Scopey (10658) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at The Pierson, St Helier. It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The nose is soft, creamy, doughy, apple pie & custard. The taste is light bitter, creamy, straw, grassy, touch of spice and dough. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A step up from the Mary Ann Best IMO. Basic, but not all bad.
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Keg @ The Post Horn, St. Helier.
Lots of creamy head. Smooth beginning, fresh and easy to drink. Malty sweetness that reminds of apples, nice ale characteristics in a smooth body. The aftertaste is smooth, fresh, easy to drink, slightly sweetish, not too deep. A nice session beer!
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at Blippsmas! courtesy of Andy, dating back to the dirty days of disco. Poured a rather clear gold with some dirty grey floaty bits about. Smelled of sweet cooking wine and old paper. Tastes of nothing, old and dirty, full of disappointment and emptiness. Old and rather gross.
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours gold with some floating things. Old dirty sock water mixed with cooking sherry. Pretty gross.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Old Bottle shared by Puzzl at Blippsmas. Pours old gold. Nose and tase of sherry, yeast and old water. Light bodied.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very old bottle that I think is from some time in the 70s, but I can’t seem to find any record of it in my ebay purchase history, so who knows where I even got this thing. Smells actually very strongly of traditional amontillado sherry and little else. Not actually too bad. The flavor is just nothing but dirty water at this point and is not really worth drinking.
gunnar (7124) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared can at local tasting. BB feb 1996. Pours murky brown, no head at all. Aroma of figs, grapes and bread. Taste is dry malty, some oxidation, but well drinkable.
abemorsten (3442) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
500 ml shared can kindly provided by Vidar. Best before date Feb 1996. Opaque brown orange with small particles at the bottom and with a light tan colored rim.. Heavy dried figs on the nose and in the mouth. Medium bodied.
Holmen1 (4123) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Boks best før feb-96 (rusten og fæl i kantene) delt med RBHD-guttene juni-13 under mottoet alt skal prøves: aromaen kom seg når den fikk lufte seg. Assosiasjon til fiken og rugbrøddeig. Utseende som en mislykket urinprøve. Smaken er naturlig nok ufrisk og minner om vissen løvetann og tromsøpalme.
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ As Mary Ann Special ].
[ Vintage BBF 1989]. Clear medium amber orange colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide malt, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a average duration, oxidide, sweet malt, sugary malt, toffee notes. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft to flat.