JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, - DEC 13, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love the yearly vintage ale offerings and this is certainly one of the best. Just a little bit nutty in a good way.
AtronSeige (1221) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 15, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Medium cherries, sherry, dried apricots, dried plums, toffee. Medium-light berries, floral, Light malty, toasty, bready. Light alcohol, rose. Very light brandy notes.
Appearance: Slightly hazy, amber body. Small, tan, light brown head. Very fine bubbles, good retention.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium molasses, alcohol (floral), toffee. Medium-light peaches. Light berries, Very dry finish, lingering bitterness, molasses, berries.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light warming. Medium body. Medium-carbonation. Creamy
Overall: Super complex, but still easy drinking. Wow!
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!.
17A. British Strong Ale
slowrunner77 (9922) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holding up well. Midpack in a 6 year vertical, but only because everything was still solid. No oxidation to speak of, hops are close to dead and gone, if they were ever really there to begin with. More toffee and breadier than the 2 older versions. still tons of dark fruit with a warming finish.
AshtonMcCobb (5151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - amber with a thin but attractive lace on top.
Nose - toffee and cake.
Taste - Jamaica cake. Rich cake notes generally.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy rich texture and a rich but balanced finish.
Overall - lovely beer.
angel77 (2345) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 50 cl del Lupulo n. 78574 vintage 2012. Fcpref fin 2015. tomada en el momento 27..02..2016. Color cobrizo oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores intensos maltosos con toques de caramelos y regaliz tostados. Cuerpo medio bastante espumoso y denso con buena sensaciůn alcohůlica. Bastante buena. La mejor fuller.s tomada hasta el momento.
bytemesis (6568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Nikos. Pours cloudy amber, small beige head, dissipates quickly with some residual and lacing. Aroma is malty, oranges, caramel, bready. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, malty with a piney finishing bite. Fullish body.
artemb (626) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: orange, cloudy.
Aroma: apricote jam, toffee, quince jam.
Taste: moderate sweetness with light to moderate bitterness, light dried fruit sourness.
Flavour: candied fruits, dried apricotes, dried figs.
Good with balance on dried fruits sweetness.
fkoolen (920) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, aged. Pours a cloudy light amber/orange colour, white foamy head. Nose is complex malty, grainy, ripe fruits, vanilla, oak. Taste is malty, sweet and boozy but balanced, ripe fruits too, finish has a bitter edge. Lingering fruity sweet and slightly bitter aftertaste. Good body, oily palate, medium carbonation.
dnicolaescu (1907) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample 100 ml. Hazy amber-red, beige head. Big malty aroma, lots of ripe fruit, quince jam, alcohol-infused candies. The taste is not that extremely sweet, again malty and fruity, biscuit, light bitterness and just a hint of alcohol. Pretty smooth and easy-drinking body.
sunstoneale (61) - MOLDOVA - MAR 7, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Complex aroma reminiscent of quince jam with hints of caramel, alcohol and some peated notes. Medium-thick body with a pleasant liquor-like texture. Taste rich with caramel malt, quince, apricot, some peated notes and alcohol. Some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Although rather sweet in overall it itís not cloying and generally rather balanced. Very complex and amazing beer, definitely a favorite.
Maersk (137) - MOLDOVA - MAR 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color, no head. Murky. Aroma of quince jam. You can smell how thick is the body even. Mild alcohol in the taste. Jam disappears, Some ripe fruits and grapes. Finish is a bit rough, goes away quickly, but still leaves a pleasant aftertaste.