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Old 11-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #251
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I shipped out 9 boxes this morning, waiting on Shuznuts to chime in for his.



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Old 11-30-2012, 09:13 PM   #252
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1) Caramel Quadrupel (biochemedic)
2) Spiced Cherry Dubbel (Pint_destroyer)
3) DOA
4) Juniper Rye Bock (dgez) <----- arrived w/ bonus! thanks dgez! can't wait!
5) Fruitcake Old Ale (SavoryChef) <---------arrived in perfect shape and looking good!
6) Saffron Tripel (Piratwolf)
7) Christmas Gruit (Shuznuts)
8) Honey Ginger IPA (RedBeard1)
9) Crabapple Lambicky Ale (Clanchief)
10) Gingerbread Ale (sfrisby)
11) Spiced Bourbon Stout (Draygon)
12) Abbey Weizen (jtakacs)

mine are shipping monday - spending this weekend packaging... and draygon, i'm shipping to you too - no need for return fire, happy chrismakwanzika!

by the way, my bottles are nude - savory's bottles showed up and my business partner just said "you've been out-geeked" (total compliment - looks awesome!)



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Old 12-01-2012, 01:35 AM   #253
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Damn, SavoryChef! Well played!

I'll be shipping out on Monday, too. Plan is to send everyone tracking #s Mon evening so you know it's comin' !

Cheers!

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:16 AM   #254
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All boxed up, and will be hitting UPS on the way out to work tomorrow!

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I see Shuznuts hasn't been on HBT since August and Dgez since September. Has anyone had any IM's from them?
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I'm in! Picking up packaging materials today. I plan on shipping tomorrow
If you guys haven't shipped them, you should just meet up for a beer and swap!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:51 PM   #256
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Just dropped everything off at the UPS store. Everyone check their PMs for tracking numbers. They said they will actually ship out on monday 12-3. ETA is 12-5 for east coast, 12-7 for west coast. I have marked mine with a capital "J" on the cap.

Did everyone put some sort of identification on their bottles? If so, biochemedic can you edit the first post to reflect the identifications?

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #257
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I put labels on mine.

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SavoryChef...got your bottles today, perfect condition...really like the labels, nicely done.

For those that will be shipping to me when you get mine all it has on it is a gold top with a "I" on it. Sorry I didnt do fancy labels as Savory did

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Old 12-01-2012, 09:11 PM   #259
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Hope you all enjoy. It has been 10 years since I bottled so I thought labels would be cool.

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i couldn't really wait so i cracked open savory's fruitcake old ale...

i'm no beer judge, but i will do my best to explain this beer, which is difficult to do considering there's a lot going on in the tulip glass i'm drinking out of (sorry - probably should be a tulip, but i happen to dig "my" glass for every beer i want to pay attention to)

appearance: almost pitch black, but definitely deep brown and clear - just about as dark as you can get an old ale imo - looks inviting. head pours to about 3/8" and quickly dies down. keep in mind that i didn't have this in the fridge for long - just a few hours (but i got two more to go! woohoo!) so i think it'll be "prettier" with more time chilled and brought up to temp - this thing needs to be drank well above fridge temp imo. i'm not drinking this at it's optimum, solely because i'm impatient so keep that in mind.

technical: limited lacing, limited head viability, fantastically complex aroma, over the top complex taste, limited hop influence, and PERFECTLY balanced... very little yeast influence, but i'm guessing that's due to the fruit and grist.

taste? wow... where do i start? here's where; did you ever take a sip of beer you really wanted to try and then immediately go for another sip before you had a chance to know if you wanted another? this is that beer - the fruit adds PERFECTLY to the quality of this beer - it hits the back/sides of your palate and demands more. it also demands your attention.

aroma is of the best sours i've ever had (it's not a sour obviously) but imo the fruit has given the best of the fruit to compliment the grist and effort.

this beer is a shining example of what an old fruitcake ale should be... and admittedly i've never had one, but they will all be compared to savory's effort here.

savory: thank you very much - i am totally digging on this and while i was committed to saving a bottle of everyone's beer until next year, i'm not sure that'll be possible with this bad boy - a brewer friend and i are going to sample every beer through this effort and learn from it - i'll have to go back on this thread and check if you posted the recipe/process, cuz this is a beer to strive for... fantastic beer and i really appreciate it... you got your sh** down.

thank you, it's appreciated.



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