Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Way past, overly sweet, oxidation and melted wethers originals with random expired christmas spices. mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. .A hazed nut brown colourd pour with a halo of light tan head. Aroma is plum fruit, mint, cakey malts, toffee, pear. Little age on the nose. Flavour is composed of sweet, plummy jammy fruits, apple cake, little earthy wood. mint. Palate is sweet and sticky, moderate carbonation. SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle shared by phaleslu at RBWG: Poured a caramel color with no head. Aroma was huge dark fruit and malts. Taste was boozy with light fruit and sweet sticky malt. Leighton (21235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle shared during the 2016 RB Best Awards. Big thanks to Pete for sharing this whale with the fellas. Pours clear amber with a creamy topping. Heavy liquefied caramel in the nose, along with figs, dates, bread and fruitcake. Richly sweet flavour, with moderate suggestions of oxidation, more bread, caramel, ripened semi-dark fruits. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming on the finish, with more hearty caramel, faint cocoa, earthy bitterness, dried fruits. Nice stuff overall. Has aged pretty well. phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
8400th rating. I traded for this bottle back in 2009 and have hung onto it ever since, originally planning to hold a tasting for the whole set when the lineup was complete, but ditching that plan. I thought about selling it for a while, but then the value more than halved. So I eventually found the right time to share it- the first-ever RB Awards. It pours a hazy amber with a small beige head that settles into a ring. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, fruitcake, chocolate, peanut brittle, figs, dates, raisins, and a bit of vanilla. Medium-bodied, with a sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Has held up shockingly well. I’ve heard such mixed things with this much age on it, but this bottle was good. Still - I wouldn’t rot it any longer if you have one.
DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Murky brown. Wood, vanilla, caramel, nuts, dark fruits, oxidation. Sweet, a bit spicy. VsXsV (4438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, thanks Pete! Hazy brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, raisins, light port wine and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raisins, raw sugar, toffee and bourbon. Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Quite nice still. BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a brownish topped with a small head. nose is old pit fruit some sweet malts. taste is more of old notes pit fruit and a nice spice. b3shine (8870) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
750 ml bottle to taster at the Ratebeer Best Awards (thanks phaleslu). Looks good; a cloudy caramelish brown with lighter beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells hot and boozy with notes of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with a mildly tart medium-full to full-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but underwhelming. JulienHuxley (5807) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle at ratebeer best, thanks phaleslu. Murky brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is really fruity, tons of raisins, rhum, winey boozy port notes, cooked prunes. Taste is rich, sweet, oxidized, port, prunes,date sugar.