Post a pic of your "Tasting" events

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

  1. jbuddle

    jbuddle Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 New York

    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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  2. GrumpyOldTroll

    GrumpyOldTroll Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 New Jersey

    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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  3. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    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)
  4. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Looks awesome. I haven't gotten so lucky to try Kuhnhenn. I've only been to SW Michigan and couldn't find it there.
  5. GrumpyOldTroll

    GrumpyOldTroll Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 New Jersey

    You'll have your chance in 11 days.
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  6. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (623) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    That looks amazing. Still never had any Kuhnhenn but someday...
  7. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Aspirant (202) Dec 7, 2010 Minnesota
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    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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  8. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    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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  9. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    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
  10. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,322) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    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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  11. iadler

    iadler Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2009 Illinois
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    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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  12. Jonada

    Jonada Champion (840) May 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  13. beachstrength49

    beachstrength49 Initiate (159) Jan 7, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Finally figured out how to post pics lol. Here were the highlights from our NYE tasting. Cheers!

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  14. zipper8650

    zipper8650 Initiate (0) May 10, 2011 New York
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    That table is becoming legendary on BA
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  15. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,322) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    yeah, i get so many emails about that table.
  16. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (957) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    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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  17. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,322) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    portsmouth's version of kabert!? how did it compare to the destruise version?
  18. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (957) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    More decadent, tangy fudge, less carbonated. Possibly thicker but I havent had the de struise version in a while.
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  19. ADTaber

    ADTaber Meyvn (1,013) Apr 29, 2011 South Carolina
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  20. chugalug06

    chugalug06 Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2008 Colorado

    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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  21. tcanaday

    tcanaday Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 California


    Good ass night.
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  22. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

  23. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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    How was the BCBVS doing?
  24. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (957) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    10? 12/17 is the bottle#/total
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  25. UnderJoath

    UnderJoath Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 Illinois
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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​
  26. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    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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  27. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (957) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    I see. I need to get familiar
  28. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Sweet ledge!
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  29. UnderJoath

    UnderJoath Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 Illinois
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    For Rent: Studio apartment, central heat/air, sweet motherfucking ledge, parking spot included.
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  30. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Aspirant (275) Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
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  31. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,322) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    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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  32. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2008 Michigan

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  33. usofar

    usofar Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2010 California

    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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  34. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    *Bows down*
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  35. Zach136

    Zach136 Meyvn (1,453) Jun 17, 2012 Georgia

    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:
  36. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Good times.
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  37. GrumpyOldTroll

    GrumpyOldTroll Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 New Jersey

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





  38. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Aspirant (206) Nov 4, 2011 North Carolina
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  39. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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    Memo to self: If you hear strange noises in the night tomorrow, it's just the sound of whales being slain.
  40. brystmar

    brystmar Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 Texas

    Tasting To End All Tastings ®

    You're gonna love CCK. That from the first or second bottling?
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