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Blend of barleywine, imperial stout, imperial brown, and double IPA aged in Old Fitzgerald Barrels.“10”—a limited-edition oak-aged strong ale that commemorates the brewery’s 10th anniversary since its founding in 1996 on California’s Central Coast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wagman (14) - - NOV 23, 2011
Had during a 10-15 vertical on 11/20/11. Slightly cloudy, dark brown. Hardly any head at all. Sweet chocolate coffee smell. Really complex aroma. Tasks slightly sweet and very smooth. You can taste the alcohol come through almost like a bourbon. May be past its prime. But was still incredibly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Pour is a deep dark coppery brown with little gray head. Smell is deep molasses light figs and butter resin. Taste is brown sugar buttered caramel popcorn vanilla great smooth silky mouthfeel. thanks drowland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
651mL thanks to drowland and the Tally beer crew at Proof for sharing this rarity!. The pour is a clear, deep maroon with bubbles. No head formation. Nose is starchy, red fruits, tart berries, umami soy character, quite savory with saving graces of bourbon and maple. Taste is spicy, decent alcohol heat, mild ash and chalkiness. Big kick of alcohol in the mid. Chalk and mint in the finale. Big oxidized/minty quality. Not bad...probably not worth cellaring any longer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
11/11/11. 22oz bottle courtesy daknole. Malty old ale aroma of sorts - sweet, malty, a bit minty, some oxidation aspects, and a touch of barrel character. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, rye bread, toast, vanilla, alcohol, and a bit of barrel. Lingering roasty, bitter aspects as well. Still some booze in there... this must have been intense fresh. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of mild chocolate, rye bread, caramel, and a hint of oak... It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a minimal beige head. The finish starts worth moderate chocolate, caramel, and a touch of toffee. The finish has mild bourbon, a touch of coconut, and oak. Medium bodied work mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2011
shared bomber thanks to TheBeerSommelier. pours a murky brown with a slim tan head. roasted nose with light oak, light bourbon and lingering fruits. medium body - sweet throughout with vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits (raisin, dates, grapes) and brown sugar. lots of warmth on the finish with some chocolate, sugar, light coffee and more oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Well, well, our paths finally cross. Thanks to jcb890 for the introduction. Served as part of a 10-14 diagonal along with Abacus, Parabola, and the like. Served in a Three Floyds / Intelligentsia mini-snifter. Pours near black with a very small tan head that went away very quickly without leaving behind any lacing or legs. Forgivable, for sure. The nose is a bit weak, carrying some roast and cofee and is actually quite boozy still. There’s a bit of wood and slight spirit character, though not too much. The flavor has slight roast and some chocolate. Bit of coffee there as well atop the oak. Not very strong and still not all that integrated. This was one of the booziest of the bunch, which was quite odd. Getting a 4.0 overall, as some of these areas were closer to 3.75, but didn’t quite hit the 4.0 mark. Glad to have tried this, but it does indeed seem to be going downhill fast. The same is true of the 11, which was fantastic just over a year ago, but now isn’t much better than the 10. I’m sure bottle variation plays a bit role here at this point, so make what you want of these thoughts. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-25-2011

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
A dark ugly brown, light watery head... Aroma is outstanding, Kuhnhenn whopper malt, very sweet molasses, dark fruits, very smooth... Taste is very smooth but sadly you tell this is a bit old and oxidized otherwise this could have been epic, light chalk finish, the beginning and middle are very nice though, smooth bourbon with nice caramel... This is good but drink it now or you will be disappointed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2471) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2011
22oz Bottle thanks to ditmier for opening this rare treat. Pours out hazy brown topped with a sand head. Aroma was sweet pit fruit, caramel, rich roast malts, toffee, vanilla, and some wood. Taste was more of the rich thick sweetness. Lots of candy, fruit, and the wood notes very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
bomber thanks to bleeng. Shared at the January Houston RB Tasting. Pours dark brown with little head. Nose is of toffee and brown sugar. Taste is of chocolate, brown sugar, toffee and roast malt. Mouthfeel is medium and chewy. Heading downhill. Still very good, but past it’s prime, IMO.

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