Gription79 (2128) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, raisin
Taste: chocolate and toasty malts
Beer a bit past its prime maybe, but a good beer none the less.
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by footbalm, thanks
Appearance: Hazy brown with a small tan head and light lacing
Aroma: Sweet chocolate, dark fruits and malts
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee and dark fruit
douglas88 (5469) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from August 2004 thanks to footbalm. It’s cool that footbalm no longer shows up as a spelling error because I finally changed the setting a few years ago- a true honor for Eric! Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium orange head. The aroma is sweet chocolates, some oxidation and fruit. The flavor is much like a thinish porter, some chocolate, light oxidation, a thin body. Toasted malts.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark reddish brown, smooth, dark fruits, molasses, oxidized, little chocolate.
bhensonb (10194) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this bottle from Holiday Wine (with some effort). Pours deep dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma is warm coffee and toast and chocolate. Flavor is fruity and chocolate with some tobacco accents. Quite mellow. Very pleasing.
marcus (5881) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours opaque brown with a thin tan head and a fruity chocolate aroma. The flavor is also fruity and chocolate with some leather. Has probably mellowed with age into a pleasantly delicious brew.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruddy brown pour with a two finger light tan head. Nose is a bit oxidized with mainly dried fruit. Flavor is also oxidized with dried fruit and a touch of soy. Slight bitter finish.
brokensail (9831) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a sort of muddled dark brown color with some red and copper hints. The head is minimal.
S: Sweet toffee, molasses, and brown sugar on the nose with some hints of chocolate. Definitely some oxidation, but not really cardboardy.
T: More of the same on the palate. Fairly sweet and heavy on the toffee and brown sugar. The chocolate is bittersweet and oxidation is minimal. A lingering bitterness on the finish.
M: The body is medium with a medium level of carbonation.
D: This one has held up quite nicely, better than most of the other anniversary beers (probably because of not being an IPA). This one is still worth drinking.
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Held onto this for a long time, 6 years old when finally popped open. Pours with a small head and a dark, murky brown color. Beer is oxidized malts but still drinkable with burnt oxidized raisins. Drink up if you still got it.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. the oak is all but gone, not much left but a grainy and sweet body