radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=blank>Fullerís Brewery in London, England in May 2005. No bottle number. One of the last bottles available at the brewery I was told. Deep amber-copper in colour, long lasting beige head, thick lace. The aroma is of christmas and coffee cakes, dark fruits, some chocolate and caramel, lightly sweet, alcohol hardly present in this vintage. The flavour is malts (lots of sweet caramel), cakes and cookies, plums, figs and raisins. Light sweetness, creamy full mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes cakey, lingering. The vertical is starting to get really good.
Gription79 (2131) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 550ml bottle, thanks to Doug. Big toffee and fruity nose. Flavors of leather, toffee, coffee, caramel. A tasty beer that has held up well.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 #900th rating. Bottle at the White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Sweet and buttery beer. Rich malt, tongue tingling sweetness annoyingly with goldings hops, which i am not a fan of. Bitter acidic finish. Alcohol, alcohol alcohol - itís not exactly refined but itís a very nice beer.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Caramel toffee aroma with a touch of choc and yeast. Brown with small head. Sweet caramel with a yeasty mid and sweet though dry finish. Smooth. Nice. ReRate (-1 Overall): Sweet but balanced with a lovely spiced finish. Very morish.
Kevin (2028) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once again i am indebted to the great man from the other side for this one. let me know if i can commit some sort of violent act or something for you mark, i owe you as do a few other grateful north texas beer lovers. pours a red hued brown with a bubbled light head. sweet aroma with a nice grassy hop note. taste is sweet and slightly smokey malt, not smokey robinson smokey, but it is there. wonderful sweet bread finish. a wonderful beer.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost no head at all slight spiciness with an alcohol aroma. Flavor was ok but i feel this would be a much better brew if it had some more age.I will rerate this again in 1 year after the other 3 can grow some more hair on them.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dutch Ratebeer Gathering. Sampled in 2007 (5 years old). Orange coloured, off-white head, chunks of yeast. Aged aroma, yeast, liquor, pretty strong. Vanilla notes with toffee and caramel, very nice malty flavour. Once and awhile some lactic notes shine through. Towards the end some sticky sweetness, liquorice and hops. Oily texture. Good, although i expected the age to shine through a bit more than it actually did. Thanks jbrus for sharing.
TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep amber, with a thin head. Big, fruity nose, developed but still lots of primary aromas, malt, hops, marzipan, chocolate, tobacco, nuts, leather. Full bodied, dry. Complex, mature, very well balanced taste. Malt, chocolate, nuts, madeira wine, hops, marzipan, and warming alcohol. At this stage, excellent balance between young malt/fruit, and maturation. (2010-10-20)
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the White Horse in London, England.
Enticing aroma. Notes of grapefruit, lemon, apricot, vanilla and caramel.
Full-bodied and flavorful but hot down the throat and the cloying syrupy sweetness was just too much. Notes of apricot, tea, tangerine, wood and orange. The hops were nice and sought to balance but failed.
BeerCast_Rich (1837) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[550ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Hazy red pour with a fluffy white head. Fruity nose, very mellow. Sweet fruit cake and marzipan, although thereís an undercurrent of harshness throughout. Iíd heard amazing things about this Ė indeed Iíve written amazing things about the 1999 vintage. This one was nice, but a tad muted. Maybe it just hasnít aged well Ė could be one of those things