Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nild malt aroma with just a hint of hops. Light caramel and malt taste. Somewhat watery yet highly drinkable but my pint was gone in less than 10 mins.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish copper, white head fades quickly. Spicey english hops in the nose, the taste is a little thin but bigger than its ABV should be. Notes of caramel and plums. Goes down very smooth. I donít think its really OUTSTANDING! but its good.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangey brown with head that is thick and stable. Aroma of malt and molasses. Classic British malt aroma. Fills the mouth much like a chocolate milkshake. Chocolate, cocoa and coffee all in spades. Becomes drier on the finish but memorable for a mouthfeel that is at once thick and drinkable.
Skinnyviking (8870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Off-white high and lasting head. Clear amber body. Sticky malt aroma. Spicy hops flavor. Tasty fo such a low alcohol beer.
Rune (11341) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 Bottle at BlŚ Rock Cafe in TromsÝ. Copper brown in colour. Mild and hoppy aroma. Big off-white foam. Very well balanced. Flavour of caramel and malt. Lingering finish. For the time being I prefer the bottle to the cask edition.
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Poured old copper colour, clear, with a moderate bubbly off white head. Head subsided soon leaving a ring of small bubbles and a spotty lacing. Aroma is of freshly baked bread with some lemony hops. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, a touch of nutty toffee, nicely balanced with fruity hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lingering dry finish with mild fruity hop bitterness. Very, very good bitter, that begs for more. Bravo Fullers!
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 1pt. 2.6oz. distinctive Fullerís shaped narrow necked brown bottle with a blurb about the ale and a best before date on the back label. Made a good appearance, poured a red hued clear deep copper with a large foamy. bubbly topped off-white head that reduced a clinging thin ringed bubbly lacing. Had a nice, tasty mild aromas, a sweet grainy breadiness, hints of caramel and a touch of lemony hops. Good carbonation and a smooth, textured medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Had a sweet malty taste at first, caramel and freshly baked moist bread, followed by mellow fruity hop bitterness and a sweet earthy grainy finish with a lingering fruitiness in the aftertaste.
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like it. It seems somewhat unsurprising, yet very tasty. Its subtle, yet comes accross as having a lot of balls. Sweet, syrupy hops. Nice balenced finish, just really nicely done.
Quevillon (2925) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Belle couleur, mais sa saveur est un peu fade et amŤre, peut-Ítre un mauvais bach!?
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best British ales available, no doubt. Brown amber in colour, nice creamy head, moderate hops and malt, easily drinkable. One of the best session ales out there. Agree with other comments that it is better from a cask. Hats off to Fullers.