Homer321 (5071) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2015 Hugerat99 (25) - USA - FEB 1, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! A friend of mine mentioned this to me and I drove to Rhode Island simply to get a bottle. The flavor of the malts is amazing, though I found the alcohol to be a little too apparent, more like a wine. It leaves a little too sweet of a taste on the palate, which is why I didn’t give it a 20.
Oxidized whale from Dan. Damn 3 year year vertical. A lot of fig and plum. A moderately smooth and slick mouthfeel. A light butter note. Beer is better fresher. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Thanks Jason for sharing this! Pours to a caramel colored body with no head. Aromas of apple brandy with caramel and sherry. Perhaps some menthol and mint in this? Flavor of apple brandy and caramel with a subtle mint. Palate is medium bodied and sweet. Caramelized. Perhaps too old? Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
750mL bottle. Poured medium-deep amber with a dusting of beige head. The aroma picked up sour cherry dust, oak, and vinous notes, with warm, well-aged bready backing.. a touch of apple skin too.. very broken down, but there were some solid elements. The flavor found tangy vinous notes, cherry, and oak throughout, with molasses, vanilla, and lesser chocolate support.. lightly-sour and oxidized.. long, peppery finish. Medium-plus bodied, slick, and a bit too sour on the palate.. this was probably a lot better 9 or 10 years ago. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Muddy deep copper pour w/ tons of sediment and a whispy white head. Green apple skins booze and a touch of mint in the aroma. Full well coated palate a touch chewy. Tastes of green apple skins, brandy, brown sugar, butter, and a touch of sour. Still a nice drink, but past its prime at this point. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2012
Philly RBSG June 2011. Cloudy copper with a small off white head. Some kind soul brought a NS 01-06 vetical and I had sips of most but didn’t write down squat. Nose is sweet sherry, toffee, some expected oxidation. Flavor is sweet, toffee, sherry, light roast. Sweet, slick finish.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
750mL Bottle poured at the brewery tasting room for The "Odd" Years Vertical Tasting. Strong vanilla and light oxidation nose. Complex, and thankfully, not all that oxidized. It hasn’t held up as well as ’00, but it’s doing pretty well. Fruity and strong. A nice enjoyable rich balance of malt and vanilla. Very good, but not epic. Slightly past peak, but with a notable amount of carbonation! I’m impressed at the way vanilla behaves at this age. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a spare beige head. Aroma of leather, oxidation, port, caramel, and prunes. Flavor of alcohol, caramel, vinous, fruit, herbs, and cardboard. Hot. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
This poured a murky medium to light brown color with basically no head at all. Aroma is a bit minty, some dark fruits and thick cewy caramel malts. Flavor wais much the same, lots of malt and dark fruit. Hops are gone but still fairly tastey. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2011
75cl bottle, RBSG grand tasting. Headless crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon/cognac. Taste is moderately sweet, cognac, bittersweet chocolate. Smooth medium-full body, some sticky. Has held up pretty well given its age. j12601 (11831) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pouring at the grand tasting at RBSG in Philly. Pours a clear amber, looks a little like cognac. Big oxidization, rusty malt. Warm raisins and prunes, oxidized like crazy. Lots of oxidization, malty and smooth. Oxidized malt, light booze on the finish. Apart from the ticker/collector mentality, I’m not entirely sure why I did this. I knew going into (after having an 07 a few months back) that these were all probably going to be rather rough, and that I’d be obliged to go from 01-06 once I started, but I had it anyway, and so it began. Made it through 01, 02, and 03, had a couple different ones, then 04. Then it would be about 20 other good beers before I could will myself back to finish the set. Still, thanks to whomever it was that brought these, as it was an interesting experience.