CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber brown. Malty/caramel aroma and taste, with a little bit of fruit/nut. Quite mild hop finish.
DanielBrown (3600) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Brown, with a beige head. Sweet, coco pops aroma. Oooh harsh, stinging malt flavour. This is only 5.3% - where does the seawater bitterness come from? Some clippings of a sweet body before the salt finish kicks. I have to say this does get better, but still itís a bit harsh. Maybe.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Overpowering crystal malt character. Slightly thin body. Dissapointing.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark almost ruby coloured beer with a strong head. The aroma is hopped and slightly caramel and the flavour is very strongly hopped with a long dry caramel finish. Overall a well structured beer.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. It pours Dark golden with a soft, cream coloured head. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is hops and sweet malt taste fromthe crystal malts . Good long aftertaste.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A dark amber coloured beer with low carbonation and no head. The aroma has a real figgy fruity raisin quality to it with a bit of Everton toffee. The taste is full bodied; sweet, malty ; fruity and full of good caramel notes. A good Winter type ale which looks and tastes very English. I consider this to be Fullersí take on a Winter Warmer which Iím sure would be good cask conditioned and if my memory doesnít deceive me, I have had cask conditioned in the dim and distant past? Reminds me a bit of a weaker version of Golden Pride too?
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head to speak of,browny reddish colour with a slight hoppy aroma.Initial spicy sweet taste,(chocolatey?)Im a liitle bit dissapointed,Fullers are usually better than this.
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From A Bottle.Light brown in colour.small head,aroma is quite malty,taste is nutty and sweetness like fudge.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with a short though lasting beige head. Malty aroma, with some dark fruit notes. Sweetish start nutty caramel with a mildly hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Not bad.
skortila (4311) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very full fruity, malty aroma with some raisins and caramel. Clear, copper/amber coloured with a non-lasting head. Taste is heavily bitter, bit sweet, hoppy, malty, some coffee and chocolate.