LRonCupboard (53) - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ed at the mighty Bacchanalia, Mill Road, Cambridge.
Boy, this ages well (1999 vintage)
Thin beige head, forms over murky ruby brown old ale. Pours thick and oily and head dissipates pretty quickly. Carbonation perfectly light. Aroma is sweet with biscuit, caramel, cherries/dark fruit and I’m even getting a bit of licorice. Sweet, sticky and very viscous palate. Long lasting caramel, dark fruit and dried fruit (prunes and raisins) taste. Bitterness comes through on lovely long finish. Complex stuff with great balance. Now feeling some remorse and wishing I’d held on to it.
jmgreenuk (8512) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared courtesy of Deanso. Poured a murky dark brown with no life. The aroma is roasty malt liqourice. The flavour is moderate to light sweet liqourice bitter with a rich oily molasses bitter alcoholic bitter palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation.
deanso (9809) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1975 Bottle shared with Kermis & JmGreenUK.
No head or carbonation. Dark brown pour. Port in the atertaste. Aged very well.
kermis (12176) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1975 Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Dark brown with no head. Aroma of port, mould and overripe dark fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Bulk_Carrier (4486) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BitterBill sent me this. 1975 vintage, pictures posted on untapped and talkbeer.
I poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt red almost brown color with no head nor lacing, (me, given the brew year, I get it, I’m not worried).
The aroma starts off with sweet figs, plums, light spice (blend of cinnamon to orange zest to allspice). Sweet earthy almost leathery stickiness. Warms into some prunes.
The flavor leans to the prune side so much with a tingle of vanilla and some leathery sort of tobacco to bready sweetness. The aftertaste is somewhat a sweet to wet pruniness running on into a quick finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body (this really kept it’s weight, what in the what? Yeah, it really did). Carbonation, haha, well, look at the date, and I’m pretty sure most rational beer drinkers will realize, that there’s no carbonation left to this.
Overall, despite no carbonation left, this amazingly held up so well. I never would have thought that a beer older than me would have held all of those aromas and flavor and just blend so well. Amazing, just doesn’t seem like a word remotely close to describe my true feelings for this beer.
fiery_1 (584) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle 1994 vintage @ Alex’s. Nose is a lovely light molasses and sugars. Flavour of sherry, molasses, and sugar with a comforting warming feeling. I picture myself drinking this from a large snifter over hours and hours. Lovely.
beerplace (1228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Alex’s. 330ml bottle, vintage 1994. Pours an almost opaque brown copper. Aroma is sweet, fruity, mushrooms, oxidized. Taste is pretty the same: dark fruits, some nuts and mushrooms, liquorice. Same aftertaste.
vtafro (7124) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #6500. Bottle 1989. Brown pour with no head. Sweet malty, oak, fruity, alcohol aromas. Flavors are sweet, malty, light oxidation, alcohol tones.
rlgk (18837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Gammal Skåpmat, Thomas Mattssons place, 160802. Dark amber beer with almost no head. Sourish fruity aroma, grapes, citrus, vinous, raisins, grapefruit notes. Sourish fruity flavor, vinous, grapes, raisins, caramel, some warming alcohol. Kinda thin bodied.
_angst_ (4683) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Thomat. 1993 vintage. Pours tiny murky chestnut brown with no head worth mentioning. Smell is malty, fruity and leathery with caramel, toffee, prunes, raisins, dates, noble rot grapes, leather, murky wood, minerals and alcohol. Taste is tiny sweet, sour, slightly bitter, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, slightly tart, slightly astringent, tiny boozy, tiny oily and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sour with caramel malts, bread, grapes, dried cherries, leather, cardboard and alcohol. Surprisingly dry and tart. Not what I expected. Will revisit if given the chance.