thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks SÝren.
Finished off with this after 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Pours completely clear amber with a nice, small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malts, light biscuity and with some herbal, spicy hops. Highish carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, malty, light citric and vinious. Quite delicious but still rather young.
chrisv10 (11146) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, little bitter, toffee, little sweet and a little rip fruit.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Cask at GBBF 2009. Amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with fruit and a hint of orange peel and marmalade. Sweet toffee flavour with a roasted note, and hot alcohol. Here is why they are labeled vintage: They should NOT be drunk fresh! I definitely need a few for the cellar.
July 2010 at home: Bready malt and fresh grain in the nose, with orange and other citrus, and peppery spice. Malty flavour with lots of fruit and some spice and cherry. Nice and dry with a fruity sweetness, but still rather hot alcohol.
May 2011: Adds a honey note to the aroma, and a bit more malt richness in flavour. But still unsophisticated raw alcohol after nearly two years. Doesnít seem like the best vintage
bhensonb (11098) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle No. 118663. Pours a clear, brilliant copper with a good foamy light beige head. Aromas of nicely roasted caramel and floral hop. Near full bodied with really foamy carbonation. Flavor is spicey, floral hoppy over a nice roast malt. Suggests a tobacco note in a way. Also quite fruity. The spicey hot bits hit the tongue. This is a smooth and drinkable ale. Love it.
Leighton (11034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours red-gold with a wild, white film. Leafy, herbal and lightly piney hops in the aroma, along with subtle caramel, toast and crackers. Very sweet flavor, lovely jam notes, some booze, ripe fruits. Full bodied with average but mouth-filling carbonation. Warm finish, notes of cake, toast, jammy fruits, faint leafy bitters, toasty sugars. Very nice.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Vintage Ale
Date: December 07, 2009
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine off white head
Aroma: light sweet fruity malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, hint of fruity character, light earthyness
Overall: quite mellow
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Pinball (10849) - 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,
Tmoney99 (10681) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured copper color with medium white frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium toasted malt and dough aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to moderate duration. Good interesting brew.
rlgk (10655) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle no 51720. Amber color, nice creamy beige head. Some particles in the beer. Caramel and toffee arom, nutty, figs and raisins, milky notes and some almond. Malty flavor, some alcohol, toffe, almond, figs and raisins. Finishes with almond and some alcohol.
gunnfryd (10599) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, spices, caramel. Flavour is sweet, hop, alcohol, yeast, caramel, fruit, spices.. Nice beer.