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

  1. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (660) Illinois Jan 7, 2011 Verified

    Had an awesome Christmas tasting, BA Speedway is the truth!
  2. jbuddle

    jbuddle Initiate (0) New York Feb 24, 2010

    I felt the 50th and MG were letdowns - a strange, overbearing mint flavor overshadows the complexity of the geuze in the 50th. The MG just wasnt as good as I remember and compared to the '99 it was underwhelming. I felt the '99 was by far the best of the trio and was significantly more interesting. A lot of the typical 3F geuze flavors in that one, and time seems to have done that vintage some favors. I'd like to try it again next to some fresher 3F vintage and maybe the A&T blend.
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  3. I think most of us had the order at 1999, Millennium, 50th. The 50th was sorta minty, which worked for a couple of us and for others, not so much. But as Evan said, they were not a highlight. The Blabaer vertical was fun, but I think the 1959 3F Geuze was the highlight. It was two or three decades past its prime, but it was a lot of fun getting that bottle opened up and drinking it.

    The 10th Anniversary was superior to the 2003 Utopias (which is holding up great).
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  4. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Savant (465) New York Jun 7, 2005

    Small spread from our New Year's Day tasting...

    2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011 growler
    (not pictured: Dark Horse Monster 29/BB Monster 29, Stille Nacht Reserva 2010, Cascade Sang Noir 2011)
  5. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Looks awesome. I haven't gotten so lucky to try Kuhnhenn. I've only been to SW Michigan and couldn't find it there.
  6. You'll have your chance in 11 days.
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  7. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (670) Missouri May 11, 2012 Verified

    That looks amazing. Still never had any Kuhnhenn but someday...
  8. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Savant (280) Minnesota Dec 7, 2010 Verified

    surly darkness: 07(probably the rarest beer I'll ever drink)08,09,12
    3floyds: broodoo, baller stout, murdered out stout, biggs stache(worst beer ive ever drank)
    freetail: porto callito
    3f geuze
    deschutes dissident
    westy 12
    cantillon mamouche
    founders boltcutter
    ccb hunahpu
    bourbon county rare
    23year pappy
    jesterking funk metal
    allagash cureix
    Great night, Bad hangover
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  9. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (330) Michigan Dec 9, 2008

    This was our year end tasting right before Christmas...


    SN - Estate
    Half Acre - Quakerbridge
    GI - Nightstalker
    GI - 2012 BCBS
    FW - Sucaba
    FW - Parabola B2
    Black Damnation Mocha Bomb
    CC - Warmer Winter Winter Warmer
    Black Albert
    Bruery - Fruet
    CC- Marshall Zhukov
    GI - 2011 BCBS
    DFH - Bitches Brew
    Choeffe - IPA Triple
    Kuhnhenn - BBBW
    FFF - RisGoop
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  10. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Me, Bluecane, verecund, osubeerstudent, and another friend had one last night. I dont have a picture, but heres the list:
    Indigo Imp Blonde Bombshell
    Brew Kettle Ruddy Rye
    Bootleggers Black Phoenix
    Hardywood Anniversary
    RareR DOS
    Vera Mae
    Melange No 3
    50/50 Four Roses
    09 LP Kriek
  11. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (920) New York Dec 13, 2009 Verified

    2012-12-27 RareR DOS tasting (plus much MUCH more)

    Hill Farmstead - Edward
    Peg's - RareR DOS
    Hill Farmstead - Susan
    De Struise - Pannepot Wild
    Hill Farmstead - Birth of Tragedy
    Sam Adam's - Utopias 10th anniversary
    FiftyFifty - Old Fitzgerald Eclipse 2012
    Bruery - Bottleworks XII
    Olde Hickory - Event Horizon 2012
    Cantillon - Crianza Helena
    De Struise - Black Damnation V: Double Black
    Port - Churchill's Finest Hour 2012
    Armand4 - Herfst
    Armand4 - Zomer
    Armand4 - Zomer (oops, we opened a 2nd one!!!)
    Armand4 - Winter
    Goose Island - Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout
    Armand4 - Lente

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  12. iadler

    iadler Savant (450) Illinois Aug 12, 2009 Verified

    Result from the Festivus tasting on 12/12. Big thanks to DoctorRock for hosting as well as some other great BA's for bringing some tasty beers!


    Toppling Goliath Assassin
    HF Susan
    Upland Blackberry
    FW 14th Anniversary
    Surly Four
    Hardywood Gingerbread Stout
    Boneyard Hop Venom DIPA Growler
    Revolution Very Mad Cow
    Bourbon County Cherry Rye
    Bourbon County Coffee '12
    Upland Kiwi
    Chocolate Rain '12
    HotD Matt '10
    HF Jim
    Cantillon Saint Lamvinus '11
    Baller Stout
    Lawson's Kiwi DIPA
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  13. Jonada

    Jonada Advocate (575) New Jersey May 23, 2012 Verified

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  14. Finally figured out how to post pics lol. Here were the highlights from our NYE tasting. Cheers!

