OK, so my brother and I happened to find a bottle of this stuff. We were so geeked. So we immediately ran home and pour some into a shot glass. We were so excited we were almost levitating off the floor. We had heard this was the stuff of legends. So we take a sip of it expecting to love it. We both kind of sit in silence staring at it trying to figure out why it tastes so much like soy sauce - not wanting to admit it out loud.
So I was a little down on myself. I felt like the BMC drinker you hand an IPA to and they freak out wanting to know why you would drink something that tastes so much like, "Pine Branches" as a co-worker told me about one of my IPA's.
So I hop on Beer Advocate and still to this day there are guys raving about it, scoring it an A+. Remarking about raisin, apricot and a bunch of other "notes" when I thought soy and sushi would have been more appropriate.
Now my question is this...have I not reached the Ghandi like stage of sophisticating my palette yet? I thought up to this point I was doing pretty well, OR are people acting like a bunch of pretentious wine snobs when really this stuff tastes terrible? Maybe there are still some good bottles out there?? Not sure what vintage mine was...I even tried 2-3 more times to like it. Finally I poured what I thought was going to be a new revelation in beer down the drain.