Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, courtesy of yngwie,Beer3000 and gunnfryd.1982,1990,1993,1994 and 1995. Pours deep amber with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of cellar, raisins, dusty notes, apricots , moldy (1990), minty,creeme brulee(1994) and alcohol.
Flavor is sweet and malty with raisin, mint, beef stock, oxidized malt, some acidic notes and mint.
Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
Hansen (6147) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Alex. Some nice old notes. Dark amber and faint hazy. Has a white head, diminishing. Aroma is malty, deep sweetness, some sherry-notes. Flavor starts heavy sweet, some notes of dark bread, more wine, warming alcohol. Long duration. Creamy, syrupy texture and soft/flat carbonation.
HenrikSoegaard (10020) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy Alex. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy intense wonderfull aroma. No oxidising notes at all. Vanilla notes. Heavy bitter light sweet powerfull flavor with very strong vanilla notes. Long complex nice finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull.
Zita (4226) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
light vintage port aroma,red, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft alcoholic finish.
radarsock (757) - Vermont, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear russet-orange into brandy snifter. Hard to detect, but I haphazardly smell oaken soaked alcohol, Candy corn, copper alloy, grass and lemonade. Tastes of Candi sugar with a nice burn and a lingering spicy aftertaste.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1989 Vintage bottle... Poured deep brown with no head. Nose had dark fruits like prunes and raisins. Low carbonation, some oxidization, brown sugar, fortified fruit alcohol flavors. Nothing cazy, but sti a great to have.
Mora2000 (5309) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the 1994 vintage, which was drank in May 2011 in honor of hudsonphotog’s college graduation after all these years (he graduated high school in 1994).
The beer pours a clear, dark brown color with a few white bubbles but no real head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and raisins, as well as a little bit of soy sauce character and some alcohol. The flavor is a lot more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and oak notes, as well as some rum, raisins and very little alcohol. The beer is very port like. Low carbonation and medium mouthfeel.
I am very happy I got to try this and very happy that it was drank on such a special occasion.
martinrumsam (450) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
1998 33cl bottle . pours an opaque mid brown with no head .light carbonation. aroma is a luscious mix of malt , caramel , christmas cake , faint cinnamon and alcohol . taste follows the aroma - sweet malt , caramel , dark fruit with a nice bittersweet aftertaste like burnt sugar to counteract the overall sweetness a little . a glorious alcohol warmth sets in but is controlled very well for a 12% abv . good body with oily mouthfeel . A classic that ages incredibly well .
leloupuk (2) - Dorset, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A full flavoured and deceptively strong ale / barley wine with excellent depth and satisfying lingering taste
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1993 bottle. Pours clear tawny with no head. Aroma is lightly oxidized, heavy sherry, caramel, and toffee malt, a dark fruit bouquet of figs, plums, and dates with cookie malt, earthy notes and light alcohol completing this bountiful aroma. Flavor is malt dominant, light spicy alcohol, no hops, the same dark fruit bouquet of dates, figs, and plums with caramel and toffee malt, sherry and a sweet finish. Full body, high warmth, and low carbonation. In the past year, I have enjoyed the 1996 and 1999, and I have to say that the 1993 is holding up better than the other two.