Travlr (24277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thank you once again. Port wine and vinegar. This one was a bit too old. Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2009
750 ml corked and caged green bottle poured a clear brown with garnet highlights and a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of oak, plum, carmel, toffee, sherry, dates, pepper and vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, sherry, plum, light oak, light vanilla and light smoke with a smooth lingering fruity, woody finish. This beer has held up amazingly well for it’s age and only 7% ABV! argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
(750ml bottle) Creamy beige head atop an opaque brown body with sediment. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee/butterscotch, oak, vinous. Taste is medium sweet, toffee, some caramel, light butterscotch. Finishes with nice oak. Medium body, somewhat watery. Delicious beer that has aged remarkably well -- whatever hops qualities that once existed are long gone, but no complaints whatsoever. BeerandBlues2 (13202) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle shared by Captain Cougar. Pours clear amber with little to no head. Aroma is heavy malt (toffee, nutty, caramel, cookie), heavy hops (floral, pine), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of plum, dates, alcohol, port, and cardboard. Flavor is heavy malt (toffee, nutty, caramel, cookie), heavy hops (floral, pine), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of plum, dates, and port. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
750ml bottle. Thanks to dickinsonbeer for inflating the auction price on this for me (and in the end, he gets to try it for free!). Poured a deeper orangish / brownish color with a small sized off white head. Some big floaters. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, wood, smoke, and chocolate. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, wood, and dark fruits. Some oxidation is setting in, but still holding up OK.
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Brown pour from ibrew2or3. Old beer but still somewhat drinkable. Oxidation, sherry, maple, honey, agave nectar, some caramel. Interesting and fun to try! kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 adnielsen (10601) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Date: November 14, 1999
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
Appearance: dark hazy brown, whispy tan head
Aroma: slightly fruity rich malt aroma
Flavor: rich and malty flavor, touch of chocolate, well balanced with a nice bitter finish
Date: January 09, 2004
Aroma: rich aroma with oaky character
Flavor: rich smooth malt flavor, well blended, nice rich fruit character, no bitterness, big oak character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Bottle @ JetsonFest III, courtesy of foppa78. Mat is a fine gentleman. Pours a deep reddish brown appearance with a little khaki head. Caramel, plum, slightly oxidized, grape aroma. Carbonation is pretty good. Sweet caramel/chocolate candy, fig, leather, a bit dark fruity, pretty tasty flavor. At 12 years old, this has held up pretty well. Thanks again, Mat! GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
750mL courtesy of ygtbsm94. Pours a muddy brown with no real head but more like cask bubbles clinging to the sides of the snifter. Aroma is cherry, caramel, rich old ale notes like toffee, dates, oxidized dark fruits. Overall the nose is a bit oxidized but no red apples showing through- just signs of good aging. Taste is buttery chocolate, cocoa butter, slight diacetyl cut by charred ashiness and tobacco that creates a strange balance. Very tawny port-like, spicy, oily palate. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle. Tofee colored beer with little head. Oxidized and past its prime, but aroma of caramel and light sherry. Toffee flavor with some dried fruit and sherry notes. Medium-light body. Oxidized notes linger with some caramel/toffee and a litle earthiness.