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  15. zipper8650

    zipper8650 Savant (275) New York May 10, 2011 Verified

    That table is becoming legendary on BA
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  16. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (920) New York Dec 13, 2009 Verified

    yeah, i get so many emails about that table.
  17. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (735) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Verified

    Drank these and a Tired Hands Falco's Nerd Flight growler last night


    Not one bad beer which was nice to kick off the new year
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  18. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (920) New York Dec 13, 2009 Verified

    portsmouth's version of kabert!? how did it compare to the destruise version?
  19. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (735) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Verified

    More decadent, tangy fudge, less carbonated. Possibly thicker but I havent had the de struise version in a while.
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  20. ADTaber

    ADTaber Champion (770) South Carolina Apr 29, 2011 Verified Subscriber

  21. Home Brew
    2008 Lost Coast Old Rasputin
    2009 Stone Old Guardian
    2012 Oskar Blues G'Night
    2012 SKA Euphoria
    SKA Local Series #19 - Orange Blossum Imperial Pilsner
    Odell Woodcut #1
    Odell Woodcut #2
    2008 Abyss
    2011 Abyss
    2011 Bruery Smoking Wood
    2010 New Belgium Frambozen
    2011 New Belgium Kick
    2011 New Belgium Abbey Grand Cru
    2012 Odell Meddler
    2011 Dark Horse Fore
    2009 Deschutes Dissident
    2010 Cigar City Boltia Brown
    2011 Firestone Walker Abacus
    2010 Deschutes Jubel 2010
    2011 Deschutes Stoic
    2007 Stone Vertical Epic 07.07.07
    2008 Stone Vertical Epic 08.08.08
    2009 Stone Vertical Epic 09.09.09
    2010 Surly Darkness
    2010 Boulevard Saison-Brett

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    Good ass night.
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  23. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011


  24. How was the BCBVS doing?
  25. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (735) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Verified

    10? 12/17 is the bottle#/total
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    Consumed were...
    FFF Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord
    FFF Murda'd Out Stout
    Bruery Melange 3
    GI Bourbon County Bramble Rye
    GI Bourbon County Brand Stout 2009
    GI Bourbon County Stout Rare
    Cantillon Grand Cru Bruocsella
    Cigar City Moat Water
    NG Apple Ale
    NG Raspberry Tart
    Almanac Farmhouse Pale
    Maine Beer Company Mo
    Lawson's Kiwi Double IPA
    Lawson's Fayston Maple Imperial Stout
    GI Pere Jacques 3 years in barrel with a refermentation with ale yeast
    Alchemist Heady Topper
    Year old Bell's Hopslam
    Hennessey Black <----- Thank you for your contribution, Vav​
  27. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    I know. Was using Bduble's /10 joke to show my admiration of that bottle count. I can see how that would be misleading though.
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  28. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (735) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Verified

    I see. I need to get familiar
  29. Vav

    Vav Advocate (505) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Sweet ledge!
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  30. For Rent: Studio apartment, central heat/air, sweet motherfucking ledge, parking spot included.
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  31. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Advocate (565) Colorado Sep 24, 2010 Verified

  32. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (920) New York Dec 13, 2009 Verified

    i was never a big fan of that beer, but then this summer shared a bottle with a grumpy yet kind soul and flipped out over how much i enjoyed it. this time it was still tastier than when fresh, but wasn't as earth shattering to me as it was this past summer. i'd guess it'll be past peak before the end of this year...but all this from someone who was not a fan of the beer fresh, when lots of people sang its praise right out of the gate.
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  33. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Aficionado (190) Michigan Jul 21, 2008

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  34. usofar

    usofar Initiate (0) California Dec 23, 2010

    January tasting @ Joe's

    2011 Freemont BBA Abominable
    Seizon Bretta
    Apple Ale
    RareR D.O.S.
    2012 Fou Foune
    Sorachi's Ace
    Blue Water's Long Winter's Nap
    Raspberry Tart
    Winter Ale
    H.E.R.O. 2
    Vertical Epic 11.11.11 aged in White Wine Barrels
    Vertical Epic 11.11.11 aged in Red Wine Barrels
    2012 BCBCS
    2007 Raison d'extra
    Brew baker's something chocolate milk stout
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  35. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    *Bows down*
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  36. Zach136

    Zach136 Advocate (610) Georgia Jun 17, 2012 Verified

    Barely Wine and DIPA Beer Academy at Trappeze Pub.

    Draft 2XIPA to show a typical dry American DIPA
    Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's IPA to show an earthy IPA
    Moylans Old Blarney to ease into American Barleywines
    '98 Gale's Prize Old Ale to show some diversity
    '07 J.W. Lees Harvest for a great English Barleywine
    Green Flash Palate Wrecker to, well, wreck palates.

    The corked '98 Gale's was super interesting to someone new to the whole cellaring thing, we had a two bottles floating around that both tasted great, but were super distinct. One had a strong raisin and plum flavor, the other was distinctly tart more like a gueze.

    Pic of the Barleywines:
  37. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    Good times.
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  38. Stay tuned for tomorrow night. There's gonna be another 25 bottles to add to this.





  39. Professional
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  40. Memo to self: If you hear strange noises in the night tomorrow, it's just the sound of whales being slain.