hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
i had several vintages of this beer this weekend. i think that the 2001 was better than 2002. i haven’t cracked the 1999 yet. the beer had very little head and was a dark brown with the wonderful unfiltered cloudiness. the super hoppiness was great yet it had a suprising woody taste that followed. there was also something that added a little kick like pepper or nutmeg or something. i would definitely drink it cold though. pretty damn good
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th January 2016
That’ll be me 20K then @ ChrisO’s. Hazy deep amber beer, good pale tan head, short lived. Smooth palate. Sweetish malts, caramel and toffee. Sweet cinnamon. Mild tangy fruits. Large pinch of spice. Light semi dry finish. Comes together well.
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ madmitch76 - 20K Tasting ] - chriso & Boudicca House, London.
[ As Bells Eccentric Ale ].
[ Vintage 2008 ]. Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel - maple syrup, spicy, cinnamon, light vegetables. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, spicy. caramel, sweet malt, sweet spices, caramel - maple syrup, light chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20k tasting - London. Cheers to Ken himself for this! Vintage 2008. Pours rich brown with a light, tan cream head. The nose has light damp carpet, hints of cinnamon, mint and wood. Heavy sweet flavor with dark sugars, more cinnamon, toffee. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with strong sugary syrup character, some vague fruits, gooey toffee. Heavy stuff. Not bad.
mR_fr0g (8505) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one, 2008. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a small tan head. Aroma is black pepper, brown malts, cinnamon and Worcester sauce. Flavour is sweet, cinammon, spicy little black pepper, brown bread, some jammy fruits in the finish. Palate is thick and sticky, sugar, moderate to low carbonation. Decent.
teorn88 (6039) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Ken. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is sweet and lightly spicy with notes of chocolate coffee bourbon vanilla and cinnamon. Taste is also mostly sweet with notes of oregano chocolate bourbon vanilla and coconut. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, tasty number
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, thanks to Kenny, 15/01/16.
Dark mahogany brown with little in the way of a head.
Nose is chocolate, spice, Cinabon loaf, light wood and herbals.
Taste comprises light spice, sprucey wood, chocolate cinnamon brownie, light soy, root ginger, chocolate orange.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent for style and this 2008 vintage has aged well.
Scopey (11957) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Ken, shared at his very own 20K tasting. This particular bottle dates back to 2008. It pours near black with a small off-white head. The nose is umami, meaty, cinnamon, twig, wood, grassy, Worcestershire sauce crisps, earth and some oxidised notes. The taste is bitter - sweet, liquorice, oily, pretty spicy, cinnamon, slick alcohol, molasses and tangy dark fruits. Medium body and fine carbonation. Interesting for a taster, but not sure how much of this I would/could drink.
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at Ken’s 20K. Thanks! As ’Bells Eccentric Ale’. Black with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma is treacle, cinnamon, spice, worcester sauce. Body is medium, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is sweet, treacle, cinnamon and mixed spice, tangy and dry. It’s OK - not really my sort of thing.
harrisoni (16928) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Dark brown beer lasting tan head. Cinnamon and spice aroma. Worcester sauce. Quite sweet and tasty though. Good I thought.
Homer321 (4023) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to uncle Larry. Nose is full of spices, dark fruits, candy. Pour is deep brown with a light brown head. Taste is bitter, hoppy, spicy, followed by a significant alcohol warming. Might benefit from some mellowing. Nice.