Goose Island BCBS and it's Variants

tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 17,525
edited November 2018 in All Encompassing Trip
Hello all.

The other thread was around for three years before finally getting shut down.

So this is all about BCBS and the delicious variants that they spawn.

Please feel free to discuss the beer here.

Here is a link to the previous thread that got shut down.
https://community.pearljam.com/discussion/261998/2017-iso-goose-island-beer#latest

Below is a pic of me with a keg of 2018 BCBS which I won in a raffle at Croxleys in Farmingdale, NY.


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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,074
    Good call with the new thread.....here's my take from this year.  Minus 1 regular that I drank already.  I keep looking for more of the variants but most places don't have them and just end up buying more of the regular.



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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 17,525
    edited November 2018
    Good call with the new thread.....here's my take from this year.  Minus 1 regular that I drank already.  I keep looking for more of the variants but most places don't have them and just end up buying more of the regular.



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    You got the Prop!!!  Congrats!!!

    I heard a rumor that this years was not that good.  Can anyone confirm that?
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,114
    ^ I haven’t cracked my Prop yet but I’ve heard it’s good. Very chocolatey. I’d like to hear other’s perspectives as well. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,461
    I don’t have any clue about this beer, someone please explain. Why is it so coveted?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10 said:
    I don’t have any clue about this beer, someone please explain. Why is it so coveted?
    You like stouts?
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,461
    mcgruff10 said:
    I don’t have any clue about this beer, someone please explain. Why is it so coveted?
    You like stouts?
    Yes sir
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,074
    bbiggs said:
    ^ I haven’t cracked my Prop yet but I’ve heard it’s good. Very chocolatey. I’d like to hear other’s perspectives as well. 
    Haven't had it yet either but have also heard that it is very chocolately...like a dessert beer.
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  • mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    I don’t have any clue about this beer, someone please explain. Why is it so coveted?
    You like stouts?
    Yes sir
    OK, these are a little more POW.  It has a bourbon finish with different undertones.  It's like drinking wine.

    I let mine warm up a bit.  About 50 degrees or so and then it really opens up.

    If you can't find a bottle by you I'll send you one.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,114
    ^ I agree Chris. Take a sip when it’s cold. Take another when it starts to warm and the flavor intensifies/ changes in my opinion. Such good stuff. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,461
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    I don’t have any clue about this beer, someone please explain. Why is it so coveted?
    You like stouts?
    Yes sir
    OK, these are a little more POW.  It has a bourbon finish with different undertones.  It's like drinking wine.

    I let mine warm up a bit.  About 50 degrees or so and then it really opens up.

    If you can't find a bottle by you I'll send you one.
    I ve never had anything like that.  Interesting. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,114
    Some of the variants are truly amazing. Others are sought after just because they’re variants...kind of like posters. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,461
    bbiggs said:
    Some of the variants are truly amazing. Others are sought after just because they’re variants...kind of like posters. 
    How much are they a bottle?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,114
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    Some of the variants are truly amazing. Others are sought after just because they’re variants...kind of like posters. 
    How much are they a bottle?
    Average is $12-$14 for regular. $16-$26 for variants, depending on which variant. That’s retail. Secondary pricing (I would never pay) is a whole separate topic, especially for certain variants. It’s crazy. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,461
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    Some of the variants are truly amazing. Others are sought after just because they’re variants...kind of like posters. 
    How much are they a bottle?
    Average is $12-$14 for regular. $16-$26 for variants, depending on which variant. That’s retail. Secondary pricing (I would never pay) is a whole separate topic, especially for certain variants. It’s crazy. 
    Wow that s crazy expensive!  I hope it is worth it. I would hate to try something like that and have it disagree with my taste buds. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,114
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    Some of the variants are truly amazing. Others are sought after just because they’re variants...kind of like posters. 
    How much are they a bottle?
    Average is $12-$14 for regular. $16-$26 for variants, depending on which variant. That’s retail. Secondary pricing (I would never pay) is a whole separate topic, especially for certain variants. It’s crazy. 
    Wow that s crazy expensive!  I hope it is worth it. I would hate to try something like that and have it disagree with my taste buds. 
    Yeah man. There are a couple wild cards that could end up being duds to some. That would be an expensive dud. Lol. I think a lot of these craft beers have become overpriced in general. Maybe I’ll go back to drinking Miller Lite only soon. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,461
    @tempo_n_groove thank you kindly for the offer!!  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,110
    Managed to pick up 6 regular ones today, somehow a local spot still had 2 cases left.

