davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: amber mahogany color. Medium head and beige color.
Aroma: intensive smells of candy malty and toasty grains; notes reminiscences of toffee, vanilla, wood, nutty and other dry-fruits. Ripe-fruitiness smells similar to red apple, peaches, apricots, and red raisins. Nose with sponge cake, nutmeg and cinnamon notes. Complex and nice.
Flavor: candy and toasty malts, sweet start and very nutty. Progress with reminiscences of cinnamon, vanilla, toffee, alfajor and truffle. Dry-fruit taste like almonds and nuts; too ripe fruity like stone peaches, peel red apple, some banana, plums, raisins and candy oranges. Warming, notes of whisky and old rum. Slightly hoppy finish, with floral touch. Malty and nutty aftertastes.
Palate: medium body with silky texture. Low carbonation.
Complex, nice and good balanced. Exquisite!
I stored other bottle for tasting in the 2010.
larsniclas (5199) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at SBWF.
Amber with a small, beige head.. Malty and yeasty with a lot of sweet, dried fruits and resin. Still a bit thin and unmatured.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very clear for a bottle conditioned ale straight off the truck. I love how British bottles cause the pour to gulp for air and break a head on the beer. Spicy hop, toasted malt and light caramel aroma. Clean, fruity, mild toffee and madeira flavors with spicy and sticky hops contributing some citrus rind notes. Excellent finishing bitterness. Still a tiny bit hot but in 6 months Iíd wager this ale would be tame enough. I will revisit then.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Cask @ St. Albans BF. Amber with a thin off white film. Nose of barley, wheat and malt. Butterscotch, hop and orange in the taste with a little cocoa. Maybe needs a bit of age, judging by the other rates from the fest, but I still enjoyed it. Considering the number of Fullerís pubs around town, itís a shame they donít put their decent beers in them.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Clear, deep copper with a medium, firm and quite lasting head and some lace. Nutty-woody-hoppy aroma, not unlike a typical bitter, with some fruity toffee-maltiness. Quite strongly woody-hoppy, bitter flavor with good amount of sweet-toffeeish maltiness, some fermented strawberries, and a dry, slightly ashy finish. Hides the alcohol pretty well. Medium to full-bodied, quite carbonated palate with some alcohol burn in the lips. Not that bad now, but definitely needs to mature to better blend the flavors. Smoother when it reaches room temperature.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish color with a light head. Aroma has some dark fruit, burnt caramel, and a light hop scent. Flavor is a tad abrasive right now - dark fruit with alcohol and syrupy/sugar sweetness. Hop presence is high right now. Not terrible, but way, way too young.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@St. Albans BF. Very sweet, with lots of toffee apple characters and dark fruit. Some orangey hop sappyness towards the end, with noticable alcohol. Perhaps it is too young or something, but i struggled to enjoy this.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely will benefit from some time, but all of the elements that make these great are there- lovely malt character, just a bit hot right now.
Panzerfaust (558) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - OCT 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy sparkling ruby/copper red color. Medium off-white head that diminishes quickly and leaves a small lacing.
Aroma is strong and diverse. There is a heavy malty backbone and superficial hoppy tones. I discern notes of ash, butterscotch and caramel from the malts. With these I get herbal, slight piney traces from the hops and overripe fruits with alcoholic nuances too.
Flavor is powerful, very sweet with a burning sensation. There are notes of caramelized apples, overripe peaches and mellons, brandy, whisky and nutty liquors. The finish has a blend of alcohol and hops. Extreme... maybe a little too fresh.
Body is huge, full mouthfeel. Barley wine-like, syrupy texture. Carbonation is very low. Finish is alcoholic. Nutty aftertaste. It has definitely to mellow with some aging but in this state itís a pretty good beer.
Thanks to <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-39680.htm&g for sharing this marvel.
rlgk (8508) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Cask. Golden/amber color, small head. Yeasty, malty fruity aroma with raisins and some figs. Vinous malty flavor, raisins, sweet fruitsd and some bitter notes. Good beer and this will of course improve with time.