eis (6) - Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2013danlo (3019) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Lovely aroma of cherry, prune, maple syrup, and wood. Color of turbid swamp water with thin, sepia off white head. Taste of leather, dark fruit, and pine; moderately acidic. Finish is very dry. A good beer.
6 fl oz bottle from Wessex Brew, as Barclay’s Russian Imperial Stout, brewed in 1967. 3000th rating. Pours black in colour with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, chocolate & coffee, nutty. Taste is sweet, malty, roasted, molasses, caramel, dried fruity, leather, woody, tobacco, with chocolate & coffee notes and earthy bitterness. Silky smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, low soft carbonation, dry nutty boozy roasted bitter finish. Outstanding, amazingly drinkable for 50 years old. lym_flyer (24) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottle shared with Chris and Ann at Bitter Virtue, Southampton. Vintage 1993. Label states ’Brewed in the UK, Courage, Staines, Middlesex’. Pours deep brown-black with very little head. Aroma of old leather. Tastes of chocolate, prunes, raisins, plums, dark fruits, berries. Like a fine old Port. Very little carbonation left, but it is still delicious. daniele (9021) - ITALY - JAN 12, 2016
1993 thanks alex bottle dark flat malty oxidation marsala vinous malty chocolate almost dry
Scura piatta vinosa ossidazione marsala buona maltatura leggero liquoroso filo tostature leggero cioccolato amaro abbastanza contenuto non molto corpo piuttosto morbida The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Paul’s 10K tasting. No ABV stated. This 1977 vintage was brewed by "Courage Limited" rather than the brewer currently stated. Black, decent foamy tan head, dotted lacing. Aroma is meaty, wet dog, cheddar and dark chocolate. Aged, and not that inviting. Body is medium, smooth, rounded. Taste is earthy, chocolate, plastic, rubber, woody and slightly sour. A complex flavour. Nice, and still drinkable after all this time. Has always been a big want, and was very interesting to dry - didn’t disappoint. teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle shared at Paul’s 10k tasting in London. Many many thanks to Danny for the vintage (1977) tick. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is lightly dusty malty sweet dark fruits. Taste is light sweet boozy with cherries and cardboard. Rum cherries and booze. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok
Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle shared during Scopey’s 10k - many thanks to Daniel. Vintage 1977. Pours deep brown-black with a creamy tan head. The aroma holds charred wood, scorched earth, iodine. Medium sweet flavor with nice meaty chocolate character, roast, prunes, raisins, plums. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Ashy roast in the finish, bitter charcoal, baking cocoa, scorched earth, leathery dark fruits, berries. Excellent. Scopey (14505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle big thanks to Dirty Danny at my 10K tasting. It pours pretty much black with a decent tan head. The nose is rich, umami, must, sweet dark fruit, fruit cake, dark chocolate, risen chocolate chew, marmite and light oxidised notes. The taste is rich, oily, bitter roast, dark chocolate, umami, chewiness, light ash, some oxidised notes, salted caramel, liquorice and marmite with a dry, rich finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Has aged pretty well actually. Not bad. Theydon_Bois (19193) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle split at Scopey 10K, thanks to Daniel, 1977 vintage, 26/11/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering, appearance has held up well.
Nose is soy sauce, chocolate fondue, caramel, light cheese, musty dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises light cocoa powder, spice, umami, touch of soy, dark fruits, earthy, malt, fruit cake.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a touch of alcohol.
Decent for age. Stuu666 (13093) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle at craig’s, 1976 version. Pours black, nose is chocolate, soy sauce, wood, taste is sweet, chocolate, toffee, light smoke, soy. geovanicalixto (45) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - APR 14, 2015
Aroma adocicado. Coloração escura com espuma amarronzada persistente. Dulçor predominante no início com leve tom cítrico e baixa carbonatação. Seguido por tabaco e leve nota de chocolate. Intenso gosto alcoólico final com retrogosto de café torrado.