HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to Chimay glass. Surprised by how much carbonation remains in this. Dark chestnut brown color, Faded, vegetal hop aroma. Agave nectar, cooked broccoli, cauliflower, and golden brown sugar flavor. Not my favorite in the series but still drinkable for the age.
AirForceHops (4989) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Lord Hobo, on 12/15/12. We got to enjoy the left over Stone from the 12/12/12 event. Brown rusty color with very thin soapy head. Nose is mild Belgian yeast and cotton candy. Taste of figs, old dark malts, raisins and caramel. The alligator peppers are just a wisp in the finish. This really, REALLY good considering it is 9 years old. My waiter gave us the very last glass from the keg. It could have been the last draft glass of 03/03/03 anywhere!!
decaturstevo (5580) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with white head and lace. Aroma of caramel and some abv. Sweet caramel and brown sugar flavor. A bit thin and watery. thanks Brent
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CK for 12.12.12. VE night. Full haze mahogany, high carbonation, webby/complete lacing. Nose is butterscotch, toffee, chocolate. Taste is minerally, spicy, butterscotch, some celery. Perhaps an odd, somewhat benign infection. Super aerated, overcarbonated palate. Drinkable.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Figured I’d better put this one down since I’ve had it a few times this week. Cheers to Greg and the boys for making this happen. Floral and musky perfume nose, and rosy orange amber. Sharp malt and sweet mid fruit. Well balanced. Nice beer.
JohnnyJ (5069) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber - brown pour, with an off-white head. Toffee, fruity esters, yeast, semi-stale bread, and a touch of orange peel. The age is noticeable, but pretty decent for being this old. Glad to try it.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone. Cloudy chestnut, no head. Toffee, caramel, butterscotch. A little boozy
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Macegan75 (764) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Damico’s for Vertical Epic series. Pours ruby red to dark brown with creamy beige head. nose is candi sugar and nutty qualites. first sip is similar with an almond like finish.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hopleaf. Pours a deep brown with a tan head. The nose is really appley and herbal. Lots of esters and dark fruit. Earthy. On tasting, some light and faint cardboard. A bit flabby, but it is 10 years old. Smooth with the phenols fading. Clove on the finish. appley, dry and clean and again, earthy. Pretty impressive.
wchesser (1573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Falling Rock, Denver. Mahogony brown with heavy lacing. Sweet malt with belgiany esters and some black pepper and lightly floral hops. Taste follows with some rock candy sweetness. Orange peel? Tasty not great but amazing it has aged this well.