight nuttiness, some shaved bakers chocolate, mild espresso and bitterness - my go to aroma for a porter of some sort. There is a bit more intensity here with treacle, a bit of booze, maybe a bit of oak but it doesn't seemed barrel aged so confused about that...maybe oak spirals? It doesn't seem strong enough to be BA but "bigger" then usual porter - maybe imperial porter?

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    Well I got the porter part right - not quite sure what a blend between porter and other various BA beers is...finished the bottle while sitting by the ocean with the tide coming in so was pretty good experience. Plus the kids were asleep!

    Also excited to try this brewery - had heard of their IPAs but never any of their darker stuff - thanks mike!
     
  12. pushkinwow

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    Beer #10 from capnmike.

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    Pours a dark mahogany with a dark cream fizzy head that mostly disappears. After the first whiff I realized it may have been a mistake to open this one up so late last night - sour flanders red with vinegar added was first impression. Has potential...but sours are always a sipper for me and I gotta sleep at some point. As it warms up there are some cherries and oak, more balsamic the white vinegar, and a bit more depth - carbonation is mild with a full body that gently strips the enamel off the teeth. Goose Island made one of these a while ago but this doesn't seem too old. Destihl makes one too but it goes in cans...so no clue on brewery.

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    Well that was unexpected...have had this before but nice to revisit. Similar impressions as before enjoyable but hard to finish this entire bottle alone.
     
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  13. pushkinwow

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    Back to real time...Beer #11 from capnmike.

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    Large bottle, pours a dirty pee with a fluffy thin head that mostly disappears. Fairly tart, upfront vinegar with lemon curd, epson salt, mild carbonation and moderate body. First sip and it seems like an AWA...this incredible acidic...reminds me of some Upland sours from back in the day that were almost vinegar like. Thinking this could be the killshot but maybe just another interesting beer? Tried to look up breweries in Chicagoland (since most beer seem to be from here) that are doing this kind of beer but there seem to be a lot. After this warms up it starts to strip the enamel off teeth fairly quickly - for me that is just a no go dental hygiene wise :).

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    Miller did a Wild Ale collab? Holy shit that is interesting - even more so that this is somewhat highly regarded. Not my kind of sour though...always have preferred Drie Font to Cantillon :)
     
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  14. elkhunter36

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    Pics coming later

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  15. elkhunter36

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    So after reading this clue:

    I eliminated quirk6 as my sender because I live in Glendale which is only one word so it couldn't possibly be named after two characters from the Walking Dead.

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  16. capnmike

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    Done with blind beers, but doing my penance...this actually is better than Haterade!

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    Definitely on the lemon-lime candy spectrum though.
     
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  17. pushkinwow

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    "actually better:...

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  18. elkhunter36

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    Here she is ain't she purty

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    11 beautiful blind beers, some coasters, some awesome hot sauce x 2, and some jerky!! I was shocked to see I got jerky from you. ;)

    Anything we need to drink soon?
     
  19. quirk6

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    Nah, and no particular order. Nor is there anything that needs to be opened by a helper, thought I do prefer it that way. Enjoy, hopefully. I don't particularly know what's what at this point either.
     
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  20. ckowalski

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    Blind beer #1 from Gretlawn (labeled #4)

    When I was taking the tape off the cap I pulled too much and saw a little of the design so I know this is a Jackie o's beer :(

    Pours a rich black with a thin, disappearing head. First whif not getting much, thinking I poured this too cold so I let it warm up a bit. As it warms, starting to get lots of spice notes, thinking predominately cinammon. Taste is a little vanilla, almond and a lot of overpowering spice. As I continue to drink, the spice is becoming more and more prevalent and overwhelming the other flavors.

    I feel confident I've had this beer before, but I can't remember exactly which one it was and I don't want to google it. I can't get Spirit Beast out of my head, so going with that as my guess.

    Reveal: Jackie O's Oro Negro with walnuts and spices.


    Got the nuts and the spice, whiffed on the beer.
     
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