drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle # 78199. Helluva beer. Had it stored just on a shelf in my kitchen & only chilled it a couple of days ago. Poured with a thick, foamy, frothy, fine bubble, light tan head and good lace. Color is a cloudy, amber brown. Aroma is very malty, caramel, toffee, fruit. Flavor is like aroma and the alcohol really jumps out. Body is soft, full, creamy, smooth and round including the great carbonation. Finish is like flavor including alcohol. Reminds me of some sherries. Sipping beer. Be fun to try different vintages side by side. Excellent brew. Got this from good friend Ron Kittleson, formerly of La Crosse & now in Seattle. Thanks much, man.
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned, No. 04824, 500ml from Sainsburys in Banbury. Brown to toffee colour with cream head. Rich fruity flavours with a port like smooth body, some dark caramel notes in a homogenous but heady mix. Sliky rich finish, very decent.
pivnizub (9006) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #21825: Hazy, foxy-brown, lacy off-white head; solid sweet fruity aroma (dried fruits) with a robust "english" hoppy backbone and a tinge of marzipan; solid, very solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied; increasing hoppiness in the fruity (some liquorice, too and a tinge of alcohol) and toasty finish. Lovely thirst quencher......
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, # 21825) Hazy, chestnut-brown colour with a beige and dense medium-sized foamy head. Sweet roast-malty aroma with notes of caramel, cacao, dried figs, liquorice and a tinge of resiny and slightly woody hops. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a very smoth carbonation. Toasty and chocolatey malty taste with notes of dried fruits, caramel, liquorice and lighter hoppy spices; moderately sweet and toasty malty finish with subtle fruity and hoppy notes. The finish seems to be a bit shorter than that of the 2006 edition I had before. 24.III.10
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a light beige head. Nice fruity, spicy, light malt, molasses aroma. Has a dark fruit, light spice, some raisin, and a slight alcohol burn. Very nice.
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An LCBO seasonal. The beer dispenses from the 500ml brown bottle a translucent deep amber to copper color with the head average in size, the texture semi-creamy and the color light tan with residual lacing. Nose is deep malt, sweet, hints of caramel, and oh yes ďAlcoholĒ and the start delectable in its sweetness and the grain profile adequate, the top is middling in its feel. Finish scrumptious in its hop presence, moderately carbonated and a very dry long lasting aftertaste.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 500ml bottle No. 80135 thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours clear orange. Nose of alcohol, sweet bread, caramel and rum raisins. Taste is oxidized, earth, gingerbread and caramel.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy.
2004 vintage. Pours light brown with a white head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar and some slight tartness. Flavor is similar with caramel malt, raisins, brown sugar and some alcohol. Medium, very creamy mouthfeel.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured amber with a white head that left lace. also had some legs when swirled. aroma was cherry, sherry, tart, and grape. flavor was the same, but had some minor oxidation. light body with high carbonation. thanks bill for the vintage ale!!
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle #80135 thanks to ericandersnavy. amber with an off white head. nose is bread, malts, fruits and not much else. nice on the palate with a rather bitter flavor and a fruity, malty finish.