Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, orangey brown with a creamy, off-white head leving quite some lacework. Lovely aroma of sherry and overripe fruit. Quite full-bodied with a very soft and smooth mouthfeel. Very complex flavour pattern with woody, oaky accents and vanilla, caramel, sherry, plenty of fruit and even some vitamin accents. The finish is dry. Very complex and pleasant. Another excellent Traquair brew. 180507 Beerhunter111 (22268) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, süß, würzig, nussig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, nussig, Karamell, Gewürze. Leighton (22056) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottles shared in London - big thanks to Paul and Jack.Rasmus40 (21697) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2011
Vintage 2011. Pours clear golden brown with a bubbly khaki head. The nose has lightly toasted bread, ripe fruits, fig, leather. Medium sweet flavor with lots of leathery fruits, earth, toasted grains, faint ash and cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with more toasty bread, faint metal, earth, toffee. Not bad. (3.6)
Vintage 1991. Pours clear light brown with a slight, bubbly white head. A fair bit of oxidation in the nose, some caramel, leather. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of tobacco, rich figs, bread, mellow alcohol. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with lots more fig, date, bread. Certainly some age, but very nicely nuanced. (3.8)
Vintage 1985. Pours clear brown, darker than the previous vintages, with a bubbly tan head. Nice aroma with rich burnt crackers, bread, toffee, faint cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with a bit of burnt pine, slight metal, burnt toast, grain, toffee. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Fairly bitter on the finish with more pine, earth, ashy cocoa, dried berry, so e beat-up leather. Pretty interesting. (3.6)
Vintage 1977, batch 6. Pours clear, light brown with a few bubbles for a head. Mellow aroma, suggestions of bread and caramel, grain. Light sweet flavor with some tangy berries, earthy bitterness, oily fruits, bitter grain, caramel. Medium bodied, chewy, with soft carbonation. Finishes with bready malts, more caramel, some toffee, light berry, grain. Not bad overall, especially given the age. (3.4)
Clear dark ruby red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 050711 Koelschtrinker (21365) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 8, 2012
Wässriger, etwas oxidierter Beginn mit dezenten Malznoten. Süffig, insgesamt leider etwas langweilig. Besonders zum Ende deutlich wässrig, geringe Malzigkeit. 8/8/9/8/8/8
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2009 2009-12-26, bb 2006-12-31, possibly 6 years old, 7-4-7-3-15=36Theydon_Bois (20497) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Brown color; short head retention. Mild aroma, a bit cheesy. The mouthfeel becomes a bit thinner, but the flavor keeps good caramel qualities; strong bitterness, it’s evident that some of it comes from the roasted malts; the final is probably shorter, surely thinner. Good, but not much complex.
Dark amber color. Malt aroma, sweet, mature. Quite good malt and caramel, medium dry, with a light liquorice final. Pleasant, but far less interesting than the Jacobite Ale.
Bottle shared on the train from Inverness to Plockton, from Tomlinsons, 19/10/13.
Chestnut brown with reddish hues and a moderate light tan covering.
Nose is dark fruit, figgy jam, sherry notes, woody tones, fruit loaf, brown sugars.
Taste packs a little boozey vein, caramelised muscavado sugars, Xmas cake, dates, prunes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finale with a little lacing of booze.
Ok stuff, drinkable and lightly warming. saxo (19357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
Sample at Aarhus beerfestival. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt and hops. Bitter finish. harrisoni (19189) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle. Deep ruby colour with thin beige head. Liquor like aroma with deep brown sugar and black treacle. Smooth in mouth though and strength doesn’t dominate too much. Perfect to watch a game of rugby with on a winter’s afternoon. Good quality with lasting dry hop treacle finish. Seems odd mix, but it works well rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Amber, offwhite head. Malty aroma, with notes of toffee and nuts. Brings a nutty, malty flavor, some toffe and creamy notes. Somewhat vinous and very complex. Great body.