Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light amber-brown colour. Bright. Thin, caramel-tinged head. The aroma might be the best ever for this beer - an outstanding and extremely appetizing blend of spice (mace, cumin), malts (earth, caramel), yeast (shiitake, light sweat) and firm alcohol (white pepper, proper Russian vodka). Full body. Rich caramel and earthy malts highlight a brilliantly-balanced character, alongside a surprisingly complex and enjoyable alcohol blast. This is tempered by a depth of toffee. The finish is again just amazingly balanced between peppery alcohol and toffeeish sweetness. By far and away the best Fullerís Vintage Iíve had. Magnificent, well worth the seven bones. I donít know what the rest of you guys have been drinking, but bottle no. 58573 was pure genius. (Purchased at Brewery Creek).
rlgk (13385) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle no. 53271. Nice amber color, great offwhite/yellowish head.
Malty aroma, some almond and nuts, yeasty notes and some fruits.
Malty flavor at first, with quite alot of toffee, A nice bitterness takes over and gives the beer a nice balance. Peppery notes, some raisins and sweet fruits. Pleasant bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, from the brewery shop, during the Fullers Vintage mass online tasting - 11/12/12. Bottle #14779.
Pours a slightly hazed orange brown with an off white head that quickly dissipates leaving a few small bubbles atop the glass.
Nose comprises sweet sugars, toffee apple, rhubarb, prunes, orange, fruit cake and a hint of booze.
Tastes of sweet toffee, sugars, bread pudding with syrup, dried fruits, caramel, touch of booze but very well integrated.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate.
Overall a very good vintage, sweet complex and well balanced.
Koelschtrinker (12659) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Karamellige Malznoten, schokoladig, stšrker werdend. Komplexe Malzigkeit, geringe Alkoholigkeit. Recht gut trinkbar, trocken, gut. 11/11/11/11//11
chrisv10 (12644) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber/brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, little toasted, little oxidized, wood and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, wood, oak, little oxidized, medium sweet, little chocolate, little dark fruit and a little bitter.
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle No. 70846. Rich roasted malt aroma with fruit/berry overtones. Dark amber color with a voluminous beige/tan head. Medium to full in body with creamy carbonation. The flavor is roasted malt, a fair amount of heat, darkish fruit with wood notes. Vinous. Suggestive of oak aged sherry - well aged. The finish is fairly dry, balanced with bitter. The whole thing runs a gamut from fruit to malt and back. Just outstanding.
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Horsens beerfestival. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, alcohol, hop. Flavour is malt, alcohol, fruit, caramel, sweet.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle, No. 81952) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of apple, mustiness, biscuit, earthiness, toasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, biscuit, and mild hops (grass, earthy, floral, citrus) with moderate oxidation.
Tmoney99 (11905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #83433. Poured clear deep amber with a huge frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Good well balanced hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Good well balanced flavor with a heavy balanced and small alcohol tone finish of moderate duration. Very good brew that should age well.
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with a lasting off-white head. Rich aroma of raisins. tangerine, prunes and toffee. Flavour is sweet, rich and complex, with dried fruits, licorice, alcohol and a little hop bitterness. Smooth and full mouthfeel, and very easy to drink despite the fruity sweetness - all in all, a wonderful botteld dessert.