jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Jackl Towers. Deep chestnut pour with a medium off-white head. Quite attractive. The nose is pretty rich. Roasted grain and earthy leather. Supple toffee and hints of acidic red forest fruits. Light cardboard. The taste had a surprising spicyness to it. More roasted grain, burnt brown sugar. Building sweetness in the somewhat hot finish. Plenty of toffee and bear claw donut. Full body, oily texture. Soft carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice cold weather beer. Already starting to oxidize, which is unfortunate.
mjs (4869) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, from Alko Arkadia, 20140508) The beer poured quite red and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, molasses, caramel and earth. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, toffee, molasses, grass, earth and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. Despite the strong sweetness the end result was well balanced. Still not my style of beer.
zacgillbanks (2620) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a dark amber-brown coloured beer with rich, sweet red fruity flavours a deep malty backbone, slight marmalade notes and a warming zesty, slight spicy finish.
olliejobbins (1077) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. pours clear ruby colour with light beige head. aroma is slightly malty, yeasty with a little toffee or something sweet? taste isnít bad. expected a little more punch. alcohol is completely hidden making this very easy to drink.
Rob_D_UK (1016) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light red with an off white head. Smell is very sweet with a hint of acid. Taste is like treacle, in a good way.
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Fullers brewery shop. Old school English ale. Mahogany/ chestnut brown, clear, off white head which dissipates completely. Nose is caramel, nutty, polished antique wood, some prune and dried fruit. Taste is dried fruit, prune, caramel, slight candy sugar, tangy ale fruity, nutty, alcohol. Itís got a robust fruitiness that grows on the palate as it warms up.
laiti (6150) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 31.01.2016
Aroma has nuts and some grassy tones. Flavour has toffee candy, some grassy hops, nuts and an unpleasant metallic savor. Also slightly stinging alcohol, that grows stronger and becomes even somewhat fusel-like at the end of the glass. Somewhat unbalanced and a bit messy. And quite straightforward for this ABV.
pentaz (1244) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours near clear amber with virtually no head. Aroma is quite malty, caramel, toffee, herbs, sweet, light toasted malts, hvidtÝl and dark fruit.
Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbo is soft+. Finish malty sweet and warming.
Miksu (4982) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark amber color. Sweet caramelly and resiny. Sweet soft caramel taste with some pine resin, nuts, toffee, prunes, raisins and warming alcohol. Bittersweet finish. Smooth palate. Tasty and well made beer although there is more caramel than I would like.
Erasmus_ro (1525) - Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Bottle, 200th English rating. Pours amber with a nice, beige head that lasts a long while. Aroma is fairly light with caramel, some orange marmalade. Taste is Fullerís orange marmalade, caramel, fairly light. The herbal hit in the finish is rather a surprise that sets this one apart from the other Fullerís strong ales. Full with decent carbonation.