Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastey stuff. Hops are mellow yet don't lose their bite at all. After a sixer of this I tried to switch to Busch...then promptly decided i may as well just go to bed.
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was light, very hoppy. Taste was not as bitter as I prefer, almost like a lightweight pale ale.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A damn fine bitter, beautiful copper color but absoutely no head whatsoever, the beer had a very slim floral aroma, the taste was smooth & very crisp, the flavors were dry, bitter & spicy, as was the finish, a very nice bitter
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best bitter I've had to date, and pretty impressive overall. This is my second offering from Fuller's and I've been pretty impressed both times.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2003
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2003 What is with that smell? The flavor was reasonably bitter and malty but the aroma just reminded me of vomit! I had to make an effort not to breath when the glass was close to my face. The rank fumes made it a pretty unpleasant drinking experience. Seeing as everyone else on this site thinks this beer is great I have to wonder if something was wrong with my bottle. Perhaps I'll rerate after trying it on tap when I get a chance.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice cloudy ambery orange pour. perfectly balanced malt and hop. it"s quiet and subtle but very good.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2004 This was a fresh on tap sample. I love hop monsters but this one is far from that. Both malt and hops come through strong and in perfect balance.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balanced like a Beetles harmony - exuberance, energy, and musical strength. I appreciate all of these qualities, but am not a huge Beetles fan, personally.
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good bitter, oaky beer. Didnít record notes about this beer, but I do remember it to be rather good!
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oh baby, look at that colour.. Nice smooth taste. Ahhh Fullers, I""ll move back to London just so I can sit outside their Brewery and smell those beers... Must find more Fullers.. wheres the london Pride, the 1845...oh baby.
This is a nice beer, pretty damn smooth. Slightly bitter, with a bit of a ""chive and onion Pringles"" back taste.
Watch out for the slight fish taste when belching.