fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-amber color. Light malt aroma, they should work on it...
Great taste, powerful, unexpected; big caramel and malt character, and strong hopping. Strong and long final as well.
yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, copper-red beer with a beige head. Malt, beef-stock, alcohol, dried fruits and some fruityness and hops on the nose. Beef-stock, malt, alcohol and dried fruits in the flavor. Full, sweet body and a long, quite bitter finish. Surprisingly full, sweet and strong (alcohol) for a 6.3% beer. Could maybe be cellared a bit longer. (070404)
harrisoni (14682) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Bottle.Reddish brown, thick cream head. Good rich malt nose, almost oloroso sherry like, rich flavour with baked raisins and dark fruits with a spiciness that grows towards the finish. Does not drink its strength. Good beer. 848416 4.0./5.0 Re-rate at mass 1845 tasting. Good fruits, fruit peel, some bramley fruit some malt but not as much as before, some woodyness I never got before and a peppery hop finish.
saxo (14436) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice head with ok duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, hops, honey and caramel.
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. dark brown wit little white head. malts spicy - roasted caramel and hops. creamy soft mouthfeel. lasting fine bitter finish, little harsh/rough. body is solid! great one from fullers!
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (presant from Mikkel) in train (x2000) going to Stockholm for the Beer & Whiskey Festival, shopping and visiting good beerbars (Akkurat). Clear red/brown - offwhite head. High malty, raisins, barley, berries, red berries, cookies, high sweetness, Caramel, sweet malty. Far too sweet. Dry hoppy finish.
MiP (14007) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 6.3%. Dark brown colour, stable light brown head. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavour is quite malty and slightly peppery in a good balance. The bitterness gets a bit rough, but on the whole a very nice beer.
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2005 Bottled
Dark copper brown. Good foamy brown head. Lots of lace. Fresh aroma of anise, salt, hops and strawberries. Taste has licorice, malts and hops. Well-balanced and good medium-bodied palate with smooth mouthfeel. Dry hoppy aftertaste. (7/4//4/15 3.7)
Bottled (BB 10/2006)
Copper brown, medium tanned head, lace. Dry oaky, hoppy aroma. Liquerish, spicey, licorice flavor with fruity hops. One of the finest examples of English Strong Ale. (7/4/8/4/16 3.9)
Leighton (13344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pour from Pound and Pence. Reminded me of a light barleywine. A sweet, malty aroma gives way to a nicely balanced malt character with strong, darkly fruity notes and a touch of hop bitterness on the tail. Medium in body and nicely carbonated. Not a sessioner - unless youíre pretty hardcore. Tasty and a dynamic beer.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 Attractive reddish-amber colour with a light tan head. It has a toasty aroma with a hint of caramel, yeasty earthiness and light goldings. The flavour is fairly robust, leaning towards dry malt notes like toast, as well as earthy notes which I find contributed by both the hops and yeast. Itís an earthy, woody brew with some gentle but insistent bitterness. The Fullerís yeast comes to the fore here, more so than in any of their other beers. Good, robust ale...perhaps not as good as when I first had it (as beer 999 back in 1998) but still solid.