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Fullerís Vintage Ale 1999

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Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
The Champion theme was used once again for this classic Vintage Ale with Champion Fuggles and Champion Optic malt. Slightly redder in appearance, this ale is full of body with a sherry-like flavour.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2002
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 2002-07-13
Amber colour, thick collar of foam. Wonderful hop and malt aroma; itís very complex and surprisingly persistent; getting warmer it develops some wallnut notes, lovely. Powerful body, malty, sweet in the beginning but well balanced, soon, by the hop, that introduces to a very good, quite long, not too much bitter final. It gets better while getting warmer, loosing a strange unfinished/metallic sensation; but the hopping is worth this (expensive) brew.</br>I simply love the perfect marriage of hop and barley in the mouth.

2005-04-01
The aroma is sweeter, with fudge; the taste is more mellow, honeyish, with sweet nuts and a lot of sweet caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks. Murky brown color, scant white edge head. Aroma of butterscotch and light spice. Taste is rich, fruity, caramel and scotch. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 55cl. Bottle # 02056. A light copper to amber colored beer, pouring clear, and topped by a minimal sized off-white head. The aroma has some oxidation and alcohol, as well as caramel, dried fruits and a little camphor touch. Nice bitterness in the flavor, along with caramel, oxidation, some camphor and a faint mint touch. Full-bodied, smooth and lightly warming on the palate, and with a lasting finish. Certainly in good condition even though itís more than 12 years since its release. 120106

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14682) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle at Kookfest 06. Hazy chestnut, lasting beige. I do like the hop on this. Quite soft in mouth. Creamy and then harsh hop on end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14436) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle #21023 @ Parcel Yard, Kings Cross. nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich dried fruits, caramel, alcohol and malt. A little oxidated, but still great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
55cl bottle. Bottle nr. 14775. Pours dark amber/brown with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is deep malty and complex. Lots of dark fruits, caramel, bread, toffee and vanilla. Oily, smooth and full bodied. A lot like a vintage Port Wine. Vinous, well aged. Vague notes of cellar and dust. A true sipper. Warming, smooth and just delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrupís - Thanks. Clear amber - offwhite head. Nutty. Oxidation. Fruity notes. Light smokey. Valnuts. Berries. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours clear, brown-ruby-red with a moderate, off-white head. Pretty lovely nose, aged malts, caramel, faint leather. Medium sweet flavor, nice toffee, light booze, pleasant oxidation, caramel, dried fruits. Medium to full in body with fine to average carbonation. Fairly warming finish, more caramel and toffee, toasted brown sugar, light licorice, candy, leaves, dark dried fruits. Excellent stuff. Has aged beautifully. The best of the vintages had at this tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2000
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2003 Sampled 2003: Hazy orange amber; chewy, old-tasting, woody and sweet. Decent, but a little long in the tooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12807) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle @ Parcel yard, London. Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and soft. 061013


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