NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1999 vintage. Red/amber pour with minimal head. Subtle aromas of dark fruit with acidic notes. Flavor is slightly sour and acidic. I was expecting something a bit more malty and sweet. Not bad, but I suspect this one was past its prime.
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Brewed in 2001. Pours an hazy with no head, aroma of cherry, sour cherries, scotch and chocolate, flavor of vinegar, dry, low sweetness and nice fruitiness, medium bodied.
Marheb (2643) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Brassée en 2005: Un liquide inerte et problématique qui suinte la cire à chaussure, bois moisi, pomme pourrie et je pourrais continuer comme ça longtemps. Une gorgée a suffit.
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Brewed in 2001. Pours muddy brown. Cherry Heering and chocolate milk aroma. Vinous, sour taste, full-bodied, no carbonation, sourish finish.
Jimsal27 (271) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 1997. Pours mahogany out of bottle. The beer smelled great. Sweet, dried fruit, sherry. Taste reminds me of a watered down version of port wine. Zero carbonization. I don’t know what oxidation tastes like but I don’t get any wet cardboard here. True sipper.
devman171 (1122) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1998 bottle, pours a murky brown with big sediment. Aroma is sweet figs and oak. Taste is flat sweet molasses and dark fruits, it is what it is.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. 2001 bottle. Murky brown. Lovely aroma of malt, chocolate, lots of dark fruits, a bit of sherry and liqueur. Sweetish-sourish flavor, malt and fruity with some cookie notes and chocolate. Interesting.
M82 (350) - Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A murky mahogany brown body fills my snifter with no trace of carbonation
Flowing aromas of bright vibrant cherries, moist raisins, and prune juice with a dark moist coffee cake and oak barrel base accented by candied apple and pear, flavors of juicy white grape, and green melon dominate on the palate, finishing with added cherry nuances and a bit of char and caramel chocolate sweetness from the faintly carbonated, somewhat watery, medium body with a soft sweet tact balanced by mellow tartness and dryness, residuals remain in the darker bready yeast realm with an underlying layer of oak
With further warmth, the aromas and flavors shift towards the yeasty fruit cake layers with the mildly tart fruit characteristics transitioning towards a wild earthy nature
9.3oz corked bottle brewed in 2003 at 60º into 16oz Spiegelau Soiree brandy snifter
aenima (281) - Askim, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very complex aroma of sherry, figs and plums. The taste is sherry, raisins, figs, plums and also some light chocolate. Low carbonation. Not so sweet I expected.
ChinoSkillzian (173) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1982 bottle thanks to my friend Christophe. Pours a clear deep amber with no head. The cork on this was in very good shape. Wonderful nose of amaretto, port, oak, walnut shell, raw honey, and cognac. The palate is nicely oxidized with flavors of marc, musty oak, dried flowers, autolytic character, forest mushroom, and sherry. Very long finish.