It has been a long, long while since my last review, a delinquency that occurred for several reasons, but I hope to be back at my regular "post." Let me start at the top. Literally. Shaun sent me a number of brews last year, several of which I have been aging for soon-to-be posted reviews. One of these is Russian River Brewing's Pliny The Elder; he sent two bottles of this, one that I consumed last year and one this summer. I was already well on my way with other alcohol when I drank the first one, so I did not feel as though I could give it proper justice in a review. I felt as though I had a better cognitive understanding of it the second time around.