shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/29/2010: Trader Joe’s 2010 Vintage Ale (Dark Ale Brewed with Spices and Natural Flavor Added)... Aroma: Ginger spice aroma; ginger-cola. Appearance: Brown, opaque color; large, fluffy mocha-colored head that is long-lasting. Flavor: Ginger; herby DFH/Stone/Victory Saison Du Bugg flavors - sage? rosemary?; dry, spicy finish; a touch of alcohol. Palate: Smooth with a gerneous amount of carbonation; medium-bodied. Overall: Decent; not unlike previous vintages bymuch.
750 mL corked and caged bottle (9% alc./vol.; Best Before 09-10-2013) from Trader Joe’s in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #174 for this beer.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle. It pours a dark and murky reddish brown with a large tan head. The head is pretty short lived. The nose is a little papery with notes of dried fruit, raisin, and dust. The flavor has a tinny bitterness to it with the yeast, dried fruit, and caramel sweetness. This one hasn’t aged all that well despite what the label says.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
No thanks to Moll for leaving this bottle. This did not age well. Some dark fruits along with mint and a very off dryness.
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point.
jbruner (2489) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours a dark black brown with a light ring of lacy head. Aroma and taste are boozy, belgian esters of dark fruits and hints of caramel and coffee. Mouth is a little thin, with lots of bubbly carbonation on the mouth. Not too bad, apparently its cheap too, so that’s cool.
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by SpringsLicker at the RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Clear dark mahogany with a small beige head
Aroma: Toasted malts and dark fruit
Taste: Toasted malts, raisins and plums
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour with light foamy head and lace. Aroma of brown sugar and a nutmeg like flavor. Sweet brown sugar, a nutmeg like taste that grows at the end. Medium body with light carbonation
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBWGJX nice,a step down in the lacing and taste than the aroma suggests. Nice color picturesque....
b3shine (5825) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle to taster at RBWG (thanks to whoever shared this one). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark brown with light beige lacing. Smells of dark fruit, candy, and Belgium yeast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid, not spectacular.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This cork and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a semi-opaque dark ruby red brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was spicy cloven and musty. bubbly . The nice flavor contained notes of mild spice, but only after I stirred it up to remove the intensely bubbly carbonation. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.