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The Livery Barrel Aged Agent 99 (2007-2011)

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The Livery Barrel Aged Agent 99 (2007-2011)
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Formerly brewed at The Livery
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Benton Harbor, Michigan USA

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RATINGS: 42   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 itís 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
BPW #82 On tap at the Livery. The aromas and nose are a rich barrel tone with some sweet dark fruit flavors such as dates and raisins. This beer could use some time to mellow out but still a tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2009
copper color, small tan head, somewhat lacy. dried fruit nose, floral hops. caramel and earthiness in the taste, with a trace of wood and alcohol. full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. nice wood in the flavor, with traces of alcohol. quite nice. on tap at the livery.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Hand bottle courtesy of BBB63 via tjthresh; enjoyed at csbosoxís tasting on 3/7/08. Pours a hazy orange with a thin, white head and decent legs. The aroma is a beautiful blend of slightly overripe apples, oak, and a touch of spicy hops. Medium bodied and oily with a dry finish. The flavor drops off quite a bit from the nose: fermented apple juice and alcohol dominate with some oak in support. This one began with great promise but steadily declined from there. If this is a quad it is unlike any other that Iíve sampled. Thanks again for giving us a chance to try this one, Mike.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
22 oz hand bottleb by BB63 and shared by tjthresh @ a March ’08 tasting. Aroma is super boozy and reminiscent of calvados. Taste is boozy applejack, hot and harsh, and lacking of a good malt base. Maybe some age would have helped this out?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Tap at MBGSF 08. Pours a hazy, rusty color with a thin tan colored head. Aroma is oak, citrus, light bourbon. Flavor is caramel, grapefruit, oak, yeast, vanilla, brown sugar. Palate is full to medium bodied, mild carbonation, finished bitter with a hint of malt sweetness. Greta use of barrel aging. Flavor improved as it warmed. Rock solid all around.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Tap at the ’08 MBG Summerfest. Hazy copper brown pour. Vanilla, oak, subtle bourbon, banana, orange and dark fruit. Medium-full body with lots of carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Courtesy of BBB63. Thank you, sir.

Caramel brown body with a small head, no retention and not much lacing....some swirly foam is all thatís left after a minute or so....nose is fairly hot, along with tropical fruits, dark esters, caramel malts and some floral hops....flavor seems a bit off and disjointed, all of the components arenít meshing well....mouthfeel is light for the style as well, could use a bit more heft....medium length finish, fruits, some perfume/floral notes and dough....something somewhere just didnít mesh with me on this beer, my least favorite of all the great offerings Mike brought us from this top notch brewery....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2008
On tap at the MBG summer fest 08’. Poured a cloudy brown color. Nice big citrus on the nose as well as some yeast and oak. Flavor has big citrus notes as well, more oak and wood, with a nice doughy bready backbone to pull it all together. I don’t know what style this actually is, but it tasted like a barrel aged IPA that worked. I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Kind of surprised me. Well done.

3.8
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
RB Rating #200. Danís Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #75 of 90. On tap at The Livery. Pours cloudy orange/brown. Very nice sweet fruit and malt balance. This was my favorite from The Livery...well worth a visit. Excellent Sipper!!!


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