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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2000

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

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
85,000 bottles of Vintage Ale were produced with an organic theme, using Champion Optic Malt and Organic Target Hops. A fresh hop aroma with notes of honey and toffee, leads to a slightly sweeter taste and burnt, bitter aftertaste.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle 550ml #04479 @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours cloudy deep amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of yngwie.Bottle no: 04479.Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, mint, fruitiness, yeast, some oxidized notes and licorice.Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, some warmth, caramel and fruitiness.Medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4011) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
bottle@ home 10/12/11 Very dark with plenty of carbonation and rich dried fruits

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours rich auburn with a foamy, off-white head. Strong leather nose, some dark fruit, slight tang. Quite a sweet flavor with palpable oxidation, robust leather, slight must, candied fruits, and toasted sugar. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with a bit more sting than even younger vintages, lingering leather, some tangy fruits, a slight ístalenessí that isnít altogether a bad thing. Has surprising kick given the age. Nowhere nearly as mellow as 2002-2006. Quite a departure from the other years.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle at BCTC Saturday night over at Chrisís amazing truck. Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a thin white head. Oxidized plum, malt and pine. Sweet caramel and big oxidization. Very sweet, plum and prune. Toffee, malt and toast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8430) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle purchased from the brewery website & consumed with Trev 17.06.11 Pours mid amber a touch hazy with a white head. This is surprisingly soft on the tongue, there is some warmth permeating through the mouth, a bitterness remains throughout. Some dark dried fruits, there is a touch of oxidisation otherwise it is still remarkably good. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle. Bought directly from the brewery in 2011 with a best before date of 2003. Sweetness dominates and it isa bit one dimensional.Slightly cloudy and quite powerful.Nice but not as good as I had anticipated. An expensive treat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2010
Amber with a small tan head. Malty aroma of biscuit and caramel with some marmalade. Dusty oxidized cardboard notes. Sweet malty flavour with strong marmalade fruity note, and bitter finish. Clearly too old, or not aged well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6149) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
Bottled. Thx Jonte. Hazy, deep amber. Small white head. Moludy and earthy aroma. Moussy mouthfeel. Sweet, vinous and woody flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (14388) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle. Copper/amber color, offwhite head. Earthy aroma, malty, some toffee notes. Malty nutty flavor, some alcohol, some dust. Woody and with a rather malty profile.


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