Easily my latest night of drinking since my wedding and potentially since college
That's the best non adjunct BA stout I've ever had. Also the best BA stout period I've ever had. Sneaks past SR71. It's so thick and rich but balanced. Enough bitter roast to blend with fudge and bourbon. Picks up so many nuances from the barrel. Glad I was lucky enough to snag a bottle. It was a long drive to St Louis and back but it beats trying to get one on the trade market or secondary. Plus when you have your own bottle you can just open it up for Wrestlemania instead of rearranging your schedule whenever your drinking buddies want to open theirs.
This was the right move IMO, at least if batch 1 is any indication. Had it fresh right after the release in early Dec 17, then again in Feb 18, and was definitely one of of the best BA stouts I've had both times. Then had it at a share I posted earlier in this thread in Dec 18, a bit more than a year after release. It was still very good, but not quite as much of a standout as previously.Batch 2. The most recent one. Picked it up Thanksgiving Sunday. I didn't want to wait too long to try it. I had too long of a drive home in not so great weather to open a bottle on-site that day. It lived up to all the hype last night.