wlf (740) - DENMARK - OCT 24, 2017 Jimsal27 (296) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 1997. Pours mahogany out of bottle. The beer smelled great. Sweet, dried fruit, sherry. Taste reminds me of a watered down version of port wine. Zero carbonization. I don’t know what oxidation tastes like but I don’t get any wet cardboard here. True sipper.
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2017 Bottle from 1997 tasted oktober 2017, cph; reddish brown with no head, just some bubbles like juice; aroma is very heavy, cherry, fruity, heavy and light at the same time; taste is sweet and oxidized, cherry, fruity, vinous, malty, hints of bitterness, spicy phenolic but not heavily, hints of sharp alcohol; texture is thin and silky with almost no carbonation and a light to medium body; this is like dry and drinkable port wine jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2017
Backlog rating, 1982 bottle. Murky brown, no head. Geuze-like aroma, wood. Wooden flavour, light nut and cheese. Medium body, mellow mouthfeel Cognac aftertaste. Amazing. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Bottle (1996, #6038); pours cloudy dark brown with no head; aroma of dark fruits with hints of caramel and wood; taste is sweet with dark fruits and caramel; dry finish with some wood notes, meh nybol (2347) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2017
den er eftergæret på flaske, hvilket måske gør at den har en friskhed over sig. Tør og bitter frugt i eftersmagen. mR_fr0g (13492) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle shared at Cotteridge convention 05/03/2016. Thanks to Steve I’ve known. A murky dark brown coloured pour with no nhead. Aroma is cheesey mould, cherry, apple, big oxidisation, age. Flavour is composed of soy sauace, sweet brown sugars and malt, raisin, oxidised, cardboard. Palate is fucked, no condition, papery. Absolutely fucked.
gripweed57 (2862) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2017
From old tasting notes. Translucent amber, brown color. Small beige head. Fruity, maple-like malt aroma. Soft tart earthy malt flavor has a warming, clingy mouthfeel. Very complex, with a winey character that is balanced by a big hoppy finish and a noticeable strong alcohol prescence. Outstanding! Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle 2005 vintage. This is a real disappointment. Smell of old musty figs sour patch kids. The pour is a deep copper with almost no head. The taste is tart with a hint of unripe apple. Low effervesce and light on the tongue. Very uninspiring given the aging that went into it. Ratman197 (15354) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2016
275 ml bottle 2004 vintage poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of caramel, toffee, tobacco, spuce and light dried fruit. Oalae was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, caramel, dried fruit and light spice with a smooth lingering tobacco finish. Madsen1635 (925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle from 2000. Murky reddish pour with no head. Aroma has lots of cherry. Taste is stale and has fruity touch. Low carbonation Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Picked this one up with 15 YEARS on it at Belmont Station, thought I’d give it a go. It appears to have lost a bunch of carbonation. It has a pretty great aroma though it is lightly tinged with a sourness. There are rich port-like notes and a lovely woodiness in the aroma. It has a heavy weight in the mouth and the sourness is a little more pronounced. Very smooth and with a long, mild finish. There is basiccally zero alcohol heat to it at this stage, just lots of lovely dried fruit flavors.
They’re not lying on the Calvados thing. Might pick up another next time I’m there.