deyholla (9336) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Tim, thanks! Pours a cloudy amber with a tan head that starts at the edges and remains. Aroma has musty, dusty grains with a bit of sweetness. Flavor starts with sweet light grains and finishes with musty grains and dust.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, bought online and tasted alongside vintages from 2004-2006 at a tasting with Chris, Dan and Greg. Served in a branded glass. Pours hazy molasses-brown with a small, fizzy tan head that fades immediately. On the nose, there are big notes of molasses, brown sugar and candy sugar, along with flowers and fruit. The hops have faded substantially. The flavour is surprisingly dry with complex molasses-brown sugar notes, raisins, figs, earth and significant pepper. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and fizzy carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice Belgian dubbel-style ale. There are lots of raisins, figs, molasses and brown sugar, but it is drier than I had expected. It has held up to aging fairly well, but the carbonation is rather coarse. 2012-08-04
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Consumed in 2/13. Pours amber with no head. Aroma was a musty sweet tang. Flavor was mostly sweet cherry aged malt. Very mellow after all that time.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle served in a CCB snifter.
A: Pours a hazy dark amber color with some brown in the body. A thin, light tan head forms on the pour and recedes at a normal pace.
S: Dark fruit with a light over-cooked caramel. Some artificial chocolate notes, almost like a Tootsie Roll.
T: The taste really shows the oxidation, it wasn’t that prevalent in the nose. Light paper, stale saltine crackers, medium sweetness and light Tootsie Roll.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. The carbonation saves this one form being a complete drain pour.
O: This one didn’t stand up as well as the 02.02.02. It was alright, but it had an old artificial flavor to it that didn’t sit well with me.
Serving type: bottle
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange in color actually had a bit of carbonation. Very smooth, mellow, sweet, with a lot of fruit. Apple, apricot, etc. Quite drinkable, but not that complex as a lot of the flavors had mellowed over time.
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 22 oz - Night of the Titans 2013) Murky amber pour with a thin tan head. Slightly dry and seemingly wet fruit and dark malt note. Some light chocolate and fruity notes with a mildly muddy and yeasty finish. Held up well with the age, but wasn’t as good, in my opinion at least, as the 02.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Huge thanks to Tim and Rachel! Ugly yeasty amber with a loose bubbly white head. Dirty, cardboard, oxidized spiced aroma with notes of sweetness. Earthy chocolate, roast, cardboard with hints of dark fruit. Not terrible, but hese old ones are dead.
jbruner (3552) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Tim and Rachel! Pours a murky brown on tap with no real lacing or head. Aroma of dark fruits, belgian funk, port wine. Taste of chocolate, dark fruit, red wine, and a hint of booze. This one is pretty damn good.
stevencon (517) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traded with daknole. From bottle. Old wet cardboard murky amber color. Lots of cardboard. Still carbonated. Cherry plumb coconut. This beer is past its prime but still surprisingly good. Tastes like a strawberry twizzler.
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on January 25th, 2013 during day 1 of Nerd Beer Epic Weekend.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown clear.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel.
Taste: Dark fruit, yeasty, caramel, faint wheat.
Summary: First of many Stone Vertical Epics this weekend. Considering this beer was made on March 3, 2003, it has aged pretty well. Might have been the best of the day when we had 03-07.