arminjewell (9142) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
2006 750 mL bottle thanks to Aaron! Pour is slightly hazy red with big bubbles, thin head, some slight alcohol legs on there as well. Taste is some toffee, caramel, butter and cardboard notes, slight grass in there as well. Taste is toffee, some butter and cardboard, slight biscuit notes but finishes watery and slightly dry. This is rated low, but I’m rating it as it is, probably was better fresh!
adnielsen (10310) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy, reddish brown appearance with light carbonation and no head. Dusty, slightly stale wheat, toasty malty, a bit boozy, toffee aroma with done hints of oxidation. Stale, toffee, caramel, mild wheat, musty, cardboard flavor. Well I guess if you have one of these, you missed your time to drink up.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Max and Jess’s place. Pours a clear orange amber. Toast, candy, malt and early bitterness. Sweet caramel and toast with a touch of banana. Sweeter than expected. Lingering sweetness on the finish.
blipp (7586) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours amber with an off white head. Spicy and fruity aroma with some light oxidized notes. The flavor has spicy yeasty notes, sweetish fruits, and light oxidation. Decent.
jtclockwork (12129) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours brown. Nose and taste of toffee, wheat, syrupy caramel and grain. Warming alcohol noticeable. Slightly oxidized.
kptron (18) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet caramely, light yeast aroma. Cloudy burnt umber in color, some sedimet at the bottom. Heay sweetness follwed by a very faint sour taste. Full bodied & syrupy with minimal carbonation. Definitely not sessoin material, but a perfect apperatif on a chilly november day!
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle, caged and corked. Not much ’pop’ when the cork came out. Poured a clear ruddy orange color. Some lace was left on the glass at the end. The head was only one finger high, but hung around for a while. Smelled of hay, cured meat, brown sugar, and cola. Medium to full bodied and sweet. Caramel, toffee, hay, and clove flavors.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours an amber copper body with an off white head. Malty notes, caramel tones, and then a bread y yeast y finish. Light bread y esters hints of pear and banana, more caramel, hint of roasted malt. Nice ale.
decaturstevo (5696) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is dried fruit and heavy malt. Brown sugar and a mild bitter finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Pretty special for me.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Vintage Bottle from (2005)???. Caged & Corked with the old Colorado address on the label. The bottle was in the fridge at my parent’s basement. I had been saving it for a special occasion, for it being so pricey. Today is just a day.
Pours a deep copper color. Creamy light tan colored head. The beer seems to have some pretty decent legs to it. Aroma seems to be a bit soured. Fruity and deep malts. Hints of tart fruit like a raspberry. Lots of sticky malts. Lots of clove. A decent presence of toasted malt in the nose. Flavor has a slight tartness to it. Not what I was expecting. Quite a bit of cherry flavors and a nice roasted malt flavor as well. Distant chocolate malt, dark fruits, dates, and some more tartness as it warms. A bit of alcohol is present along with a fairly sticky / oily body. I am kinda surprised the bottle lasted as long as it has. As it warms, the malt backbone become much more pronounced. Not great, definitely impressive. <p/>