Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the White Horse in London, England.
Enticing aroma. Notes of grapefruit, lemon, apricot, vanilla and caramel.
Full-bodied and flavorful but hot down the throat and the cloying syrupy sweetness was just too much. Notes of apricot, tea, tangerine, wood and orange. The hops were nice and sought to balance but failed.
HenrikSoegaard (9745) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white mostly lasting head. A bit cloudy amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy powerfull aroma. Very toffee caramellic flavor. Average finish. Creamy palate.
pubbe (493) - HÝjbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish brown with mostly diminishing light brown head. Dried fruits and some bitter chocolate in the aroma. Slightly sweet malt and more chocolate in the flavor. Rather oily on the palate. Beautifull strong ale.
ekstedt (4902) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somehow dissapointing after having tried vintages 1999 & 2004 & 2005. A little disturbing burnt taste. Yeast particles which I havenít seen before. Still quite good.
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle care of Chris O. Tawny brown, has bits of residue floating in it. Nose is sweet malty, marmalade, alcohol, caramel. Taste is again no trace of hops or bitterness itís just a soft and very sweet, very cloying marmalade, sherry, treacley. Touch of earthiness in too. Again quite raw alcoholic.
Scopey (4574) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chrisoís Fullers-Gales Tasting (thanks to Chris). It pours clear amber, with a thin white head. The nose is full of gingerbread, toasted malts, toasted sesame seed and golden syrup. The taste is leather, wood, spice, caramel and sticky over-ripe fruit sweetness, with a dry, boozy finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. A decent vintage.
Hansen (5973) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, amber colour, unclear, murky. Has a creamy, mostly lasting head, light brown. Aroma of port, tqwny and butter. Flavor is heavy sweet.
yespr (28617) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
55 cL bottle. Pours clear golden amber with a lacing white head. Light grainy to overripe fruit notes and with a light caramel malt note. Flavour is mild caramel malt. Light dry malt flavour with a light spice note. Ends with a mild malt finish and light wineous.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This seems to be aging quite well.. . loads of toffee and caramel, with a big oily biscuit aftertaste . .. do you wanna eat my fat? i think you know the answer to that .. . The theonly nagative is the mouth is going a bit, thinning out if you will .. It is what it is, ..folks!
johndoughty (3519) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Muddy brown appearance and left some sediment.Medium body with a lot of sweetness that lingered for a long while. Tried nine years after it was released and it hasnít aged well. Not one of their good years.