DwarfeD (1411) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home. Pale ruby brown with a medium off-white head with low retention. Medium body with quite some carbonation. Malts, caramel, vanilla, spices and herbs. A tasty one.
RafeAU (305) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
to me, the best coopers beer (extra stout is 2nd). alcohol warmth, nice malt flavours, subtly sweet. I don’t usually like english style beers but I enjoyed this.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014 vintage malty aroma dark amber with thick off white head taste is almost vanilla with slightly hoppy finish
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper to brown color with a medium head. Aroma is yeast, cake / bread and a bit floral and citrus. Tasting caramel, dark malt, cola, slightly acidic with a smooth, sweet and slightly bitter finish. Solid malt body and low carbonation. Very nice ale and perfect for a hearty meat dish.
McNeillR (1595) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt golden, thin border of a head. Sweet, surprisingly cinnamon vibrant malt chuck. Suprising carbonation for the age, keeps a sticky sweetness at bay a wee bit and a brassy tinny bitterness. Warming sweetness throughout, a real good kick for the ABV and bonus points it was on a Tesco shelf too regularly. Held up purdy well. Sits nice and sweetly on the finish.
Bottle from the Garvie Cave, Beers Of My Youth Tasting
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. 2007 vintage. Pours copper brown with a thin white head. Aromas of fruit cake, orange. Taste is sweet, cakey, dried fruit. Prickly carbonation. Ok.
Stuu666 (5612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is oxidised, caramel, taste is dry, toffee, cardboard.
KeefOz (1072) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Best After 24/05/14. (2014 Vintage). Poured a murky brown colour with a few white bubbles for a head plus a few yeast particles as expected. Lacing nil. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma very subtle, virtually nothing. Taste slightly sweet followed by slight bitterness; alcohol well hidden. Light body. Average.
Ngejo (479) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy, orange, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, soft carbonation, oily feel, & long finish.
langeveld12 (276) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head is frothy, off-white and mostly diminishing. Body is hazy amber with sparkles.
Aroma contains cookie, molasses, herbs, citrus fruits, grape, raisin, apple, licorice, cola and spices.
Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and light sweet, followed by light acidic, light sweet and bitter and finishing in bitter.
Body is medium to full with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Enjoyable, not spectacular.