DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours deep copper with 2f iw head., Nose is caramel malt, hops, spicy earthy, slight tannins. Tastes of tannic caramel malt, with some earthy notes.
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. #119363. Rich amber-copper beer with an off-white head. Spice and dried fruit aroma with light sherry. Toffee and dried fruit flavor with some breadiness. Medium bodied. Toffee and dried fruit lingers with light spice.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Tom.
Typically attractive red amber with a good off white head. A little more fruity than usual. Very yeasty and creamy. A little raw in the finish. Not the best vintage ale but nice enough.
scotty (1157) - SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Stunningly good beer, rich, malty and spicy, so well balanced. Superb finish that lasts for ages, I’ll probably still taste this in the morning! Bought this at Waitrose, Ponteland. Have to say that I was surprised at some of the ratings, however, this is the first Vintage I’ve tried, I thought it was stunning, if this is a poor example, I’d love to try a good one! Happy Birthday Martin!
carlosbela (55) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 13, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
amber, orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam, caramel, herbs, floral, alcohol, woody, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, medium body, fizzy, long finish, bitter,
JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of honey. Some hops.
Flat/boring. But could be something for the wife.
Sampled at the ølfestival.
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A big ol’ bottle from the finish of Copenhagen ’10: raisiny aroma. An I tense tobacco and date flavour. Too boozy I reckon. Pushing the limits of delicious.
rederic (3257) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, no. 036591, clean amber color, with a light beige head, toasted, biscuity, caramelized malt, fruity nose of shy candied peaches, orange peels, with a light brandyish accent, faint toffee, honeyed dried sultana raisin note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, sweet toasted, biscuity, caramel malt, brandyish, fruity character of dried raisins, smooth candied orange peel and peaches, with some mild sponge toffee, cookie doough flavours, leading towards a warming, sweet malty, brandyish, fruity, lingering hop dryness finish.
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from erzbierschof.ch - pours a very clear red-amber colour with a poor head retention; chewy malts in the nose, caramel, hops and red fruits; sweet and sticky; full-bodied and with a fair but subtle carbonation; a decent bitterness and a long malty and fruity hoppy finish - doesn’t look as complex as in the past years
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours amber with a beige head. Caramel malts and honey dominate the nose. Flavour of dark fruits, caramel, honey and alcohol. Excellent one.