Jow (2705) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 vintage tasted 3/6/11 growler fill from DeCiciocs smutty nose tasting. Pours deep brown. Tastes of toffee, vanilla, some malt, also some drak fruits. Very enjoyable on this rainy Sunday,and since I just got back from gym might just finish this growler solo style.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Bomber drank in March 2011: Pours a clear light brown with almost no head, nose has brown sugar, caramel, and raisins. Medium bodied with a light mouthfeel, light carbonation, starts and ends lightly sweet with a dark fruit ending.
johnnnniee (2925) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 Vintage sampled 1/2/2009, I can’t believe it took me so long to post a review of this one.
Pours a crystal clear brown color with ruby highlights when held to light. Thin head dissipates quickly. Smells of Brown Sugar, cherries, dark dried fruits, vanilla, some oak or smoke too. Very malty nose very little if any hop presence. Taste is sweet with dark fruits, toffee, sugar, a touch of alcohol and a warming finish. Mouthfeel is creamy/syrupy, body is medium, carbonation is ample. Another great brew from an underrated brewery.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big sweet nose - lots of caramel, brown sugar, vanilla notes, dark fruit, hints of apple skins. Pours hazy orange amber, thin foam ring. The flavor is full of dark fruits and brown sugars, caramel apples. Malty, sweet, slightly aged flavors. Lingering sweet fruity notes along with slightly earthy/dirt hop notes. Interesting long sweet finish. Interesting to try.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of a trader many moons ago that i cannot remember, but thanks a ton! i had no idea what this was when i got it! been saving this one for a while now. pours a nice deep auburn with an orange tinge and green, yes green edging, very nice. aroma of muscat grapes, apple juice and dusty old goodness. the taste is nice, sweet, a bit tart in the finish to balance. nice drinker, warm, thought it would be a much higher abv. great stuff, would definitely trade for this badboy again. gave it an extra tenth due to being more awesome than the sum of its parts.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Ryan. Muddy orange/amber, minimal head. Aroma very muddied. tons of fruti esters, not sure all of them belong, faint caramel backend. Flavor on par, fruit lighter, caramel tad stronger. Little let down.
Leighton (13979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours hazy brown with a fine, off white head. Nose is heavy with brown sugar, along with dark fruits and caramel malts. Flavor is really sweet. Tons more brown sugar, along with raisin, ripe plum, toffee and caramel. Somewhat syrupy and thick, with lingering sticky sweetness. A very deep beer with a dynamic flavor profile.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This 2 year old beer is very, very good. Malty, dark fruits, with an alcoho finish. I’m glad I held on to this. It did age wonderfully.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep cinnamon in color, moderate to large frothy off-white head, sticky lacing.   Rich malty nose, slight caramel, a little bit of spiciness on the nose.   Has a slight wood aged aspect, a touch of apple skin and
oak.   A little bright on the tongue, malty, with a certain amount of alcohol.   Not the dark pitted fruit I thought it would be based on the style.   Has a slight candyish aroma, otherwise its bordering on a sour pale dark
pitted fruit.   Almost seems likes its past its prime.   Lactic sourness on the finish.   Needs more peatiness and smoked malt to be considered an Old Ale.   Being brewed in 2007 it could be past its prime.   While
not bad, it does seem to be a bit unrefined.   Finish is a little acoholic.   Not as malty nor complex as most other Old Ales.   Thanks for the bottle John!
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Source:22 oz bottle from a tasting in Nashville.
Appearance:Clear amber pour with a one finger beige head.
Aroma:Caramel, toffee and vanilla.
Flavor:Caramel, toffee and vanilla present, with a subdued fruitiness.
Palate:Medium/full body with mild carbonation.
Overall:The only thing this one lacked was a bit of body. Very good beer.