sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized light brown cap, large bubbled, good retention with minimal lacing thats spotty. Color is dark brown with a red glow. Good clarity, an attractive brew. Nose of dark fruits, plummy, raisiny with hints of clay, peppery spiceyness and a bit of vanilla. Body is med/full, smooth textured. Dry malt flavors, lightly earthy, dusty. Ripe fruits coming through, cocoa and a light roastiness, bananna and alcohol flavors showing as it warms up. Dry, fruity finish. A keeper that will be interesting to age. Once again, Thanks to SDbruboy for a couple bombers of this fine elixer!! Thanks Cliff!
HonkeyBra (2883) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft. When this beer was released, the White Sox were in first place marching towards a World Series victory. I was still drinking bourbon, listening to Mike Jones, being 19 years old and generally embarrassing. Did this age well? No. But, you know me, I think beers that age well are the figment of the imagination of people who hoard beers. Pours a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma of oxidation, cardboard, weird sweetness. Some clove and mild dark fruit. Flavor is flabby and generically sweet, lots of oxidation. Medium bodied, some average carbonation. Finishes weirdly sweet.
jmagnus87 (2052) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Dark fermented fruits and belgian yeasts. Another winner.
TheHOFF43 (1441) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is black/brown with a little bit of head. Aroma is chocolate, some spices. Flavor matches aroma, much more prominent than the earlier years.
portableparty (1887) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG. Poured orange with a thin quick white head. Aroma was mild with some clove ginger and mild dirty fruit. Taste little spicy hidden fruit and a touch of yeast. Palate thin slick and dry.
kathouse (731) - Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber brew has a rich caramel aroma and a thin cream head. Roasted malts as well as the toasted bread and a little chocolate make a nice, but sweet finish that is a pleasure to drink.
BelgianBeerGal (2894) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle snagged from Belmont for some ridiculous price like $9.99. Pours dark like cola with active carbonation and big bubbles but no real head. Definitely get the Belgian yeast in the aroma that brings in some fruitiness like a dubbel or quad. Maybe a hint of metal too though. Pretty bold flavor with some spice, dark fruit and molasses. This held up really well.
BVery (5157) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at RBSG. Rich orange/amber pour. Dark fruit, sweet tasting - this one is really good!
DalzAle (1848) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Hellbilly! Dark brown pour, spotty lacing, and a little clove/tobacco on the nose. Flavor is dirtychocolate, dry spices finished with more noticeable clove.
jsquire (3232) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Garnet colored dark beer with a slick of beige bubbles for a head. Rich fruit cake and plum nose. This is still a complex, malty beer with toffee, plum, faint cherry, candi sugar and some spice. This held up very well for an eight year old beer.
JPDurden24 (1385) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vertical epic tasting. Light brown pour with a minor head. Caramel malt forward with toffee and a little chocolate flavor. Very Barleywine like. Good!
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