Oakes (16128) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled 2003: Hazy orange-amber; caramel and malt. Earthy, twiggy hops. Lemon rind dryness in the finish. A good age.
chrisv10 (16037) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle "2000 vintage" #54129. Slightly hazy dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dusty, oxidized, toasted and dark fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, oxidized, medium sweet, little dark fruit, cognac, tofffee, biscuit, cake, chocolate and a little bitter.
Dedollewaitor (15737) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
55cl bottle. Finally I got a reason to open this bottle. Pours amber/orange with a full creamy white head and lacings. Nose is sweet and vinous. Lots of port, dark fruits, caramel and sugar. Quite earthy, a bit mouldy/matured as well. Full , creamy and smooth body. Medium carbonation. Oily, slick and sticky. Taste is vinous and has loads of caramel, dark fruits, sugar and a hint of liquorice. Bitter end. Maaaaad Nice!
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at PapsÝís - Thanks. Clear amber/reddish/brown - white head. Sweetness, nutty, berries, light oxidation, herbal, raisins, light burned and roasted malts, walnuts, caramel, oakey.... Tjaaa.
bhensonb (14495) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
No. 64042. Aroma has toffee, notes of dark fruits, perhaps a bit of citrus, and it does seem dusty. Hazy orange amber color with a beige head that didnít last long. Full bodied with fine, almost fizzy, carbonation. The flavor is bread, toffee, light fruits, dark fruits, and a bit of roasted malt. Although it drinks just a bit sweet, after the liquid is gone it finishes rather astringent and dry. Has an interesting drying effect on the mouth. The hop seems to have mellowed out, but thereís enough to balance. Even seems to have a bit of wood as the event proceeds. It has certainly aged quite well. Shame. My last one.
gunnfryd (14380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. aroma is alcohol, caramel, malt. Flavour is sugar, yeast, oxidation, caramel, hop, alcohol. Nice beer.
imdownthepub (13715) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 500ml, no. 28,655 from Sainsburyís in Banbury. Reddish copper with white head. Full, fruity beer, there is a sweetish toffee background then a mixture of dried fruity notes to the fore, prunes, sultanaís in addition a hazelnut note lingers on the palate. Late bitterness with roasty malts showing through. Luscious.
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle No. 49914): Huge beige head atop a slightly hazy copper body. Aroma is strongly malty -- sweet, caramel, raisin, nutty, toasty. Taste is sweet, caramel, scotch, raisin, earthy. Finish is scotch warming. Full body. Could still use a bit of aging, but even at this point it's a very nice beer.
HenrikSoegaard (13563) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Light sweet and moderate bitter really nice flavor. Long powerfull finish. Creamy palate. Great stuff.
Scopey (13330) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chrisoís Fullers-Gales Tasting (thanks to Chris). It pours clear deep amber, with a thick beige head. The nose is initially of sweet caramel, toffee, spice, pepper and gingerbread, but the longer I smell the more mould and damp old wood there is. The taste is sweet caramel, golden-syrup, wood, leather, melon, pear, cardboard and mouldy mustiness, with a dry, alcoholic finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. I think everyone was in agreement at the tasting - this is way past its prime.