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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.
De Struise - Their Stouts and Dark Ales
How did you compare all those stouts?
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
Empty regular Dark Lord vertical.
De La Senne Crianza.
Yeah, things got a little crazy.
What was the highlight?
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.
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.
It was a boozy night, cheers!
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..
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!
insane. Dat Loerik!!! and Dat CCK!!!! and dem veritas...oh my!
My pictures are awful but here is the final lineup from that day:
Seems to be missing BRL. And Woody Brune and Beekeper. I was bad at pictures at this point.
very much appreciated...even blurry. seems epic. any interesting notes on the veritas or the bullfrog stuff?
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.
I'm interested in some feedback on those. Mostly curious how the '97 Kriek held up!
The one they have on nitro is excellent! I forgot the name of it though. It was brown.
Pre-Pre-DLD tasting with HopsMatt and KevinmusPrime
Nothing too fancy last night, shared three sours with a couple friends.
The Belle Royale was pretty damn amazing, by the way.
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.
Always a good time at frankthetank86 house
Last night with Psykhe and Scotty.
Weyerbacher Risevera 2011 and 2012
Lawson Maple Nipple
Central Waters Peruvian Morning
Voodoo Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Black Magick
Alpine Pure Hoppiness
Voodoo Laird Apple Brandy Gran Met
Firestone Walker XV
Thoughts on the Voodoo beers? Just got an allotment myself and wondering if they live up to the hype.
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.
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!!!
Our tasting last night....and only half the bottles showed up!
The growler is BA Batch 9000
From our BA Funk & Sour Tasting yesterday.
Pics not very great, but I had to use panoramic in dark light.
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
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.
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.
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.
How's the vanilla dark lord drinking?
about half way through last night!
we promised not to make a scene and be a bit nonchalant. they are good people.
my tongue orgasmed...that sum it up?
Pre dark lord day tasting with leftyhyzer, awdturboiv, nasty31 and a few others.
A few of my favorites from last night:
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.
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