dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, - OCT 25, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
No carbonation, no head, cloudy dull brown colour. Plum/raisin/sider aroma, quite sweet. Flavours much the same, cloying, alcohol bite - virtually undrinkable. Must have been a dodgy bottle, looking at the rest of the ratings...
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Travlr’s DC Departure RateBeer Tasting. Dark amber with no head. Aromas of dark fruit, spice, caramel. Tastes of salt, dark fruit, woody notes. Light body with a dry finish.
Westchesterco (1824) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a bottle at the RateBeer gathering 9/9/16. Vintage 2002.it is a cloudy Amber color with a scant head. The Aroma is sweet toffee. The taste has hints of molasses in it rather thin
Travlr (21421) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2016
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of maniac, thanks! Cloudy reddish color. Aroma of tannic plums. Aroma of boozy heavy spice, tons of tannins. Weird.
Iphonephan (6185) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at the RateBeer gathering 9/9/16. Vintage 2002. Pours a cloudy mahogany with a scant head. Aroma of toffee. Flavors of kerosene.
solidfunk (7613) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of caramelized malt and some raspberry. Lots of basement flavor and some oxidization. Amber pour with decent head and lacing. From 2002? Very old. Bottle thanks to maniac.
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @Pikkulintu (thanks mjs & FatPhil). 2002 vintage. Dark ruby red color. Small size, tan-beige head, stays. Raisins, plums/prunes, sweetish, woody in aroma. Absolutely lovely aroma. Raisins, woody, toffee, caramel, red wine, grapes in taste. Red wine and twigs overshadowed by plums in aftertaste. This has aged very well. Fantastic brew.
VastActiv (5667) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 9.3 fl oz at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Vintage something very old. Colour is.deep dark red with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, dry fruits, plums, red vineous, olive, dryness, sherry? and some malts.
minutemat (4272) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
275ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Bottle Share, Aug 15, many thanks to Mike! Rich, uber-slick, smooth flavours with dried dark fruits sliding out of the syrupy gloss. Remarkably well-preserved given the dust-bombs we’ve opened from this box before.
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
19th Aug 2015, Shrewsbury Bottle Share meeting. 275ml corked bottle, cellar aged since birth. Lovely smooth tasting brew with a sweet sherry like taste and aroma. Red/orange colour with a wisp for a head. Would have liked a larger sample (5 of us), but I had enough to know it is still a top class beer and one I would gladly pay some heavy dosh for.
Kavu (4101) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,275l bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours hazy brown with no head and pieces of cork (it was dry). Aroma is sweet malts, pudding and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, pudding, chocolate, alcohol and hops. No more carbonation. Good.