PMgep (226) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Dunder 2013 as Kings Ale 1902 vintage. No carbonation left. Vinous, soy sauce and port in aroma. Oxidated taste but still pleasant considering the age.
mR_fr0g (8027) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. 25/08/2015. Thanks to Leighton for this vintage. Amber / brown coloured pour, lcear, no head. Aroma is meaty, boverille, soy, wood. Flavour is composed of mearty marmite, , light malt vinegar. Palate ismedium full, viscous, low condition, paper. Interesting to try.
The_Osprey (5459) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Leighton’s. Many thanks to Leighton and Ken. 1977 vintage. Very dark brown, still, clear, no head at all. Aroma is plastic, plasticine, a little sour, earthy, dried toothpaste, booze. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is plasticine, malts, booze, yeasty with a touch of balsamic towards the finish. Great to try it. Very interesting stuff.
fajry (1398) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fľaša. S veľkou vďakou Cuso. 113 ročné pivo, bolo na moje prekvapenie super! Hnedá, farba, bez peny. Vôňa úúúúžasná jemne sladká, lieskové oriešky, vanilka, prezreté višne, jemne karamel. Chuť však prázdna, vodová, bez akejkoľvek dochute. Iba jemne cítiť karamel a trošku štiplavosť na jazyku. Bol to však zážitok!
rusos (476) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared by Cuso.Amber colour. Aroma chocolate cheries, dried raisins,soya sauce, cork, mollasses. Taste raisins, chery, roasty, chocolate alcohol and quite strong sourness. Long lasting sour/bitter/roasty aftertaste. No carbonation. 113 years.
MisoW (2949) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso, thanks Imro. Vintage of 1902, 113 years old. Pours dark brown color, no head, really no carbonation. Aroma of soy sauce, some dark fruits, caramel. Taste is sour, lightly bitter, soy sauce, some alcohol, sherry, caramel. I would not be able to drink whole bottle, but I am very glad I had the opportunity to taste this one.
Gurthnar (4531) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso. 1902 vintage, 113 years old at the time of drinking. Aroma initially honeyish, sweetish, dried fruits, then turns to soy sauce. Hazy brown colour. No carbonation. Taste incorporates lots of vinegary acidic and solventy alcoholic notes. Also oxidized sherry. Lots of hype, but the beer is perceivably over-aged. Objectively almost no pleasure in drinking this, rather curiosity. Little of traditional beer flavours remain. Bitterness present but I do not get hops flavours. Maybe the slightest hint of burnt sugar malt. I am glad to have tasted it but nothing too special.
Cuso (7273) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle kindly donated by Kaufmanized. Vintage 1902. Muddy brown color with no head. No carbonation. Vinous notes with soy sauce, wood in aroma together with leather, vanilla, port (?). Sour taste together with, malt, soy sauce, caramel, cardboard, cherries, vanilla, brandy, wood. Alcohol is strongly present. Surprisingly good after 113 years.
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to Graeme for bringing this rare treat. Took some ingenuity to get cork out of lead seal. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is cardboard and brown sugar. Thick mouth with rich malt, very sweet, dark fruit, brown sugar, cognac. An amazing experience to be able to drink this.
bartlebier (3210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As Cooper’s Silver Jubilee Strong Ale, brewed in Burton on Trent, vintage ’77 bottle shared@ BBF ’15 Vintage Tasting ZO, merci. Distinct old ale aromas of madeira, macerated nut oils, deep semifresh spiced flavours resting underneath a sheet of dusty time on a thinned out cardboard palate. - Some of its former lustre has managed to survive.