MrBlueSky93 (275) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Waitrose.
Pours a deep mahogany in colour with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, biscuit. Taste of initial roasted malts, some biscuit too, then dark fruits, licorice, touch of spice, lovely finish too. Great body, steady bitterness through the beer, finish of light bitter fruity taste. Very good!
wimpyjoe (5100) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Copper-red with a small head. Thereís chocolate in its nose, with a nice chocolate-malt flavour in its taste.
Deu (864) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, deep mahogany with a light tan head. The smell is dark roasted malt, licorice, dark fruit. The taste is rich dark malt, licorice, some spice, dark fruit, molasses ending dry and rich. Medium bodied with a fine carbonation. Overall, a nice rich beer with a lot of flavor.
Cristobal37 (301) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was a bit disappointed with this one. I love nearly all of the Fullerís beers and this one is so highly rated, but it just wasnít for me. Far too sweet. Indeed it tastes like a fruit cake, but I didnít enjoy that. The alcohol is hidden, but I definitely wonít be coming back to this one any time soon.
CraftBeerNick (1101) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 15th February 15. Pours deep brown. Aroma is spiced fruit cake, some black treacle. Taste is fairly rich , some spice, caramel, black treacle. Pretty drinkable stuff
PapaSkeetSkeet (983) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, found accidentally underneath the bottom shelf (on the floor) at a local crap-beer store, covered in dust, no idea how old it is, but best before September 2012! Lightly clouded light brown with a medium-coarse tan head that fades a moderate rate. Aroma is white raisin, prune, sweet pear, desert bread, toffee. Body is medium-medium-light, oily-watery, slight grit. Flavor is light toffee and raisin bread, some apple juice, bitter grasses in the finish, slightly astringent unfortunately.
cervezadrinker (36) - MEXICO - FEB 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500 mL. Malty aroma, brown color with almost no head. Fullers just doesnt dissapoint, very nice beer and im not into strong ales. true to the style, clean malty caramel taste with a strong bitterness, very mild fruity taste, silky sensation. just a fine malty beer. loved it.
mithe (987) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Toasted malt, hops, light spicy.
Appearance: Light brown with floating yeasts. Medium beige head.
Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, caramel, light fruits.
Palate: Medium body. Long bitter finish.
Overall: Good English ale.
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - JAN 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 500 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours amber with creamy off-white head. light fruit in aroma. Sweet, malty caramel, light fruit. Looking other reviews not sure if something was wrong with it.
big_dave404 (2) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 Dark, amber in colour with a thick, creamy tan head. Roasted aromas intertwined with hints of fruitcake. Full bodied with a rich, dried fruit taste up front, followed by a toasted, bitter finish. A well rounded beer, but too much of a roasted flavour for my personal taste. However, the roasted flavours give way slightly to sweetness as you drink it.