Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mail order bottle. Clear maroon color, scant head. Aroma of plums, raisins, dates. Taste has lightly burnt espresso, dark fruit. Very tasty.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2009 2009-12-26, bb 2006-12-31, possibly 6 years old, 7-4-7-3-15=36
Brown color; short head retention. Mild aroma, a bit cheesy. The mouthfeel becomes a bit thinner, but the flavor keeps good caramel qualities; strong bitterness, it’s evident that some of it comes from the roasted malts; the final is probably shorter, surely thinner. Good, but not much complex.
Dark amber color. Malt aroma, sweet, mature. Quite good malt and caramel, medium dry, with a light liquorice final. Pleasant, but far less interesting than the Jacobite Ale.
Leighton (17213) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles shared in London - big thanks to Paul and Jack.
Vintage 2011. Pours clear golden brown with a bubbly khaki head. The nose has lightly toasted bread, ripe fruits, fig, leather. Medium sweet flavor with lots of leathery fruits, earth, toasted grains, faint ash and cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with more toasty bread, faint metal, earth, toffee. Not bad. (3.6)
Vintage 1991. Pours clear light brown with a slight, bubbly white head. A fair bit of oxidation in the nose, some caramel, leather. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of tobacco, rich figs, bread, mellow alcohol. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with lots more fig, date, bread. Certainly some age, but very nicely nuanced. (3.8)
Vintage 1985. Pours clear brown, darker than the previous vintages, with a bubbly tan head. Nice aroma with rich burnt crackers, bread, toffee, faint cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with a bit of burnt pine, slight metal, burnt toast, grain, toffee. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Fairly bitter on the finish with more pine, earth, ashy cocoa, dried berry, so e beat-up leather. Pretty interesting. (3.6)
Vintage 1977, batch 6. Pours clear, light brown with a few bubbles for a head. Mellow aroma, suggestions of bread and caramel, grain. Light sweet flavor with some tangy berries, earthy bitterness, oily fruits, bitter grain, caramel. Medium bodied, chewy, with soft carbonation. Finishes with bready malts, more caramel, some toffee, light berry, grain. Not bad overall, especially given the age. (3.4)
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep ruby colour with thin beige head. Liquor like aroma with deep brown sugar and black treacle. Smooth in mouth though and strength doesn’t dominate too much. Perfect to watch a game of rugby with on a winter’s afternoon. Good quality with lasting dry hop treacle finish. Seems odd mix, but it works well
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Amber, offwhite head. Malty aroma, with notes of toffee and nuts. Brings a nutty, malty flavor, some toffe and creamy notes. Somewhat vinous and very complex. Great body.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. (RBNAG 07) Pours a clear, dark brown with a beige head. Quite sweet and malty aroma with a hint of peat. Caramel, roasted malt and some dried fruits in the aroma, not to forget the peaty notes. Quite sweet and malty finish. Full to medium mouthfeel. A nice and peaty beer I must rerate some day. (071103)
saxo (16066) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Aarhus beerfestival. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt and hops. Bitter finish.
Rasmus40 (15772) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark ruby red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 050711
Koelschtrinker (15595) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wässriger, etwas oxidierter Beginn mit dezenten Malznoten. Süffig, insgesamt leider etwas langweilig. Besonders zum Ende deutlich wässrig, geringe Malzigkeit. 8/8/9/8/8/8
Theydon_Bois (15550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared on the train from Inverness to Plockton, from Tomlinsons, 19/10/13.
Chestnut brown with reddish hues and a moderate light tan covering.
Nose is dark fruit, figgy jam, sherry notes, woody tones, fruit loaf, brown sugars.
Taste packs a little boozey vein, caramelised muscavado sugars, Xmas cake, dates, prunes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finale with a little lacing of booze.
Ok stuff, drinkable and lightly warming.