jbruner (2280) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Tim and Rachel! Pours a a hazy reddish brown with thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, a hint of spice, earthiness, and dark chocolate. Taste follows, well balanced with just a hint of booze. Good stuff.
stevencon (430) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Merky brown tan head lingers. Even this old its still has good retention. Light chocolate notes. Oxidation. Sweet malt light chocolate maybe some rye malt? Floral earthy character. Oxidation cardboard lingers. enjoy able complex beer.
johnnnniee (2278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was fortunate to try this last night at an epic tasting held by my good friend Mike, thanks for the opportunity MrBarleywine!
Pours a slightly hazy ruby brown color with a smallish off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The aroma is sweet caramel, chocolate, and light sugar with a bit of ashy, roasty, bubblegum, and molasses. Lightly spicy notes provide a balance to the sweetness and roast. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Sweet and sugary with caramel, chocolate, and cocoa with hints of spice, fruit and gingerbread. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. We are starting to get a bit darker and this one is right up my alley. This is a nice beer that has held up well, I enjoyed it.
ben4321 (3846) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bottle at Nerd Beer Epic Weekend, 1/25/13
Aroma: The aroma is sweet and malty, toffee, caramel and some fruity notes
Appearance: This one pours a dark reddish brown color with a small head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, it is rather sweet with a nce flavor to it
Palate: The body is light-medium and it has a decent feel to it
This one is still very solid, though it has definitely gotten rather sweet. It aged pretty well, with some nice components to it.
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on January 25th, 2013 during day 1 of Nerd Beer Epic Weekend.
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon.
Aroma: Aroma of malty caramel
Taste: Caramel, dark fruit, faint chocolate.
Palate:Medium light body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: After 03.03.03 turned out well, 04.04.04 did not, was pleasantly surprised with 05.05.05. About as good as the 03.03.03 and a very solid beer.
bikeclj (14) - Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wine notes and earthy dry finish with a little nuttiness and roast
Light in body
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. opened 12/23/12. drank with father-in-law and brother-in-law. top broke off when opening. coffee, amber pour with thin head. molasses, anise, chocolate, roasted malt aroma. wet cardboard, roasted malts, chocolate. ok.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served in a Stone Vertical Epic glass. Really malty and quite sweet. Quite similar to 03.03.03. A bit oxidized through the finish. Mostly just generically sweet.
Huhzubendah (2443) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to the Thorpes for sharing.
The beer appears chestnut brown with a thin tan collar. The aroma brings toffee, light spice, caramels, malt, age, brown sugar. The flavor is a tad sweet, with brown bread, a touch of basement musk, toffee. Pretty good. Thin body with low carbonation. Pretty good.
Beerman6686 (4289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a cloudy darker orange color with a beige head. Aroma was of darker candy sugar, light spice, some dark fruit, and mild oxidation. Flavor was much the same, not quite as gone and oxidized as I was expecting. This one held up better than most.