ReV2 (159) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, - DEC 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I first tasted this beer in 1995, or was it 1845? Canít remember but it was long ago. I didnít care much for the aftertaste at the time, coarse hops and very bitter.
Jump on several years and the local supermarket has an offer on too good to miss. Bottle conditioned, 6.3%, Fullerís - ticks all he right boxes so I thought Iíd give it another try.
Well, what a beer, glorious! Real ale in a bottle. Massive fruit & malt, perfectly balanced, some citrus, yeast & burnt toffee. Thereís something about the aftertaste Iím not liking still but this dissipates slightly the older it gets. Nevertheless, this is an amazing brew by todayís standards and one I canít imagine being without for so long ever again.
Serapac (179) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown-red, medium off-white head. Minimum carbonation and lacing. Aroma malt, hints of honey. Medium body. Taste bitter-sweet, butterscotch, apricots.
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DraganC (15) - SLOVENIA - FEB 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nicely, very nice deep reddish colour. Not too foamy and very nice sweet fruitish taste.
tbonde (47) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home. Christmas present from my niece brought back from the UK...thanks Kristine:-). Brown ales and strong ales are basically not my favourite kinds of beer, but I must admit that this one gave me pleasure as a winter warmer. Lots of nicely balanced roasted malt, plum, raisin sweetness with spices. Very satisfying and filling. To be enjoyed slowly and not too cold. I have always rated Fullers highly as a brewery and this brew only adds to their reputation as far as I am concerned.
MrBlueSky93 (259) - 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 (4937) - 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 (810) - 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 (294) - 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 (1054) - 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
leosanches (13) - - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveja forte, não tão fácil de beber. Toque de café no aroma e no sabor. Espuma amarelada e extremamente encorpada
PapaSkeetSkeet (957) - 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.