Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Actually my first fullers vintage ale, though the rest of the bottles in the series is within my reach. Poured into my girlfriends "De Ranke" glass. Poured amber/copper with a creamy off white head. Wonderfull aroma of dark malts, caramel, alcohol and quite a bit of hops. Low carbonation & a medium (full bodied) filling smooth body/texture. Overall good balance, not as sweet as expected and a lot more hoppier than expected (Fresh hops). Light warmth from alcohol. Sticky palate. Perhaps a "sipper style of beer", but I could drink this all night! Dope! Cant wait to taste the rest!
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28th February 2008
Rich and sweet malty beer with a trace of Port. Just a few hops in the finish. Smooth and slightly creamy. Nice.
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 cask at Stockholm Beer festival ... Golden copper ... sweet malts litte sharp hop ... sweet complex rich malts ... little toffee and caramel ... melow malts quite sweet....
Bottle at home ... Nice deed copper ... nice aromatic lime hop ... juicy sweet... hop resins ...some caramel ... I cant put my finger on it but its damn tasty ...
Tk2 bottle at home (60154)nov 08 ... copper ... light fruity american hop ... pine... juicy tart and fruity ... little toffee ... orange peel. 3.9
Bottle 60148 (04/10) at home ... hazy ligth copper ... musty toffee fruits ... soft fruits ... blackcurrant ... soft fruit malt ... very mellow ... hint of pine hop 3.7
Well here i go, 2007 Btl 79985 drunk Dec 2012 ...amber ... with a wondefully big rich bubbly off white head ... soft sweet orange and lime... juicy floral tone ... light ovaltine nose ... little cold from the cupboard ... again that oily sweet floral pine and orange ... very juicy ... orange peel ... light ovaltine again ... soft raisins ... even a little plummy 3.9 from me on this one
MiP (13047) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at EBF08. Vinous aroma. Cloudy reddish brown colour. The flavour is actually not that powerful, vinous with some alcohol.
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Bottle, 50cl. Bottle # 18172. A dark golden beer topped by a small, beige head. Alcohol, dried fruits, dark sugar and some honey hints on the nose. The flavor is lightly alcoholic and sugary, with a pleasant bitterness. Warming, full-bodied and nicely carbonated. A bit rough and sugary this one, but quite nice anyway. Rating: 6-3-7-4-13-3.3. 120106
Bottle. A slightly hazy, golden beer topped by a small off-white head. The aroma is a pleasant mix of fruity, peachy hops, port like alcohol notes and maltyness. Thereís some caramel in the flavor, and a nice bitterness, else itís much like the aroma. Full-bodied and warming, with a dry, bitter finish where thereís some roasted like notes. A lovely one. 100115
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Bowl Inn, Charing. Cask had BBE 12/03/2008. Strong alcohol and a bit syrupy. Decent hop on finish but more muted than other vintages Iíve had. Good raisin fruit. Malty/raisin up front, then dry hop on finish. More earthy and less grapefruity than I expected. Still got plenty of hop though. Needs time to mature.
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper brown color, no head. Cellary oaky aroma - not very strong. Alcoholic, fruity, bitterish. Raw, earthy brew, not as sweet as 2006 edition.
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #32497, LDB Middlegate
Golden-amber colour. Bright (actually no trace of residual yeast at the bottom of the bottle either). Thin head. Earthy, mushroomy nose with hints of obscure UK hops and diacetyl. Complex character - earthy, chalky, minerally - is more reminiscent of Yorkshire than London. Caramelly and toffee malts, lots of earth, hops like Typhoo tea and a brawny, woody, alcoholic finish. Damn fine - not as stellar as last yearís but an impressive bottle nonetheless.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Vintage Ale
Appearance: clear dark copper, big frothy off white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with dark caramel sweetness and earthy balance plus a touch of alcohol,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich fruity flavor, caramel sweetness brings out the fruitiness, light earthyness, light tartness, lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
thewolf (10783) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks SÝren.
Had this after 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Pours clear amber with a nice, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma is light fruity, sweet caramel, piney hops and surprisingly flowery and fresh. This one must have been dry-hopped? Medium carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is really wonderful, lots of caramel sweetness, vinious, grassy, some fruitiness. Plant sap and a lovely bitter finish. Holy cow, this is good right now!