WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had on draft at the factory. It is a full bodied dark sweet malt with Fullersí signature chestnut color and plenty of hops. It is not quite as bitter or as malty or as mouthfilling as their seasonal 1845, but it is a superb brew from a full scale commercial brewery. made from the first sparging, unlike their Chiswick bitter, which is made from the second, and the difference is clear in every sip.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty nose, good head. A nice mouthfeel. Good bite to it in the finish. A nice beer.
Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2003 Creamy, friendly light aroma. Color of light amber. It wasn't to dry, I would rather say it was soft. Great pub drink.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The hops really stand out in this one. A pleasant beverage that get better with the more that you drink.
achtungpv (210) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Suprisingly not that bitter. Very smooth and drinkable however.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dry and somewhat hoppy. A little astringent tasing in the flavor/palate. Not bad.
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Starts with a bitter hop kick, then develops a slight tartness, finally ending with a mildly sweet, malty flavor. Nice lacing on top that leaves traces on the sides of the glass, resting on a burnt copper colored brew with an inviting aroma that reminds me of the better IPAs (The smell reminds me of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA the most.) Iíll certainly be drinking more of this, but probably not until the weather gets warmer. Itís more of an early spring or autumn beer.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great flavor. Not real bitter, but with fairly complex flavors. Will have again.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It was neato, it wasnt like a hop bite bitterness though where it kind of washes over your mouth like say sierra nevada. The bitterness was just "there" in that very bhuddist kind of sense...pretty good and enjoyable. Malty nose with some florals going on.
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent color and clarity. Not too bitter but what bitterness there is from the hops lingers for a little while after drinking. A definate enjoyment to drink. I have not had many bitters but this stands at the head of them all. Oh, and a decent head also when poured from their different bottle.