Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 550ml #02056 @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours deep amber/ brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of oxidized, malt, raisin, prunes and berries. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of yngwie.Bottle no 02056. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of campher, malt, oxidized malt, sweet red berries, mint and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitter mint and caramel. Medium body , average carbonation. Nice beer.
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle (#11146) at a tutored tasting GBBF 2011. Hazy brown colour with a small white head. Alcohol and caramel malty nose. Caramel and a bit fruity flavour, with some vanilla and alcohol.
Beersiveknown (3164) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@ home 10/12/11 Slightly murky with yeast esters, vanilla and plenty of carbonation again and really thick bodied.
SudsMcDuff (5918) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Bill!! ..very excited to try this! .. Pours tan .. light foam .. good simple lacing .. . vanilla, wood, biscuit, oak, and caramel .. . light and classy .. . aged quite well! .. . . Why do people in ship mutinies always ask for "better treatment"? Iíd ask for a pinball machine, because with all that rocking back and forth youíd probably be able to get a lot of free games..
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thanks to Bill for bringing this to the November tasting. Pours a Cloudy brown with a thin white head leaving spotty lacing. Strong alcohol aroma and vanilla oak. Medium mouthfeel with a smooth vanilla flavor and rich malt. Hides the alcohol very well and also aged very well. A very impressive English strong ale from Fullers.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle I received in a trade several years ago. Been wanting to open this for awhile. Opened for a tasting at the Sugar Land Flying Saucer. Pours amber with no head. Nose is of caramel and raisins. Taste is of caramel, raisins and dates. A bit oxidized. Mouthfeel is medium-thin, thinner than I expected and has some alcohol noticeable. It may not have held up as well as I would have liked. Still pretty good.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours clear, brown-ruby-red with a moderate, off-white head. Pretty lovely nose, aged malts, caramel, faint leather. Medium sweet flavor, nice toffee, light booze, pleasant oxidation, caramel, dried fruits. Medium to full in body with fine to average carbonation. Fairly warming finish, more caramel and toffee, toasted brown sugar, light licorice, candy, leaves, dark dried fruits. Excellent stuff. Has aged beautifully. The best of the vintages had at this tasting.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
love me some aged beer. Bottle shared at Max and Jessís place. Dark amber pour. Oxidized/ burnt caramel with raisins, figs and plums. Bitter finish and a bit woody. This has held up very well.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hazy amber/red colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of alcohol with some malts. Old fruits but absolutely not out of date. There are raisins with caramel. The taste of old fruits, less oxidation. Some bitter with sweet. The aftertaste taste is bitter with some alcohol.