Theydon_Bois (18694) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Cotts Convention II, thanks to BIK, 05/03/16. 2005 Vintage.
Murky brown with a moderate beige cap.
Nose is soy sauce, cocoa powder, dark fruit peel, light spice.
Taste comprises chocolate biscuit, soy, papery notes, oxidisation has crept in for sure, musty.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Hasn’t aged particularly gracefully considering it’s only 11 years old but still sippable.
Garrold (4945) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cotteridge Beano v2. Murky brown. Didn’t get much from this other than a cardboard vinegary character. Nice tick, though.
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at CWC II; murky dark red/brown pour, zero head, aroma has light wood and some vinous action, taste has earthy fruits, some oxidisation, great to try old beers.
SarkyNorthener (4396) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to beersiveknown, cheers Steve. 2005 Vintage. Murky brown beer. Light aroma of wood and some soy sauce. Taste is soy sauce, rich dark malts and some raisins. Decent for its age.
Mr_Pink_152 (4597) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried at Cotteridge 2, 2005 vintage. Deep amber colour with no real head. past its best, but had dark fruit and caramel, taste was ok but as i say not at its best.
Quack-Duck (9369) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, vintage 2006. Deep golden colour, no head, not syrupy in consistency, but rather thin. Intensive vinous aroma, lots of port wine and sherry. Quite light-bodied for the strength. Very low malty sweetness, quite dry and slightly tart. Sherry and shy port wine flavours present, and a dusty dry finish. No carbonation. Delicious winter warmer, perhaps a tad on the dry side.
deyholla (11014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2002 bottle shared by Jack, thanks! Pours a deep amber red with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet caramel and dark fruits with a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has a good amount of oak with a bit of dark fruits and some earthy grains backing.
jackl (7562) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
2002 vintage shared with Deyholla. Found on the shelf of a shop in the Minneapolis burbs. Reddish pour with a small white head. Nose shows signs of age. Salt and balsamic soaked wood. Forest fruits. Cardboard and stale caramel candies. Taste is a bit stale. Tart fruits, cardboard. Sweet cRamel. Medium body, soft carb. Not drinking well, unfortunately.
jandd1983 (4153) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from 2003. It poured a hazy dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark fruits, spices and malts. The taste was of fruity sweetness and acidity with wine and some bitterness with a clean finish.
drfabulous (7508) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared at Todd’s. 1999 vintage. Old stuck in bottle cork. Sherry. Caramel. Lasting sweetness.