Bottling date 15/12/2015, 330ml bottle; Dark Strong Ale (Old Fisherman's Ale aged on oak)
APPEARANCE: strong gusher; brown, cola like color with deep mahogany and dark cheery like hues under the light, beige to brownish head, not stable or lasting; small ring of tiny bubbles on the side of the glass, moderate lacing
AROMA: fairly complex and layered on the nose, loads of toasted sugars, sweet malts and dried fruits; light red wine tartness but doesn't feel infected; caramel, brown sugar, hints of butterscotch, notes of figs, raisins, prunes, stewed apples, dusty barrel/wood, gentle tannins, festive bread with hints of ginger, subtle cellar floor, earth and bread dough, walnut oil/nutty, very soft hint of sweet liquor like alcohol in the background,
TASTE: smooth and soft creamy carbonation, slightly oily and syrupy texture, medium to medium high body; restrained sweetness of toasted sugars, brown sugar, mild caramel, candi sugar, notes of sharp red and dried fruits, hints of butterscotch, festive bread soaked in red wine, old bread crumbs, moderate tannic bitterness from oak barrels cuts through the base, bitter bread crust, hints of dried dark cherries and berries, subtle smoke and minerals in the background, faint impressions of corn meal/corn bread; hints of earth and soft vinous alcohol; with sediment a tad bit more tart but not in unpleasant way (probably not intended)
OVERALL: too bad for gushing; definitely pleasant sipper with nice tannic bite and soft vinous tartness; doesn't feel infected but there is some degree of dirtyness on the edges; it's showing some age but not oxidized
Diep geroosterd, fruitig als port, zuur en houterig als een oude eiken regenton. Zoet, klef en alcoholisch. Brettig zuur randje - expres of niet? Balsamico. Druivenresten. Rode wijn. Boozy roggebrood. Tasty AF. Duister gedrocht. Genietertje.
Dark brown with a short lived tan head. Aroma of fudge, caramel, overripe dark fruits, fruit cake and light alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Taken age pretty well this one.
Vintage bottle at home. Clear mahogany with big fizzy tan head. Red wine, quite earthy, toffee, plums, chocolate, dried berries. Quite dusty and tastes pretty old. Over medium sweet, medium bitter and under medium sour. Over medium bodied. Quite interesting, it's quite far removed from Pannepot and also a bit dusty and sour with weird chemical astringent finish. Nice aroma, but the finish is really not good, something spoiled.