jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by me at weekly tasting. Pours caramel. No head. Nose/taste of caramel, burnt wood, sherry and light fruit. Medium body.
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle # 11290. I picked this one up from an on-line auction (gotta it pretty cheap). Poured a cloudy dark brown color with small sized off white head. Aromas of molasses, leather, light citrus and caramel. Tastes of molasses, citrus, caramel, and light alcohol. I was surprised by how much I liked this one (didn’t have high hopes for a Pyramid beer). You could tell this one mellowed a little over the years, but it is by far the best Pyramid beer I’ve had.
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I always wanted to try this and chickencoop was awesome enough to send it my way. Reddish brown hue, big bubbled head. Aroma of sherry, some oxidation, molasses, cane syrup, dates. Flavor shows some oxidation, but it doesn’t hurt the flavor to speak of. Dates, brown sugar, some light yeast, sherry, brown sugar and a very little spark of hops at the end. Very good. Fun beer to try after this long. It has held up pretty well so far!
phaleslu (9923) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Roger - thanks again! Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999. Bottle 03934. Pours a clear amber color with a tiny off-white ring for a head. The aroma has a weird tang atop caramel and brown sugar and leaves. Flavor of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, and toast, with only the faintest bit of that tanginess from the nose. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a malty, barely tangy mouthfeel. This was an interesting one to try for sure.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Taste from a bottle at phaleslu’s Weird Beers Tasting. Hazy light brown color. Mostly clear, some dark particles in there. Almost no head, minimal off-white ring and some bubbles. Loose dots of lace. Big dark fruit, vinous and oxidization in the aroma. Smells foreboding. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Big mustiness. Medium body. Very light carbonation. Drying finish. Tasting pretty oxidized, musty, and old.
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle shared by riversideAK. Little to no carbonation. Cola brown, light haze. Oxidized nose but works really well with the heavy caramelized toffee and bourbon. Smooth and heavy brandy and sweet tobacco. Love it. A little spicy in the long finish.
douglas88 (8914) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Toby. Opens with a slight hiss and a oxidized cap, 11 years of age have worked some changes. Pours a muddy dark brown color with a very small hint of a head. A very nice nose of bourbon, sweet fruity malts, woody, oxidized. A fruity oxidized flavor, port, bourbon, woody. Tastes like a vintage for sure. Interesting. Not very warm, thin and port-like. Really nice to try.
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy daknole. Pours clear amber with copper edges and really no head to speak of. The aroma is an odd mix of oxidation, soured moldy grapefruit covered with cigar ash and hints of the rich fruity esters way off in the background. The taste has molasses mixing with prunes and sugar stewed cherries. It then rolls into brown sugar toward the finish. There’s a moderate funky tart off-ness to it too.
vtafro (7380) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
1999 bottle... Brown pour wkgh no head. Malty, dark and some alcohol aromas. Sweet, oak, some oxidation tones.
BuckeyeBoy (7142) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another Rare treat from JohnGalt1 12oz Bottle pulled from a box. Pours out a dark brown with some red highlights topped with almost no head. Aroma was of pit fruit, brown sugar, oxidation, some wood, molasses, and rich malt. Taste was much as the aroma lots of sweetness, sad to say it has already peaked. But I was still very happy to try this.