fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks KrausenJockey. Poured hazy amber brown, dark fruit, caramel, wood, honey, oxidized, slightly tart finish.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at MuckFest 09! Thanx to BeerVirgin for sharing this gem.The nose had sweet dark fruits with some woodiness.Flavor was of dark fruits with some nice sweet mouthfeel.The blend was done well.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Muckfest 2009 in Lancaster Ohio. Courtesy of Aspidites. I am so glad I FINALLY opened this beer. Sweet nose of of vanilla and cherries. Flavor was honey, vanilla, and sweet tarts. Sweet up front with some funky sourness on the back. This beer is several years old, so I am not sure if that was intentional or not, but it was still very drinkable and good!
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to SoLan! Nice funk in the nose with some cherries, oak and malts. Flavors are tart and malty with a little sweetness. A little strange, but in a good way. Very good brew.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy aspidites. Clear amber. Small white head. Plenty of sweetness left considering the age. Subdued cherry and oak, a light twang of wheat, some candy like malt sweetness, a bit yeasty, bit of funk and dryness on the end. Full body, balanced carbonation. Very nice brew.
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by AlohaC at toncatacher’s tasting. I still haven’t found a Valley Brew beer I haven’t liked. Some tart and some sweet. HInts of cherry, but more malty flavors I think. Pretty darn tasty though
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
tried at Another Santee Sampling. this time at toncatcher’s house. I think alohaC brought this rare gem. Thanks Christian! Red amber color. Small hint of tart. Sweetish. A little bite from alcohol. Very good.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
9/20/2008 tasting at toncatchers house, with whetheral, weeheavy, fordest, alohac, and Jason. Thanks for all the great beers and good times. I thought this was pretty good. Very interesting blend of 3 beers.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from AlohaC at Toncatcher’s Tasting. This is a funky cool fun blend I like it. Pours orange with a half finger tan head. Nose is sweet with a lot of wheat wine qualities. Taste is sweet and tart, with wheat wine tones and a wide range of flavor.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal and medicinal nose with notes of honey, grass, toffee, caramel, stone fruit and cedar. Full mouthfeel with lots of residual sugar.