Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
bottle thanks to lumpy. poured amber with a white head. aroma of caramel and brown sugar. flavor was the same with the addition of alcohol. light-medium body and no carb with some bitter. for some reason i picked up the same thing as in the eleven. travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to lumpy. The smell is malts, slight oxidation, sweet, hops, alcohol, florals, caramel. The look is clear, golden in color with a small white head. The taste is malts, hops, sugary, alcohol, carmel, and dried fruits. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
(22oz. bottle, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours a clear copper body with small white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, cardboard, alcohol, brown sugar, and apricot. Flavor of raisins, caramel, fig, and tobacco with a dry finish. ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to lumpy. Pours a blood orange color with a small bone colored head. Decent lacing. Nose is malt, bullion, booze, darkfruits. Flavor has additional cheese. Thick mouthfeel and spicy burning finish. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to lumpy. Amber with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is of sugar, malt, and packing materials (cardboard and plastic). Taste is of malt, wood, a little booze and raisin.
blutt59 (6598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
bottle, thanks to lumpy, black bottle with men’s club script, golden colored pour, faint head, malty bread nose, sweet malty flavor, some metallic on the finish BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
2003 bottle thanks to Lumpy. Pours with a fluffy tan head over a clear orange body. Good retention from the head. Aroma of raisins, fig, alcohol, caramel, banana (in a sort of fusel alcohol way, not yeasty esters), toffee and melon. Taste is hugely sweet with raisin, and cardboard oxidation. Caramel too. Syrupy mouthfeel. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to Lumpy. Pours a murky amber with off-white head. Aroma of malt and perhaps some maple. Flavor is sweet malt, alcohol, spicy, also I think some maple and some cardboard, it has become oxidized. Mouthfeel is full body and low carbonation. Overall, not bad after all these years.... nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Well I actually found this at Oliver T’s buried on a shelf covered in dust. 5 years old! this is either gonna be a wonderful find or a waste of green. Poured hazy copper/orange in to my snifter. almost no head. overly sweet citrus and hops...slight raison. OK...here we go...slight hops and raisons....although the sweetness isnt there like I expected...very good finish. no traces of alcohol. I think this has been aged a little too long. I would love to try it fresh...even 2-3 years old would be good...isnt bad though I think past its peak flavor. A good find none the less.
douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle generously shared by footbalm, thanks man! Bottled in 2003, drank in 2008. Pours a cloudy apricot color with a medium white head. The aroma is very nice; tons off sweet candies, candied fruits and some brown sugar. The flavor is also quite sweet; lots of fruits; passionfruit and mango, lots of toffee, caramel, and other sweet sugar based goodies. Some slight oxidation and a hint of bitter hops in the finish. As others have said this is much like a nice barleywine. Very nice. The aging has done some good things.