wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Huge foamy head. #199/200. Some oxidation. Very dark red-brown color. Very sweet. Dryish illusion from all the carbonation. Lots of burn.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roots epic 2007 slightly oxidizEd dark malt nose. Earth and tobacco. Tobacco toffee dark fruit earth light brown sugar and earthy hop bitterness. Murky reddish dark brown, no head thin bubbles. A little sweetness in nose akin to barrel. Sweet a little vanilla lots of tobacco. Touch of alcohol. Good carbonation. Nice sweet but balanced earth. 8 3 9 4 16
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Bottle sample at Noogfest High 5 thanks to TheBeerSommelier. (Series 4 #238). Poured brown with a tall tan head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar and dark fruit. The flavor had raisins, toffee, and toasted malt. Medium body.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep ruddy broiwn with a tan head that envelopes the glass. Heavily carbonated creating a sharp mouthfeel. Flavor is meaty, like iron. Just not a good experience.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red pour with off white head and lace. Brown sugar and cheery aroma. Toasted malt and brown sugar flavor. Medium full bodied with very good carbonation.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stone Sour Fest shared by Floydster. Thanks a lot! Bottle #199/200. Copper brown with a gusher head. Malt and yeast nose. Sweet spices. Warming on the nose. Taste is alcohol, dark fruit, with a sharp malt finish. Licorice hidden in there?
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Noogfest High 5.
Poured hazy copper brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration.
Very good brew that I would recommend to a freind.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 I think this is the right entry. Magnum bottle provided by some one [Floydster] at the Stone Sourfest. Label read Roots Epic 2008 Series 4 Bottle 1999. Pours with a hazy to milky brown body. Aroma of raisins, light smoke, toffee and caramel. Taste is smoke, raisins, spice and light toffee. Light bubbles.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to TheBeerSommelier. Rusty brown-red, thin light tan head. Aroma is raisins and dark fruit. Taste is raisins, plums, caramel.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Noogfest High5 Thanks thebeersommolier-22oz bottle–pours a retaining light brown head and cloudy brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, earthy. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, earthy hops bite. High carbonation.