Just wanted to give you a heads up that there are fake 09 bottles around that are filled w/ some sort of nasty porter or stout. About 2 years ago I acquired two bottles of 09 and recently traded one away, and it leaked in transit, and the recipient told me it smelled of a stout. I was very skeptical and at first didnít believe him.
At the same time I was also supposed to send a 07 bottle to another trader and I mistakingly sent my other 09, and this one didnít leak, and the recipient promptly returned it to me so I can resend him the correct 2007 bottle.
When the second 09 came back to me, I decided to take a close look at the contents, and I could see the beer was pitch black, couldnít even see through it against light. This confirmed the other recipientís claims that it was a fake and had porter/stout in it.
I went ahead and shipped the 07 to the 2nd trader and this fake 09 is now in my cellar. Iím very disappointed, as I have two 09s, both fakes (well one leaked in transit and is trash now anyways, and Iím sure this second one I have now will be a drainpour).
Anyways, if you come across 09 Blabaer, be sure to look at it carefully and be sure it has that reddish color to it, and not pitch black. I think the corks are fake, too, made of rubber and missing Cantillon writing on them.
Whoever did this fake 09 bottle shit, hope karma gets your fuckiní ass as many times as you have made fake bottles of.