Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Dell, thank you sir! Murky amber color, beige head. Aroma of oxidized prunes,mpeaches. Taste is fruity, but a bit hrash around the edges. Still, an amazing beer at an amazing tasting!
VsXsV (1222) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at DunderŲlsprovning 2012. Hazy brown liquid with medium off-white/light brown head. Aroma of dust, light apples, light vinegar, toffee, port (maybe some cardboard), spices and a bit lacto. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with notes of some toffee, vinegar and port. Meidum bodied with medium carbonation. Balanced, but too old. Stille enjoyable though.
Dunt (214) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very special thanks to Paul for opening this extremely rare tick. Never thought Iíd get to try this. Pours an aged bronze in color with a half fingers worth of white head. Smells of malt, cherry, vinegar, and cardboard. Taste definitely reveals my suspicions, this beer is way over hill. Taste heavily oxidized at this point, still some cherry and light vinegar floating around past the cardboard. Moderate mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, and a lingering finish. Wish I couldíve tried this in its prime, but this is sadly way downhill. Still greatly appreciate the opportunity to try this.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks after4ever! Juicy nectarine and maple syrup lie pie. Murky orange brown like mulled cider. Goodness. Leathery orange peel body, foggy and rich with nectarine. Dark chocolate orange, rich candied sweetness, desserty.
callmemickey (1355) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 After all these years ... still delicious.
A: Muddy amber colored body. Large off-white head. Good retention, spotty lacing.
S: Musty, vinous notes, raisins, plums, and oak.
T; Mild funk, raisins, cherries, plums, vinous notes, oak, and slight oxidation creeping in (in a pleasant sherry-like way). Soft lactic tartness in the finish.
M: Medium bodied, dry funk throughout, tart lactic acidity in the finish.
O: This is the perfect example of the aging potential of De Dolleís beers. They really do continue to evolve and hold up quite well.
jbeatty (506) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 8/14/11, bottle thanks to DStructo. Pours gorgeous clear caramel, ruby red, almost vinous in the light. Huge fluffy off-white head, with medium retention and copious lacing. Nose has notes of sherry, tart apple, musty wood. Mild signs of age and oxidation fade as the beer warms, and tartness becomes more evident and sweeter in nature, melding with slight alcoholic spice. Taste is initially sweet, lemon-like with caramel undertones. Evolves into a funky sherry-type profile, slightly tart, vinous, ending dry with musty malts, subtle spicy bitterness, long aftertaste of vanilla, wood on the breath. Round and balanced, but thin in the mouth. Overall glad to to have tried this treat- it still has some nice complexity, but age is definitely showing, not necessarily for the better.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dusty sweet musty nose with light sourness. Plural hazy orange brownish. Dusty funky ciders light yeasty a touch sour. Well balanced and strong . Good.
after4ever (5290) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, sprinkle! Pours a crystal clear dark golden brown. No head or lace. Big funky basement nose. Fruity and approachable and delicious. Creamy medium body with a little bit of lively carb. Big funky sharp mid palate, very basementy. Long crisp finish. Delicious.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was randomly available at Bull & Bush for purchase, busted open with a nice pop. Poured very nice reddish with nice lasting white head. Aroma is full of toffee, caramel, dusty barnyard, some tart apple, slight vinegar and a touch of oxidative papery notes, but not detracting from the beer much. Taste is delicious, the oxidation adds to the nice caramel, toffee, but has nice notes of apple, slight acetic, lots of funky barnyard, finishing nice and dry. Complex, delicious, and, while slightly passed its prime, worth it!
TURDFERGUSON (3567) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG 2011 and at BCTC 2008. Ok, so Iíve had this twice at festival/gatherings and both times I didnít take any notes because of the other beers there were overwhelming. However, even in 2008, I remember this beer being oxidized and past its prime. I can imagine how awesome this was in its prime as Iíve had many of the Oerbier reservas in their prime and they are some of the best beers Iíve ever had. So anyway. I doubt Iíll ever see another bottle of this and if so it probably isnít in the best condition now so this rating will have to do. Thanks to Kevin and Jason for sharing these gems.