fiulijn (16424) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Beautiful amber color; still. The aroma is simple. The mouthfeel is strong, with some good sweet malt, a bit oily, but nothing special. A bit warming. Powerful but not impressive.
A bottle is awaiting in the cellar, for better days...
yngwie (15191) - 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 (15009) - 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.
saxo (14705) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, spices and herbs.
Dedollewaitor (14546) - 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!
MiP (14442) - 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.
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Casparís Running Toilet Tasting. Pours amber-red with w foamy, white head. Rich, dark and ripe fruits on the nose, some subtle caramel. Medium sweet flavor, light alcohol notes, cake, fruits, toffee. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish, lightly dulled alcohol edge, modest toffee. Very nice.
TBone (13846) - 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 (13454) - 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.
rlgk (13192) - GŲteborg, 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.