eruizgarcia (152) - - JAN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious balance of malts and hops in a beautiful dark amber pour. Dates give it a unique delicious twist. Great beer!
nellycale (148) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a darkish red/amber, aromas of ; complex flavor, strong bitter, alcoholic finish
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a can has a dark amberish color with a medium beige head. Roasty nose with a little alcohol, spice and and a hint of dark fruit. Taste is malty and then woody,nutty with some hop bitterness and some zest. Palate is fairly smooth with a nice carbonation and easy to drink, pretty good brew.
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lovely balanced beer - impressive in its masking of the high ABV. Itís got that ruby pour with nice tan head, great lacing. I am continually impressed by 21st Amendmentís ability to make assertive beers with both malt and hop characters that blend brilliantly. This time itís a slight fruity undertone that pulls it together. Great beer.
dphoxie (96) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I picked this up because I have enjoyed "old" ales in the past and was intrigued to find another example. I donít know about the dates that the label mentions, but the look is beautiful (deep amber), and the taste is pretty delicious. I think there is tremendous balance in this beer. It starts with mostly the malt then finishes with just the right amount of hop bite. I would definitely look out for this beer to purchase again.
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber color, almost reminiscent of dark honey--just beautiful. Thin off-white head that persists for some time. Aroma is quite restrained, smelling mostly of a non-specific fruity sweetness. Taste, however, is a different matter. An upfront sweetness of dried fruit (though, again, itís not specifically dates) gives way to a piney hop flavor. The real kick, however, the overpowering of flavor of alcohol--so strong, youíd swear you were drinking vapor--that comes in midway and persists into the aftertaste. For a while, I was wondering where the malts were, but as the beer warmed, some general breadiness became discernible. Mouthfeel is watery, with a lively carbonation. In sum, this beerís an interesting twist on English ale. Thereís a complexity that canít be denied, and despite all of the different flavor profiles, it somehow works.
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brown/ruby red
1 finger head
Aroma is of a little coca with dark fruit.
Taste is sweet dark fruits in the front with a slight bitterness on the back end. Some alcohol burn.
A very nice beer.
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Amnesia87 (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark amber with a hint of red. A good 2-3 fingers of head. Lots of lacing. I smell dark fruit and for some reason chocolate. Tastes much like it smells but the flavor is a bit too faint in my opinion, it gets covered up by the carbonation. Overall I enjoy it and would drink it again, but it's not something I would go out of my way for.
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rruhl1981 (25) - medina, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can poured into snifter, rich dark chocolatey brown nice thick head even on soft pour, aroma is malty and sweet, flavor is chocolatey and richly sweet... To bad that this is a special edition
tfratzke (20) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark opaque brown with a tannish colored head. Head dissipates fairly quick, some lacing. Aromas of bread, floral hops, root beer, roasty malts, and some fruits. Taste is medium bitterness, some slight caramel sweetness. Pretty good balance of malt and hops. Lively on the palate with a good amount of carbonation. Overall a nice brew, nothing earth shattering but descent non the less.