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.
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber, courtesy of a sweet trade with FlacoAlto, pours up with a clear brown body that supports a thin light tan head. The aroma is earthy and slightly oxidized and then brown sugar, molasses and oddness. The taste delivers soft molasses and brown sugar flowing into muted dates and prunes. It gets pretty earthy and oxidized here and there.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Had this sometime at the end of 2012, as part of a 03.03.03 - 12.12.12 tasting. I had meant to enter these a while ago while they were fresh and add a few extra details, but that didn’t happen. Review from notes. Anyway, here we go.
2.0 A: Muddy shit. Small head that falls almost instantly.
1.5 S: Smells like old homebrew and not homebrew that started out good. Rancid spicy caramel. Instead of alligator pepper, it smells like alligator hide.
2.0 T: Tastes better than it smells, but just barely. Rancid chocolate and caramel. Moldy old wheat. A bit of roast and a light, out of place, spice.
2.5 M: Heavier medium body. Sludgy mouthfeel. The only thing that impresses is that a decent amount of carbonation is still present.
1.5 D: Mostly ass beer at this point. Enough said.
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tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy, yeasty, mellow. These may have been shaken up in transport. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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drfabulous (5579) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle shared by Chris. Dark ruby color with malty amber toffee some sherry.
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
From notes. Tasted on 12/12/12 from a capped 22oz bottle with Curtis, and the Nashville crew. Pours hazy amber with an average beige head that leaves thin, bubbly lace. The nose is pretty far gone, very oxidized, with a bit of a yeasty aroma. The flavor has some spice on the back, but is really just as oxidized as the nose. The body is medium with average carbonation and long malty oxidized finish.
MrDick (353) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opened a bottle on 1/1/2015. Still good carbonation in the pour. Cotton candy and spice aroma. Lots of oxidation but flavors are still decent. Not great but decent.
madvike (3149) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Escondido brewpub - Pours reddish dark brown with a filmy white head. Nose is bready caramel with black cherry, yeast and light spicing. Taste is bready and yeasty with a tangy maltiness, sherry, and a sweet honey finish. Thin and smooth, with mellow carbonation.
dnstone (2437) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Note: On tap at Neighborhoodin SD
Deep amber w an off-white head. Raisiny, roasted aroma. Quad like raisin roast taste, quite fresh for 11 yrs old. Overall mellowed.
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djd07 (7244) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flying Saucer for 12-12-12. Pours a cloudy amber with no head. Aroma is yeast, coriander, and raisin. The aroma is wood, yeast, spice. Thick mouthfeel with yeast and peppery finish. Held up well. Good
Travlr (18699) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft on 12/12/12. This one has lots of coffee grounds, and a dry, chalky texture that isn’t very pleasant.