evergreen0199 (1995) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my large stash at home. A mahogany coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Boozy, caramel, ripe fruit aroma. Tastes fruity, spice, orange, boozy but also quite sour. Not their best Vintage in my opinion.
CamdenD (1092) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was fantastic. My memories or faint of the particulars, other than it being a rounded ale and with an interesting berry-like aroma. Mellow, yes, after 6 years, but still biting and warming. Ages well.
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Vladimir. Clear reddish amber. Oxidized aroma with fruits, malt and cardboard. Sweet malty honey-ish flavor with cookies, chocolate, fruits and a slightly alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied.
ThirstyBird (1506) - DŁsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 81746. Pours a slightly hazy mohagany with virtually no head. Smells like liquid carmel with maple syrup mixed in to sweeten it. Tastes as it smells but not as sweet as it smells. Really delicious...Iím glad my brother showed up to help my buddy and I finish the bottle though. Mild carbonation, medium body. Overall a real treat showing the benefit of aging.
gunnfryd (10420) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, cherry, alcohol, sugar, licorice. Flavour is alcohol, hop, malt, sugar, cherry, licorice. Nice beer.
olio (6114) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ KBF.
Rated on 20101126.
Clear copper color. Aroma of malts, caramel, ripe fruits and grass. Flavor of ripe fruits, plum, raisins, malts and caramel.
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chrisoís Fullers-Gales Tasting (thanks to Chris). It pours deep amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is gingerbread, spice, nut and sticky dried fruit - raisin, currants, cherry and the like. The taste is sweet tinned fruit (pear, melon, nectarine), wood, sherry, spice and alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and syrupy mouth-feel. Good balance, but can get quite cloying after a while.
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 feb 2012, bottle. Nice, clear ruby. Nose is a bit winey, soured grapes. Med body and almost flat. Bourbon barrel stout (faint) and flat coke. I was expecting a bit more.
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EdKing (1834) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle No. 19015 care of The Hung Drawn & Quartered, London. Pours reddish, cloudy as I should have let it settle, thin white head. Nose is sweet orange, tangerine, Grand Marnier, orange liqueur, caramel, raisins. Taste is mellow orange, orange liqueur, caramel, cherry liqueur. Thereís a bitter tartness too, but flavours have softened over the years.
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 550ml #62497 @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, alcohol and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.