Rasmus40 (15753) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2016 Bottle from Best of Beers. Clear dark red brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 250416
danlo (2129) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Bottle No 29761. Pours a murky chestnut brown colour with a white foam head leaving some lacing. Aroma of malt, fruitcake, sherry. Taste is malty, sweetish, with toffee, fruitcake, raisins, dark fruits, plum and some earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry earthy warm finish. Nicely drinkable.
minutemat (3604) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle tasting alongside a 2006 @ 12th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, April 15, courtesy of Mike. Boozy fruitcake nose with liquorice, plums and leathery CAMRA sandals on the palette. Found the í06 a little more drinkable tho.
BlackHaddock (5636) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle (#43368) with a 2006 by itís side on 28th April 2015 at a Shrewsbury Bottle Swap Group Meeting (five of us). Not a lot of head on the brown body, but plenty of condition left in the beer. Fruity flavour and aroma, Victoria plums being the main fruit for me. Smooth, mellow and sweeter than the 2006 version. I really enjoy these Vintage bottles from Fullers, hope to try as many as possible (I have a couple aging).
AndySnow (6216) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How: Bottle, vertical with 2014 version.
Where: Tasting at omhper.
Appearance: Clear brown colour with no head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, raisin, cellar, caramel.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, raising, caramel.
omhper (22603) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks Boudicca! Vertical with 2014. Darker amber than 2014, small head. Dusted ripe fruit and caramel dominate the nose. Caramel and slight cardboard, mature ripe fruits. Some brown sugar and raisins, notes of hay. Low-medium bitterness. The hop character is all gone. Over the edge, Iím afraid.
ReV2 (170) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle no.88883, pours with a thin brownish head over a mahogany body. Aroma of caramel & syrup. Taste is burnt caramel, butterscotch, orange peel, dark fruit & sherry. Bitter hop finish. It has lost some of its viscosity over the last 10 years but itís standing up very well considering the not so perfect storage conditions it has endured.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a hazy amber with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of toffee, raisin, mild hops. The taste is toffee, earth, caramel, dark fruits. Medium bodied, low carbonation, some oxidation but held up very nicely for a decade old.
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky red/brown, very thin, very quickly dissipating, off white head. Aroma of fruit, toffee, brandy, caramel malt. Sweet taste, light sour and light bitter finish.
McNeillR (2118) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dirty but firmly clear light browny orange, swirl of light ringed head. Soft, dusty floral and softest marmalade. Vibrant, busy, juicy sweet throughout. Finishes vibrant, vanilla and linger of sherry kick. This had held up tremendously, much fruitier than many recent years.
Bottle from the Garvie Cave, Beers Of My Youth Tasting