berkshirejohn (3966) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #22128. Clear copper coloured with a thin off-white head; rich aroma of stewed fruits, apricots, raisins and prunes with traces of alcohol; body is quite thin with vinous flavours, chewy malt and warming alcohol; dry and warming finish. Smooth and exceptionally sippable.
rickgordon (3830) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. RBESG -05.
Amber colour. Light-ish mouthfeel with a mature feel. Almond and cognac notes. Vineous and rounded. And dry.
Nuffield (3541) - 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.
rauchbier (3498) - 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.
DanielBrown (3488) - 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.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - 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.
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.