BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
( Bottle bottle nummer 117627) Copper pour with some amber wheyís of grain. Nice bitter notes. Some grainy hopes and candied malts. Lots of sweet tops here and there. Pretty cheap price. Hits the palate nicely. A bit strong on the alcohol tip. Might mellow out a bit later on. Because of the low price I might go buy two and rerate in a few years.
GuideDogSaint (672) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home on 21 August 2014. Pours red brown with a thin white head. Aroma of raisins, blackcurrant and mint. Sugar sweet. Very nice.
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. My friend bought me one for Christmas, so we each had one. Poured and looked good. Strong boozy flavor, nearly barleywine like. Maybe this needs some time because it seemed really hot.
zimbo (652) - SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange brown with a decent marmaladely Christmas pudding nose. Slick flat light body with an inappropriate late finniness in the aftertaste. Strong alcohol. Structurally this beer just canít carry this beerís inteneded weight or complexity. At best disappointing.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle #03645 - Pours a nice cloudy orange, very thick off-white head that never left and clung to the glass for itís life. Prunes, plums, raisins, bread, burnt caramel all come out to me in the aroma; sadly, the remnants of a cold are probably costing me the full experience. Lots and lots of alcohol in the flavour, but itís not overwhelming. Balanced nicely amongst all those notes promised in the aroma alongside a heavy dose of malty sweetness. Something astringent hits the tongue but itís pleasant enough. Very enjoyable.
Syzzer (605) - Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good brown-like/ German-style combo (though English). Nice yeasty tone throughout. Light carbonation
scoth (573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy orange-amber with a medium beige head, very fine and lasting lacing. Rich malty aromas with caramel, vanilla, apple, biscuit, and hay. Medium body, smooth, crisp, lightly dry but low-carbonation. Flavors of toffee, biscuit, vanilla, pine, with some earthy notes. Medium-bitter piney finish, almost enough to balance the malt.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with a white head. Light honey and caramel, candeid fruits and biscuits. Didnít try it fresh, but it seems to have aged with grace.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber with a slight tan head. Big malty and caramel nose. Taste was sweet malty and caramel balanced with earthy hops. There were notes of herbal tea and some bitterness. Another strong effort by Fullers.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from regionals (#28720). Pours a redish orange, thin off white head.
Aroma is potent, sweet caramel malt pervades, a spicey character underlies, quite a bit of alcohol in there as well as raisiny fruit.
The flavour is quite sweet - caramel, syrupy texture.
Hops are present, a bit sugary still. Bitterness doesnít quite compensate. There is a slight raisiny fruit which is nice but faint.
Very drinkable, might be better in a year or so.