kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahogany appearance with small, yet well-retained, head and thin rings of lacing. Aroma: red fruit, brandy, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, Christmas, oak. Worth sniffing over and over! Flavor follows suit. A little too much carb on the palate for something this exquisite. Still, this is sooo good. And it’s supposed to taste best 3-4 years after? Wow.
McNeillR (2023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark coppery golden, hazy and thin bubbly track of a head. Coppery nose, cinnamon and nutmeg again. Brassy and softly bitter. Bit soapy and flatter than the previous vintage. Finishes rusty.
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BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice glowing amber with white head. Aroma of earthy hops, toffee. Taste is similar, toffee and earthy hops. Little sweet and tangy
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is light sugary toffee, taste is sweet, thin, toffee.
cgarvieuk (19021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 bottle at home ... copper .. small light tan head ... soft dry musty toffee nose ... dry fruits ... light medicianl orange ... sodt sweet toffee fruits ... soft malts .... blackcurrant fruits
Bottle at hanging bat.. Copper... Big white head... Soft spice.. Light alcohol... Soft sweet toffee nose... Soft sweet toffee.. Light soft sweet blackcurrant...
Lappy (26) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Nothing to shout about on this mediocre vintage ale. Very bland and i felt really short changed for the cost. There are far better Vintage Ales in the market, you just have to source them as this is not worthy.
blutt59 (6356) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, with Oliva Robusto, dense orange ruby color with egg cream foam, caramel toffee nose with great flavor of oxidized nickel, plum, caramel, maple syrupy, one of the best in the series fresh
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear copper with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Golden syrup, treacle note, raisin, fruity.
Taste: Low sourness, low/medium bitterness and sweetness.
Palate; Smooth thick texture, thick body, average carbonation, fairly abrupt bitter sweet, dried fruit, golden syrup note.
Comments: Good and slight lace. A bit too young to drink. I think a bit more time was needed for the flavours to start to properly develop. Bottle number 087196.
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Devil bar, Bled, Slovenia. Pours dark, unclear amber with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet caramel malt. Taste has huge malt profile with lots of caramel, fudge, licorice, sweet, toasted. Not much alcohol presence, and a great balance.
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clearish brilliant dark copper with a wee white cap. Lovely nose of honey and toasted biscuit, with some lavendar and toast. Strong flavor featuring earthy toasted biscuits and honey and lavender and a certain boozy warmth, with some light sugar cane and light oak tones. Very full and nice and sweet and calming. A fireplace sipper without the giant strength.