Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2004 beautiful ruby red body with a small white head.sutble aromas of carmel,malts,and brandy.very well balanced flavors overall as well.including carmel,malts,and some hops twards the end.very good sippiní beer.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lingering green hoppiness happily married to the earth they own...Apricots and tiny berries grow sparsely on their sweet land in order to diversify the subtle perfumes roaming about...Full yet quenching, subtle and complex, a union of great passion, peace and compromise...Thanks Stephen!!...
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very rich and smooth beer. I really enjoyed this. All of the flavors are enjoyable and unoffensive. A very well round, drinkable beer. Fullers has yet to let me down.
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red/brown with hardly any head.
Full, rich, heavy fruity body balanced by some hops at the finish. A bit too gassy and heavy for me. I will lay some bottles down to see if they improve with age.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous dark amber with a tall light beige frothy head. Light malty aroma. The hops do come though in the finish. Not a bad brew.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another cracker from Fullers, pours a lovely brick red with a long lasting off white head. Aroma is malty with a toasty cocoa taste.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy aroma with hints of cinnamon and apples and caramel. Deep clear red color with a dense firm tan head. Intense flavors of toasted bread, burnt fruit, caramel with a tart finish and lingering bitterness. Very unique and bold.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beerbistro Winterfest and Vintage Tasting. Amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Dark fruit, toffee, piny, and lychee aroma. Dark fruit, molasses, pine, grapefruit, and raisin flavours. Medium to full bodied and smooth.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is caramel, yeast, hops, oak. Body is a light ruby. Taste is good, sweet fruit, tea, alcohol, pretty complex with changing tastes to it. Palate is pretty smooth, and a nice finish to a day.
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A finely balanced ale. Pour at first indicates a weak brew, reddish and light, with some cobwebby, even olive oil notes. Chocolate, vanilla, fruit and malt notes come out later. First stings with the retribution of alcohol and high carbonation, but leaves a full mouthfeel with a somewhat oily residue. Sticky sweet but balanced with plenty of hops. A bit metallic and slightly too sweet. Still, a marvelously tasty beer.