madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22nd January 2011
Cloudy brown beer, little white head. Nose of aged malt. Crisp aged malt. A little chocolate and cream. Mild minerals and the remnants of what once might have been hops. Clearly past itís best and hugely disappointing.
TheBrewSherpa (269) - Belvidere, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Stone pint glass circa "03 in Santa Clara, CA. Bought an extra to cellar. From notes.
A: Very murky looking ruby brown color. What little head there was recedes to a ring around the edge of the pour.
S: Roasted malt, maple syrup, chocolate, flowers, gingerbread.
T: Follows the nose with belgian yeast strain present, bready, spice notes and metallic off-flavors.
M: Nice malt/hop balance, lean mouthfeel, tart notes, some alcohol burn,
a nice hop bite to the finish, peppery finish.
O: I didnít enjoy this one nearly as much as the 02-02-02 and Iím scared to death to try it in December í12.
Serving type: bottle
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a murky copper color with minimal foam. Smells very oxidized and slightly metallic. A bit of sweet caramel and brown sugar malt notes, maybe a hint of overripe fruit, too. Not all that appealing, though. The flavor has a definite note of pennies to it. Still sweet and malty, but definitely some cardboard oxidation and a generic, muddled fruit flavor. Medium bodied with low carbonation.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one poured a murky lighter brown color with basically no head at all. Aroma was lots of residual sugars, some dark fruits and cardboard. Flavor was a good bit oxidized, medium cardboard, sweet caramel malt and some dates and prunes. Definitely way past its prime but still not qute as bad as i was expecting.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fall 2011 Ratebeer gathering. Not good at this age but it held up a bit better than it could have I guess. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark chestnut color with a small tan head. The aroma was caramel, molasses, cherry and had a metallic undertone. The flavor was tangy caramel, nut, metal and faint cocoa. The finish was long with caramel, nut and vanilla. Fairly full bodied. I wish I could have tried one back when it was fresh.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown-red, beige quick cover. Aroma is cocoa, oxidation, caramel, candy. Taste is similar, lightly cardboardy, cocoa, eh.
mcberko (4053) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden amber with a small beige head. Aroma of candied sugar, coriander, dry white wine, and some floral notes. Flavour of dry white wine, some candied sugar, floral notes, toffee and light coriander. Certainly has held up well after 8 years. Very nice.
Shag (2439) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a dark copper to hazy brown color. The aroma contains some caramel, chocolate, molasses, and toffee. The flavor is rather sweet with more chocolate, caramel, and toffee. It tastes like a Heath Bar! Which is a good thing. Overall you can tell itís a bit on the old side but it still tastes good to me!
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to brentfeesh for bringing this to the tasting. Copper, no head. Smells a little bit oxidized, but not too bad. Smells like caramel, maybe some bourbon, and a herbal note. Flavor is nicely sweet apple, caramel, and more herbs. Maybe a little bit of pear and honey as it warms.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at a tasting at Suttreeís. Pours hazy rusty brown with some offwhite head. The aroma is mild raisin, malt, fruity notes, and a slight barrel hint. The flavor is a spicy malt taste with some white raisin, some oxidized sweetness, and some breadiness.