FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this years vintage and i wasnít disappointed. Very, Very good!
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I finally got my hands on some. this beer did not disappoint. the beer backs all the hype; full flavored, complex, warming. I drank it at about 58 degrees which is how i prefer a hearty beer. The last little sip i forgot to finish at the end of the night even tasted good the next morning....
omhper (19378) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-brown. Very malty, vinuous, full bodied, bitter, complex.
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes in a pretty box. Strangely fruity tasting and smells wonderful.
Spiru99 (6) - USA - NOV 27, 2001 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Is it possible for them to make a bad brew?
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 26, 2001
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW - strong, fruity, hoppy, malty, finely balanced. This is one big beer. Iím putting it at the top of my Christmas list.
atiredblue99 (6) - huntington beach, California, USA - NOV 16, 2001 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
perfection. when i saw this at the store i neary fell over. i have 4 in my basement to store aswell. this beer isnít just marketed like a vector w8 but it taste like the gods made it.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 Number 100 here boys! The crown is mine. Do i get a t-shirt? A Slightly hazy(bottle conditioned) amber. Persistent white thin head and lace. Subdued aroma of bread,caramel, malts and a little bit of alcohol. This is a bit different then the 98.Same qualities but in different magnitudes. Bready and a huge malty profile with ripe fruitiness in the palate,some yeastiness that just adds to the character, damn smoooth drinking beer. A waaaaarm lingering finish with nice touch of hops.You notice different things in the beer when its going from cold to warmer, i notices something minerally (like user mentioned) when i first started drinking it. Gets softer as it warms and the overall taste even improves..,,,i will be running out and grabbing a couple more. Not the most complex on the palate but no doubt about it, this and its younger bro are world champs. This one is a little more powerful then the 98 I think. Has given me quite the buzz. Fullers got their shit together..
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW! Tastes like their ESB on steriods! Well worth the search to find it.
CourageBest (51) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2001
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent, top drawer; Fullerís coming through again.