C.E. Evans wrote:
If it only wasn't for that bottle of Romulan Ale dated 2283...
I didn't read this entire thread, so forgive me if this was already mentioned. It's more likely the bottle has a stardate
, and not an Earth date. So, SD-2283 would put it well into early TOS (I realize the stardates were screwed up then, but when are they not?).
So, the Roluman ale is probably aged at least 15-20 years, which would support McCoy's statement.
Hmm, not really a fan of that idea at all, unfortunately. I think the simplest and likeliest explanation was that "2283" was the Earth year that ale was bottled. As Timo
mentioned, even a single year would be enough aging time for a pretty potent ale. Two
years would be probably be enough for even just a small sip to clear Kirk's sinuses.