Hansen (6802) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, cerials, faint citrus, faint alcohol. Flavor, long duration. Heavy sweet and finish moderate bitter. Creamy, dry texture and soft carbonation, faint alcohol.
MikeHolm (8) - FINLAND - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 Once again, very good beer. Very nice color, even if it strong 8,5% it dosn?t taste alcohol. Also a fresh taste, me like!
nboldock (6) - Hull, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Decided to treat myself to a Vintage this year having passed up the opportunity last time around. Having just finished the bottle, Iím glad I invested. Delicious. I got thick caramel, bags of flavour and a smooth finish that belies the alcohol level. Excellent.
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
took a break from the vintages for a couple of years, mostly in part to the last couple of vintages not showing up.. . pours a deep amber maple syrup .. . nice rich aroma, sweet and molassesy .. . light oxidation and a touch of brandy, interesting meld of flavours .. . good now, drink! .. . . If I had a mine shaft, I donít think I would just abandon it. Thereís got to be a better way..
lukin (485) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle into English pint. Ruby-orange colour, large fizzy head. Aroma is caramel malt, some orange. Taste is bolder than the aroma would suggest, sweet, alcohol, some wood/oak notes. Look forward to this hitting the LCBO every Christmas, and this year is no exception.
KyotoLefty (6635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty amber color, clear, nice lacy head. Light aroma with alcohol, caramel, plums. Too faint. Caramel and fruit flavor, sweet, a bit hot, young, hop bitterness with light bread. A bit fizzy.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours a nice ruby colour with a short-lasting white head. Aroma of honey, oats and alcohol with a little orange peel also. Thick, oily mouth-feel with a flavours of wood, honey, malt and a fair warming alcohol presence. I really enjoyed this.
Kavu (2346) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear brown with a low head. Aroma is full malts. Flavor is malts, fruits and hops. Excellent strong ale.
Psytron (1365) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber colour. Big creamy head that diminishes quickly. Sweet. Full-bodied. Flat carbonation. Lightly bitter. Roasted. Some tar. Very balanced, nothing sticks out too much.
Firefly54 (233) - - DEC 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of mellow citrusy hops and pine, slight yeastiness. Pours a amber orange colour with a white lasting head. Lively mouthfeel and a long finish. Nicely hoppy but balanced. Fruitiness comes through and leaves a long bitterness. Slightly peachy and a hint of marmalade. Theres a touch of alcohol warmth but mainly well hidden for the strength and style. Very good indeed!