Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My notes call for the same rating for this one as the 2005: Bottle shared by cbkschubert at Hellbillyís Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Thanks Craig! Pours clear brown with minimal head. The nose is caramel and brown sugar. The taste is caramel, molasses and some oxidation added due to the age but still a tasty brew. Flat mouthfeel. Thanks for the opportunity to try this Craig!
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to hophead22. Pours with a hazed golden body. Still. Aromas are of maple syrup, brandy, raisins, plum, dark fruit, vanillin, brown sugar, and alcohol. Light corked aroma. Flavors are oxidized, medium leather, sweet, brown sugar, strawberry, oak, some ester. Finishes earthy, almost a bit peat like. Mostly flat, warming and syrupy.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blue bottle from MrFacto. Rating #116. Hazy orangish pour with no head whatsoever. Nice aroma, oxidization, a little booze, sweet caramel malts. No carbonation to speak off which really detract from any flavors that Iím getting. (2284)
drfabulous (3392) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750. No head and minimum carbonation. Big nose and body of brown sugar, caramel and toffee. An aged beer for sure. Taking on some sherry with age.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, cardboard, caramel, and bourbon. Flavor of caramel, bourbon, herbs, grass, peat, and light minerals.
Beerman6686 (3560) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a murky brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of caramel and tofffee, with minty oxidation there as well. Flavor was cardboard like, light alcohol and lots of sugars. Eh, just old.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle @RBSG-pours a dissipating off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, spice. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, alcohol, spice hops.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pouring at the grand tasting at RBSG in Philly. Pours a clear ruby color with a thin white head. Big oxidized malt, old fruit. Boozy oxidization, bourbon and malt. Thin with some warm booze notes. Odd carbonation, spicy with long oxidized notes and more booze on the finish.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with no head or lace. Huge dried fruit, and abv aroma. Abv, sweet caramel, and nice raisiny flavor. A medium bodied beer with a citrusy bitter finish. Nice bw
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma with some light oxidation and light smoke. the flavor has sweeter malts, light oxidation, some light spicy notes, and a hint of smoke. Not bad.
jtclockwork (6254) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of an amazing Newport Storm vertical at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours amber. Nose/taste of bread, toffee, brown sugar and some oxidized sherry taste.