EdKing (2137) - 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 (7264) - 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 (1255) - 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 (5027) - 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 (1893) - 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.
Gurthnar (3022) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.e Aroma is caramel, stale, very average. Slightly soapy, metallic. Clear deep amber colour. Taste is rather sweet, caramel, honeyish, with a very stale hoppiness. At least alcohol is hidden well. This failed to impress me in any way.
Cuso (5984) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium white head. Caramel malt in aroma. Caramel malt, some fruits, nuts.
fajry (1111) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska. Tmava medena farba s bielou peknou penou Vo voni citit slad, karamel a oriesky. V chuti opat slad, prilis vela karamelu, jemne ovocia a oriesky. Alkohol je dost vyrazny a dlho trvajuci.
MisoW (2294) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours dark golden color, white foamy head. Aroma is carmel, malty, plums. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, plums, alcohol.
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It says ruby on the label and thatís a good reflection of the truth. Ruby to polished mahogany in colour with a skim of head and evident sparkle. Very rich aroma of plums, figs and steamed pudding. Thereís some amber resinous quality and ripe autumnal fruits as well. It really is a complex aroma. A sweet, oily body and elegant flavours. Just a suggestion of bitterness but long finishing because of the mass of malty flavours. Indeed, malt is the superstar and begs for me to have more of this.