WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
October 1999 Bottle Shared with bikesandbeer. Pours dark brown but see throuh with a island of head thin also. Nose is nice very nice with dried fruits. Taste is a little thin and high on the alcohol. There are some nice notes in here, only here and there. Overall not so amazing but wasnít expecting much.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Slob. Pours brownish red with no discernable head. Smells of molasses, caramel, sugar, some dark fruit, woody. Tastes dry and fusel with a ton of sugary hints. Way over the top.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Dorwart. Mutiple aromas of sweet fruit, wet wood, and molases. Murky light brown body with big off white head. Sweet apple flavor with some caramel malt to thiken up the body texture. Alcohol warming affect on dy but lingering sweet aftertaste on palate. Good brew
efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a cloudy bronze with a strange yellow-green-tan bubbly head. aroma is berry-wine, molasses, alcohol. taste is a bit tangy, more berry sweetness, alcohol. significant bubbly carbonation. mid body. not all that complex, but a nice flavor. alcohol is blended well for 13.2 APV. the tangy BW zing lingers for a moment, but not quite long enough. eh.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. October 1999 vintage. Poured a clear dark orange color with a soft purple tint. Head was off white and reduced rapidly to a thin film. Smelled of plum, molasses, a hint of brown sugar, and plenty of alcohol. Sweet on the tongue with raisin, plum, carmelized brown sugar, and toffee flavors. I didnít detect any hop flavor or aroma. Full bodied with a warming alcohol effect.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Jason for sharing this 10/1998 vintage beer. The beer pours to an initially clear red body with a thin fizzy white/tan head. Final pour is really murky and brownish. The aroma is oxidized sherry, malt, and is quite vinous. The flavor is malty, sweet vinous grapes. Nice malty, velvety, winey palate. Oddly, I liked this oxidized barley wine.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled in October, 1998, thanks to whoever sent this! Poured clear (initially), translucent coppery-amber with deeper-beige color and a surprising amount of carbonation remaining. The flavor had a sharp, but long-lasting very sweet caramel sweetness with sour boozy notes.. left a long, boozy, almost sweet-tarty sweet, warm finish. Very sweet again on the palate with a long, sweet and boozy finish.. long, bitter finish.. but still held its own after all these years.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Brimstone Big
Date: September 26, 2001
Source: Chevy Chase, DC
Appearance: opaque brown, whispy tan head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with hints of plums
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of fruit character, rich and warming
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1998 Bottle: Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma, some oxidation, sour fruits. Flavor, rotten fruity notes, spice, very dry palate, something went wrong with this bottle.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from 12 ounce bottle (1999), RBSG Minneapolis Grand Tasting, June 23 2007. Light hazy caramel color, with actually a bit of head though it dies quickly....oxidized, caramel and cherry-chocolate/toffee aroma is pleasant, sweet, lightly tart....nicely balanced on the tongue, moderately sweet at the front, no alcohol noted whatsoever, lightly woody-dry to finish....a bit thin and dry, but quite solid overall. Canít believe the alcohol content. A nice surprise; Iíd never heard of this but am glad that I have now.