Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - FEB 28, 2007mR_fr0g (11891) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Hazy brown colour with fastfading beige head. Mild malt nose with slight hints of fruit. Thin brown sugar taste with mild hints of molassas and mild fruity and slightly warming alcohol finish.
Bottle shared at the Tropical Croydonia tasting. 01/07/2015. Many thanks to Paul. Aroma shows some age, mint choc chic, nutty, little booze. Caramel brown coloured pour with a athin off white head. Flavour is composed of nutty, mint, choc, some age. Pappery, little woody alcohol. Palate is moderate carbonation, bit thin, watery. Impressive for the age, The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle at Scopey’s. Thanks to the man himself. No BB on this, 6%. Cola brown, still, small foamy tan head doesn’t endure. Aroma is sherry, earth, flowers, mint chocolate. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is yeasty, spice, bready, molasses. Decent, and interesting to try. Theydon_Bois (19188) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle split at the Tropical Croydonia tasting on melt day, thanks to Paulo for this .rar Traq, 01/07/15.
Chestnut brown with moderate beige spotting.
Nose is nutty, spice, toffee, almonds, cake mix.
Taste comprises fruit cake, light oxidisation has kicked in but no real detriment, toffee, wood must, dates, trace of liqourice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough old. madmitch76 (24355) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
1st July 2015jackl (8011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Tropical Croydonia Bottle Share. Thanks to Paul for this old treasure. Almost clear amber beer, a few pale cream colour bubbles. Palate is light and the carbonation pretty low. Caramel and paper oxidised malts. Very mild bitterness on the back end. Trace of ripe - bruised fruit. Light finish. Turning no cartwheels here but it’s always fun to try these old beers and this one is still drinkable.
Bottle @ Croydonia. Cloudy deep red with a tiny head. Nose shows some of the beer’s age. Restrained cider vinegar, chocolate and toffee apple. Shag tobacco. Red apples. Taste is similar. Tobacco and hints of cider. Red apples. Coffee crusted red apple. Caramel creams. Medium body.
Scopey (14497) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2015 Bottle via trade. Unknown age...It pours ruby-brown with a small bubbly beige head. The nose is soft, woody, lightly oxidized, leather, dark fruits, raisin, sultana, fruit cake, mild vanilla, cocoa, umami and stollen. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, wood, jammy fruit, plum, berry skin, must, leather, toasty, mild charred stuff and light spice with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, decent depth and fun to try. Leighton (21074) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared at Scopey’s - many thanks to Paul. Pours clear russet with a frothy, light tan head. A bit of oxidation suggested by the nose, notes of toffee, bread, cola. Medium sweet flavor with lots of old toffee, bruised banana, dates and figs. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more toffee, caramel, figs, brown bread. Pretty drinkable stuff. Nice aged character. rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Clear, very dark ruby with a light, bubbly head, small swirls of lace. Taste is toasted caramel malt that grows neatly through the palate while staying true to the openers, finally adding light toasted bittering at the finish. Not a big brew, but very satisfying. Highly recommended. jaghana (6009) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle 33cl from Jan many thanks. An amber brown beer with good creamy head. Nose is on yeast, spice and port like notes. Aroma is on grapes and lot of tannins, vinous, oxidized like (best before 2006) with over ripped prunes notes, red fruit touch, light caramel, good beer but not that complex. Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. 5/19/13. Pours dark brown-red with a fluffy, nearly white head. Aroma is molasses, licorice, touch of peat, sweet, dark fruits, leather. Taste is leather, creamy, raisins, licorice, roast malt, toast. Some nice lacing. Mouth feel is light-medium bodied. Low-medium carbonation. Interesting, nice.