SilkTork (5123) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - FEB 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chris Oís Fullers/Gales Tasting Feb 2012. Sugary. So sweet. Sugar water. These Fullerís Vintage Ales are not great beers. Theyíre OK, but they are what they are - beers made from malt and hops. The aging isnít doing much for them, and thereís not a huge difference from year to year, other than randomness from handling and storage. This one has become quite sweet.
VastActiv (2205) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.75l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Bottle bro 37841. Colour is ruby red with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, sweetness and malts. Pretty special.
Philym (722) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Hazy ruby brown with cm thick ivory head.
Aroma: Toffee, butterscotch, vinous, spiritous note, sherry, mint, liquorice, raisin, dried fig.
Taste: Medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium/heavy body, low carbonation, dry, lingering, toffee, dried fruit, butterscotch, liquorice, spicy, sherry, spiritous finish with an alcohol warmth.
Comments: Lovely. Bottle number 12317.
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/II/14 - 75cl bottle @ Vintage Tasting, Brugs Bierfestival - bottle # 71196 (2014-159) Thanks to the person who contributed this bottle!
Clear amber to red beer, irregular off-white small head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, dried fruits, raisins, some mollasses, brown sugar, some toast. MF: soft carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: sweet, caramel start, some mocha and bitter chocolate. Aftertaste: chocolate, little hoppy, dried fruits, orange peel, malty sweetness.
ansjelaah (1114) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @joes. Copper/brown color. Smells sweet. Tastes sweet, sherry, thin, alcohol. Nice. Rate with a shot sherry.
DutchDrebus (3510) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ joes (mini vertical). Dark copper colour with no real head. Very little smell compared to the others. Tastes nuts, sherry, sweet. Body is very thin compared to the others.
Benzai (6460) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Vertical 04-09-10-11-12-13. Clear dark orange color, virtually no head. Aroma is quite sweet. Taste is also pretty sweet, pretty alcoholic, a bit liquor, possibly a hint of sherry. Might be too old. Interesting though.
Osprey87 (1186) - London via, WALES - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 Vintage - #22824. Top notch presentation. Pours murky brown (clear red when held to the light), sparkling, foamy white head. Smell - sherry, sickly sweet liquorice notes, alcohol and slight yeast. Body is medium with a bit of a syrupy feel, slightly foamy, carbonation is medium to low. Taste - more sherry, some whisky, butter toffee, very sweet. There is also a complex savoury side to it - earthy/gravy/vegetal. Good. These beers come across as too sweet for my liking, but interesting and nice to try every so often.
berkshirejohn (4209) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #15958, sampled in December 2013. A slightly hazy reddish amber pour with a ring of white head; vinous aroma; buttery mouthfeel, with raisins, plums and caramel tastes; and a dry, rather thin, toffee finish, that instills a gentle warmth. Smooth and soft from the aging, but otherwise little different than a more recent vintage.
k0mpsa (948) - Jšrvenpšš, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from luvians, st andrews. Bottle says best before end 2007. Hazy dark brown color, nice beige head. Nice aroma of old wood, malty sweetness, sweet fruits, oak. Taste is balanced belgian-like sweetness, licorice, wood, oak, no signs of alcohol. Aged very nicely.
Kingi (448) - - AUG 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
excellent, i had the 2009 previously this year so my expectations were a lot lower. aroma is cherry malt sweetness and some licorice type of aroma. muddy brown colour with a tan head. taste is a lot of things, someone else is better at that description. soft mouthfleel and light / medium body.