Post a pic of your "Tasting" events

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

  1. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Initiate (112) Sep 5, 2012 Kansas
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    No whales, but still a great IPA tasting with some HS friends...
  2. Kaydogg

    Kaydogg Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Goose island tasting plus
  3. tetu

    tetu Aspirant (295) Jan 28, 2011 Louisiana
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    Shitty pic but its te best I could do


    Surly furious
    Wild heaven invocation
    Oskar blues g'knight
    Ob deviant dales
    Dfh sah tea
    Weston brew labs ipa
    Southern star proam
    Deschutes black butte
    Great divide wolfgang
    Sn narwhal
    Stone 10th
    St arnolds homefront
    Alpine/new belgian super ipa
    Jolly pumpkin la parcela
    Homebrew whiskey beer
    Cantillon classic gueze
    Pretty things meadowlark ipa
    Ballast point tongue buckler
    Ballast point sculpin
    Nola mechahopzilla
    Boulevard no. 3
    Berliner weisse
    Sweetwater low ryder ipa
    Ska modus hoperandi
    Rr supplication
    Rr santifacation
    Shipyard smashed pumpkin
    Cigar city winter warmer
    Bb 23rd
    Belles kalamazoo stout
    Port santas little helper
    Firestone walker parabola
    Haverhill brewery joshua norton imp stout
    Anchor steam merry xmas 11
    Victory hop wallop
    Jk gotlandsdricka
    Jk black metal stout
    Dfh 120
    Rodenbach 2009 vintage
    Panil barriquee
    Rock art vermonster
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  4. Holland

    Holland Champion (805) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    The real highlight of the night was Chad's dip. Where's the pic of that?
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  5. jsilva

    jsilva Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2009 Massachusetts

    Me and Mag00n had a two man show with a little help from our better halfs last night.



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  6. Kaydogg

    Kaydogg Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Thank you sir
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  7. marine1975

    marine1975 Disciple (373) Apr 27, 2009 North Carolina
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    I wanna know more about the dip!
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  8. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Nice lineup! Any outstanding ones to note or disappointments?
  9. jsilva

    jsilva Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2009 Massachusetts

    Nooner was fantastic wish I had more of it, Rarer dos was good too. The Flaming Fury was very nice but the fruit is pretty faded althougb its still detectable. The 04 marriage parfait was pretty good but kinda plain not too much change from newer ones. Cherry rye was super sweet, boozy and fruity. My wife liked Abyss 10 the best she liked the smoke its taken on and the char/ash has def picked up and dropped the choc/coffee and licorice compared to fresh. SitR was super acidic and kinda boring. EH was just a solid ba imp stout. Fou foune was fou foune. Castleton continues to be one of the best american made sours ive ever had.
  10. MEW

    MEW Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Colorado

    Great weekend trip with JordanPP and some lovely beer!

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  11. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2010 New Jersey

    Here's a pictue and list from what probably is the most epic tasting I've been a part of. Team NJ assembled at my place over the weekend to open our boxes from Team Buffalo for the Gang Bang BIF as well as pack up our boxes. Due to one team member not being able to be there, we held off on drinking the boxes from Buffalo and banged ourselves instead. Thanks to everyone who contributed bottles, I had an amazing time and I hope all of you did as well. Cheers!


    Toppling Goliath Pseudo sue
    Crooked Stave Batch 1.
    NEBCo. Zapata bot.
    LA Cable car.
    CC Moat water.
    Jack's Abby Kiwi rising. Dipl.
    Kiwi Lawson's DIPA
    Jackie Os Bourbon Oil of Aphrodite
    Cascade Apricot '10
    Cantillon Fou foune
    Crooked Stave Persica
    LogsdonPeche n Brett.
    Jackie O's Cuvée 6.
    Cisco Pechish woods
    Tired Hands Farm Hands
    Rivertown Lambic.
    Cantillon Bruoscella 07.
    CC Leon.
    Cascade Figaro.
    Black Tuesday
    Bruery Rueuze.
    Ale Apthecary Sahalie
    Block 15 Figgy pudding.
    Head hunter.
    LA Veritas 009.
    7venth Sun Temeriry. Fort
    Jackie O'sSkippy pappy
    Twisted Pine Ghost Face Killah
    CL Barrel Select Cherry
    NEBCo. BA Stout Trooper
    7venth Sun Superfly.
    Twisted Pine Billy's chilies
    Swamp head Batch 300.
    KBS 09
  12. ChicagoShoop

