tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Goldtwins and hellomynameis sampled at the MN RB Winter shindig. Time has tempered this beast for sure. Oxidation is setting in some. Plenty of sweet malt and candy on the nose. Overripe dark fruit. Pours bright clear copper. Almost still. Flavor is very malt forward with some cinnamon and chocolate. Medium bodied. Slightly syrupy and thick.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering. Thanks to tytoanderson and hellomynameis for each sharing a bottle. Very sweet nose with hints of ripe fruit and caramel and toffee. Decent carbonation to accent the very nice ripe fruit and caramel with a hint of milk chocolate. This held up much better than I thought.
badgerben (4598) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 12, 2008. Super thanks to Tytoanderso and Hellomynameis for each bringing a bottle of this rare gem. Dark orange color with no head. Definitely has an oxidized aroma with good caramel and a bit of hops still left. Strong, sweet malt with caramel and some chocolate. Really quite good and I’m amazed it’s still this good. Thanks again!
Stine (1652) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Murky, glowing amber resin. Beautiful color. Thin aroma of honey and old, soggy wood. Lightly oxidized sherry and pepper touch. Thinned malt and a bit of crass saltwater flavor; biscuity with a dying whisper of pine and grassy hop. Bitter rind of orange and papery candies. Soft and tired in the mouth, finishing with a slick, bland, sweet coating of weak whiskey and aired out citrus. Time has simplified this into oblivion from something that seems to have been quite straightforward from the start; completely worn out. Thanks for sharing, Tyler!
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma with some oxidization apparent in the aroma. Light amber like colour with no head. Amazingly good for a beer so old. Lots of carbonation surprisingly. Very sweet with some chocolate and fruit. I wish there was more of this around!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tyler and Zac for these bottle.s Gold color. Oxidized funk on the nose. Sour malty body with a faint citrus caracter to it. Many thanks for this rare treat.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colored with a quickly dissipating head, no lacing. Caramel and fruity notes in the aroma, and I also seem to get some apple notes, also some slight oxidation. Some oxidation also perceived in the taste, but not in a bad way. A little bit of caramel and some nutty flavors also show up. Less than medium body with light carbonation. This has held up surprisingly well considering it’s almost 8 years old. Thanks to hey_kevin for the opportunity.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange appearance, and the scent reminded me of summer. Just the time of year really. Somewhat of a bite in the back of the tongue, and a little on the light side, again, probably for the age. Held up decently well though.
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber white some white head. Aroma of malts and hops. Flavor of some grapefruit, hops, and some whiskey notes. Well past its prime but a joy to have.
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased and savored at Choice City Butcher and Deli, Ft Collins, CO. Pours hazy amber with a small, fizzy, off-white head, diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (dough) with notes of apple, pear and honey. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity and bitterness.