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Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2000

 
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Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
85,000 bottles of Vintage Ale were produced with an organic theme, using Champion Optic Malt and Organic Target Hops. A fresh hop aroma with notes of honey and toffee, leads to a slightly sweeter taste and burnt, bitter aftertaste.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10100) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 13, 2016
Bottle @ Johns. Pours dark golden with a creamy tan head, light lacings. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, oxidation, honey, toffee, wood, little alcohol. Flavor is rather sweet and rather oxidated, malty, caramel, honey, toffee, wood, alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet finish. Way past its prime. 130416

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15184) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2016
Bottle "2000 vintage" #54129. Slightly hazy dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dusty, oxidized, toasted and dark fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, oxidized, medium sweet, little dark fruit, cognac, tofffee, biscuit, cake, chocolate and a little bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17430) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, honey, toffee and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Way past it’s prime. 130416

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
artemb (630) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 12, 2016
Look: dark orange-brown, cloudy. Aroma: toffee, crčme brűlé, sherry. Taste: strong to moderate sweetness. Flavour: toffee, mature cheese, umami, malt, mature alcohol (cognac, rum, sherry). Finish is not so sweet, more dry and alcoholic. Very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunstoneale (61) - MOLDOVA - MAR 7, 2016
Pours hazy amber with a thin head. Rich and complex aroma of caramel, fruit jam, toffee, a bit of alcohol. Taste is rather sweet with all the nuances as the aroma, yet not cloying and at the same time with no hops whatsoever. Finishes slightly dry yet with a pleasant liquor-like aftertaste. Great beer that became even better with aging, though a touch of hops (like in the 2012 version) would make it just perfect.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maersk (137) - MOLDOVA - MAR 6, 2016
No head. Brown color. Very hazy. Light quince aroma. Sweet candy and perfume in the taste. Caramel and creme brűlée. A bit rough and bitter finish with some biscuits in the end. Very good balance

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnicolaescu (1935) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2016 MARCH 2016. Quite close to the fresher 2012 vintage we’ve had at the same tasting, but certainly less malty and a bit old, dusty and oxidized. After all these years, there’s still a bit of hops there in the finish. Not as mind blowing as I remember it the first time, but still excellent. 9-4-8-4-16=4,2

JULY 2015. No. 53697. Hazy amber, tan head. Super intense and complex - dried fruit with oxidation sherry notes that balance the big sweetness, a touch of warming alcohol. Silky smooth mouth-feel. World class. 9-4-9-4-18=4,4

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (299) - BRAZIL - JUL 17, 2015
Garrafa Nº54.215 Cor âmbar com tons rubi, translúcida e algum brilho; espuma marfim de média formação e média persistência com lacing regular. Aroma complexo com notas doces de maçã, mel e toques de pêra; com o aumento da temperatura surgem notas de madeira e torrado e mais tardiamente notas de álcool. Sabor também complexo com início doce de maçã e mel evoluindo para um final amargo elegante fazendo contraponto ao dulçor inicial; com a elevação da temperatura agrega-se ao sabor inicial notas de torrado e madeira; com maior elevação da temperatura surgem notas alcoólicas no final; retrogosto persistente de dulçor de maçã e amargor equilibrado, surgindo notas alcoólicas que aquecem a boca com a elevação da temperatura. Cerveja extremamente equilibrada e imptessionante drinkability para uma cerveja que envelheceu por 15 anos.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1843) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
500ml. No 55851. Drank from a goblet ; just had a vintage 99 ..Woah what a joy to be blessed with a larger ,more rocky beige foam head than i was anticipating . This beer head maybe symbolic of this beer still having some heart and soul . this is pretty awesome for a jaded old bottle . It drinks as rich as a millionaire . there are slices of robust booze covered malt that showcase age , complexity and the hands of time ...cherry , raisin, bread, mellow roast, cake , this is a beautiful vintage beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2482) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
1pt 2.6 fl oz bottle. Bottle no. 55733. Pours a clear deep coppery golden amber colour with a creamy off-white foam head leaving lots of lacing. Nose is nutty, malts and toffee, raisins, sherry. Flavour of malt, caramel, sweet toffee, brown sugar, honey, milk chocolate, light roasted, earthy and nutty. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, sofy carbonation, lingering sweetish warm boozy earthy light bitter finish. Very drinkable, this bottle has aged well!


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