1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

  1. De Struise - Their Stouts and Dark Ales

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  2. Trappist Ales

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  3. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

  4. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (505) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

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    Full tasting line-up.

    - Regular Dark Lord vertical '04-'12
    - Every barrel-aged Dark Lord '11 and '12, except '11 De Muerte
    - De La Senne Saison
    - De La Senne Crianza
    - Zwanze 2009/2010/2012
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    Empty regular Dark Lord vertical.

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    De La Senne Crianza.

    Yeah, things got a little crazy.
     
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  5. Duff27

    Duff27 Advocate (600) Illinois Feb 10, 2010

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    Barleywinefest 2013!
     
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  6. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

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    What was the highlight?
     
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  7. futura123

    futura123 Savant (340) California Jul 29, 2010

    That's a crazy ass old bottle. De La Senne Crianza are that old? I though I saw some new one made a few year ago? Or is it another new batch.
     
  8. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (505) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    It's a 2007 one-off I believe. The cellar we did the tasting in has suffered water damage, that's why the bottles are so filthy.
     
  9. ECalebrews449

    ECalebrews449 Savant (390) Nebraska Dec 23, 2012

    It was a boozy night, cheers!
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  10. gjoker321

    gjoker321 Advocate (545) Florida Dec 26, 2007

    God, this is sick. I can't even look at this thread without feeling that I am somehow never going to do anything this awesome..
     
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  11. alex_hart

    alex_hart Advocate (595) Oklahoma Feb 28, 2013

    what is that insanely old bottle in a wicker basket? is that the crianza??

    Edit: just saw that this was asking a second ago...and answered...sorry!
     
  12. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (835) New York Dec 13, 2009

    insane. Dat Loerik!!! and Dat CCK!!!! and dem veritas...oh my!
     
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  13. jbuddle

    jbuddle Initiate (0) New York Feb 24, 2010

    My pictures are awful but here is the final lineup from that day:
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    Seems to be missing BRL. And Woody Brune and Beekeper. I was bad at pictures at this point.
     
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  14. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (835) New York Dec 13, 2009

    very much appreciated...even blurry. seems epic. any interesting notes on the veritas or the bullfrog stuff?
     
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  15. 46and2

    46and2 Aficionado (210) Minnesota Mar 28, 2008


    To think I've been bottling homebrew in a dozen bottles of Four for a year or more and I have NONE left at this point...

    Makes me cry myself to sleep!

    I'm such a sucker for a sweet/milk stout.
     
  16. 46and2

    46and2 Aficionado (210) Minnesota Mar 28, 2008


    I'm interested in some feedback on those. Mostly curious how the '97 Kriek held up!
     
  17. The one they have on nitro is excellent! I forgot the name of it though. It was brown.
     
  18. Pre-Pre-DLD tasting with HopsMatt and KevinmusPrime
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    Nothing too fancy last night, shared three sours with a couple friends.

    The Belle Royale was pretty damn amazing, by the way.
     
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  20. Had some friends over last night and these are the highlights. The De Molen 750 was a special beer I've been saving for the last three years and last night was perfect time to open it. It was bottle 6 of 360 I believe.


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  21. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (375) New York Aug 1, 2012

    Always a good time at frankthetank86 house
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  22. Last night with Psykhe and Scotty.
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    Prairie Merica
    Weyerbacher Risevera 2011 and 2012
    Lawson Maple Nipple
    Central Waters Peruvian Morning
    Westvleteren Blond
    Voodoo Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Black Magick
    Alpine Pure Hoppiness
    Voodoo Laird Apple Brandy Gran Met
    Firestone Walker XV
     
  23. GeoffreyM

    GeoffreyM Savant (450) Pennsylvania Feb 23, 2012

    Thoughts on the Voodoo beers? Just got an allotment myself and wondering if they live up to the hype.
     
  24. They were all fantastic, consider your decision to get an allotment an excellent one! My personal ranking was AB Gran Met>PVW Black Magick>BT Black Magick but that's just splitting hairs because they were all phenomenal. That Apple Brandy completely blew my mind.
     
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  25. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (835) New York Dec 13, 2009

    this is the greatest news since i loved the PvW and BT black magick and have yet to open the AB Gran Met!!! can't wait!!!
     
  26. SGToliver

    SGToliver Savant (325) Washington Nov 22, 2012

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    Our tasting last night....and only half the bottles showed up!
     
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  28. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    From our BA Funk & Sour Tasting yesterday.

    Pics not very great, but I had to use panoramic in dark light.

