Tonight! Lost Abbey and Goose Island - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Tonight! Lost Abbey and Goose Island

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-29-2008, 03:09 AM   #1
carnevoodoo
Recipes 
 
May 2007
San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,276
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts



Tonight, among other things (I think I'm in for a homebrew-heavy evening) I will be drinking a Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi from 2007 and a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout from this year. I will be cellaring the other 3 bottles of the GI beer, and I have another bottle of the LA beer for next year.

LA:
Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey - BeerAdvocate

GI:
Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island - BeerAdvocate

I also have a can of Ten Fidy that will meet its maker tonight. I wish I had brought home the Nogne-O beers I got this week, but those will have to wait for another night.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 08:12 AM   #2
gwood
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
gwood's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 573
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Where did you pick up the Goose Island? Local or was it a trade?


__________________
The troubles of our proud and angry dust
Are from eternity, and shall not fail.
Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
A. E. Housman


Follow me on Twitter @SoCalBeer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
carnevoodoo
Recipes 
 
May 2007
San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,276
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts


The Goose Island was local, actually. It seems to be in our market, although I am sure its distribution is limited, as it is 20 dollars a four pack.

I got it at a store called Windmill Farms.

Man, what a beer though. I split a 12 ounce bottle and sipped it for 30 minutes. Amazing vanilla, bourbon, oak, no head retention whatsoever (but that's not a surprise with a 13% beer!)

The Lost Abbey was not very good. They're hit and miss on their regular releases.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 04:50 PM   #4
jvh261
 
jvh261's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Lyons, Illinois
Posts: 417
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Nice. We just started getting Port and Lost Abbey in Chicago. I have a few Port bombers in the pantry, but haven't gotten to them yet. Haven't picked up any Lost Abbey yet. Hopefully the Bourbon County is better this year. I found the ones I tried last year to be pretty harsh. Overpowering whiskey up front.

RFTC rules!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
carnevoodoo
Recipes 
 
May 2007
San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,276
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by jvh261 View Post
Nice. We just started getting Port and Lost Abbey in Chicago. I have a few Port bombers in the pantry, but haven't gotten to them yet. Haven't picked up any Lost Abbey yet. Hopefully the Bourbon County is better this year. I found the ones I tried last year to be pretty harsh. Overpowering whiskey up front.

RFTC rules!
I actually like the Port beer a LOT more than the Lost Abbey stuff. Unless you get to the things like cuvee de tomme and red poppy. He makes amazing sour beers, but I am not fondof a lot of their normal releases.

The Bourbon County has a ton of bourbon flavor in it, but I love that. I didn't think it was too harsh at all.

And yes, RFTC does rule.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Goose Island is closing! Jim Karr General Beer Discussion 27 11-13-2008 08:19 PM
Goose Island funkydrummer88 General Beer Discussion 12 09-06-2008 03:06 PM
Goose Island IPA Robbw General Beer Discussion 7 03-16-2007 07:23 PM
goose island. uglygoat Commercial Brew Discussion 26 11-30-2006 12:16 AM


Forum Jump