Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured brown with a beige head. aroma of liquid smoke. flavor had berry and some liquid smoke as well. a good brew. i will have to pick up the current year special ale and give it a try.
ilovedarkbeer (2138) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR via paistie2002. Almost no head sits atop a black brown body. Nose is nutmeg, and gingerbread. Taste is winter mulling spices, and toffee and rum cake. Short watery finish.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to paistie2002. Shared with the Dallas Crew. Pours with a small off-white head over a brown hazy body. Good lacing. Aroma of currants, leather, bread, raisins and toffee. Taste is oxidized with some notes of raisins, bread and brandy. Light carbonation and a bit thin.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by HogTownHarry with Blankboy and I. Appearance: Murky brown, whispy head. Aroma: Altar wine, pine, rye bread. Flavour: Raisins, Christmas cake, brandy. Sweet. Awesome!
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to bman113vr. Pours a dark brown, cream head. Aroma of some soy sauce. Flavor of soy sauce and dark roast. Mouthfeel is light-medium body, light-medium carbonation. This is 7 years old and losing it’s life.....
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bman113vr. deep brown pour with a ring of cream froth. nice aroma of spices and malts. quite nice on the palate with some slight oxidation but still holding up quite well. good spicy finish.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle supplied by Colin. Pour is ruby brown mostly clear with a 1/2 inch tan head. Aroma of juniper, clove and big, big spiciness. Assertive but soft at the same time. Taste as spruce, cinnamon, spice, vanilla - incredibly melded really soft. Palate is thick, spiced, lingering with cloves. This really is a great aged beer.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz., courtesy the exceptional generosity of Nugget. Thanks, man! Pours a dense-looking, opaque dark brown with a hale and hearty creamy tan head up top. Luscious head like that after 5 years? Well done, Anchor. These guys never let you forget what a fine job they always do. The nose on this is intensely spicy, dark and sprucey, very christmassy; the perfect combination between christmas trees and spicy christmas sweets. Almost perfumey, but in an inviting way. Creamy medium body, still showing a pleasant carb to it. Notes of wood, dark and sweet spices for sure, brown bread, and caramel on the mid-palate. Mild finish. Awesome, awesome beer.
ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Falling Rock. Not as dusty or as thick as the Jubelale 2005 I recently had, but much the same flavor profile. Dark fruit, syrup, toffee, and a rather sharp astringency at the end to balance things abruptly.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003, consumed during our 2002 to 2006 vertical Dec. 2008. Pours dark hazy brown with mocha head and a bit of cobweb lacing. The aroma has that aged molasses, spices, toffee and hints of chocolate that seems smooth and blended. The taste is very smooth and silky with chocolate, molasses, some malt roast and smooth blunted spices. I get a consistent background of rich dark fruitiness. This as aged wonderfully.