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Brakspear Vintage Ale 1999

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Formerly brewed at Brakspear (Refresh UK - Marstons plc)
Style: Porter
Witney, England

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A bottle conditioned Porter style beer. This beer is a typical example of southern UK beers, made in traditional style using coloured malts.


0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Terminizzle (9) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013 does not count
Have you been really growing there and make you been on my way through their lives to get someone with an eye for me lol how long the other hand in the history channel to be able

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 21, 2010
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
[vintage 1999]
Pours deep dark red amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Heavy aroma of dried fruits, light oxidation, raisins, a hint of honey and chocolate. Some port. Medium carbonation, fine lightly oily mouthfeel. Flavour has some honey, mildly roasted, a hint of oxidation. Long, lingering, port-wine aftertaste. Quite impressive for an 11-year old beer at only 5,5 %. Fair dryness, some raisins. Actually quite fine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2009
[1999 Bottle, thanks argo0!] Pours light cola-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has some port-like qualities, honey, brown sugar, raisin--very nice. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, plum, and a good deal of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel with a decent finish. The aroma on this is great, and if the alcohol wasn’t so present the taste would have been up there too. Thanks again for breaking this one out, argo0!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
Tawny brown. A little nutty, with a touch of diacetyl. A hit of astringency leads to dry, woody notes. Not bad for a beer that is supposed to be off.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2003
A bit thin, but still brings forth some wonderful creamy chocolate flavor. Chalky dry finish and nice aftertaste of roasty malts and almonds.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
Brown-amber w/ toffee foam. Milk chocolate, toffee, & nuts on the nose. Smooth medium body. Chocolate mocha flavour w/ roasty, nutty notes.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
RBSG2003 Ridiculously clear, deep, dark copper brew. Not much head... I like a little head ;) The aroma is of milk chocolate and English toffee. The flavor is well-balanced, malty and rich with a touch of caramel. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Short, bitter finish. Very nice vintage ale that pulls up just short of being world-class in my book.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2568) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, and a dark breadiness in the aroma, along with a faint mustiness. Dark, opaque brown in color, with a creamy, rocky head. More chocolate to be found in the flavor profile, along with a measure of sweetness, toffee, and grainy and bready malt. Very smooth, creamy texture with low effervescence which brings it very close to cask-conditioned in feel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Thanks Hopsrus (I hope I'm right) for bring this beer to Chi-town. Reddish brown hue with average head and good lacing. Roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, leather, and pear detected on the nose. Slighty tart and bitter taste, but not overpowering. Finished pretty clean of the style. A bit watery mouthfeel. Glad to have tried it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
Malt, treacle, tobacco aromas. Copper colour, poured a medium toffee head, lot's of floaties. Robust malt, toffee, caramel and butterscotch, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Complex, bitter but good! Superb!


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