Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear dark orange. Yellowish light off-white head. Honey and wood make up most of the slightly toasty, leathery, apricot-like aroma. Sweetish and also honey laden palate of medium size and carbonation. Nothing extravagant, a bit dull and rough-edged at times even.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Sampled in 2005.] A true Fuller caused by the yeast. Fullbodied and nice bitter, soft and some spices.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
deep amber, whispy head, rich malty aroma with touch of spices, rich malt flavor with lots of esb type bitterness,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright ruby-brown colour with a little foam made of big bubbles; nice lace; impressive nutty, malty and woody nose with notes of almonds in the background; low carbonation and a good, regualr malt body; a late bitterness before a long nutty, malty finish - brilliant
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 15 Jul 2007 Bottle 500ml. A satisfying aroma of malts, nuts and dried fruit. Pours a lovely copper red with a good tan head. Lovely flavours, with the malt and hops shining through and blending well with nutty, fruity flavours, and a hint of deep roast coffee. A good full body and good carbonation. Smooth on the palate with delicious lingering tastes. A fine strong ale from Fullers. Good all year round.
13 Jan 2008 Draft pint at The Carpenters Arms, Bransgore, Dorset. Same pour and look, although the head was smaller and did not last long. However, this was altogether a different beer. It was nowhere near as tasty as the bottled version and seemed somewhat thinner. If I was rating the draft pint alone, I would say aroma 5, appearance 3, flavour 7, palate 3 and overall 14. It was a bit of a let down, really.
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut coloured with a slight white head. Aroma of toffee, molasses and mincemeat. Flavour was of Christmas cake with plenty of nuts. Finish was bitter to offset all the sweetness. Very enjoyable.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, butter, brown sugar and honey. Medium body, sweetish flavour of bush honey, nuts, earthy spicy hops. Very good, quite similar to Jšmtlands Tiotaggare.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks amazing - deep ruby amber with a firm off-white head. Strong nose of rich tea biscuits, honey and slight raisins. Flavous is also good, with a well-rounded combination of sweet malty fruit developing into a thirst-quenching, lasting bitter palate. A very nice beer - can Fullers do no wrong?
VilleH (31) - Vieremš, FINLAND - APR 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(500ml bottle) Rich, caramellish and pretty strong aroma. Nutty and little dry taste with a long and good aftertaste. Pretty full and nice winter ale, gives you a warm feeling.
Gethinbeer (2206) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet honey aroma with hints of a cheap wine. Copper appearance with a thin off white head. Rich flavour, full of character with a complex taste. Almost Christmas in a bottle but not quite. Smooth finish.