dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amazing woody fruity aroma at the start that dissipates over time into something more like the beer. A full creamy head. This is way different than any of the others and it seems a bit off. Just doesnít sit well.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
lots of similarities to the 2000, but obviously fresher all around. hops alot more noticable, malts took a back seat for this trip. Alcohol was a bit more potent and had hints of caramel floating around. Definitly a brew to let sit around your cellar before consumption though.
MIBRomeo (2461) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
brownish copper pour w/ a tall off white head some lace. Well blended aroma the ottor, some carmel, alcohols, touch of bread & yeast, an odd earthy hop. Full rich palate. Some definate oxidation and infection present in the flavor. On top of what otherwise might have been a good beer.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
<b>In short: </b>Sweet hard candies in a bottle. Past-due date but drinkable
<b>How: </b>Bottle 1 pint, consumed late 2008 (4 years old or so)
<b>The look: </b>Partly cloudy golden copper topped by an little off-white ring of foam
<b>In long: </b>Nose of barley candy. Taste is crisp and sugary sweet. Sweet dried fruits of all kinds, hard candies, some crunchy caramel, a little spiciness, brown sugar and some dry wood. The overall flavour was very reminiscent of spicy red hard candies. No signs of oxidation or any other aging related problems but the hops (assuming it was once balanced) were totally gone from the bottle I drank. A light alcohol presence. This beer is past due-date. I found this bottle mid-2008 in a New-Jersey store (?!?), the last of its kind lost among more recent vintages, an old washed-up trying to blend in with a younger crowd. I identified to it.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Vladimir. Clear reddish amber. Oxidized aroma with fruits, malt and cardboard. Sweet malty honey-ish flavor with cookies, chocolate, fruits and a slightly alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied.
chubbyhubby (11) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong looking beer with a general strongly hopped aroma, the flavour is very thick tasting, malty with a lot of hops. Overall OK and quite complex.
MiP (12873) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light brown colour, no head. Looks very flat. Semi-sweet, peppery. Could use more flavour. Not good enough for a beer with this high ABV.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 25, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle #84,004...Amber, nice tan head and thick lacing. Bubbly. Smells leafy and peppery, ALmonds, vanilla, pepper, alcohol. Sticky sweet, annoying so. Just not very enjoyable. Aroma put me off immediately, thinking it was skunked, but it isnít, its just a sharp alcoholic smell mixed with a peppery peanut/almond character. Maybe it does need age, because it is very rough right now. I expected more, although I didnít expect a masterpiece. I didnít expect the dud that I got. As it brethes, the nose takes on more phenolic character...rubber, nail polish remover, wood stain or stripper...This really seems amateur, sorry Fullers. I couldnít finish the pint. I guess Iíll hold on to my other bottle and hope for a miracle.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Clear dark copper with a thin beige head. Nose: raisons, caramel, vanilla and alcohol. Taste: alcohol, vanilla, hazelnuts, toffee and did I mention ?, alcohol. Might be a nice beer in a few years but itís too young and raw right now.
SilkTork (5022) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chris Oís Fullers/Gales Tasting Feb 2012. Sugary. So sweet. Sugar water. These Fullerís Vintage Ales are not great beers. Theyíre OK, but they are what they are - beers made from malt and hops. The aging isnít doing much for them, and thereís not a huge difference from year to year, other than randomness from handling and storage. This one has become quite sweet.