rauchbier (3394) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Amber bronze, moderate white head with some lace and low fine condition. Low hop, malt and orange in the aroma but all quite muted. Quite dry and thin in the mouth with a hint of malt whisky and a suggestion of oakiness. Drab hop bitter finish with some trace alcohol notes. Very dry, thin and disappointing, not up to the usual standard but still drinkable nonetheless.
Nuffield (3348) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #31435. Vegetal, musty, green, caramel, more smoky aroma (compared in vertical to 1999, 2002, 2004 vintages). Also a brand-new poncho vinyl edge. Very drinkable, nevertheless, as the flavors are more sympathetic renditions, with some fruit and typical caramel complements. Orange with reddish huges, good head. Not as rich but a soft carbonation doesnít intrude.
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Akkurat. It pours deep mahogany brown, thin off-white head. The nose is rather sweet, tangerine, orange peel, Christmas cake, spice and Brown sugar. The taste is wood, leather, brown sugar, honey, date, raisin, currant, spice and orange pith, with a very dry finish. Full body, fine carb and slightly sticky mouth-feel. An enjoyable beer, but not one of the best Fuller vintages.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color with a thick sticky head. Aroma is alcohol with sweet malt and some dried fruits. By far the freshest of the Fullers I had that night at Erics. Taste is creamy with flavors of toffee, caramel and mellow pine notes.
DanielBrown (3167) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting 05. One that I actually took along! Very smooth, tasty indeed - some Barley Wine flavours, but palatable. Strong finish - very tasty. Superb balance. Excellent, though Iíd still like to try it aged in a year or two.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured hazy amber with thin tan head...smell is smoked meat and greasy...all around sweet followed up with a mild bitterness...alcohol was a little more apparent in this...
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle No. 12261.
Crimson almost red colour with a quickly dissipating head that fails to hold. Complex raspberry, hop aroma. Complex flavours but that comes through on the initial sip is a strong aniseed flavour, just like eating straight liquorice. Alcohol begins to reveal itself towards the end. Silky mouth feel with an extended palate that goes fare beyond the reaches of mortals.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=blank>Fullerís Brewery in London, England in May 2005. Bottle #15901. Rich copper colour, long lasting beige head, cool puffy lace. The aroma was sweet, lots of caramel malts, christmas cake, fruit cake, apples, some floral hops and small amounts of alcohol. The flavour had some hops (pine mainly), lots of sweet caramel malts, cookies, the alcohol is starting to disappear with this vintage. Dry mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a lingering medium bitterness, slightly dry. Nice.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500th English Beer Rated. 550ml bottle. Aroma is malt, alcohol & dried fruits (raisins, sultanas). The beer itself is warming with lots of alcohol apparent, a load of malt, caramel, dried fruit and grape skins. The beer is slightly acidic and has a bitter finish. Interesting and excellent.
Kevin (1976) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bolttle #31435.another gem from mark. there are many in texas who have sung your praises and i myself bowed in your general direction at some point in the evening as a sign of my appreciation. light brown with a light head. aroma is peppery cold cut smelling and the alcohol is prevalent. taste is raw sugar cane tasting with a noticeable hay and earth hop taste. this tastes like a new tent smells before your brother smokes a bowl in it. nice beer but raw. i dshould have laid this down for a year or so, but i did not have the will to do so.