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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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
2 year old growler shared by BBB at DLD 2010. Pours a hazy orange brown with a tiny offwhite head. Big fruit, dough, and booze aroma. some melons, vanilla, and light bourbon as well.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Courtesy BBB63. Cloudy light amber color with a thin white soapy head. Moderate bourbon aroma with settled down as it breathed a bit. Dried apricot and oak on aroma also. Taste is a bit hot, there’s some notes of Belgian yeast way back there, some spice. Smells better than it tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2008
At the ’08 MBG festival. Deep golden color with a thin, off white head. Nose of caramel sweetness, fruit and some bubblegum. Lots of cereal grains in the flavor with caramel sweetness, yeast, and a dried fruitiness. Nice Quad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
Shared by BBB63 at DLD. Not normally how I’d start off a massive beer tasting, but OK! Sweetish bourbon whiskey aroma, sweet florals, oxidized and muddy flavor. Oldish and very strong, but shows some decent complexity. This is the first of many beers where I could’ve spent a lot more time with the brew and written a lot more but the general insanity of DLD prevented me from writing top-notch ratings. Hopefully I will have a chance to revisit these beers in the future.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Draft. Pours a muddy, ruddy amber with little head but good lacing. Aroma is hot with booze, cherry, vanilla and malt. Tastes great, with less alcohol in the finish than I was expecting. A lot of tart fruit, yeast and subtle barrel flavors. Excellent, uncategorizable brew from one of MI’s best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Hand-bottle from a growler courtesy of BBB63: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malt and some mild fruity tartness and oak with some fresh piny English hops and a hint of soapiness. Body starts fairly full with a lot of oaky barrel flavor and semi-sweet earthy caramel malt with a drier piny citrusy finish. A pretty interesting brew that should age well.

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.

3.6
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6905) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Big thanks to BBB63 for bringing this beer down to Degarth’s the Tampa tasting. Pours copper-ish orange with thin white head. The aroma has barrel wood notes, it seems a bit chalky, has fruity esters and some caramel. The taste is up front barrel aged wood and booze with a backbone of mild dark fruity ester and caramel malt roastiness. Then the booze fortified notes build again and provide a drying sense. Ends with fruity esters, mild maltiness and more booze.


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