pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2003 vintage bottle, pours a thick molasses w/ zero head, aroma is incredibly rich w/ dates, figs, raisins, rum, flavor is smooth vinegared dried fruit w/ a heavy roasted finish, interesting but I think this one has laid too long
pintbypint (2938) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBAG 2015. Sampeld from an 11.2 fl oz brown bottle. 1999 vintage, I think? Poured out deep brown and headless. Nose has almond, soy sauce, chocolate. Taste of soy, nutty undertones, faded roast. Medium bodied and oily in the mouth. Alcohol wasn’t really present. It was interesting to try, but didn’t really work for me.
dfearnley (1234) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to taster at RBAG 2015
Caramel, smoke, bacon, booze. Dark black, no head. Oil, tar, sour. Good.
Ferris (7657) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Soy sauce, light booze and dark chocolate. Jet black with no head. Minty and herbal notes with some soy and a long finish.
kbudd19 (884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle vintage 1999! Appearance is thick and black with no head. Aroma is soy sauce, anise, cherry, and molasses. Taste is soy sauce, light carb, light mint and bitter dark chocolate. Pretty fucking good for a beer 16 years old.
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big sweet burnt caramel, toffee, dark berries aroma. Thick light brown head with lacing over black oily beer. Thick sweet mouthfeel. Big sweet and bitter dark roast malt flavours with licorice, toffee, coffee, brown sugar. Very satisfying warming and medicinal.
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Luxuriously beautiful stout which everyone forgets about. Beautiful rich slick light brown glossy head on top of a silk body. Huge depth of flavour which has great sap and a constant developing flavour profile and a beautifully appetizing sour cherry quality. Vinuous and complete.
Forget about the old withered cork bottles. The crown cap is absolutely majestic.
olsvammel (4112) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Roasted smell with dark chocolate. Very sweet taste with dark malts and raisins.
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Neat brown and ruby glint, filmy and dandy head. Lean roast and a firm saltiness. A slip of carbonation.
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black with tan head. Slightly sour aroma, funky, woody, cherry, berries. Taste is roasty, chocolate, fruity, oak, berries. Slightly bitter finish.
AshtonMcCobb (3908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Harvey’s online.
Appearance - dark brown to black with a nice fawn head.
Nose - tangy black fruits, maybe plum or blackberries. Meaty and sour.
Taste - sour toffee, dark fruits, complex.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a dry tangy finish.
Overall - very interesting.