kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Name: Vintage Ale
Aroma: light sweet hoppy aroma,
Flavor: well balanced flavor, nice sweetness, long light bitter finish,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Powerfull toffee caramellic flavor. Long finish. Creamy palate.
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, aged obviously. Tawny to brown with light head. After battling to and from work in deep snow on foot, I was ready for this beauty, and it didnít let me down. rich, port like flavours from the start, rounded and fruity with raisins and sultanas, there were no rough edges at all. Great stuff, looking forward to the other vintages now.
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Still pours a surprisingly steady head. Sherry, sewer and lemon in the aroma. Medium bodied, still. Alcoholic. Sherry and raisin. Powdery mouthfeel. Still some remaining hopbitterness. Almost whisky-like. Has kept very well, better as the 2002. Still lively and in shape.
madsberg (10458) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Fantastic clear amber colour. Lasting off white head. Fruits, malt, spices and a somewhat chocolatish aroma. Vanilla, fruits (plums), alcahol and a kind of sherry flavour. Very pleasant. This is much better and more subtle than the 1997 version I've tried. Smooth and pleasant. Has a dry fruity finish with pleasant alcahol accents. Is long lasting on the palate. Very good one.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Thanks a million Ungstrup!] Clear deep amber with medium beige head. Sweet fruity and vinious aroma with caramel notes. and toasted malt. Sweet vinious flavor with notes of overripe fruits, caramel, toasted malt, madeira. Ends with warming alcohol. Nice.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Bottle # 06684. Nice bit golden amber colour with a medium white ehad leaving a fair lacing. Sweet and malty caramel fruity aroma. Good soft mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet like a nice port with some alcohol, caramel, toasted malt and dark fruits. Well complexed brew.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Falling Rock poured a lightly hazy copper with a small ring of an amber head. Aromas of cherries, carmel, prune and a hint of nuts. Palate waslight to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cherry, carmel, prune, vanilla, light chocolate and a hint of nuts with a crisp lingering bittersweet finish.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This vintage 1999 is bottle No. 21752 and I drink it in May 2006 - so itís 6Ĺ years old by now. The color is deep amber with a beautiful red hue, the head is huge and golden. The aroma is malty and sweetish with notes of caramel and fruity hops. The moutfeel is oily. The flavour is sweetish, vinous with notes of roasted malts, caramel, raisin and other fruits. It has a nice bitterness, and a hint of alcohol, that I would have thought should be gone by this age. Itís a really nice beer, but not one of the very best....
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to my summer SecretSanta for this gem. Pours a hazy mahagony with a small, slight tan head, edgy with some patches on top and lined to spotty lacing. Aroma is huge floral hops, caramel and maple malt (cookie, biscuit), yeast (dough) and fragrant flowers and fruit (earthy raisins, apricot). Medium candied caramel malt sweetness at the onset, medium to moderate acidity and bitterness in the middle with some alcohol burn and tinging floral hops, fruit at the end. Full bodied and warm, fizzy and slightly dry palate.