Fin (8129) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle Sainsburyís Kidlington 14-04-06. Dark amber, roasted nuts in what is a very poweful aroma. Very good malty (slightly sweet) beer.
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A powerful and very malty beer with a warming alcohol taste( i havent worked out wether i like that yet). Deep ruby colour. If you going to drink this sort of barly wine-esk beer, might as well go for vintage, its only the bottle conditioned version of this.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Reddish brown colour with a little but nice head. Aroma of Sweet maltness, with hints of alcohol and caramel. Very sweet flavour then malty and some hoppy and alcoholic at the end.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was wholly unimpressed with this one. Huge sugars on the tongue and not much else anywhere else. Reminded me of most "doppio malto" available here. Sugary, not even malt sugar, overwhelms everything here. This was on tap. I suppose I should try again given the favorable ratings here.
scotty (1077) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is so well balanced, the sweetness of the malt, the gentle citrus acids of the hops, and the warming alcohol, all work together to produce this top quality brew. A very complex mouthful, with a long lasting finish...and it looks great too!
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, toasty, nutty nose. Deep amber colour with a creamy head. Stunning flavour with - as the description says - oranges, and sweet malt. Finish initially smooth and gradually sharpens into a pleasing, slightly tangy lingering, bitter finish. A winner, and my new favourite from fullers.
oh6gdx (21914) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber colour, big foamy white head. Toffee, malts and hops in aroma. Plummy, sweet toffeeish flavour with hints of sweet berries. Quite barley wineish beer. Strong bitterish hoppy aftertaste. Wellbalanced and pleasant!
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Slightly hazy reddish amber color with a medium, thick and foamy head. Barley-wineous, quite sweet-toffeeish aroma with rye-puddingy maltiness. Medium to full-bodied, slightly fizzy-carbonated, sticky-sugary palate. A quite nice strong ale - although quite sweet and sticky. Not bad at all.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Clear, deep amber with a tall, dense head. Fresh, hoppy aroma. Full-bodied yet not as heavy as could be expected from a beer of this strength. Lovely hoppy flavours and a touch of caramel. The alcohol is very prominent, but things are balanced by a solid, bitter finish. A nice, well crafted beer - although the alcohol makes it a bit hard to finish. 310701
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Roasted malts and alcoholic nose with a touch of caramel too. Amazing colour to the body, deep dark (almost black) translucent ruby amber. The usual crap head for and English beer. Flavour is all roasted malts, toffee and brown sugar, similar to the Vintage ale but not as strong and much more pleasing. The alcohol is clearly there but not at all offensive, more in a "this is going to get me drunk and you are going to like it" way. Finish is sweet again with some chocolate and butter. I know a lot of people are going to find this one too sweet but to me its all just hinted at and really rather good. Palate is syrupy but not in a bad way (thick mouthfeel) and I must mention the lovely alcoholic kick in the finish too. Rather lovely, this is giving me some faith in beers from my own country.