SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 RBWG Sat night Downtown Inn bottle share.
Cloudy brown body under a tan head.
The aroma is sweet and complex. Fruits, caramel, toffee.
The flavor is sweet, following the aroma but lacks the complexity of the aroma.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle opened at RBWG, the Grand Tasting. 2008 vintage, series 4, bottle 152. Pours a hazy amber with a big tan head. Notes of cardboard, brown sugar, toasted malts, toffee, nuts, leaves, and fruitcake. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Hasn’t aged all that well.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a cloudy deep amber with a deep brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has sweet earthy grains with notes of toffee and smoke. Flavor has some light fruits, light smoke, toffee and lots of sweet grains.
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #161. Magnum shared at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. 2008 vintage. Pours a hazy dark rust color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, sherry, vanilla, cola. The taste is toffee, roast, raisin, vanilla, dark fruit. Medium bodied, decent balance, oxidized.
DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! 1.5 liter magnum!! Dark brown red color. Thin khaki head. Some loose dots and ropes of lace. Lots of sherry, dark fruit notes in the nose. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter taste, light warmth, but hides the 14% alcohol very well! I’d believe it if you told me 8-9%, whoa. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Very interesting, tasty stuff. Complex, smooth, and well-aged. Good for a 2008 (I think that was the vintage)
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz, white waxed bottle. 2008 Vintage, bottle # 101. Poured a dark brown color with a large sized white head. Fizzy and very carbonated body. Earthy, soil, and roast. Fizzy body detracted from the experience.
SudsMcDuff (5812) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 magnum bottle .. . pours a murky brown .. light foam all around .. . like a christmas pie without spice .. . mild mouth .. . pretty good but aged to long for me .. . . i bought some batteries... but they weren’t included... so I had to buy them again...
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1.5L 2008 bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Dirty brown with a big beige head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts and brown sugar
Taste: Brown sugar, dark fruit, toasted malts and caramel
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 1.5 L bottle shared by thebeercellar2. (i cant spell that fancy wine shit name). Thanks Matt! Pours dark brownish muddy amber with a thick, billowing yellow white head. Nose is super oxidized, paper, brown sugar. Similar flavor. Fun to try, but this beer was a little done for me.
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 gigantic bottle thanks to Matt at RBWG! Pours a hazy copper with bubbly khaki head and little to no lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, cherries, and booze. Taste follows with a hint of toffee, but lots of dark fruit. A little too much for me after the 4 hours of drinking done at this point in the day, but I’m sure its great otherwise.