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    I think this list catches them all:
    • Tart of Darkness by The Bruery
    • Red Poppy Ale (2010) by The Lost Abbey
    • Vlad the Imp Aler by Cascade Brewing Company
    • Envious by New Holland Brewing Company
    • Yo Soy Un Berliner by Freetail Brewing Co.
    • Goudenband (2006) by Brouwerij Liefmans
    • Saison by Boulevard Brewing Co.
    • Old English Porter by New Glarus Brewing Company
    • Cantillon Vigneronne by Brasserie Cantillon
    • Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine by Santa Fe Brewing Company
    • Porter by Russian River Brewing Company
    • Florence by Hill Farmstead Brewery
    • Prairie Ale by Prairie Artisan Ales
    • La Roja (2012) by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
    • Unplugged Old English Porter by New Glarus Brewing Company
    • Cellar Cuvee 7 by Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
    • Sans Pagaie by The Bruery
    • Connecticut Barrel Series Saison by Thomas Hooker Brewing Co.
    • Pentagram (2013) by Surly Brewing Company
    • Five by Surly Brewing Company
    • Sÿx by Surly Brewing Company
    • White Oak (2012) by The Bruery
    • Tart Of Darkness (2012) by The Bruery
    • Femme Fatale Brett by Evil Twin Brewing
    • 1809 Berliner Style Weisse by Professor Fritz Briem
    • The Tide and its Takers by Anchorage Brewing Company
    • Fortuna Roja by Freetail Brewing Co.
    • Red Swingline by Trinity Brewing Co. (Colorado)
    • Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2010) by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
    • Thumbprint Enigma - Unplugged Series (2012) by New Glarus Brewing Company
    • Blue Sunday Sour (2013) by New Holland Brewing Company
    • Black Cherry Saison by Crank My Frank
    • Gose (Signature Series) by Choc Beer Company
    • Kriek 100% Lambic Bio by Brasserie Cantillon
    • Sour Black by Weyerbacher Brewing Company
    • Oak Aged 24th Anniversary by Karl Strauss Brewing Company
    • Riserva (2012) by Weyerbacher Brewing Company
    • Juliet by Goose Island Beer Co.
    • Beersel Mattina by Birrificio Del Ducato
    • Vera Mae by Hill Farmstead Brewery
    • Aardmonik - Earthmonk (2004) by De Struise Brouwers
    • Kriek Cuvée René by Brouwerij Lindemans
    • Seizoen Bretta by Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
    • Nelson Sauvin Brut by Mikkeller
    • Sour In The Rye (2013) by The Bruery
    • Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Hiver by Brasserie Fantôme
    • Shadow Of A Doubt by Russian River Brewing Company
    • R & D Gueuze by New Glarus Brewing Company
    • Geuze Mariage Parfait (2009) by Brouwerij Boon
    • Flanders Red by Darkside Fermentation
    • Axelle & Jeroen by De Struise Brouwers
    • Well Read Temptress by Pipeworks Brewing Company
    • Raspberry Ananke by Freetail Brewing Co.
    • Lambickx by Brouwerij Strubbe
    • Cuvée Saint-Gilloise (Champions) by Brasserie Cantillon
    • Prairie Hop by Prairie Artisan Ales
    • Aigre Plead The 5th by Dark Horse Brewing Co.
    • Autumn Fire by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
    • Pissenlit by Brasserie Fantôme
    • Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps by Brasserie Fantôme
    • Raspberry Tart by New Glarus Brewing Company
    • Magic Ghost by Brasserie Fantôme
    • Desoto Raspberry Berliner Weisse by Pensacola Bay Brewery
    • Older Viscosity (2011) by Port Brewing Company
     
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  29. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    There's now one less of these floating around the interwebs. Lived up to the hype imo. Drinking cold, it was about as good as the Wooden Hell I tried the night before Hunahpu's day. However, it was a good deal better once it warmed up to room temp.

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  30. Lost Abbey Mayan Apocalypse, Lost Abbey Angel's Share, Lost Abbey Sede Vacante, OddSide Morning Wood, BBA Dark Lord Vanilla Bean, Foothills Jade, Exponential Hoppiness, 3F Baller Stout, Westvleteren 12 and 6.[​IMG]
     
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  31. Foothills let you bring that all in? Or was this off-hours? I'd love to be able to bring in some bottles to share.
     
  32. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (340) Michigan Nov 7, 2010

    How's the vanilla dark lord drinking?
     
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  33. alex_hart

    alex_hart Advocate (595) Oklahoma Feb 28, 2013

    about half way through last night!
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  34. we promised not to make a scene and be a bit nonchalant. they are good people.
     
  35. my tongue orgasmed...that sum it up?
     
  36. jeonseh

    jeonseh Savant (495) Indiana Oct 14, 2007

    Pre dark lord day tasting with leftyhyzer, awdturboiv, nasty31 and a few others.

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  37. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 3, 2010

    A few of my favorites from last night:
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  38. jeonseh

    jeonseh Savant (495) Indiana Oct 14, 2007

    Dark Lord 08-13 vert plus vanilla DL.

    Some thoughts. Vanilla is great as usual. DL10 is probably drinking the best of the regular DL. It had the best balance between the sweetness of the fresh versions and the roasty and dark fruit in the older years. 2011 was still soy sauce and 2012 was still super sweet. 2013 is definitely the best fresh version they have come out with since 2010.


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  39. Hiked 5 miles into a yurt in the UP pulling sleds full of beer for our our 2nd edition of 3 idiots beer fest(pretty much we can drink our special beer the 3 of us have collected with the agreement we will hike at least 10 to 15 miles that weekend).



    The maple bacon tasted great after all of these...not so great coming back up

    Next event is a hike through the trap hills starting Friday, can't wait to taste North Coast 2009 ale

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