Iphonephan (6988) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
On draft at church key in DC. Pours a hazy brown with a creamy off white head. Mild cinnamon aroma. Creamy mouth feel with toasted malts and baking spices. Spices dominate the finish. jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
tap at Lizardville RR its a lighter colored beer than i expected and quite thin in the palate the spice has definitely faded and it tastes like an old belgian luttonm (6273) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2017 (5/2017) Bottle at Portland tasting. Soft foam ring, malty weak hazy pale. Fruity banana malt, quite oxidized nose. Earthy clove, ok alcohol pithiness. Bright and yeast. Rye bread, sweet, lots of oxidation. OK. 6 3 6 3 13
(12/2012) 12oz from tap at Brouwers in Seattle, leftover from Vertical Epic night. Deep woody brown. Rosy apple, sappy wood. Syrupy wood with right carbonation, grape/apple juiciness. Some off-bitter aftertaste. Dryness is odd. Interesting at least. 7 3 7 3 14 Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Draft at Brouwer's, 12/12/12. Light brown/red appearance, head dissipates quickly to ring. Aroma is old dubbel (dark fruits, ester, stale bread). Taste is ... hollow. Surprisingly moderate carb, short dry finish. Oldest beer I've ever consumed, and it feels like it - it was my first of the night, and not inspiring.
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Tap, CK. Deep dark hazy brown with a thinnish light tan head. Lots of sweeter dark fruit aromas, some yeastiness, touch of sugar, and some slight oxidation is apparent. Flavor packs in toffee, dark fruits, and very much leans to the sweeter side of things. Medium silkier body. Not bad.
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s for 12/12/12. Dark cola brown. Dark fruit, allspice, maybe some nutmeg. Warmth from spices covers a slightly tinny note. The aroma is nice, but I’m not too impressed by this one. HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle to Chimay glass. Surprised by how much carbonation remains in this. Dark chestnut brown color, Faded, vegetal hop aroma. Agave nectar, cooked broccoli, cauliflower, and golden brown sugar flavor. Not my favorite in the series but still drinkable for the age. AirForceHops (7239) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Draft @ Lord Hobo, on 12/15/12. We got to enjoy the left over Stone from the 12/12/12 event. Brown rusty color with very thin soapy head. Nose is mild Belgian yeast and cotton candy. Taste of figs, old dark malts, raisins and caramel. The alligator peppers are just a wisp in the finish. This really, REALLY good considering it is 9 years old. My waiter gave us the very last glass from the keg. It could have been the last draft glass of 03/03/03 anywhere!! decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Copper pour with white head and lace. Aroma of caramel and some abv. Sweet caramel and brown sugar flavor. A bit thin and watery. thanks Brent GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at CK for 12.12.12. VE night. Full haze mahogany, high carbonation, webby/complete lacing. Nose is butterscotch, toffee, chocolate. Taste is minerally, spicy, butterscotch, some celery. Perhaps an odd, somewhat benign infection. Super aerated, overcarbonated palate. Drinkable.