imdownthepub (11965) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml (no. 63156) from Sainsburyís in Banbury. Orange amber with no head. This was flat unfortunately. Initially, malty, fruity, quite sweet, then it is overtaken with quite a spiced note, more pronounced than previous versions of this than I remember, quite peppery with a hint of curry powder. Because of the lack of condition there is no real finish to it, itís over and you take the next sip. Itís ok, but certainly not the best vintage.
KM (409) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice amber body, with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma, honey, berries. Strange flavour, some sweetness, light bitter finish (and some chocolate cake too). Can feel some alcohol flavour. (At home (bottle bought in a great beer shop in Amsterdam in Dec 2008), 19.10.2012)
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky caramel color; light bubbles up top leave soapy foam on my glass. Smells caramely, tastes oaky sweet. Aged booze for sure. Tastes a bit dark & bitter, still some booze at the end. Falls short of Lees Harvest & Thomas Hardy.
harrisoni (15793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Bowl Inn, Charing. Cask had BBE 12/03/2008. Strong alcohol and a bit syrupy. Decent hop on finish but more muted than other vintages Iíve had. Good raisin fruit. Malty/raisin up front, then dry hop on finish. More earthy and less grapefruity than I expected. Still got plenty of hop though. Needs time to mature.
TBone (14786) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper brown color, no head. Cellary oaky aroma - not very strong. Alcoholic, fruity, bitterish. Raw, earthy brew, not as sweet as 2006 edition.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt orange body with a thick light head. Very bubbly. Aroma is more consistent with that of a pilsner than an ale with quite a bit of sweetness on the nose. Flavor is also a bit sweet. Very easy to drink, but that is because the flavor is not to overwhelming with just a bit of bitter flavor. Carbonation is not as noticeable on the palate as expected from the appearance.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml. Surprisingly light aroma, with sweet dried dark fruits coming through. Pours a clear dark coppery colour with a small off-white head. I know I should have waited, but I just had to try my first 2007. Unfortunately, I found it very sweet and syrupy; almost like an uncooked Christmas pudding mix (do you remember scraping out the mixing bowl after your Mum had decanted the mixture?). The alcohol is warming but overwhelming, at present. Iíve bought a case of the 2007 Vintage and I am sure that they will improve with age. I doubt whether I will be opening another bottle before Christmas 2008!
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Beautiful amber color; still. The aroma is simple. The mouthfeel is strong, with some good sweet malt, a bit oily, but nothing special. A bit warming. Powerful but not impressive.
A bottle is awaiting in the cellar, for better days...
tenghave (403) - Taastrup, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange brun Ýl, med malt og humle.
Let Ýdlig - og meget drikke venlig.
Skal re-rates, da jeg fik for mange den aften.
Tranquillity (1584) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Somewhere, somehow. Good, malty, flowery and fruity aroma. Taste chocolate, toffee, sugarcane. Looks amber, no head.