YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: lets see...raisins, prunes, figs, cognac, Armagnac, rich rich malt, butter, caramel, brown suger, molasses, some toasted bread, a bit chocolate milk, cardamon, slight saltiness, wet wood, weak cherry heering, extreamely complex and rich, great sipping beer.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by egajdzis. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a small white head. Aroma is malts, caramel, nuts, some hops, floral notes and yeast. flavor is somewhat sweet, malty, some toffee and some citrus hops. I am glad I finally tried one of these!
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
AROMA: Smelled of butterscotch, with a hint of malt.
APPEARANCE: The bottle said to pour carefully (since it was bottle aged and contained sediment) therefore the beer poured with no head and was a cloudy light copper color.
FLAVOR: This was my favorite part. It was butterscotch, biscuit like malt and alcohol in a very tasty combination. I normally like the alcohol hidden, however in this beer it added another dimension to it.
PALATE: This was a chewy beer, with ample carbonation due to the slow pour and a delicious finish of sweet butterscotch and alcohol.
OVERALL: I loved this beer! This was the first Vintage Ale from Fullers that Iíve had, however it will not be the last. An absolute masterpiece in beer brewing history!
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle # 24635. Clear deep amber with fine tan head. Wood, hops, spice and caramel. Lackís a bit balance, but it will come with age! Still young!
Zwiebel88 (424) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Braun, amber. Nase: Wahnsinn. LikŲr, tonnenschwere getrocknete Rosinen, Datteln, NŁsse, Karamell. Am Gaumen LikŲr, FrŁchtge, Datteln, Walnusshaut, dunkler Zucker. Cremig, sŁŖlich, leicht alkoholisch. Wahnsinn.
daniel0017 (398) - Yukon, CANADA - JAN 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle# 55484: Coppertone body with rich, frothy tan head of two fingers, leaving behind intricate lacing patterns. Floral malt and hops to the nose. The Styrian hops made a big impression here. Flavors of caramels, vanilla, coffee, cream, whiskey and subtle coppery aftertaste came through like a coarse symphony... Mouthfeel was rather astringent, especially after warming up a few degrees. The alcohol presence made no pretense at being hidden either, leaving me with the impression that I had sipped scotch instead of beer. Donít get me wrong this beer is truly AMAZING. Rich and delicious, complex yet simple. I would be willing to bet that leaving this beer in the cellar for a year or two would have brought the rating up a smidge. Thatís why Iím buying another bottle and putting my theory to the test!
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with very little head. Very nice reddish-brown color. Aroma is a very fulfilling mixture of English malts, Fuggles hops, and sherry notes. Lots of Caramel/Crystal malt aromas. Possibly some peatiness or smokiness in there too. A very complex concoction of smells. Unfortunately, that was where it ended for me. Tastes surprisingly thin and un-complex for being 8.5% alcohol and 2 1/2 years old. Improves somewhat as it warms up.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted with and on behalf of Donfardz64 and Demise :) ....
On the nose: A caramel malt dominates. Some herb notes, crisp apple with other simple fruit. Floral notes, some yeast.
Flavours: Much less sweet than a 2008. A little more complexity in the bitterness. Not just alcohol, but possibly some hops. Still kind of cloying and hard to drink .
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 500ml bottle, #53966 - pours a deep copper colour with a two-finger bone white head. Aroma is of flowery, fruity hops, balanced by smooth caramel malts. Sweet and a little bit woody. Smells great! The mouthfeel on this is also awesome - very creamy. Flavour is quite hoppy, a bit nutty, and nicely rounded malts. The alcohol is a bit present, but otherwise well hidden and I think this will improve as the beer ages, as it is quite young right now. Good bitterness in the finish, and the flavour stays in the mouth a long time. A very good ale that Iím sure will only improve as it ages - Iím glad I bought a few of these to cellar. I will revisit this review in the future.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a light red brown, i smell mostly molasses, the flavor has a subtle malt flavor full of molasses. this is my first vintage ale and iím very impresses with it, i canít wait to get my hands on some of the other ones.