hackleo (11) - Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
1987 Vintage is a close to a perfect beer as Iíve ever had. Too many flavors to describe - maple, oak, raisin, plum, chocolate, toffee, on and on...Canít remember everything...During the hour or so we took to savor this beer, it opened up and changed from great to out-of-this world. 1994 Vintage was a bit thinner, lighter in color and body, but quite impressive in its own right. Maple and oak mostly, with a hint of chocolate and more drinkable than the 1987. Iíd give this one about a 17/20.
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (2013). Raisin, nutty caramel, and herbal hay aroma. Cloudy amber with small head. Very sweet brown sugar/caramel malt, raisin, orange, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Good body. Nice.
tia (1737) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle ca. 2000 courtesy of Kinz. Copper with tan head. Smells like salted caramel, dark fruit, play-doh, cordials. Very sweet. Definitely "dusty" but we still enjoyedit.
Aggiebob (768) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2016 Bottle. It poured a rust brown color with little head. The aroma contained dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel and yeast notes. The tastes is sweet malts. Not one of my favorites.
RamyG4 (324) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1986 bottle (my birthyear). Smells of oxidation, honey. Tastes of the same. I havenít rated in a while, leave me alone.
rekvium (422) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2016
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
From bottle, thanks to Madsnp. Vintage 2008. Pours hazy brown/red with a small off white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, sweet caramel, alcohol, light toast, heavy veggies. Taste is, well, hard to describe... And not in a good way... Heavy prune juice, oxidized as f*ck, old potatoe water, wauw this is horrible, heavy caramel, vanilla, heavy corn. The worst birthday gift ever!
Desverger (8310) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Himmeriget, Copenhagen (29/07/2016) - (2001 Vintage) Amber brown pour with off white head. Sweet malty with notes of dried fruit, treacle, some spices, currants, nutty, fruitcake, showing its age somewhat but still a satsifying enjoyable brew overall.
minutemat (4312) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2001 version @ monthly tasting at Chez Sophie, July 16, this slug-eaten rusty relic brought by Mike. Many thanks. Pours dark. Taste unfortunately is overshadowed by a few cobwebs and dust, but its syrupy christmas pudding and dark fruits character is lurking underneath. Reminds me to finally crack open my non-rusty 1999 bottle for comparison.
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Paul for providing this vertical.
86: 537414 jammy oxidised paper, oily fruit burnt toffee
87: 637314 oily toffee, paper,
88: 637415 Dr pepper, cola toffee, caramel. Toffee
89: 537214 stale grains, oxidised soy, cola, dull palate
91: 638314 woody toffee apple jammy, earthy, strawberry cherry cola
92: 637414 oily burnt toffee mint paper, toffee, caramel
93: 534210 stale grains, toffee, oxidised, dull, lifeless, meh
94: 545312 airy old cardboard toffee, oxo, dull sweet palate.
01: 547314 oxidised burnt toffee, sweet, sticky really sweet sticky.
02: 635313 stale grains, toffee, apple dull, straw.
06: 527312 sticky toffee, brown sugars banana, chunky
07: 536411 chewy toffee,
09: 547415 tangy toffee orange, caramel, caramel, coconut
10: 638415 peanut coconut toffee, caramel, Good.
12: 647414 big toffee, burnt toffee oily, jammy sticky sweet
WingmanWillis (136) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vertical at Chez Soapy. Big thanks to Scopey for the 20 different vintages. Pours toffee brown with somw thin head. A good mix with the 86 a little soupy but still has the aroma of fruit cake, a little honey. The 91 was a little marmite twiglet. Taste holds up pretty well with differences in sweetness across the range. Plenty of fruit cake action with honey and booze. The 2008 has a distinct spiciness to it. A good beer.
gephross100 (312) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2002 bottle caramel, bread, nuts, leather, butterscotch, vanilla, clawingly sweet. Slight oxidation. Muddy brown color.