thebeertourist (5099) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle no 17330, Limited No 1 Edition of this oak-aged ale. Clear copper with an initially big, lively yellowish head. Complex vanilla, palm sugar, whisky and orange nose. Vanilla blending with orangey whisky flavours. Add to that solid, harmonious hoppiness. A sophisticated innovation from Fullers- more of this, please!
ekstedt (5990) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
<i>Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget</i>. Deep mahogny with medium beige head. Fruity malt aroma, with funky and woody notes, earthy hops, apples, and some faint vanilla & coconut. Medium bodied with a bit moussy mouthfeel. Very dry with a lingering moderate to firm bitterness. Interesting with subtle barrel notes.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber witha a foamy tan head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of caramel, spices and cask wood. Sweet flavor of dried dark fruit, toffe and whisky. Thick full mouthfeel, strongly carbonated.
thewolf (11493) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
... as Fullers Brewer’s Reserve...
Pours clear amber with a great, small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, red berries, wood, light peity smokiness and some apple notes. Fine mouthfeel with just a tad too high carbonation. Flavour is sweet at first, then smoke and wood mix well with English toffee. Super long aftertaste with dry woody notes. The red berries still show up. Lovely - and with a year on it, the carbonation may have settled.
PMgep (136) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
[500 ml bottle] Nice golden color. The flavor is mild and well balanced with malt, and a smooth and frouth sweet aftertaste, but with a hint of bitterness.
BelgiskOlklub (973) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Warf, Aalborg. Small rocky off-white head with fair lacing. Clear yellow/orange body. Aroma of caramel, grain, straw and cereal, flowers, perfume, cask wood and smoke, fruit and whisky. Nice. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and bitter finish. Moderate sweet and light bitter.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@EBF 2008. Golden brown, low beige head. Sour-acidic fruits, some malts, oak and spices in the aroma. Soft, acidulous malt flavor. Notes of citrus and wood. Low bitterness. Mid-bodied. Fruity finish. Nice brew.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, EBF, Copenhagen.
Mild vanilla aroma from the cask, not any strong whisky caracter. Very mild and smooth. A lot of fuss about this, but more because it is hard to find than because it’s a great beer.
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, 7.0% at EBF08. Vinous aroma, citric funky flavour. Someone infected this with brett.
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ EBF 2008. Orange brown color. Oak, orange peels and ginger in the aroma. Malty flavor with orange peels, marmalade, oak and ginger. Alcohol is hidden by the malty sweetness. Amazing complexity. Liked it very much.