rlgk (11349) - GŲteborg, 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 (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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 itÖ
caesar (5296) - 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.
skortila (4602) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty aroma. Brown coloured, nice head. Taste is alcoholic, sugar, malts, simple and cheap. Certainly not good.
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small lasting head. Dark amber colour. Malty, nutty, toffee, vinous, nice bitterness, alcohol... Full bodied. Very nice.
larsniclas (5699) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2003.Amber.
Warm alcohol-aroma with sweet hoppiness.
Sweet and vinous, almost like a barley wine.
Flavour from raisins and cognac.
rickgordon (3845) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2004 Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival.
A nice Barley Wine. Pale amber. Rich sweetish malty aroma and flavour. Notes of dried fruits, orange and perhaps rasin with a warming alcohol feel. Finishes with quite som bitterness, pleasant indeed.
SilkTork (5254) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2003 A straight ahead, full on, heads down, high alcohol beer - a cousin of Carlsberg Special Brew. Interestingly, I have just learned that this is the pasteurised version of Fuller"s Vintage Ale!
And again. It has a nice colour, but is the drink of tramps and winos.