larsniclas (5635) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2003.Amber.
Warm alcohol-aroma with sweet hoppiness.
Sweet and vinous, almost like a barley wine.
Flavour from raisins and cognac.
rickgordon (3844) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2004 Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival.
A nice Barley Wine. Pale amber. Rich sweetish malty aroma and flavour. Notes of dried fruits, orange and perhaps rasin with a warming alcohol feel. Finishes with quite som bitterness, pleasant indeed.
SilkTork (5230) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2003 A straight ahead, full on, heads down, high alcohol beer - a cousin of Carlsberg Special Brew. Interestingly, I have just learned that this is the pasteurised version of Fuller"s Vintage Ale!
And again. It has a nice colour, but is the drink of tramps and winos.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very very nice, a barley wine i think isn't it? when it warms, the complexities of the flavor balance against the alcohol hit. nice look too, easier to find in the skinny bottles. worth a try, worth to be a regular
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Rusty, ginger colour, with a fine, fine head rising from the centre. Smells pleasant enough, with hop and malt aromas, tastes ok to start, slightly sweet and astringent but then....just as your starting to swallow, ethanol tares your mouth and palate to shreds leaving an unpleasant taste at the finish. Tastes like cheap European Strong ale. I'm agreeing with SilkTork on this one.
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine appearance, amber and a big lacing head. Lots of sweetness in the aroma, and in the start of the flavor. The flavor finish with a bitterness. Overall a beer that really has aroma and flavor to the full.
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amber beer with a fine light orange head. The aroma is very nice malty sweet with notes of fruit, wood, and spices. The flavor is sweet and strong coming from a great maltblend and with lots of spice notes. It has a great palate and is a great beer - but beware You'll get drunk drinking it in the afternoon.
imdownthepub (10468) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml Bottled, A tawny amber beer with a bubbly white head. A rich barley wine, malt and tangy hops with loads of alcohol punch.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 A big, high alcohol sort of cross between 1845 and London Pride ... with a knockout punch. I prefer the 1845, which is darker, in some ways maltier, and hey, less alcohol is good when youíre talking about anything over 8 %! // Rerated 3 November 2005. Not much change in my reaction. Definitely a close cousin to the vintage ale, not as closely related to the 1845. I find the flavor not nearly as integrated or balanced as the vintage ale ... the individual flavors ... malt, hops, and alcohol ... are separate rather than woven together.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy orange color, fluffy head. malt and fruits in the aroma.
big malty base with a niuce complexity. strong and warming stuff.
Hsad this at Fullers brewery and the guide said that many fullers employees liked to blend the golden pride with the Chiswick bitter. this was a very nice combination indeed.