madmitch76 (24788) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017 dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, - OCT 25, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
No carbonation, no head, cloudy dull brown colour. Plum/raisin/sider aroma, quite sweet. Flavours much the same, cloying, alcohol bite - virtually undrinkable. Must have been a dodgy bottle, looking at the rest of the ratings...
5th November 2016The_Osprey (7980) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
High Wycombe House Warming. Thanks to Paul for this antique. Lightly hazy amber beer no real head. Palate is smooth and dry, modest carbonation. Oxidised caramel. Ripe fruits. Smooth finish. Shows it’s age but doesn’t lack for flavour.
November 2016 - Bottle share at Casa de Cloine. Thanks to Paul for another perspex pour Gales beer. As ’Gales Jubilee Ale’, 2002 vintage, 12%. Orange brown with no head. Aroma is sherry, rum, papery oxidation. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is sugary, meaty dense sweetness, sherry. OK – a bit meaty and old but interesting and drinkable. (2.7) Theydon_Bois (19481) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle at The High WyCum tasting, Chez Bois, thanks to Paulo 05/11/16
Mahogany brown with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is soy sauce, toffee, spice, charr, cocoa rub, toffee.
Taste comprises light oxidised notes, dark fruits, spice, biscuit, gravy, oxidised.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, drying close.
Ok for age. mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle shared at the hi wy cum. Tasting, 5/11/2016. Many thanks to Paul for this one. Aroma is soy, umami, salty, toffee, musty. Flavour is composed of salty toffee, tangy berry, red fruits, toffee, . Palaate is sweet. Sticky, lowish carbonation, flat. Salty. Scopey (14699) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle shared at Colin’s. It pours mohaganny brown with minimal head. The aroma is rich, umami, plummy, port wine, musty, malt loaf and bisto. The taste is rich, musty, meaty, plum wine, juicy, earthy, tannins, drying, vinous and a touch of alcohol with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not bad for the age.
Leighton (21231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle shared in High Wycombe - thanks to Paul. Pours clear copper with a slim head. The nose has light caramel, oxidation, ripe fruits, dates. Medium sweet flavour with more gooey caramel, ripened fruits, dates, old leather, light tang. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming in the finish with more toffee, caramel, dried fruits, berries, some oxidation. Pretty good stuff. GenDV138 (7277) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle at Travlr’s DC Departure RateBeer Tasting. Dark amber with no head. Aromas of dark fruit, spice, caramel. Tastes of salt, dark fruit, woody notes. Light body with a dry finish. Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
From a bottle at the RateBeer gathering 9/9/16. Vintage 2002.it is a cloudy Amber color with a scant head. The Aroma is sweet toffee. The taste has hints of molasses in it rather thin Travlr (24656) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle courtesy of maniac, thanks! Cloudy reddish color. Aroma of tannic plums. Aroma of boozy heavy spice, tons of tannins. Weird. Iphonephan (6984) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
From a bottle at the RateBeer gathering 9/9/16. Vintage 2002. Pours a cloudy mahogany with a scant head. Aroma of toffee. Flavors of kerosene.