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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Thanks to hoppymeal for sharing this beauty. Pours a nice mahogany with small off-white head. Aroma strong of alcohol, bourbon, dark dried fruit, and slight hops. Taste matches well with the addition of toasted malt and slight sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle, thnx to NorCalGrowler, shared with friends. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head that settles into a small ring. Looks very daunting. Aroma is madeira, port, caramel, fudge and vanilla. Some oak characters still lingering on in the background, but the port and madeira are taking over the palate in a good way. Flavor is incredibly sweet and has again a big load of madeira in there. Some bourbon and oak flavors in the background again, but you can definitely tell that this beer has age on it, and it has aged very well. Very complex and balanced and a true treat to drink this stuff. Amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmgreenuk (4002) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Poured a clear dark brown with a reddish hue and a light frothy head. The aroma is big creamy caramel fudge roasted malt alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a smooth boozy alcohol bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation and an oily texture. This is a super smooth, flavour packed whale of a beer where the higher ABV really adds to this beer which isn’t always the case. Taste it if you can and i’m sorry for you you guys that can’t.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle shared Pours dark brown with a bubbly ring beige head. Aroma is packing some massive fudge, caramel, port notes, vanilla, raisins. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter, overripe fruit along with the sweet fudge and mega boozy. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
66cl bottle shared with friends courtesy of a trade. very thin off white head. Fudge vanilla raisin aroma. Clear deep burgundy aroma. Awesome brew! Aged very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

[ Courtesy of my Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, roasted, chocolate, oxidide, tobacco, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark chocolate, wood - tobacco, sweet malt, sweet chocolate, alcohol, wood - bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20130120]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at the chriso Snow Tasting, London - many thanks to Jan for pulling this one from the vault. Pours clearish brown with a light, frothy tan cap. Lightly oxidised malts in the nose, brown sugar, rich dark bread. Medium to big sweet flavor with dark, myriad sugars, cake and bread, dark and overripe fruits. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with more rich, dark sugars, brown sugar, heavy bread, dark berries. Very tasty stuff and has held up nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 750ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Syruppy sweet aroma and taste. There’s some mintiness to the aroma too, and it presses my hedonism button. I wouldn’t normally like a sugar-bomb like this, but they just about got away with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle. rare opportunity at STL bbbb, thanks for the pour!. Color is clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt and clear oxidation with a little brown sugar. Flavor is also loaded with oxidation and a light amount of caramel malt and faint fruits. This is way past prime but still glad to have tried it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to Jan. It pours deep brown with a small bubbly off-white head. The nose is caramel, wood, bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut and fudge. The taste is roasted malt, wood, caramel, coffee grinds, light astringency, leather, dark fruit, milk chocolate, fudge, bourbon and some alcohol warmth with a dry, oaky finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Smooth and mellow. A bit oxidised perhaps, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s snow tasting 20/01/2013. Thanks fonefan. Bready boozy, liquorice aromas. Some brown muscavado sugar and some solvent. Dark brown small tan head. Falvour is sticky sweet molasis toffee. A very nice treat, but a little to sweet and boozy.

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