DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from waitrose at home. Alround rating: full on malty fruit cake body, peppery alcohol, brandy hints from the alc, honey raisin like meadness, great carbonation, tasty and awsome stuff.
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coppery brown body with tinges of red and minimal lasting head. Light malty aroma, sweet, hints of the alcohol and then some dried fruit then hops. Taste is fairly smooth but just thought it would have a bit more guts, notes of caramel, mainly malty sweet but hops is playing a ood supporting role. Could age well but not for too many years in my opinion.
jazz88 (2638) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (No. 125498). A rich copper brown color with a light foamy off-white head. Strong fruity caramel, toffee, and wood flavors with a nice crisp bite and a lingering bitter caramel finish. A bright nutty and caramel aroma with mild alcohol and a hint that it could have been barrel aged.
blutt59 (6364) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, amber golden pour, good tall foam head, aroma of hazelnut, caramel and malt, flavor is very nice mix of caramel , mellow hops, dried apricots, some vanilla. very nice
Cobra (1100) - - MAR 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 vintage. Bottle 144922. Poured out a clear amber color, with a sticky white head. Aromas are alcohol, dark dried fruits, yeast. Flavors are alcohol, caramel, yeasty bread. Still young & hot. Needs time to mellow. Burns the back of your throat when swallowed.
Decent enough beer, but too young right now.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bevmo mission valley. Pours a medium reddish amber color with a good sized beige head. Nice toasted and caramel malts, candied figs and prunes on the nose. Flavor was medium sweet with a nice bitter finish....good stuff!
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best one out of the last 4 years IMO. I canít stop buying them. Amazing. Hope next years is even better!
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (in NZ - cheers Carl). Pours a bright amber with a large foamy off white head. Caramal malt aroma - hints of aniseed and berries. And uncomplicated, but full fruity palate along with that caramal malt. Medium bitterness, but a fairly dry finish. Delicious. They certain know what they are doing when producing these Vintage Ales.
Dedollewaitor (15109) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Pours dark amber with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is sweet of alcohol and malts. Caramel, dark fruits and sugar. Smooth palate. Low carbonation. Still a little rough around the edges compared to the older ones. Still quite nice!
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Not their best in the row of Vintage Ales. To me itís more like a very well brewed European Strong Lager than a English Ale. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Amber colour, yellowish head, good lace. Very sweet, very bitter, malty, apple, bit metallic finish. Thick and oily.