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 Iíd better put this one down since Iíve 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 (4546) - 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 (1668) - 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 (707) - 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 Damicoís 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 (3437) - 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 (1244) - 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.
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Churchkey in Logan Circle neighbohood, Washington, DC on 12/12/12.
Murky, rusty orange-brown with khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of sweet toffee, sweet dark fruit, caramel and brown sugar.
Taste of earthy malts, figs, bitter floral elements, fruit, oak and aged scotch.
Full/medium body and low/medium carbonation.
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Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Traded $90 worth of beers for this one 2 years ago! Pouring it for my vertical epic tasting, only bottle! Pours dark ruby amber with a creamy sandy head. The aroma brings sweet notes and Belgian sugar almost like almonds/marzipan. The flavor brings some aged malt notes and ends with a pleasant sweetness.
dalekliz (882) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at Brendanís 12/12/12 party! Pours a clear very dark amber with a small bubbly white head that fades. Aroma is quite sticky sweet, of raisins, marzipan, wood, yeast, malt, dark fruits. Taste is sticky sweet yeast, malt, raisins, sugar, and at the very very end a bit of sparkly pepper on the tongue. Lingering sweet and a hint of pepper. Could use more pepper. Hasnít aged that great, but still decent.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey 12.12.12. Creamy mahogany pour with a decent frothy head and nice lacing. Nose and flavor maintained a surprising amount of black pepper and cinnamon, caramel, molasses, and a bone dry toasty finish. Pretty all right.