vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Backlog) Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Some dark fruit, light woody and cognac aromas. Flavors of griot, cognac, woody and some just alcohol notes. Finishes with a bit of warmth.
CanCrusher (606) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle 0,50L. Clear amber colour with soft visible carbonation and creamy, light brown head. Aroma of sherry and orange, cask wood and cognac. Bitter moderate start taste turns into heavy bitter aftertaste with strong chocolate note and slightly notable alcohol. Say what you want, but this is perfection for me. And everything they wrote on the back label is true!
Thanos21 (2) - - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer,full of flavours,great aroma and appearance also.I’ve loved it,I’d like to taste it again but it is limited :(
Balazs (786) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Poured clear, with an amber color and a medium off-white head. Aroma of cognac, honey, cola nut, cherry, bubblegum, cask. Medium bodied and carbonated. Sweet taste with caramel and molasses with matching bitterness. Good.
laiti (5574) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Bottle 27679, BBE 2013
Aroma is sweetish with cognag tones, some ripe apples and toffee. Also a slight feeling of aged Belgian ale. Flavour has cognag, woody notes, some toffee and . A slight cardboardy and watery feeling in the background. Somewhat stinging and creamy palate with a bit too much CO2. Perhaps not worth aging more than this.
jonas (5605) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, vielen vielen dank Günther! Caramel and wood aroma. Clear red amber with a offwhite layer. Wood and cognac notes on toffee, dark roasted caramel, chocolate, some berries. Mellow moedium body. More balanced and subtle than other cask offerings.
hallinghansen (1907) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle # 10588. Cloudy deep amber body with a finger sized offwhite head. Aroma is toffee, oak, raisins, plums, light cognac notes. Flavour is sweet, light bitter, thickling alcohol, dark fruit, oak, toffee. Medium carbonation. Quite nice.
Countbeer (4327) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: #08148: Served in a taster: Orange pour.
Small white lacing on top of a amber warm red ish orange colored beer.
Aromas of apples, cognac, wood, malts, grapes, raisin,
Flavours of apples, creamy, honey, bitter, malty, light spicy, some grains, light wood tone, light soap, cognac, pear, light molasses and brown sugars (while not sweet), some grass, some malts and light creamy spiced tone.
Aftertaste is a mix of honey, cognac, wood, some yeast, bitters, light spicy tone and grass.
Low carbo, soft creamy light silky mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture.
BlackHaddock (3515) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this: and I don’t normally like beers that have been ’messed around with’.
Boxed 500ml bottle (# 23226) best before the end of 2013, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 30 Aug 2013 at home.
Looked great, full on amber body with a good off-white crown of lasting bubbles on top.
Fruity malt nose with a slight spicy and cognac/brandy/sherry hint.
My sweet tooth really enjoyed the maltiness and rich sherry feel the flavours had. Oaky, nutty and even fruitier towards the end of each sip, not a lot of bitterness to be found at all.
Most likely the best Fullers beer I’ve ever had: their Vintage Ales are excellent as well though.
tlind2 (1118) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #28340. Deep copper color, rich off-white head. Appealing aroma with marmalade and stewed berries. Rich flavor with notes of apples, oak, alcohol, iron and juicy malts. The center is reminiscent of sherry, but the taste mellows out. However, the finish has a bit of alcohol in it despite the age. Full body, medium carbonation. Pretty good, but as I prefer whiskey over cognac, I seem to recall the No 1 being more to my taste.