arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cloudy mucky brown with no head. Aroma is peat and pee. The taste is sweet pee mixed with peated smoke. Nasty.
minutemat (4018) - 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 (8494) - 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 (130) - 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 (124) - 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.
Ahuth (275) - - MAY 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. 2013. Huge nutty smell. Pours a ugly brown but the taste makes up for it. Huge upfront taste. Sweet nutty grainy. Nice sticky palate. This is. Great beer.
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 275ml, 2005 version aged 11 years. Red amber with thin head. Full on Barley Wine aroma on pouring leading to a heavy alcohol character, certainly wine like, smooth with a toffee, caramel note. Woody, vanilla notes toward the close. A big bruiser.
mbgrayson (708) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed in 2014, in a 275 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber, with a thin tan head. Aroma of malts and wood. Taste is rich and thick, with notes of whiskey, wood, and sugared malts. A very nice wood aged ale. Thumbs up.
ImportBeerMan (11) - Pintsville, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2015 vintage 275ml poured into a sniffer. Appearance: Hazy copper orange with minimal head. Nose: Sweet, Boozy . Mouth/Feel: Syrupy, low carbonation. Taste: Really Sweet with a port finish.
wombat23 (521) - Texas, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 9.3 oz. bottle. 2013 vintage. Pours a hazy amber with a short-lived off-white head. Nose is a cross between fresh-baked pecan pie and a nutty fruit cake. Taste is malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fruit cake, pecan pie, and some alcohol. Starts off with a solid malty base then finishes with an almost overwhelming sweetness. Very unique.
darbeer75 (393) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2016
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Aroma: heavy and sweet with an initial impression of Parmesan cheese (disputed by husband); Appearance: dark amber, hazy, with thin, white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: extreme sweetness, like drinking jam; pretty unbearable; Palate: heavy bodied with long, sweet finish; Overall: drain pour.