    ChicagoShoop Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2012 Illinois

    I don't have a picture but in Friday a BA andmyself had a small side by side stout tasting. cracked open the following :

    Coffee Break Abduction

    BB Gbs

    Baller Stout
    Murdad Out Stout
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  13. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2011 Texas
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  14. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    That's pretty damn big for 3 people!
  15. StylzMC

    StylzMC Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    How was the Lawson's maple barrel stout?
  16. monitorpop

    monitorpop Disciple (370) Oct 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Really good beer, but I personally enjoyed the Hill Farmstead Birth Of Tragedy over all of the other bottles.
  17. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

  18. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    I attempted to edit this with all the names of the beer, but it timed out. I'm not doing it again.

    The BCBCS and BCBVS are both is the Abyss.
    Boulevard BBQ is 2008, and Saison-Brett is 2009.
    NBC Black Betty is 2009. Chocolate Yeti is 2010.
  19. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    Not an event, but I'm pouring these tonight for our friends at our usual weekly beer gathering in a blind taste test. The impetus for this was one of my friends posting something about The Czar on my Facebook wall and me reminding him he'd had it before when I shared a bottle. He didn't recall so I decided to bust out some standard RIS beers for tonight.


    The Avery Czar is a 2009 and the Ten Fidy is a 2010.
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  20. Beerisheaven

    Beerisheaven Devotee (463) Dec 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Ahhhhhh, no thanks,
  21. theMusicMan54

    theMusicMan54 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2008 Wisconsin

    I do frequent tastings (better known as 'research') with the friend I brew with. Occasionally we do specialty tastings with other people. This is from 'Alpha Klausmas' night, probably my favorite tasting, where we did a 'horizontal' of different BA Klaus.
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  22. kagent777

    kagent777 Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2009 Utah


    This was my recent tasting. The little guy on the left did not drink too much:rolling_eyes: I am the one in the orange shirt. There is a carboy of my homebrew (not ready to sample) on the kitchen counter. The idea behind this sampling was the exact opposite of whale hunting. I was introducing these guys, friends of mine, to the intriguing world of beer.

    I introduced them to the four (main) ingredients to beer. Talked about how each of those affects the final taste of a beer. I got to talk about beer for a few hours and they got to sample many different styles and get a good feel for each of those. You can't see it, but there are three issues of BA on the table along with How To Brew (Palmer), Naked Pint, and Tasting Beer (Mosher).

    Bohemian Czech Pilsener
    Anchor Steam
    Epic Pfeifferhorn Lager
    Bohemian Viennese Lager
    Sam Adams Boston Lager
    Squatters IPA
    Squatters Ghost Rider White IPA
    Epic Smoked Porter
    Epic Intermountain Wheat
    North Coast Pranqster
    We finished the night splitting a bottle of Old Rasputin

    Had intended to get to Moose Drool and Black Butte Porter, but we had had all we could drink and eat.
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  23. MEW

    MEW Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Colorado

    Lovely tasting with evilvic. Cheers!:

  24. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Awkward panorama of a tasting with some supa kewl doods last night:

  25. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Big Goose Island tasting last night.

    Here's the breakdown in order of what we drank:
    - 2011 Big John
    - 2012 Big John
    - 2010 Nightstalker
    - 2011 Nightstalker
    - 2012 Nightstalker
    - 2012 Juliet
    - 2006 Bourbon County Stout
    - 2007 Bourbon County Stout
    - 2008 Bourbon County Stout
    - 2009 Bourbon County Stout
    - 2010 Bourbon County Stout
    - 2011 Bourbon County Stout
    - 2012 Bourbon County Stout
    - Rare
    - 2010 Madame Rose
    - 2012 Madame Rose
    - Bourbon County Vanilla Stout
    - 2011 Lolita
    - 2010 Bourbon County Coffee
    - 2011 Bourbon County Coffee
    - 2012 Bourbon County Coffee
    - King Henry

    The BCBS vertical (plus the Rare) we had set up as a blind tasting thanks to the help of some of the ladies at the party. None of us had had Rare so we didn't realize how obvious it would be to distinguish (especially on the nose) from the other bottles hah. For the hell of it, here were my results from the test, with ratings on a 1-5 scale

