RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce shared bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with just the hint of a head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and oxidation. Taste is almost all oxidation.
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Roger - thanks again! Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999. Bottle 03934. Pours a clear amber color with a tiny off-white ring for a head. The aroma has a weird tang atop caramel and brown sugar and leaves. Flavor of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, and toast, with only the faintest bit of that tanginess from the nose. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a malty, barely tangy mouthfeel. This was an interesting one to try for sure.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Taste from a bottle at phaleslu’s Weird Beers Tasting. Hazy light brown color. Mostly clear, some dark particles in there. Almost no head, minimal off-white ring and some bubbles. Loose dots of lace. Big dark fruit, vinous and oxidization in the aroma. Smells foreboding. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Big mustiness. Medium body. Very light carbonation. Drying finish. Tasting pretty oxidized, musty, and old.
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by me at weekly tasting. Pours caramel. No head. Nose/taste of caramel, burnt wood, sherry and light fruit. Medium body.
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
1999 bottle... Brown pour wkgh no head. Malty, dark and some alcohol aromas. Sweet, oak, some oxidation tones.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle from Chickencoop). Pours dark brown with no carbonation or head. Aroma has raisin, port, some caramel and a little must. Taste is semi-sweet with vanilla and port. Medium bodied with a dry, vinous quality. This very much reminds me of a wine-like beer with the age on it.
BuckeyeBoy (5978) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another Rare treat from JohnGalt1 12oz Bottle pulled from a box. Pours out a dark brown with some red highlights topped with almost no head. Aroma was of pit fruit, brown sugar, oxidation, some wood, molasses, and rich malt. Taste was much as the aroma lots of sweetness, sad to say it has already peaked. But I was still very happy to try this.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy daknole. Pours clear amber with copper edges and really no head to speak of. The aroma is an odd mix of oxidation, soured moldy grapefruit covered with cigar ash and hints of the rich fruity esters way off in the background. The taste has molasses mixing with prunes and sugar stewed cherries. It then rolls into brown sugar toward the finish. There’s a moderate funky tart off-ness to it too.
JK (5741) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 29, 2011. Of course Bob has a 10 year old beer sitting around. Thanks for sharing. Aroma of dust. Lightly sour with sugar and what is left of old hops. Virtually no carbonation. It is undoubtedly past its prime.
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 29, 2011. Courtesy of
Skyview. Leave it to Bob to have a decade old beer lying around for us to try. Dark brown color with no head. Strong caramel, toffee and malt aroma. Light sherry character. Thick and chewy malt flavor. Light caramel. Light tartness developing. Smells better than it tastes, but worth a try for sure.