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The Livery Barrel Aged Agent 99

The Livery Barrel Aged Agent 99
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 11.99%
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2009/2010 batch (#2) is a Belgian Quadrupel aged in a Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout cask for 20 months by it’s re-release in 2010. During this time some wild yeast development as also occured. A younger version was limited release in 2009 and at that point had not developed any wild yeast tones. 2008 Batch #1 were aged various lengths (8 to 18 months) in a 5th use bourbon barrel and then dry-hopped with English Fuggles hop. The initial Livery batch 99 was brewed for release in celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the brewery in 2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1420) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at pub. Pour is deep copper with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruit, earth, lemongrass, grapes, bready malt, and booze. Finish is booze and sour mix.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1725) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2014 Tap: Opaque amber body, swampy; only a bubbly white ring outlines the edges. Aroma is a combo of sour prunes & lemons, lots of woody notes, mildly vinous with some boozy white grape. Moderate white wine essence underlined with darker fruit; prunes, dates, raisin, all with some tartness. Taste has a staunch woodiness about it, quite barrel-heavy. Earthy tones abound with some white grape, lemon, & prune sourness. A little acidity with a dry, cotton & woody finish. Lingering grape, but not as vinous tasting as the aroma suggested. An okay soured quad, but a little unrefined & harsh at times. Doesn’t come close to something like Cascade’s Vlad. Decent, but could be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Extremely old im assuming growler of this. It has now become a sour I guess. Not bad really, dark fruits, caramel, dark blsamic.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at The Livery. Pours a dark copper color with a very thin light tan head that disappears almost as quickly as the glass gets set down. Swirling will do nothing to bring it back ground the dead. The nose is odd--it smells like grainy sawdust that has been soaked in a strong alcohol solution. No real dark fruit character until it starts to really warm up when I get a bunch of really sweet grapes. The flavor is really bad--quite grainy and not nearly full enough in body. Pretty gross. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-07-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Draft sample at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Poured an amber/brown with thin tan head. Aroma of slight bourbon and wood, sweet bready malt, and dark fruits. Sweet and slight tartness from the wild yeast. Medium mouthfeel, light carbonation. Interesting and pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
livery 5th anniv party in benton harbor, mi. pours an orangish brown with small head. aroma and flavor was a bizarre mess of too-much sugar, caramel, maple, and breads..finish begins with raisin and ends with slight citrus and bitter/dry hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours light amber with a decent off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a rich toffee flavor with a nice bourbon trail. This is a great quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6613) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 22, 2010
On tap at The Livery 5th anniversary party. Poured a slightly cloudy amber with a light brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was sweet with maple and sweet bread with a bit of funk and light fruit underlying. Flavor was sweet grain and got a bit darker with some fruit and a slightly bitter finish. Seemed a bit unbalanced to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Growler shared by BBB63 at DLD10. Pours orange beige head. Tart sweet fruit Flavor of fruits and tart dry finish. Drying decent. 7/3/8/3/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2010
Growler shared by BBB63 at DLD ’10- thanks again, Mike! He aged it in the growler for 2 years, which I thought was pretty interesting. Pours a cloudy orange-gold without much visible carbonation or head. Aroma is heavy on mixed fruits, such as pear, cantaloupe, and orange citrus, along with a nice spice, caramel malts, yeast, and definite alcohol. The spice shows up again in the flavor in the form of spicy green pepper, along with the same fruit notes, some caramel and honey sweetness, and a good boozy burn. Medium-full bodied, with a smooth, sticky mouthfeel. Finishes boozy and sweet. Very cool, interesting beer.

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