madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
9th February 2008 SilkTork (5752) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2003
A 1984 bottle - Extra Strong Ltd Ed! Smells like Vintage Port! Tastes like Vintage Port with malt. Well caramelised! Not bad at all and shows beers can survive well beyond BB dates!
Bottle. Nutty leather alcohol aroma; quite intensive. Muddy brown colour. Soft, warming alcohol with some sweetness. Some salt in finish, not quite soy sauce. Soft licorice in flavour. A little patchy in places. A flavour packed brew, through a little bit muddled. Benskin's can trace their roots back to 1720, though it was in 1827, shorty after moving to the High Street site in Watford, that they assumed the name Benskin. They were taken over by Ind Coope in 1957 who were themselves eventually absorbed into the Carlsberg-Tetley monster. The Watford site closed in 1972.