jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - JUN 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Coloração âmbar-médio-escuro, com um creme bege razoável, que se foi rapidamente. Amarga. Álcool acentuado, mas que cai bem no conjunto. Notas cítricas, possivelmente de laranja. Lúpulo. O aroma é muito bom, mas não se desprende facilmente. Álcool no sabor.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffee malts and apple on the nose. Lots of caramel with a touch of alcohol and a hint of dried, dark fruit. Never gets too sweet despite that and the hops, although a bit in the background, provide a nice counterweight.
thellgren (496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Dark amber colour, almost no head. Taste has some bitterness, butterscotch, drid fruits. All in all a complicated balance between sweet and sour.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a small white foamy head, that quickly dissapates, over a clear dark amber/ copper body. Aroma/taste of muscat/port, toast, golden syrup/brown sugar. Full bodied.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark amber with white, thick head. Malt taste, hay. and some alcohol. Maybe some dark fruit. A bit heavy.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colored with brown hues. A very small white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacings.
Plenty of malts in the nose, sweet chocolate and very light hop aromas. Dried fruits, raisins and quite prominent alcohol, almost solvent-like.
The taste is predominantly sweet. Bold juicy malt character with plenty of caramel notes. Some fruits and raisins. Brown sugar and sweet chocolate. Nutty flavors (almonds), hints of oak. Gentle floral hops and faint spices. The finish is surprisingly short, minimally bitter and is dominated by warming alcohol.
Full bodied, very smooth. Low levels of carbonation. The mouthfeel is actually the highlight of the beer.
A good beer, but nothing spectacular. It’s slightly too focused on sweet flavors. The alcohol isn’t really that overly prominent, but still it doesn’t feel totally integrated with the other flavors. I liked it, but I think there are better strong ales out there.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma doce e alcoólico de lúpulo. No sabor, doce e lupulado, o álcool sobressai um pouco mais do que deveria, desestabilizando levemente o conjunto. Final longo e levemente amargo, alcoólico, doce e tostado.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite malty and nutty with hops tastes and bitterness. Very quaffable for such a strong’un.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: rich sweet malt, fruity, caramel, some vanilla notes, toasted wood, faint nutty notes, faint coffee notes, faint cocca notes, nice orangy cirtic hoppiness which balances the malt, light alcoholic bite, rich and satisfying beer.
Zlotta (447) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 l bottle, best before 19/11/2015. Crystal clear, mahogany with a thick, foamy, stable, tan head. Looks absolutely perfect. Lovely and strong, malty aroma of prunes, molasses, and candy sugar with hints of tobacco and coffee. Sweetish taste of molasses and candy sugar with hints of prunes, coffee and sweet, dark cherries. The finish is medium bitter with still much sweetness in the background. Quite long-lasting, rather alcoholic and warming. Very pleasant though. Medium to full body, chewy, creamy mouthfeel, flat carbonation. Very deep and complex beer that is full of different aromas. My favourite beer of Fuller’s so far!