Sizzler80 (501) - 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.
GlasgowTAD (474) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is heavy on raisins and figs. Whilst pouring this brew developed a foamy eggshell head which has receded to just a bubbly layer on top of the beer. Taste is spice and raisins with a long warming finish. I felt that this vintage lacks the Orange and citrus characteristics but thatís perhaps what 8 years does to this beer, its a good one nonetheless - especially to sip on a cold evening.
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.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange amber with a thick persistant tan head.Sweet malty aroma with some citric hop notes, caramel. Sweet malty flavour, bitter hops. This could do with a bigger malt base as it feels kind of thin. Maybe some cellar time will help.
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!