JoshRaburn (42) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best British style bottled beers Iíve had. I knew I would like this one, being a fan of Fullers, bottle conditioning and old fashioned recipes. It tastes kind of similar to 1845 but more hoppy, slightly more mellow and slightly more complex. Raisins, fruitcake, drying wood on the nose. Chocolate, licorice, stewed fruit, fruitcake and candy cane flavour. On the sweet side for my tastes but not too cloying. Would love to try this on cask.
zacgillbanks (2541) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Dark amber-brown coloured with a sweet malty and red fruity flavour, almond and earthy notes with a peppery hop and sugary sweet finish.
eduardovl (949) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a dark amber color. Beautiful and clear. Forms a small creamy and thin bubbled light beige head. Good retention and many small spotty lacings left in the glass
S: Sweet caramel grains and flowery hopys, basically. Notes of dark fruits and alcohol
T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet caramel malts upfront. Toffee, roasted malts, dark fruits and bready yeasts. Nice dry hoppy bitter end
M: Medium body and medium to low carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste. Caramel malts and English hops
O: Good drinkability. Not the best from Fullerís but still a enjoyable Ale
[ BA Review @ 3/26/2013 ]
AdiBeer (1505) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: molasses, dark ripe fruits. Appearance: dark brown, medium, creamy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweets, some alcohol, some bitterness in the long finish. Overall: nice English Strong Ale. Bottle at The Victoria, Lancaster Gate.
Grima (2123) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours dark ruby red with off-white head. Smells has sweet caramel, licorice and floral hops. Starts malty-bitter, caramelly, floral hoppy. Middle part has caramel and lots of bitter malts, paired with some flowery hops. Goes into a malty-grainy, caramelly finish.
Ferris (4992) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Light biscuit malts and caramel. Hazy copper with a rich white head. Lots of rich toffee, dark fruit and brown sugar. Almost like a light barley wine. Quite nice and rich.
allmyvinyl (4224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Pours clear dark amber, thin off-white head. Aromas of raisins, dark sugar, toffee. Taste is burnt toast, toffee, Herbal bitterness at the end. Hides the strength well. Nice.
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Hazy, dark amber colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Dark malty, moderately toasted malty taste with nutty notes, caramel, dried fruits (raisins) and a tinge of alcohol. Mildly sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Dark malt character with notes of dried fruits, caramel and hoppy spice in the background; sweet-bitter, toasty and mildly fruity finish with a touch of warming alcohol. Likeable and rounded brew but not as exciting as expected. 04.VII.14
gunnar (5665) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours clear dark amber with a nice looking 1" creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty with some red ripe fruits. Taste is light sweet, malty with some meaty cherries, lingering berries, nice but one dimentional.
kevnic2008 (8473) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of dark caramel, port, plum jam.