gripweed57 (2593) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep reddish brown color. Rocky beige head. Rich roasted malt aroma. Soft, smoky roasted malt flavor hints at nuttiness and chocolate. Good flavor. Christian (13682) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
1992 bottle at Chris O. Black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, dried fruits and a little cardboard. Sweet chocolate and toffee flavour. Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle Chris O’s . Vintage 1992. Aroma: oxidised fruit with strong notes of sherry and bourbon and caramel malts. Tatse is a lot less alcohol with a nice balance of malt and fruit. fonefan (49586) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle 275ml. @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2008
[ Vintage 1992-93 ]. Clear medium to dark brown color with a virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, vintage, oxidised but okay. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (020808)
Bottle at chris_o’s woo woo yea yea tasting. Alround rating: Thin due to the age of the bottle(about 10yrs?) oxidation is key, sherry, brown ale malts are still there. Good stuff alround.
SilkTork (5760) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Chris_o’s GBBF Shindig 08. 275ml bottle from Shropshire. Vintage 1993. This beer is one that is often cited in books as an example of British Brown Ale, and so I was very pleased to discover this in my Shropshire hoard. Unfortunately it hasn’t stood up as well as some of the other vintage Brown Ales that I’ve had. It was smooth and sweet and pleasant - but also slightly watery and with an unbalanced oxidization. OK, but not the classic I was hoping for. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s Pre GBBF Tastingoh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Very dark red brown with a strong red hue. The head is long gone due to age. Chocolate malt with lots of caramel and some heavy oxidisation. The flavour has not held up quite so well as the aroma but it’s still very drinkable.
Bottled. Deep brown colour, small head. Aroma is madeiraish sweetness along with some mild notes of roasted malts and mild caramelly notes. Flavour is much the same along with lots of vanilla kicking in. Lovely aging/oxidization. KimJohansen (10509) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Unclear brown with tiny head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, prunes plums and somewhat oxydized. Sweet flavor with caramel and plums. Ends sweet. kenk99 (168) - Leonia, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2001