Shag (2684) - 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 it’s a bit on the old side but it still tastes good to me!
Suttree (5548) - 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 Suttree’s. 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.
Koelschtrinker (12665) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Getestet beim LCRBM am 08.09.2007
Sehr fruchtiger, interessanter und etwas überraschender Antrunk. Für 9% ist es nicht gerade sehr stark, die Malzigkeit ist stark, aber nicht übermäßig stark ausgeprägt. Recht eigender Nachgeschmack mit sich deutlich zeigender Karamellnote.
Test vom 30.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,9,9,9,10,9 - 9,05
BuckeyeBoy (3611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle First bottle to kick off our 10-10-10 tasting. With a huge thanks to Toby and Sam for getting this. Pours out brown topped with a small tan head. Aroma was of roast, pit fruit sweetness, caramel, wood, and bread. Taste was much of the same along with a nice spice, and light bitterness at the end.
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at the 5th Annual Epic Beer Tasting in Richmond, VA, November 28, 2010. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, nuts and bread. The taste is caramel, toffee, nutty notes, leafy hops. Medium bodied. Low carbonation.
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Irish Boy (thanks again Richard) Poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of wheat, yeast, coriander, dark fuit, cocoas and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, coriander, cocoa, dark fruit and toasted malt with a smooth lingering coriander finish.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Cellar since 2003. Pours a hazy medium brown with a small off white head. The nose is subdued although i get some oxidization. The taste is driven by the Belgian yeast. The hops are almost gone except on the finish.The mouth feel is still nice and slightly heavy. Overall this is a pleasant beer but I’m not confident it will be tasting great in 2 1/2 more years. But I’m looking forward to finding out.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized (4-5 ounce) pour at a Stone Vertical Tasting Event sponsored by Belmont Party Supplies on 5/12/2010, served in a very cool Stone Vertical Epic tasting glass. Very murky looking ruby brown color. What little head there was recedes to a ring around the edge of the pour. Yeasty, fruity and floral aromas. Lots of belgian yeast, mellow spices of coriander and pepper, malty finish. Medium to light bodied (maybe a bit watery) with low carbonation, almost flat. This tasted great, but not sure it’s going to make it another 2 years as it seemed like it may have been a little past it’s prime. Nevertheless, it was still interesting to taste a beer 7+ years old to start off a tasting event.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber; wow, thanks Tom!! Pours clear dark amber with thin tan head; aromas of musky spice, candy malts, yeast and white sugar; texture is thin with sweet apples, mild spice and rich yeasty sugars; super smooth and almost creamy; still a very nice brew