JStax (6898) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2017
1980’s bottle shared at RBSG. Thanks! The beer is a clear brown with a beige head of foam. Can’t believe it’s still carbonated! Sweet and fruity aroma. Some raisin and brown sugar notes. Medium body and lighter carbonation. hayduke (5549) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Sampled at the RBSG Grand Tasting thanks to Bobby. I was told this bottle was from the 1980s. In my tasting glass was red in color with some pinkish foam. Nose is cherry. Medium body and good carbonation for a beer that old. Flavor very rich cherry. Very fruity finish. Tastes really good. Amazing a beer had held up this well. j12601 (12668) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2017
Pouring at the RBSG17 Grand Tasting. Pours a clear brown, no head. Big and oxidized. Old cough drops. Medium bodied, long oxidized old cherry cough drops. Old and sweet, long cherry tones, soft acid. Interesting for how old it is.
douglas88 (9420) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2017
1980s bottle thanks to Bobby. Awesome! Pours a nice clear reddish color, some carb. A big fruity nose, oxidation. Sweet cherries, a bit of darker syrupy elements, of course big oxidation. This has really held up well. Quite nice. I could drink a large sample no problem. djd07 (15090) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2017
80s bottle thanks to Bobby at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear copper with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is funk, leather, oak, cherry skin. Thin body, strong funk, rubber, cough syrup, acetone, held up decently.
Sledutah (7722) - Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2017
RBSG Boise Grand Tasting, thanks Bobby Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2017
Pours clear brown with a small white off white head, no lacing. Fruity, cherry syrup, dark malts
Bottle - Dark cherry and dark balsamic. Clear Amber with no head. Nice light Berry notes, balsamic notes and no acidity. Juicy and dusty. madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
March 1st 2017The_Osprey (8203) - 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