ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Must claim that this brer is alnmost equavelent to their previous ones. Outstandding color. Not disappointed by tatse. Tastes as good as is to looks. Crisp , clear, smoot, perfect finish. Drank this with my buddy Tom on a year end review toasting!
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #77392 51F Trappist. Sweet aroma, light hops, reminds me of a light brandy. Very clear amber color, with a thin head. Very large taste, still quite young in the bottle with definate room to mellow and blend. Sweet prunes, dark fruit definately dominate this brew, light to bitter hops dominate, alcohol notes are present but not substantial. This brew is definately growing on my taste buds, very nicely done, great body structure. Based on appearances I was expecting something lighter, but the taste is quite reminiscent of a big belgian. Gonna pick up another bottle to celler for a few years and give it a try later. Very well donel, bloody brewers at fullers strike again.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with some hops. A bit alcoholic flavour with hops & caramel.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival in Georgia on 10/18/08. Amber in color. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor was dominated by caramel and malt. Sweet with notes of dark fruit and some slight hop bitterness. Very nice. Probably my favorite of the fesitval.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from regional. Pours a reddish orange, thin tan head.
Aroma has some vodka-like alcohol, overridden by a caramelly malt, a hint of orange rind, marmite, bready maly.
Flavour is somewhat bitter, mainly from alcohol. Some earthy hop, very nice full body. I find a strong orange rind flavour, a hint of spice. Finish is quit bitter, alcoholic, warm.
A subtle beer, with strong flavours.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chestnut/red appearance; no head. Original aroma profile features a predominance of raisin bread and chocolate milk. Thick, syrupy palate. Dominant whiskey-like astringency overwhelms other qualities, but some tight raisin and doughnut nuances show up before the bitter whiskey finish. Interesting stuff.
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Garthicus. Reddish brown pour with a thin off-white head. Very Trappiste Ale like. Vinous, strong malty caramel backbone, redcurrants, booze, earthy, woodchip, slight clove and nutmeg, hints of tangerine peel. Smooth on the palate and full bodied. This is the only Fullerís Vintage Ale I have tried and itís extremely good.
pubbe (493) - HÝjbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden amber with small off-white head. Raisins and spices in the somewhat weak aroma. Has distinctive coppery notes in the flavor. Pretty average finish. Maybe this beer shouldent have left the cellar yet! I guess it tastes better in a year or two.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with creamy, beige head. Caramel and herbs. Heather. Fruit. Raisin. Alcohol in aftertaste.
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in 2007. Copper color. Caramel and oak in aroma. Harsh bitterness. Needs to age.