TheJester (2000) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Got this in trade from someone - I think Vertical Bacon Strips. Opaque cola brown with a ring of head. Could tell right away that this one has lost some carbonation. Smells a little like Dr. Pepper with a hint of orange. There is still notable booze in the flavour, along with dried fruit, light caramel, yeast, and port. Good body. A shame it didn’t age better.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Massive Mikkellet pt.2 This one still had some flavor lingering but it’s a little past it’s prime. The carbonation has died a bit. Aroma and flavor still on the sweet malty side with hints of spice. Tasty but just a little too old.
cheap (4336) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Had this at the 2011 Pittsburgh Ratebeer Christmas Eve Eve Tasting. Had this courtesy of mtoast. Not sure why he lets me taste these, I think he gets a kick out of the way my face looks when I get it in my mouth, such a joker. When we popped the cork on this I swear there was no co2 release. No head. Just plain dark and still looking. Smell, I’m told is the smell of oxidized beer but I’m not expert enough to say for sure. First taste? Well, let me tell you; smooth strong watered down whiskey. Perhaps this could be considered near beer but just barely, more like a PA state store thing going on here. Finish is flat whiskey laced something. Cheap whiskey that is. There you go Hart plowing over my taste buds once again. Pass over that gallon of water for a chaser. I want to say, regardless of my rating that I am very lucky to have mtoast allow me the chance to taste this rare beer. THANKS HART!
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark sepia, large bubbled gravity pour dies fast. Buttery cheese nose, light cardboard and chocolate, dates and bit of sugar through the finish, cardboard and paper lasting.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-red, beige small cover. Aroma is cocoa and cinnamon, oxidation. Taste is sweet, lots of dark fruit, light cinnamon. spiced. Interesting but a bit old.
esox (1154) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drunk 13.12.2011 (so, aged for 3 years.) @ Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu, Finland.
Pitch black beer, the head is minimal in this aged version. Very deep roasted notes, lots of cold coffee, milk chocolate and charred bread. Dark cherry and plum notes, raisins, slightly port wine-like. Hints of toasted vanilla, toasted almonds and licorice. The flavor still starts sweetish, slightly rhum-like and caramel syrupy. Finishes considerably drier and highly complex mixing intense dry fruitiness with woody sherry notes, dark roasted coffee and milk chocolate. Medium body, silky texture with flat carbonation. Nice, aged touch of alcohol. This beer really seems to age beautifully after all. The 2010 version at its first birthday wasn’t even nearly as good as this.
Rustyham (1754) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
As compared to 2007, the aroma has more caramel and less spice. Flavor is also thin and watery. Dark brown.
kappldav123 (5279) - GERMANY - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to yespr for that one. Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Fruity-dry aroma. Starts mild, almost washy, modest dry, some alcoholic notes. Finish still very mild, not very complex. Rather disappointing.
Beerman6686 (4840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a very dark brown color with a very small dissipating beige head. Aroma was of stale chocolate, light spices and cardboard. Flavor was much the same, light notes of a spiced dark ale, but hard to get past the oxidation that has gone rampant
Camons (6605) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a small fast fading offwhite head, and then looking a little flat. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, sweets, marzipan, spices, light oxidation. So far so good. Taste is very flat with malt, chocolate, port and maderia notes, some booze. Thin body, flat or no carbonation. This beer was better years ago, but sadly i have no notes from back then.291211 7-2-5-1-13
Re-rate @ home 120712
Pours dark reddish brown small offwhite head. Aroma f roasted malt, chocolate, oranges, candy sugar, cinnamon, light yeast. Flavor is malts, Spice, chocolate, orangepeel, oak. Thin to medium, average carbonation.