dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 bottle. Pours semi transparent brown with no head. Just a few air bubbles. Nose is boozy, far fruits and hay. Taste is a little bitter Up front but then well balanced sweet after that. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy and smooth. Heave body and a long aftertaste.
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daniele (4496) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrato carici piatta niente schiuma piuttisto intensa fruttato etiluci noce leggero erbacei scorza agrume corpo medio ma finale non lungo discreta acidita sapida
laiti (4557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
27,5 cl vax-top bottle vintage 2005 (BBE 12/2010) @ Ølfestival København 2012
Opened with a screw and pliers due to the lack of opener
Aroma is sour with cherries and earthy notes. Also some oak. No CO2 on palate. Flavour has redcurrants, some sour cherries and earthy notes. Dry finish with some warming alcohol. Quite different from the new Prize Old Ale.
kathouse (726) - Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2012
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled in 1996. Pours a murky reddish-brown with no head at all. Aroma of ripened fruit, sherry, and alcohol. This bottle had NO carbonation. Medium light mouthfeel. Flavor of sherry and sweet caramel fades to a lingering, well, bad taste in your mouth. No hop bitterness. Maybe a younger version is better, I’m afraid to try.
Bif (1194) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2005. Pours a slightly hazy deep mahogany color with no head or lacing. Aroma is a rich blend of dark fruit, hint of spice and brandy. The taste is a cross between the dark fruit sweetness and acidity of fortified wine, nicely done. Very subtle bitterness and clean finish. Medium body, silky smooth with no hint of the 9% ABV. Quite the sipper. A unique ale from start to finish.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Redlight Redlight/Draft/2005 vintage. This one poured dark like cola with no head at all. Nose consisted of musk, some light dark fruit, and vinous qualities. This one was flat with no carbonation retention and a somewhat thin mouthfeel. Taste was like a port with some raisin and slight funky notes. Drinikable and enjoyable but strange. Never had a brew quite like it. It was more like wine than beer to me.
Chipalsa (1269) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 edition on tap @ Redlight Redlight. Out pours this murky brown body with hardly a head and smells of wet paint, sour fruit and basement musk? Great! The flavor was very tart and a tad fruity with notes of cocoa, grapefruit peel and honey. Though funky and complex, this beer was rather session-able and quite a treat to a beer geek.
Koelschtrinker (9517) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kräuterartiger, weich kirschiger Beginn mit deutlichem Alkoholstich. Etwas trocken, was die von der Holzfasslagerung stammenden Kirschnoten noch unterstützt. Keine Karbonisierung. Ein gutes, sehr spezielles Bier mit besonderem Tiefgang im Nachgeschmack. 5/10/7/13/13/11
Skakapa (52) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Years 2000 and 2005, very similar but 2000 was somewhat better overall.
Colour similar to soy sauce, no head. Sherry and raisins in the aroma. Thin palate, no co2. Slight after taste of solubles, very lightly acidic reminiscent of vinegar.
kindacold (197) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zymatore draft of this beer, from 2001. Mild wine smell. Pours cloudy ruby color, no head. Tastes of sweet grapefruit, cinnamon, oak, and a hint of whiskey. Clean finish.