Beersiveknown (3715) - 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 (6634) - .....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 (5285) - 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 (13513) - 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 (1822) - 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 (2812) - 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.
thirdeye11 (5734) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle #157288 thanks to BMan1113VR) cloudy orange-brown with no bubbles. Nose of oxidation, raisin, old books, rich, caramel, not overly sweet. Taste is toasty, sweet, caramel, honey, grain, thick uncarbonated body, raisin, vanilla and a medium slick body.
laiti (6788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle #16324. Rated on 27.11.2010
Aroma feels old and has some cellar and raisin. Rather light flavour has alcohol and raisins and feels old. Not bad, but definitely out of date.
Pinball (11088) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared by ungstrup at his cellar clearing tasting. i owe you....
clear amber, smooth white head.
somewhat oxidized hops, caramel, malts. dark fruits, almost licorice. neat.