SilkTork (5555) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2008
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. From Shropshire - vintage unknown - possibly late 1970s. Cap is decent condition, some scuffing on bottle and label. Chilled and served carefully, but beer is murky brown and unpleasant looking. Aroma is aged ale - dried fruit cake, old damp mattress, cardboard, straw, decaying wood, a touch of rotting flesh, a scratch of chocolate... Mouthfeel is firm, slightly chalky, with good flavours hovering around bitter chocolate. Finish is softly but firmly bitter and cardboardy with more chocolate. I was pleased to find this bottle, and I have enjoyed drinking it, though - regardless of the interesting flavours - this is not a great beer!
omhper (23678) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nut brown. Dry. Light bodied. Unspectacular but solid.