cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fairly standard ale. I wish it was as complex as the commmercial description said, I'd have enjoyed the cake/spice aspects.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark clear amber coloured. Low carbonation. Medium head. Distinct chocolate aroma. Lots of coffee, toffee and hints of alcohol in the flavour. Medium bitterness in the end with a touch of coffee and alcahol. Very nice beer.
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My trip through the nicer Fullers products continues. Lovely bronze color with a tan and lasting head. Good lacings, very lacy. Not very big in the nose but very big and malty in the mouth. The hops are there bittering but not really aromatic. Not as biscuit-ish and bread like as the Ale and the Vintage but big malty flavors, nonethe less. The finish is well balanced between the malt and the bitter.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled, delightfully fruity nose, hints of strawberries, no head, dark/tawny colour, hints of malt and fruitcake in the taste, thouroughly pleasant aftertaste.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant dark copper color with a lasting two finger beige head. Nice lace. Dry caramal and malt nose that tend to get fruitier as it warms. Smooth feel with deep malt flavors. Toasty, with a light citric hops finish. A very satisfying ale.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amberish-copper color, nice lacy off-white head, sweet & malty balanced aroma, full-bodied & nicely balanced, had some very heavy & complex flavors, a bit of a hoppy aftertaste but very smooth & drinkable
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark copper body topped with a creamy tan head that doesnt go away this beer is pretty dang good! the aroma has a hint of hops and lots of malty goodness. the sweet end of the malt is caramelly both in the nose and in the mouth. the hops shine through quite surprisingly well in both taste and bittering roles. some fruity sweetness to finish off the tasting experience leaves me wanting more of this medium-full bodied delight.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite delicious. Aroma of light hops, caramel malt and biscuit. Poured a clear copper amber color with a thick beige, lasting head. Nice lacing. Caramel malt flavor with biscuit and a light bitter hop aftertaste. Very well balanced and smooth. Mouth coating caramel mouthfeel.
Ungstrup (28233) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has a fantastic amber color and a good head, though it disappears fast. The aroma is slightly fruity. And the flavor is fantastic with hints of oranges and a slight sweetness ending of with a fantastic bitterness from a great sort of hop. Nothing less than a fantastic beer.