Update: 4AT coded bottle (April 2004) consumed January 2007.
7oz bottle getting toward three years old. Very deep malts and lots of sweetness with a hop edge. This stuff seems to be peaking since I can hardly imagine it getting any better.
Original Review: (Unsure of bottle age).
Pale red pour with a clarity that I found striking and unexpected. Small head that leaves quickly as expected.
Lots of alcohol in the nose, and some distinct hoppiness that suprised me. The taste is not complex to me, just exactly what I was expecting. A solid maltiness which battles with the strong alcohol for your attention. Finishes round and creamy in the mouth and with a distinct dry bite. Nicely done.
Solid example and I like the 7oz bottle – adds to the feeling that you are drinking something a little less ordinary.