Post a pic of your "Tasting" events

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (465) California Nov 20, 2010

    Couldn't agree more about the Rahr's Barreled Winter Warmer...the best beer I've had from Texas thusfar and a real treat from a brewery you don't hear much about in the beer geek world (and for good reason).
  2. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    Love that taster tray!
  3. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    Was that Bud Platinum just to see who's paying attention? lol
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  4. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Illinois Jun 5, 2012

    This was fun to do but admittedly disappointing in the flavor dept.

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    Consumed with a few non BA folk and also Stigs
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  6. jbuddle

    jbuddle Initiate (0) New York Feb 24, 2010

    Tickers gotta tick man.
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  7. atone315

    atone315 Champion (845) Wisconsin Oct 8, 2008

    Russian River, Best.Flight.Ever.
  8. Stigs

    Stigs Advocate (655) Pennsylvania Jun 3, 2005

    these little Sunday tastings are getting out of hand
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  9. For the extra euphoric quality hops can bring ( not necessarily taste), id honestly say caldera is my favorite. Its like a legal recreational drug and will ward off any hangover pretty much immediately.
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  10. It was a rather great night. So many brews!
  11. rmcnealy

    rmcnealy Savant (330) Illinois Jan 13, 2006

    A little XMas eve eve tasting. Stone RIS '05 - '12 Vertical. The verdict is the older the better with this one, definitely. Had some cheese, entree and dessert pairings. Great times with good buds.

    ISO: Older Stone RIS


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  13. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    If youre gonna drink the night before your biggest tasting of the year, you might as well go hard right?
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  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I'd love to have been able to try the Murda'd with this. I did the same tasting back in November. I had a 2009 Darkness though.

    I thought all 4 beers were good, but Black Albert and Darkness were the standouts. Baller Stout tasted mostly like Beer Geek Brunch.

    How was the Murda'd?
  15. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Savant (260) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    Oktoberfest huge blow out bash. These are just the ones we kept.

    And Christmas night: Yes, some one actually drank Bud Light and Westy 12. Not me, but someone.
  16. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (620) Illinois Nov 10, 2012

    Had a really nice tasting at my house yesterday with my oldest friend and his 2 brothers! Can't upload pics but here is whatwe opened:
    2009 BCBS Bomber
    2012 Black Albert
    2012 Parabola
    2012 Imperial Stout Home Brew - very nice and smooth
    10th Anniv Utopias
    2012 Westy XII
    2012 White Chocolate

    Really nice night and looking forward to many more!
  17. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Illinois Jun 5, 2012

    We had a vintage brunch since we were trying to use as close to the same batches of everything used to brew baller. The brunch weasel had almost zero coffee flavor remaining which was a disappointment.

    Baller seemed to have elements from all four beers but brunch was the least noticable to us, since it had very little character. Dark lord came through more than I would have liked, man that beer is terrible until it is almost 3 years old.

    We had a lot of fun making our own Baller blends with the leftovers in each bottle.

    Murda'd was pretty good but not a brew I'd care if I never had again.
  18. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I'd like to get another DL to age, but that would mean having to get another one.

    The only beer out of the bunch I went out and grabbed another quickly was Darkness. The others I'd be glad to drink again, but wouldn't knock somebody over to have again.
  19. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    Annual Holiday Tasting:
    Highlights include
    Melange 1
    BA Speedway
    Cherry Rye
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    Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic
    Mikkeller Monks Brew
    Funkwerks Deceit

    Rodenbach Caractere Rouge
    Russian River Framboise For a Cure
    Alaskan Barley Wine (2010 Pilot Series)
    Avery Oud Floris
    Fifty Fifty Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig 12yr)
    Avery Recolte Sauvage
    Cantillon Fou' Foune
    Jolly Pumpkin Noel De Calabaza (2010)
    The Bruery Tart of Darkness
    Elevation Apis IV
    Timmermans Oude Gueuze Lambicus
    The Bruery Rueuze
    Avery Rumpkin
    Avery Odio Equum
    Crooked Stave L'Brett D'Or
    Mikkeller Ultramate 1000
    Hanssens Artisanaal Scarenbecca Kriek
    Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze Golden Blend
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  21. aaronCS

    aaronCS Aficionado (100) Oregon Feb 20, 2012

  22. Rinkor16

    Rinkor16 Savant (260) California Dec 12, 2011

    American Imperial Stouts.

