madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
March 1st 2017The_Osprey (8010) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Leighton’s 20K at his posh new gaff! Thanks to Leighton for this unexpected treat. Almost clear amber beer, slight brown tint. Small pale tan head. Palate is light, fairly dry. Modest fine carbonation. Good palate for the age. Modest cherry, marzipan, little wet wood. Musty note and very mild gueuzey vibe.Light finish. A tasty and characterful antique.
St David’s Day 2017 - Bottle share at Leighton’s 20K. Many congrats! As ’Eylenbosch Kriek’, 5%. Huge thanks to Leighton for this old rarity. Mid-80s bottle. Dark browny brick red, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is musty, rich malts, dark cherry. Body is smooth, soft carbonation – still has decent carbonation. Taste is smooth rounded malts, cherry tart and cherry sweets, some rosé wine, marzipan into the finish. Very drinkable for a 30 year old beer. (3.6) teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
37.5cl bottle shared by Leighton, the man the legend. It pours a clean ruby port color with a small bubbly head. Aroma is sweet acidic and oxidised with notes of cherries, almonds, vanilla. Taste is also sweet and tangy with notes of cherry pits, marzipan, almonds, green tea. Soft to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very nice and glad to have tried mR_fr0g (12128) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared at the Leighton mega 20k tasting. 1/03/2017. Huge thanks to Leighton for this one. A clear copper ruby red brown coloured pour with a fine off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, jammy fruits, cough syrup, cherry. Flavour is composed of semi cherry, woody cherry pips, cherry, little marzipan, little musty. Palate is sweet and sticky, lowish carbonation. Aged pretty well. Cherry bakewell. Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared at the 20k tasting - sourced via trade. Vintage late 1980s - maybe ’87. Pours clear amber with minimal head. Lots of simple cherry candies in the nose, faint wood, very faint caramel. Light sweet flavour with only hints of age, more cherry candies, cough drops, minimal acidity, some wood. Light bodied with almost no carbonation. Finishes with more sweet, juicy cherry, marzipan, faint woody dryness. Quite enjoyable. Doesn’t really show many signs of age.
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Good aroma, taste is not good at all. Not much sweetness, nice Bretts on the nose. Pretty good after all this years. AndySnow (7662) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2016
How: Bottle, 1972 vintage.hackobock (4029) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
Where: Sweet & Sour 2016.
Appearance: Clear amber colour with no head.
Aroma: Vinegar, fruit, dusty.
Body: Light body, no carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, raisin, vinegar.
Comment: Too heavily oxidised which is mostly apparent in the aroma.
August 20, 2016. Bottle at Sweet & Sour, vintage 1972, thanks for sharing! AdmiralVernon (1195) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
Clear deep golden/amber no head. Aroma is dusty, damp cellar, cardboard, balsamico, murky wood, some sweet red berries, hints of raisins and leather.
Taste is sour and slight sweet. Finish is sour vinegar notes, hints if raisin, berries, toffee, dry wood, oxidized sherry and cardboard notes, some lingering balsamico notes.
Light bodied, dry texture, no carbonation.
Cool to try but clearly past it’s prime...
A: Clear brown/reddish, no head N: Raisins, oak, plum, cedar T: Plum, oak, raisins, lemon peel O: Very murky and oxidised, decent flavour to it though. _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Maschusch. 1972 vintage. Pours clear deep brownish red with no head worth mentioning. Smell is fruity and of course heavy oxidized with crackers, caramel, light cherries, rotten wood, leather, old forgotten 100 year old barn, raisins, prunes, hay, moist soil and lemon zest. Taste is sour, tiny malty, slightly fruity and leathery. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny oily, tdry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and sour with crackers, caramel, sour cherries, raspberries, old tobacco, hay, minerals, leather, old barn and lemon zest. Demanding smell but the taste is intriguing. Heavy oxidation has ruined it but it’s also very interesting to experience how that’s happened.