Blairgus (4535) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
7 May 2011, bottle at one of cgarvieukís legendary tastings. bottle 02626. orange/amber, hazy, thin frothy head. really sherried nose; nutty and alcohol with serious ovaltine. full body, slightly fizzy. absolutely gorgeous! alcholic ovaltine and maybe some plums but mainly ovaltine. absolutely gorgeous! Fin (10470) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Bottle that Peter Fowler, Shoulder of Mutton kindly shared at tasting at his pub 28.04.11 Pours amber and looking really good. This has been properly cellared for all of those years and it shows. Wonderfully smooth, stunning mouthfeel.There are some sherry flavours rushing through but then there is a long warmth and dryness. Still quite fruity and just very flavoursome after all of these years. Thanks very much for this Peter and thank you for passing another one on to me. A8 A4 T9 P5 Ov17 4.3 TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep amber, slightly hazy, thin head. Big, complex, mature nose, chocolate, malt, leather, dried fruits, tobacco, oloroso sherry. Full bodied, off-dry. Very complex and elegant, mature, dried fruits, leather, tobacco, sherry, malt. (2010-10-20) j12601 (10898) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jessís place. After we all got into The (Utica) Club, we had to party like it was 1999. Bottle number was 16921 I believe. Pours a hazed somewhat murky looking brown. Big bready malt and sweet oxidization. Grapes and malt. Toast, and a whole lot of caramel. Sweet oxidization, stewed stone fruits. Caramel and a long tannic bitterness. So much caramel going on in here. Held up very nicely. tgncc (3129) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle at Maxís tasting. The aroma is grapes, boozy, fruity, caramel. The appearance is cloudy amber, white head. The flavor is fruit, bread, caramel, grapes, alcohol. Slight bit of oxidation noticeable. The finish is tart, tannic, bittering hops, which linger. Medium to medium/thick in body. Very, very good.
blipp (9139) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Maxís tasting. Pours golden amber with an off white head. Toffee and fruity malty aroma, with a hint of oxidation. The flavor has toffee sweet malt, sherry-like sweetness, and oxidation. Solid. jtclockwork (16436) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Mario at Maxís tasting. Pours brown. Tan head. Nose of brown sugar, toffee and sweet caramel. Taste of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, orange peel and bready malts. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle at the 5th Annual Richmond Industry Gathering on 11/28/2010 couresy of Mike. Clear amber body with a small white head. Fruit and caramel aroma. Yeast, caramel, and fruit flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle No. 57288 thanks to bman1113vr.
Hazy brown pour with a small amount of head. I honestly canít believe how well this has help up for being 12 years old. Earthy hop and caramel aromas. Tastes a bit like toffee and caramel - oxidation is there but isnít too bad. Officially the oldest beer Iíve ever tasted! BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle number 57288 (via a trade with Captaincougar. Shared in Dallas). Hazy orange-brown body with a long lasting off-white head. Aromas are oxidized (a bit more than would be pleasant), marmalade, caramel, sherry, alcohol, bready and very fruity. Flavors are also oxidized with caramel, marmalade, fruity, toffee and currants. Still lively carbonation. Creamy and still quite good. About on par (degradation wise) as the 1997 I had two summers ago. The 2000 bottle I had last year was holding up much better.