AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall creamy off white head, clear amber body, aroma is distinctly sweet and fruity apple juice, caramel, mild roast, maybe a hint of tobacco, flavor is bold, initial flavor is all malt, caramel, mild rye spice, husk, mild roast, leads into dark fruit, raisins, figs, huge malt flavors are balanced very well against some piney noble hop bitters, mild diacetyl, tasty stuff! Extremely well balanced
MadRobin (2182) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 500ml bottle.
Clear, orange-red-brown with a small khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of spices, fruitcake, plums, raisins, caramel and marmalade.
Taste of, spices, toffee, plums, raisins, dark fruit, licorice, mild chocolate and nonspecific bitterness. Indeed, the bitterness gives a nice balance to the rich malty and fruity flavors.
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization.
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Derbeth (403) - Krakůw, POLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colour, frothy head with decent lacing. Intensive aroma of toffee, spicy finish. Medium bitterness. Good, but nothing spectacular.
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 (48) - 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 (4943) - 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 (812) - 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 (295) - 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