Johnsense (1322) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky caramel coloured pour, fast disappearing head. Still a bit of booze in the aroma and taste, and a very slight metallic quality. Still, lots of dried dark fruit, raisin, plum, caramel. Was good but the 2007 at the same tasting was a step above. Will gladly come back to this one in a year or so.
larsga (7242) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear deep dark red body with lazy
carbonation. Linoleum and old books aroma with orange marmalade
notes. Sweet-dryish dried fruit and caramel taste with honey and
spicy linoleum notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, smooth mouthfeel
with slight heat. Dryish honey and dried fruit aftertaste with
old books, spice, and port notes. Lingering old books and port
flavour with buttery notes. Very harmonic, scarily drinkable,
and just very, very good. (0.5l bottle from ... I forget where.
Wife loved the aroma, but hated the taste.)
andrepintado (2673) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle thanks to Scopey! Color is dark copper, head is thin to medium. Body is very smooth. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Aroma is orange, alcohol, liquor, caramel, cinnamon.
anthony850 (463) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich fruity taste very smooth and creamy . Aged for five years.
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Fin (9457) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased from the brewery website & consumed at Merton Beer Festival Meeting next door at Nick & Annaís (next door) Tuesday 3rd December 2005 Pours amber its a little hazy with an off- white head. Fruity and nutty on the nose, little bit of tea, sweetness clings, some sweet overipe tangerine, thick in the mouth, slight late fruity twang. I like this, touch chewy, good. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9
PokeyKahn (2) - - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Get this if you see it. Not cheap but worth a go. Smooth and delicious. Nuf said.
KnutAlbert (6665) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From my cellar, autumn 2013.
Glowing ruby. Malty sweet. Soft, no edges. Nuts, malt, the well known Fullerís charater. Over the top.
SilkTork (5537) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Feb 2012 Chris Oís Fullers/Gales Tasting. Sweet. Toffee. Too sweet. A bit dull, but still drinkable. Iím starting to struggle here as we get to the end of these fairly strong beers.
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, RBAG 2013. Bottle 81828. Orange pour, small lasting white head. Nose has tofee and oranges. Caramel malts in the mouth, light fruitiness and orangey hop notes. Smooth and pretty mellow with some light alcohol notes near the end. Decent.
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Sid for sharing this at RBAG 2013, from the verticel 2005-2008, brown copper pour, smell is rasins, carmel, a bit of sweetness, taste is Exceptionally smooth and well delivered.