TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Bottled #25154 @AkkuratMiP (15650) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
Hazy nutty brown color, firm creamy off-white head. Toffeish fudge aroma, dark fruits, nuts, light oxidation. Caramelly chocolaty with hazelnuts and raisins, late alcohol punch. Light licorice in the aftertaste. Bottle showed tiny notes of oxidation.
Bottle at ŇBF08. 11 years old. Sherry aroma, some alcohol. Clear dark amber colour. No head. Sweet flavour, lots of dried fruit, some yeast but nice. Vanilla. Distinct alcohol. DroolYeast (1464) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014
Old bottle found in the cellar.
Clear golden colour with off-white head. Tiny lasting.
Moderate sweetness. Nice caramel. Vinous alcohol.
Sweet finish. Rich body. Average carbonation. gnoff (10241) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
Bottled 550 ml at Akkurat, Stockholm, on August 7, 2014.downender (8591) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Clear brown color, tan head. Sweet, raisin, coca-cola, alcohol, some juniper, sugary, honey, berries, chocolate, candy, cocoa scent. Sweet, mellow, alcohol, raisin, smooth, dry chocolate taste. Cocoa aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low to medium low bitterness. Warming alcohol.
Smells very nice, taste seems a bit tired, really feel this is now over the top and likely have been better to how I would appreciate it. Still holds up very well though.
Bottle number 14110, which I came across in a chest of drawers while clearing out my fatherís garage. It poured clean and clear, mahogany coloured, with a momentary, off-white, head and touch of carbonation. The aroma was rich, with plenty of fruitcake notes, a touch of oak, warming alcohol but no hop character remained. The flavour was sweet and boozy, with plenty of berry fruits, nuts, a yeasty edge and warming, rich finish. Almost 18 years after it was brewed, this was a great beer. Cheers John!
blutt59 (6563) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle, missed you Eric, nice caramel and port Flavors, exceptionally crisp and bright for the vintage, soft sweet mild caramel corn finish Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle #84043. Wonderful woody tannic honey nose. Very "old" smell-must and honey. Smells great. Taste-lots and lots of wood. Cherry, sawdust, peaty, bitter, and chewy. Very very nice. Just a fantastic beer. MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
8-year-old bottle:radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2006
Maderisation genuflects in front of the hefty dark chocolate fruit and the barley-winish caramel peaches. Superb sherry alcohol notes show sagacity, light years away from senility.
Mouthfeel, even though round, is more tired than the glowing aroma. Earthy yeast dominates the caramel and berries. Still, overall, a marvelous aging experiment.
A awe-inspiring nocturnal visit into a cave cellar.
Bottle #84091. Rich copper iin colour, lasting medium sized tan head, some lace. The aroma is of caramel, earth, some light chocolate, plums and other dark fruits. The flavour is showing signs of oxidation, still has some caramel/toffee sweetness, raisins, berries and bread. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, mild carbonation. Finishes slightly sweet, lingering. Very cool to have all the Vintage Ales as part of a vertical. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
Hazy deep amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with overripe berries, roasted malt, caramel and hints of figs. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and plums. Finished sweet.