decaturstevo (5757) - 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 (1323) - 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 (13338) - 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 (7916) - 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 (12141) - 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.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from Noogfest High 5. The body was reddish brown with a yelloing khaki head. This was overcarbonated. The bread dough and raisin aroma was fairly pleasing. Taste of sweet peanuts and caramel. There was a slightly dry woody finish. Nice stuff, they need to get the carbonation down.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. Pours reddish brown with huge beige head and heavy carbonation. The aroma is caramel, peat, some carob, and pennies. The flavor is earth, peat, lots of sweet caramel, and a little bit of fruitiness. Pretty good beer, but there I just have a hard time getting into it.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007. Thanks CSchwaz! Heavily oxidized malt aroma, some raspberry essence. Mousey chestnut. More oxidized malt and brown sugar, to a fault in my opinion. Warms with raw alcohol in the finish.
after4ever (7538) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Magnum, ’07. Thanks, CSchwaz! Pours an opaque dark brown with rubied highlights. Dense, creamy tan ring of bubbly foam. Tangy, pruney, plummy, caramelly nose. Some earthy hops and roastiness showing through. Creamy body, a little on the high side of medium but surprisingly restrained in density. Toasty, roasty notes on the mid-palate, along with all the dark fruits from the nose. Big earthy hop notes there that will definitely go all tobacco and leather in a couple years. This is a beautiful beer for aging.