imdownthepub (9651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Cask). There is a pleasant caramel / malt aroma initially to this deep brown beer. On drinking the hops are to the fore, loads of them. There is a dry palate to the beer almost astringent, but this adds to the complexity and enjoyment. A great end of evening pint.
HildigŲltur (5104) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this as cask ale. Very bitter and fresh.
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good beer, but I was underwhelmed, especially considering the quality of other Fullers beers. Initial aroma was weak to me, but later a very subtle fruitiness could be found. Sharpish taste with alcoholic tinge, and an unpleasant bitterness, although not enough to overwhelm the overall pleasantness. (Had from cask at a Fullers pub: Head of the River, Oxford)
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2004 Cask Conditioned. The Bell, High Wycombe. General Havelock, Loudwater. Queens Head, Wallingford. Not too bitter and with a good flavour. Tastes strong but not unpleasantly so. This review taken from notes written a couple of years ago, I have had it many times since and will write a better review when I can.
Sigmund (4820) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 One of the best bitters around. Rerate: Cask conditioned at the Blackbird, Earls Court, London. Copper coloured, no head, minimal carbonation. Moderate aroma, initial mellow flavour, then a dominant but pleasant hoppiness.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Re-rate: Cask: i have been having this a lot of late, quite like it, but not as much as i used to. Has that typical smooth Fullers Mouthfeel, some citric rindy hops, and lightly grainy toffeed malts. A nice pint, but it does show a little bit of obvious alcohol in the finish.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 19, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally had this from the cask, and boy does that make a difference. Guess the bottle I had before was bad, because this is a very good ale. Similar to their London Pride, just slightly more intense and amped up. Very good.