LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful deep amber colour and a nice clinging head. Extremely malty (toffee) and vinuous with a very warming alcohol presence. Excellent for a cold winter evening. Lacking the complexity and woodlike touch of the Vintage Ales, but still a great beer.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Fullers Brewery, Chiswick 2004: Medium foamy head on the amber colored brew. Nice intense hoppy flavor, honey, long dry hoppy finish. I like it quite a bit.
pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown with medium to small head. Toffee and alcohol nose. Malty, sweetish flavour with a tad too much alcohol.
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep rusty copper hue with a creamy off white head. Fruity, toffee nose. Sweetish toffee like taste with fruit and raisins. Very barley wine like, well balanced. A decent ale just a bit sweet for a session.
Ingevara (746) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2009 Tonnes of aroma. A dark redish brown nectar of pure gold and flavors in a next to perfect mix. It has strength, roundness, maltyness, freshness and just about everything one could wish of a really great beer.
rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2003 Amber with a small but creamy head. Has a wonderful sweet aroma from toffee and butter. Flavor is sweet as well, some toffee, and turns into a salty and bitter finish. Really good...
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Syrup and dried fruit aroma.
Alcoholic flavor with tones of almonds, molasses and syrup.
According to the brewery this is the filtered and pasteurised version of the Vintage Ale.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice deep amber colour with anice white lace. Alcoholic and sweet aroma with hints of toffee. Flavour of caramel malt, toffee and vodka. Alcoholic finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - OCT 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012
2012-11-08, draught at Locus Publicus, Rotterdam, 7-5-6-3-13=34
Clean amber color, creamy head. Some caramel aroma and flavor; very moderate sweetness; ordinary bitterness, a bit of nutty touch. Not as rich as the bottle I remembered.
2011-08-22, bottle, 7-5-7-3-13=35
Beautiful, bright dark amber color, with generous creamy head. The aroma is malty but also simple, with nuts and tones of vegetables. Good body strength, with moderate sweetness; malt and caramel flavor, decent, unfortunately followed by some vegetables and alcohol; it ends with correct bitterness and a hint of nuts, also with alcohol warmth.
2003-10-22, bottle, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Amber color; poor head. Nice malt aroma, strong; wood, cellar. Warming, malty, loads of caramel; very good structure. Powerful. Of course not as much complex as the Vintage Ale, but I liked it…
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear redbrown color, medium/short head. Typical english malty hops aroma. Taste is heavy alcohol and sweet caramel malts, with an intense alcohol burn. I guess i better wait for an english beer with refermentation in the bottle, because this is just crap.