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  • Sip of Sunshine

    In only my second FOB year, I'm a johnny come lately. I haven't roadtripped to VT, squirrelled rare beers in my garage, or even been to an FOB social event (my bad - but Thursday's are tough). So I should just probably say thank you FOB and move on. But this aggression will not stand, man. Michael Lee (if that is your real name) - you scored Lawson's a zero??? C'mon man. Don't know what your ulterior motive is but expected that axe grinding has no place in the FOB. Hoping it was an honest mistake.—by Doyle

    9.0

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  • Ommegang Rosetta

    This beer was hands down my last pick for the kickball team. Everything about it was a problem. I dislike the style, am not a big Ommegang fan, and avoid sweet beers but who knew. Maybe I just really needed a beer tonight, but this is rating as something I'd drink again. Thanks FOB—by Doyle

    6.0

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  • MadTree Chocolate Raspberry

    I'm not a raspberry guy. First sip was an intriguing balance of cocoa and berry. Hoped these tastes would get more amplified as it warmed up - unfortunately I found the opposite. Just tasted more and more vapid - especially as it lost it's carbonation. Tasted watery and I was missing the booze. Maybe I should've just guzzled it ice cold.—by Doyle

    4.0

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  • Rodenbach Grand Cru

    Whoops typo - take 2. Very solid brew to represent a disparaged style. Once again, I will opine that this years FOB sour is just not that sour. With tart sweetness cutting though, I think of this a GREAT starter sour. Not something I want a case of, but I'm certainly enjoying this one.—by Doyle—by Doyle

    7.5

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  • Lost Nation Mosaic

    One of the best things about FOB is I can count on getting a beer that I've never heard of that I really enjoy This is right in my lane - I'm in a happy place and could drink this forever (now if I could only find it!!!). Thanks FOB.—by Doyle

    8.0

    2 Cheers

  • Rodenbach Grand Cru

    Very solid brew to represent a disparaged style. Once again, I will opine that this years FOB sour is just not that sour. With tart sweetness cutting though, I think of this a GREAT sour. Not something I want a case of, but I'm certainly enjoying this one.—by Doyle

    7.5

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  • Chimay Blue

    My first Chimay Blue. Very recognizable as a Chimay brew. Those monks really know what they are doing - I seriously doubt the New England IPA craze has hit their radar. Not my favorite but one that I respect. —by Doyle

    7.0

    2 Cheers

  • Samiclaus 2015

    Lowest score I've ever given. Was that really a beer? Almost didn't finish as it became a syrupy sweet with NO carbonation in the end. How can people like this? Staright up nasty.—by Doyle

    1.0

    2 Cheers

  • Weistephaner Hefe

    Drinkable beer with a modest taste profile - nothing too assertive or sharp edged here. I've come to expect far more from my FOB beers. I've been spoiled and I love it.—by Doyle

    5.0

    1 Cheers

  • Orval

    Coolest bottle in the case. Happy to have tried it. Moving right along. Any more DIPAs in there?—by Doyle

    4.0

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  • Orval

    Coolest bottle in the case. Happy to have tried it. Moving right along. Any more DIPAs in there?—by Doyle

    4.0

    2 Cheers

  • Weistephaner Hefe

    Drinkable beer with a modest taste profile - nothing too assertive or sharp edged here. I've come to expect far more from my FOB beers. I've been spoiled and I love it.—by Doyle

    5.0

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  • Samiclaus 2015

    Lowest score I've ever given. Was that really a beer? Almost didn't finish as it became a syrupy sweet with NO carbonation in the end. How can people like this? Staright up nasty.—by Doyle

    1.0

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  • Xocoveza

    Love everything about this beer - especially the uniqueness of the chocolate. Wish it had a bit more body/creamy mouthfeel but otherwise a perfect beer incorporation of chocolate. And I'm not taking Hershey bars. Oh hell no. I'm talking the Oaxaca Saturday market eating a chocolate covered insect while you sample 4 different types of Mole. Just mind your wallet. This beer is in its own category.—by Doyle—by Doyle

    8.0

    1 Cheers

  • Focal Banger

    Just simply not as good as Heady or Crusher. But still pretty damn good. —by Doyle

    7.5

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  • Xocoveza

    Love everything about this beer - especially the uniqueness of the chocolate. Wish it had a bit more body/creamy mouthfeel but otherwise a perfect beer incorporation of chocolate. And I'm not taking Hershey bars. Oh hell no. I'm talking the Oaxaca Saturday market eating a chocolate covered insect while you sample 4 different types of Mole. Just mind your wallet. This beer is in its own category.—by Doyle

    8.0

    1 Cheers

  • Crusher

    Cracked this at 1 goal down rooting on Arsenal vs. Bayern last week. Felt pure joy as the first few bitter smooth sips were met with a equalizing goal to lock the match at 1-1. For all the Gooner beer geeks in the FOB (I know there is at least one), the game final result couldn't have been more appropriate for the beer choice. CRUSHER - it is what it is. An 8.—by Doyle

    8.0

    4 Cheers

  • Heady Topper

    Skiing all day in western PA on a white pimple surrounded by rolling hills of dirt. What sort of Alchemy is this? Despite all the hype, I gotta give them props. It's that good. And I'm that thirsty - which is why sharing this with my wife is so hard.—by Doyle

