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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3209) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2008
22 oz hand bottle shared by tjthresh, courtesy of BBB63 - enjoyed at the csbosox tasting on 3/7/08. Pour is golden, with some ruby highlights - no head whatsoever. Aroma of green apples, very bright and fruity. Some heat behind that. Wood is present, though certainly in the backseat behind the apples. I am assuming this was Brandy barrel? Taste is a fair amount of heat, with sourish apple and almost a Trippel body and finish to it. This was OK, but I thought the barrel was pretty overwhelming. Thanks to both Mike and Tom!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
Draft @ The Livery. Pours a murky, grapefruit-brown color; bright off-white head with web-like lacing; attractive, chewy looking pour. Lots of tart grapefruit, brown sugar, and sour cherries and breadiness; excellent grapefruit and toasty oak notes. Medium-to-full, dense chewy mouthfeel: lots of chewy grapefruit, brown sugar, breadiness and toasty wooden character; gorgeous, soft mouthfeel; tart grapefruit note sits beautifully inside the oak and chewy malt core. Excellent stuff. Lengthy finish, showing brown sugar, candy sugar, and toasty oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Hazy brown body with a small white head. Vanilla, oak and cherry in the nose along with some caramel and plums. Moderately sweet taste, lightly tart; vanilla, oak, cherry, plum skins and grapes. Full round body with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009

Batch 1

4/25/2009: Livery Barrel Aged Agent 99 was one of the highlights of the day for me. It is brown in color and has a citrusy aroma. The flavor is sweet, malty, lightly fruity, and has a hint of vanilla. It has a mellow mouthfeel and reminded me of an English-style Barlywine. This is a great beer with a great name. If you aren’t familiar with Agent 99, the you better GET SMART!

Sample shared by BBB63 at Dark Lord Day 2009. Rating #29 for this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Indra (2604) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Hand bottle by way of tjthresh and BBB63. Thanks! Sugary, doughy, sweet malt aroma, full of spice and fiery alcohol, also notes of calvados barrel(?). Some baking cinnamon rolls and green apple notes. Clear medium golden amber color, head is spotty and slight. Flavor is packed with turbinado sugar, green apple fruitiness, wood and rather intense alcohol, peppery and medicinal, tangy and hot with plenty of warmth and a touch of spicy bitterness. Smooth and lightly acidic on the palate, body is certainly huge. A bit harsh for my taste.

3.4
   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

3.6
   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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours a clear copper color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, caramel, green apple, and some alcohol. Flavor is malty, caramel, green apple, oak, vanilla and a light toasty alcohol finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2008
22 ounce hand bottle from Mike. Clear amber with a thin a thin dirty white swirl on top. Apples, solvant, and saw dust. Solvanty/cleaner flavors as well as cidery. Very thin. Ehh.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Courtesy BBB63. Pours a clear amber copper color, with a small white head. Smells of a touch of bourbon, light caramel, fruits, and sweet malt. The flavor is more on the mild side, but nicely balanced for a barrel aged brew. The bourbon is soft, with the fruits and malts showing up more in the front and softening out in the finish. Very light to be called a quad in my opinion. Finished kind of tart. Decent, but not eye opening.


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