Maltose sugar is sugar from cereals such as barley and is fermented in the production of beer.
As a still learning and aspiring chowhound, I have yet to acquire the penchant and appreciation that others here have. So for a dish by dish - blow by blow - what dish has what in it, I will defer to the better equipped. One of the things that stood out as a highlight of the evening was the abalone & the sauce it was bathed in. It was thick without feeling too starchy and non-natural, with a great taste that was both luscious and full while not being relentless.
But a big thanks needs to go to yimster for organizing such a fine event. It was one of the highlights of my week. I hope never to miss one of his events, for to do so would be a crime against food and all things that taste good.