I have had this in the stash for a while but there is plenty of BAer respect so I should be pleased with myself for being so full of self control. The key is, of course, loading the stash with so much that you forget what you have. And layers of heavy boxes. Place them in the way and, well, who really needs to get back there when there's this right here?
Deep orange amber ale with a lacing rim and froth of white. On the nose, rummy. Rummy and yeasty and Christmas cake spicy. In the mouth, a tad winey and even a bit lighter than I might have wished but very nice. I get the whisky but it is a bit more rum at this point. Nutmeggy, too. Not nutmeggasaurous but Meg's nut is there. I notice that the base of the bottle is clear - it was filtered. Why filter something you are going to age? I am not suggesting there is cardboard or anything but there is a sense of something that has been stored. But it is nice enough. Needed a bit more zip to be... zippy - or has it just lived past its reasonably expected zippiness. Four years for a filtered beer is a bit much, no? Not sure.