paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a smallish off white head. Aroma is caramel maltiness, dark fruit, raisins. Flavor is caramel maltiness, nutty, raisins, oak, a hint of vanilla and fruitiness. Finish is warming with some alcohol coming through.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of cherries, fresh fruit, hints of residual sugar, woody. Tastes of cognac, light booziness that is complimentary, some nice fruity hints, touches of earthiness. Finishes with a hint of sherry. Enjoyable.
MiP (13597) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ŇBF08. 11 years old. Sherry aroma, some alcohol. Clear dark amber colour. No head. Sweet flavour, lots of dried fruit, some yeast but nice. Vanilla. Distinct alcohol.
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber beer with a small white head. Aroma has caramel and some butterscotch, with a strong sherry note to it. Smooth, fruity and caramel flavour quite vineous.
yespr (31090) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rb# 4500: 50 cL bottle 45034, special vintage session at Cockneys stand in Ňrhus2008. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing white head. Light chalky and dense fruity aroma, shows light over the top notes, yet not still inviting aroma. Flavour is smooth fruity with a mild portwine like note, yet still quite fresh fruity accents too. Minor oxidised note before the finish. Light warming finish with a nice wineous note slowly building up.
Dedollewaitor (13902) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Aarhus beerfestival: Pours clear amber with a red hew & a off white head. Super "old" (in a good way , though it is close be dominated by its mouldy/cellar feel) & matured aroma. Lots of toffee & caramel. Oak & port. Round & vinous. Sticky. I am thankfull for being one of the few lucky ones to try this!
thewolf (11176) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Aarhus, 2008.
[my 300th English brew!]
Pours clear dark red-brown with a medium, frothy/creamy head that is a slight yellow in colour. Aroma is very lightly oxidized, wonderful toffee notes, grainy chewy malts and a little apples and black currants. Super, creamy and oily mouthfeel - fair carbonation. Flavour has port, oak, vinious, overripe fruits - and a fair cellar note that still hasnít taken over. This was probably a good time to try this vintage (even in the rarer white box). Wonderful - and by far the next-best Vintage (folleing the 1999).
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #25154 at Akkurat - Thanks Patrick for the taste. Clear red/brown - no head. Red berries, sweetness, light soapy, light plue, mint, light nutty, light honey. Old and dusty.
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled #25154 @Akkurat
Hazy nutty brown color, firm creamy off-white head. Toffeish fudge aroma, dark fruits, nuts, light oxidation. Caramelly chocolaty with hazelnuts and raisins, late alcohol punch. Light licorice in the aftertaste. Bottle showed tiny notes of oxidation.
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled in 2006. Dark red with little head. Dark caramel and plums. A lot of oxidated flavors - nice pleasent dark fruits.