    Vintage guesses and rating
    A / Rare / 5
    B / 2007 / 4
    C / 2011 / 5
    D / 2008 / 4
    E / 2012 / 5
    F / 2006 / 2
    G / 2010 / 4
    H / 2009 / 5

    Actual Vintages
    A - Rare
    B - 2006
    C - 2008
    D - 2011
    E - 2012
    F - 2007
    G - 2010
    H - 2009

    We had a trade set up for an '05 as well but it fell through at the very last minute, which is sad because everyone expected '06 to be fairly bad at this point, but it still held it's own. Oddly the '07 bottle was pretty damn awful, which was not my experience at Darkness Day when I last had one. Curious how the '05 would have held up.


    Setting up the blind BCBS tasting

    Blind tasting in progress

    Clamoring for the last of the Rare.

    The difference in appearance, smell and taste of the 2010 and 2012 Madame Rose was very evident. While the '12 is good on its own, it doesn't hold a candle to '10. Maybe they were brewed differently, but I would recommend holding on to your '12s for a year or two. Huge difference.

    Bramble vs Cherry Rye. The group seemed pretty split on the preference between the two.

    Hmm seemed to have forgotten the '09 in this pic.

    EVERYONE expected '10 coffee to be so muted that it would be nothing more than regular bourbon county. It in fact turned out to be the favorite of some of the group. The coffee had surely faded somewhat since 2010, but in my opinion not in a bad way at all. The '12 had the strongest coffee flavor but it was almost too much. I personally preferred the '11, with '10 as a close second.

    Graveyard pics

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  26. Beerisheaven

    Beerisheaven Devotee (463) Dec 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Outstanding, thanks for sharing.
  27. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Last night at beachwood pulled off a mini Consecration flight batch 001-003. My ranking was 003,001,002. My buddy was 002,001,003. 002 is well balanced right now, 001 a tad more tart and 003 still has plenty of sour. Washed them down with BBQ nachos and burgers.


  28. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,322) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    i didn't make it as late as you guys did, but i was there for this part:


    gotta say as great as the beers were, once again, they were 2ndary to the company. really great time...big thanks to chicago (eorwar, kevanb, pmoney, stxSS07, Treebs) for such a good time!
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  29. monitorpop

    monitorpop Disciple (370) Oct 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Last nights tasting at my place:
    3 Floyd's - 2012 Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord
    3 Floyd's - 2012 Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout
    3 Floyd's - 2012 Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord
    3 Floyd's - 2012 De Muerte Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord
    3 Floyd's - 2011 Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord
    Port Brewing - Churchill's Finest Hour 2012
    Surly - 2008 Darkness
    Peg's - RareR D.O.S. De Molen - Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey B.A.
    AleSmith - 2009 Barrel Aged Speedway Stout
    AleSmith - 2012 Barrel Aged Speedway Stout
    AleSmith - Vietnamese Speedway Stout
    Westbrook - Mexican Cake
    Cigar City - 2011 Hunahpu's Imperial Stout
    Perennial - Abraxas
    (512) - Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter
    Bell's - Cherry Stout Reserve 2001
    Crooked Stave - Oculus
    Bullfrog - Oud 15
    Upland - Blueberry Lambic
    Cascade - Cerise Nouveau
    AC Golden - Peche
    Bristol - 2005 Skull And Bones Foxy
    Cantillon - Mamouche
    Cantillon - Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio
    Hill Farmstead - Anna
    Oxbow - Barrel Aged Farmhouse
    Logsdon - Seizoen Bretta
    Tired Hands - HandFarm, Wine Barrel Aged Saison
    De Struise - X
    De Struise - XX
    De Struise - XXX
    De Struise - XXXX
    De Struise - XXXXX, 5 Squared
    The Bruery - White Chocolate
    The Bruery - Melange No. 1
    The Bruery - Melange No. 3
    Brewmeister - Armageddon
    Hangar 24 - Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev's Cobra
  30. phishisphunk

    phishisphunk Initiate (105) Oct 27, 2008 Indiana
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    I light wale tasting from a couple weeks ago. Surprisingly, one of my favorites was the Kuhnhenn chocolate rasperry port pyment an the 05 st lam.
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  31. dubinsky

    dubinsky Devotee (493) Sep 16, 2009 California
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    These are from a monthly tasting we had a Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA. This was about a year ago, but i never got a chance to post any photos.





