herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strange, I thought I rated this when it first came out. Anyways just had a pint at Hollingshead Deli aged one year and it hasnt gotten any better. This beer starts off with a decent roastiness but fades into the finish, ending with a void that just leaves this brew wanting. That along with a weird vegetal mustiness in the nose(due to age?) left this a shadow of the beer it was based on.
slowrunner77 (6637) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"4 years later can’t taste the influence of the oak anymore. it was a pretty drinkable beer, but as the years have mellowed the already lower than normal hop prescence, it was good but nothing really special. maybe a different story when it was fresher.
djd07 (5180) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Aces and Ales. Pours a clear amber with no head. The aroma is faint wood and toast. Medium mouth with a sweet roast, light caramel, lingering sweetness, held up very well, very good.
crajun (1047) - , Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber in trade. Not sure from who. Think I have had for a year or two. Oldest beer I have ever had. Was fearing the worst but I liked this!!! Nice aroma of sugars malt soy dark fruits. Taste was interesting. Still had some of the original intent plus some soy?? Med palate. Glad I tried
alexsdad06 (6624) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle (from notes 2008). Pours a clear deep amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, caramel, wood, vanilla, a hint of alcohol, honey, just a touch of roasted malt. Good mouthfeel, good flavor.
daleharshman (969) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Entering old ratings from notes. Draft sampler at Urge Gastropub for their Stone tap takeover back in mid-January 2014. Pours a cloudy auburn hue with big beige head with good retention (similar to the rye whiskey Arrogant Bastard in the next tasting glass, but much more cloudy). AROMA of ashy malts, some toffee, light hazelnut coffee, roasted nuts, and semi-burnt toast. FLAVOR has an interesting taste than I can only describe as “roasted butterscotch” along with other notes of caramel and roasty notes of chocolate and mild coffee. Still some hints of hop bitterness in there, even after all these years. Finishes with some booze (actually oaky bourbon…the oak chips did their job) and semi-sweet chocolaty malts. Interesting to have this almost decade-old beer on draft…makes me wonder what it was like originally. (494, 859)
Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet! Almost like a very watered down scotch if you close your eyes. The boyfriend says it reminds him of coke. I amend that to flat coke.
Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor bring sweet malts. Unfortunately, the hops and wood have all faded at this point. =
bleeng (1563) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to djd07. Pours hazy dark brown. No head. Smoky, musty, nose. Taste is fairly, hints of chocolate, burnt malts. Body is a bit thin. Held up well I guess.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Coleman. Pours a deep amber with a small tan head. Nose is nutty, brown sugar, burnt toast and a touch of dark fruit. Flavor is a bit papery, brown sugars, more nuts. Palate is a touch thin. Not bad.
drowland (6636) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by czuber! Definite oxidized aroma with cardboard and mint. Bready aspects follow. Milk chocolate in the flavor with bread toast and mint. Interesting.