overall
90
53
style
RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 vintage 10.0% abv. Earlier 8.75%.

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3.6
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2009
750 ml bottle - thanks riverside!! 2007 vintage; cloudy, dark amber; flat, syrupy and slight funk on the nose; wine-like flavors and also kind of musky; a little butter with some chocolate, sugary fruit juice

4.5
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle from Julie Thanks! Dark brown with a foamy off white head. Floral caramel toffee molasses chocolate clove and huge nutmeg aroma and taste with vanilla notes. Excellent.

3
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2009
bottle #281/1800.gold foil .. not sure what that means but it is from superdave70. Aroma of sweet molasas. Murky bron body with beige head. Flavor was abit odd with some caramel but a stong bitter bite on palate odd brew.

Also had a red foil topper from a bottle bought about 2 years ago or so. Had a smokey aroma with some chocolate notes. Odd colored body with beige head. Sweet caramel flavor with an alcohol grain bitter bite so that was all that was the same beteewn to two.

Superdave’s was better imo

4.2
hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2009
bottle #281/1800... not sure what that means but it is from superdave70. hazy chestnut-y brown with a thin tan ring of a head. there is something very comfortable about the aroma?!... brown sugar candied nuts, chocolate, grain, spice, bruised apples, vanilla and medjoul dates. it tastes a whole lot like a chocolate covered werther’s original butterscotch candy!... alcohol is noticed but it is slight and very welcomed as it clears the palate of flavors of malt powder, grain, brown sugar, dates, vanilla and flowers. a very mild bitterness comes in late on the finish. medium to full bodied but strangely thin enough to drink this entire bottle myself. i very easily could at the abv% and not have a headache in the morning. really enjoyable... 8/4/8/5/17/4.2

3.4
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle sample at the Draft Magazine PBS Beer Festival. Pours a cloudy brown with a thin tan head. The nose is caramel and brown sugar. The taste is caramel, molasses and dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Decent.

3.2
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Capped 750. Thanks, RiversideAK! Pours opaque coppery brown with no head. No carbonation. The taste is a bit tart, with some dark fruit. Woody finish.

3.1
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Caramel, reddish color. Prominent head. Big, simple and not very memorable. Aromas of brown sugar, graham cracker, sugar. Same on the palate. Weird metalic twang on the finish, but thankfully it just drops of to nothing real quick.

3.5
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 11, 2009
Dark brownish red. Some sweetness from malt and fruit. Thick and very sweet. A bit of alcohol and light spice.

4
BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle 171 of 1800. Pours clear dark amber with a large, creamy, light brown head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, nutty), average hops (flowers, pine), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of dates, candied apples, pears, and brown sugar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3.6
BuckeyeBoy (7975) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle Pours out a hazy brown topped with a sand head. Aroma of sweetness, brown sugar and pit fruit. Tast was of sweet caramel and brown sugar. A nice thick malt. Thanks Jake for the love sorry Jordan.


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