liamt07 (3) - Ontario, - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003 Vintage, thanks Sammy for sharing.
Brown body, almost flat. Big legs and some brown bubbles for a head. Nose of dark fruits, caramel, sweet tobacco, leather and brown sugar. Taste has dominant soy notes, a bit of cardboard, sweet dark fruits, lots of toffee and a piercing coffee roast in the finish. Super sweet and syrupy, fairly flat and quite boozy (even at almost a decade old). Really interesting but Iím not convinced that this has aged optimally.
The_Osprey (4893) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Ken at his 20K tasting at Chrisoís. Thanks! As íBos Vintage Ale 2003í, 19%. Black with a red hue, no real head. Aroma is molasses, redcurrant, meaty sugars, OXO. Body is oily and smooth, low carbonation. Taste is tangy rhubarb up front, dry spicy booze with a nice salty ashy finish. Quite an interesting flavour. Has held up well at 13 years old.
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ madmitch76 - 20K Tasting ] - chriso & Boudicca House, London.
[ As Bos Vintage Ale ].
[ Vintage 2003 ]. Clear dark red brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, oxidide, dark fruit, alcohol, light soy sauce - dark dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a long duration, bread, madera - raisin - dark fruits, alcohol, dark malt. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
teorn88 (5159) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle shared at Kennyís 20K celebrations @Chrisoís, thanks to Kenny. It pours a dark copper color with a minimal bubbly head. Aroma is filthy full of sweet molasses and soy sauce with artichokes and raisins. Taste I cloyingly sweet with notes of artichokes white chocolate vanilla and booze. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok
Scopey (10703) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle big thanks to Ken, shared at his 20K tasting. It pours clear darkest brown with no head whatsoever. The nose is rich, oily, meaty, oxidised, soy sauce, umami, brown bread, rivita, Eccles cake and treacle. The taste is rich, oily, dark fruits, jam, fruit compote, Eccles cake, big boosty alcohol aspect, toffee, umami and blackcurrant jam with a warming finish. Full body and oily, chewy mouth-feel. Slick, rich and warming. Fun to try.
harrisoni (16077) - 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. Clear brown amber. No head. Oily soy sauce. Some heat. Some raisin. Like sweet fruit. Like sweet wine. OK. Sweet but a bit of fun.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, via ClarkVV. Pours almost completely flat, it looks like a big
íol glass of soy sauce with just a few bubbles at the edge. Doesnít sound like the best appearance, but for what I expected, itís spot on. The nose is huge, tons of sherry like oxidation, less alcohol than expected, rich dark fruit, a bit of soy sauce, tobacco, all good stuff. Reminds me of some of the better bottles of Hardyís that Ive had. The flavor is a little heavier on the bad oxidation, especially on the finish. Up front itís all good, nice sherry and soy with some light alcohol. The finish fades a bit towards a papery and slightly ashy note that lingers on past the slight alcohol heat. Itís surprisingly lacking in alcohol heat given the huge ABV though. Lighter in body than expected, Iím sure itís thinned a good bit over the years. Overall, a pretty good experience, Iím a big fan of old beers, and this held up better than most 12 year old beers would have.
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle í02 Vintage 4/24/10 (Courtesy of FlandersNed at DLD)-Pours a murky amber. Aroma of molasses. Taste of brown sugar. This was a nice full bodied brew. Hides ABV very well.
Bottle í04 Vintage 4/24/10 (Courtesy of FlandersNed at DLD) -Everything same except taste was a bit more malty. 7/3/7/3/14
Bottle í03 Vintage 4/24/10 (Courtesy of FlandersNed at DLD)-Pours a darker brown. Aroma of malt. Taste the same. This full bodied brew was the best of the three. 7/3/7/3/15
Radek Kliber (6890) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle vintage 2003
Aroma plum, raisin, alcohol, sweet brown sugars. Dry-sweet notes with dry finish.
Appearance mild haze, dark brown with little to no lace.3-
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied. Molasses, soy with dry bold alcohol feel. Bold sweet malty character. Slight peppery side shown at finish. Top end with toffee.
Sammy (10331) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 edition. Sweet and rich, no way did we pick up on the abv. Smooth, fruity plum, some char. Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me by proxy, FlandersNed.