Post a pic of your "Tasting" events

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  1. NorCalYeti

    NorCalYeti Disciple (339) Dec 18, 2008 California

  2. monitorpop

    monitorpop Disciple (370) Oct 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Last night
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  3. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Went to a friendly tasting last night that turned into "LET'S GET WEIRD!"

    I love it when that happens...

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  4. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    The backrow are trophies:
  5. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    They made me redo the pictures.
    Add a Cherry Rye to this.
  6. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Poo-Bah (2,115) Mar 17, 2009 Illinois
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    Some highlights of the NYC Tasting last night...

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  7. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Has anyone accumulated notes on how these were? Best of the day? Disappointments?
  8. GrumpyOldTroll

    GrumpyOldTroll Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 New Jersey

    CosmicEvan and SpeedwayJim had pages and pages of notes. Although I remember Evan's notebook not being in very good shape about half way through the Lost Abbey Box Set. For me, the Dave, M Loerik and Cable Car Kriek were the top bottles.
  9. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    Had a last minute tasting put together at my place a few nights ago. Thanks to BdubleEdubleRUN, ehammond1, JealousChalice and Gborobeer for contributing!


    From left to right:
    Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze 2008
    Fantome La Pietrain Blonde
    Troegs Splinter Gold
    Troegs Splinter Blue
    Duck Duck Gooze
    Barrel-Aged Speedway
    Consecration Batch 002
    Caldera Mogli (black wax)
    Jackie O's Cherry Wood Ya Honey
    Jackie O's Evelyn
    Upright Blend Love Sole Composition
    Upland Persimmon Lambic
    Fantome Extra Sour
    Stift Engelszell Gregorius
    Not pictured: De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
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  10. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2008 Michigan

    I needed video to capture yesterdays Metro Detroit BA tasting aftermath.

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  11. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,322) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    yeah, my notebook got sketchy during the lost abbey box set. loose pages, covered in whale blood...and fairly hard to tell what was being written. apparently since i couldn't keep up with the writing towards the end, i started recording what our thoughts were. talk about drunken random ramblings of a bunch of fools...but i digress. here's what i've got from yesterday:

    unbelievable thanks goes out to GrumpyOldTroll, AgentZero, dtmets84, jbuddle, Sean9689, SpeedwayJim.

    the beers consumed were only topped by the company. cheers!!!

    Hair of the Dog - Dave
    Russian River - Happy Hops Growler
    Cantillon - Loerik
    Midnight Sun - M
    Cantillon - Don Quijote
    De Struise - Dirty HOrse (90/10 Blend)
    Sam Adams - Millenium
    De Dolle - Stille Nacht 2000
    De Dolle - Stille Nacht 2010
    Lost Abbey - Cable Car Kreik
    Russian River - T20
    Russian River - T25
    Russian River - Depuration
    Goose Island - Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout Growler
    Cantillon - Fou Foune
    cantillon - 50n 4e
    Cantillon - Jean Chris Nomad
    Drie Fonteinen - Malvasia Rosso
    De Dolle - Speciaal Brouwsel 20
    Gasthaus-Brauerei Braustelle - Eszett Geuze
    Lost Abbey - Veritas 003
    Drie Fonteinen - Oude Geuze Vintage (2002)
    DC Brau - On the Wings of Armageddon
    Bell's - BA Batch 9k
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #1 - Runnin’ With The Devil
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #2 - Stairway To Heaven
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #3 - Hell's Bells
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #5 - Shout At The Devil
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #7 - The Devil Inside
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #9 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of Hell
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #12 - Heaven & Hell
    Lost Abbey - Box Set Track #13 - Message In A Bottle
    Mama Mia - Pizza Beer

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  12. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,322) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    ...part 2...

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    reviews to follow soon (i'll put these at the top of the backlog - although i wouldn't be surprised if jim got his thoughts in already).

    - sam adams millenium was my favorite of the entire night.
    - dave was surprisingly drinkable and actually tasty.
    - M was simply mmmmmm...i've heard that there is a lot of bottle variation and many at the tasting had it prior and said this bottle was one of the better ones. truly an amazing beer.
    - of the cantillon stuff, JCN blew me away...UNREAL beer (although loerik also knocked my socks off and DQ was amazing)
    - cable car kreik was far and away the best kreik i've ever had
    - eszette geuze was pretty incredible as well and destined to be on every want list
    - lost abbey box set start to finish was extremely impressive...some of the beers were absolute masterpieces, but there was not a bad apple in the batch
    - chicago makes some cool beer beer geeks, really great to put faces behind names and get to share in this crazy experience.
    - i did not get lost for 5 hours wandering around NJ and only broke one glass and one bottle on my way home.
  13. claaark13

    claaark13 Zealot (504) Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
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    Uhhhhh.....end thread?
  14. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 Illinois

    But you can't fit a pizza through the front door!
  15. UnderJoath

    UnderJoath Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 Illinois
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    Pizza-ready front door or sweet ass Value City Furniture couch. Pick 1.
  16. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
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    MY EYES!!! That is the most EPIC tasting I have ever...that is the most beautiful...I can't believe.. That made my day just looking at it, I can't imagine how it must be for you to have been there! Amazing!! Thank You for the pics! I am looking forward to reading the reviews!

    Pics of this tasting should be in BeerAdvocate magazine!
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  17. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,292) Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    I think a lot of us agreed that Sam Adams Millennium was the best beer of the night (my reviews reflect that).

    Dave was surprisingly drinkable. It was one of those feelings where 2 oz. was more than enough but after I had finished it, I wanted more (because it tasted good, not because it was Dave).

    Loerik is the best Gueuze I've ever had.

    Cable Car Kriek was the best Wild Ale I've ever had.

