Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
This poured a mahogany color with mo head at all, almost still really. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruit, and oxidation
Flavor was as oxidized as the aroma.suggested, sweet, caramel, toffee and.figs. Art (3219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
BA tasting. Pours a clear dark to medium brown. No head. Arms of sweet caramel. Vanilla. Taste is sweet. Dark fruits. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to Sean -- Poured into a pint glass. Looked muddy brown with little to no head. Smelled of caramel and booze. Flavor was perhaps a bit stale, but otherwise gave me the impression that an old ale turned into a caramel liqueur. Tasted good, drank well. Marduk (8093) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2014
500ml bottle nr. 009590 (thanks FatPhil). Clear copper color. Caramel, malty, berries, raisins, candy in aroma. Raisins, caramel, plum stones, woody taste. Sugars are all gone and feels bit thin. Dry woody aftertaste. As it warms taste improves. FatPhil (16689) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
mjs (7532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
On pouring, a lovely raisiny aroma, but in the glass it’s less sweet and less raisiny. Still pleasantly so, but there’s a wateriness to it, a touch of minerals even. Thinnish when cold, but on a little warming fills out nicely. Sweetish malts, woody, a little nutty. Lacking the bitterness of hops that other vintages have had. Definitely much better as it warms. Probably not worth cracking opening the next bottle for 3-5 years, this feels like it needs to autolyse and age abit.
(Bottle, 0.5 l - #9590, courtesy of FatPhil, 20141227) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, raisins, dried plum, molasses and caramel. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, molasses, raisins, dried plum, earth and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, caramelly and bitter. A very nicely aged well done strong ale. JHeath99 (1679) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours amber with off white head. Aroma and taste of caramel, malts, and hints of booze travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. The look is Amber in color, beige colored head, and clear. The smell is butter. Rolls, fruit, sugar, and good. The taste is alcohol, fruit, sweet, caramelized, and ok. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, apple pie, brown sugar, toast, light oxidation. Taste is of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, light herbal notes, biscuit, toast, and baked apple. rosenbergh (11682) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. Bottle #020621. (Fuller’s) London, the UK. The Grand Vintage Tasting.
A dark amber colour with a tiny frothy off-white head.
Sugary sweetness, alcohol, dark fruits, mild hops and mild bitterness in the aroma.
The flavour is sugary, sweet, berry hoppy and malty with some alcohol. Surprisingly thin after the other vintages. Thin and sweet. A first disappointment.