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Fullerís Vintage Ale 2006

Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Floor malted Optic malt; Fuggles and Super Styrian hops.
Edition of 100,000
This full-bodied vintage is brewed with Fuggles and Super Styrian hops that create a tapestry of rich, spicy flavours. Orange, citrus and fruitcake notes are all present, and are balanced well with the biscuity, creamy malt flavours leaving a soft and warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6772) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours cloudy amber with an attractive beige head and a wonderful toffee aroma. The flavor is bread, caramel and electric hops with initial sweetness that fades to bitter. This is a lovely ale that is both flavorful and warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Aroma is sweet malts caramel, toffee, slight vine. Appearance is reddish darkish brownish. Taste is sweet and sticky, follows the nose in a fulfilling way. Palate is lingering and not hot. happy to have gotten my hands on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle no. 01604 at home 28/7/14. Pours dark red brown with a white head. Aroma of raisins. Sweetish finish, can feel the alcohol. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2006
The Fullerís Vintage Ale release is one I await with annual anticipation. The fact that such an awesome brew is obtainable in the beer hell that is Ontario is almost a miracle. This one is liquid mahogony/tan leather capped with billowing beige froth, leaving spiderweb-lace. Itís very aromatic in the way you would expect a scotch to be. Thereís a hint of iodine at first, followed by heavy crystalized malts/burnt sugars/butterscotch and this is all wrapped up in a sipcy, floral, hoppy blanket. Sound complex? It is.the flavours are awash with full on deep rooted english malts (sweet caramel, brown sugar/butter) lots of spiced up hops here with a dash of whisky (wood, iodine). Lingering malt based finish, very warming and spicy. The complexity will leave you breathless. Keep this one away from the kiddies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2006
Bronze and clear. Slightly fruity witj no carbonation and left no lacing. Very mellow, just like drinking a well rounded Sherry.The alchohol doesnít take over as it often does with beers of this strength. A lovely Christmas gift to myself!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Bright copper color with a taller bigger bubbled head. Nice tatting of lace. Floor malt, yeast, mace, white pepper, with a touch of alcohol and oak. Heavy malt and spice flavors. The spice is there partially from the alcohol influence, but also from the hops. A hearty licorice linger. This seems stronger than the past vintages, albeit some time since I have had one. Toffee seems to ooze out as this one warms. There are times this one seems too strong, but then I set back and think, Ok this is an English strong, it is supposed to be. Iíll be getting some more of this to set on. This should mellow nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - APR 21, 2007
Pours an amber orange colour, with a thin foamy head. Aroma of malts, amd apple pie, with notes of brown sugar and dried fruits. Strong malt flavors of caramel with lighter notes of apple pie, and a warm alchohol finish wich is a little strong but surprisingly enjoyable. Palat is full bodied with good carbonation. A pretty good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 13, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Bottled 0,50L. Amber/reddush burnt color with dark brown reflexs. Resistant and bulky head. Optimal English aspect. Aged and alcoholic aroma with must notes, torrefy malt, withered grape and caramel. Powerful and wrapping taste, not much prickly and with decided alcoholic and sweetush notes. Overbearing bitter only on the end where it gives off notes of caramel and filled with smoke wood.
Thanks to mabjork for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2007
The aroma is equal parts pumpernickel, dry figs, fruit cake, bread a suggestion of treacle and a teasing alcohol that, like a tight t-shirt on a buxom gal demands you notice it. Very nice aroma here that reminds me (like the other vintages) of a Christmas beer. The body is a dark orange/brown and holds a diminishing tan head. Spicy fore has hints of black pepper, treacle, rum soaked raisins, caramel, rye and fruit cake. Finish is lightly sweet and spicy. Fullers deserves a lot of credit for the vintage line. It is consistently very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5697) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle No. 90142 - purchased at Liquor Loft, Tallahassee, Fl. - 500 ml bottle packaged nicely in an individual box. Dark copper pour with a silky off-white head that leaves a thin coat of lacing. Rich aroma with hints of raisins, chocolate and a wee bit of alcohol. Enticng, rich flavor has hints of toffee, caramel, prunes, with hints of chocolate. Nice alcohol burn as it goes down. Silky, creamy mouthfeel. Wish I had the patience to age something like this - would definitely improve with age - not that it need it though. Excellent. Good beverage to while away the evening watching college football.

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