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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Bottle conditioned.
This strong full-bodied malty ale has been aged in 30-year-old Single Malt casks for a period of 500 days, infusing the ale with flavours and characteristics of the whisky that has absorbed into the wood. Flavours include a balance of hoppy bitterness and tangy marmalade, rounded off with subtle smoky vanilla notes and a hint of whisky.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
bottle shared by plovmand, thanks a bunch. aroma is slightly sour, dark fruits. flavort is well balanced, balanced hoppy bitterhopps, fruity, ornage peel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2009
Amber with a small white head. Marmalade aroma with a little wood and whisky. Dry and malty with some whisky notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle at chris oís teabag for 2009 tasting. Alround rating: Dry, full bodied, lacking somewaht. I cannot believe thats what i rated this, as iv had it twice since and would compair it to ESB.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris Oís pre NYE tasting. Amber with a thin off white head. Looks like most Fullers Vintage ales. Cheap single malt aroma with a little soap. Really not working for me. Mellow whisky flavour that seems in no way integrated with what seems like a fairly standard variant of the vintage ale underneath. Boring finish with some wooden accents. Feels like a poor attempt to me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2009
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 230109. Amber with small head. Aroma of wood, vanilla and malt. Flavor is caramel with balanced whisky tone.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18946) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2009
Bottled. Clear amber, rich head. Oaky vanilla aroma. Sweet with strong whisky flavour. Solid caramelly body with that does not marry well with th whisky, making the beer somewhat one-dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle #12107. High fluffy off-white and lasting head. Lovely clear reddish amber body. A bit sour lemon vinegar aroma plus of course whisky. Whisky more present in the flavor which is smooth butter caramel. Low carbonation and a short sweet aftertaste. Fair amount of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle at Chris o New Year tasting 08/09. Orange citrus aroma I thought it was pretty good. Typical good Fullers aroma, yes some whisky. Bit hot on finish, itís pretty good. Finish isnít as good. But as I didnít expect to like it that much as I am not a fan of most whisky aged beer, I thought it was likeable and if i see it again at a sensible price, Iíd buy it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
Beautiful amber color; generous head. Mild caramel aroma, warming but nothing special. Good body strength, caramel flavor, residual sweetness, correct bitterness, maybe a touch of wood. Quite well brewed, but ordinary.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2009
500 ml bottle (#03665). Clear amber with an offwhite head. Mild aroma of caramel, dark bread, oak, prunes. Light bitterness with some sweetness. Light to medium bodied.


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