imdownthepub (12585) - 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.
Ratman197 (12540) - 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.
bu11zeye (12516) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2005 (Bottle No: 67684) Pours a beautiful deep mahogany color with a medium-sized white head. Very smooth, almost like a fine barley wine, with cream, carmel and malt flavors. Very good!
Christian (12293) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2009 Muddy red/brown with an off white relatively small head. Highly complex fruity aroma. Raisins and other dried fruit, plums, port and brandy, apples and a little hay. The fruit continues in the flavour. Initially sweet with some burned notes, followed by a growing dryness. Long bitter aftertaste. Best mouthfeel ever; feels like silk on the tongue.
bierkoning (11862) - 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.
thewolf (11827) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Yes! Quite a surprise when I saw this at ōlbaren in Copenhagen... Anticipation was high, and I was not disappointed! Pours a hazy reddish amber with a little creamy head. It eds up as a thin film with thicker foam along the sides of the glass. If you turn the glass, the remaining head sticks a little to the glass, but soon ends up back on top of the beer. Aroma is stunning. Plums and prunes give it a sherry feel. Flavours are wonderful as well. A malty sweetness and quite vinious. Caramel, plums, hops, oak, some vanilla and lots of sherry tones. Stunning!
Pinball (11785) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, 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.
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 Bottle no 07465, thx to BierkŲnig ! - hazy brown colour, fine head, malty and chocolatey nose with light notes of plum, very smooth, full-bodied with a robust bitterness, the finish is very long, dry with a biscuity maltiness, showing more notes of chocolate - robust, deeply balanced and incredibly pleasant
Scopey (11343) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chrisoís Fullers-Gales Tasting. It pours clear deep red-amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is wood, leather and some sweet, sticky fruit. The taste is wood, dust, leather, golden syrup, honey, spice and toffee, with a bitter-dry finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and a thick, slightly cloying mouth-feel. Fairly straight forward actually. Nice enough, but perhaps too sweet.