    *NOTE* Yes I know they're not in a proper glass. No snifters available in the house*




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  23. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Savant (485) Indiana Oct 19, 2006

    High Life
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    Thanks to zipper8650 for some of the beers, id say we had a pretty great tasting tonight!
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  25. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Initiate (0) Kentucky Oct 25, 2012

    For the nine of you? Some people had a good day... :cool:
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    On Christmas
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  27. Stigs

    Stigs Advocate (655) Pennsylvania Jun 3, 2005


    myself, dtx00 (who graciously hosted and provided the vertical), thebouch01, and Davolebomb ran through 03-12 last night. Overall verdict was that most were drinkable at best, with a few really decent ones (09,10), but led themselves to good discussion.
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  28. Franch

    Franch Advocate (575) New York Mar 22, 2011

    day 2 of a tasting. the less impressive of the two, perhaps!


    (day 1 involved murda'd out stout and rare amongst others).

    great holiday break!
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  29. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Advocate (715) Illinois Mar 17, 2009


    The damage from Thursday...

    Cable Car 2012
    Blåbær 2012
    RareR DOS (original growler)
    Veritas 011
    Iced Eclipse
    Coffee Eclipse
    PVW Eclipse (1st bottling)
    Twisted Spoke 15th
    KH vs. Leon showdown (KH won)
    Apple Brandy Hunahpu's
  30. mtalley999

    mtalley999 Savant (405) Maryland Oct 6, 2011

    "Sort of" tasting this evening.


    Not a bad night.
  31. must tell you that i appreciate the artistic touch on this compilation. =)
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  32. Tasting before Phish last night!


    Arthur (March batch)
    Arthur (recent batch)
    Art (batch 2)
    Blushing Monk '11
    Iris '12
    St. Lamvinus '11
    Foothills Baltic Porter '10
    Abyss '11
    Berserker '12
    Cascade Blueberry '12

    Great beers, great show.
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  33. BourbonDork

    BourbonDork Savant (300) Virginia Sep 15, 2010

    End of year beer tasting. Started with homemade tacos. I used the recipes for the tortilla and filling from a recent BA article. I went for eclectic beer offerings trying to get different beer styles as well as barrel finish. Turned out very nice. The WA BBP and KBS were big hits as was the Rye on Rye.


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  34. What happens when the Skins play the Cowboys, there are HUGE playoff implications, you're a Redskins fan, and you're visiting you're good friend who just so happens to be a Cowboys fan? You open some really nice stuff. Thanks to Momar42 and scottk1969 for the bottle share.

    Flower Power to start.

    Then w moved onto the three-way gueuze showdown between Gueuze Tilquin, 3F Oude Geuze, and Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio.

    This was the Tilquin. It came in last - but was still damn good.

    Forgot to take a picture of the 3F, but it wasn't that pretty anyways. Finished second.

    And here's the 'loon. Which was the winner, by the way.

    Then Shaun (Momar42) brought out a Lindemans lambic you can't get in 'Murrica. The Cuvee Rene Kriek has nice sourness, but couldn't really compete with the gueuze trio (as expected).

    Next was Cigar City Cucumber Saison (note the score on the TV screen ;)).

    After that was Victory at Sea (again, pay attention to the score of the game :D).

    Then we cracked open some BCBCS. <3

    And FFF Rye'd Da Lightning finished off the night for us.

    Also included in the night was the Skins beating the Cowboys /gloat, watching the movie Hooper replete with Burt Reynolds badassery and Sally Field's boobage, and also watching that scene in Black Swan where Mila Kunis does happy fun time things with Natalie Portman.
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  35. JAXSON

    JAXSON Savant (475) Pennsylvania Dec 15, 2005

    Pretty great tasting...but more interested in how certain bottles are doing at this point. How was the 50th vs. 1999 vs. Millennium trio? Any notable difference in the new anniversary Utopias from the older bottles?
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  36. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    This doesn't come close to including everything from the night... but my buddy just sent me this pretty badass picture with our group photoshopped onto the TV:

  37. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Aficionado (235) Illinois Nov 16, 2010

  38. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (835) New York Dec 13, 2009

    i was pretty let down by the 50th, the 99, and the millennium. probably among the worst of the bottles we tried that day. the 10th anniversary utopias blows my mind...really amazing the few times i've had it. the 2003 was holding up nicely, but i preferred the 10th. just seemed like there was more going on in the 10th and a lot more complex.
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