    9.5

    1 Cheers

  • 90 Minutes

    Mother's milk. That's what I called 90 minute way back when it was THE craft beer for me. Tastes may change but you gotta respect what DFH has done to inspire brewers and force them to go further. A chocolate/coffee IPA???!!!! - oh hell yeah. Thanks Funkmaster I.B.U. and DJ Little Guy - keep kicking it old school.—by Doyle

    8.0

    2 Cheers

  • Heady Topper

    Skiing all day in western PA on a white pimple surrounded by rolling hills of dirt. What sort of Alchemy is this? Despite all the hype, I gotta give them props. It's that good. And I'm that thirsty - which is why sharing this with my wife is so hard.—by Doyle

    9.5

    2 Cheers

  • Bell's Hopslam

    Been many years since I had this one. It snuck up on me - meaning I thought I'd grabbed a Founders Azacca. Didn't even check the label until after my first happy sip. Waaaayyy better than the Azacca. Nice balance - so smooth. Hard to believe it's 10% abv. It's a sneaker and I like it.—by Doyle

    8.0

    2 Cheers

  • Enjoy By 2.15 Coffee Chocolate

    ry bizarre experience. 1st thought - is this really an IPA? Yes - it pours gold yellow but WHOOAAA! 2nd thought - SNOW GLOBE!!! I poured it into a roundish chalice and was immediately transfixed by the large unfiltered flecks. Did the whole spin it around and look from the bottom thing - confirmed that the flecks don't move with the glass. Caught myself just in time before giving it a shake - snow globe style. 3rd thought - tasted no coffee but appreciated hints of bitter chocolate at the finish. But next comes the very peculiar tobacco with a hint of pepper. And now I'm worried about the flecks... Brought back intense memories of "drinking from the wrong cup". And that sorta killed it for me as my amygdala was firing off visions of Spaulding puking into the 911. Not for nothing - it's a unique brew and the best snow globe I've ever drank. Now I'll grab a bullpen beer to power wash the palate and re-bury the ashtray/dip cup memory down deep in my limbic system. —by Doyle

    7.5

    3 Cheers

  • Enjoy By 2.15 Coffee Chocolate

    —by Doyle

    7.5

    3 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    Banana yeast gnocchi. Con gas. Really not sure I'm qualified to meaningfully score these Belgians. Love the booze (especially as it warms up), but is that really an appropriate measure? Can't imagine drinking a lot of these -- clearly my life is too easy. God bless America - I'm gonna go crack that Stone. —by Doyle

    6.5

    0 Cheers

  • Rochefort 8

    Mea culpa. Total operator error drinking this one early. Thought I was picking the Quad to complete week one. Clearly I have yet to develop a deep Belgian jones. Now I'm wondering if this is really that different than the Quad? I hope so cuz this one is just ok - hitting the spot after a work imposed 48 hour dry out, but not really the transcendent new FOB gem I was hoping for. And given my Super Bowl 51 transgressions, I refuse to soil the FOB process by cracking the Quad. I will have to wait. This FOB stuff really is making me a better person. This beer is a 5. Can't be a prior winner. Just makes no sense. —by Doyle

    5.0

    3 Cheers

  • Conshy Type A

    Probably not a fair score - this beer was consumed improperly with blatant disregard for the "drink the FOB beer first" rule. Or is it more of a guideline?—by Doyle

    6.5

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  • Wizard

    Had to bat out of order for this one as I was sharing some FOB bounty with my beer Yoda - this was his first choice to try. First sip was a bit harsh - or was it? With more time and sips, the consistency of the assertive bitterness is what really impressed. Consistent is the word. This beer has a point of view. Not necessarily something I love, but I definitely respect the resonance of taste and the conviction of the brewer. It's gonna be the only beer I rate an 8 that I didn't love. —by Doyle

    8.0

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  • Troeg's Chocolate Stout

    Cracked this beer while watching the USA Eagles play Uruguay on a cold Saturday afternoon. Trying my best to respect the "drink the FOB beer first" rule as I knew what the second half would lead to. And to be completely honest, I'd already consumed two Carlsbergs watching the 7:30AM Arsenal/Chelsea match. But that was over 6 hours ago - so I really think I'm legit. I really thought this beer would be in the bottom 6 of the case, but was pleasantly surprised. I mean - it is what it is - a chocolate stout. But I found it to be very smooth and with well rounded flavors. No sharp edges. Particularly at room temp which is the only way I can really taste these subtleties. Do I want a case? No. But did I enjoy this and would I order another? Sure. It's a 7.—by Doyle

    7.0

    4 Cheers

  • Big Black Voodoo Daddy

    Way better at room temp. In front of a huge river rock hearth with a blazing fire. Pairs well with Argentinian beef empanadas.—by Doyle

    6.0

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  • 2SP Bellcracker

    Solid entry. I could drink a lot of these. Nothing super memorable - but solid.—by Doyle

    7.0

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  • Sunday Morning Stout

    I've been looking forward to drinking this beer for a long time. It did not disappoint. Very smooth and drinkable for a complex taste profile. Just enough bourbon booze and sweetness for my taste. Couldn't help but compare to KBS. No KBS in my stash so I did follow it with a plain Breakfast Stout. I'm a coffe guy so I really appreciated the heavier coffee in FBS. So I guess what I'm saying is I'd like this beer to have coffee. Or KBS to tone down the booze. Life is pretty good after these two beers. —by Doyle

    8.0

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