JFGrind (2000) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle # 14765. Drank as a vertical tasting with ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01 and ’03 Vintage Ales. The youngest Fullers out of the sampling. Golden color, with more of a caramel flavor and aroma than the previous years. An interesting vertical tasting, thanks again to Eyedrinkale for supplying the Fullers.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, 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.
jfm (1724) - Holbćk, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a white head. The taste is sharp with a light malty flavour. The alcohol makes this beer feel sharp and kind of dry on the palate.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Vertical tasting -97, -00, 02 and -03 with official representatives from the brewery. 3rd one ever held by Fuller’s
Feels a bit young and undelveloped. Rich in appely tastes - both the green variety and red winter apples. Not bad, but to much alcohol taste to it still. Will most likely develop.
Garrat (1332) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 A heavy and strong ale bursting with malt and fruit,alcohol feels a bit harsh this young,but I am sure this will only get better and smoother with time.A keeper for sure.