kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle (Chris_o Gathering06): Sweet sugar and candied biscuits. Nice but some hot alcohol. interesting dark fruit notes. Copper with a lasting beige head. Ok. madlizzie (12) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
Toffee tasting with a welcome alcoholic bite. Someone said butterscotch flavor and I would have to agree. Full body. Cool packaging. Soon will try the 2000 and 2001. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle #72078. Thanks to Santa. Opened with the sound of carbonation left in this old boy. I was very surprised when it poured with a small head on it. Aroma got me all worked up. I was very excited to take a first sip but I was being intoxicated by the scent comming from my snifter. Caramel and malt were blended together with a touch of must. The flavor was what disappointed me. Very thin taste. Light flavors of dried fruit, malt and caramel with a small amount of vegetable taste to it. This bottle was a couple years past it’s prime but I’m still grateful I was able t try it. If only the aroma matched the taste. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Bottle 66792. Medium brown color. As it warmed the flavor became much more robust and complex. Malt, nut nose. Warming alcohol palate that mellows into a slight bitterness. obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2003
Dark amber color, very thin & minimal head, brown sugar in the nose, lots of alcohol in the flavors & aftertaste, that fact I think is the only downfall of this beer, full-bodied, syrup-like body & very thick, decently balanced, a good strong ale
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2007
This beer is an 1999 years tastet in 2006. Heavy hoppy aroma. Large creamy initial apperance. Off-white head. Good lacing. Mostly diminishing longevity. Clear amber body. Heavy sweet initial flavor. Medium palate. Ok beer. beastiefan2k (3979) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2008
So a warning, this bottle probably was not stored in the best conditions. Poured a dark ruby brown color. The age was showing at first pour. Aroma is British fruity yeast and old (good amount of aged cardboard). The combination is not a "spice" but comes of spicy if that makes sense. A British malt sweetness in there as well. Taste has some age evaporation going on as is common with older beers, just light here. Some of the cardboard is gone and it turns into a lightly sweet and lightly watery flavor. A bit too light now. If you have a better kept bottle go for it but otherwise may not be too interesting. gerome (21) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2009
The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and caramel. The color is dark amber and it has a small fast disappearing head. The flavor is sweet and malty with strong notes of caramel.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
18.6 ounce bottle, #79883. Pours a dark brown with orange highlights and a compact tan head. Aroma is roundly of caramel malts, somewhat dusty, grassy. Flavor has a little honey at first, then the caramel maltiness takes over. Slightly bitter finish. Rich mouthfeel, thick and slightly carbonated. A little over the hill, but still enjoyable at this point. Overall, good to very good. 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.