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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2004

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


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RATINGS: 361   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2006
500 ml bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of raisins, figs, apples and molasses. Palate was fulll bodied and warming. Flavors of dark fruit, molasses, some earthiness and toffee with a smooth warming lingering sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11705) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11651) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Ungstrup]
[at Yesprs tuesday tasting]
Pours deep red, quite hazy. A small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has port, toffee, caramel and a bit vinious. Creamy and thick. Flavour is soft, some port, light spicy, toffee and a weak oxidation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
Bottle 39152. Golden ale with reddish copper hues, and a thcik creamy off-white head. Good malty aroma with sweet sugar and scotch barrel notes. Light malt base with stricking alcohol warmth lingering pleasantly in mouth. Some pears detected. Good hops in finsih, with roasted nuts notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11528) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2004
Dark amber color, small but lasting head. Fairly complex aroma: hezalnuts, hops. Full bodied, buttery and oily. Warming alcohol. A firm hopbitter flavor, walnuts. Just a touch of wood. I canít taste any fruit. There is some sharpness that will probably ease down over the years. Oaky bitter afteratste. Good quality beer that needs some cellaring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Vertical 04-09-10-11-12-13. Clear dark orange color, virtually no head. Aroma is quite sweet. Taste is also pretty sweet, pretty alcoholic, a bit liquor, possibly a hint of sherry. Might be too old. Interesting though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a hazy amber with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of toffee, raisin, mild hops. The taste is toffee, earth, caramel, dark fruits. Medium bodied, low carbonation, some oxidation but held up very nicely for a decade old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11067) - SÝborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
Bottled. Have decided to drink these vintage ales around their 3 years birthday, and it seems to be a good idea. Dark reddish brown coloured. Unclear. Dense brown head. Prunes, light alcohol, light caramel and some liqourice in the aroma. Flavour is Nutty, has prunes, apple, vanilla, light chocolate and some other ripe fruits. Very smooth and rich. Full bodied. Dry. Is fruity and light sweet with a touch of alcohol on the palate in the end. Very nice. Enjoyed on my patio watchin the sunset over Bangalore, which off course dosnít make the experience less delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11056) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
1 pint, 0.9 fl oz; bottle 67074. Pours copper with a small foamy tan head and some lacing. Aroma is fruity port and hop (berries - cherry), caramel malt, maple and brown sugar with trace yeast. Alcohol, yeast, heavy bitterness, dry, heavy acidity, moderate sweetness, caramel and maple malt, almost a cherry cough syrup. Full bodied, dry and spicy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2006
Bottle no 01713, sampled 1/2006, thanks to fiulijn - clear reddish-amber colour with a fine little head; aroma of red fruits and bread, yeast; very robust malt body with a strong bitterness, long fruity and hoppy finish with a warming alcohol touch

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