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  • bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    Some of the variants are truly amazing. Others are sought after just because they’re variants...kind of like posters. 
    How much are they a bottle?
    Average is $12-$14 for regular. $16-$26 for variants, depending on which variant. That’s retail. Secondary pricing (I would never pay) is a whole separate topic, especially for certain variants. It’s crazy. 
    Wow that s crazy expensive!  I hope it is worth it. I would hate to try something like that and have it disagree with my taste buds. 
    Yeah man. There are a couple wild cards that could end up being duds to some. That would be an expensive dud. Lol. I think a lot of these craft beers have become overpriced in general. Maybe I’ll go back to drinking Miller Lite only soon. 
    No you won't, lol.  Stop it.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,993
    beer is good.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,114
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    Some of the variants are truly amazing. Others are sought after just because they’re variants...kind of like posters. 
    How much are they a bottle?
    Average is $12-$14 for regular. $16-$26 for variants, depending on which variant. That’s retail. Secondary pricing (I would never pay) is a whole separate topic, especially for certain variants. It’s crazy. 
    Wow that s crazy expensive!  I hope it is worth it. I would hate to try something like that and have it disagree with my taste buds. 
    Yeah man. There are a couple wild cards that could end up being duds to some. That would be an expensive dud. Lol. I think a lot of these craft beers have become overpriced in general. Maybe I’ll go back to drinking Miller Lite only soon. 
    No you won't, lol.  Stop it.
    You’re right, sir! I wish I could go back to Miller Lite though...or my wallet does at least. :lol:
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,993
    “personal attack” :lol:

    stop it, you ruffians!
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • This thread keeps getting trolled so watch your comments everyone. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,074
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    Some of the variants are truly amazing. Others are sought after just because they’re variants...kind of like posters. 
    How much are they a bottle?
    Average is $12-$14 for regular. $16-$26 for variants, depending on which variant. That’s retail. Secondary pricing (I would never pay) is a whole separate topic, especially for certain variants. It’s crazy. 
    Wow that s crazy expensive!  I hope it is worth it. I would hate to try something like that and have it disagree with my taste buds. 

    Yeah it's pretty wild but it is some really good stuff.  Goose Island was the first brewery back in the day to start aging stouts in bourbon barrels....it has become a real craze in the craft beer scene lately the past few years.  But I still think Goose is the best.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,952
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    Some of the variants are truly amazing. Others are sought after just because they’re variants...kind of like posters. 
    How much are they a bottle?
    Average is $12-$14 for regular. $16-$26 for variants, depending on which variant. That’s retail. Secondary pricing (I would never pay) is a whole separate topic, especially for certain variants. It’s crazy. 
    Wow that s crazy expensive!  I hope it is worth it. I would hate to try something like that and have it disagree with my taste buds. 
    I've only had the regular (never close/lucky enough to get a variant), but I really enjoy it.  And I'm not usually a stout drinker. A buddy of mine tried it though and he said it "tastes like the oil from a '67 Buick."  He's a mixed drink drinker though, not a beer guy.  But he likes scotch & bourbon so I figured maybe it was a beer he'd enjoy. Nope.  But if you like beer, and if you like bourbon, and if you like beer aged in bourbon barrels, I think you'll find it money well spent.  It's one of a few good things InBev hasn't bastardized from Goose Island.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,074
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    Some of the variants are truly amazing. Others are sought after just because they’re variants...kind of like posters. 
    How much are they a bottle?
    Average is $12-$14 for regular. $16-$26 for variants, depending on which variant. That’s retail. Secondary pricing (I would never pay) is a whole separate topic, especially for certain variants. It’s crazy. 
    Wow that s crazy expensive!  I hope it is worth it. I would hate to try something like that and have it disagree with my taste buds. 
    I've only had the regular (never close/lucky enough to get a variant), but I really enjoy it.  And I'm not usually a stout drinker. A buddy of mine tried it though and he said it "tastes like the oil from a '67 Buick."  He's a mixed drink drinker though, not a beer guy.  But he likes scotch & bourbon so I figured maybe it was a beer he'd enjoy. Nope.  But if you like beer, and if you like bourbon, and if you like beer aged in bourbon barrels, I think you'll find it money well spent.  It's one of a few good things InBev hasn't bastardized from Goose Island.

    Yep.  The only good thing to come out of Goose selling to AB is how much they've been able to expand the barrel aging program.  It seems to be getting easier every year to find the variants and plenty of the originals.  
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  • Anybody ever try the Sam Adams  Utopia?  I have one but haven't tried it yet.

    It costs $200 a bottle and is 27% proof I think?
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 31,567
    Anybody ever try the Sam Adams  Utopia?  I have one but haven't tried it yet.

    It costs $200 a bottle and is 27% proof I think?
    That’s a pricey beer!
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    Never had the Utopia.  I tried to get one a few years back when retail was about $120 but the only store in the area that had it had 2 of them and both sold before I could get there.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,114
    Look at this amazing concoction. Read the description of what it is. Wow!


  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,993
    This thread keeps getting trolled so watch your comments everyone. 

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