Beer4000 (4104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber body with a decent off-white head. Mild aroma of caramel malt with a hint of oxidation. Flavor is sweetish caramel malt, some fruit and a bit harsh bitterness, not bad but not as elegant as the other vintages. Medium body and slightly more bitter aftertaste than other vintages.
olio (4821) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013
50 cl bottle. Bottle No. 34018. BBE 12/2011.
Some weird berry notes have appeared on the aroma, not as syrupy sweet as it was fresh. Toffee is the dominant flavor, with caramel and malts. Somewhat rounder taste now. Probably wont improve from this, but Iíll cellar another one for some few years just for curiosityís sake.
Rating for this aged bottle: 7-4-8-4-16.
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090404.
Pours clear dark copper color with a minimal head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel, mild alcohol notes, toffee and sugary syrup. Flavor of ripe fruits, sweet malts, caramel, toffee and resin. Nice warming alcohol burn at the end. Very nicely balanced and tasty brew.
Koelschtrinker (9494) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Herb wŁrziger Antrunk, malzig, leicht nach Schokolade. SŁŖlich wŁrzig, etwas brotig. Hell, etwas zuckrig, erdig. 9/13/12/12/12/12
saxo (12796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is ruby, dark amber. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, caramel, molasses, licorice notes, malt and hops. Nice and sweet finish. Full bodied.
imdownthepub (9167) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 500ml (No. 54004) from Sainsburyís in Banbury. Tawny brown with off white head. There is a heady alcohol aroma to this, quite like Slivovitz Plum Brandy in character. The fruity theme follows into the beer, strong alcohol notes, plum, quite fiery and warming. There is little bitterness, the depth is all alcohol led, still a very decent beer though.
pootzboy (1569) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle, 2nd of the cellared Fulers I pulled this week. Same tawney colored clouded look, small off white cap with fair retention, modest effervescence. Aroma is a fantastic amamlgum of sweet malts, fruits, musty teaty tones and some vanilla undertones. Flavor is pure deight - mellow, rounded fully blended omplexity of malts, hops and yat products - malty, caramel, vanilla, nuts, spice - wonderful - extremely drinkable. wished I put down more of this.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber brew, slight head. Nose is toffee, caramel, grassy and floral hops. Some oxidation but adds something to the flavor - caramel and grass.
madvike (2383) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - This bad boy has been sitting in the cellar for years, then the fridge for the last 6 months--finally got to it. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Nose is fruity and yeasty, with sweet bready malt and tons of honey. Taste is sweet, but not cloying sweet--honey sweet. Lots of mellow breadiness, a touch of nuttiness, and some grape/port notes. Big and full with medium carbonation. Didnít realize this would be as fruity and drinkable as it was, but color me impressed. Makes me wish I would have bought a couple of these!
Juusto (37) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l bottle number: 46437. Golden brown with thick head, hardly any carbonation. Smooth and very nice palate. Aroma is combination of raisins, caramel and syrup. Alcohol surprisingly well hidden.
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 79307. Poured a murky brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma of soft caramel malt and some spice. Medium to full body, flavour of alcohol soaked dark fruit with some orange undertones