sm89walt (1755) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, - DEC 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
37,5cl bottle. 2007 vintage. This is an unclear amber colour with a smallish off-white head that rapidly diminishes. Its aromas are sweet and full of raw malty characteristics with the slight appearance of alcohol. The alcohol is also noticeable in the flavours, but the main flavour profiles are fruity, however none appear terribly distinguishable. A pleasing bitter finish with some dryness of the palate.
McNeillR (1207) - 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 (3338) - 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 (2283) - 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 (906) - 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 (245) - 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 (224) - 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.
StevieT (606) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with a lasting thin head, mild aroma, crisp finish with a lingering bitterness. Pretty good.
suprchunk (2233) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toffee colored pour. Big off white head. Little bit of lacing. Aroma of apple juice and caramel. Carbonated taste of grain and caramel.
fajry (560) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Flasa. Vintage 2012. Tmavsia jantarova farba, husta a kremova pena drzala pocas celeho pitia. Vona susenych sliviek, kandizovane ovocie, jemne pikantnost. Chut horkej cokolady, susenych sloviek, figy. V pozadi jemne bylinky, susene slivky, lieskove oriesky. Telo stredne, stredna nasytenost. Uzasny pocit v ustach, velmi pitelne pivo.
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2008 version. Very nice citrus notes in aroma. Cloudy amber colour with excellent head. Beautiful toffee flavour up front with smooth finish. Heavy body with medium to high carbonation.