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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2004

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


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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
95,000 bottles were produced for 2004ís Vintage, which once again employed a traditional approach, this time brewed with Goldings hops and Maris Otter malt. Distinctive cherry notes are evident, before a warming finish that mellows with age. Also limited availability in the Cask, mainly in the London area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrupís - thanks. Clear brown - white head. Nutty. Dryness. Nice malty. Wooden notes. Valnuts. Light dusty. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11808) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
shared by ungstrup, thanks a lot. cloudy brown, smooth light brown head. old hops, malts, dry aroma. flavor is malty, dry, sweet malty, faint oxidized hops. slightly flowery sweet .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3820) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrupís - Thanks. Pours a clear brown with a small off-white head. Quite sweet with lots of vanilla aromas. Also tiny peppery hints. Full bodied. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2332) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a medium amber, slightly hazy. Big, complex, still quite youthful nose, malt, chocolate, nuts. Full bodied, off-dry. Rich, complex, malty taste, chocolate, almonds, marzipan. Dry, bitter finish. (2010-10-20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks a bundle, Dan! Number 91051. Pours a clear amber color with almost no head. Resembles a barley wine in aroma- lots of toffee, raisins, brown sugar, and rich caramel malt notes. Flavor of toffee, raisins, grapes, apples, oak, and caramel malts- just a little bit tart and sour, which probably wasnít intentional but worked well for me. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet but thin mouthfeel. Iíd be interested to try more of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2011
This was quite a good beer. Lots of complex caramel sweetness and some dark fruits i.e. figs and raisins. I tasted even a slight dark plum from this beer. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2004 bottle No 84518 - sampled on 12/31/2010 in a tulip glass. Pours a fairly cloudy deep amber color with tiny tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is very oaky, with loads of raisens, dates, honey, deep caramel. Flavor is fairly oaky with caramel, orange peel, hint of chocolate. Finish is balanced, with a bit of metallic bitterness. Palate is a bit watery. This is good overall, not my favorite of the series but still good. Maybe a bit past its prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1557) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Pours a hazy dark amber with a thick tan head that faded quickly. Nicely carbonated related to the age, with a big aroma of obvious caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Winey flavor with slight oxidation, some cherry and more of the toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle No. 84994. Poured murky reddish brown with a medium sized beige head. Bready malty aroma with notes of alcohol and dark fruits and maybe a touch of honey. Mild carbonation. Mild cardboard (thanks Ernest!). Dark fruit notes, a bit of cherries and a bit of brown sugar round out the flavor. First taste was a tad harsh from alcohol but it mellowed out before I finished it. Good beer for 7 years old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2010
Appearance:Brow, hazy. Disappearing head. Nose: Swwt, dark toffee. Winy, slight vinegar. Balsamico? Oloroso Sherry. Mouthfeel: Soft, round, already quite light. Flavor: Spanish mazapan, cognac, Sherry. Aftertaste is mellow and pleasant. Excellent.

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