GregClow (2957) - Toronto, Ontario, - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Drink by date in July, drinking it in September - oops! Nice clear reddish-golden with a strong white head. Aroma is big and quite sweet - lots of toffee and lightly stewed peaches, some sweet orange peel and a bit of lightly toasted sugar. Body is full but not cloying. Flavour starts as sweet as the aroma suggests, with toffee/caramel and peach candy prominent, along with a bit of corn syrup and raisin bread, and even a hint of baked spiced apple. It dries out a bit toward the finish, which is moderately bitter, but I suspect the hops wouldíve been a bit bigger and provided more balance when it was fresher. But even with some age on it, itís a really pleasant beer that nicely straddles the line between strong ale and barley wine.
Sandog_au (31) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly malt with some hints of citrus. Flavour is long lasting malt slightly caramel with a small bitter finish.
Hallstein (243) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of light candied fruit, apple and malted biscuits. Flavor is medium bodied with bready candied malt, light fruityness with a slight warming alcohol finish. Well balanced. Quite a good brew.
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rikstar (1220) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flesje bij slijterij in de mare vandaan. Koper met een snel slinkende ivoren schuimkraag. Geur en smaak met appelstroop, ijzer en redelijk zoet, boozy. Niet echt mooi gebalanceerd, mist wat Body.
thirstyrabbit (1361) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper body, medium head. Why the hell is this named "Golden" anything? Dear Fullerís brewer - if you think gold looks like this then Iím afraid you have been paid in copper pennies all this time. Aroma has sugar and some fruity English hops. Too sweet, Iím already suspicious of the taste. Here it comes, the taste is overly sugary with medium level hoppiness and plenty of syrup. So sweet that it naturally covers all the booze and no wonder it creates an impression of a balanced brew to some. But itís not. Mildly jammy finish. Perhaps five years in the cellar could add something to it if it wasnít pasteurised. But it is. Their Vintage Ales are so much more vibrant when cellared properly. This, howerver, reimains a quite useless sugarbomb.
lello4ever (210) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong ale inglese della Fullerís. Ambrata con schiuma leggera, al naso prettamente caramellata. Consistenza leggermente oleosa, pur tendendo al dolce ha una spiccata amarezza in retrogusto. Piuttosto forte e alcolica con 8.5%. Non mi ha molto convinto nel complesso.
klm1 (381) - - APR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber reddish color, with little head. Aroma of caramel,oak, malts, friuts fruits. Taste is the same with no hidden alcohol note. Medium body, average carbonation. Interesting beer but no superlative.
suurjuust (1617) - ESTONIA - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber orange, small off-white head. Nose is malty, fruity and spice notes, touch of alcohol. Flavor is dense malt and caramel, almost chewy, some fruity notes. Finish has a nice Goldings bitterness and an alcohol bite. Lingering caramel and malt, boozy warmth. Lots of alcohol, but it balances out.
panzerwolf (165) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber. Taste has grass, hops, a little bit of caramel. Just a slightly sweet taste, not much alcohol despite the content. A little bit bitter towards the end, in a very welcome way!
agent_persik (509) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean dark amber color, small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruits, nuts, honey, spicy hops. Sweet and mildly bitter taste with hoppy finish and sweet malty aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Quite good English strong ale.
rarbring (1777) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overall: Thin body, slightly sour, slightly stale aroma. Probably peaked.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-03-09.