11.2 oz bottle. Into the Westmalle chalice it goes.
This is at least two years old, but to be honest it’s impossible to tell the real age; could be even older. Quite a lot of sediment from the dregs of the bottle and a large amount of yeasty, marmite debris around the top of the bottle and underneath the cap.
Body is dark, dark brown approaching opaque. Creamy mocha head with a nice spotty film on the surface of the beer.
Nose gives a slightly acidic, lactose like whiff.
Mouthfeel is a little thin, I would prefer something a little more substantial.
Tastes give some light smoke/roast with a lactose type acidity. The roast is quite gentle and the beer gives a sherry note in the finish. Lingering, musty bitterness in the finish which also gives that sightly oxidized, musty taste. Considering the ABV the alcohol is fairly well hidden.
I’m doubtful as to the benefit of aging this. I’d really like to experience this fresh and near the source, I have a feeling I would like it better than this.