Theydon_Bois (20450) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle split at RB Best awards dinner, thanks to Bobby, 30/01/16.
Orange golden with a minimal off white covering.
Nose is papery, oxidised tones, grains, rich fruit.
Taste comprises darker fruits, caramel, grains, corn.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Fun to try but past its best ... could have been worse though! mR_fr0g (13158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. 2001 vintage. Many thanks to Bobby. A light orange amber coloured pour with no head. Aroma is aged sweet malts, toffee, mint and apple cake. Flavour is composed of woody, aged, dusty, stale malts, toffee, mint and musty. Palate is sweet and viscoud, medium bodied, . Maybe a little too much age. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 15, 2016
’01 Bottle shared by torino at RBWG: Poured an orange with very little bubble head. Aroma was light soggy cardboard and malts. Obviously the taste had fallen way off but, even though it was light an oxidized the taste was malty to its core. I’m sure this one was amazing in its prime. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Thanks, Bobby, I’ve always wanted to try a 15 year old weizenbock... Dark amber beer with no real foam/head. Not surprisingly, quite oxidized. A lot of caramel, maple, and sweet sugars. The nose is pretty decent, actually. Unfortunately, this tastes like cardboard and celery. Some bitterness and a bit of caramel sauce. Oh well. phaleslu (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by t0rin0 at the RB Awards - thanks, Bobby! 2001 vintage. Holy smokes, that is some serious deep rotbox cred. From the days of green bottles at AleSmith. Pours a nearly clear golden orange with no head. Notes of cardboard, paper, honey, caramel, plastic, hay, and cereal. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and an oxidized, flat mouthfeel. Obviously much different than where it started, but it was fun to try.
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Hazy orange, flat. Aroma of malt, cookies, some fruits, caramel, oxidation. Sweet, a bit of cardboard, grapes. djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle thanks to torino. Pours a hazy copper with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. Lots of oxidation on the nose and wet cardboard. Medium mouth, oxidation, bready malt, boozy, didnt hold up well. VsXsV (4528) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, thanks Bobby! Vintage 2001. Light hazy amber liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of raw sugar, raisins, port wine, dried fruit and oak. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of port wine, raisins, tobacco and raw sugar. Full bodied with low carbonation. Quite rotten. b3shine (9072) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
750 ml bottle to taster (thanks t0rin0). Looks solid; a mostly transparent caramelish orange with very thin lacing that dissipates quickly and completely. Smells malty and boozy with notes of caramel and oxidation. Tastes like it smells with a sticky medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Okay, but clearly past its prime. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2016
2001 bottle thanks to torino. Dark brown murky appearance with a thin tan head. Aroma has light banana, caramel, chocolate, and chocolate. Low carbonation. Pretty good drinking dessert beer. OK but well past its prime.