    M was as good as ever. A tad oxidized but still as solid as I remember from over 2 years ago.

    SNR2000 was far superior to SNR2010 IMO. The latter was near undrinkable for me.
  18. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Poo-Bah (2,115) Mar 17, 2009 Illinois
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    Pretty much agree to all that...I also thought Cable Car Kriek was better then Dirty Horse (both Krieks) this time around. Also, the box set was really excellent from real bad beers in the entire set with tracks 3, 5, 7, and 10 being the best.
  19. avalonct

    avalonct Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Michigan

    Thanks for sharing...awesome photos!
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  20. EOTLBrewer

    EOTLBrewer Initiate (199) Dec 18, 2011 Illinois
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    My friend Jason was very generous this past Saturday! He is going to go travel around Europe for a year so he decided to share a ton of great ones with everyone!
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  21. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,292) Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    I don't know how the heck you remembered all of them. All I recall was that the double Framboise, Double Red poppy one was amazing as well as that stout that had huge coconut and coffee notes.
  22. AgentZero

    AgentZero Poo-Bah (2,336) Jul 19, 2009 Illinois
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    I can honestly say that Dirty Horse, which I've lucked into having 4 times now, has really fallen off, at least the 90/10 blend (and I'm assuming the 100% 1983 as well). I'm guessing the 100% 2005 is easily drinking the best, and still a damn fine beer.
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  23. jbuddle

    jbuddle Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 New York

    It was my first Dirty Horse and I was very underwhelmed. The CC Kriek really blew it out of the water, eh?

    SA Millenium was the highlight for me but it was close. CC Kriek, Don Q, and Loerik are such spectacular beers. The LA Box Set was also a tasting in and of itself, and a seriously well done one at that.

    Dave was really fantastic. It developed some very interesting things as it sat out and opened up. I remember smelling some mint and grass after a few hours which somehow worked? Sitting there with a glass of Dave, M, and SA Millenium at the same time was pretty special :slight_smile:
  24. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (715) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Definitely was a great time! We'll have to get together again sometime soon.
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  25. Kaydogg

    Kaydogg Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2011 Pennsylvania

    so the SNR 2010 was undrinkable?
  26. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,292) Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    It was very smokey and had an odd, peat-y tart character. I'm sure some will like it. It just really wasn't my cup of tea.
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  27. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Poo-Bah (2,115) Mar 17, 2009 Illinois
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    Yeah, wouldn't say undrinkable...just...different. I've had the SNR 2000 a few times and it's always been my favorite when compared to the 2005 and 2008. The 2010 had some smoke notes to it...very was okay just not outstanding.
  28. AgentZero

    AgentZero Poo-Bah (2,336) Jul 19, 2009 Illinois
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    Yeah, I rather enjoyed it because of those qualities.
  29. Imstillthegman

    Imstillthegman Meyvn (1,049) Jan 30, 2006 Delaware
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    Here's our tasting from Saturday night.
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  30. dtmets84

    dtmets84 Aspirant (253) Dec 31, 2011 New York
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    Cable Car Kriek DQ and SA Millennium were my top three for the day.

    Having Dave and M in my snifter for 4+ hours just made it more awesome.

    Blowing through the LA Box set with the pizza beer chaser mixed in really ended an epic day
  31. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,322) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    undrinkable is pretty harsh, but those 2 were some lowlights of the day...that being said, it was really due to present company. when we were drinking them, i remember us talking about how at any other tasting those probably would have been highlights.
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  32. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2008 Michigan

    I also provide fireball entertainment at my beer tastings...

  33. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Aspirant (206) Nov 4, 2011 North Carolina
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    Damn. I would have traded you 3 King Henry's for a hand bottled 12oz of your first morning after piss.
  34. mikecharley

    mikecharley Devotee (405) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    So where does one go from here? The only thing you guys didn't have was a 99 boos, and a cloudberry Lambic. Other than that, I guess you guys are done?
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  35. Sunhunters

    Sunhunters Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2008 California

    Cracked these all open a few days ago after years of waiting patiently. I was really impressed by the overall quality, especially of the older iterations. The 02.02.02 in particular - which I was dreading after reading the recent reviews - was in very good shape. It was mellow and clean with a pleasant coconut finish. I also enjoyed the 03.03.03, the 04.04.04, the 09.09.09, and the 11.11.11 quite a lot myself. One of my buddies brought a red-wine barrel 11.11.11 along to try side by side with the regular version, and it was a really interesting comparison. All in all it was a great tasting and everyone in attendance was pleasantly surprised at how well the beers had held up. I attribute it to a mixture of blind luck and careful storage in a genuine root cellar.



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  36. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,322) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    that's funny since we joked about trading away some "grand cru"

    ISO locals???
  37. GrumpyOldTroll

    GrumpyOldTroll Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 New Jersey

    Akkurat in July.
  38. JEdmund

    JEdmund Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2006 Kansas


    Did this last spring and was a lot of fun.
  39. deuce9259

    deuce9259 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Ohio
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    Small compared to some of these...but it was a good time considering there were only 3 of us.

    Forgot to get the growler of ZD we polished off before the VE's.
  40. AgentZero

    AgentZero Poo-Bah (2,336) Jul 19, 2009 Illinois
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    For myself, I'm probably done whale hunting. Between this tasting and a couple others I've knocked out everything I've ever wanted to pursue. Not saying I'm adverse to drinking/getting more whales, rather that the HUNT is over.

    And also, a huge thanks to GrumpyOldTroll, cosmicevan, jbuddle, dtmets84 and SpeedwayJim for allowing Sean and I to be a part of this event. Like Evan said, the beers were only surpassed by the company. I had an amazing time and can honestly say the NY guys can bring it as well as anyone.
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