cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at home bottle no39323 ... hazy brown ... soft blackcurrant ... ovaltine nose ... rich malts ... ligth fizzyness ... quite biscuitly ... bitter blackcurrant ... musty toffee malts ...biscuity... not working for me ..
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 55cl. Bottle # 23378. A lightly unclear one, copper to amber in color and with a minimal sized beige head. Just a layer of bubbles actually. The aroma has caramel, hints of camphor, some oxidation, dried fruits and notes of sherry. Itís warming and lightly bitter on the palate, full-bodied, and with flavors of caramel, beef stock and some oxidation. Lasting finish with caramel, oxidation and some bitterness. A bit dull maybe, but not bad considering itís nearly ten years old. 120106
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kookfest 06. Hazy, some floaters, lasting beige head. Nutty, vanilla, less intense hop than the others I tried. Bit more rounded perhaps. Again good hop on the end. Not as a big a fan as the 2000 or 2001
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Aarhus Beerfestival. Pours hzay deep golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is dark fruits - pruner/plums, caramel, vinous/port. Very complex. Low to no carbonation left. Smooth, round , creamy& filling palate. Sticky... long end! Thank god!
MiP (13788) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at ŇBF08. 6 years old. Sherry aroma. A bit spicy. Clear dark copper colour. No head. Sweet and spicy flavour. Slightly moldy, but with vanilla and good spice. Quite good.
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ungstrupís - thanks. Clear brown - offwhite head. Nice malty. Nutty. Light spicy. Light dusty. Light oxidation notes. Wooden notes. Dried fruits. Dryness. Nice.
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)
Reddish color, small firm off-white head. Sweet portwine aroma - very developed. Sweet and roasted taste: coffee and alcohol. Very drinkable.
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright amber; chewy, malty, earthy, touch of hop. Like the others, but with youth on its side compared with the usual year or two that most people put on these before they drink them.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber body with an off-white head. Aroma of hops, sweet malt, and a hint of spoiled vegetables. Mild flavor of malts, caramel, cherries, and toastiness.
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours rich, amber-red with a small, white head. Dark fruits, caramel and mild oxidation in the aroma. Great flavor, fairly mellow but with some kick at the edges. Notes of cake, rich caramel, toasty sugar, leather, and fig. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, dark sugars, caramel, leather, dark fruits. Lovely beer. The age has done it well. (4.3)
Had another bottle that was shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. The beer is still damn good. Solid. (4.2)