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Deep ruby red ale. Extreme malty/caramel flavor; sweet up front, finishing with hop bitterness and aroma. Very complex beer. We recommend at least four more months of age. But it is a delight to drink now.
Batch 1 - brewed late 2003, draught only.
Batch 2 - brewed 8/1/2004
Batch 3 - brewed 2/16/2005
Batch 4 - brewed end of Dec. 2005 (part of this batch was bourbon-aged)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1960) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle, 2011 3dti0n. Dark brown with a small beige head. Malty nose with some whiskey and sharp alcohol. A bit intimidating. Full bodied and sugary beast, but also soft and full. Lots of malt; brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, coconut, dark dried fruit. Alcohol isn’t harsh but warming and it works really well as a sipper for the winter. Short on time I had to line up a couple of Jägerbombs to get things moving. Full and sugary, but not sticky. Long malty finish with bourbon notes even though it is not barrel aged. Really long finish. Neh! Neh! Neh! Fuh! Fuh! Fuh! Indians.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcox90 (1644) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2015
12 oz. bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. 2013 vintage. Dark mahogany pour. Little to no head, ok, perhaps a thin beige ring. Aroma is rich and boozy. Caramel, toffee, maple syrup and a heady dose of alcohol. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Slow sips net you a gut warming glow. All I can say is Wow! and thanks for sharing John.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2013 vintage shared by Jcwattsrugger, thanks for the opportunity! Big sweet sugary alcohol touch of oxidation. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2389) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2015
From a 12 fl. oz bottle. 2013 batch. Shared by jcwattsrugger. Deep amber brown pour. The nose smells boozy but sweet at the same time. Barley malts are in the air. Full body. The sweet maltiness of the taste tends to override the boozy quality up front. Incredibly nice but a bit too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1105) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 12 oz. bottle supplied by jcwattsrugger - many thanks! Consumed with the NH Harley Davidson crew at Martha’s. To medium-sized snifter, itburnt s a oaken light brown; no carbonation to speak of. Aromas of burnt caramel, butterscotch, stale maple sugar, English noble hops, 2-Row, graham root, roasted marshmallows, and dried lavender. Tastes the same with the addition of golden raisins, sweet malts, mashed bananas, Ceylon black tea, and breadcrumbs. Sweet, syrupy, and delicately warming. Only a bit oxidized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12oz bottle-still-dk anber. Abourbon, sweet dk fruit, med malt-caramel. T-follows. Smooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vignale (2383) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
Flaska från ölbutikken 2011 drucken med ölföreningen. 13,5% abv. Ett massivt öl med en gigantisk kropp som gör att alkoholstyrkan är helt integrerad. Silkeslen fyllig munkänsla, söt men välbalanserad. Komplex söt smakbild med stor fatkaraktär. Bourbon, vanilj, cognac, smörkakor, fudge, marsipan och torkad frukt inlagd i cognac. Fantastiskt god.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6199) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2014
bottle 2011 13,5% mogano un velo di schiuma poco persistente noce salsa soia malto legno funghi terroso buon corpi decide note maltate toffeelieve tostato lieve luppolato finale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (550) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
La bière est d’un brun assez boueux, et aucune mousse ou presque n’ose se pointer le bout du nez. Des fruits confits, du caramel brûlé et des noix constituent le bouquet costaud de cette Old Ale plutôt âgée, encore étiquettée comme étant la 4th D. Certes, c’est vieux, mais c’est précisément le genre de bière qui atteint son apogée après plusieurs années de patience. En bouche, c’est liquoreux lourd et bien gras, mais si agréable à boire. La madérisation est amorcée, mais son effet s’amalgame bien au goût sucré de cassonade et de noisettes grillées. Sublime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (633) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2014
2009 12oz bottle to snifter. Completely flat. Syrupy sweet. Huga maltiness. Minimal bitterness. Past it’s prime I think but delicious.

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