VsXsV (1896) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of toffee, raw sugar, port wine, caramel, bread and light sweet alcohol. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of toffee, bread, caramel and sweet booze. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Aged well.
imdownthepub (9636) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (No. 008015), 500ml from Sainsburyís in Banbury. Amber to copper with off white head. Smooth and full beer, quite fruity, malt loaf in character with raisin and sultana within the malt. The hop is of the English, earthy type character, perhaps a little woody but certainly not jarring on the palate, some mushroom type flavour perhaps. There is an alcohol kick, but again quite smooth. Very pleasant indeed.
Niller (435) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Superbest. Pours clear amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt with hints of caramel. Taste is sweet caramel and toffee with a little bitterness. Nice warming mouth feel. Dry bitter finish.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 94328. Pour is deep amber, thick white head that slinks with little lacing. Aroma is plum, caramel, nutty, sweet malt, very fruity, sweet roll, yeasty bread. Taste is fruitcake, sweet toasted malt, slight nuttiness, plum comes across again, slight sour. Moderate body and mouth feel, lighter carbonation.
Rune (7355) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, No. 91047, from The Real Ale in a Bottle Bar, GBBF 2011. Noisy, beige, one-finger head leaving fragile lacing to the glassware. Shiny, dark amber body. Cloudy last pour. A bit of fruitcake to the nose combining bread, caramel and raisin, as well as the vapour of alcohol. Caramel malts, dried fruits, burnt sugar and alcohol in the flavour character. Bittersweet end with alcohol warming down the throat. Soft in the mouth. Quite nice but the alcohol is not that well integrated compared with other vintage brews in the series (TromsÝ, 19.05.2013).
Svesse (5875) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, orange marmalade, treacle toffee, dried fruit, resin and earthy hops. Fruity, malty taste with notes of apricots, dried fruit, orange peel, caramel, treacle toffee, rye bread, honey and a certain earthy, resinous bitterness in a finish with a slight alcohol glow. More than medium body, fairly sweet. As usual, very tasty and nice.
humlelala (881) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50 cl bottle from SuperBest; Bottle #040263) Pours a semi-clear dark amber with medium, off-white head. Beautiful lace and decent retention. Good regeneration. Aroma is malty with hints of bread, caramel and nuts. Oily texture, medium carbonation, full body and a sweet, warming and slightly astringent finish. Flavour is fruity, nutty and sweet. Decent.
Wombata (358) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: very aromatic, sweet malt, fig, raisin, fugal hops.
Flavor: sweet raisin, prune, fig. Subtle hop and a short finish.
Donít drink at 2 years of age. Give it at least 5 years.
danlo (901) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle No. 88337 rated 02May12. Clear orange-dark golden amber colour, foam beige head that diminishes and aroma of caramel malt & orange rind. Taste is sweet caramel & toffee, tangy fruity orange, resin woody with a lingering spicy bitterness. Syrupy warming mouth feel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - burnt orange / copper
S - HEavy on the candy corn / brown sugar. molasses
T - Hint to tobacco and oak. sugary sweet and dry finish
M - heavy body, thin mouthfeel
O - Interesting and doing the í00, í09 í10 and í11 side by side, itís probably the best of the bunch