Pinball (10133) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown amber , small white head
falvor is nutty, hoppy.
overall is nicely sweet malty, wellballanced,
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2010 Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with a smallish off-white head. Aroma has some caramel, overripe fruit and alcohol. Solid body, caramel and fruit with quite some alcohol and a very present bitterness in the finish. 270310
Plovmand (6022) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a medium white head. lovely caramel aroma with notes of fruit and toffee. The flavour is caramel, light peat, hops and ripe fruit. Very nice balanced brew.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and toasty nose with a good depth. Pours a lovely deep copper with a fluffy tan head. The flavour, though not the best Vintage Iíve had, still delivers in spades - plenty of resiny raisins and buttery malts leading to a gently alcoholic finish with a lingering moerish maltiness on the back of the tongue.
Ratman197 (8468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromasof carmel, toffee, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light spice and a hint of earthiness with a crisp warming lingering sweet toffee finish.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The 2009 was a well done old ale. Though not complex it had mMild fruit, and noticeable carmel that gave it an above average mouthfeel. Not sweet, most drinkable.Good head.
LinusStick (2698) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmmm...delicious beer. This is my first fresh one and it is almost as good as an aged one. Aroma was good. Roasted caramel with earthy notes. Pour was a beautiful dark gold with a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was deep roasted caramel. Huge malt bomb this beer is. Strong sweet chewy caramel. No hops detected at all. Great beer
Boutip (4281) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep clear bright copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramelized sugar with some light toffee notes is quiet enticing and minimal hops presence is perfectly suited to this beer. Taste is also a nice mix between some sweet caramelized sugar notes with nice creamy malt backbone. Body is about average but with a nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no sign of alcohol. Very well done and I thought this was less hoppy then in prior year which suited this beer.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Great British Beer Festival, Day 1, August 2009. First appearance for the 2009 Vintage and, whilst it was interesting to try this it was clearly far too young. The aroma was tart berry fruit and quite spirity alcohol. Sweet malt, dried fruit and some orange zest. It seemed rather short of depth to me at this stage. Needs more time for the flavours to develop and integrate. A one year old cask would be a much more interesting proposition. But, for this one, Iíll just have to see how the bottle is in a year or two. I anticipate significant improvement.
presario (4420) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber. Fairly still. Thin head. Mild aroma of malt and a rough bitterness with a good swirl. A touch syrupy. Blend of strong caramel, alcohol and hops. I used to buy a case but doesnít thrill me this year.