BMan1113VR (7689) - 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.
hopdog (8225) - 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 (5321) - .....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 (3624) - 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 (3736) - Carrboro, 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 (1674) - Tallahassee, Florida, 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.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magnum bottle at RBWG. Thanks Matt! Sweet, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, pls, cherries... Very nice!
b3shine (3474) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Monster bottle to taster at the RBWG Grand Tasting (thanks thebeersommelier). Looks good; a fairly opaque brown with beige lacing. Smells of smoked malt and cherry with a cognac influence that is nice and smooth. Good beer.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Larger bottle. Some spice notes, roasted malt, fruits, caramel, very mcuh a winter warmer.
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1.5L bottle at tasting, pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma is fairly oxidized with smoked malt, some wood and not much else. Flavour is very sweet, with notes of cognac, cherries, oak and lots of candied sugar. ABV is incredibly well-worked in, with a high complexity. The sweetness is high, but not overly cloying. There is only a hint of oxidation that doesn’t detract. Solid stuff.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Frank’s (Ramnuts) tasting, thanks to ??? - 06/11/12. 2008 vintage series #4 bottle #43.
Obscured amber with a mahoooosive off white head.
Nose is dark toffee, dark fruits, prune, figs, dates.
Taste follows nose with sweet caramelised sugar flavour, wood, spice, touch of booze but fairly well integrated for 14%.
Full bodied with soft carbonation leading to a sweet finish.