oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016 skweek (13) - College Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured amber with a fair bit of head. Flavor has a nice bit of fruitiness and winter spices. Very good beer. Batch 18, aged about 2 1/2 years. Held up very well, I kinda wish I would have sat on this for another 6 months, would be excellent on a cold day.
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish. McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Dark orange. White head. Some caramel malt nose. Taste of anise. Some fruits in finish. Light fruits. JBPortland (1578) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
750ml bottle batch 1! Pours murky red brown with tiny head. Nose has a bit of weird vegetal thing at first but also some dark fruit spice and caramel. Taste has some caramel, raisin, dark fruit and spice, a bit over the hill, some herbal weirdness. Mouthfeel falls a bit lifeless. Finishes semi sweet with a continuation of the palate. Would love to try this fresh as I’m sure it would rate higher. slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"good looking beer...everlasting white fluffy head on a light amber cloudy beer. smell is a little more subdued than expected but quite pleasant. picking up more barleywineish carmel aspects than expected. flavor mellow but complex of fruit, yeast, spices, and a bit sweet. smooth finish. overall, not quite what i was expecting, but pretty good. i’d get it again. for $9 a bottle, though, it may be a while."
tmoreau (4750) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Cellared 750 ml. bottle, I believe batch #16, shared with friends, and poured to snifters showing a hazed, amber hue, with a presentable layer of soft white head foam, and light, waves & spots of lacing. The nose was smooth malt, with still a lively fruit scent, light spice, sweetness, and some vigilant alcohol presence. Light to medium bodied, the perky effervescence was smoothed by a subtle silkiness to the mouthfeel, and the fruit expression and alcohol were mellowed pleasantly by age in the flavor. Remained a comfortable Cru.
alexsdad06 (11242) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
750 ml bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, caramel, dried fruit, yeast, mild spices, vanilla, oak, coriander, dry finish. Solid offering, disappointing that they pulled out of Ohio. brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
10 ounce draft at Bad Apple. Cereal and bread yeast in the aroma. Clear yellow appearance and heavy lacing. Apples and grain flavors jump out. It's a big and assertive tasting beer, a little like a cider. Medium bodied, crisp and bubbly. Overall good if you're into this style. phaleslu (10907) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Keir’s drunk ass at the Side Project release- thanks again, Keir! 2006 vintage. Pours a semi-cloudy deep golden color with no head. Notes of caramel, dried fruits, sugar, cookies, biscuit, and some mellow spice. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. Probably better when it isn’t 7 years old. I’ll try a newer vintage someday soon. AdamChandler (5208) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Golden orange, nice head. Loads of spicy coriander and tobacco leaf. taste is very bitter, solid malt backbone and plenty of spice.Hints of peaches. Niko100 (3012) - Chicago, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, fruit, some clove, citrus, and spice; Nicely balanced; Pretty good.