    Some unknown year. This was a really cool beer. Tasted like horseradish.

    Monthly tasting with co-workers.
  32. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Not a great picture, but this was our Texas BottleShare at the Jester King 2nd Anniversary Party

  33. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Not my photo, but here is another look at that table. More than 100 bottles total, all before we then dipped into the Jester King offerings. Fantastic day in central TX.
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  34. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 California

    Unfortunately, I have no photos to share. But I had a birthday tasting on Friday with a bunch of local BAs. The lineup:

    Supplication 3L
    Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueze '04 magnum
    Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueze '07 vintage
    Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueze '10
    Cantillon LP Framboise '02
    Cantillon LP Kriek '02
    Cantillon LP Gueuze '03
    Cantillon Fou' Foune '11
    Cantillon Fou' Foune '12 (2)
    Black Butte XXIV
    BA Peche Mortel (2)
    Cherry Adam from the Wood '12
    King Henry
    BA Speedway
    BA Wee Heavy
    Beatification b3
    Black Tuesday '11
    Chocolate Rain '12
    Jackie O's Skipping Pappy
    Armand 4'Lente
    Armand 4'Zomer
    Veritas 009
    Thiriez Vieille Bruin

    Probably some others I forgot.

    I received a few gifts, including a boxed bottle of Rare and JW Gold Label from pokgye. I turned him down, but he insisted. Toward the end of the tasting, a couple of people asked if I could open the Rare, since they hadn't had it. I took it out of the box and walked across the bar toward pokgye, who saw me coming and turned his back.

    Oh shit... Reading his body language, it's a gift, he doesn't want me to open it. - my thought
    "Hey, I know this is a gift, but is it all right with you if I share it?" - Me
    *Still looking away, noncommittal shrug* - Him
    Damn, he must be a bit pissed. Well, too late to back out, I guess. - my thought
    *I remove the cover from the cap*
    Wait, I don't remember Rare having a paper cap cover.
    *I look down at the cap*
    Why is the cap white?
    *I look closer*



    You haven't lived until you've had 20+ people at a bar laughing at the look of fear and despair etched on your face.
  35. brewtus

    brewtus Zealot (549) Dec 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Ha did this right before our wedding in Sonoma
  36. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    Just to put this in another place.

    Some of the Indy BA's got together for a tasting. The results:









    Great pictures from Muskabeetz

    Here is the final bottle list

    Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction
    Lost Abbey Track 13
    3F Blauw
    3F Oude Gueze Vintage 2002
    3F Roze
    RR T25
    HF Double Galaxy
    BT 09
    Cognac BADL
    2012 Chocolate Rain
    Blabaer 2012
    Oude Quetsche Tilquin
    Revolution Straight Jacket
    RR Deviation
    RR Beatification Batch 3
    LA Cable Car 2012
    LA DDG
    Logsdon Seizoen Bretta
    Logsdon Peche 'n Brett
    GI King Henry
    De Cam Framboise Lambiek
    Cantillon 03 LP Framboise
    De Neve Geueze (2001)
    B Nektar Sleeping Giant
    Cascade Vlad the Imp Aler (2009)
    Johnnie Walker Blue

    Thanks to aasher for hosting and for all the other guys. I doubt I'll get to do something with this magnitude of awesomeness again.
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  37. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2008 Michigan

    Here's a better video of the entertainment we roll with in the Metro Detroit tastings.

  38. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    No such thing as a Goose Island Night Stalker 2011. Nice try though.
  39. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    We had 3 bottles of Night Stalker. They had bottling dates of 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  40. pisano

    pisano Zealot (524) Sep 18, 2007 Massachusetts
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    HF Earl (growler cut off at left)
    HF Birth Of Tragedy
    RareR DOS
    Founders KBS & CBS
    Goose Island BCBS & BCBCS
    Fifty Fifty Eclipse (Elijah Craig 12 yr) 2011
    Firestone Parabola
    Hoppin' Frog BA BORIS
    Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon
    Hair of the Dog Adam

    From what I can remember, Eclipse & BA BORIS were outstanding among the others.
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