albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Derby Beer Festival. I’d been eagerly looking forward to trying this dark brown beer with its appealing bubbly head. It was smooth on the palate with a rich, warming flavour of chocolate and toasty malts. More sweet than bitter, it had a slight smokiness.
Furseth (1904) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Bishops Arms, Jšrntorget GŲteborg: Clear dark red colour,flat brown head. Aroma of lots of sweet maltynes,caramel,coffee,dark chocolate,with a bit citric finish..Flavor is almost the same,thin to medium body, medium coffee/Caramely fnish.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Coventry BF. First time Iíve seen this beer since joining RB. Had it many years ago and loved it. Itís still excellent but falls a few points short of my marking of the bottled version. I should revisit that beer to see what Iíd score it now, but my comments suggest I did enjoy that more than this. Having said that this is still lovely. Itís almost black with fruits roasted malts and smokiness on the aroma. The taste has all those attributes also together with some fish oil and caramel. A long complex finish. Very tasty and proof that Fullers can produce good stuff if they try hard enough.Score 4.0
Subsequent rating scored 3.8. Average becomes 3.9
DruncanVeasey (6641) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 Top of the bill, Cov í08. Onto the big guns now...salty, creamy cocoa-heavy Baltic-like complexity, brine, powdery chocolate and roast. Aroma red vinous and chocolatey. Lovely balance of creamy/charred notes, and BOVRIL. The character of a Baltic porter/imperial stout several % stronger (Pardubickż Porter?) Big, serious, dangerous beer.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a well blended coffee, chocolate and a hint of liquorice, deep chocolate brown, zero head. Taste is roast coffee, milk chocolate some nuttiness. Light bodied, very well balanced, smooth. Terrific!
Theis (12161) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at ōLbaren. Dark dark brown - light brown head. Licorice, english licorice, bread, roasted, light burned notes, berries. A bit watery thin body and finish.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Ølbaren. Pours a clear deep dark brown colour with a small short lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and slight coffee. Rather thin mouthfeel. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and bitter hops with a dry roasty bitter finish.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (gravity) @ The National Winter Ales Festival 2008, Manchester, UK. [ My UK rating # 600 ] Clear medium brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery but very smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. (160108)
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 Cask at Manchester Winter ale festial 08 ... Deep black ... roast deep smokey malt nose ... lots of chocolate ... lots of rich malts .
Christian (10363) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 Black with rather short-lived, bubbly light brown head. Rich aroma dominated by caramel, licorice, chocolate and coffee. True porter flavour of chocolate and charcoal. Dry with low carbonation, giving the impression of a thin body