Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ilovelampandbeer, Mar 5, 2014.
2013 Port barrel aged Dark Lord. 726 bottles.
Oh man, nothing too serious for me.
Fruet or Lost Abbey Coffee Talk maybe?
Off the top of my head- BVDL, DB Hunahpu, BA Abraxas, Assassin, and Fou Foune. Whalez indeed, but I admit I'm not quite on the level of 3F Blauw, Loerik, or CCK... I only trade beers- not vital body parts or firstborns.
Cable Car Kriek. During San Diego Beer Week 2012, I was sitting next to two guys who had 2010 Cable Car and 2011 Cable Car Kriek while we were waiting for CC12 to go on. I offered to buy their pours for a taster of each. What a frickin vert. F Me Running.
Not much of a whale hunter so Mayan Judgement day by lost abbey? It was only brewed once. Pretty tasty.
Either Founders CBS or Goose Island Proprietor's. Not really sure which is rarer. Both were amazing.
Probably the Heart of Darkness out of Murray's Brewery in NSW Australia. I had it while studying abroad and even though it is a seasonal brew, I was only able to find it in a few places.
Yes it was. A single brew where all but a few bottles went on an arctic expedition. It was never on general sale.
I've heard a lot of people say that it isn't worth the hype. Do you agree?
Probably M or Loerik. I don't know, the Cantillon Reed Gueuze Muscat and Pinot Noir are pretty rare, as is the original Portsmouth Kabert or possibly Yellow Bus. Who can keep track these days?
Utopias....or maybe BrewDog's Port Dundas cask-aged...
Probably for me it was Kuhnhenn Forbidden IPA. A brewed once only deal. I don't know how rare it was.
Yes. To be fair, I am not sure how any beer could live up to that amount of hype. That being said, it's one of those things that is worth trying at least once, if you have a reasonable opportunity.
I would have to say Wooden Hell although there are a few that come close.
Hunters xxxxxx, brewed for Michael Jacksons 60th birthday. It was brewed by Rob Mullen (now at Grand Teton) at the Trap Rock Brewery Restaurant in NJ. Server to Jackson at the Rathskeller in DC.
Appropriately aged Thom. Hardy is absolutely sublime. That is pinnacle of an aged beer. Nothing else comes close.
I just DP'd all of them. You made me nervous, concerned of theft.
Barclay's Russian Imperial Stout 1935 Jubilee Bottling
Barclay's Russian Imperial Stout 1953 Coronation Bottling
Truman's No. 1 Burton Barley Wine Coronation Bottling 1953
Rodenbach Alexander 1986 first year
Hürlimann Samichlaus Bier 1980 first bottling
Eldridge Popes Thomas Hardy's Ale 1968
Allsopp's Arctic Ale 1875
Rochefort 10 1950s
Chimay Speciale 1956
Cantillon Don Quijote 2008
De Dolle Stille Nacht 2000
All were sampled during my doctorate education at Weihenstephaner 2005-09
Holy crap! You had a 1968 Hardy's??
I've poured/attended this for the last 4 years, so probably one of these beers:
I've mentioned this many times, but it will always have to be the Kaze No Tani beer only available at Cafe Mugiwaraboushi at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mikata, Japan. This beer isn't even listed on Beer Advocate.
Had this one some months ago and imo it's mediocre at best. westmalle or karmeliet are way better. Ofcourse the fact that's it's only available @degarre makes it a nice experience to beertourists.
Ballantine's Burton Ale from 1946 at a bottleshare. Not sure I would pay the price tag that the guy who brought it paid (I think he said somewhere in the $300 range for a 12oz bottle). I'd say it wasn't even that fantastic tasting but the experience was the fantastic part. Nothing like drinking history.
I got a pour of Wooden Hell last year at DLD
Cantillon - 50n 4e, Fou Foune, LP Framboise 2005, LP Kriek 2006, LP Gueuze 2005, Zwanzes
De Struise - Kabert 2011
Hill Farmstead - Juicy
Drie Fonteinen - Armand Zomer
Not really .rar whalezbro but....whatevs.
CCB Capricho Oscuro Batch 5?
Probably Philadelphia Brewing Co Pharmhouse Arrest or Philibuster. They were draft only (and in Philibuster's case firkin) and brewed once. Pharmhouse doesn't even have a BA listing.
If we're talking something that was mass produced and old then an Anchor OSA from 1986.
Hair of the Dog Dave is the rarest.
Cantillon Brabantiae is certainly not the rarest but is the oldest I've had (circa 1989).
Mine are probably Cable Car, Peconic, Deviation and K13.
probably Kuhnhenn 5th Dementia.
Why don't you start a new entry for it? Studio Ghibli is great!
1997 Cantillon Kriek Lambic
Zwanze, man. Zwanze.
(2012, to be precise. Rhubarb. Shit was golden.)
Westvleteren 12, or Bruery's Black Tuesday
Westy 12 and maybe Flying Fish "Forever Unloved" Sandy
Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to take notes about it, or a glass to pour it in. I tried to take the label, but the glue was too tough. I do plan on going back to the Ghibli museum one day so I'll be sure to rate their beer.
Various festival one-off collaboration thingies. Which, one brewer privately, was something that didn't quite work, at least for their regulator lineup. (Shhhh!)
Strong Ale Works Bitter.
DFH Barrel Aged World Wide Stout --- consumed during a DFH event at Fat Head's Pittsburgh, in 2012 I believe. At that time the DFH rep claimed it was the only firkin in existence. A real shame--it was ridiculously delicious and so easy to drink. The barrel really did wonders to the base beer.
I hate thinking about seriously rare bottles like this, and of course small brewpubs and tap-only one-offs. I might never see the above beer again, and it's one of the best barleywines I've ever had